Monday, December 30th, 2013
Did your kid get a ride-on toy for Christmas? They are top of mind over here because (spoiler alert) we’re building bikes for a page in our May issue of Parents. Also, I’ve talked to plenty of parents over the last few days who said that putting together their child’s new vehicle on Christmas Eve was a…um…challenge! You have to have some time and patience (and usually a love of Allen Wrenches) when building.
But I do love the ride-ons; Radio Flyer’s new Ziggle is one of our Best Toys of 2013. And I got some fun news this morning: Radio Flyer is searching for the next great ride-on toy idea. The contest is open to anyone who has a concept for a ride-on toy that hasn’t been seen before. You have between now and Monday, January 6th to enter your idea securely through the Edison Nation site. If Radio Flyer loves your idea, they may license it and make the toy (and you can change your name to Santa Claus). Goody luck!
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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
On the heels of last year’s cool build-a-wagon program, Radio Flyer announced a build-a-trike program this month. You can make their classic red trike as simple or as tricked-out as you want, adding on extras such as a stereo for your MP3 player ($20), a canopy ($10), a personalized nameplate ($10), and more.
Chose from a red or pink base. The starting price of the trike ($75) includes a parent-steering handle, which you can use with your baby 9 months or older until he can peddle on his own. If you’re customizing for a baby or young toddler, I’d recommend adding the seatbelt ($10) and wrap-around tray ($15). Then the trike becomes your supercool stroller substitute! If you go crazy and choose all the add-ons, you can spend as much as $215.
The folks at Radio Flyer are a fun bunch; watch them on YouTube doing the Harlem Shake at their headquarters to get a sense of their spirit! We’re happy to announce that they’ll give one winner a voucher to customize a trike of their own; all you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment below between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, March 20th. You can leave up to one comment a day and we’ll randomly pick the winner. Here’s where you can read all the official rules. Goody luck!
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