Now Available Exclusively at Toys"R"Us®, Canada Stores and Online at Toysrus.ca
TORRANCE, CA, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Kids from across the U.S., the UK and worldwide have logged countless hours of fun on their innovative Y Fliker and Y Glider scooters, making them some of the hottest and hardest to find outdoor toys. Now, this international trend in scooting is coming to Canada. Yvolution, makers of fun, high-quality and safe ride-ons that offer Life through Motion™ at every stage, has teamed up with Toys"R"Us, Canada to introduce these exciting new scooters sure to get kids across Canada up and active. For kids as young as three years old and adults alike, the revolutionary Y Fliker family of patented self-propelling scooters works using body power alone. The Y Glider series of durable, sleek, three-wheeled scooters for pre-schoolers to primary-school-age children feature a patented "lean to steer" method for easy control. The Yvolution range of scooters is now available for purchase exclusively at Toys"R"Us, Canada stores and online at www.Toysrus.ca.
"After seeing a tremendous response to the Y Fliker and Y Glider among kids at Toys"R"Us stores in the U.S. and the UK, we are so excited to bring these one-of-a-kind scooters exclusively to our customers," said Liz MacDonald, vice-president of marketing and store planning, Toys"R"Us, Canada. "Our Chief Play Officer (CPO), 11-year-old Alex Thorne, recently had the chance to test drive the Y Fliker F3 scooter, and he's predicting that it will top kids' wish lists this holiday."
Toys"R"Us, Canada CPO Thorne said, "Y Fliker is unlike any scooter I've ever seen and it's so easy to use. You just hop on and wiggle your hips and legs back and forth. Kids of all ages—moms and dads, too—are going to have so much fun taking this scooter out for a ride!"
"At Yvolution, we're all about getting children outside and moving," said Thomas O'Connell, Global CEO of Yvolution. "Kids around the world have been tearing up the pavement with our scooters, and we're excited to partner with Toys"R"Us, Canada to introduce the Y Fliker and Y Glider series to Canadian families."
Y Fliker Scooters
Y Fliker J2 Junior (Stage 2: Pre-School)
The Y Fliker J2 Junior is the coolest little scooter from the Y Fliker range designed for kids as young as three years old. Its innovative, patented three-wheeled design helps beginner riders balance and scoot easily. They hop on, wiggle their hips from side to side and go! This self-propelling scooter is all kid powered. With soft rubber hand grips, large solid wheels (no marks on the floor!), steel tubing, multi-directional motion, non-skid foot plates and a center bar that provides extra stability for young riders, the Y Fliker J2 Junior lets the little kids have just as much fun as the big kids.
- Ages 3+ (max weight 20 kg); Available in pink/white or blue/white.
Y Fliker Flow Series
Yvolution presents the Y Fliker Flow Series, a new family of revolutionary, patented three-wheeled scooters that will get kids up and active! Riders simply move their hips and legs from side to side (just like downhill skiing) to get going and keep moving using body power for self-propelling fun. (No more kicking the pavement like with two-wheeled scooters!). 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, also allows this free-style 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 & stow folding system.
- Y Fliker F1 (Stage 3: Primary): Ages 5+ (max weight 48 kg); Available in pink/white or green/black.
- Y Fliker F3 (Stage 4: Pre-teen): Ages 7+ (max weight 100 kg); Available in red/black.
- Y Fliker F5 (Stage 4: Pre-teen): Ages 7+ (max weight 102 kg); Available in green/black.
Y Glider Scooters
Y Glider Deluxe (Stage 2: Pre-school)
The Y Glider Deluxe is a fun and funky three-wheeled scooter that offers kids the freedom and mobility they crave. Perfect for beginner riders, this kid-powered ride-on features a unique, easy-to-use patented "Lean to Steer" method that 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 Deluxe also helps improve children's coordination and balance as they scoot in style. Built for any adventure, the Y Glider Deluxe is extremely durable with enhanced wheels for smooth ride and motion (two front wheels and a wide rear wheel), a stable riding platform with built-in grips for easy use and superior performance, and a light-weight frame so children can carry it on their own.
- Ages 3+ (max weight 20 kg); Available in pink and green.
Y Glider XL (Stage 3: Primary)
The Y Glider XL is an advanced three-wheeled scooter for kids ages 5 to 9 years old. It features Yvolution's unique patented "Lean to Steer" technology for easy steering, giving the rider total control to carve or cruise. With a reinforced riding deck with built-in grips, two-toned enhanced front wheels and an extra-wide rear wheel, this performance scooter offers a smooth ride and provides an enhanced experience versus traditional two wheel scooters. An adjustable handle bar with rubber grips makes Y Glider XL perfect for riders of varying heights. The easy-stop rear wheel braking system allows kids to both have fun and be safe.
- Ages 5+ (max weight 40 kg); Available in red/black.
Headquartered in Ireland with offices in Torrance, Ca., Yvolution is an active lifestyle company dedicated to making fun, innovative, high-quality and safe wheeled products. Since 2009, Yvolution has launched new products successfully in more than 40 countries worldwide, with the brand launching in Canada in September 2013. Its award-winning Y Fliker scooter was named the number-one-selling outdoor toy in the UK in 2011, and was one of the hottest and hardest to find toys when introduced in the U.S. for holiday season in 2012. The company is also known for its three-wheeled, European-style Y Glider scooters, which feature Yvolution's patented "Lean to Steer" technology. In addition, the company's global product portfolio includes ride-ons, balance bikes, go-karts, trick scooters and skateboards, offering toddlers through adults Life through Motion™ at every stage.
About Toys"R"Us, Canada
Toys"R"Us (Canada) Ltd. is part of Toys"R"Us, Inc., the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer. Toys"R"Us, Canada operates 80 stores across the country. For store locations and convenient online shopping visit www.toysrus.ca.
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Image with caption: "Yvolution presents the Y Fliker Flow Series, a new family of revolutionary, patented three-wheeled scooters that will get kids up and active! Riders simply move their hips and legs from side to side (just like downhill skiing) to get going and keep moving using body power for self-propelling fun. (CNW Group/Y-Volution)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130911_C6040_PHOTO_EN_30655.jpg
Image with caption: "The Y Glider Deluxe is a fun and funky three-wheeled scooter that offers kids the freedom and mobility they crave. Perfect for beginner riders, this kid-powered ride-on features a unique, easy-to-use patented "Lean to Steer" method that allows younger children to comfortably enjoy scooting at their developmental stage. (CNW Group/Y-Volution)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130911_C6040_PHOTO_EN_30657.jpg
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