RADIO FLYER

Robert has helped the company dramatically turn around its sinking market share, battling back against stiff competition from bigger toy corporations both foreign and domestic. As mentioned, Radio Flyer closed the manufacturing portion of its Chicago operations in the ‘90s, and they also discontinued the original classic steel wagon, moving over entirely to plastic. Start… Continue reading RADIO FLYER

Radio Flyer, Est 1917

This gray non-slip footrest can be attached to Radio Flyer stroller trikes to help keep kids’ feet elevated and away from the pedals. The stroller trike is sold separately and recommended for kids younger than 2 years old. I have seen Radio Flyer wagons at local mercantile stores as of late and I’m sure there… Continue reading Radio Flyer, Est 1917

Radio Flyer donates Hero Wagon to Carilion Childrens Hospital

Nostalgia didn’t have to be a ceiling, it could be a flywheel. For example, the company has partnered with Tesla to produce kid-sized Model S cars, powered by lithium-ion batteries. And its e-commerce store allows online shoppers to customize their own vehicles, similar to how Nike ID lets sneakerheads design shoes according to their tastes.… Continue reading Radio Flyer donates Hero Wagon to Carilion Childrens Hospital

RADIO FLYER

Whether visitors left with a tiny wagon or not, they undoubtedly saw the impressive structure, and so couldn’t have left without some knowledge of the Radio Flyer. Fast forward to the 1950s, when Sputnik and “I Love Lucy” came on the scene. It was during this time, when fear of communism loomed, that the little… Continue reading RADIO FLYER

Radio Flyer Recalls Electric Wagons Due to Injury Hazard

Emand for Liberty Coasters was so high that Pasin abandoned his cabinetmaking ambitions to focus solely on the wagons. By 1923, he had begun working with steel instead of wood and painting the metal wagons bright red. The electric bikes, sold under the Flyer name, have only been around since last year, and they reinforce… Continue reading Radio Flyer Recalls Electric Wagons Due to Injury Hazard

Radio Flyer Recalls Electric Wagons Due to Injury Hazard

Then, when I have my young nephews for the day, it can completely replace the stroller and they get the fun of a stroller wagon ride, while I get room for all our family’s drinks and gear. For many people, an antique Radio Flyer wagon brings back fond memories of their childhood. A true piece… Continue reading Radio Flyer Recalls Electric Wagons Due to Injury Hazard

Toy Radio Flyer Wagon

By this time, the company was a distinct anomaly in the U.S. toy industry, because it had remained privately owned and was still run by the family of its founder. Mario Pasin had succeeded his father Antonio, and Mario’s sons Robert and Paul also frozen ride on toy were involved in the firm. Larger companies… Continue reading Toy Radio Flyer Wagon

How an Italian Immigrant Rolled Out the Radio Flyer Wagon Across America

So at the age of 16, his family sold their mule and he used the funds to travel to America. Little did he know that adults would find a use for those wagons on Fire Island as a way of transporting luggage, groceries and more in a place where there were no cars, and where… Continue reading How an Italian Immigrant Rolled Out the Radio Flyer Wagon Across America