Friday, January 19th, 2007
Carseys: Horsey Rides in a Stroller or Car Seat:
Casey the Carsey is the front half of a plush horse you attach to the front of a child car seat or stroller to simulate a horseyback ride. The horse gets hooked around the seat buckle, locking him in place once the buckle is latched. Basically, this horse sticks out from your child’s crotch.
Two other style horses are available, Jill a gray mare and Three-Step a black mare, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Denis the Dragon lets your child believe he is a mighty warrior taming a flaming beast. And Merlin the Dog teaches your child that riding dogs is fun. And when you think about it, isn’t it easier to teach dog riding using plush animals before moving onto the real thing?
An accessory is in the works to adapt the Carsey to airline and booster seats. A stated selling point of this toy is that it "will never fall under the seat or on the groundâ€”it canâ€™t get lost!"
It occurs to me that if a plush horse is going to always be in front of a seated toddler, perhaps the horse should have a cup holder and snack tray embedded in its head.
Unfortunately, Carseys will be featured on the Feb. 11, 2007 edition of the exceedingly schmaltzy Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV show. Associating your product with Ty Pennington can’t possibly be good.
More background: Port Chester mom’s toys keep toddlers busy in the backseat