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TONK’S TOYS: Some YouTube Stupidity.

Check out some of my antics on YouTube. Lets start off with my 'review' of the Hot Wheels 2020 new model RV There Yet: https://youtu.be/x-BlhGA9ryk   Next, here's me removing a 1976 MATCHBOX HOVERCRAFT from its 43 year old plastic... Continue Reading →

Apologies… And Back to Bloggin’.

Sorry I've not posted for a while. Without going into specifics and boring the tits off you, it's been a hectic 18 months. Plus, I don't believe one's hobby should ever feel like an obligation. I started writing Tonks Toys... Continue Reading →

HOT WHEELS 2018: SKULL SHAKER Gallery

The original BONE SHAKER fantasy model from Hot Wheels is fan favourite being a car that receives a new colour scheme virtually every year, such is its popularity. Following the release of the BAJA BONE SHAKER from a few years... Continue Reading →

HOT WHEELS 2018: NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R R33 Gallery

Let's be honest, I'm not what you'd call a 'fan' of Nissans. I'm not even particularly into JDM (that's Japanese Domestic Market to the uninitiated) cars. But I appreciate them for what they are and do understand the appeal. But... Continue Reading →

HOT WHEELS: Tonk’s Toys Wheel Swap vid on YouTube

It's about time I pulled my finger out and got more active on YouTube so here's my first attempt at an instructional video. It is a visual guide to upgrading the wheels on your mainline Hot Wheel. Check it out... Continue Reading →

HOT WHEELS: A SH*T-LOAD OF WHEEL SWAPS

It appears I've become somewhat addicted to taking the wheels off little cars and putting them on other little cars. Sometimes I even strip the paint off said little cars and re-paint them. Sometimes I just leave them stripped. That's... Continue Reading →

HOT WHEELS 2017: ’68 CORVETTE GAS MONKEY GARAGE (Midas Monkey) Gallery. 

A little while back, Mattel approached the producers of the TV show Gas Monkey Garage and commissioned their team to start producing a series of real cars that would then be turned into Hot Wheels cars. Cool, right? This '68... Continue Reading →

HOT WHEELS: RADAR RANGER Gallery

For something different I thought it'd be interesting to check out an old Hot Wheels casting which is no longer being produced yet is one that I had been eager to track down for quite some time given it looked... Continue Reading →

HOT WHEELS: TAMPO REMOVAL

Tampographs are the small printed graphics that are applied to die-cast cars during the production process. They are essentially stamped onto the painted body and allow the manufacturers to apply much more detail to a car without using expensive paints.... Continue Reading →

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