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Question: Did You have a Tonka Mighty Dump Truck Growing Up?
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« on: October 17, 2006, 02:21:13 PM »



I'm going to buy one for my son for Christmas...he's a bit young for it, but I can't wait for him to have it.

It was one of my favorite toys ever.  Anyone else?
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006, 02:27:33 PM »

Of course!  That is a toy that no boy should be without, IMO.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006, 02:59:02 PM »

Yes, I had one of those.  Are they still making them all metal or have they cheaped out with plastic?
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006, 03:35:57 PM »

$#@& YEAH, man.  And ditto CeeKay; you gotta have a metal one.

Metal Tonka Trucks >>>>>>>> Plastic toy trucks
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006, 03:51:43 PM »

Oh yea. I had the big crane too and some other metal ones. Nothing like sitting in the dirt plowing it up. I'd probably be yelling at my kids if they did that now.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2006, 05:10:13 PM »

TODR

(Too old. Don't remember.)

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2006, 05:57:40 PM »

I used to sit on mine and ride it down hills.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006, 07:47:31 PM »

Yes, my buddy even had the Backhoe, until we left it in the driveway and his mom drove right over it, needless to say we were punished for being sloppy little kids smile
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006, 07:52:29 PM »

Yepper, I think you qualify for a deprived childhood if you didn't have the dump truck.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2006, 10:11:01 PM »

My parents were moving out of the house they lived for over 30 years a couple years ago. They had boxes from the attic that I picked through and found my old Tonka Steam Roller, which I probably hadn't played with since I was 5 or 6, 33 years ago. I took it and a few other toys from my youth that were in good condition.
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2006, 10:47:55 PM »

We couldn't afford one. Damn things weighed ten pounds and were 3 feet long. I'm not sure but I think you had to hire a driver for them.
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2006, 11:02:24 PM »

Me and my brother both had one.  It is still buried in the backyard of the house I grew up in, my dad paved that area shortly after my brother and I buried the trucks there.  I think the idea was that they were caught in a construction accident or something like that(a wall of dirt falling on them).   Anyways, one day we come home from school to find the area covered in concrete.   We never could get permission to break up the cement to reclaim our trucks.

It has since become a dream of mine to someday buy that house just so I can dig those trucks up.  They were built to last, I have no doubt they are still in working order, preserved like dinosaurs caught in the tar pits of my misspent youth.
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2006, 12:46:38 AM »

I cut myself horribly on mine smile

Had an excavator and bulldozer too, do they still make those?  Oh, and a crane.
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2006, 01:48:09 AM »

Yep we had that dump truck and then I also remember having what I think was a Tow truck.  It was orange or red and had two arms in the back that had strings with hooks so you could tow the others.

They were awesome.

I have seem some around the toy sections but they all seem to have gone the plastic route.
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2006, 12:52:16 PM »

Quote from: gameoverman on October 17, 2006, 11:02:24 PM

It has since become a dream of mine to someday buy that house just so I can dig those trucks up.  They were built to last, I have no doubt they are still in working order, preserved like dinosaurs caught in the tar pits of my misspent youth.

That is such a fine paragraph.  Just perfect.
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2006, 02:33:20 PM »

I had a couple of those bad boys when I was little and they were all steel.
I had the road grader, bulldozer, and a few dump trucks. Hours of fun and imagination.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2006, 11:58:06 AM »

Looks like this is the current model:



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Looks like the search is on for the original.
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2006, 01:15:36 PM »

Does the fact that this thread started just a few days before we saw one of these on Lost have a deeper meaning?  Hmmmmm.
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2006, 03:21:25 PM »

I had a Mighty Dump this morning.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2006, 03:35:09 PM »

I was privileged.  I had (and still have as I found all of these when I was helping my folks move) the dumptruck, road grader (it had a cool little steering mechanism) the front loader, and the crane (that acted very much like one of those "claw" games.)  I also had a Tonka Chevy Blazer sort of thing.  The wheels could be changed on it by turning the axle a certain direction.  It was big enough that I could sit on top of it and ride it all the way down the driveway.  Those were the days of quality toys.  Now it's all video games and dolls, er, action figures.
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2006, 03:51:09 PM »

Broken home I guess - no Tonka Dump Truck for me.  I got a Commodore 16 instead.  Says a lot doesn't it?
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2006, 04:12:03 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 19, 2006, 03:51:09 PM

Broken home I guess - no Tonka Dump Truck for me.  I got a Commodore 16 instead.  Says a lot doesn't it?

Shouldn't that be '64'?  I remember there was a 64, a 128, the VIC-20 but don't recall a 16.
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2006, 04:14:02 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 19, 2006, 04:12:03 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 19, 2006, 03:51:09 PM

Broken home I guess - no Tonka Dump Truck for me.  I got a Commodore 16 instead.  Says a lot doesn't it?

Shouldn't that be '64'?  I remember there was a 64, a 128, the VIC-20 but don't recall a 16.

I thought the same...  It's just wikipedia as a source, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_16
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2006, 05:51:55 PM »

Quote from: JLu on October 19, 2006, 04:14:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 19, 2006, 04:12:03 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 19, 2006, 03:51:09 PM

Broken home I guess - no Tonka Dump Truck for me.  I got a Commodore 16 instead.  Says a lot doesn't it?

Shouldn't that be '64'?  I remember there was a 64, a 128, the VIC-20 but don't recall a 16.

I thought the same...  It's just wikipedia as a source, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_16

That is correct.  I STILL have that Commie 16 too. smile
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