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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 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (98)
  • Fun (89)
  • Well constructed (79)
  • Easy to operate (76)
  • Easy to assemble (19)

Cons

  • Flimsy (7)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Difficult to control (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (77)
  • Young children (58)
  • Indoors (50)
  • All ages (45)
  • Older children (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (46), Parent of two or more children (45), Working parent (34), First time parent (17), Stay at home parent (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (93), No (28)

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 131 customers

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5.0

Good value

By Mom of Spoiled Boy

from Jackson, MI

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun
  • Well Constructed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Ages

    Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

    It's Tonka brand, so the quality is great. Real metal, won't break in a day. My son enjoys it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Every little boys dream machine

    By Heather

    from Monkton, VT

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Operate
    • Fun
    • Well Constructed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Ages
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

      This is a well build toy. Great for multi age groups.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      1.0

      I will never order from toyrus again

      By Mimi

      from Crandall ga

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

          Have not received this toy just the credit card bill

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By Jude

          from Denver CO

          About Me Grandparent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fun
          • Well Constructed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Ages
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

            Can't ever go wrong with Tonka trucks for kids. Holds up for years - inside or outside. All ages have fun.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            We love Tonka trucks, we will continue buy these.

            By Kim

            from Naples,Florida

            About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            See all my reviews

            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:

              We have been buying Tonka trucks since our boys were little. Now we have grandsons who spend hours outside in the dirt playing with there trucks. Thank you for continuing make a great product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Wondeful toy for kid of any age

              By Missbull

              from North Carolina

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

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Operate
              • Fun
              • Well Constructed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Ages
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                My two boys absolutely love this toy. The metal tonkas are much better than the plastic for outside and last much longer. My sons will sit for hours in the yard "working" in their construction site. My sons are ages 3 and almost 6 and this truck will probably be around for a while. I will be buying more from this line

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great product!

                By Wayne

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fun
                • Well Constructed
                • What boy doesn't want to move dirt?

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                  Thank heavens that Tonka still makes great quality steel toys. This was bought for a very active 5 year old boy, who has been able to easily break plastic toy trucks and cars. But this trencher as well as the fire truck from last year are doing great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  great item

                  By big time

                  from Albuquerque, NM

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

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Easy to Operate
                  • Fun
                  • Well Constructed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                    Easy to open, doesn't brake easy, tough, durable, fun

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Classic toy

                    By Greg P

                    from Westland MI

                    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Assemble
                    • Easy to Operate
                    • Fun
                    • Well Constructed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Ages
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                      Enjoyed them as a kid, and love passing them to next generation

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Great truck

                      By Videodot

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Aunt

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Operate
                      • Fun
                      • Well Constructed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Young Children

                        Comments about Funrise 1001120 Tonka Steel Trencher:

                        It is a christmas gift for my nephew

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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