Step2 Wins Three Awards for TTPM’s Holiday 2016 “Most Wanted Toys”

We’re excited to announce that we have received three awards from TTPM (toys, tots, pets & more) as part of the Most Wanted Toys 2016 list. The awards span three product categories – role play, arts & crafts and riding toys – and the winners are the Grand Luxe Kitchen™, Jumbo Art Easel™ and Hot Wheels™ Extreme Thrill Coaster™!

Cooking Up FunStep2 Grand Luxe Kitchen with lights

Turn toddlers into world-class junior chefs! The Step2 Grand Luxe Kitchen is impressive in size, measuring 50″ H x 65.75″ W x 14″ D, providing tiny tots with plenty of space to whip up a delicious pretend meal using life-like appliances and kitchen gadgets.

“We wanted to design a play kitchen that was so life-like, parents would be envious,” said Ashley Sullivan, senior brand manager at Step2. “The Grand Luxe Kitchen not only includes all the amenities any junior chef would want, but it’s the ideal playset for multi-child play to enhance little sous chef’s imaginative and social skills.”

The new play kitchen features:

  • Deluxe refrigerator with ample shelf space and LED lights
  • Extra-large oven with over-sized knobs and LED lights
  • Faux-look granite countertop with space to chop, cook, simmer and sauté
  • Premium finishes on slate-style appliances
  • On-trend farm-style sink
  • Ample cabinet space to keep accessories neat and organized
  • Electronic stove burner with fun lights and sounds
  • Subway tile and stacked-stone center backsplashes
  • Suitable for ages 3 and up

With 78 accessories and a child’s imagination, the posh and on-trend Grand Luxe Kitchen provides the perfect opportunity for children to express their inner restaurateur.

Making Masterpieces

Step2 Jumbo Art EaselLittle artists will have an art-tastic time making and creating masterpieces with the Jumbo Art Easel. Measuring 43″ H x 49.5″ W x 15″ D, this two-sided easel easily accommodates multiple kids and provides them with more than enough space to make art.

“This easel is perfect for multi-children families,” said Rosanne Kubisty, senior director, marketing at Step2. “Teaching children to play together and motivating them to socialize with one another is essential in today’s day and age of smart devices. With this easel, kids can do exactly that while creating art together.”

This jumbo easel features:

  • Two-sided play –white board and chalkboard
  • Several clips to display finished works of art
  • 4 small bins, 2 large bins and 2 cups hold supplies to keep them neat and organized
  • Molded-in tray for markers and crayons
  • Large bottom shelf to easily store books, paper and more
  • Suitable for ages 3 and up

A Thrilling Ride

Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme CoasterThe thrill of a Hot Wheels coaster comes to your backyard with the Hot Wheels™ Extreme Thrill Coaster™. Children can race down the coaster track in their very own, life-size Hot Wheels™ car.

“What child wouldn’t want to pretend he or she is actually riding in their favorite Hot Wheels™ Car?” said Aaron Taylor, brand manager at Step2. “This coaster might not have any loop-de-loops, but kids will get as much excitement out of riding this coaster as adults get riding amusement park coasters.”

This exhilarating coaster features:

  • Non-slip step ramp, letting kids push the car back to the platform peak by themselves
  • Coaster car includes hand grips, footrests and a high seat back
  • 14′ of coaster track for an extra-thrilling ride
  • Suitable for ages 3 and up

Most Wanted Step2 Holiday Toys | TTPM Award Winners

The Grand Luxe Kitchen is available exclusively at Toys”R”Us with a retail price of $349.99. The Jumbo Art Easel retails for $99.99 and the Hot Wheels™ Extreme Thrill Coaster retails for $329.99. All three products are manufactured in the U.S. For more information, visit or contact Step2 Senior Brand Manager Ashley Sullivan at

  1. I love Step2 and I’m hoping to win a giveaway soon so I can give an awesome Step2 product to him as a gift this Christmas!! He’s 2 and loves to be active and adventurous!

  2. I love Step 2!! Good quality trusted toys.. My son has his second birthday coming up 3 days after Christmas and i know he would love this so my fingers are crossed. Thanks for the chance and good luck to all!!

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