Radio Flyer wagon on Cloud 9, literally
This classic red Radio Flyer wagon will rekindle your childhood memories, besides securing the company’s state as the market leader in toy wagons since its inception in 1917. The updated version comes decked out with hi-tech goodies for a more joyful ride both for the kids and parents. The Cloud 9 wagon has digital controls, speakers and a dock for an MP3 player. The luxury toy wagon is outfitted with 5-point safety harnesses, padded seats, cup holders, foot brakes and fold-out storage containers. There’s even a digital handle that tracks temperature, time, distance and speed for the obsessed parents who want to keep a track of every little detail when it comes to their little one. “We approached this product much like an automotive company might with a concept car,” said Mark Johnson, Radio Flyer’s product development manager.
The “Radio Flyer survived the Great Depression, and this year has been a difficult year for a lot of companies,” says Tom Schlegel, vice president of product development. “But Radio Flyer is actually growing this year. We’re actually looking for engineers and designers in our product development group to keep up with the growth of the company.” The Cloud 9 is in the concept stages, but it wasn’t developed on a whim. The company did extensive market research beforehand, and plans to run it in production sometime soon. And, if it does go on sale, then it would go for somewhere around $1,000.