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November Staff Picks

From colorful paper constructions to useful items for babies and toddlers, the products in TDmonthly Magazine's Staff Picks this month offer fun ways to decorate, educate and play...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY TOY VIDEOS

Watch Before You Buy

You've heard about SpinMaster's Bakugan Battle Brawlers, but are they right for your store? Now you can see for yourself. TDmonthly's videos let you try out toys without meeting a rep or boarding a plane...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TRADE SHOW WRAP-UP

Fall Toy Preview: Vendors Keep Up Despite Challenging Year

Compared with last year’s attendance, the Toy Industry Association’s Fall Toy Preview, Oct. 14-17 in Dallas, Texas, held steady with 280 exhibitors....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY - GET READY TO ORDER!

Don't Miss These Holiday Discounts!

Whether you're still holding out for great holiday deals or need to replenish stock that's flown out the door thanks to early shoppers, don't miss out on these specials...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY SHOP TALK

Retailer Spotlight: Where’d You Get That!?

For Michele Gietz, owning a toy store with her husband Ken was the realization of a lifelong dream. “From the time I was very young, I said someday I’d own a toy store,”...READ MORE








TDMONTHLY TOP-10 MOST-WANTED LISTS

TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Toys for Tweens

When asked about sales of items for tweens, between ages 8 and 12, 51 specialty retailers lauded craft kits as tops, particularly from Creativity for Kids, Alex and Klutz...READ MORE





TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY TOYS ROUNDUP

Place Your Last-Minute Orders Here

Several specialty toy-store owners have told TDmonthly Magazine that they are ordering later than usual this holiday season, owing to the uncertain economic climate...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY REVIEWS

Questions Bring Families Closer, Reviewers Say

TDmonthly Magazine’s Grade School Roundtable participants raved about their experiences with The Box Girls’ Family Dinner Box of Questions, a simple game of asking and answering questions that brought the families closer....READ MORE







TDMONTHLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Holiday Gift Guide: Teach Kids to Choose Quality

Intense marketing or fancy packaging can make a toy seem better than it really is, and sometimes, perception complicates the task of selecting safe, quality toys for children — or helping them pick the right one!...READ MORE






TDMONTHLY TOY FAIR PREVIEW

Conquer Toy Fair 2009!

Don't leave the most important U.S. toy show of the year to chance...READ MORE


TDMONTHLY TOY BUZZ

Karito Kids Provide Health and Homes for Children

KidsGive makes dolls and books that represent girls and cultures around the world. It’s also a children’s charity and the result of a vision shared by Co-founders Laura Rangel, president, and her friend Lisa Steen Proctor, COO....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY POPULAR STORIES

Hollywood ToyBoy: No Downturn for Toys

“I don’t care if the economy’s in the crapper!” I screamed into my phone, my no-news-is-good-news accountant to the stars (and me) on the other end of the line...READ MORE







TDMONTHLY MANUFACTURER'S CORNER

Event Marketing Guru’s Corner: How to Handle Objections

One of the most overlooked and under-valued areas of professional selling is the mastery of addressing and effectively handling the real reason sales do not occur....READ MORE


TDMONTHLY NEW TOYS

Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only

See all the new Specialty Toys we've uploaded in the last month to make your ordering easier...READ MORE




TDMONTHLY UPCOMING ISSUES

Find More Positive Toys in TDmonthly's Report

Kathy Mabry of The Village Toy Shop in North Easton, Mass., recently told us how TDmonthly Magazine's 2008 Specialty Toys Report, "Positive Toys for a Promising Future," benefited her business...READ MORE








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TDMONTHLY MUST READS
November Staff Picks  Watch Before You Buy  Fall Toy Preview: Vendors Keep Up Despite Challenging Year  Don't Miss These Holiday Discounts!  Retailer Spotlight: Where’d You Get That!?  TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Toys for Tweens  Place Your Last-Minute Orders Here  Questions Bring Families Closer, Reviewers Say  Holiday Gift Guide: Teach Kids to Choose Quality  Conquer Toy Fair 2009!  Karito Kids Provide Health and Homes for Children  Hollywood ToyBoy: No Downturn for Toys  Event Marketing Guru’s Corner: How to Handle Objections  Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only  Find More Positive Toys in TDmonthly's Report 

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Co-op Action RPG DARK ALLIANCE; New Gameplay Trailer Revealed

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Glo Pals Is Introducing Sesame Street Characters Light-up Toys

4/2/2021

MINISO Mexico Launches Limited Edition Xico Crossover Collection

4/2/2021

LOL Surprise™ Is Bringing Dancing, Fierce Fashions And Dolls To Roblox

4/2/2021

Mattel to Develop Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots Live-Action Movie -- Universal Pictures

4/19/2021

Mattel First-of-its-Kind, CarbonNeutral® Matchbox® Tesla Die-cast Vehicle Made from 99% Recycled

4/19/2021

Hasbro Partners With Roblox to Bring Roblox Immersive Digital Worlds to Life

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American Girl Celebrates 35 Years of Making Herstory and Empowering Girls

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The NPD Group: First Quarter 2021 U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Game Products Increased 30%

5/4/2021

The Moose Imagination Tree opens at Monash Children’s Hospital

5/4/2021

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