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4.0 out of 5 stars My old nemesis, back to its former glory, June 12, 2010
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Tonka Classic Mighty Dump Truck, Model# 93918 (Toy)
How gratified I was to see the metal Tonka dumptrucks available to a new generation.
My twin brother had one when we were tots in the late 70's, and he neatly demonstrated its extreme durability of construction and mobility of the parts by seizing the lip of the cargo tray, whipping it around like a nunchaku, and hitting me in the face with the hood of the truck. If parents have doubts about the durability of the toy, let me assure you that the cartilage of my nose yielded before that truck ever would. At 35, I still bear a deep scar across my septum from this fine product.
The child I intend it for today has no siblings as yet, but as an old master of Tonka-fu (the fire truck with extensible ladder makes an excellent weapon for blocking and tangling, I later found), I intend to train him well in the use of this toy. This proud martial arts tradition shall not die out in my time.
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Initial post: Sep 20, 2010 5:43:11 PM PDT
E. Choi says:
Great post! Thanks for the laughs.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2011 2:02:25 PM PDT
Yes this post is flippin' awesome.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 9:28:38 PM PDT
I love it.. this so brought me back to the days of letting a kid play without a helmet. It's great to see you'll be raising your boy "as a boy" and introducing him to the rite of passage known as Tonka. I make sure to buy any boy in the family his first Tonka dump truck as it was my favorite toy for years.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 9:29:35 PM PDT
I love it.. this so brought me back to the days of letting a kid play without a helmet. It's great to see you'll be raising your boy "as a boy" and introducing him to the rite of passage known as Tonka. I make sure to buy any boy in the family his first Tonka dump truck as it was my favorite toy for years.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 11:44:03 AM PDT
Mandi Moore says:
This is laugh out loud funny. Thank you for the great review. I think this is just what I will be getting my 2 year old for his birthday.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 5:37:12 PM PST
Lmao!

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 11:30:39 AM PST
RobCF says:
I trained in bulldozer style, (http://www.amazon.com/Tonka-Retro-Classic-Bulldozer-Vehicle/dp/B0094WKR4E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384802986&sr=8-1&keywords=tonka+bulldozer) but my brother (a man of many disciplines) was well-skilled in Tonka Dump Truck. When I breath in deeply through my nose, the right nostril collapses completely.
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