At First Your Scooter Succeeds….Trike, Trike Again
By Timothy Dickey
18, 2002 -- Riding the jet stream success of a scooter phenomenon
they practically invented, Razor USA unveiled a high-concept,
all-chrome, time-honored, wonder tricycle called the Scream
Machine, at the FAO Schwartz flagship store in New York City.
something like a Big Wheel® dipped in Terminator titanium alloy,
Scream Machine is loaded with all the best features of its plastic
predecessor, and then some. A super-grip rubber front tire and
heavy-duty construction are designed for reaching kid-thrilling
speeds, while the handbrake and slick plastic wheels in back
promise bracing skid-outs.
eyes grow wide at the sight of the Scream Machine™,” says
Razor USA president Carlton Calvin. “This is one of the coolest
products Razor has ever introduced.”
will think the BMX-quality steel construction and safety features
are pretty cool, too. A hubcap and pinch guard (brilliant!) help
protect shoelaces and fingers, and the seat and hand brake adjust
for kids four to twelve years. The company also recommends the use
of proper safety gear like helmets, and elbow and knee pads.
perhaps, on the premise of ‘that which is old’ can be under
every Christmas tree again, Razor’s Calvin hopes the Scream
Machine will be a toy to watch for 2002. Retail priced at $99, the
Scream Machine will be available at FAO Schwartz, Toys “R” Us,
Sports Authority and other national retailers starting in late
Take the Trike Quiz:
The Original Big Wheel was invented in: 1898, 1958, 1969, 1974
One of these Big Wheel styles didn’t really exist: The Knight
Rider, ChiPs, Rainbow Brite, Battlestar Galactica, Smurfs
To keep the front tire of a Big Wheel from splitting, you should:
Avoid running over foreign objects like “dolls and other dumb
stuff”, Fit a bicycle tire over front wheel, Rub the goo from a
cut-open Stretch Armstrong on the wheel, Not ride it in
temperatures below 50 degrees.
Round: The scooter craze was born when Razor president Carlton
Calvin saw kids playing with them: In Empty Swimming Pools, In an
old Fat Albert cartoon, In Japan, In a Dream
1969, By Ray Lohr, manufactured by Marx Toy Corp.
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. Bicycle tire