Ride-on Toys

These are toys that take you from ‘A’ to ‘B’, bikes, skates, etc.

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SoloWheel is a Segway/Unicycle baby

by James

As the title suggests, if a Segway cruiser and a unicycle fell in love, then SoloWheel would be their baby. It’s a really cool ride on toy and as you can see by the video below, it’s can be a blast to ride.

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Kids have the coolest riding toys these days

by James

When I was a kid, I just barely outgrew it when the Big Wheel was released. And that was the beginning of a long line of super cool toys that I was simply too old or too big to play with. And this Pedal Powered Forklift is no different.

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Toys for Tots needs your help …

by James

The Marines have been collecting Toys for Tots since 1947. Semper Fi!

Just a reminder that the US Marine Corps Reserve is in full swing with their annual Toys for Tots drive. Created in 1947 by Marine Corps Major Bill Hendricks and a cadre of reservists in Los Angeles, Toys for Toys collected and distributed 5,000 toys for needy kids. Since then, the United States Marines across the nation and around the world have been collecting unwrapped toys worth at least $10 to distribute to needy kids at Christmas time. In the beginning, he Marines collected both new and used toys, but beginning with the Christmas in 1980, they have only collected new, unwrapped toys for distribution. And with time, the Marines courted famous names to further their cause, even Walt Disney has the honor of being the designer of the Toys for Tots train logo. But also big names like John Wayne, Doris Day, Tim Allen, and even former First Lady Nancy Reagan have devoted considerable time and clout to helping the Marines accomplish their mission of giving every needy child a toy for Christmas.

And it’s grown far beyond and extra curricular activity for off duty Marines. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved making the annual Toys for Tots drive an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. Over the last 62 years, the US Marine Corps Reserve have distributed over 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation has added to the toy collections by purchasing nearly a half billion dollars in toys to insure that no child gets left behind at Christmas.

And this year, as with any year, the campaign needs your help. You know the mission – pick up an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl and look for one of those dashing jarheads sitting next to a collection box near the entrance to the store. Or, you can Swing by http://www.toysfortots.org/ to make a cash donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. While at the site, you can find more information on a toy collecting center in your area.

Semper Fi and Merry Christmas!

Another Disney toy suffers product recall

by James

et another Disney toy product is being recalled for safety issues. This time, it’s 12,000 Disney Fairies plastic racing tricycles, which have a handlebar which can handlebar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls from trike and lands on top of it.

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Tandem Tricycle good and bad for sibling rivalry.

by James

This is a cool toy for parents who have two kids born close together. The idea of being able to ride on the sidewalk together would promote sharing and playing together. Or would it encourage fighting over who gets to drive and who has to ride on the back?
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Hamboards redefine sidewalk surfing

by James

Hamboards. They seem a natural in areas like Huntington Beach, Malibu, and even Venice. What are they? Well, consider if a skateboard and a surfboard fell in love and had babies. That’s a hamboard. And they not only look cool to ride, they may be great for beginners as well.

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Tron Lightcycle Scooter is sleek

by James

Even if it didn’t look like it would send beams of light out the back and climb high on digitally enhanced track, this Tron-esque scooter would still be cool. Not only because of it’s sleek design, but it’s designed that way for an even more important purpose …

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Radio Flyer issues recall …

by James

Little red wagon maker Radio Flyer has issued a recall on 165,000 Radio Flyer Scoot ‘n Zoom riding toys. The recall covers the ride-one toy for falling dangers which can occur due t it’s high center of gravity design.

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Toddler Torpedo …. sweet ride-on

by James


The Toddler Torpedo is a sweet lookin’ ride-on for little ones that combines the smooth speed of a skateboard with the bullet like streamline of a racer. And it makes me wish there was an adult version!

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Coolest Soapbox Derby car ever …

by James

OK, admittedly, this isn’t a toy. Or is it? Eons ago, back when I was a kid, Soap Box Derby was serious business. Father’s and sons, or daughters even, would go into the garage, grab some wheels, some wood, and wouldn’t come out until they had a racer. Then, they’d join the annual Soap Box Derby down a steep street and see who’s design was the fastest. But hey, speed isn’t everything … check out what may be the coolest soapbox derby racer ever … and it feels the Force ….


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