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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 →

LEGO CLASSIC SPACE MINIFIGURES: How to fix loose helmets

So it's time to face facts: we're all getting older. And so are our Lego minifigures. If you're like me and sitting on a horde of these awesome, seminal minifigs from the late Seventies and early Eighties then I can... 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: 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 →

TRANSFORMERS: Testing MOLOTOW’s LIQUID CHROME. 

'Chrome' or vac-metal finishes on plastic looks great and can provide the illusion of real metallic parts to accent the colour scheme of your favourite toy.  But as anyone who has owned a toy with vac-metalised parts would know: the... Continue Reading →

TRANSFORMERS G1: The Return and Restoration of ROADBUSTER

As my brother and I grew up during that golden era of toys, the 1980s, we managed to build a fairly sizable collection of TRANSFORMERS between us. We cherished our TF's, watched the cartoon weekly, knew the characters inside and... Continue Reading →

TONK’S HALL OF FAME PART 9: CLASSIC SPACE LEGO – THE RESURRECTION OF ‘LL-928 GALAXY EXPLORER’ (Modified) and some CUSTOM LEGO SPACE VEHICLES

It's time to touch on something that I have not yet talked about on this blog: Vintage SPACE LEGO. Yeah, that's right: that awesome line of Lego from the late '70s and '80s which included a wide range of bat-shit crazy... Continue Reading →

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