Monday, 20 December 2010


The one thing we all know about Tonka Toys is that they are indestructible. So - around 40 years ago - my brothers and I decided to put this to the test. The experiment was comprehensive - or as comprehensive as nine and ten year olds can make these matters.

The tests included:

Bashing with various blunt implements - bricks, mallets, hammers and stray lumps of metal.

Dropping from a great height (in this case the top of our cherry tree)

Burning - ultimately by making a fire over the top of the said Tonka

Running over with the garden roller

Throwing against the wall

The tests were repeated for much of an afternoon. And the conclusion....

....that Tonka Toys were (aside from the rubber caterpillar tracks) pretty much indestructible!


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