Everything old is new again, right? That certainly seems to be the case today! A press release announcing the reintroduction of the Original Big Wheels had us sharing our favorite stories about the low-riding trikes. It got us thinking about some of our favorite childhood toys that have received modern makeovers. Take a look at these nine '70s classics and tell us, which have appeared in the toy boxes of both you and your tot?
These wooden wagons and balancing bikes may evoke nostalgic feelings for an era before molded plastic and video games, but their modern designs and attention to detail prove that these wooden toys are the hottest things on the market and wheels right now!
As a child of the 80s, I fondly remember Big Wheels. Seated just inches off the ground, lil rascals tore down the sidewalks pretending they were Ponch and John from CHiPs.
Introduced at the 1969 Toy Fair, The Big Wheel was a staple in many American homes by the late 70s. Made of plastic, they were cheaper than traditional tricycles and considered to be safer, due to their thick wheels and inability to tip over. By the mid-80s, the company that produced them had gone out of business and the original Big Wheel was no longer making the rounds. Today, the Original Big Wheel ($35) has been reintroduced by a new manufacturer and is winning over a new generation of riders. Though the current version does not have the hand brake that allowed the trike to spin in an awesome circle like the previous one did, it looks similar and is sure to bring back a flood of memories for the parents buying it for their tykes.