Toy Fair Favorites: The High Roller!

February 12, 2013    |    By +
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Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the High Roller was one of my favorites! Here’s why I love this “Go Big- Or Go Home” toy!

Toy Name: High Roller

The Scoop: A while back I came across a one-off, prototype, sample of the classic Big Wheel ride-on toy. Well, imagine my pure joy when I saw the High Roller cruising down the aisles of Toy Fair. Inspired (but not related to) by the iconic trike, the High Roller is not much of a toy at all. Featuring a “candy apple red” metallic heavy-duty steel frame and fork, molded 14″ plastic rear wheels and a 26″ front wheel with aluminum alloy rim and a rubber tire, the High Roller is ready for the road. Build up some serious speed (and coasting) and let the massive power slides commence. Big time fun!!

A Great Gift For: Is great for kids of all ages, but mostly for kids who’ve move on from their allowance to a paycheck (18+!).

How Much & Where? The High Roller is available now for around $600 (plus shipping)


You don’t want to miss the scoop from the “110th annual American International Toy Fair® (February 10th – 13th )! It’s the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products from classic toys to interactive entertainment and everything in between.”

Each year, the Gift Gurus walk the over 350,000 square feet at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City in search of the most giftable toys and games. It truly is a labor of love (and comfy shoes!) to get an early look at what’s new and exciting for the kiddos. This industry only event is where the big sellers for the holidays are determined…yes, they are determined in February! And, as always, we’re taking you with us into the belly of the beast to see what’s hot before it hits the shelves.

Stay tuned to see all of our American International Toy Fair finds  for the scoop on what our predictions are for this and previous years.

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

Gwen P.
Gwen is the Editorial Curator at In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.