About Tonkin Replicas

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Tonkin Replicas has been developing and producing top quality scale models for more than 25 years. Its history goes back even further to the 1970s when Jack Tonkin took his first steps in the scale model industry. Erik Anderson took over the baton in 2000, expanding the company into becoming the absolute market leader in North America.

Originally, the main focus of Tonkin Replicas was truck and trailer models. However, Tonkin Replicas in 2013 succeeded in obtaining the Caterpillar license and the company now aims to set the standard in the construction machinery sector.

Tonkin Replicas representing Caterpillar with scale models at an international level

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Tonkin Replicas, which has its head office in Seattle, is entering into a joint venture for this purpose with Industrial Merchandising Concepts B.V. from Montfoort in the Netherlands.

The people behind Industrial Merchandising Concepts BV earned their ranks in the scale model industry and have vast experience and background in this field. One of the intentions of the joint venture, Tonkin Replicas Europe, is to distribute the brand new Caterpillar program as well as the full range of Tonkin Replicas truck and trailer models. The working area will be Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

That means Tonkin Replicas now can provide Caterpillar fans and collectors their favorite Caterpillar scale models all over the globe.

It is clear to everyone that since Tonkin Replicas started with producing Caterpillar scale models they have not been standing still. In fact after the first announcement in 2013 of a large wheel loader program there are currently almost 30 Caterpillar scale models of all machine types in the 1:50th and 1:87th range available or in the pipeline to be released.

In addition, also Kobelco, Link Belt, Nooteboom, KAMAG and Nicoloas have been added to the program. Because some of these manufacturers use Caterpillar components, such as Engines in their 1:1 machines, we are also waiting anxiously what surprises this are going to bring.
In addition, now appear on a regular basis versions in corporate colors of the above machines including wellknown companies like Mammoet and the Vinci Group.

Furthermore the close collaboration with the Dutch company Tekno, known worldwide for their excellent truck and trailers in 1:50th scale, since the beginning of 2014, has certainly contributed to a higher quality and detail of the scale models Tonkin Replicas the coming period will be released and then be available at your local store or on-line webshop for construction scale models.

All you and I have to do is being (im!)patient for the next model to be released and can be add to our collection.

Tonkin Spielwarenmesse 2015

Tonkin Replicas was this year for the second time present with a stand at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse from January 28 to February 2, 2015, in Nuremberg.

Friend, Caterpillar scale model collector and professional photographer Thomas Wilk was willing to make, so that those who, like me, were not able to visit the Toy Fair live, an Exclusive Caterpillar photo report in the Tonkin Replicas Booth so we can taste the atmosphere and get a glimps of all the beauty that awaits us in 2015.

Curious? Click on the photo!

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Upcoming Models

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Caterpillar 568 LL Log Loader
TR40002 Retail Price: $124.95
Expected release: Early Autumm 2015

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Caterpillar 555D Skidder
TR40004 Retail Price: $89.95
Expected release: Early Autumm 2015

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Caterpillar 568 GF Road Builder
TR40003 Retail Price: $124.95
Expected release: Early Autumm 2015

Available Models

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Caterpillar 950K Wheel Loader
TR10007 Retail Price: $74.95

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Caterpillar 972K Wheel Loader
TR10005 Retail Price: $74.95

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Caterpillar 988K Wheel Loader
TR10001 Retail Price: $109.95

imageCaterpillar 988K Log Loader
TR10011 Retail Price: $124.95

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Caterpillar 966K XE Wheel Loader
TR10009 Retail Price: $74.95

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Caterpillar 966K Wheel Loader
TR10003 Retail Price: $74.95

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Caterpillar MH3049 Material Handler
TR40001 Retail Price: $109.95

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Caterpillar 950GC Wheel Loader
TR10010 Retail Price: $74.95

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Caterpillar 775G Off-Highway Truck
TR30002 Retail Price: $89.95

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Caterpillar 621K Scraper
TR80001 Retail Price: $124.95

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Caterpillar 340D Excavator
TR20001 Retail Price: $119.95

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Caterpillar 627K Scraper
TR80002 Retail Price: $124.95

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Caterpillar 994H Wheel Loader
TR10008 Retail Price: $188.95

imageCaterpillar D6R Track-Type Tractor
TR60001 Retail Price: $89.95

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Caterpillar MT4400D AC Mining Truck
TR30001 Retail Price: $249.95