TTP - Turbo Tower of Power

TTP Tower of Power toy Share your own memories of this toy



This memory was added on: November 26, 2008

I had this toy when I was young and it was my favorite. I’ll never forget the day I lost my car. I had the “pump” tower but no car. I looked for it for YEARS. My mom used tell me that it was in the basement and if I cleaned it I might find my car. Turns out SHE took it and threw it away because she was “sick and tired” of telling me to stop shooting that thing across the kitchen floor. She had me searching and cleaning for years and she knew ALL ALONG that it had been tossed YEARS ago. Ahhh... the memories.

Mark Bolden


This memory was added on: December 1, 2007

I don’t remember if it was a TTP or SST. I believe it bore the Evel Knievel colors. Maybe I had different versions over time that have combined in my memory, but I do remember that it was my all time favorite toy. It had the air pump action rev - vwoop vwoop vwoop, higher and higher as you pumped, then flipped the switch to release. Indeed, the thing was darn near indestructible. I ran it on pavement, carpets, dirt trails, everywhere. I was so impressed that the thing would hit bumps ramps – whatever - flip completely head over tails, then rear wheel that was going so fast it would recatch the ground and keep on going. It also loved the soft knobby dirt bike tires. I don’t remember it being a set with ramps or tracks or anything – just the pump and the bike and rider. I think I do remember having to snap the front wheel back into place every once in a while. Did I also have to put the rubber chain or belt back on the motorcycle again? I think the pump was orange or and blue. Does that ring a bell? I have no idea what ever happed to it. Would give darn near anything for another one – I’d give it to my nephew and panic every time he played with it!


Jeff Bacon

1969


This memory was added on: March 31, 2007

I received one for Christmas about early to mid seventies. I still regard it as one of my finest toys ever. I came home one day and I found my sister had broken it. I really remember the sound it made as it spun up.


Chris
1968


This memory was added on: February 13, 2007

I have some blurry memories (I guess I was 3 years old or something like that) I remember I had this motorcycle set, and when I describe it to my friends, everybody told me I was confused, that it was surely the "roy Dinamo" (the name they gave in México to the evil knievel action figure) motorcycle, i Just found this page and now I know this is the toy I had. I remember this tiny traffic cones ¿were those from this set or i just have mixed memories)


Juan
1975


This memory was added on: November 16, 2006

I don't think there was an Eliv Knievel, although they were made around the same time. I had the TTP's at least two of the motorcylces. Yes they were faster and launched much better, than any with an action figure or Crank. As I remember they were just the cycle, with the cool whining noise that would go high in pitch with eash pump, no action figure. Now push that orange flap and let it rip. I know a little off the subject but Veribird, Steer n GO, FP Adventure people parachutes, and Krazy Kar were amongst my favorites. Were did I put my Demo cars with the black geared pull strip? Still have my 17dollor Lionel train set. Time flys.


Chris
1968


This memory was added on: October 22, 2006

I had the moto-cross set. It came with a plastic ramp and a tape measure made of rip resistant paper. After a few weeks of play the flywheel on the bike started to loosen and it would just make a whizzing sound and suddenly slowdown. That usually meant it would fall over onto it's side a few inches before the ramp. I got another motorbike/rider after that; but it wasn't as cool as the yellow and black striped rider that came with the set.


Tom
1966



This memory was added on: October 3, 2006

I think it was a yellow vette...#5 on the side??? the set came with some pilons and a curve rite at the end of the TOWER...Then I got a motercycle of some sort...man those were the days...I try to get all that kind of stuff for my son now...


Kurt
1966



This memory was added on: June 12, 2006

I had the motocross race set that's pictured and, IIRC one could purchase other bikes/riders seperately. I'm actually looking for one of these sets(and the other bikes/riders) to add to my vintage toy(mostly action figures)collection. I'm thinking Hasbro(since they bought out Kenner) should revive this line ASAP. Just think of the tie-in's they could do with their current(GI Joe & Star Wars)licenses and upcoming(Marvel)license. Maybe even work out a deal with NASCAR and the Kenievel Family. I used to do all sorts of crazy things with this stuff as a kid. Like I said, I'm interested in getting any of the bikes/riders & the mighty tower of power, so if anyone has any in working order, please feel free to contact me, thanks.



1966


This memory was added on: June 1, 2006

I had the Evel Knievel ttp, My Dad took it away when I sat it on my little sister's head and her hair got sucked in to the gyro. What a mess. I loved the toy. Does anyoe remember the sst's / stt's a car with a t-handled zip tie thing that you pulled and the car took off like a bat out of hell? I'm looking to buy one for my boy.


Damian
1963


This memory was added on: May 28, 2006

I had the motorcycle and the pump version of this. Ebay shows a version that you have to wind up...but mine was a pump that you would pump up and down and get that whining sound going. Then flip the lever and the motorcycle guy would take off. My brother and I made ramps and I'd attempt to jump everything in site.

Awesome toy ... it would sell like hotcakes today.


Russell
1965


This memory was added on: May 26, 2006

I had one of these, with a red Ferrari-like race car. I distinctly remember having a curved piece of track that would put the car up on two wheels. My mom hated the whine generated as the air pressure built up from the pumping. This toy was cool, but not as cool as SSP racers, its ancestor in the Kenner family.


Mike B
1965


This memory was added on: April 7, 2006

Loved my TTP motorcycle. That thing was so fast and it would jump unbeleivable distances. I crashed it into the wall so many times and the front wheel would snap off but it was weasy to just snap it back on and go again. Absolutely Indestructible. It is used to be fun to attach the driver in different ways and then crash him into something just to see how he would end up. My last memory was of losing the front wheel and trying to fabricate one my self that never worked. I was so dejected. Oh the good old days when TV was uninteresting and kids amused themselves.


Duane
65



This memory was added on: April 6, 2006

I think I May have had one of these too. The box looks pretty familiar. I wonder if there are any of these that may have never been opened still sitting in a forgotten warehouse. Would be kind of neat to find one still brand new.


Ted
68


This memory was added on: January 13, 2006

My oldest son was born in 1970 and he always LOVED cars. It didn't matter what kind so every time something new came out we got it for him. The Ricochet Racer, Stick Shifter, and TTP's were the greatest set any little boy could ever want. They were extremely fast. He was the only little boy in the neighborhood to have any of them and he loved it. He had two TTP's and either his dad or I would race with him. Some toys are worty of being reintroduced. TTP's certainly tops the list. Even in this age of video games this toy would delight any child.


Beverly



This memory was added on: December 23, 2005

Hey fellows I have some working ttp products. Two cars and a bike that are brand new in the box from 1974. I have one used ttp tower pump (the six million dollar man pump) that I will be selling. If your interested email me at wayfastkev@sbcglobal.net. I took out the vehicles to make sure they still work and they all do! Never been used but the one time I checked them. Great toy when I was a kid and they are still cool today. These are collectors items.




Kevin Brewer
1965


This memory was added on: November 19, 2005

I've been looking all over for this toy. This had to be one of my favorite toys when I was a kid. The darn thing went like 100 miles before it stopped. I used to line it up in my dad’s office and it would run through the office, through the dining room and all the way to the far side of the kitchen where it would smash into the cabinets at scale speeds of 200MPH. And, the thing was virtually indestructible. I’m sure the walls in my house took a worse beating than the toy did. Why would they ever stop making this toy? It had absolutely no down side to it!

I don’t know what ever happened mine but I probably pumped it up outside and it kept going until it reached Canada.




Brad
1965