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Sunday, February 16 2014 14:42

Toy Fair 14: RAZOR Crazy Cart scores a big win...

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When I filed my report on the 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair back in November, one of the highlights was the Crazy Cart by RAZOR Worldwide. In fact, it was the top pick from the event, and here's what I said about it back then...

Recommended for Ages 9+, this electric go-cart offers riders a full range of directional control at speeds of up to 12mph! It can drift, spin, slide, or just go forward and reverse. Inventor Ali Kermani was on-hand to guide the test-drive experience, which had potential riders and their grownups waiting in line for a shot at glory. If you've read this site at all in the past, there's a pretty good chance you know that I have two little speed-demon daughters. So what did I do when a rep from Razor doubted that four-year-old Addie could handle the Crazy Cart... even assuming that she couldn't reach the pedals? Double-check the pedal reach, sign the waiver and strap her in and helmet-up. After a few seconds to get a feel for things, she pretty much owned it. And there was also a question of whether Addie's "frame" would allow the Crazy Cart to spin and drift properly. Question answered:

The folks at Razor Worldwide even used a picture of my daughter on their own Instagram:

Fast-forward to Toy Fair 2014 and the electric-powered drift cart was awarded "2014 Outdoor Toy of the Year" at the TOTY Awards. 

The vehicle is currently a Toys "R" Us Exclusive. Here's hoping for some wider availability in the near future. For more on the Crazy Cart, check out Razor's official site.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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