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February 25, 2021

TDmonthly Magazine

July 2006 | Vol. V - No. 7


This Issue's Highlights

Make Sure to Read These Top Tales

By Vanessa VanderZanden
July 2006

This month, TDmonthly Magazine takes a look at candy, dolls, die-cast and toy innovation. We think the following articles are especially worthy. Have a look for yourself at these highlights:

Candy Can Spruce Up Sales

Though toys, candy and kids would seem a common combination, many toy store retailers that spoke with TDmonthly said they steer clear of sweets. Yet, those that carried confections raved of easy sales. TDmonthly found out why. (Click here to read the full story.)

Dolls and Action Figures Unite

Finally, doll store owners have figured out how to bring boys into their shops. They are carrying the kinds of dolls that boys want to play with without demolishing the specialty vibe their stores have to offer. The solution? Custom-built action figures. (Click here to read the full story.)

Die-Cast Specialists Rave About Favs

TDmonthly Magazine talked with die-cast experts to discover what’s hot, what’s not and what’s just scrap metal. Jada, Shelby Collectibles and Auto Art are just a few top names that continue to garner high-octane sales. (Click here to read the full story.)

What It Takes to Make a Toy

Having a good toy design is the first step in creating a successful toy. But how do inventors know when they've got a winner? Nine entrepreneurs shared with TDmonthly Magazine their process of moving from dream to product. (Click here to read the full story.)







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