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    Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Here's my vintage 1970 Tonka 2585 Hydraulic Dump Truck I won off ebay.
    Very desireable Tonka toy. You dont see many left in good shape with box. This one was barely played with, hence the condition. There are no significant dents or dings or rust. It was obviously either well-loved or significantly neglected. The 2585 also came in red. Made in U.S.A. Pressed Steel.

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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Dude! I had one of those growing up, but it did not look near that good. The only Tonka I have, which I am not sure is even a tonka toy, is a pink A100 style pick up. That one looks really nice. I actually like the green better than the red.

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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Wow that is mint. Mine is called Big Mike, it is similar but has a long nose cab and 2 rams to lift the deck, it is red/orange in colour, but no where near that condition, I heard "Tonka Tough" and took them at their work, It was well loved, and definitely not neglected. I'll try post a picture, he is still a favourite in our house when there are boys around.
    I guess I am not a collector, as mine are old well beaten toys, so that must make me a Horder The other one I have is a VW Beetle called Twinkle Toes. The Boxes are long gone, probably ripped in the rush to get to the toy.
    I will add Photos soon, but you will see they have been well 'Loved'

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    Thanks

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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Well, found a couple nice scores, although not from garage sales but from a thrift shop.

    1. 1976 Mighty Tonka Front Loader in mint shape ! $10

    2. 1979 Fisher Price dump truck - $2.00 Made in USA

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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Picked this one up recently - 1978 Tonka Home Hardware pressed steel.
    Amazing condition and very rare !

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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Found this near mint 1983-1988 Mighty Tonka Dump for $10 at a thrift shop.
    I used to have this exact one as a kid.








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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Picked up 2 rare ones recently

    1. 1975 Tonka T-9 Loader , very rare in this shape !
    2. 1975 Tonka "Cranemaster" crane - SUPER RARE - Made in Canada 1 year (missing side cranemaster decals)













    My 1986 Tonka Road Rustler 1802 show off van







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    Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

    Found a nice late 1970's tonka pickup today









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