Tonka Volkswagen Beetle Toy Car

Tonka Volkswagen Beetle Toy Car

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This toy Volkswagen Beetle (commonly known as the “Bug”) was made by Tonka during the late 1960s. The Beetle’s peculiar shape and association with the counterculture movement of the 1960s made it a popular cultural icon during the time, with a variety of toys made in its likeness.
Object Name
model car
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
black (overall color)
overall: 3 3/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 9.2075 cm x 21.9075 cm
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catalog number
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American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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