Tonka steel trucks are back! I’m sure parents and fans of the old metal Tonka trucks are going to love this news.
Tonka Toy’s 65th anniversary fell on 2012. At this aniversary Tonka released 12 new Tonka toy vehicles made out of steel and metal. To the joy of Tonka steel toy truck fans, six out of the 12 were Steel Tonka toy trucks! Have a look at those 6 new metal Tonka trucks below.
6 Steel Tonka Toy Trucks Comparison Chart
|Tonka Steel Toughest Mighty dump truck (Best Tonka Truck Pick)||36 months - 15 years||19.5 x 11 x 11.38 inches||
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|Tonka Steel Tow Truck|
(Best Budget Pick)
|24 months and up||13.7 x 6 x 7 inches||
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|Tonka - Steel Classics Mighty Dump Truck FFP||3 years and up||16.8 x 10.2 x 7.8 inches||
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|Tonka Classic Steel Quarry Dump Truck Vehicle||36 months - 15 years||13.5 x 5.6 x 6.6 inches||
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Steel Tonka Trucks Reviews
Many Tonka truck fans who grew up playing with hard, durable Tonka steel trucks were complaining for sometime now about the lack of steel Tonka trucks. They want Tonka steel toy trucks like the old classic Tonka steel dump truck that were sold by Tonka in the 1960’s and 70’s. Naturally older Tonka fans want to buy authentic Tonka steel toy trucks for their kids and grand kids as well. Sadly by 2012 when the 65th Tonka birth aniversary time, there weren’t Tonka steel trucks for sale in the market. All Tonka toy trucks in the market were either plastic or had very little metal in them. So after many years of lapse, the Tonka brand owners again started producing those steel toy trucks.
Tonka Classic Steel Mighty Dump Truck
Here is the new Steel Classic Mighty Dump Truck built again for tough play! Tonka says this truck is very sturdy, made out of steel construction and is ready for the toughest loading jobs. You can move the bed up and down to trigger its unloading action! They guaranteed this and the other 11 steel Tonka vehicles release with this for life! This Classic dump truck available for sale on Amazon.
Note, Tonka toy trucks first came to the market in 1947. However Tonka toy company was sold later on and today Tonka brand and trademark owned by Hasbro Toys Corporation who also owns Hot Wheels and many more top of the range toy brands. These 65th anniversary Tonka metal trucks have been manufactured by Funrise Toys Corp. under licensed from Hasbro Toys Corporation.
Tonka Toughest Mighty Dump Truck
This is another of the new Tonka metal series trucks. Tonka says, this new metal Tonka Toughest Mighty dump truck is built oversized. I think its a remodeled version of the classic Tonka steel truck, built to look like the big dump trucks you see in construction sites of today. They say this Mighty Steel dumper will last and withstand even the toughest abuse thrown at it by kids. It comes complete with a moveable bed, ready to take charge in any construction zone.
Update 2016: This truck is a winner. We picked this Tonka Toughest Mighty dump truck as the best dump truck for sale in the market today. We came to this conclusion after checking out and analyzing build material, features, customer reviews, price of more than 20 top selling toy dump trucks in the market today.
But be aware that with this truck also I’ve seen some people advertise on the Internet that the truck sold on Amazon is made out of metal or steel when only its dump bed was made out of steel. The rest of the body was made out of a heavy-duty rugged type of plastic. Like I showed in my previous Tonka mighty dump truck review its a great truck that is durable and loads of fun regardless of whether it is built of steel or heavy-duty plastics. However it will be a disappointment for those who think it is made out of steel and but it and later find out that only the truck bed is metal!
Tonka Classic Steel Quarry Dump Truck Vehicle
We can see the Classic Tonka Quarry truck is released again due to popular demand. If its really built out of steel its sure to last the maneuver through your kids deepest quarries in your backyard. Like all the other 5 Tonka trucks here its also free-wheeling truck with a moveable bed for dumping. Check below link for this Tonka quarry dump truck version for sale.
Tonka TS4000 Steel Dump Truck
This Tonka Steel T.S. 4000 dump truck is also said to feature a Steel Construction, free-wheeling and tilt-able dump bed. Here is the link to T.S 4000 Amazon sales page.
Tonka Classics 4×4 Pickup Truck Toy
The only pickup truck in the new Tonka metal lineup. A lifted Tonka 4×4 pickup truck looks smart besides the other construction oriented vehicles around it. Plus it has got a working winch for towing action. This is said to be a sturdy pick-up truck featuring a steel construction and free-wheeling. This also is already
Classic Tonka Tow Truck
The Steel Tonka Classic Tow truck is the only toy tow truck in the new Tonka metal line up. That’s good, when the other Tonka trucks break down and get stuck you can use this to tow them away. This Tonka toy tow truck has got a realistic body and design. It also features like a four-position moveable lift that really lifts and tows. There are deep-cleated tires that help the “drivers” maneuver tow operations like a professional! Best of all this tow truck is made with steel and guaranteed for life. With one like this your young “driver” will be the envy of the neighborhood sandbox.
6 More Steel and Metal Tonka Toy Vehicles
The other six Tonka metal vehicles released for its 65th anniversary are two toy bulldozers, two front-end loaders, a road grader and a steel trench digger. There names are as follows. (I hope to write about them separately in future)
- Tonka Classics Steel Mighty Bulldozer (Item No.: 90017)
- Tonka Toughs Steel Bulldozer (Item No: 92961)
- Tonka Steel T.S. 4000 Front End Loader (Item No.: 90026)
- Tonka Steel Classics Front End Loader (Item No: 93920)
- Tonka Toughs Steel Road Grader (Item No.: 92510)
- Tonka Toughs Steel Trencher (Item No.: 92534)
Construction Material of Tonka Steel Truck Toys
However I don’t know whether these new Tonka metal truck models are fully made out of metal or only some parts of the truck are made out of metal and the rest of the truck body and wheels are made out of rugged, durable plastic. If you know whether these 65th anniversary Tonka truck toys are fully or partly made out of metal or steel please let us know through the comments. It will benefit all those reading this. In the meantime I’ve asked Tonka about this and will see what there response is!
Anyway, what do you think about these all new Tonka trucks and vehicles? Are you going to buy one of these? Who knows after all the 65th anniversary ones will be very valuable after sometime. If you keep them in good condition you can sell them as collectibles to collectors. I remember seeing even some unused 60th anniversary Tonka trucks for sale on some Internet sites for more than hundred dollars.