The Original Huge Wheel 16 Inch
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The Original Huge Wheel 16 Inch

The Original Big Wheel 16 Inch

  • 3-position seat
  • Strudy original construction
  • Ages three-8

Product Description
The Original 16″ Huge Wheel Tricycle – The original 16″ favorite ride’em toy from the 60′s is now being manufactured once again. Your children can appreciate all the fun that you had as a child. Ages three to 8 years. Weight limit 70 lbs. three posi

List Cost: $ 159.00

Price: $ 189.77

3 Responses to “The Original Huge Wheel 16 Inch”

  • Michael P. Daniel:
    56 of 57 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Target, Alpha International, and Gamma 2 should be ashamed!, January 8, 2009
    By 
    Michael P. Daniel (Dracut, MA) –
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    Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: The Original Big Wheel 16 Inch (Misc.)

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! Only giving 1 Star because I cannot give ZERO stars.

    The only thing this product has in common with the “Original” Big Wheel is the name and stickers (which Alpha International and Gamma 2 apparently bought, hoping to cash in on the nostalgia-market of my demographic).

    By my count a full 20 of the 46 (43%) reviews on Target.com reported missing parts. This review makes 21 (& bumps the percentage to 45%). That is an unacceptable failure rate, and does not even account the negative reviews relating to the near-impossibility of actually putting the big wheel together.

    We purchased this toy for our son for Christmas. Building it prior to Christmas, I discovered the big wheel was missing the axle. Thank you, Target, Alpha International, and Gamma 2 for leaving me to explain to my 2 1/2 year old that he could not have the one thing for which he actually asked, because “Santa goofed.” When I was finally able to get a hold of someone who could take an order for a new part, I was shipped two rear wheels, not the axle needed. Another phone call resulted in the delivery of an EMPTY container, so poorly packaged that the axle slid out while in transit. Today I finally received the axle and again tried to build the gift (a full FOURTEEN days after Christmas). On my first attempt to insert the seat posts into the corresponding holes on the frame of the big wheel, the right post broke.

    The “customer service” number in the instructions is a joke; all Big Wheel inquiries must be made via[...], which advises that there is a 5-7 lead time before they can / will respond. Target’s corporate call center was less than helpful, giving the standard “so sorry to hear that” line without offering much in the way of resolution.

    46 reviews and a 1.5 Star rating [....]… What is Target going to do to respond to this? Target… if you cannot do business with reputable partners who provide quality products, why should the public do business with you?

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  • Joey's Mom:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Flimsy Knock-off of the “Original”, April 19, 2009
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    Joey’s Mom (Ohio) –
    Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: The Original Big Wheel 16 Inch (Misc.)

    My parents bought this for my 3-yr-old son as he had outgrown his traditional trike. After watching my older brother and I ride our Big Wheel for about 5 yrs total 30 yrs ago), they figured this was the way to go….

    WRONG!!

    As other reviewers have stated, the only thing this toy has in common with the original Mattel item is the name. While all the parts were included, it did come with instructions, and only took about 20 min to assemble, it’s one of the flimsiest ride-on toys that any of us have ever seen. The plastic is so thin that it won’t support any weight – even our 37 lb 3-yr-old causes it to sag!

    If we had been smart, we would have started out with the Radio Flyer product that we ended up with – and saved ourselves the time and money.

    BUYER BEWARE

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  • D. Patten:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Brings back memories., September 24, 2008
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    D. Patten
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    Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: The Original Big Wheel 16 Inch (Misc.)

    This sure brings back Memories of the one I had 30 years ago. My two year old loves his. It was easy to put together and came with sufficient instruction necessary to assemble. I had my son’s put together in 10 minutes and its seen months of hard use since with no damage or failures.

    A mallet is helpful in assembling.

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