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August 2009 Notable Toys — Vehicles - Riding





Age Range: 3 to 8
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Outdoor Fun
Vehicles - Riding
Pretend Play



Made for intermediate-level riders and designed to help younger children master balance while allowing them to keep pace with older siblings or more accomplished riders, this scooter is available in red or pink. It features extra-wide wheels, an ultra-low deck, a rear foot brake and limited steering to ensure maximum safety and offer parents peace of mind without sacrificing style. It comes fully assembled with minimal packaging and folds for storage and travel. "The scooter helps children maintain their balance while learning to ride a two-wheel scooter," Blessly Thomas, marketing coordinator for Radio Flyer, told TDmonthly. It has received an iParenting Media Award. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25236      (added 8/28/2009)
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Age Range: 1 to 3
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Pretend Play
Vehicles - Riding



The Radio Flyer Push, Pull & Ride offers three interchangeable modes: stroller, ride-on and pull wagon. The large, easily removable bucket encourages children to build cognitive skills by loading and unloading objects, while the free-rolling wheels permit easy forward and backward motion and encourage active play. Toddlers can push their favorite toy in the stroller mode, scoot across the floor on the back in foot-to-floor mode, or pull their favorite treasures in wagon mode. It is a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval winner. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25235      (added 8/28/2009)
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Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Riding



A low center of gravity and wide wheels give this classic wooden push trike stability enough for the tiniest of tots.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25103      (added 8/25/2009)
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The Trikke T67 Three-Wheeled Carving Scooter lets the rider "surf the street" and exercises the whole body as a side-to-side motion propels it forward. This model is adjustable for anyone 4'6" to 5'4" and up to 200 lbs. "There is a trick to making them go, which must be learned, but children seem to have an easier time than adults. Though it is not necessary, Trikke can provide an instructional DVD to loop in the store," a company representative told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 1, 2003.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25047      (added 8/19/2009)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Category: Vehicles - Riding
Outdoor Fun



On the farm, in the dirt, through the fields this kart is boss. Pneumatic tractor tires and sealed bearing in each wheel keep you rolling. Pedal forward, coast while the pedals remain static, use the hand brake to stop and then pedal in reverse to back up. Also available in a 3-speed model with three point hitch in the rear and optional lift bucket!

AF Wholesale $699 Retail $999
BF-3 Speed Wholesale $999 Retail $1399 (Pictured)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24957      (added 8/19/2009)
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The unique 4-in-1 Smart Trike Recliner designed for babies from 6 months and up, provides the child with a safe and comfortable ride. The adjustable seat is equipped with a reclining position to allow baby to nap. The multi-position adjustable handle guarantees an easy solution for the parents to steer and, by releasing the clutch, the child takes control for fun, independent riding. The Smart Trike Recliner includes a washable, quality seat cover and is available in a range of colors together with a useful functional bag. It is available in green, pink and red. Smart Trike “Recliner” is the winner of the “Toy Innovation” Award in the Fun + Sport category and “Right Start Award” Overall Winner in the 0-3 category and “Gold award” in the Sit n Ride category.
— As of 05/13/2011 this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons: Doesn't easily stay in a straight line; sun shade doesn't align with the rest of the trike.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24797      (added 7/30/2009)
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Age Range: 6 to 14
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Riding
Sporting Goods & Accessories
Wheeled Toys



Combining the distinctive aspects of conventional kneeboarding and various wheeled products, the LandShark is designed to show off razor sharp steering and maximum maneuverability. It is ridden on the knees and powered by kicking or “pumping,” so users are presented with a sleek design optimizing a low center of gravity. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24748      (added 7/23/2009)
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Age Range: 5 to 12
SKU or Item #: 210200
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Vehicles - Riding
Wooden Toys



MOOV is a full-size construction toy designed so that children can construct MOOV by themselves without the use of any tools or help from their parents. The wooden parts, rings, shafts and frames are multifunctional. The spare parts in the wood are specially designed so it's easy to remove the rings from the shafts. MOOV has received the following awards: TDmonthly Top Toy 2009; Toy of the Year, 2008, The Netherlands; Honorable mention, Reddot Design Award, 2008 (International Design Award); Toy of the Year, 2008, Germany; and Right Start Award, Toy Awards, 2008, United Kingdom. Launch date: June 2009.

Where to Buy: Escapade Direct

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24641      (added 7/17/2009)
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Age Range: 3 to 8
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Riding
Teddy Bear
Animal Figures



Steiff's update on the classic rocking horse, Leo Riding Lion, is made of high-quality woven fur and solid beech. With a handmade inner frame of stainless steel that can hold up to 300 lbs., this handcrafted rocker stands 28" tall and is surface washable. With a soft, full mane and loving face, Leo is marked with Steiff's signature "Button in Ear," representative of the company's trademark commitment to ultimate quality and workmanship. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24450      (added 7/7/2009)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Sporting Goods & Accessories
Vehicles - Riding
Wheeled Toys



The Fuzion Spencer Hawk H4 builds on current Fuzion 4-wheel Steering Technology (FST). With four oversized cast urethane wheels and a floating axle design, the Spencer Hawk H4 offers the ultimate in road hugging, ground slicing, street carving abilities. Integrated pro rubber grips and 360° rotation are designed to allow for maximum trick potential for athletes of any caliber. "Spencer Hawk represents a new generation of participants in the action sports arena. The H2 and H4 products will shed new light on an up-and-coming genre and help exemplify the traditions and quality standards associated with the Fuzion brand and Hawk name," Darren Yuen, marketing manager for Nextsport, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24275      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Sporting Goods & Accessories
Vehicles - Riding
Wheeled Toys



"The Fuzion Spencer Hawk H2 is the first freestyle scooter to hit the market," Darren Yuen, marketing manager at Nextsport, told TDmonthly. It has a lightweight aluminum frame and wide polymer deck, custom solid core wheel technology and one-piece alloy bars. "Driven by the performance and quality standards of Spencer Hawk and his family, the H2 and H4 were developed to provide the ultimate in next-generation scooters. With edgy new looks and superior materials, both scooters are guaranteed to outshine the average two-wheel scooter," Yuen said. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24274      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 2 to 4
SKU or Item #: IGED1068
Launch Date: June 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Riding
Battery Operated
Outdoor Fun



Lil Red Tractor is a high-quality, rechargeable, battery powered mini-tractor for boys or girls. It can be driven up to 2 mph indoors or out, on semi-hard surfaces. It has a large, adjustable seat for growing legs, and on-off foot pedal, and a one-year limited warranty with a free second year extended warranty and toll-free customer service. It is made in Canada. "Lil Red Tractor is a very high quality product, powered by a rechargeable battery (included). Kids love the bright shiny red finish and it's the perfect size for use indoors or out. [It is] not distributed in big-box stores," Ken Maxwell, VP of marketing for Peg Perego, told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24264      (added 6/29/2009)
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The two-wheel drive BERG Freestyler 2WD is the quad amongst the go-karts. With its high seat and compact frame you’ll rapidly discover that you can do real stunts. On two wheels? On a bend? No problem. With the two-wheel drive and the disc brake you always have grip and stay in control, also on uneven ground. With its seat you can always take along a friend on the adventure! The BERG Freestyler is a combination of adventure, joint fun and stunts. Ready for the challenge? Available July 2009. This product is available by special order only.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23961      (added 5/29/2009)
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The BERG MOBY XS Tricycle is extremely durable, something which is necessary for small children wanting to play outside and explore the world around them. For small children safety is paramount. This is exactly why the BERG MOBY XS Tricyle is safe, super sturdy and indestructible, which in turn provides years of playing pleasure for the smallest of children.

Ages 2 - 4, Wholesale Price $199 MSRP $259

Large MOBY M
Ages 3 - 5, Wholesale Price $209 MSRP $269
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23960      (added 5/29/2009)
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The BERG Steppy Scooter is extremely durable, something which is necessary for small children wanting to play outside and explore the world around them. For small children safety is paramount. This is exactly why the BERG Steppy Scooter is safe, super sturdy and indestructible, which in turn provides years of playing pleasure for the smallest of children. Available in Red or Blue. Ages 5 -10, Wholesale Price $139 MSRP $184 . Large Scooter: Ages 8+, Wholesale Price $249 MSRP $349.
This product is available by special order only.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23959      (added 5/29/2009)
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The BERG LODY is extremely durable, something which is necessary for small children wanting to play outside and explore the world around them. For small children safety is paramount. This is exactly why the BERG LODY is safe, super sturdy and indestructible, which in turn provides years of playing pleasure for the smallest of children.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23958      (added 5/29/2009)
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Driving your own tractor is now possible! The BERG Traxx go-karts have impressive tractor tires measuring not less than 18.9 inches in diameter at the rear and 15.75 inches in diameter at the front. In addition, they come with an exhaust pipe and enable you to go to work using real tools. The Case IH BF comes built on a heavy duty frame equipped with the automatic freewheel, the pedals can remain static while the go kart still moves and used as a brake. It also automatically switches to reverse when needed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23957      (added 5/29/2009)
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You’ll be the king of the road as you cruise down the street solo or with a friend in this sweet Chopper! Everyone will turn their head as you comfortably cruise by showing off your chrome accents and extended front fork. Even better than a real chopper, this one doesn’t use gasoline and will drive in reverse!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23956      (added 5/29/2009)
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On the farm, in the dirt, through the fields this kart is boss.  Pneumatic tractor tires and sealed bearing in each wheel keep you rolling.  Pedal forward, coast while the pedals remain static, use the hand brake to stop and then pedal in reverse to back up.  Also available in a 3-speed model with three point hitch in the rear and optional lift bucket!

AF Wholesale $699  Retail $999
BF-3 Speed Wholesale $999  Retail $1399
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23955      (added 5/29/2009)
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Do you fancy a journey of discovery in unspoiled territory? The BERG Safari will take you anywhere you want. The huge impressive off-road tires enable you to work your way across rough terrain. Its camouflage colors allow you to blend into the scenery. Let the journey begin!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23953      (added 5/29/2009)
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This kart cruises through the streets and gives you race car-like control!  Low profile racing tires grip the pavement, 3 speeds allow you to downshift for inclines or switch into high gear for long flat stretches.  Stop with the coaster brake by pedaling back on the pedals, once stopped you can drive in reverse.  The roll bar adds style and safety!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23952      (added 5/29/2009)
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The BERG City Compact series go-karts are more compact and lighter than the full size karts. The karts pedal easily and are very maneuverable, perfect for cruising around your neighborhood. The kart takes up very little space when it’s, easily, stored on its back!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23951      (added 5/29/2009)
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Enjoy racing thrills with this pedal go-kart designed for fast action. With the automatic freewheel, the pedals can remain static while the go kart still moves. It automatically switches to reverse when needed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23950      (added 5/29/2009)
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The BERG Binky is extremely durable, something which is necessary for small children wanting to play outside and explore the world around them. For small children safety is paramount. This is exactly why the BERG Binky is safe, super sturdy and indestructible, which in turn provides years of playing pleasure for the smallest of children.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23949      (added 5/29/2009)
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Red-blue quality go-karts. With his first go-kart back in 1985 Henk van den Berg laid the foundation for the current BERG go-kart range. Nowadays the popularity of this classic continues unabated – and not without good reason. The Basic is extremely solid, drives very comfortably and guarantees generations of go-karting pleasure.
This product is available by special order only.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23948      (added 5/29/2009)
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