Monday, November 14, 2011
One Of The Best Things About Thrift Stores Is Never Knowing What (If Anything!) You Are Going To Find When You Step Inside. Status: Something A Little Different.
'Memba metal toys? The kind that could do some serious damage if used "improperly". Does Tonka still make their dump trucks in America? I can't find any good info on dating these particular Tonkas but I'd place them at maybe early to mid '80s. Not at all Modtomic but still a cool vintage(ish) thrift score!
These were in the "bin" at the Goodwill down on Forest Park Parkway meaning they hadn't
been placed in their appropriate area yet. They were so cheap that I just couldn't leave
them behind. I'm gonna throw an ad up on craigslist and see if there's anybody out there
who needs these guys. I took the pics and liked the photos so much that I thought I'd share
the thrift score here! Man, I would have LOVED to have had these when I was little!
Sadly the bucket that goes on the end of the string on the crane is missing. I looked all
through the bin for it in case it had broken free in there. There was a newer Tonka pickup
truck in the bin that I left behind but I would have loved to find the ubiquitous Big dump
truck. That's the toy everybody thinks of when your hear Tonka. I'm pretty sure I'll have
no problem moving these since a guy who came by this afternoon to pick up an 8 track
player / recorder asked if I was going to sell them. I hadn't done any research on them yet
and I wasn't sure what to ask just yet so I told him I'd let him know. I won't be asking
much so I might already have a buyer!