Tonka Toys Trucks Updates | Revisions | Changes

1. September 25, 2013 - Website went live.
2. September 30, 2013 - Added Tonka trivia quiz to the Odds and Ends Section.
3. October 5, 2013 - Added auction sales results to DeSalle Morrell Meats and Bruce Floor Care box vans. Added auction sales results for a 1954 Green Giant semi and a 1959 V-2000 semi. Added auction sales result and a picture of the New Zealand made model #1001 Military set.
4. October 8, 2013 - Added auction sales results for a 1958/1959 Gambles semi, a 1954 Star Kist utility, a 1954 Star Kist box van, a 1963 Western Auto pickup and a 1953 Coast to Coast utility.
5. October 15, 2013 - Added Page 6 with 12 Custom Tonka trucks.
6. October 20, 2013 - Added Page 7 with 4 Custom Tonka trucks. Added auction sales results to PRIVATE LABEL United Van Lines and Flavor Kist
7. November 6, 2013 - Added auction sales results to DeSalle Ace Hardware box van with pup.
8. December 14, 2013 - Added 1980 - 1981 Allied Van Lines semi to Private Label Tonkas
9. January 11, 2014 - Added recent auction sales results to DeSalle Ace Hardware box van, State Hi-Way low boy and Big Mike. Added DeSalle Harley Davidson box van and recent auction results. Deleted DeSalle? red pickup.
10. February 1, 2014 - Added information on serial #51 DeSalle Harley Davidson box van.
11. February 10, 2014 - Added 1979 Australian Distributor Catalog to Odds and Ends
12. February 13, 2014 - Added auction sales results for a 1960 Flavor Kist semi, 1953 Coast to Coast utility, 1954 Star Kist box van, 1961 Star Kist utility, 1954 Star Kist utility, 1953 Green Giant semi and a 1961 Green Giant farm stake.
13. February 22, 2014 - Added 4 custom Tonka trucks to page 5 of the CUSTOM section.
14. February 23, 2014 - Added 4 custom Tonka trucks to page 3 of the CUSTOM section.
15. March 6, 2014 - Added page 7 with 12 new custom Tonka trucks.
16. March 10, 2014 - Added 8 custom Tonka trucks to page 9 of the CUSTOM section.
17. April 16, 2014 - Added page 10 and page 11 to the CUSTOM section. Added 15 year employee service award to ODDS and ENDS section.
18. May 2, 2014 - Added 1963 Schwartz Ramp Hoist to the PRIVATE LABEL section.
19. May 27, 2014 - Added auction sales results for a 1974 Western Auto pickup, 1961 Doughboy farm stake, 1955 Cross Country semi, 1959 Holsum Bread metro van, 1953 Ace Hardware semi and a 1954 Star-Kist utility.
20. June 26, 2014 - Added auction sales results for 1959 Red Owl semi, 1956 Robin Hood box van, 1963 Allied Moving semi, 1954 RCD Fast Freight semi, 1954 True Value box van, 1960 Standard Oil tanker, 1961 Green Giant utility, 1952 Dayton trailer, 1962 Gambles pickup, 1960 Flavor Kist semi and a 1954 Star Kist box van
21. July 7, 2014 - Added a new performance award and other assorted odds and ends.
22. July 12, 2014 - Added First Gear diecast Tonka trucks to the ODDS AND ENDS section. Also added Tonka Chevron private label trucks to the ODDS AND ENDS section.
23. July 22, 2014 - Added the 25 year employee service award to the ODDS AND ENDS section.
24. August 3, 2014 - Added recent auction sales results for the following PRIVATE LABEL trucks. A 1957 Holsum Bakery metro, 1956 Kroger Food semi, 1957 United Van Lines semi, 1963 Western Auto pickup, 1953 Allied semi and a 1955 Green Giant semi. Also added recent auction sales results for DeSalle Ace Hardware, Bruce Floor Care and G. Fox box vans.
25. September 4, 2014 - Added history to the custom Post Mayflower semi.
26. September 5, 2014 - Added additional history to the stainless customer performance award van.
27. November 9, 2014 - Added auction sales results for a 1956 Minute Maid box van, 1961 Green Giant utility, 1954 Green Giant semi, 1955 Rike Kumler semi, 1956 Robin Hood Flour box van, 1969 Cyanamid Fertilizer pickup and a 1956 Carnation metro van.
28. November 20, 2014 - Added auction sales results for a 1955 Minute Maid box van, 1957 United Van Lines semi, 1955 Cross Country Freight semi and another 1956 Robin Hood Flour box van. Also added DeSalle's version of the Tonka State Hi-Way Lowboy.
29. December 11, 2014 - Added auction sales results for the following private label trucks: 1961 Standard Oil wrecker, 1961 Green Giant utility, 1975 Western Auto pickup, and a 1954 Star Kist box van. The following DeSalle trucks were also updated: Tonka State Hi-Way lowboy, Tonka State Hi-Way land rover, G. Fox & Company box van and a Morrell Meats box van.
30. December 21, 2014 - Added more history to the 1963 Schwartz Ramp Hoist in the PRIVATE LABEL section.
31. February 7, 2015 - Added auction sales results for a 1955 Minute Maid box van, 1953 Our Own Hardware semi, 1954 True Value box van and a 1954 Jewel Tea semi. All are in the PRIVATE LABEL section.
32. May 7, 2015 - Moved New Zealand NZ manufactured Tonka trucks and Tonka trucks with their box from this website and added to the Neat Old Toys website.
33. August 15, 2015 - Added auction sales results for a 1959 V2000 Stores semi, Two 1953 Marshall Field's semis and a 1955 Red Owl Grocery semi. All are in the PRIVATE LABEL section.
34. September 1, 2015 - Revised info on the 1958 and 1959 Allied Van Lines semi.
35. September 16, 2015 - Added 8 new custom Tonka trucks to page 12 in the CUSTOM TONKA section. Added page 15 with 12 new custom Tonkas to the CUSTOM TONKA section
36. October 24, 2015 - Added auction sales results for the following DeSalle trucks: 1956 Big Mike hydraulic dump, 1956 Harley Davidson box van, 1956 Steiff pickup, and a 1956 Ace Hardware box van.
37. December 2, 2015 - Added auction sales results for the following DeSalle collectibles: 1956 Steiff pickup with bear and the 1956 Bruce Floor Care Products box van with pup. Also added auction sales results for the following PRIVATE LABEL trucks: 1953 Janney Semple Hill cab ONLY, a 1956 Morrell Meats semi, 1959 and 1961 Terminix Service Truck the 1954 Star Kist utility and the 1956 Minute Maid box van.
38. February 15, 2016 - Added auction sales results for the following DeSalle Collectibles: State HiWay Lowboy, G.Fox & Company box van, Morrell Meats box van, gold 50th anniversary pickup and the Bruce Floor Care box van.
39. April 9, 2016 - Added auction sales results for the 1956 DeSalle Big Mike
40. May 24, 2016 - Added to the PRIVATE LABEL section, the pickup from the Sears exclusive 1961 5 piece truck and boat set.
41. June 6, 2016 - Added PAGE 16 and PAGE 17 to the CUSTOM TONKA section. That's 24 new customs.
42. August 20, 2016 - Added Tonka Retirement Gift and Service Award to the ODDS AND ENDS section.
43. August 27, 2016. - Added auction sales results for the DeSalle Pickup with Steiff Bear and a DeSalle Bruce Floor Care pup only and a DeSalle Ace Hardware pup only and a 1956 Morrell Meats box van and lastly a DeSalle State Hi-Way Low Boy. Added to the State Hi-Way Low Boy page is a recently (mid August 2016) brought out of hiding prototype State Hi-Way Low Boy.
44. September 20, 2016 - Added auction sales results for a 1955 Minute Maid Box Van with its box, both in near mint condition
45. December 5, 2016 - Added auction sales results for a 1955 Green Giant semi, a 1954 Star-Kist Box Van and a couple of Allied semis from 1951/1952 and 1955.new