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Silver’s picks

November 22, 2018

Two rideables pack the most wow for Silver.

One is the Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper by Fisher Price in her signature pink. Barbie herself offers voice navigation help at the push of a button. Come to a stop and open up the back for a fold-out kitchen with pretend grill and campfire. Play food and other accessories are included.

There’s room for two kids — with a total weight limit of 130 pounds — and little seats for two Barbies to ride along.

“It’s the biggest ride-on we’ve ever seen for a child,” Silver said.

His other favorite is the Rideamals Scout Play & Ride Pony from Kid Trax. It features more than 100 sounds and pony-like movements. It even does a special dance. It comes up with a fake apple and carrot that come apart for feeding. A saddlebag is included. Scout’s maximum weight limit is 70 pounds.

“It’s a breakthrough ride-on because it’s a pony you ride and can also play with,” Silver said. “When a child says they want a pony, now they can have that experience through a toy.”

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