Durable, classic Tonka trucks are the indoor/outdoor toy all kids will love. While they may not be the all metal design of years past, they’re more rust resistant, lighter and easier for young kids to play with, and significantly more affordable than all metal designs would be; plus they won’t scratch flooring when they’re played with inside. We’re nostalgic for the classic style Power Steel designs with their lifetime guarantee, but they also offer the Power Model line with added dynamic lights, sounds, and responsiveness to the moving parts and pieces, like beeping reverse warnings and hydraulic lift sounds.
What You Should Know
- Classic Tonka dump truck design
- Steel bed for hauling heavy loads
- 90% 4 or 5 star reviews
A retro throwback, Tonka’s best known truck has to be their dump truck. Guaranteed for life, you’ll find these heavy duty kids toys in sandboxes, mud puddles, or hauling around other toys in the backyard. With a steel truck bed, you can really load up this little dump. If you can get your hand on a vintage version of this truck, reviewers say they’re still a little heavier with fewer plastic pieces, but this partial steel model is still worlds away from most of the ultra lightweight trucks on the market; it weighs over five pounds and has over a thousand positive reviews.
What You Should Know
- Lights, sounds, and motorized power arm
- Rear doors open and allow you to smash the trash
- Made of plastic
Lift and smash trash with this light up garbage truck. Front lever controls operate the loader, and rear door access allows for realistic use, even in pretend play. For kids who can’t get enough trucks, Amazon offers a large model exclusive Matchbox garbage truck.
Reviewer Feedback: “My 3-year-old grandson loves this truck, and so far everything on it is working great. He’s been playing with it a lot for about two months now… The truck has a lot of plastic parts and is definitely not as sturdy as the original metal Tonka toys, but the old-style toys didn’t have all the lights and sound effects that this one has either, so it’s a trade-off.”