The Razor Rip Rider 360 is a toy that has won rave reviews from children, parents, and Parent magazine, who voted it top toy in 2009 - read on to find out why the little trike is still such a hot toy in 2010...
Parent magazine is a well respected source in its' field, so anything that gets the award of Top Toy is not to be taken lightly - I think the first reason contributing to the Razor Rip Rider 306 winning it, was the fact that it is solidly built. The Razor company has a good reputation, and this trike is built with solid parts, so that when it takes a tumble, (and believe me, it will, it's part of the fun!) it won't break in a instant, but will stand up to the roughness.
As well as the safety of the product, the fact that it sits so low to the ground is another appealing aspect to parents. The kids will get up to some top speeds on it,and when they fall off, it's more a case of falling *over*, tumbling on to their side rather than a fall from standing height they may get from say, a scooter or skateboard...
Moving on from the quality of the product and safety, the second reason for the popularity of the Rip Rider is that it's just good fun!
The design is an update of the old trikes that were around in the 1970s, except the big wheels at the back are replaced now with small casters, similar to skateboard wheels. This allows for the trike to spin around in a tight circle, hence the 360 moniker. It means kids can develop some great tricks,or simply go in a straight line and put in a spin on demand.
When adults have a go, the spinning tends to be more by luck than design, and it's this lack of control which makes it fun when the adults get on - fun for the adults and fun for the kids at the same time!
In this day an age of the computer, outside fun for the family seems almost old fasioned, but when people try it they realise that family fun is not to be sniffed at!
The third reason for the 360 being so popular is that it's cool - there is nothing worse than buying a toy which is uncool - it will go straight in the garage or attic and stay there - not so with the Rip Rider, which is made cool by the caster wheels and the spinning fun.
Kids want this toy, if they have one they will be thrilled and chomping at the bit to get out on it to show everyone.
So, if you combine the solid build of the product, the fun it brings and the cool appeal, you can see why the Razor Rip Rider 360 is voted top toy!