Imaginative play with Tonka Diecast Vehicles // Review and a giveaway!

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).

Win a set of Tonka Emergency Vehicles

Tonka Diecasts

We’ve got one set of Tonka Emergency Vehicles to give away to one lucky reader of Life According to MrsShilts. To win, just leave a comment as to why you’d like to win and who you would gift the Tonka diecast vehicles to. By leaving a comment, you are agreeing to the giveaway terms and condition which can be found here. Giveaway ends 29thJune 2018 at 23:59. Good luck!


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

    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

    15/06/2018 at 5:47 am
  • Reply Beth George

    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!

    15/06/2018 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Kim Styles

    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!!!

    15/06/2018 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Robert Price

    My Grandson Jacob who is car mad

    15/06/2018 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Cath Joyce

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

    15/06/2018 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply sarahjane24carter

    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

    15/06/2018 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Sue McCarthy

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

    15/06/2018 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply plumbobmummy

    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

    15/06/2018 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Delia Sale

    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

    15/06/2018 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Pam Hubbard

    fab prize xx

    15/06/2018 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Catherine Jane

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

    15/06/2018 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Solange

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

    15/06/2018 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Scrapbook Blog

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

    15/06/2018 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Rachel Craig

    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.

    15/06/2018 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Pam Gregory

    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!

    15/06/2018 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Corinne Peat

    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!

    15/06/2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply anthony harrington

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

    15/06/2018 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Iain Maciver

    perfect for my nephews they would be over the moon

    15/06/2018 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply elizabeth bazley

    I would like to win these Tonka toys for my Granddaughter

    16/06/2018 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Jade Hewlett

    I would give them to my cousins as they love cars

    16/06/2018 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Susan Smith

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

    16/06/2018 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Andrea Fletcher

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

    16/06/2018 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply greig23

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

    16/06/2018 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Sophie Mei Lan

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

    16/06/2018 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Tracy Hanley

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

    16/06/2018 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Jo Hutchings

    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.

    16/06/2018 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Margaret Gallagher

    Love for my nephews
    Robust and withstanding the rigours of life

    16/06/2018 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply sarah Mackay

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

    16/06/2018 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Ashley whitbread

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

    17/06/2018 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Dale Dow

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

    17/06/2018 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Hannah Wallington

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

    17/06/2018 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Lydia Joy

    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.

    18/06/2018 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Karen Barrett

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

    18/06/2018 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Laura F

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

    18/06/2018 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

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

    18/06/2018 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Amie Richards

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

    19/06/2018 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Alison Johnson

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

    19/06/2018 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Christine Sutherland

    I would love to win these for my grandson

    19/06/2018 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Barnes

    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!

    20/06/2018 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Lesley Deller

    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.

    20/06/2018 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply JOHN MILLS

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

    21/06/2018 at 6:39 pm
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