5.11.10

Getting Ready For The Holidays: Tonka Strong Arm Review & Early Giveaway Entries



Tonka was created in 1947 and has since grown into one of the best-selling toy truck brands in the US. All children know the name Tonka for a reason; Tonka trucks are well-made, durable, and always innovative and entertaining. I can't tell you how many toys have come and gone in our house, but several of our Tonka toys have withstood the test of time with my destructive toddler.


Tonka's Strong Arm Trucks come as Bulldozers, Garbage Trucks, Fire Trucks, and Dump Trucks. Each are free-wheeling vehicles with trigger-levers built in. Squeeze the lever to make the truck work, each with different features! These kid-powered trucks will entertain for hours and hours!
My Thoughts

I was sent the Tonka Strong Arm Garbage Truck to review and couldn't wait to open up the box. One of Josiah's favorite toys is his Tonka bulldozer so, I was excited to see his reaction. Plus, Liam just received a garbage truck for his birthday and Josiah has wanted one ever since.Josiah is completely fascinated by garbage trucks and this truck is no exception! It's a very realistic replication.

The Tonka Strong Arm Garbage Truck is a good sized truck and would have pleased Josiah even without all the extra features, honestly, but the working lever on the side made this truck an instant favorite for both of the boys. By pulling and reving the lever, you hear the truck rev, see the sparks in the window on the lever, and feel the truck rumbling. Squeeze the trigger to lift the garbage container into the truck. The lever is easily moveable, making this toy workable even for my 13 month old.

What I love about this truck is that it incorporates the usage of so many different senses, which really engages children. It's a fun truck and durable for play inside and out. Unlike some of Josiah's toys, I wouldn't hesitate about taking this truck outside to play in the dirt and mud. I have no doubt that it will withstand a very high amount of heavy play. I'd have to say one of my favorite things about the truck is that it isn't loud unlike many other toys. It's a truck that is fun, entertaining, and will not wake up Liam during nap time.

The Tonka Strong Arm Garbage Truck is recommended for ages 3 and up. I'm pretty sure my 8 year old nephew would love this truck, too, so it's really appropriate for a wide range of ages and would make a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa present!

Buy It
Ready to buy the Tonka Strong Arm Garbage Truck? Purchase one on sale today at Toys R Us for only $24.99
Win It
One Lucky Reader Will Win Their Own Tonka Strong Arm Garbage Truck from Funrise Toys!

**This giveaway is part of the Getting Ready For The Holidays Event, which begins on November 7th and ends on November 14th! So, mark your calendars! (Continental US only)

But Wait!!!
Would you like early entries to the giveaway? 

Don't forget, all of the prizes will be together in a package so, the more extra entries you put in, the bigger chance you have of winning the entire package! Plus, there will be a grand prize package listed on Nov. 7th along with more entry options, too!

How To Enter
(these early entries are for my prize package only! not for the other 3 blogs OR the grand prize package)
  • Visit the Funrise Toys and Comment on Another Toy Your Kids would Love! That's it!
**Remember to include your email address if it is NOT visible in your profile so I will know how to contact you!The initial entry is mandatory! 
 Be sure to answer that question before earning extra entries listed below! Each bullet is worth one extra entry unless specified. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry you earn and include your email address is at least one entry.

Additional Entries
• "Like" Funrise Toys on Facebook and leave a message that Children Teaching Mama sent you (I will be checking!)!
• Follow Funrise Toys on Twitter!
• Subscribe to the Funrise Toys YouTube Channel! (2 Entries)
Come back November 7th for more entry options! I'll be leaving all early entry options up until November 14th @ 11:59pm!
No Compensation was given for the writing of this review. Only the truck was received for the purpose of reviewing. All opinions written are completely and 100% mine and only mine.

72 comments:

jakell said...

Sassy Stables "Shimmer" would be fun for my girls. Great website. lots of fun toy ideas for christmas!
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jakell said...

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Julie said...

Sassy Stables "Morgan" horse-would like this
thanks
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Julie said...

like FunRise Toys on fb-Julie S Laws
and left comment on wall that u sent me over ;)
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MaryB said...

We would love the Play N' Imagine Stack, Learn 'N Play Blocks!

MaryB said...

I like them on FB (Mary C. Brady) and wrote on their wall!

MaryB said...

Following Funrise @chirpandtweet

Chris said...

my grandson would love the Tonka Strong Arm Fire Truck
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Chris said...

I "Like" Funrise Toys on Facebook
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jessa_loyd said...

Wouldlove to have the strong arm dump truck for my little ones.

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Jessica

fancygrlnancy said...

My son would also like the Gazillion Typhoon Ultimate Bubble Machine

fancygrlnancy said...

"Like" Funrise Toys on Facebook and left a message that Children Teaching Mama sent me
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fancygrlnancy said...

Follow Funrise Toys on Twitter!
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fancygrlnancy said...

• Subscribe to the Funrise Toys YouTube Channel #1

fancygrlnancy said...

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Purple Baby Brigade said...

I would love to get the Tonka Strong Arm Dump Truck!

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Purple Baby Brigade said...

I like funrise toys on facebook

Purple Baby Brigade said...

I follow Funrise Toys on Twitter

Purple Baby Brigade said...

I have subscribed to Funrise Toys on Youtube

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Purple Baby Brigade said...

I have subscribed to Funrise Toys on Youtube

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Lee-Ann said...

My kids would love:
Speed Racer Tabletop Pinball Machine
Item Number: 73089
Ages: 5 and up

Lee-Ann said...

Follow Funrise on Twitter

ape2016 said...

My girls would love any of the horses from Sassy Stables!
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ape2016 said...

liked them and posted
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ape2016 said...

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Laurie said...
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Laurie said...

Love Funrise toys...especially the Gazillion bubbles!
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SuperMOM said...

following on facebook

SuperMOM said...

frogsandflowers following on twitter
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Ambra said...

my daughter would love sassy stables!

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Ambra said...

i like funrise toys on facebook

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polly said...

the tonka titans fire engine would be a big hit with my little grandson!
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Donna said...

My granddaughter would love the Tub Town's Main Street Pink Version


Donna
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Donna said...

I "like" Funrise Toys on facebook and I left a comment on their facebook wall

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Donna said...

I follow Funrise Toys on Twitter as 2Cats2See

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Donna said...

I subscribe to Funrise Toys YouTube Channel as 2Cats4Me

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Donna said...

I subscribe to Funrise Toys YouTube Channel as 2Cats4Me -2

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Connie Black said...

Following FunRise Toys on Twitter: @97hockeymom
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Kimberly said...

My daughter would love the Sassy Stables "Morgan"!
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Kimberly said...

I liked Funrise Toys on twitter - @DearheartDesign
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Angela said...

My son would love the Gazillion Typhoon Ultimate Bubble Machine
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Angela said...

I follow funrise on twitter under childrensnook

allysmama said...

We like the Tonka Strong Arm Fire Engine too!
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allysmama said...

I like Funrise toys on FB and posted
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allysmama said...

Following Funrise Toys on twitter as sleatham1
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Tamara B. said...

I also like the Tonka Strong Arm Fire Truck
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Tamara B. said...

I "Like" Funrise Toys on Facebook and posted on their wall you sent met.
(Tamara Bennington)
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Tamara B. said...

#1, Subscriber to the Funrise Toys YouTube Channel
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Tamara B. said...

#2, , Subscriber to the Funrise Toys YouTube Channel
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Alisha said...

I like the "Sound Beginnings Pound ‘N Sound Xylophone"

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Alisha said...

follower on twitter a_joyful_song(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stormy said...

My boy would love a Tonka car carrier!

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librarypat said...

My grandson would love the Tonka Sandbox Force toys, especially the Skid Loader.

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vhubler said...

My kids would love the Gazillion Bubbles.
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vhubler said...

I Like Funrise Toys on Facebook and told them you sent me
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vhubler said...

I Follow Funrise Toys on Twitter as @vhubler

Laurie said...

Following Sunrise Toys on Twitter (@ dacardshark)
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Laurie said...

subscribed to Funrise Toys youtube channel (dacardshark)
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Laurie said...

posted & friended FT on FB and said that you sent me!

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HomemadeBaby said...

The Sesame Street Elmo Bubble Blower is cute :)
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HomemadeBaby said...

I follow Funrise on Twitter (Marysa1)
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INmomof2 said...

Liked Funrise toys & the main street pink set is so cute my daughter would love it & my son I think he'd love this giveaway :)

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INmomof2 said...

blog subscriber

Tabathia said...

I like the elmo non motorized bubble blower
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Tabathia said...

Liked funrise toys on fb & posted msg
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Tabathia said...

follow funrise toys on twitter (chelleb36)
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Dana said...

He would love the Buzz Lightyear Bubble Blower!

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Dana said...

I Follow Funrise Toys on Twitter!
twitter name DayLeeDana

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Alicia C. said...

The Tonka Flashlight Force line is right up my little guy's alley! Trucks AND flashlights?!

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