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N O T D New Old Toy Day

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by String Tree, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    image.jpeg GOt this from my Mother the other Day.
    She had been saving it for me for Decades.
    Or, so it turns out.
    Went through some old Boxes and there it was.

    Kinda cool.
    I used to have a fleet of those things.
    Mine were strictly outdoor, I got filthy playing with them.

  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Tonka oh yeah!
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  3. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    Seems like I may have pushed one of those a few miles over the years.

  4. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    Oh honestly just GROW UP.

    (Brrrm brrrrm . . . beep beep!! Scoop kerrunch brrrrm bwwwm . . .)
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  5. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    That's from back when a Tonka toy could hurt you. I remember those. :)
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  6. stratofortress

    stratofortress Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 25, 2011
    Looks like you took care of your toys.
    Mine were destroyed..
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  7. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    Built to last. I had one. The treads were the weak link.

  8. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs

  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  10. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA

    We never had "those" - that was a depiction of a Caterpillar dozer, and my father worked for Terex, so... :D

  11. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    I was always jealous of my friend who had one, because he could build the "road" in his backyard for my Tonka dump truck.

    Well, until the treads broke.

    I think his had a metal grill, so I'm probably a bit older than the Op.:oops:

    Fond memories. A great gift from your mom.

  12. CharlieO

    CharlieO Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Sarasota, FL
    We had plenty of Tonka and Buddy L toys when we were kids. I managed to hang on to mine from the '50s (they were at my parents' house) until the early '80s when my parents moved. My mom sold them cheap at one of her rummage sales.

    I had one of these

    And one of these

    And one of these

    If I had my way, I would still own them today. As a consolation, my brothers and I got my Dad's toys from the 1920's. Funny how that worked out - Dad's toys were saved and ours went to the yard sale. Here is what I got from my Dad:
    This one is not actually mine, but a sample photo from eBay. Mine is not "restored."

    My brother has this:

    What do you guys have?
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
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  13. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 2, 2010
    Ha ha mine were already older than that when I got them. Well, maybe...
    Had a steam roller big enough to ride on that must have been made when they were really steam powered.
    Hobby horse was wood, with leather parts and hand painted face.
    Little red wagon was brown and also made of wood with turned wood wheels.
    Somewhere a few of these are still around.

    But I did get a brand new Texaco fire engine around Christmas in maybe '63 or so, that was a big favorite. Not sure why.
    I guess I lusted after the Tonkas the other kids had, but I had a big sandy yard and woods, so it all balanced out. Kids were cheaper back then.
    Oh yeah I had firearms too!
    Still have my first Daisy Winchester BB gun too, and also had a couple of those pump shotgun things that you could jam the barrel into the ground and shoot dirt with.

  14. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    I had that exact toy. The treads fell off and I could never get them to go back on. What a pain!

    I also had the crane. The strings constantly came undone. Bah!

    But, I had more fun with those toys than I can even begin to describe -- Great, great stuff!

  15. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Jan 22, 2007
    That is cool!

  16. rghill

    rghill Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Oct 16, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    When we were kids, my grandparents would give us Ertl tractors and accessories every Christmas. My brother still has a big box full of those old toys. They really don't make them like that anymore.

    My cousin worked at a John Deere machinery dealer. Every year he would give my dad a toy airplane, usually in JD green colors. Kind of a running joke, as my dad was always a International Harvester guy, and preferred big red to deer green.

  17. tap4154

    tap4154 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 14, 2009
    Southern California
    There's some of the old orange Tonkas up in the garage of my Mom's home. LOVED those and spent hours in a patch of dirt in our backyard playing with them. I have a repeat customer that has 100's perhaps thousands of them (Tonka and others) restored in his home and on display. He told me you can get new wheels and decals etc very easily. I'm sure the wheels on mine are dust by now.

  18. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    What was the truck that had a steering wheel and a toddler could sit on it , steer and push themselves ? Was that the Texaco Fire Truck ?

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