Imaginative play with Tonka Diecast Vehicles // Review

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

    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
  • Reply lynn neal

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

    22/06/2018 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply sarah fielding

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

    22/06/2018 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Linda Ford

    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

    23/06/2018 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Stefany Acaster

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

    23/06/2018 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Kerry Smith

    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.

    23/06/2018 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply JULIE WARD

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

    23/06/2018 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Sharon Hirst

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

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

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

    24/06/2018 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Kerry H

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

    24/06/2018 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Abigail

    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.

    24/06/2018 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply christine westlake

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

    24/06/2018 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

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

    24/06/2018 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Tee Simpson

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

    24/06/2018 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Kelly

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

    24/06/2018 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply AMANDA W

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

    25/06/2018 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply sandy ralph

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

    25/06/2018 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply paula cheadle

    I love the quality, my grandson would love these

    26/06/2018 at 12:56 am
  • Reply emilyh13

    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.

    26/06/2018 at 1:10 pm

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

    26/06/2018 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Clive Gerrard

    Always good quality toys with Tonka

    26/06/2018 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply cazzie rawden

    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

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

    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.

    26/06/2018 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Steven S

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

    26/06/2018 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Karen Barrett

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

    26/06/2018 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply julie laing

    My son, he loves vehicles.

    26/06/2018 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Debbie Bird

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

    26/06/2018 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply kymmie (@kymmieK84)

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

    26/06/2018 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Marycarol

    I know my nephew would love these x

    26/06/2018 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Rachel Butterworth

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

    26/06/2018 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Amanda Holloway

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

    26/06/2018 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Inga andersen

    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 :)

    26/06/2018 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply hayley pemberton

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

    26/06/2018 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Simon Tutthill

    My nephew would absolutely love this stunning prize

    26/06/2018 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Sidrah Ahmed

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

    26/06/2018 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Anne Bostwick

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

    26/06/2018 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Chloe Taylor

    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!

    26/06/2018 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Anne Brookes

    My grandsons would love these

    26/06/2018 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply sarah knightley

    My son would love these,he loves anything that moves

    26/06/2018 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply niall

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

    26/06/2018 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply leanne weir

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

    26/06/2018 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Lorraine Tinsley

    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

    26/06/2018 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Abby

    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!

    26/06/2018 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Abby

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

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

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

    26/06/2018 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Bob Clark

    our darling grand daughter – needs to get more boyish toys

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

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

    26/06/2018 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Denise

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

    26/06/2018 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply Maggie V

    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.

    26/06/2018 at 11:57 pm


    27/06/2018 at 3:10 am
  • Reply Tom Baines

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

    27/06/2018 at 6:44 am
  • Reply michelle o'neill

    would love to win for my grandaughter

    27/06/2018 at 7:53 am
  • Reply aniesteph

    My nephew would blooming love these!

    27/06/2018 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Rebecca Howells (@Regrash7)

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

    27/06/2018 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply amy bondoc

    id love to win for my nephew xx

    27/06/2018 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply dana

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

    27/06/2018 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    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 :))

    27/06/2018 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Emma Hicks

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

    27/06/2018 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Elzbieta Znyk

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

    27/06/2018 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply adrian price

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

    27/06/2018 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply David Reeves

    Fab – takes me back years!

    27/06/2018 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Ren Taylor

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

    27/06/2018 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Kate EM Davies

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

    27/06/2018 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Jamie Millard

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

    28/06/2018 at 1:59 am
  • Reply Zoe L

    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

    28/06/2018 at 9:22 am
  • Reply amanda j greensmith

    my grandson would love these

    28/06/2018 at 11:01 am
  • Reply ruth lee

    my son would love these and will keep him amused

    28/06/2018 at 11:27 am
  • Reply missielizzieandmyshadow

    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

    28/06/2018 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Tracy Hanson (@STORMTIGER5)

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

    28/06/2018 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Caroline Signey

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

    28/06/2018 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Cathryn Crawshaw

    perfect for my daughter ava she loves playing cars

    28/06/2018 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Pauline Burroughs

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

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

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

    28/06/2018 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply modzy78

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

    28/06/2018 at 11:09 pm
  • Reply Adrian Bold

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

    28/06/2018 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply Jenny Rogers

    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.

    28/06/2018 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply champaklal Lad

    my nephew – he likes vehicles

    29/06/2018 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Cat Williams

    My little man, Eli would absolutely them

    29/06/2018 at 12:29 am
  • Reply Laura Pyper

    would love to win for my nephew

    29/06/2018 at 3:41 am
  • Reply Beryl Drake

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

    29/06/2018 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Emma Hussain

    My son Jak. He loves cars

    29/06/2018 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Stevie Fairbairn

    My nephew loves his toy cars.

    29/06/2018 at 8:43 am
  • Reply JENNY MACE

    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

    29/06/2018 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Jeanette Leighton

    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

    29/06/2018 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Adrian Clarke

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

    29/06/2018 at 11:03 am
  • Reply carol Boffey

    my cousins son would love these

    29/06/2018 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Dawn

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

    29/06/2018 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Becky Cornes

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

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

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

    29/06/2018 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply jackie beckett

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

    29/06/2018 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Anna Brown

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

    29/06/2018 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Tammy Neal

    My nephew loves cars

    29/06/2018 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Emma Davison

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

    29/06/2018 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Danielle graves

    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

    29/06/2018 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply clareollif

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

    29/06/2018 at 10:32 pm
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