Toys of the Seventies, Tonka Toys

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I didn't own many Tonka Toys, but they had a great TV commerical with a catchy tune: "It's a Tonka Toy (a Tonka Toy). Built Tonka-tough just for fun, fun, fun."
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John - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
My youngest brother had a Tonka dump truck, yellow and black, metal and tough plastic and sharp scratchy corners, not like the sissy toys made today. Indestructible. Supposedly. Well his wasn't, which is a family jem story we bring out once in awhile at gatherings... "Remember the Tonka truck Charles broke when he was a kid...?"
John Reilly - January 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I think its why I had a dalliance with being a builder, that and flunking school lol
Angie - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I had and still have the Tonka Winnebego camper. I lost the people that came with it and I found it much fun to ride on top of it! In fact I, my kids, and all my nieces and nephews have rode on it and now my great nephew! My mom keeps it at her house!
SRR - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
My dad bought my brother and I every Tonka available in the 70s. Out of my childhood fleet, I have the tanker that you filled with water and released from the bottm. One of the hoses is missing. The camper, the fire truck that hooked to a garden hose and actually sprayed the water through the fire nozzel and it is complete and works. Large yellow dunp truck and mixer. I also have the small dump truck with the towable mortar mixer but the wheel barrow is missing.
Rob Lambert - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
The last GOOD Tonka toy I had gotten was a steel, red and yellow dump truck in 1970. Tonka originated in suburban Minneapolis around 1959. The name was derived from Lake Minnetonka. Tonka Toys left Minnesota in 1983. Production since then has been in Mexico and SE Asia, where Tonkas are made of mostly plastic and other cheap materials. Another vanished American icon.

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