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Tonka: Trucks Prototypes and Preproduction Toys

We recently received a collection of vintage Tonka Trucks prototypes and memorabilia from a former Executive! The collection included some Tonka Trucks. The collection also included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, unproduced & unreleased prototype toys, and more! The pictures present in this article are just a small sampling of the […]

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Tonka: Willow Prototypes and Pre-Production Toys

We recently received a collection of vintage Tonka Willow prototypes and memorabilia from a former Executive! The Willow figure pictured above is just a small sample of the collection.  The collection also included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, unproduced & unreleased prototype toys, and more! Willow Prototype Toys for Sale If […]

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Tonka: Super Naturals Prototypes

We recently received a collection of Tonka Super Naturals prototypes, pre-production toys, and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive! The collection included some Super Naturals – this is just a sample, not all are shown.  The collection included pre-production mock-ups, hard copies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, unproduced & unreleased prototype toys & MORE! […]

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Tonka: Spiral Zone Prototypes

We recently received a collection of vintage Tonka Spiral Zone prototypes, pre-production toys, and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive! The collection included some Spiral Zone – this is just a sample, not all are shown.  The collection included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, unproduced & unreleased prototype toys & MORE! […]

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Tonka: The Adventures of Galaxy Rangers Prototypes and Pre-Productions

We recently received a collection of vintage prototypes and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive! Included in this collection are some Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. However, this is just a sample, we are not displaying the full scope of the collection here.  The collection included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, […]

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Tonka: Steel Monsters Prototypes

We recently received a collection of vintage Tonka Steel Monsters prototypes, pre-production toys, and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive! The collection included some Steel Monsters – this is just a sample, not all are shown.  The collection included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, unproduced & unreleased prototype toys, and so […]

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Tonka: Rock Lords Prototypes

We recently received a collection of vintage Tonka Rock Lords prototypes, pre-production toys,  and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive! The collection included some Rock Lords – this is just a sample, not all are shown.  The collection included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, unproduced & unreleased prototype toys & MORE! […]

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Tonka: GoBots Prototypes

We recently received a collection of vintage Tonka GoBots prototypes, pre-production toys, and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive! The collection included some Go-Bots – this is just a sample, not all are shown.  The collection included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering pilots, unproduced & unreleased prototype toys and more! GoBot Prototype […]

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Prototype Action Figure Collection

Prototype Action Figure Collection Prototype action figure collection coming soon! We recently got in a vintage collection of prototypes and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive. As a vintage toy buyer, I feel the most exciting collections are the ones from the former company employees. His collection included toys in all phases of pre-production. Represented […]

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