Did you know this thing could actually fly?
It’s a been a big week for Little Tikes! First, YouTube’s FliteTest panel actually managed to get the classic Cozy Coupe ride-on toy car airborne by attaching electronic motors with 28-inch propellers! To see the Coupe in action, click here.
And now, TownleyGirl’s getting in on the action: We’ll be taking a flight of our own with the release our first Little Tikes 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash! The non-toxic formula, which is bubblegum scented comes in an adorable Cozy Coupe-shaped bottle with its own wheels your little boo can roll all the way to the tub!
Your curious little one will love to play and work his imagination with the fun bottle, not to mention crafting his future as an all-star road racer. When it comes to driving, all kids have a special relationship with the Cozy Coupe. There’s a 99 percent chance it’s the first car, they, or any of us, will ever drive!
How the first toy automobile was invented:
About 10 years after Little Tikes was founded in Hudson, Ohio, the company introduced the the Coupe, the world’s first ride-on drivable toy automobile to the market in 1979. Soon, almost every household had the familiar red and yellow Cozy Coupe parked in the garage right next to mom and dad’s chosen rides.
In 1998, the New York Times named the Coupe “the world’s best-selling car” in the market, reporting that it outsold the Honda Accord and the Ford Taurus!
By the time the Cozy Coupe celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2004, it had reached $6 million in sales. Even though it’s faced some tough competition over the past 20 years for so, by the time the Cozy Coupe reaches its 40 year anniversary next year, it will likely still be the world’s most driven car.
Since Little Tikes kicked off the Coup in the low-key 1970s, they’ve stepped up their game to reflect new market demands. More recent styles include a magical unicorn carriage, a princess horse & carriage, a lavender fairy theme with painted wings, a purple truck with snow tires and even a battery operated ride-on tractor! None of these, however, has outsold the classic Coup style. But that won’t stop us from revving up plenty of new products with Little Tikes soon!