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Tonka Fire

By Jarrett Walker

Eventhough the Tonka Fire engine is recommended for children over the age of 3, younger children have also had many hours of joy from these strurdy trucks! In fact,Tonka has expanded their fleet which now includes simpler versions for younger children.Like its older brothers, the Tona fire truck for toddlers is still the toughest and most popular toy trucks manufactured today.

You’ll be surprised at the size of this mighty fire fighting monster. It certainly dwarfs its competitors in the toy fire engine market. It’s striking colours and realistic sounds makes this a very intriguing toy to occupy the mind of any inquisitive youngster.

Who makes the Tonka Fire Trucks?

The Tonka brand was developed by the Mound Metalcraft Company and is based near lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. They started out making gardening tools, but they soon discovered that metal toys were in high demand. The The 1st toy truck was manufactured in 1947, and today they have sold more than 250 million trucks and other toys.

The Tonka Fire Truck Specifications:

1) hands-on, easy to use controls

2) A ladder that works, and rotates

3) Fascinating lights and realistic sounds

4) Made from high quality plastic

5) A Dvd of the real fire trucks in full action

Some Customer Reviews:

Sandy writes:

Boy, is this truck a must-have! I’ve searched and searched for a nice firetruck and finally found this one. It’s just great! Talk about hours of fun! The ladder extends and provides tons of fun – rescuing animals from buildings, etc. It goes great with the wooden train set and has even rescued trains that have fallen off the track. This is definitely a favorite in our house – it’s amazing to see how many stuffed animals that get to go for a ride on it too! A great, great toy and I highly recommend it!

B Powers writes:

Bought a Tonka Fire truck for my 3 yr old son’s birthday. He loves fire trucks, especially the real thing. I found the Tonka truck after a long search and it turned out to be everything it said. Fantastic features, sounds and lights and very durable too. Well worth the price.

Ales Writes:

My son is 2 & 1/2 and he loves this Tonka fire truck. He got it from Santa and he played with it for an hour before he even looked at any of the other presents! The ladder rotates 360 degrees with a little noise and the lights work but the great thing is… there is no siren! There is no noise to get on everybody’s nerves!

Tonka fire engins have been around for more than half a century. The one you buy today, will probably still work in 2065. Tonka has become a very sought after brand with vintage toy collectors as well. Just a quick note from me,an avid toy collector, every kid should have a Tonka, I still have my 1st one bought in 1975.

Want to find out more about Mighty Tonka Toys, then visit Jarrett Walker’s site showcasing the latest offerings and the great Tonka FireEngines we have been talking about!

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MLA Style Citation:
Walker, Jarrett "Tonka Fire." Tonka Fire. 2 Jul. 2010. 1 Oct 2014 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Walker, J (2010, July 2). Tonka Fire. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from

Chicago Style Citation:
Walker, Jarrett "Tonka Fire"

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