Celebrating Our Legacy

The Little Tikes® Company is born

April 10, 1969

The Little Tikes® Company is born

Founder, Tom Murdough, introduces The Little Tikes® Company to the toy industry.

The First Little Tikes® Catalog

April 10, 1971

The First Little Tikes® Catalog

The First Little Tikes® Catalog launched to retailers all across the US in color with our first foot to floor ride-ons which encompasses active play in the 1970s.

Icon of the 1970s

April 10, 1973

Icon of the 1970s

One of our first foot to floor ride-ons, Ollie encapsulates active play and is a true icon from the 1970s.

New Logo is Introduced

April 10, 1975

New Logo is Introduced

A new logo is introduced with a soft rounded design to reflect our commitment to safe and fun toys for growing children.

A Legend is Born

April 10, 1979

A Legend is Born

Cozy Coupe® Car is designed by former Chrysler designer, Jim Mariol. The very first Cozy Coupe® was born in Hudson, Ohio, and rolled off the assembly line weighing 19lbs 12oz and measuring 2.6 feet tall.

No More Splinters

April 10, 1981

No More Splinters

First outdoor picnic table to go from wood to plastic. This iconic play table can be found entertaining children in backyards all across the globe.

Headquarters Opens in Hudson, OH

April 10, 1985

Headquarters Opens in Hudson, OH

Little Tikes® Corporate Headquarters opens its doors in Hudson, Ohio. Making it the largest rotational molding plant in the world.

Won’t you be my neighbor?

April 10, 1986

Won’t you be my neighbor?

The beloved TV personality Mr. Rogers visits Little Tikes® to film an episode on how toys are made.

Country Cottage is Introduced

April 10, 1989

Country Cottage is Introduced

The Country Cottage is introduced. This pretend playhouse reinvented how we play outdoors with its realistic design of modern homes in America.

Best Selling Car in America

April 10, 1991

Best Selling Car in America

The Cozy Coupe® Car is named the Best-selling car in America.

Little Tikes Playground Introduced

April 10, 1993

Little Tikes Playground Introduced

The Little Tikes® Playground is an epitome of outdoor play with 4 levels of groundbreaking fun and widely desired colors.

Little Tikes Teams up with IBM

April 10, 1998

Little Tikes Teams up with IBM

Little Tikes™ teams up with IBM™ to produce the Young Explorer™ for use with their KidSmart program. Equipped with award-winning educational software to help children learn and explore concepts in math, science and language. The computer centers can also help children learn important socialization skills such as working together and

Cozy Gets a Makeover

April 10, 1999

Cozy Gets a Makeover

Cozy Coupe® Car is redesigned for a more sturdy and enjoyable ride. Significantly altering the look from the original slimmer roof poles.

Little Tikes develops line of baby toys

April 10, 2000

Little Tikes develops line of baby toys

The DiscoverSounds™ product line is introduced combining electronic sounds with fundamental cognitive play.

Still King of the Road

April 10, 2003

Still King of the Road

The Cozy Coupe® Car is still king of the road. Over 10 million Cozy Coupe® Cars have been sold all over the world!

Little Tikes Joins MGA Family

April 10, 2006

Little Tikes Joins MGA Family

Isaac Larian adds Little Tikes® to the MGA Entertainment family.

Cozy Turns 30 Years Old

April 10, 2009

Cozy Turns 30 Years Old

Happy 30th birthday Cozy Coupe®! With a Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate, our much-loved car is given a face lift with cartoon eyes and a friendly smile. In this year, several new versions were also produced including the Princess Edition, Fire Truck and the Cozy Coupe® Cab.

Tour de Turtles

April 10, 2011

Tour de Turtles

Little Tikes® is a proud sponsor of the Tour De Turtles in partnership with the Sea Turtles Conservancy to help raise awareness about worldwide threats to sea turtles and encourage positive stewardship of ocean and coastal habitats.

New Concept in Toys Developed

April 10, 2012

New Concept in Toys Developed

The Cook n Grow™ Kitchen is introduced. It was the first kitchen to expand and actually “grow” with the child as they develop.

Stem Learning

April 10, 2018

Stem Learning

As part of the award-winning STEM Jr. line of toys, the Wonder Lab Centre is introduced and named top learning toy in 2018.

50 Years of Play!

April 10, 2019

50 Years of Play!

Celebrating 50 years of playing big! In 2019, we’re affirming the important relationship between parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian and child and continue to pave the way in encouraging adults and children to be active and playful through discovery …. together! Here’s to another 50 years of thinking and playing big!

New Fun to be Had

Say Hi to Springlings

Each Springling bounces out of its very special home ready to play. Surprise friends and family with these cheerful and happy animals. There are 12 adorable plush animals to collect, including a puppy, bunny, unicorn, and even a rainbow hedgehog.

Get Poppin'! Get Springy!

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