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Product Description

The Tonka Classics Trencher is specially designed for digging and dumping fun! Use the backhoe to dig trenches, then scoop and dump the load with the working bucket. There's no job too big for this hardworking vehicle. With Tonka tough styling, this vehicle is built to last and guaranteed for life!



Did you know that "Tonka" means "great" in Sioux? It's no surprise considering just how long this great, reliable brand of toy trucks has been around! In 1947, the first Tonka brand toy trucks were actually designed and manufactured by the Mound Metalcraft Company, a small garden toll manufacturer operating from a small schoolhouse basement in Minnesota. In their first year of operation, a staff of only a half dozen people produced a total of 37,000 metal trucks with two designs. This inventory sold out in just a few months as many post-World War II families quickly accepted this new toy. As a result, in 1949, the first Tonka dump truck was introduced launching the first generation of the Tonka brand's family tree. Today, the Tonka brand upholds the same premise it was found on: a toy should be durable and provide the child with as much play value possible. Find Tonka products right here at Toys R Us!

Additional Info

454979

A55C9CE7

021664925348

92534

2 pounds

16.2 x 9.6 x 5.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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Funrise 1001120Tonka Steel Trencher
 
4.4

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (63)
  • Fun (51)
  • Well constructed (48)
  • Easy to operate (47)
  • Easy to assemble (11)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)
  • Difficult to control (3)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (51)
  • Young children (37)
  • Indoors (31)
  • All ages (26)
  • Older children (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (30), Parent of two or more children (24), Working parent (22), First time parent (14), Stay at home parent (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (55), No (21)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again and again

this toy is one of the best and oldest made i like the fact that it is made out of metal and not all PLACTICT which means it will with stand all kinds of weather...Read complete review

this toy is one of the best and oldest made i like the fact that it is made out of metal and not all PLACTICT which means it will with stand all kinds of weather and not break and fall apart it is one of the best outside toys ever made and you should continue making them like this one

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

I would NOT buy this item.

Steel should be removed from the name of the product. The only metal is the the yellow section and that is a light wrapping. I had thought this was to be the same as...Read complete review

Steel should be removed from the name of the product. The only metal is the the yellow section and that is a light wrapping. I had thought this was to be the same as the Original Tonka toys. Was ordering for my Grandson out of state. Thought I would give ordering from home a try, do not like crowds. What a dream way of shopping, this was a disapointment. This come in the mail and it is PLASTIC! If I wanted plastic I would have ordered plastic not an item that stated it had steel in it. Those buckets won't last a day out side in the dirt. Packing of the box was a real treat too. Had to put the Dump Truck back together on the Little Tykes because it was apart. The box was smashed. Not enough packing material to keep stuff secured and from shifting. Box too flimmsy.

Reviewed by 79 customers

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5.0

Very sturdy

By Mom of boy

from Seattle, WA

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Ages

      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

      Arms and shovels move easily and can dig well with them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      My son loves it

      By CT Mom

      from CT

      About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Operate
      • Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Young Children

        Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

        My son loves the tracks on this and has been playing with it every day for a week.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Like Product

        By Vijay Shah

        from McDonough GA

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Operate
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Ages

          Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

          Great

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect for 6 year old

          By Godmother

          from Philly PA

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Operate
          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 5 and up
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

            Got this for my godson when he turned 6 for use in the sandbox. At 6 he was old enough to figure out how to manipulate all the levers and slides to make the scoop and digger parts function. Then having the coordination and manual dexterity to make the scoop dump the sand into the dump truck really gave him an amazing look of pride and accomplishment. Great investment in junior level empowerment!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            I WOULD BUY LOTS OF THESE TRUCKS THE KIDS LOVE THEM

            By GRANDMA

            from MEAD WASHINGTON

            About Me Grandparent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fun
            • Well Constructed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors
              • Young Children

              Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

              THE KIDS SPEND HOURS PLAYING WITH THIS IN THEIR SANDBOX THEY CARRRY IT ALL OVER THEIR HOUSE TOO

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              My toddler loves it!

              By Max the Dirt Digger!

              from Butler, NJ

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Operate
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Older Children
                • Outdoors
                • Young Children

                Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                Useful with the rest of his Tonka outdoor construction vehicles. My sons words "I like that it digs and drives on the tracks!"

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                My Grandson Loves It

                By Denise

                from Meadville PA

                About Me Grandparent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Operate
                • Fun
                • Well Constructed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Older Children
                  • Outdoors
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                  I purchased it for my grandson for his birthday. He loves it. It has been added to his collection of Tonka toys.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Product well made.

                  By Grandma

                  from Modesto Ca

                  About Me Grandparent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Operate
                  • Fun
                  • Well Constructed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Ages
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                    Nice size toy to play in the sandbox. Grandson loves it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Sturdy toy good for outside

                    By Parent of 2

                    from Eagle River, AK

                    About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Operate
                    • Fun
                    • Well Constructed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Ages
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                      This is a great toy for playing outside and digging in the dirt/ sand. We plan to take it camping this summer because it is sturdy and don't fear it breaking from packing and traveling. Toys R Us price matched this toy for us.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Toy!

                      By favorite aunt

                      from Clarksville TN

                      About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Operate
                      • Fun
                      • Well Constructed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Ages
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                        I got this for my nephew's 8th birthday and he loved it! Actually he pushed the other toys he got to the side and started playing with the Tonka steel trencher. His brothers and sister wanted to play with it too. I'm glad he really enjoyed the birthday present!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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