REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The number one selling outdoor toy in the UK, Y Fliker, and the latest trend in European scooting for tots, Y Glider, are coming to America! Yvolution, makers of fun, innovative, high-quality and safe ride-ons for Life through Motion™, has teamed up with Toys"R"Us to introduce these exciting new scooters sure to get kids across the U.S. up and active. For older kids and even adults alike, the revolutionary Y Fliker family of patented self-propelling scooters works using body power alone. For beginner riders, the Y Glider, a durable, sleek, three-wheeled scooter with a patented 'lean to steer' method, helps younger children steer easier and, therefore, enjoy scootering at a much younger age. Y Fliker and Y Glider scooters are now available for purchase exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores across the U.S. and online at Toysrus.com/Yvolution.
"Ride-on toys are perennial favorites among families, and at Toys"R"Us, we continually seek out great new scooters that offer quality, value and innovative design," said Lisa Harnisch, Sr. VP, General Merchandise Manager, Toys"R"Us, U.S. "As a specialty toy retailer with stores all over the world and the ability to track global toy-shopping trends, we have unique insight into what kids want. After seeing the great success of the Y Fliker and Y Glider overseas, we are so excited to bring these one-of-a-kind scooters exclusively to our customers nationwide."
"At Yvolution, we're all about getting kids outside and moving," said Thomas O'Connell, Global CEO of Yvolution. "Kids across Europe have been tearing up the pavement with our scooters, and we're excited to partner with Toys"R"Us to introduce the Y Fliker and Y Glider to American families."
Thanks to Y Fliker, there's no more kicking the pavement like with simple, two-wheeled scooters! Riders merely move their hips from side to side to get going and keep moving using body power for self-propelling fun. Y Fliker's reinforced steel tubing, three-wheeled design and enhanced foot grips make it sturdy, stable and easy to balance. Its light-weight and sleek design, combined with performance-rated wheels, allows this freestyle scooter to perform smooth carving and drifting actions. The quick response hand brake offers kids increased control and ensures a safe ride. Y Fliker also sports anti-vibration hand grips for extra comfort, and can be stored away easily thanks to its twist and stow folding system.
- Y Fliker F1: Available in pink and green. Appropriate for ages 5 and up
(max weight 105lbs);
- Y Fliker F3: Available in red. Appropriate for ages 7 and up
(max weight 220lbs);
- Y Fliker F5: Available in green/black. Available online only. Appropriate for ages 10 and up (max weight 225lbs).
Y Glider is a fun and funky three-wheeled scooter that offers kids the freedom and mobility they crave. Perfect for first-time riders, this kid-powered ride-on allows younger children to comfortably enjoy scooting at their developmental stage. Children steer simply by leaning and stop by stepping on the back wheel brake. Y Glider also helps improve young children's coordination and balance as they scoot in style. Built for any adventure, the Y Glider is extremely durable with polyurethane, casted enhanced wheels for a smooth ride and motion (two front wheels and a wide rear wheel); a stable riding platform with grip tape for easy use and superior performance; a light-weight frame so children can carry it on their own; and a solid aluminum handle bar that's removable for easy travel and storage.
- Available in pink, purple, blue and green. Appropriate for ages 2 and up
(max weight 44lbs).
Headquartered in Ireland with offices in Redondo Beach, Ca., Yvolution is an active lifestyle company dedicated to making fun, innovative, high-quality, and safe wheeled products. The company's global product portfolio includes balance bikes, scooters, go-karts and skateboards, offering toddlers through adults Life through Motion™. For more information, please visit www.Yvolution.com, www.Facebook.com/YvolutionWorld, www.Twitter.com/YvolutionWorld, or www.YouTube.com/YvolutionWorld.
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