|1978-79 Plastic Grille & Bumper||1978 to Present Cab Decal||1978 Hydraulic Dump Cab Decal|
Continuing on in 1978 were model #3875 Para-Medic (was Rescue Vehicle), #3885 Winnebago Camper, #3900 Mighty Dump, #3907 Mighty Bulldozer, #3915 Mighty Wrecker, #3920 Mighty Loader, #3940 Mighty Crane, #3945 Mighty Grader, #3950 Mighty Mixer, #3984 Mighty Hydraulic Dump, #3985 Mighty Custom Van, #3989 Mighty Forklift with Container and #3991 Mighty Car Carrier. New for 1978 were the #3953 Fashion Buggy, #3954 Mighty Off-Road Adventure Buggy and #3956 Utility Truck. Only model #3986 Mighty Adventure Buggy was deleted in 1978.
CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: Another change took place on the SCUFF-GUARD front bumper/grille. The open space on either side of the headlight bezels was filled in with black plastic.
CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: Another change that also affected all Mighty Tonka models was a new logo. The oval design used since 1947 was replaced by just "Tonka" in red or white or black or brown.
CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: Model #3907 Mighty Bulldozer changed from orange to yellow, #3945 Mighty Grader changed from ocher (orange) to yellow, #3950 Mighty Mixer changed from Euclid green to yellow and #3989 Forklift with Container changed from ocher (orange) to yellow.
CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: #3991 Car Carrier went through another color change from blue cab and white trailer and roof with black saddle tanks and chassis to blue cab and beige trailer and roof with black saddle tanks and chassis.
CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: The "T-9" labels on #3907 Mighty Bulldozer were deleted.
CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: The light blue #3985 Custom Van changed to dark blue.
CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: In 1978, Tonka created a new series named Play People. Tonka took trucks from their various series like the Compact, Regular and Mighty, added action figures and a new series was born. Three Mighty trucks were snatched and moved to the Play People series and in the process, lost their association with the Mighty series. They are still Mightys at heart and will be presented as such. In 1978, model #3875 Para-Medic Unit, #3885 Winnebago Camper and #3956 Utility truck were part of the new Play People series. Not to worry. In four years Play People will become a memory.
|1978 #3954 Mighty Off-Road Adventure Buggy||1978 #3953 Fashion Buggy|
|1978 #3956 Utility Truck||1978 #3885 Winnebago Camper|