Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

Follow this blog for the new, the unusual, the rare and cool Generation 1 G1 Transformers toys. Reviews, news, toy resources, galleries, unboxing, opinions and personal reflections on vintage toys.

Tonka Spiral Zone Prototypes

Tonka Spiral Zone Prototype & Preproduction Toys We recently received a collection of vintage prototypes 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 […]

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Tonka Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Prototypes

Tonka Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Prototype & Preproduction Toys We recently received a collection of vintage prototypes and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive! The collection included some Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers – this is just a sample, not all are shown.  The collection included pre-production mock-ups, hardcopies, first shots, test shots, engineering […]

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Tonka Steel Monsters Prototypes

Tonka Steel Monsters Prototype & Preproduction Toys We recently received a collection of vintage prototypes 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 […]

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Tonka Rock Lords Prototypes

Tonka Rock Lords Prototype & Preproduction Toys We recently received a collection of vintage prototypes 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 […]

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Tonka GoBots Prototypes

Tonka GoBots Prototype & Preproduction Toys We recently received a collection of vintage prototypes 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 & MORE! […]

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Top 10 Starscream Toys #10-6

Egotistical, self-centered, cowardly, spiteful, and traitorous, a vile concoction of personality traits that define one of the most popular Decepticons, Starscream. Despite the personality flaws that define him, this character has remained a mainstay in Transformers toy lines and Media. The toy that would become Starscream was originally known as Jetrobo from the Diaclone toy […]

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