Get Out And Play Invention Challenge! Radio Flyer is looking for the coolest ride-on toy on the planet



Monday, January 06, 2014
at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

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Let’s get to know Radio Flyer

Radio Flyer is a leader in riding toys, including wagons, tricycles, scooters and a variety of ride-ons. An icon of American childhood since 1917, Radio Flyer continues its legacy of providing high quality, classic and innovative toys that inspire outdoor, active play.

Radio Flyer’s Innovation Needs

Radio Flyer is hoping to find the coolest ride-on toy on the planet. They are interested in seeing new concepts for wagons, tricycles, scooters and ride-ons. Radio Flyer wants to find something new that will fit the brand, and will entice children to go outside and play.

What Problems You Can Help Solve (and other points to keep in mind!)

Create something new for the category that fits with the Radio Flyer brand
Be new, different and super fun for kids
Keep safety top of mind! Ideas must abide by safety standards
Offer outstanding consumer value for a low manufacturing cost
Consider new materials, new manufacturing methods or new applications of existing technology to the ride-on category
New ways to push, pedal, ride, glide, bounce, scoot, roll, wiggle and more

The Target Customer to Keep in Mind (those who typically buy Radio Flyer products)

Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Children

The Target Consumer to Keep in Mind (those who will use the Radio Flyer product)

Children under 10 years old who play with Radio Flyer’s ride-on toys. When kids are younger, adults will pull them in wagons and push/steer them in tricycles and ride-on toys.

The Competitive Edge Radio Flyer is Hoping to Gain

Cost advantage or patented feature that provides a benefit to the consumer and/or to the retail customer.

Current Radio Flyer Products to Be Inspired By

The Fold 2 Go® Trike, My First Scooter® Sport, Pathfinder Wagon®, 4 in 1 Stroll N Trike and Ziggle ride-on toy are great examples of patented product innovations that have been very successful for Radio Flyer.

Price Point

Radio Flyer products range from $20 to $300.

Radio Flyer products are sold in Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and beyond. To learn more about this company and to get inspired by their beloved products, visit


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