This month's magazine - which comes with two different Thomas & Friends covers - includes an exclusive industry roundtable, with execs from Mattel, Tomy, VTech, Vivid, Mega Brands and Rainbow Designs giving their views on 2011 so far, hopes for the future, the retail landscape, emerging trends, marketing and more.
We take a look at the key children's TV channels to help you be sure that your ads are in the right place, at the right time and hitting the right audience, while we also offer a guide for independent toy retailers on how to enter the BTHA Toy Retailer Awards 2011.
In addition, our expanded licensing section sees Entertainment One's Andrew Carley and Jennifer Lawlor from Zodiak Rights quiz each other on everything from pre-school success to social media and alternative careers, while we also find out how the new chief of Nickelodeon Consumer products - Mark Kingston - has made his mark.
All this, plus supplier focuses on Schleich and Marbel, sector guides on wooden and electronic toys, plus exclusive market data from NPD and research from Dubit.
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