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  • Genre:ANTIQUES And COLLECTIBLES
  • SubGenre:Toys
  • Language:English
  • Pages:148
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667860282

Collectors Guide to Tonka Fire & Rescue Vehicles

by Micah D. James

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Overview
This is the most comprehensive Tonka Fire & Rescue Guide written to date. Identification picture guides including decal, ladder, hoses, hydrants, wheels, toy front and rear views, make toy identification a simple task! Chapters showing colorful pictures of shipping boxes, Tiny Tonka's, Mini Tonka's, Regular series Rescue Vehicles, Pumpers, Aerial Ladder, and Regular sets make up the bulk of the guide showing detailed pictures of every fire and rescue toy manufactured by Tonka from 1954-1980. Additional chapters on Japan and New Zealand manufactured Tonka Fire & Rescue toys are for the advanced collectors who love the hunt of finding foreign made toys. The Smokey Bear chapter is the most comprehensive listing of these limited production toys detailing every set made. Private Label, Tonka employee, Promotional items, Performance awards, and a collection of original Tonka point of sale and store signs are all from the authors personal collection.
Description

The author has been collecting, researching and documenting Tonka toys for almost 30 years. A volunteer Fire & Rescue member for ten years adds to his love and history of fire trucks. Identification picture guides including decal, ladder, hoses, hydrants, wheels, toy front and rear views, make toy identification a simple task! Chapters showing colorful pictures of shipping boxes, Tiny Tonka's, Mini Tonka's, Regular series Rescue Vehicles, Pumpers, Aerial Ladder, and Regular sets make up the bulk of the guide showing detailed pictures of every fire and rescue toy manufactured by Tonka from 1954-1980.

About the author

Micah has been playing with Tonka's since his birth in 1970. His wife purchased a mini Tonka cement mixer for his office shelf in the fall of 1993. He took the toy apart to clean it and loved how well it was made. His wife said "You need a hobby" so he has been collecting ever since. He currently has hundreds of original Tonka sales and production documents from around the world. His collection has grown to several thousand Tonka Toys from around the world with future books in the works. He is a historian preserving the history of Tonka Toys for future generations.

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