First there was the Tonka F-650 that debuted last year at NTEA. Now another Tonka-inspired tough truck is out in the public view: The Tonka 4Runner.
Funrise Toys, manufacturer of Tonka branded products under license from Hasbro, partnered with Toyota, Bulletproof Suspensions and other brands including Smittybilt and Rigid Industries, to build this bad-to-the-bone 4×4.
The power-packed 4Runner joins a family of life-size Tonka marketing vehicles including the Tonka T-Rex, the Tonka Tundra and Off-road vehicles – Pro 2, Pro 4, Pro Lite and Pro Buggy, which compete in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.
“We’re very excited to continue our partnership with Toyota in adding the Tonka 4Runner to our Tonka-tough family of trucks,” said Kathy Hawk, Vice President of Marketing. “Creating a life-size Tonka takes passion and creativity and, once again, our team created an awe-worthy vehicle.”
The Tonka 4Runner boasts a roof top tent, a 10” lift, 38” tires, custom suspension, custom interior seats, and a Funrise-designed custom wrap.
The Tonka 4Runner debuted at the property of Tonka Motorsports driver Myan Spaccarelli before the Funrise team and select media.
Sponsors of the Tonka 4Runner include Toyota, Bulletproof Suspensions, Smittybilt, Rigid Industries, Roadwire Upholstry, JL Audio, Hi-Lift, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ultra Wheels, King Shocks, Pacific Stereo and Alpine.