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Tonk's thoughts about toys and action figures by Tonk

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 →

TONK’S HALL OF FAME PART 10: TRANSFORMERS G1 SCORPONOK

When I first conceived the Hall of Fame idea for this blog I knew I had to keep something big and bad-ass in reserve for when I reached Part 10. And they don’t come much bigger or bad-ass than G1... 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 →

TRANSFORMERS: TITANS RETURN Deluxe Class SLUGSLINGER Review

If you ask me, Titans Return, the second part of a Transformers mainline trilogy of toys, far surpasses the previous Combiner Wars line. The Power of the Primes line is due to start towards the end of 2017 and without... 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 →

TRANSFORMERS G1 REVIEW: SEASPRAY and BEACHCOMBER 

I know what you're thinking: "Tonk, these toys are 33 years old! Why the flip are you only getting around to reviewing them now?"  Well the fact is I only just got them. So they're new to me! It should... 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: TITANS RETURN BRAWN Review. 

The G1 minibots, of which BRAWN was a member, are some of the most beloved and memorable characters in Transformers history. Among their ranks are such Autobots as Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Warpath, Cosmos and Windcharger. Great characters based on weird, goofy... Continue Reading →

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