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Thursday, January 07 2016 22:22

The 2016 Corvette Z06 is Racing into Your Child's Bedroom from Step2 & General Motors

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It's feels a little weird posting this - the first news out of The Step2 Company to arrive here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine after my gig as a Step2 Brand Ambassador crossed the finish line at the end of a fantastic three-year run. While I'm no longer on the payroll, I'll still be sharing updates like this one - something right up my alley, and a product that I saw first-hand during my last visit to Step2 HQ in Streetsboro, Ohio last year: The Step2® Z06 Chevrolet Corvette Toddler-to-Twin Bed. Kicking off 2016 in style, the realistic looking bed will have children racing to sleep with a sleek design that even parents can enjoy, bringing a world-class American Supercar into kids' bedrooms.

The Step2 Company Lab

The second version of the Corvette bed to come from Step2 features the new C7 Corvette Z06 body style. True to its real-life, world-class counterpart, the race car bed is engineered with a lightweight yet durable frame for a longer-lasting product that can be used for years to come. The Z06 accommodates a toddler (crib) mattress that can then be converted to accommodate a twin mattress, making the transition to a larger bed a fun experience for toddlers. Sharp-looking headlights tap on and off to serve as a night light, and a built-in race track helps encourage toddlers to make their way to bed.

Step2 2016 Corvette Z06

Corvette sports cars have always been a staple for enthusiasts around the world, and we saw an opportunity to build off of the success of our previous Corvette bed by continuing to bring this fun experience to children with a new model and body style. It's a wonderful opportunity for parents to bond with their children through interactive play and share a common interest from a young age."Aaron Taylor, Product Manager, Step2

Both Step2 and General Motors Co. place pride in the ingenuity, quality and value of their American-made products, creating a perfect alignment for a partnership between the two Midwest-headquartered companies. Step2 previously worked with GM to launch a bedroom combo collection that included a Corvette dresser, organizer and bed, and will now be adding the Z06 bed to the line.

Step2 2016 Corvette Z06

The Step2 Z06 Corvette Toddler-to-Twin bed will be available exclusively at Toys R Us in February 2016 with an MSRP of $329.99. Step2 will also be featuring the bed at the 2016 New York International Auto Show from March 25-April 3. 

As some of you may recall, we worked with Step2 to create "The Rock Daughter" Edition Hot Wheels Toddler-to-Twin Race Car Bed for this past Holiday Season. Only two were created - one that's here at Rock Father HQ, the other delivered to a giveaway winner in Tennessee. See the original unveiling here, and look for a follow-up post very soon!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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