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Subject: Re: looking for 1980's black Tonka Pick-up


Author:
Roger Otto
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Date Posted: 05:31:06 01/03/12 Tue
In reply to: Jim 's message, "Re: looking for 1980's black Tonka Pick-up" on 15:48:14 08/18/10 Wed

>You are welcome to look through my tonka pictures to
>see If I have the one you are looking for. Just email
>and will send you the pictures.
>
>jim
>
>
>>My son is 28 years old (born 1979). when he was very
>>young, before kindergarten probably in 1983 or 1984,
>>he traveled with us to India while we did business.
>>Since we were there for a few weeks, he had a few fav
>>toys to amuse him. His black Tonka pick-up truck was
>>one. It was not tiny or huge, but "average" in size.
>>If you pulled it back and then pushed a small yellow
>>button on the hood it sprang forward.
>>
>>We did business with a nice family in Bombay. They
>>had a lovely son whom my son played with for a few
>>days.
>>
>>Before we left India, I suggested we give this Indian
>>boy the black Tonka truck and I promised to replace it
>>when we got home to NYC. (in those days India had
>>virtually NO imports and a toy like that would have
>>been something no one would ever had laid eyes on
>>there). Nico reluctantly agreed. When we returned
>>home 2 weeks later, I was unable to find another of
>>the same model truck again. My son was crushed, it
>>had been his favorite.
>>He's grown up now, of course, and a very good and kind
>>man, an officer in the Merchant Marine and a
>>scientist, BUT one day soon I'd LOVE to present him
>>with THAT truck again.
>>
>>ANY SUGGESTIONS???


FYI>
There is a black Tonka pick up truck on Ebay
Check it out.
Roger

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