The first two series' of TONKA Tinys borrow heavily from some of the same models that TONKA already makes in much larger scales, shrinking them down to about an inch and a half, but keeping real working wheels and other play features and moving pieces. Each vehicle comes packed in a "garage" that is both connectable and stackable, allowing kids to make their own layouts. They look a lot like storage units as well, so maybe the kids will be playing "Storage Wars" if they'd like.
My youngest daughter and I cracked into the partial shelf-display that the folks at Funrise sent us for review here at Rock Father HQ, and I don't know which one of us was more impressed by the little vehicles, which range from classic yellow-and-black construction machines to police, fire and rescue cars, trucks and even helicopters. There's also garbage and recycling vehicles in the fleet, adding to the great cross section of municipal vehicles that reflect real-life "helpers."
As we move toward the holiday season, I'm recommending TONKA Tinys as a cool potential stocking stuffer. With their small size, big play value, and low price (around $2.50 each), kids can build a pretty impressive fleet.
Want to see more of what TONKA has to offer? Check out the official site.