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Tonka Diecast Emergency Vehicles Review

Our latest offering from Tonka as one of their “Tonka Tough Mothers” was an awesome set of three diecast emergency vehicles.  There’s a police car, ambulance and Joseph’s favourite a fire engine.

Tonka Diecast Emergency Vehicles

Also included in the set are two plastic cones which are great for added enjoyment during fun, imaginative play.  Joseph’s has always had a lot of enjoyment from cars  and other vehicles especially fire engines so these were right up his street.

Tonka Diecast

As you would expect with Tonka toys they’re tough and built to last even the toughest play.  Did you know that in the 1970’s Tonka had an elephant stand on top of one of their toys just to prove how tough they are!!  They’re so confident in this that they offer a lifetime guarantee on all of their toys.

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Joseph’s had lots of fun with this Tonka set acting out some great emergency scenes and I’m sure that will continue for a long time to come too.

The Tonka Diecast Emergency Vehicle 3 pack is available at Argos where it currently has 25% off and is priced at £8.99.

My First Tonka Flashlight Force Review

As a Tonka Tough Mother blogger I’m really excited to tell you all about the My First Tonka range and especially the Flashlight Force vehicles that Joseph has recently put to the test.

The My First Tonka collection is a chunky range of vehicles made for smaller hands and includes the Mini Wobble Wheels, Strong Arm vehicles, Soft Walkin’ Wheels as well as the Flashlight Force.   There are two versions of the Flashlight Force, a Tow Truck and a Fire Rescue Truck, and lucky Joseph received both of them!

My First Tonka Flashlight Force

The Flashlight Force are dual purpose functioning as both a push toy and a fully working LED torch with the handy carry handle housing an easy to use on/off button.  Joseph loved using his as a torch most of all, taking it to bed with him each and every night.

My First Tonka Flashlight Force

As with all Tonka toys the Flashlight Force are tough, built to last and come with a life time guarantee, both of ours have bashed and dropped and are still going strong.  We have had to change batteries on numerous occasions however but I think this is simply down to Joseph’s excessive use of the torch!

My First Tonka Flashlight Force

The My First Tonka Range is available from Argos with prices starting at just £6.99.

Tonka Climbovers Review

Tonka have been around for absolutely ages, almost 70 years, but did you know that Tonka was started originally as just a slideline of a Mound Metalcraft, a company making garden implements?  Because of the huge success to the toys the company changed it’s name to Tonka and toys began their sole focus.  Their notion has always been that “a toy shouldn’t break just because a child plays with it” and their toys have always been built to last, in fact they’re so sure of this that they guarantee them for life!

Last month I was excited to be asked to become a Tonka Tough Mother and Joseph was thrilled to bits, especially when his first Tonka delivery arrived to be put to the test!  He received the Boulder Escape from the Climb-Overs range and couldn’t wait to open it.

Tonka Climb-Overs Boulder Escape

The Boulder Escape set comes with lots of pieces of track, straight, curved and a ramp, a boulder and a climb-overs jeep.  There are also clear instructions on how to set up the track.

Tonka Climb-overs Boulder Escape

The jeep comes with batteries already installed but there’s a small piece of plastic that needs to be removed so that it will work.  You’ll need to remove the cover of the jeep but instructions are very clear on how to do this.  The track was also easy to put together and Joseph was ready to play in next to no time.

Tonka Climb-Overs Boulder Escape

Tonka Climb-Overs Boulder Escape

You press the yellow button on the jeep and it will zoom along the track and through the tunnel where it triggers the boulder.  The boulder will either end up in front or behind the jeep, if it lands in front the jeep will push it around the track and if it lands behind it will chase it for until it’s momentum runs out.  Sometimes the boulder will come off the tracks and occasionally the jeep will do too but this only adds to the fun as Joseph loves to chase them around.

Tonka Climb-Overs Boulder Escape     Tonka Climb-Overs Boulder Escape

Joseph loves the set and has loads of fun with it, he’s also had hours of enjoyment with the jeep on it’s own as it will, as the name suggests, climb-over anything!

The Tonka Climb-Overs range will be available at Argos soon with prices starting at just £6.99.

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