Are you a truck lover? Does your heart beat a little faster at the sight of four-wheel drive machine? It’s ok, mine does too. For us truck fanatics, our love of trucks didn’t start when we got our driver’s license. It started when we were kids playing on the floor, making engine sounds, and pushing around a mighty Tonka Truck that was almost as big as we were.
What’s so special about a Tonka Truck? It isn’t just their construction (although they can last for generations), it isn’t only their realistic design, and it isn’t just their true-to-life detailing. Tonka trucks are so beloved because they allow boys and girls to dream and to dream big. When a six-year old is playing with a Tonka firetruck, he’s not just playing with his truck. At that moment, he’s a heroic fireman rescuing strangers from a burning building. When you see a toddler pushing around a bulldozer, he’s not just pushing it. He’s in that truck, pushing dirt and building himself a racetrack. A little boy pushing a tractor in the driveway is, at that moment, a farmer in charge of the biggest farm in the midwest.
The reason that Tonka trucks are still popular after 60 plus years is because they allow children to become heroes, dream big, and to create their own grand adventures. Whether it’s a Tow Truck, a Tonka Dump Truck, or a Steel Bulldozer – your child or grandchild is sure to get years of dream building and epic adventures out of their Tonka Truck.