Life with kids in Sydney City
One of our favourite toy brands, Tonka, turned 70 this year and to celebrate, we were given some brand new samples from their Tinys range to review.
We received 2 playsets and 3 of their singles to play with and they are still, 2 weeks later, a favourite go-to in our household.
Take your Tonka Tinys on an epic adventure through the Car Crush Escape Playset! Featuring a working crane, car crusher and catapult, you can crush it and launch it to your heart’s content! The Car Crush Escape Playset includes an exclusive Tonka Tinys vehicle and is compatible with every vehicle in the line. All Tonka Tinys playsets can be connected to expand your Tonka Tinys world! Appropriate for ages 5 years and up.
RRP $17.00 Ages3+
This playset has so much to offer. A crane for picking up little cars and crushing them in a red industrial style vice; a secret trapdoor escape; levers and toggles; and things that fly. Bo and Lily took to it immediately and were soon giggling together (when they weren't fighting over it).
As the name suggests, it is a 'tiny' playset which means it fits well into little hands like my 2-year-olds. He loves making engine and truck noises as he plays. It's also small enough to tuck it away neatly on the toy shelf.
It was easy to put together, which was also part of the fun. It's lightweight, so can be carried around and won't hurt baby toes if it falls. The mechanisms are also easy to handle and really inventive. Like being in a real car crushing yard.
Take your Tonka Tinys on an epic adventure through the Blast & Dash Quarry Playset! Race down the slide, take a perilous ride over the toppling tower, and activate the real working detonator! The Blast & Dash Quarry Playset includes an exclusive Tonka Tinys vehicle and is compatible with every vehicle in the line. All Tonka Tinys playsets can be connected to expand your Tonka Tinys world! Appropriate for ages 5 years and up. Collect them all!
The kids also loved the Blast and Dash set. This one allowed them to race the cars around a bit more, over paths and through tunnels and over bridges. There is also a dynamite mechanism which is really fun to use. As the picture above shows, we were also able to connect it to the Car Crush Escape set which was totally cool.
Again, it was quick to assemble, lightweight and stored easily away.
Hours of fun to be had.
Tonka Tinys are the perfect vehicles to take on the go! These micro-sized vehicles are built Tonka tough and feature the same great styling as the classic Tonka vehicles. These vehicles are perfect for vehicle-loving kids or collectors! Tonka Tinys are the perfect pocket-sized vehicles to create adventures wherever you are. Choose from over 50 different replicas of real-life trucks. Each vehicle comes with its own garage for storing and Stacking!
RRP $4.99 Ages3+
My older, 7-year-old daughter is totally obsessed with surprise eggs and the like, so she was super excited about opening up the 3 Tonka Tiny Singles we received. We got some cool little cars and trucks to add to our set. The kids favourite was the police car. The little garage they come with is also really fun and a great addition to the bigger playsets. It's also a convenient way to store these little vehicles and keep them from getting lost.
I totally see us adding to the collection in the future.
Stockist: Available at BIG W, TOYS R US, TOYWORLD & other toy stores