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Article Archive: Vehicles - Riding

Supplier of the Month: Peg Perego
Ride a Barbie Jeep...to College? Why not?!
It turns out the pink Barbie Jeep isn't only coveted by preschoolers...

9/1/2015



The WalkCar is like a magic carpet that fits in your laptop bag
Forget the bulky Segway - could the next big innovation in mobility be the WalkCar?...

8/1/2015



Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-On Toys
With additional reporting by Chris Lundy and Brenda RuggieroWarm weather is finally here, and it's time for kids to get outside and get moving!We asked specialty retailers to share with us their best-selling ride-on toys. Check out the most popular below and see which would be a good fit for...

4/1/2015



Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-On Toys
With warmer weather right around the corner, ride-on toys are a great option for your customers...

4/1/2014



Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-On Toys
The Plasmacar from PLASMART was still driving big sales when TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers about their best selling ride-on toys in a March 2013 survey...

4/1/2013



April Staff Picks
This month's "Staff Picks" focuses on outdoor toys, now that warmer weather is making its way across the country. But, for those rainy Spring days, we've also included a couple of unique toys that will entertain indoors...

4/1/2013



14 Summer Toys for Sunny Days
The sun is shining, children are home from school, and your frazzled customers are looking for things to do outside with kids — anything to keep them entertained and occupied...

6/1/2012



Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-on Toys
For the second year in a row, Plasma Car by PLASMART INC. raced ahead of the competition in this month's Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-on Toys list...

4/1/2012



Watch Toy Videos of the Day (8/16/10 - 8/20/10)
We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products...

8/1/2010



Top-10 Most-Wanted Gifts for Boys
In June 2010, TDmonthly Magazine asked 40 retailers to name their top-selling gifts for boys ages 4 to 12...

8/1/2010



Holiday Preview: Sporting Goods & Outdoor Toys
Saturnian 1 Sport and Monkey Business Sports will give kids workouts large and small with soccer this holiday season, while Can You Imagine makes a big boom with its new rocket. See more of TDmonthly’s Holiday Preview of Sporting Goods and Outdoor Toys in the list below.For products that interest...

6/1/2010



My Best Sellers: Jillie Beans Toys & More
At Jillie Beans Toys & More in Westminster, Colo., a knowledgeable staff is ready to help choose the perfect item for every taste. Owner Valerie Elsea told TDmonthly what 10 products customers have been taking home...

5/1/2010



Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-on Toys
The PlasmaCar by PlaSmart is the clear favorite in TDmonthly Magazine’s list of the top-10 best-selling ride-on toys for the third year in a row. No surprise there...

4/1/2010



TDmonthly Goes Inside ... Star Toys, Los Angeles
Leonard Lieberman may be 72 years old, but that doesn’t keep him from flipping his (R/C) car on its back whenever he can...

12/1/2009



Ride-ons, Sporting Goods & Outdoor Fun
Go back to main article: "Award-Winning Toys for a Hassle-Free Holiday"...

12/1/2009



TDmonthly's Fall 2009 Top Seller Award Winners
See the complete list of TDmonthly Magazine's Fall 2009 award winners...

9/1/2009



Binkley & Hurst Takes a Ride With Berg Toys
Conceived more than 20 years ago by a Dutch boy who longed to own a go-cart, Berg Toys has grown into a worldwide market leader in the manufacture of outdoor toys...

7/1/2009



Holiday Preview - Ride-on Toys
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7/1/2009



Retailer Spotlight: Child’s Play and Green Frog Toys
In January 1982, Patricia Fiedler saw a need for a new variety of store in her hometown and decided to act on the opportunity...

5/1/2009



My Best Sellers: Green Frog Toys
An atmosphere of friendliness and fun is a key element of business at Green Frog Toys in Portland, Ore...

5/1/2009



In This Issue
The trade show circuit continued into March, and TDmonthly Magazine hit the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., to capture dozens of new toys on video at the Western States Toy & Hobby Show...

4/1/2009



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-On Toys
Whether it's toddlers just learning to make full use of their growing legs, or adolescents racing their friends around the park, riding toys in a variety of shapes and sizes can provide hours of healthy, active entertainment indoors and outdoors...

4/1/2009



Balance Bikes: A Comparison of Styles and Sales
When it comes to parents picking bikes for their kids and manufacturers specifying which design is best, there are some strong opinions out there. And the latest bike innovation to make its way to the U.S. — the balance bike — is no exception...

4/1/2009



Riding Toys Evolve With New Style and Design
On a typical sunny day, you can see Hailey and C.J. Farrant, 3 years old and 23 months, riding their Fisher-Price Power Wheels in the backyard of their Beachwood, N.J., home...

4/1/2009



Regional Reports: What’s Selling … And Where
Best sellers in the New England region are a who's who of well-known toys, with Thomas the Tank Engine, Playmobil and Sticky Mosaics from the Orb Factory among the names given...

4/1/2009



Unscooter Yields Great Workout, Incites Envy
I was very excited to try out the new and bigger Slider since I'd had the pleasure of trying out the smaller version earlier. My coworkers and I were meeting for Happy Hour after work and since my car was out of the way to drop off the unit, so I decided to Unscoot myself to the bar...

4/1/2009



Watch Outdoor, Sporty Playthings on Video
Balance bikes gained speed at Toy Fair 2009...

4/1/2009



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Toys: February 2009
This month, the story is much the same with best-selling specialty toys. In short, PlaSmart's PlasmaCar is still on the list (joined by the EzyRoller), Legos are still making their mark in the construction category after decades of success...

2/1/2009



Get a Glimpse of 2009
In TDmonthly Magazine's November issue, check out the latest innovations from mass-market (and some specialty) manufacturers, see which big trends may be coming your way...

9/1/2008



Retailer Spotlight: The Lollipop Shop
Some people, like Jeff Gurley, are able to turn life’s misfortunes into blessings. He took the loss of his job with a dot-com company in 2000 and turned it into a fun (and tasty) adventure, TDmonthly Magazine learned...

7/1/2008



My Best Sellers: The Lollipop Shop
At the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., Owners Jeff and Candy Gurley believe that candy and toys appeal to all demographics...

7/1/2008



TDmonthly’s Top-10 Most-Wanted Ride-Ons
Plasmart’s Plasma Car continues to ride the popularity wave in specialty stores. Over 28 percent of retailers singled out the Plasma Car as their absolute best-selling ride-on toy...

4/1/2008



Easy Ride-ons
Little ones with a restless spirit can tool the sidewalks on their very own Vespa...

7/1/2007



Retailer Spotlight: Gramps' Garage
Laid off by Digital Equipment Corporation about a year apart, Garrett (Gary) Pillivant and his wife, Alice, experienced unexpected events that led to their becoming Power Wheels specialists, the couple told TDmonthly Magazine...

5/1/2007



Kids Scoot on Bugs and Turtle Shells
Although classic ride-on toys and wagons from big companies such as Radio Flyer are selling well, 49 specialty retailers also told TDmonthly Magazine that newer ride-on toys are picking up speed...

4/1/2007



TDmonthly's Top-10 Most-Wanted Sleds, Wagons & Trikes
According to 38 specialty toy retailers, Plasmart’s Plasma Cars are still one of the hottest new ride-ons out there, but there’s plenty of room for traditional wagons, sleds and trikes...

4/1/2007



Cool Company: Sol-Effect
A well-built base of trading partners from all over the world is one of the keys to success for Sol-Effect Enterprises Inc. of Arcadia, Calif...

11/1/2006



A Great Ride for All Ages
When John Simpson headed out for sushi in 2000, he had no idea that a chance meeting would change the course of his life .....

9/1/2006



Riding High on Ride-Ons
TDmonthly Magazine talked to manufacturers and retailers to find out: What’s driving the new ride-on’s...

4/1/2006



The Good Old Days
Specializing in classic pedal cars for little kids, American Retro offers a unique selection of ride-ons...

4/1/2006



Put Your Money on the Dapple-Gray
Handcrafted, heirloom-style rocking horses transport riders back to a simpler, more magical time. And customers are willing to pay a pretty penny for the journey...

4/1/2006



Unique Toy Car Finds Distributor
As enthusiastic retailers and dealers found out at the recent New York Toy Fair, although the Super Silly Ride N Glide is classified as a ride-on toy car, it is unique from others in the marketplace...

3/1/2006



LIKEaBIKE Gives Wheels to Children’s Feet
LIKEaBIKE USA introduced a new concept to America: the running bike. Running bikes, familiar vehicles in Europe, use the feet to propel and stop the vehicle, which makes it an excellent way for children ages 2 to 5 to develop balance and motor skills...

8/1/2005



Taking the Wheel
Although the NPD Group reports that last year’s toy vehicle sales dropped nearly 9 percent, some say the trend is reversing...

8/1/2005



Going Fast and Staying Safe
The wise retailer will stay on top of the latest warnings from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. A spate of problems with powered scooters, coupled with new reports based on recent data, has generated recalls and warnings...

8/1/2005



Minimotos and Pocket Bikes
Pocket bike and minimoto racing organizations are springing up across the country. With teams and events boasting corporate sponsorships, what once was considered a casual hobby, like snowboarding and skateboarding, could be on its way to bigger arenas...

8/1/2005



New & Notable Toys: Vehicles- Riding
Check out these new and noteworthy toys...

7/1/2005



TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Ride-On Toys
Ride-on toys have always been popular with children, for obvious reasons. They’re fun, and they allow them to do one of their favorite things: imitate grownups!...

4/1/2005



Peg Pérego Gets Kids’ Motors Running
Law dictates a person must be 16 to drive – but not the vehicles manufactured by Peg Pérego. The company’s battery-powered vehicles’ popularity is growing at NASCAR speed as kids everywhere zip around on everything from ATVs to John Deere Gators...

2/1/2005



Man In The Sky: An Interview With Tony Hawk
Crash landings, sprains and scraped up shins– some of the side-effects of gravity - all for an activity that was at one time not yet “accepted” nor considered by most to be a sport. Yet a daring group of visionaries dedicated such great amounts of time, passion, and expertise to skateboarding that, eventually, people had no choice but to notice. The tricks got better, so did the boards, and one phrase kept coming up at the contests, “And the winner is Tony Hawk.”...

8/1/2004



Trikke - A Total Body Experience
Trikke is quickly becoming popular not only for outdoor recreational transport but for its fitness qualities as well. It’s no wonder Trikke has found favor with celebrities Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt...

8/1/2004



Extreme Ride-Ons: Taking a Spin with Today´s Ride-Ons
where the wheel hits the ground, action and tricks start with today’s extreme ride-ons, not just in sports, but also in toys...

8/1/2004



The Cul-De-Sac Will Never Be the Same: New Ride-Ons for Toddlers
Whether it’s trucks, tractors, Big Wheels or cars, ride-on toys are just as popular today as they were when the first pedal car hit the pavement...

8/1/2004



Popular Ride-On Toys for Teens and Tweens
Kids are ready for their own wheels long before the law is ready to hand them keys...

8/1/2004



CARS, TRUCKS & R/C
Exoto Exoto presents Grand Prix Classics which are a full line of collectors quality models. These models are designed in 1:18 scale. These detailed replicas feature over 130 individual parts that exhibit fully functioning steering, working front and rear suspension, highly detailed driver and cockpit, genuine treat pattern on...

8/1/2004



Mini Motorcycles: The Latest Colossal Thrill
Welcome to the Mini-Moto craze. Also called “Pocket Bikes,” Mini-Motos have truly become a global phenomenon...

6/1/2004



RIDEABLES
Care Bears Get Moving Care Bears and Tek Nek are launching a new line of musical ride-on toys all in authentic Care Bears styles. The Musical Jr. ATV and 4 X 4 are battery operated vehicles and feature Care Bears sounds and phrases. Other adorable musical items that feature the...

3/1/2004




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