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Basic Fun!, the master licensee for the TONKA brand is kicking off the 75th anniversary celebration dubbed “Together We Tonka.” The year-long celebration will feature a kickoff with superstar Shaquille O’Neal, photo contests, calls to action to take a ‘screen-free TONKA summer’ and various product releases including past favorites such as:

  • Retro Tonka Steel Classic Bulldozer (available now): Made with cold-rolled steel, this sturdy 12.5″ long Bulldozer can move dirt and gravel with the articulated blade. Designed to last, it features working treads for realistic construction play. 
  • Commemorative 1968 Tonka Mighty Dump Truck (available this Summer): Part of a limited series inspired by the earlier years, this special edition celebrates the 1968 Mighty Dump Truck and features a fire red cab, articulated golden dump bed made of cold-rolled steel, original markings, and the commemorative 75th Anniversary badge.

…present-day toys such as:

  • Tonka Steel Classics Mighty Dump Truck (available now): At the heart of TONKA, is the iconic 17″ long Mighty Dump Truck that generations grew up with – built TONKA Tough! with cold-rolled steel and ready for hauling even the toughest jobs. Move the bed up and down to trigger its unloading action.
  • Tonka Monster Metal Movers – New for 2022 (available now): Reigning 3″ tall, these 1:64 scale vehicles feature soft, super grip tires – great for indoor/outdoor play. Kids can collect the whole fleet, including a Monster Dump Truck, Front Loader, Cement Mixer, and more.  

…and new toys including:

  • Tonka Mighty Monster RC, Steel Dump Truck (available this Fall): The first-ever Tonka RC made with steel will be the must-have holiday gift. Featuring 4-in-1 monster action: haul, dump, plow, and perform 360-degree stunts, the Mighty Monster RC can clear obstacles big and small, then dominate any jobsite or game room with its high torque tank steering, 4-wheel drive, and monster lightweight foam tires.  

“We’re excited to celebrate 75 years of TONKA Tough! with a full line-up of vehicles inspiring imaginative, active experiences that families want to share together,” said Maureen Dilger, Basic Fun! senior director of global brand marketing.

“TONKA has been a favorite all over the world selling over 300 million trucks since 1947. We’re thrilled to partner with Basic Fun! to celebrate such a major milestone,” said Jess Richardson, VP Global Toys & Games Licensing at Hasbro.

Find out more here.

Basic Fun! Kicks Off Tonka’s 75th Anniversary Campaign, “Together, We Tonka” with Brand Spokesperson Shaquille O’Neal, Plus, Commemorative Products That Celebrate Tonka’s Iconic Past, Present and Future

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