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Notable and New Toys by Category

If you're ready to order for the holiday season, or if you're just getting ready to think about it, click on the categories to find the hundreds of toys TDmonthly Magazine has uploaded since last month....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY MUST READS

This Issue's Highlights

No leisure? Get the gist with these story summaries, and then click the links to read on...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS

TDmonthly's Toy Videos

If a picture's worth 1,000 words, a video's worth volumes. Use TDmonthly's Toy Videos to get a better look (and listen) at some of the latest toys on the market....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY PREVIEW - Part I

Kids Get Buzzed for Christmas

What kid doesn't want to be grown up ... yesterday? These new electronics let them call friends, form a rock band, groove to tunes ... and still play like little kids. ...READ MORE











CONSTRUCTION

Stix and Bonz Make for Piece-ful Building

It’s always time to build, so specialty toy-store owners are on the lookout for new construction sets...READ MORE


ACTIVITY KITS AND PLAYSETS

Kids Take Culture "To Go"

Straight to the moon! Or the rodeo. Kids travel the universe, using playsets that emphasize the world outside their doors....READ MORE


LICENSED PRODUCTS

Marvel-ous Heroes Conquer Toy World

Characters new and old still drum up business in some parts, and manufacturers keep tuning in to toons and film stars to determine their next licensed steps....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK

Retailer Spotlight: Fundamentally Toys

Toy-store owner Debbie Scholl of Fundamentally Toys in Houston had prior experience in buying and financial planning for a department store and even managed a specialty store....READ MORE






TDMONTHLY TOY ROUNDTABLES

Baby Roundtable: Race to the Rescue in Shades

This month the Infant/Toddler Roundtable participants evaluated Frubi Sunglasses from Frubi Shades, the Ernie Fire Engine by WOW, and WOW’s Harry Copter Animal Rescue...READ MORE






TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS

TDmonthly's Psychologist Mom

Dr. Wright doesn't just look at toys; she analyzes them. This month, she has a blast with beads and shares her views on a symmetrical chess game and a zip-up play mat...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Tinker Minds Builds Big

Dick Liou and the folks at Tinker Minds Inc. know that kids love to build, and their goal is to give them the perfect materials to create the fort — or boat, plane, train or canoe — of their dreams....READ MORE







TDMONTHLY COOL COMPANY

Überstix Builds Creativity Around the Globe

Most toy manufacturers want their toys to do better than the competition, but Dane Scarborough, founder, CEO and president of Überstix, is not your typical business owner....READ MORE





TDMONTHLY BRASS RING

Out of the Box Makes Its Own Rules

Word games, board games, dice games, card games. Party games, skill games, family games … Out of the Box Games makes every type of game imaginable....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Hollywood ToyBoy: Make Hollywood Obsolete

The sheep are running scared. It's Hollywood, so what's new?...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Licensed Toys

Most specialty retailers don't carry licensed toys, but which select few do some of them allow?...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

Good Co./Bad Co.

Specialty retailers from across the United States have contacted TDmonthly Magazine and ToyDirectory via emails, comments and the Forums about their troubles with Ganz...READ MORE






IN MEMORIAM

Trish Garlock

There are a lot of sad children in La Grange, Ky., this spring...READ MORE





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TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS
Notable and New Toys by Category  This Issue's Highlights  TDmonthly's Toy Videos  Kids Get Buzzed for Christmas  Stix and Bonz Make for Piece-ful Building  Kids Take Culture "To Go"  Marvel-ous Heroes Conquer Toy World  Retailer Spotlight: Fundamentally Toys  Baby Roundtable:  Race to the Rescue in Shades  TDmonthly's Psychologist Mom  Tinker Minds Builds Big  Überstix Builds Creativity Around the Globe  Out of the Box Makes Its Own Rules  Hollywood ToyBoy: Make Hollywood Obsolete  TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Licensed Toys  Good Co./Bad Co.  Trish Garlock 

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