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Yet another Goodwill fund for $1.99..

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Yet another Goodwill fund for $1.99..
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:10 AM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:19 AM

Cool!  Who doesn't like fire engines?  Not too many people I'd guess!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:54 AM

Amazed at the price!

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:28 PM

Great find!  I've stuck with smaller models but I wish I still had the big honkin Tonka I had when I was little!  Big Smile

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:45 PM

Yes they rock!

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:38 PM

I wish I knew what happened to it.  I have some pics around here somewhere that show it on Christmas morning under the tree.  It was a ladder truck with a separate cab and I think a tiller seat on the back.  We also had a really big bucket rig that could squirt water through the cannon on the bucket.

One of these days I'll get into collecting bigger metal toys.  I still have the smaller "standard" size Tonka pumper and ladder truck that I restored a few years back.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:38 PM

Yes you should see the Tonka restoration vids in YouTube,amazing what they can do in transforming rusty junk to like new condition!

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Friday, May 27, 2022 10:20 PM

We still have some of my dad's old Tonka trucks... they're fantastic. We have a big 'ol fire engine with an extendable ladder (though it's somewhat broken) and a red pickup truck. There's also a few smaller ones. They're in the attic right now, since there's no room for em downstairs. 

-Ellie

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:25 AM

So durable

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:43 AM

https://link.shutterfly.com/172kWFYWoqb

My two Tonkas and 3 cast iron fire medallions

my dad had hanging on a cabinet door in his

Basement workshop for as long as I could remember.

Naturally I bought them with me.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:37 AM

Nice! And they are in good shape too!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:38 AM

I didn't have a Tonka, but I DID have a Hubley!

https://weissauctions.hibid.com/lot/107603280/hubley-kiddie-toy--520-fire-truck-w-aerial-ladder/

Long gone now, I think Mom and Dad gave it to one of the neighborhood kids once I was out of the house.  No biggie, I don't mind.

Now Lady Firestorm and her brothers and sisters were BIG Tonka fans, but not her youngest brother who had them!  She tells a story of her little brother out in the backyard sitting around bored with the Tonka construction toys and the older kids, including herself, taking 'em over and getting to work! 

I still have my Remco "Johnny Reb Cannon" though!  Still works too!

https://picclick.com/1961-Remco-Johnny-Rebel-Cannon-Refrigerator-310528416983.html#&gid=1&pid=1

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:58 AM

The Johnny Reb cannon really shot far!really cool!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:00 PM

philo426

The Johnny Reb cannon really shot far!really cool!

 

It was great for blowing apart Lincoln Log cabins!  Wink

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:09 PM

Remco made great toys like the Fighting lady , Barracuda sub and Monkey Division helicopters.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:08 PM

Remco also made a toy bazooka that used the same mechanism as the Johnny Reb cannon.  I didn't have one but a friend of mine did, that thing was a gas!

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:14 PM

Even though I live in an apartment complex I still want a big bang cannon!  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 6:55 PM

pennytrains

Even though I live in an apartment complex I still want a big bang cannon!  Smile, Wink & Grin

 

Hey, they still make 'em!  Not as cheap as they used to be but still around.

https://www.bigbangcannons.com/ 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:05 PM

Carbide Cannons ...heard of them but never had one.

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