April 10, 1969
Founder, Tom Murdough, introduces The Little Tikes® Company to the toy industry.
April 10, 1971
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.
April 10, 1973
One of our first foot to floor ride-ons, Ollie encapsulates active play and is a true icon from the 1970s.
April 10, 1975
A new logo is introduced with a soft rounded design to reflect our commitment to safe and fun toys for growing children.
April 10, 1979
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.
April 10, 1981
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.
April 10, 1985
Little Tikes® Corporate Headquarters opens its doors in Hudson, Ohio. Making it the largest rotational molding plant in the world.
April 10, 1986
The beloved TV personality Mr. Rogers visits Little Tikes® to film an episode on how toys are made.
April 10, 1989
The Country Cottage is introduced. This pretend playhouse reinvented how we play outdoors with its realistic design of modern homes in America.
April 10, 1991
The Cozy Coupe® Car is named the Best-selling car in America.
April 10, 1993
The Little Tikes® Playground is an epitome of outdoor play with 4 levels of groundbreaking fun and widely desired colors.
April 10, 1998
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 sharing.
April 10, 1999
Cozy Coupe® Car is redesigned for a more sturdy and enjoyable ride. Significantly altering the look from the original slimmer roof poles.
April 10, 2000
The DiscoverSounds™ product line is introduced combining electronic sounds with fundamental cognitive play.
April 10, 2003
The Cozy Coupe® Car is still king of the road. Over 10 million Cozy Coupe® Cars have been sold all over the world!
April 10, 2006
Isaac Larian adds Little Tikes® to the MGA Entertainment family.
April 10, 2009
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.
April 10, 2011
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.
April 10, 2012
The Cook n Grow™ Kitchen is introduced. It was the first kitchen to expand and actually “grow” with the child as they develop.
April 10, 2018
As part of the award-winning STEM Jr. line of toys, the Wonder Lab Centre is introduced and named top learning toy in 2018.
April 10, 2019
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!