Step2 showcased some pretty cool products for 2012 at the Toy Fair NYC last week. From a new sports car bed to new playhouses to updated water tables, Step2 is planning a big year. Here are our favorite products from Step2 for 2012.
Toddlers and parents (mostly dads!) who love cars will be delighted by the new Step2 Corvette Bed, which accommodates a toddler mattress and easily converts to hold a twin mattress, extending the life of this product for toddlers age 2 to about age 10.
Complimenting bedroom pieces will also be available from Step2 to complete the Corvette room!
Corvette Tool Chest Dresser — The dresser makes organizing fun. Doors open to reveal a large interior with a tool chest style that is complemented with racing decals for customization. MSRP: $109.99.
Corvette Storage Chest — Parents looking for a versatile storage chest may find what they need in the Corvette-themed storage chest, which is complete with shelf top display and spacious internal storage that can house toys, clothes or books. MSRP: $ 64.99.
Corvette Lift & Toll Toy Box — More than three feet of storage accommodates toys, books, games or clothes in this box. It is made to help speed up the clean-up process. An easy to grasp lift handle offers the flexibility to transport anywhere and durable molded wheels won’t scratch floors. MSRP: $39.99.
The entire Step2 Corvette line will be available Summer of 2012.
New Sand and Water Tables
The Tropical Island Resort includes a pump and geyser, spin around water wheel carousel and slide and diving board to provide endless summer fun. Plus, we love that the shape of the table allows for multiple kids to play at once. It also comes with a 14-piece accessory set. Retails for $79.99 and is available now. SHOP Step2 Tropical Island Resort HERE.
The Big Splash Water Park is just a newer version of one of Step2’s most popular current water tables. It sports an oversized bucket on top of the tower with a spinning water wheel and water slide. It includes a six-piece accessory set with catapult, waterslide and more. Retails for $39.99 and is available now. SHOP Step2 Big Splash Water Park HERE
The Splash and Scoop Bay is twice the fun because it was created to hold sand, water or both. It also comes with a cover to protect sand from pets and debris and doubles as an added play surface. Our only change on this table would be that the cover would snap down onto the table. The brutal winds of Chicago would take that cover away so fast never to be seen again. Retails for $49.99 and will be available soon.
The Grand Walk-In Kitchen & Grill is a new, top of the line play kitchen that features all the luxuries of the best “real” kitchens! Complete with a grill, stovetop, “stainless steel” refrigerator and more, your little chefs will love all the bells and whistles that this kitchen has to offer. The exterior features an attached dining area and electronic grill. It’s big enough for multiple kid play inside and out and the included 104-piece accessory set is great. This kitchen isn’t short on storage either. With the “stainless steel” refrigerator, oven, basket cubbies and storage space below the grill, there is plenty of space to keep it all organized. It will retail for $259.99 and will be available exclusively through Toys “R” Us.
Clubhouses are not new to Step2 – but they are taking a step back in time with this new retro-style playhouse! The My Clubhouse reminds us of the Little Rascals with its classic features such as a chalkboard, picnic table, secret hiding compartment and peephole. It will retails for $199 and will be available exclusively through Toys “R” Us in Spring 2012.
Step2 listened to parents’ feedback and have debuted two new wagon options just in time for spring. There are some improvements such as the wagons converting from sit in to flatbed and a newly designed “trunk” for extra storage that parents are going to love.
The Step2 All Around Wagon features six cup and snack holders (you can never have enough cup holders!) and Whisper Wheels to ensure a smooth and quite ride for your child. It will retail for $79.99 and be available Summer 2012.
The Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon sports all the great features of the All Around Wagon but with an added fabric canopy to offer both shade and UV protection. It will retail for $99.99 and be available Summer 2012.
More and more parents are using push-style ride-ons with their little ones before the kids can master a real bike or trike. One of our complaints (and many others!) of these type of ride-ons is that they have horrible maneuverability. Want to turn? Yeah, not a chance! Not anymore with the Step2 Easy Steer Sportster! The Sportster offers 360-steer maneuverability with full turn front wheels and a center caster wheel that engages for easy swivel turning. And if you are tackling rougher terrain, the caster wheel can retract to stay out of the way. The Sportster features storage space under the hood, a cup holder, steering wheel horn and in-dash phone holder. They didn’t forget mom though because they added a cup holder on the handle that pivots and stays level with the ground.The Step2 Easy Steer Sportster will retail for $69.99 and be available Summer of 2012.