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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
TDmonthly's January Staff Picks  TDmonthly's January Staff Picks

When restocking shelves, be sure to check out these new or unusual companies and products, picked by TDmonthly Magazine staff for specialty stores...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS
January Toy Videos  January Toy Videos

Old slumber-party games, such as Truth or Dare and fortune telling, have cropped up in vendable forms for 2008...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY 2008 TOY FAIR PREVIEW
Tips for Toy Fair 2008 - VIDEO!  Tips for Toy Fair 2008 - VIDEO!

This brief video will help you weather whatever storms Toy Fair 2008 — and New York in February — may send your way...READ MORE

TDMONTHLY TOY FAIR DOCUMENTARY
TOY FRENZY! Only the Fun Survive  TOY FRENZY! Only the Fun Survive

Toys may be fun, but they don’t always start out that way...READ MORE

TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK
Retailing Tips: Is “Hot” Too Hot for You?  Retailing Tips: Is “Hot” Too Hot for You?

Specialty toy stores aren’t the traditional place to find the “hot” toys seen in TV commercials and plastered throughout holiday advertisements, but every once in awhile, a toy will steam up in even the most sedate mom-and-pop store (anyone heard of Webkinz?)...READ MORE



TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS
Top-10 Best-Selling Holiday Toys for Boys  Top-10 Best-Selling Holiday Toys for Boys

What boys’ toys took off like a rocket during the 2007 holidays? According to 27 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly Magazine from Dec. 26 to 28, planes and rockets...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TRENDS
Halloween: Tattoos for "Boos"  Halloween: Tattoos for "Boos"

It's one thing to wear a Frankenstein mask, but how much better to flaunt fake scars over real kid skin...READ MORE



TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS
TDmonthly's Psychologist Mom  TDmonthly's Psychologist Mom

Dr. Wright doesn’t just look at toys; she analyzes them. In and out of the box, she scrutinizes them for playability, appropriateness and educational value. The latter quality is especially important to this psychologist/mother, who also homeschools her three youngest children....READ MORE



INNOVATIONS OF 2008
Gourmet Toys Make Kids Think About Food  Gourmet Toys Make Kids Think About Food

Kids who shovel food in their mouths can be literal about it with a utensil set from Constructive Eating...READ MORE








TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ
Animalations Makes Reading Sing  Animalations Makes Reading Sing

It was a do-it-yourself approach that launched Animalations publishing house in fall 2005. When Author and Owner Patricia Derrick discovered that “book companies want you only if everyone does,” she made the decision to self-publish, she told TDmonthly Magazine....READ MORE
TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES
Toy Sleuth: Partying With Plumbers  Toy Sleuth: Partying With Plumbers

Super Mario Brothers? Yup. That little animated plumber just keeps on chuggin’. Mario’s everywhere. So without further ado, TDmonthly Magazine’s January Toy Sleuth looks at the wide world of new Mario toys....READ MORE




TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER
These Bills Affect Toy Safety  These Bills Affect Toy Safety

The following 2007 and 2008 Congressional bills relating to toy safety are listed in order of introduction, from the most recent. They are accompanied by a brief summary...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS
Notable and New Toys by Category  Notable and New Toys by Category

Stock up those bare shelves with the hundreds of new toys TDmonthly uploaded since last month...READ MORE
TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES
TDmonthly Goes to Toy Fair 2008  TDmonthly Goes to Toy Fair 2008

TDmonthly Magazine's video and editorial crews are setting out for Toy Fair for the third year in a row...READ MORE

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