Imaginative play with Tonka Diecast Vehicles // Review

Tonka Diecasts

If there’s one toy that Olly, my five year old son, has loved since he was little, it’s a diecast car. He absolutely loves them and his collection of cars is overwhelming. Ones with real tyres, ones with doors that open, ones with headlights that flash, ones with sirens, he’s collecting them all and has a fantastic memory of each and every one of them. Tonka recently sent him a selection of their diecast vehicles and to both of our surprise, he didn’t have them in his collection so you can imagine how delighted he was.

Tonka Diecasts

Tonka are world famous for their incredible collection of realistic diecast cars. Olly was sent their Tonka Diecast Big Rigs, a couple of their Monster Trucks and their three pack of Emergency Vehicles. Having recently reviewed their Tonka Trucks, we already knew what brilliant quality the vehicles were. Each well made to the highest standards with no flimsy parts or pieces.

Tonka Diecasts

Olly has loved playing with each of the vehicles. Although to me and you, they’re just vehicles, they each do something different (according to Olly!) The Big Rigs have an important job to do; the Long Haul Semi-Truck delivers products to shops and supermarkets and the Flat Bed Crate Truck delivers international goods going overseas. Both of which have brilliant detailing and look just like American Big Rigs that we’ve only ever seen on the television. The crate detaches for brilliant interactive play.

Tonka Diecasts

The Monster Trucks have enormous wheels and can plough over anything and everything in their way. The Tonka Monster Garbage Crusher and the Tonka Monster Flame Destroyer both have a rugged design but are built to last. They’re built to a 1:55th scale so they’re identical to their larger counterparts in smaller form.

Tonka Diecasts

The most popular cars in the selection we were sent was the Emergency Vehicles set of three; a Fire Engine, Police Car and an Ambulance. All of the vehicles are UK designs so little ones will be familiar with them after recognising them on the road when they’ve been out and about. Olly’s really enjoyed playing with these and has created many a scenario when the Fire Brigade, the Police and Ambulance staff are needed all at once. The detailing on the cars is realistic and again built to a 1:55th scale.

Tonka Diecasts

Olly has loved playing with his Tonka vehicles. We’ve had the playmat out on many afternoons after school and he even took them away on holiday with us stashed away in his backpack. To us they’re just vehicles, but to children they help unlock a world of creativity and imagination. It’s wonderful to see this come to life in front of us.

Prices are from £6.99 each and the set of three emergency vehicles is priced from £11.99.

Tonka Emergency vehicles

All the Tonka vehicles are suitable for children aged 3 plus and can be purchased instore at ASDA or online with Amazon* (ASDA have 25% off all the TONKA range instore between 11thJune and 11thJuly as part of their Roll-back campaign).

Tonka Diecasts

The giveaway has now ended and the winner is..


Disclosure: We were sent the products above for the purpose of this review and were compensated for hosting the giveaway. All words and images are my own. This post contains an affiliate link which means if you purchase a toy using my link, I get a tiny monetary thank you in return! Thanks. 

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  • Reply Tracy K Nixon 15/06/2018 at 5:47 am

    I love this brand as their vehicles are so durable! I would love to gift the Tonka diecast vehicles to my 2 boys thank you x

  • Reply Beth George 15/06/2018 at 9:00 am

    My son, Nathaniel, is 2 on 5th July. He loves nee naws. He gets go excited when he sees one, or reads a nee naw book or plays with a nee naw toy. Have a tonka quality emergency service set for his birthday would be the perfect present!

  • Reply Kim Styles 15/06/2018 at 9:54 am

    My nephew loves emergency vehicles ! and has cars everywhere he goes- even in his pockets I should win this because that would make me the most popular aunty in the whole of the UK and beyond!!!

  • Reply Robert Price 15/06/2018 at 3:09 pm

    My Grandson Jacob who is car mad

  • Reply Cath Joyce 15/06/2018 at 3:18 pm

    I would love to win as I always enjoyed playing with my brother’s Tonka toys and I would gift them to my nephew

  • Reply sarahjane24carter 15/06/2018 at 3:38 pm

    I would love to win as my stepson really really loves police cars and ambulances he would be over the moon if I won this for him x

  • Reply Sue McCarthy 15/06/2018 at 3:53 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  • Reply plumbobmummy 15/06/2018 at 4:07 pm

    I’d gift them to my 3 year old son Arthur, he loves driving his toy cars about and is very interested in emergency vehicles

  • Reply Delia Sale 15/06/2018 at 4:36 pm

    My little boy loves die-cast cars too but he loves emergency vehicles more and would love this super set to add to his collection xx

  • Reply Pam Hubbard 15/06/2018 at 6:50 pm

    fab prize xx

  • Reply Catherine Jane 15/06/2018 at 7:32 pm

    I’d give to my colleague as her little boy loves vehicles and trucks

  • Reply Solange 15/06/2018 at 7:35 pm

    I’d like to win for my son who would absolute love the Tonka diecast vehicles.

  • Reply Scrapbook Blog 15/06/2018 at 8:05 pm

    I’d love to win for my son, who is car/truck and specifically ‘pleece car’ mad! He would love these :)

  • Reply Rachel Craig 15/06/2018 at 9:07 pm

    Wonderful sturdy toys, great theme for youngsters. Adults can explain the purpose of each vehicle and who would make use of such a vehicle, etc. I wonder love to win these for my young nephew, as he would so enjoy sending vehicle and staff on their way to help sort out an emergency situation. Imaginative play.

  • Reply Pam Gregory 15/06/2018 at 9:24 pm

    Had these typreof card when I was a kid and would love to give to to my nephew as I’m sure he’s love them!

  • Reply Corinne Peat 15/06/2018 at 9:49 pm

    I would love to win these for my youngest son Jacob. He loves imaginative play and all vehicles. They would go great with his play mat too!

  • Reply anthony harrington 15/06/2018 at 10:40 pm

    I love Tonka toys, so well made and detailed, I would like to win these for my little Grandson.

  • Reply Iain Maciver 15/06/2018 at 11:00 pm

    perfect for my nephews they would be over the moon

  • Reply elizabeth bazley 16/06/2018 at 9:07 am

    I would like to win these Tonka toys for my Granddaughter

  • Reply Jade Hewlett 16/06/2018 at 10:23 am

    I would give them to my cousins as they love cars

  • Reply Susan Smith 16/06/2018 at 3:24 pm

    I would give these to my Grandson, he would have so much fun with them

  • Reply Andrea Fletcher 16/06/2018 at 4:51 pm

    This would be perfect for my grandson who loves fire engines.

  • Reply greig23 16/06/2018 at 5:48 pm

    love to win for my little nephew who is mad on toy cars and would so enjoy playing with them

  • Reply Sophie Mei Lan 16/06/2018 at 6:13 pm

    My daughters would love these and my hubby too! Fun for all the family… And no screens hurrah!

  • Reply Tracy Hanley 16/06/2018 at 8:03 pm

    My grandson would just love these , hes car made , plays with them for hours

  • Reply Jo Hutchings 16/06/2018 at 8:25 pm

    My little boy also loves all vehicles but especially fire engines as his daddy’s a firefighter so I’d love to win for him.

  • Reply Margaret Gallagher 16/06/2018 at 10:36 pm

    Love for my nephews
    Robust and withstanding the rigours of life

  • Reply sarah Mackay 16/06/2018 at 11:10 pm

    I would love to win this as I know my daughter Morgan would love it.

  • Reply Ashley whitbread 17/06/2018 at 8:43 am

    My son just loves Tonkas! He adores the tinys so w9uld be amazing to add to his collection xx

  • Reply Dale Dow 17/06/2018 at 12:03 pm

    I would love to win as this is the sort of thing my nephew likes

  • Reply Hannah Wallington 17/06/2018 at 9:26 pm

    My son would love it, he’s obsessed with trucks.

  • Reply Lydia Joy 18/06/2018 at 10:29 am

    I think toys like this are staple, classic toys that all boys and girls should have the joy of playing with. I’d like them because I know they’re quality, well made toys that would last – my boys would be able to enjoy them time and time again without me worrying about them breaking.

  • Reply Karen Barrett 18/06/2018 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you, I would love to win for my grandson, Matthew, he loves his cars, as you can tell from my window sills!

  • Reply Laura F 18/06/2018 at 8:49 pm

    I would love to win these for my vehicle mad youngest son.

  • Reply Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) 18/06/2018 at 10:47 pm

    These are great! My daughter would have loads of fun playing with them.

  • Reply Amie Richards 19/06/2018 at 2:42 pm

    I would love them for my children who love playing with any kinds of vehicles

  • Reply Alison Johnson 19/06/2018 at 6:30 pm

    They would be for my Grandson. He loves his cars & vehicles & is always running them up & down our garden path.

  • Reply Christine Sutherland 19/06/2018 at 11:07 pm

    I would love to win these for my grandson

  • Reply Rebecca Barnes 20/06/2018 at 12:42 pm

    I’d love to win to be able to give these to our friend’s little girl, Lyra! She’ll just be old enough to be interested in these on her next birthday!

  • Reply Lesley Deller 20/06/2018 at 4:14 pm

    I still have some Tonka Toys that my son (now 31) played with and my grandson loves them so these would be for him if I won.

  • Reply JOHN MILLS 21/06/2018 at 6:39 pm

    I played with Tonka as a child and all my children have too. Great brand and fun toys.

  • Reply lynn neal 22/06/2018 at 12:43 pm

    I would love to win for my grandsons to play with on their car mat!

  • Reply sarah fielding 22/06/2018 at 3:35 pm

    I would love to win this for my nephew! Looks fabulous!

  • Reply Linda Ford 23/06/2018 at 8:49 am

    I would love to win these for my nephews, they love to play with my boyhood Tonka vehicles which are still going strong 10 years after they were bought! These Tonka vehicles would be a great addition to their collection xx

  • Reply Stefany Acaster 23/06/2018 at 1:38 pm

    I would love to win to give to my nieces who are very proud their dad is a fireman.

  • Reply Kerry Smith 23/06/2018 at 4:42 pm

    My son loves toy cars and Tonka is really nostalgic for me as I used to play with them with my brother when I was little.

  • Reply JULIE WARD 23/06/2018 at 6:59 pm

    Would like to win for grandsons birthday, my sons had Tonka toys when they were little, great value for the money

  • Reply Sharon Hirst 24/06/2018 at 8:24 am

    My nephew who is car mad world love this, great brand and very durable

  • Reply Clare Hubbard 24/06/2018 at 8:47 am

    I love the Tonka brand, always well made. My two sons would love these.

  • Reply Kerry H 24/06/2018 at 6:46 pm

    These are so bright and durable. My son is obsessed with emergency vehicles since being at our town’s parade! He would love these.

  • Reply Abigail 24/06/2018 at 7:28 pm

    I’d love to win these for my little brothers, they love to whizz their cars about super fast so the durability of Tonka doesn’t go amiss.

  • Reply christine westlake 24/06/2018 at 8:48 pm

    my grandson loves emergency vehicles- we are busy potty training so this would be a fab reward for him.

  • Reply Anonymous 24/06/2018 at 10:38 pm

    Well I am a nana and love Diecast cars etc, of course I may let my grandchildren play with them

  • Reply Tee Simpson 24/06/2018 at 10:48 pm

    I really love how robust Tonka are. I have a vehicle obsessed nephew who I would gift it to. He would be ao chuffed.

  • Reply Kelly 24/06/2018 at 11:04 pm

    I’d like to win for my 4 year old son he loves cars and Tonka are very good quality.

  • Reply AMANDA W 25/06/2018 at 1:22 pm

    my little man would love these! hes a total emergency fanatic!

  • Reply sandy ralph 25/06/2018 at 6:44 pm

    tonka toys are so strong and great quality, so i would love to win these for my grandson

  • Reply paula cheadle 26/06/2018 at 12:56 am

    I love the quality, my grandson would love these

  • Reply emilyh13 26/06/2018 at 1:10 pm

    I’d like to win as I have 2 road rugs in my extension and these would be great for when the nieces and nephews visit.

  • Reply JANET EMPSON 26/06/2018 at 1:20 pm

    grandson staying in the school hols so this would be a nice treat for him

  • Reply Clive Gerrard 26/06/2018 at 1:23 pm

    Always good quality toys with Tonka

  • Reply cazzie rawden 26/06/2018 at 1:26 pm

    I would like to win them for my grandson who is just mad about vehicles and wan’ts to be a menchic when he grows up

  • Reply Catherine Bullas 26/06/2018 at 1:32 pm

    My son Oliver. Hes car mad and seeing as he’s my 5th child the majority of his cars are hand me downs. He would love to get some which are just his.

  • Reply Steven S 26/06/2018 at 1:38 pm

    Love to win for my 2 kids, eldest is 9 youngest is 3 but both love playing together with their cars and characters.

  • Reply Karen Barrett 26/06/2018 at 1:49 pm

    Such durable toys, I’d love to win for my grandson, Matthew, he loves his cars… my windowsills are a testament to this!

  • Reply julie laing 26/06/2018 at 1:51 pm

    My son, he loves vehicles.

  • Reply Debbie Bird 26/06/2018 at 2:27 pm

    Fabulous brand really top quality toys built to last would love for my grandson

  • Reply kymmie (@kymmieK84) 26/06/2018 at 3:00 pm

    I would love to win these and put them away for when my nephew is a bit older.

  • Reply Marycarol 26/06/2018 at 3:24 pm

    I know my nephew would love these x

  • Reply Rachel Butterworth 26/06/2018 at 4:18 pm

    I love the classic style of these toys. I would give them to my nephew.

  • Reply Amanda Holloway 26/06/2018 at 4:24 pm

    My daughter loves cars so its good to encourage her that they are not just for boys!

  • Reply Inga andersen 26/06/2018 at 4:25 pm

    I’d give it to my 2 great nephews, they have a huge train set with trees and a station and the vehicles would make a fab addition for playing with it all :)

  • Reply hayley pemberton 26/06/2018 at 5:48 pm

    this would be a fab present for my nephew leo as he loves cars

  • Reply Simon Tutthill 26/06/2018 at 6:09 pm

    My nephew would absolutely love this stunning prize

  • Reply Sidrah Ahmed 26/06/2018 at 7:18 pm

    I would love this for my nephew for his 3rd birthday as he loves car

  • Reply Anne Bostwick 26/06/2018 at 7:49 pm

    My grandson Alfred would love Tonka toys – he loves toy emergency vehicles.

  • Reply Chloe Taylor 26/06/2018 at 8:15 pm

    I would love to win to gift to my young cousins, they really enjoy playing with transport toys and it would be great fun for a rainy day!

  • Reply Anne Brookes 26/06/2018 at 8:38 pm

    My grandsons would love these

  • Reply sarah knightley 26/06/2018 at 9:06 pm

    My son would love these,he loves anything that moves

  • Reply niall 26/06/2018 at 9:16 pm

    I would gift these to our grandson Frankie, loves all types of blue light vehicles….NEE NAAA, NEE NAAA……LOVE IM………. he’s two

  • Reply leanne weir 26/06/2018 at 10:03 pm

    I would love to win as my as my boy loves police cars

  • Reply Lorraine Tinsley 26/06/2018 at 10:04 pm

    I’d love to win for my daughter, she loves emergency vehicles. She waved at a fire engine yesterday and got really excited when they waved back

  • Reply Abby 26/06/2018 at 10:08 pm

    My son is obsessed with little toy cars right now, it’s all he wants to play with. He especially likes the wee woo (ambulance) and fire truck!

  • Reply Abby 26/06/2018 at 10:10 pm

    My son would absolutely love these! He loves little toy cars at the moment, especially the fire truck and ambulance! :)

  • Reply Tammy Tudor 26/06/2018 at 10:11 pm

    I would gift them to my friend’s little boy who is car mad!

  • Reply Bob Clark 26/06/2018 at 10:45 pm

    our darling grand daughter – needs to get more boyish toys

  • Reply Sophie Hedley 26/06/2018 at 10:45 pm

    I’d love to win for my nephew as he is obsessed with emergency vehicles at the moment!

  • Reply Denise 26/06/2018 at 11:00 pm

    My Grandson would love playing with these, as I would. Well made, safe, good quality toys that last for years.

  • Reply Maggie V 26/06/2018 at 11:57 pm

    Both my sons had Tonka toys which lasted forever. In fact my grandson has one or two which where stored away in the loft and are getting played with and loved again. So I would love these for my grandson.

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  • Reply Tom Baines 27/06/2018 at 6:44 am

    great for the boys, tom wants to be a copper and paul a fireman ….lol you never know

  • Reply michelle o'neill 27/06/2018 at 7:53 am

    would love to win for my grandaughter

  • Reply aniesteph 27/06/2018 at 11:05 am

    My nephew would blooming love these!

  • Reply Rebecca Howells (@Regrash7) 27/06/2018 at 12:30 pm

    My nephew is car crazy! This would keep him entertained and out of mischief!

  • Reply amy bondoc 27/06/2018 at 1:33 pm

    id love to win for my nephew xx

  • Reply dana 27/06/2018 at 3:33 pm

    I would like to win for my son who loves playing with cars

  • Reply Rich Tyler 27/06/2018 at 4:38 pm

    I’d love to #WIN for my 2 little boys, they love cars & tonka toys last for years! would be amazing just to put huge smiles on their faces :))

  • Reply Emma Hicks 27/06/2018 at 5:47 pm

    I’d love to win these lovely cars for my nephew who is car crazy!! :-)

  • Reply Elzbieta Znyk 27/06/2018 at 6:02 pm

    I would love to win it for my daughter she loves cars!

  • Reply adrian price 27/06/2018 at 6:04 pm

    id love to win these toys as a present for my nephew Max

  • Reply David Reeves 27/06/2018 at 7:21 pm

    Fab – takes me back years!

  • Reply Ren Taylor 27/06/2018 at 7:58 pm

    I love Tonka toys as they are lovely quality and i know my nephew Eli would love these ❤

  • Reply Kate EM Davies 27/06/2018 at 11:46 pm

    My son loves his trucks so I would love win these for him.

  • Reply Jamie Millard 28/06/2018 at 1:59 am

    my wee boy Damon loves his cars, he’d love these.

  • Reply Zoe L 28/06/2018 at 9:22 am

    Tonka are so durable and both of my kids love playing with them, so if I was to win I would give them to my children to allow them to play

  • Reply amanda j greensmith 28/06/2018 at 11:01 am

    my grandson would love these

  • Reply ruth lee 28/06/2018 at 11:27 am

    my son would love these and will keep him amused

  • Reply missielizzieandmyshadow 28/06/2018 at 1:35 pm

    I loved Tonka Trucks as a kid. I’d love to win and give them to our school – they do a whole topic on ‘people who help us’ so these would be great for role playing

  • Reply Tracy Hanson (@STORMTIGER5) 28/06/2018 at 1:53 pm

    OOH lovely. My great-nephew Maxx would love these. Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Caroline Signey 28/06/2018 at 6:52 pm

    I would like to win for my son he would spend hours playing with them

  • Reply Cathryn Crawshaw 28/06/2018 at 8:21 pm

    perfect for my daughter ava she loves playing cars

  • Reply Pauline Burroughs 28/06/2018 at 8:40 pm

    I’d love to win these for my grandson. He loves his police car so I’m pretty sure that he’d love these

  • Reply Sharon Burroughs 28/06/2018 at 9:18 pm

    I would love to win for my little boy who is car mad

  • Reply modzy78 28/06/2018 at 11:09 pm

    I’d either give them to my daughter or take them into work for my Foundation children to use.

  • Reply Adrian Bold 28/06/2018 at 11:23 pm

    I would like to win these for my nephew who loves his vehicles.

  • Reply Jenny Rogers 28/06/2018 at 11:31 pm

    I would love to win this for my godchildren. They love playing with cars and vehicles of all types. Tonka toys are brilliant, sturdy and robust.

  • Reply champaklal Lad 29/06/2018 at 12:01 am

    my nephew – he likes vehicles

  • Reply Cat Williams 29/06/2018 at 12:29 am

    My little man, Eli would absolutely them

  • Reply Laura Pyper 29/06/2018 at 3:41 am

    would love to win for my nephew

  • Reply Beryl Drake 29/06/2018 at 6:59 am

    Id love to win these for my great grandson , remember buying Tonka for my little ones

  • Reply Emma Hussain 29/06/2018 at 7:09 am

    My son Jak. He loves cars

  • Reply Stevie Fairbairn 29/06/2018 at 8:43 am

    My nephew loves his toy cars.

  • Reply JENNY MACE 29/06/2018 at 8:52 am

    My son (now 29!) loved playing with ‘Tonka’ toys. I love toys that encourage imaginative play – sadly lacking with a lot of toys today. Good Luck everyone. xx

  • Reply Jeanette Leighton 29/06/2018 at 10:55 am

    I’d love to win for my baby Charlie who is almost 2 and obsessed with cars, trucks and motorbikes…. Well anything that drives really , car was his first word

  • Reply Adrian Clarke 29/06/2018 at 11:03 am

    My twin 4 year old girls love playing with traditional boys toys.

  • Reply carol Boffey 29/06/2018 at 2:05 pm

    my cousins son would love these

  • Reply Dawn 29/06/2018 at 3:26 pm

    I would love to win these for my son and daughter. They both love to play with cars, and use their imagination.

  • Reply Becky Cornes 29/06/2018 at 3:41 pm

    Our Nephew would absolutely love this please, as he really enjoys playing with cars etc. Thank you for the super chance to win.

  • Reply Becky Cornes 29/06/2018 at 3:43 pm

    Our Nephew would absolutely love this please, as he really enjoys playing with cars etc. Thank you for the super chance to win.

  • Reply jackie beckett 29/06/2018 at 6:35 pm

    I would give them to my granddaughters they love playing with their cars and garage

  • Reply Anna Brown 29/06/2018 at 8:05 pm

    My little boy loves emergency vehicles he’d be over the moon

  • Reply Tammy Neal 29/06/2018 at 9:53 pm

    My nephew loves cars

  • Reply Emma Davison 29/06/2018 at 10:05 pm

    They look lovely. My godson would get hours of enjoyment from them.

  • Reply Danielle graves 29/06/2018 at 10:31 pm

    Both me and my hubby grew up with Die cast Tonka cars and trucks and I would love for my son to have some of his own

  • Reply clareollif 29/06/2018 at 10:32 pm

    My son loves playing with cars and these would be a special part of his collection if I won.

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