||Article Archive: Vehicles - Riding
|Segway-Ninebot launched a recreational product called Mecha Kit compatible self-balancing scooters.|
When paired with a compatible Segway-Ninebot S Model, the Mecha Kit allows users to fully experience the fun of mobility by going forward, turning around, taking aim, and hitting targets with water bullets. The sophisticated Segway-Ninebot app can be used as a smart remote control too. Enthusiasts can fully direct the vehicles and engage in exciting battles while firing water bullets while in place, strafing or blazing by a target. Some of the other features include...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
Little ones with a restless spirit can tool the sidewalks on their very own Vespa...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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 .....
|Riding High on Ride-Ons|
TDmonthly Magazine talked to manufacturers and retailers to find out: What’s driving the new ride-on’s...
|The Good Old Days|
Specializing in classic pedal cars for little kids, American Retro offers a unique selection of ride-ons...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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.”...
|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...
|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...
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...
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