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1954 Tonka Toys Private Label G Fox Metro Van

This truck was specifically ordered for the G Fox department stores in the Hartford Connecticut area. This Metro van was produced and sold in their stores. Another version of the G Fox was a Private Label Semi Truck and Trailer which was produced in 1953 and was only given to some employees and drivers for the G Fox Department store, shown in the bottom photo.

1954 was the first year for the Metro Van. It was only shown in the 1954 Look Book as a "Parcel Delivery" Van in brown with gold/yellow wiritng on the side. A few rare private label versions were made in 1954 namely the Stix, Baer & Fuller van shown and the G. Fox Metro van. Metro vans are a copy of the international Harvester Metro van which was used in all Major cities for parcel, bakery and rural route deliveries.

This bottom view shows the level of detail the toys were made with, note the beautiful Blue paint and decal scheme
on this truck! It is a beauty.



The rear doors on the Metro van opened up to allow for loading and unloading of neccessary daily cargo for the days imaginary delivery route.

1954 Tonka Toys Private Label G Fox Metro Van
From the original 1954 Look Book Catalog:
This scale model of one of the most popular delivery trucks seen everywhere is constructed of heavy gauge steel sliding front door and two rear doors that open provide loads of play value 11 three-quarter long 7 inches high 5 1/2 inches wide 11 3/4 inches long.

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