Celebrating a Fun-Filled 2018

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Celebrating a Fun-Filled 2018

January 02, 2019
posted by Mindy Schanzle

It’s hard to believe the year is coming to an end. 2018 was filled with exciting memories such as new Radio Flyer products and unforgettable events. As we look to 2019, it’s a great time to recap the highlights of 2018.


On National Little Red Wagon Day, we launched the Wagons for Good sweepstakes, which encouraged people to share ways they used their wagons for a good cause. We received so many wonderful stories, and there were many reasons to celebrate acts of kindness! The winning story came from Yvonne from Rochester, New York. Yvonne’s story won her 100 wagons to donate to the charity of her choice. Learn more here.


Sometimes, good things really do come in big packages! Our World’s Largest Wagon won the Guinness World Record for Largest Toy Wagon. It’s true — Radio Flyer appeared in the 2019 Guinness World Records Book. What an honor to receive the title for our larger-than-life monument. You can learn more here.


Imagination took flight as we launched a variety of fun, innovative products in 2018. The exciting launches included a new way to bring everything you need to one place, a lovable animal electric ride-on toy for indoor fun, and an entertaining way to develop fine and gross motor skills while providing hours of interactive fun! Learn about the 3-in-1 Tailgater Wagon with Canopy, complete with foldable cooler caddy, sun-protection canopy, high seat backs and thick, padded seats with seatbelts. Check out the rechargeable, two-mile-per-hour Lightning: Electric Ride-On Horse featuring a push-to-go button on the handlebar for easy control and footrests for comfort. And definitely don’t miss our Busy Buggy, which features 17 interactive sensory activities to help develop fine and gross motor skills.


In October, we launched our new keepsake book, Radio Flyer: 100 Years of America’s Little Red Wagon, just in time for the holidays. A visual history of one of childhood's most beloved icons — the Little Red Wagon — it’s told through a rich collection of photos and stories that highlight its unique place in American culture. This beautifully designed and illustrated keepsake book pays homage to this cultural touchstone, as we celebrate our first centenary and embarks on our second. Packed with 250 full-color and black-and-white illustrations, stories, and original drawings, the book chronicles the history of Radio Flyer. Radio Flyer's story is America's story  — one of an enterprising, Italian immigrant's dream realized. It’s also a testament to the value and strength of family ties. Including a host of tender reminiscences from fans across the country, this touching tribute is a special piece of childhood and the perfect gift for everyone who's ever loved a Little Red Wagon. You can learn more about the book here.


Here’s to a great 2018 and lots more fun in the year to come. Kick-start the celebration with all things new at Radio Flyer!