Simply put, Tonka toys are awesome. From the steel trencher to the classic front loader to the mighty dump truck, just the mention of Tonka invites you into an imaginative, creative world full of dirty, sweaty, seriously-intense play sessions. Void of safety restrictions, nasty politics, and unrealistic deadlines, the Tonka truck worksite is a place of amazing productivity, where for 66 years buds have worked side by side to get the job done (before mom’s dinner call).
If only Tonka had toys for the grownups. Wait – they do.
Funrise Toys, the licensee and manufacturer of Tonka, has uncovered its life-size Tonka T-Rex truck. The base of the bright yellow Tonka T-Rex marketing and promotional rig is a 2012 Ford F-250 Power Stroke. Adorned with custom fabrication and modifications by Galpin Auto Sports, Fab Fours, Highway Products, Kelderman Suspension, and more, the “wow-factor” of the real-life Tonka T-Rex will help it stand out as it serves dutifully in holiday toy drives, family events, parades, and off-road events across the country. Sad to part ways with the Tonka T-Rex? Dry your eyes, adults – Funrise Toys will be releasing the T-Rex toy version in Fall 2014.
Tonka T-Rex Specs (or as we prefer, “Spex” for full effect)
American Force Classic SS8 – 20x10 25mm offset
Toyo 40-inch Open Country M/T (40x15.5R20)
Kelderman 8 to 10-inch fully adjustable 4-link air ride suspension system, powder coated “Tonka yellow”; Fox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks; Tonka logo billet aluminum shock clamps; AccuAir air management system; powder coated front and rear PML differential covers
Fab-Fours Front Premium Full Guard Bumper and Rear Premium Full Bumper and Side Steps/Runners; Warn winch, bumper lights, and rack lights; Highway Products custom lumber rack and custom tool boxes; Bushwacker Pocket Style® Fender Flares
Galpin Auto Sports design, fabrication and installation of Tonka logos and colors throughout interior, Tonka floor mats, painted vents and other pieces, Katzkin yellow and black leather interior
Banks Power AutoMind Programmer®, Banks IQ® 2.0, Monster® Diesel Exhaust, Ram-Air® Intake System, Double Shot™ High-Output Water Methanol System
JL Audio Stealth Box custom made to fit F-250, front and rear 5x7 coaxial speakers, 3L 900/5 AMP – HD 900/5 amplifier; Kenwood HD Entertainment Navigational System, backup and rearview camera, iPhone and iPod interface cable
And from Galpin Auto Sports:
Installation of audio and visual products; installation of Low Jack Alarm System; design and build of custom fabricated Tonka grill; blackout badging; design/printing/installation of full-body vinyl graphic wrap; window tint; headlights/mirror lights/tail lights/reverse lights custom tint; installation of fender flares; custom Line-X black bed liner around grill, fender flares, inside fenders, bed, bumpers, and running boards; custom painted shovel/pick/Hi-Lift Jack; Installation of Big Rig Pull Horn