22 Nov

Tonka Chuck & Friends STUNT PARK – CLOSED

I was a Tom Boy growing up.  My mother always dressed me in super pretty and frilly dresses made with lace and satin, but deep down I wanted to be in jeans and sneaks so I could run around and get dirty (although I was allergic to dirt, but that is another story for another day).  I had a few girly toys, like Cabbage Patch Kids, and Strawberry Shortcake, but I generally liked to play with trucks, and and boy toys.  I see myself in my daughter and I see my mother in myself too!  I dress my daughter up in girly clothing and she likes to play with trucks.

I was so happy when I was approached to see if my daughter wanted to review Tonka Chuck & Friends!  I was happy for 2 reasons.  I was happy because it was not a typical girl toy and I think it’s great that it’s acceptable for girls to play with trucks, and I was also happy because I knew DD would love it.

When Chuck arrived at home, I could not put him together fast enough.  Before I even had the entire track built, DD had Chuck rolling around the house (before his batteries were even added).  Once my husband added the batteries, there was no stopping Chuck and DD!  These two were going all over the house together.  She quickly figured out how to turn him on and off.  Unlike many toys that have an on off switch, Chuck is turned on or off by pressing the front of his bumper (where the licence plate is).  Since DD is still developing her dexterity, the push button makes it so easy for her to turn Chuck on and off as she pleases.

Once I got the track together, it took about 10 minutes, only 4 screws (included), and the help of my husband for 1 piece, we stuck Chuck on his track and the fun really began.  I am 30 years old, I have seen many toys in my day and I was super impressed with Chuck – as in SUPER IMPRESSED.  Chuck the little Dump Truck can do really cool stunts on his track.  He does flips and goes upside down all by himself.  It’s been a while since I’ve been in the toy scene, but they didn’t have anything like this when I was a kid.

Many toy tracks just go around and around and around in a circle, but this one requires your child to manually help Chuck up the “elevator”.  There is a little wheel that your child turns up.  Once Chuck is on his way along the course, he laughs, screams, and cheers as he flips upside down and falls down the steps.  The timing is perfect!

The track isn’t completely attached all the way around, there are some parts where Chuck has to drive along the floor, and sometimes he doesn’t always make it up onto the track easily.  I also find that some of the corners are a little sharp and he needs a little push to get him around.  So the kids need to say near by to help their little friend along.

DD plays with Chuck nearly everyday.  Whether on the track or just around the house.  Although she is a Tom Boy, she does love playing “Mom”, she feeds all her dolls and now Chuck ends up at the dinner table with us to make sure he has supper too.

Trucks no longer just have to be for boys and dolls don’t strictly have to be for girls, so keep an open mind when shopping for the kids they year, get something that you know they will love.

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368 thoughts on “Tonka Chuck & Friends STUNT PARK – CLOSED

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  2. i really like theLeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game System – Pink.
    i was also a tomboy growing up. i got a hot wheels set for Christmas and had lots of fun with it.

  3. I like the Playmobil – Fire Fighting Helicopter and I was a girl toy girl all the way!


    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  4. I like the Imaginarium Cozy Country doll house

    I grew up in the 50s…few toys but I did have dolls and games. We mostly played outside…cops & robbers, cowboys and Indians…so “boy stuff”.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  5. My Bebe Boy James would love this Air Hogs RC Zero Gravity car: http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=3265149

    He is all boy, but I don’t mind when he plays with toys that are considered “girl” toys. His older SISTERS, however .. well, I think the last time they were visiting me and James decided to play dress up and totter out in my high heels, they almost had a collective heart attack! LOL!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  6. I like the “Vtech – Tote N Go Laptop Plus – English Edition”.

    Yes, i liked playing with my older brother’s Star Wars and He-Man toys as a kid!

  7. Also at Toys R Us I liked the WII Console… something that all 4 of my children ages 4-14 would be able to enjoy including Hubby and Myself 🙂 As I child my Mother had me wear dresses EVERYDAY.. my 1st pair of jeans were hand-me-downs from my best friend at age 12. (I LOVED THEM) However all my toys were girly toys, mainly Barbies but I also loved playing in dirt and climbing trees with the boys in the neighborhood.

  8. My son would love the 4×4 Boys Blazer ATV Ride On. I used to like to play with Barbie Dolls.
    Thanks for the chance!

  9. I liked the thomas and friends, follow me thomas. I never liked dolls, when I was little.Unfortunately, that inspired my mother to buy them for me. I would rather have had horses and trucks and cars.

  10. I like Stinky The Garbage Truck. Well my son is the one who wants it but I think it’s pretty cool. When I was a child I played with traditional girl toys but I also liked to play board games and cards..

  11. My oldest son wants Toy Story – Talking Jessie Cowgirl. I mainly played with dolls and barbies. I had cousin’s that were boy’s and we would play with boy toys over there.

  12. Toys R Us are going to make a lot of money from us this year, we’ll be getting quite a few Lego Star Wars sets!

    When I was little, I didn’t care much for Barbies and dolls. Mostly, I coloured or played with legos!

  13. I really like the VTech V Reader, and yes I do like to play with non tradional girl toys, I always hated barbies and dolls, trucks and cars were more my thing.

  14. I love the Imaginarium Medieval Castle…and traditional toys always work…can’t beat a good dolly or some cars…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  15. Another product that I absolutely love for my son is the Radio Flyer Blaze Riding Horse! It’s also at the top of my wish list!
    silverbella11 at gmail dot com

  16. i really like theLeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game System yes i did and my daughter does play with non traditional toys! clallen at ntin dot net

  17. Love the Home Depot – Ride-On Excavator – that would have been fun when I was a kid! I definitely wasn’t a traditional “girl’s girl”. I was a huge fan of Lego.
    rararomp at gmail dot com

  18. I have to admit, I’m DROOLING over the Xbox 360 – 4GB Console and Kinect Bundle! I was such a tomboy too, I loved Transformers especially! Having two boys, though, I’ve noticed there’s a double standard with toys. It’s fine for a girl to play with any boy’s toy, but just watch how people react if a boy tries to play with a doll or a Barbie! People raise their eyebrows, male relatives get upset, it’s almost like they’re playing with a pair of scissors from the reactions they get! I think it’s important to remember that gender equality should go both ways! 🙂

  19. I like the Fisher Price Kid-Tough Video Camera – Pink.
    My 3 sisters were grown, so I played with my 4 brothers a lot. I played with my dolls but also loved to play with their train sets, trucks and cars too. 🙂

  20. I like the Fisher-Price – Big Action Dig N’ Ride, I played with both boys and girls toys, althought lego was one of my favorites/

  21. I think my son would like the Thomas & Friends – Wooden Railway – Conductor’s Figure 8 Set – English Edition. He has a play kitchen and a shopping cart. I would consider that a non traditional boy toy.

  22. My brother and I were regularly playing with each other’s toys just like my kids do now. In fact, in our Christmas card photo, my son is wearing a pettiskirt. I love the Imaginarium – Deluxe Play Around Dollhouse

  23. I would like to have the Imaginarum Deluxe Marble Race for my kindergarten students.
    I despised playing with dolls and preferred puzzles and books.

  24. I love the Lego’s (they have a great selection). And yes, I play with some non-girly toys. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  25. I like the Millside – Convertible Wagon & Sleigh. This would be so nice year round instead of having a wagon and a sleigh taking up space. As a child I liked the typical girls toys like dolls and tea parties. I did occasionally like playing roadrace with my brothers but dolls were always my first choice.

  26. I love the Fisher-Price – Big Action Dig N’ Ride, perfect for my nephew.
    I was always a tomboy so I loved playing with all sorts of non-traditional toys.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  27. I love the “Imaginarium” sold at Toys R Us. Thanks! When I was a little girl I basically stuck to playing with the girly things….but I loved to get dirty!

  28. another toy from Toys R Us that I really like is the Tonka Bounce Back Racer 2.0 – Blue & Green

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

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  31. I would like to get the LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game System for grandkids.
    And I was not at all traditional in my play choices.

  32. I like the PlayDoh Mega Fun Factory! I played with unisex things – crayons, playdough, etc. Never really had a preference for girly stuff or boy toys. LOL

    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  33. My son would love the Fisher-Price – Little People – Wheelies Stand ‘n
    Play Rampway. As a child I loved to play with all sorts of toys but
    I really love lego and puzzles. I wish toy manufacturers would cut out
    the pink versions of things and just make toys for kids period!

  34. I like the Train Table.

    I liked both…my Barbies went on adventures with my cousin’s GI Joe in our Tonka trucks and I loved Hot Wheels.

  35. I like the Playskool Weeble Treehouse – my son (actually all my kids!)
    would love this. I played with dolls & cars & trucks when I was growing up.
    Thank you!

  36. I really like the CSI Crime Lab Videoscope – and I tell my kid EVERY day there is NO such thing as boy / girl toys. Toys are toys and interests are as different as the person!

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