History Main / TonkaTough

3rd Feb '16 2:45:19 PM EmperorNorton
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*** Arguably the best story in that section came from a Hawaiian reader, who'd had his original Game Boy half-melted by close-range exposure to lava. The buttons and control pad were slagged, but the machine would still turn on and the speakers still worked.
28th Jan '16 1:14:51 AM Mad_Spy
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*** The cartridge batteries. Twenty years later, it ''still'' remembers all the save data from back then, even after 15 or more years without being used. And the speil in the instruction manual for pretty much every game says it should last five.
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*** The cartridge batteries. Twenty years later, it ''still'' remembers all the save data from back then, even after 15 or more years without being used. And the speil spiel in the instruction manual for pretty much every game says it should last five.
22nd Jan '16 8:08:31 PM Jhonny
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Happened to my humble self...
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***Once the ''ceiling'' fell on a Nintendo 64. The only thing that happened to it was that the reset button got stuck. Other than that it was as good as new
13th Jan '16 8:50:17 PM AdamSJ
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*** As detailed in [[http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Iwata-Asks/Iwata-Asks-Pokemon-HeartGold-Version-SoulSilver-Version/Iwata-Asks-Pokemon-HeartGold-Version-SoulSilver-Version/4-The-Power-of-Science-is-Staggering-/4-The-Power-of-Science-is-Staggering--226003.html one installment]] of ''Iwata Asks'', the Japan/Europe-only DS game ''Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?'' came packaged with a pedometer called the Activity Meter. One man lost his while walking his dog, only to find it a month later, covered in mud and submerged in a puddle. Of course, it still worked perfectly.
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*** As detailed in [[http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Iwata-Asks/Iwata-Asks-Pokemon-HeartGold-Version-SoulSilver-Version/Iwata-Asks-Pokemon-HeartGold-Version-SoulSilver-Version/4-The-Power-of-Science-is-Staggering-/4-The-Power-of-Science-is-Staggering--226003.html one installment]] of ''Iwata Asks'', the Japan/Europe-only DS game ''Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?'' (''Personal Trainer: Walking'' in North America) came packaged with a pedometer called the Activity Meter. One man lost his while walking his dog, only to find it a month later, covered in mud and submerged in a puddle. Of course, it still worked perfectly.
5th Jan '16 3:10:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' once did a special where they published reader-submitted stories of Nintendo games, systems, and peripherals going through all manners of abuse and surviving anyway.
21st Dec '15 5:23:35 PM Allronix
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* Pre-2000 Toyota cars and trucks are well-known for being cheap, relatively easy maintenance, and being damned hard to kill. [[http://fortune.com/2014/10/27/want-to-drive-the-worlds-most-reliable-car-try-a-toyota/ Even some of their later trucks and cars are amazingly durable]], to the point where even the fellows from {{Series/Top Gear}} [[https://youtu.be/GVqQw1OCMXg tried (and failed) to kill a Toyota Hilux (Toyota Tacoma in N. America)]] The down side to this is that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_War they are very popular as improvised infantry vehicles.]]
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* Pre-2000 Toyota cars and trucks are well-known for being cheap, relatively easy maintenance, and being damned hard to kill. [[http://fortune.com/2014/10/27/want-to-drive-the-worlds-most-reliable-car-try-a-toyota/ Even some of their later trucks and cars are amazingly durable]], to the point where even the fellows from {{Series/Top Gear}} [[https://youtu.be/GVqQw1OCMXg tried (and failed) to kill a Toyota Hilux (Toyota Tacoma in N. America)]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_(vehicle) The down side to this is that that]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_War they are very popular as improvised infantry vehicles.]]
21st Dec '15 5:22:18 PM Allronix
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* Pre-2000 Toyota cars and trucks are well-known for being cheap, relatively easy maintenance, and being damned hard to kill. [[http://fortune.com/2014/10/27/want-to-drive-the-worlds-most-reliable-car-try-a-toyota/ Even some of their later trucks and cars are amazingly durable]], to the point where even the fellows from {{Series/Top Gear}} [[https://youtu.be/GVqQw1OCMXg tried (and failed) to kill a Toyota Hilux (Toyota Tacoma in N. America)]] The down side to this is that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_War they are very popular as improvised infantry vehicles.]]
16th Dec '15 4:55:55 AM Unregistered
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*** A [=NeoGaf=] [[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=783075 thread]] details the story of a user whose 3DS went through a laundry machine and survived practically unscratched after few days of letting it dry inside a bag of rice.

*** A [[http://imgur.com/a/AqVH9 3DS]] was ''set on fire'' and then extinguished with water. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2uo5rt/my_3ds_was_in_a_fire_last_night_still_works/ It still runs]].
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*** A [[http://imgur.com/a/AqVH9 3DS]] was ''set on fire'' and then extinguished with water. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2uo5rt/my_3ds_was_in_a_fire_last_night_still_works/ com/r/gaming/comments/2uo5r/my_3ds_was_in_a_fire_last_night_still_works/ It still runs]].runs]]. *** A [=NeoGaf=] [[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=783075 thread]] details the story of a user whose 3DS went through a laundry machine and survived practically unscratched after few days of letting it dry inside a bag of rice.
9th Dec '15 6:54:23 PM DialgaX
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** The Nintendo3DS *** A [[http://imgur.com/a/AqVH9 3DS]] was ''set on fire'' and then extinguished with water. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2uo5rt/my_3ds_was_in_a_fire_last_night_still_works/ It still runs]].
8th Dec '15 11:42:39 AM Thepenguinking2
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** According to Hasbro (who owns the Tonka toy line), there are currently seven people around the world who, because of the Tonka guarantee, receive a lifetime supply of free merchandise because they ''somehow'' managed to destroy a Tonka toy through the normal course of play. Whenever a claim is made on the guarantee, Tonka sends out a team of investigators to make sure the toy in question wasn't destroyed intentionally (by detonating it with explosives, for example), or by extraordinary means that don't count as "normal play" (like accidentally running it through a machine press, for example). For Tonka, the TonkaTough guarantee is SeriousBusiness.
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** According to Hasbro (who owns the Tonka toy line), there are currently seven people around the world who, because of the Tonka guarantee, receive a lifetime supply of free merchandise because they ''somehow'' managed to destroy a Tonka toy through the normal course of play. Whenever a claim is made on the guarantee, Tonka sends out a team of investigators to make sure the toy in question wasn't destroyed intentionally (by detonating it with explosives, for example), or by extraordinary means that don't count as "normal play" (like accidentally running it through a machine press, for example). For Tonka, the TonkaTough Tonka Tough guarantee is SeriousBusiness.
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