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Tonka Toys
Tonka Toys

Contributed by GlenEllyn

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There are 5 comments for this item.

Posted by CJ at 7:54 am (PST) on Sat December 23, 2017   
Back then - Tonka meant quality. If you had a Tonka truck EVERBODY wanted to play with it.
Posted by chrisbroz at 4:21 pm (PST) on Mon March 6, 2017   
Tonka Toys...something just about every boy wanted at one time in his yout'
Posted by paktype at 12:06 pm (PDT) on Mon March 21, 2016   
My friend had a Tonka garbage truck when we were growing up. That thing took some kind of abuse and never broke.
Posted by Scott Race at 7:02 am (PST) on Mon November 30, 2015   
I've had one Tonka toy since I was 7, 52 years ago. It's called a Servi-car. It's basically an early 60's Cushman type 3 wheel vehicle with handle-bars for steering. About 20 years ago, I had a garage sale, and a guy that owned a retro toy store stopped in and bought a bunch of my old toys. I had some of the old Aurora monster models, some even missing parts, and he gave me $10.00 each for them. Then he spotted the little tonka truck and without missing a beat he offered me $65.00 for it. He did it so quickly, I said no, he chuckled and admitted he had jumped a little quick on it. He told me he'd seen a few of them, but mine had all the little pieces; handle - bars, decals, and the little plastic head light. He told me then, that I should never take less than $110.00 for it. Still have it today in the same condition.

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Posted by Mr.Nostalgia at 1:26 pm (PST) on Sun November 29, 2015   
It's been a long time..since I've seen an ad promoting "Tonka Toys".

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