Disclaimer: These products were gifted for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own.
There is a bit of a legend in our family, that the only toys my Uncle couldn’t break as a child were Tonka ones, so when we were offered by Tonka to try them out for ourselves we were more than a little delighted. The Lion plays with his toys to the max, so rather like my Uncle in his day, we knew that he would put Tonka’s steel range to the test.
To say they have been a hit would be an understatement, and in true Lion style I can definitely attest to the fact that they have been put through their paces – with the Mighty Dump Truck, being used not only as it was originally intended but also serving as a ride on, a TV chair and a Pram for Livy Leopard!
So What Do We Love About This Fantastic Range?
Number one, has to be durability. Three weeks in, these still look exactly as they did when they came out of their boxes. They have been crashed into doors and walls, ridden on and played with to the full – and they haven’t just survived it, they have continued to thrive.
Their playability- it goes without saying that these make for fantastic play opportunities in their intended form as a bulldozer and a dump truck, but because of their size and strength, that really has just been the beginning. The Lion has spent so much time riding in the Dump Truck, that the Other Half is threatening to get rid of his existing ride on. And when he hasn’t been riding in it, he’s been wheeling his Leopard around or using it as a transporter for books.
Perfect for indoors and out. These toys are so well designed that they are just as ideal for outdoor play as they are for playing indoors. I love how easy they are to clean and how well they stand up to the elements if they get left outdoors overnight.
What Would I Change About Them?
Honestly these have been such a huge hit, that I can’t think of a single thing that we would change. They have completely exceeded our expectations and I can’t wait to see how they continue to be used over the coming months.
We have had LOTS of trucks and cars over the last few years, and these are by the far the highest quality ones we have seen.
Who Would We Recommend These To?
These really will make the ideal Christmas Gift for any truck loving child. Whether they want to dig in the mud outside, take them to the beach to excavate sand or use them to scoop and dump their lego bricks (or books) inside the house. If you are looking for large, high quality, long lasting vehicles these are very high to beat.
Find Out More
Why not check out the Tonka Tough Time Event to discover more about these fabulous toys.