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Hess Truck Collections

Updated on November 7, 2016

The Unveiling! The New Hess Toy of the Year!

You will love this! I am so excited about the Hess Truck collections. Truly a Christmas tradition!

For the very first time in history, people around the globe will get to experience the fun of owning a Hess Collector's Truck.

Hess Trucks are now available online! But for those who don't know about these great toys, they sell out quickly. Hess trucks come with moving parts, flashing lights and realistic sounds that make them a favorite for children and adults.

The tradition of collecting Hess trucks is big with each year's new vehicle being unveiled in early November. However we have a peak of it right here! Their miniature Hess truck collection has also become a great collector's item.

If you want to become part of this trucker's tradition it's best to place your order now to be sure to get in on all the holiday fun with the new Hess Truck. It's sure to make your holiday a bit brighter. I can tell you from experience that these toys do see out each year and are no longer available after the season is done.

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"The Hess Truck's back & it's better than ever!"

The New model will be revealed on November 1st!

Pre-order yours.

Hess 2016 Toy Truck & Dragster

2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster Video

Original HESS Toy Truck

Hess Gas ~ The Power to Perform - 1990 Hess Commercial: Stop At The Green

Photo by Hess Corportation
Photo by Hess Corportation

How the Hess Trucks Began

It all came about in 1964 when founder Leon Hess had an idea of a Christmas toy truck that would be fun for the family at a low cost.

The very first Hess toy was a tanker truck that could be filled with water and had a working hose. Anyone could purchase the compnay "green and white" toy for $1.29 at any of their gas stations. Parents loved this toy because of its low price, and that it already came with batteries.

Some of the holiday toy trucks from Hess have been big rigs that came with an airplane, fire engine, space shuttle, helicopter, front end loader, camper, race car, van, motorcycle or even a snazzy police car. All favorites and highly collectible.

One of my favorite things about this seasonal toy is the great television commercials they have made throughout the years. Part of our local fun was their participation in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade watching the Hess Truck float.

Each year the arrival of the trucks brought even more excitement. There was a rush to get to the Hess stations for the newest holiday truck. I can remember the stations near us running out, and leaving disappointed, because we didn't get the best toy of the season.

Ever since, the Hess Trucks have made it into the holiday traditions of many homes, making it a favorite toy for boys and girls of all ages.

Photo by Hess Corporation:

The Original Hess

Photo by Hess Corportation
Photo by Hess Corportation

The First Hess Truck

The very first Hess Truck toy made its way into the hearts of people with this model, Christmas of 1964.

It was equipped with flashing lights and fillable tank. This green and white toy vehicle displayed the name of the company HESS boldly on its body, and so has every truck since for almost 50 years.

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2015 Edition Hess Fire Truck & Rescue Ladder

Still available on Amazon while supplies last.
Still available on Amazon while supplies last.

The 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Rescue Ladder

This edition even has hidden slide down ramps and a fire hose. It comes with over 50 lights on truck and ladder complete with sound effects!

50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Don't miss out on this special edition.

Add it to your classic Hess collector's set.

50th Anniversary Hess Tank Gas Truck with Lights

HESS 2014 50th Anniversary Toy Truck And Space Cruiser With Scout

Super Cool Gas Station Truck Collectibles

The anniversary edition tanker is specially packaged with the Hess logo and 50th year print. It has over 100 working lights, 50 more than usual.

Hidden inside is another smaller tank truck the exact duplicate as the 1964 model. Each is individually numbered and came with free shipping (at the time). Batteries are ALWAYS included!

2013 Hess Toy Truck

Chrome Truck & Trailer

Children weren't disappointed with this all chrome truck and trailer that came with a ramp to load the self-propelled matching tractor. Model for 2013 had 45 working lights that flash or stay on with sound effects on the loading gear, horn and ignition switch.

The tractor has 2 buckets on this self-propelled fully motorized vehicle making it fun to climb any mountain. It also has 15 working lights, has front or reverse mode, front bucket locks in place and the back bucket even swivels. Another great Hess Truck collectible.

The 2013 Hess Mini 18-Wheeler Truck and Racecars

Hess Vintage Toy Truck

If you recognize this truck you have a good memory. It is a smaller version of the toy truck from 2003 and is number 16 in the miniature collection. The truck has real working lights and back doors, slide out ramp for the two mini racers.

Please Note: Hess is no longer selling past versions of the miniatures.

Hess 2012 Truck

2012 Hess Truck Helicopter and Rescue

2012 Hess Truck Helicopter and Rescue Vehicle

2012 Hess Truck Helicopter and Rescue

You'll love this 2012 Hess truck helicopter and rescue vehicle. It comes with batteries, lights up and has the sounds of the engines. It's hard to believe you get so much for such a low price. A collector's delight.

Hess 2012 Toy Truck

Hess 2012 Truck
Hess 2012 Truck

Motorized main and tail rotors with 3 authentic sounds; ignition, takeoff, and fly by. It has real working lights including running lights that work in flash or steady mode, and a set of high powered pivoting searchlights.

Push-button activated cargo bay door release and a retractable landing gear.


2012 Hess Miniature

2012 Hess Miniature ~ It's Here! - Good News: This Miniature Hess Truck is already available!

The Hess Miniature Toy Truck - The 15th Miniature Hess Truck

Photo by Hess Corportation
Photo by Hess Corportation

Hess Mini Truck with Airplane

This model features a Hess Mini Truck with an airplane that is a copy of the 2002 toy. Kids will love the18 wheeler trailer that has working lights.

There is a flatbed/landing pad for the airplane.

2012 Hess Miniature Truck and Airplane - Get your collector's mini truck now. Limited quantities.

These mini Hess trucks have been a favorite for adults as well as children for 40 years. Just like the larger models, these mini vehicles come with working parts as well making playtime more fun.

Missed 2011's Model?

2011 Hess Toy Truck and Race Car

2011 Hess Mini Helicopter

2010 Models

2010 Hess Toy Truck and Jet

2010 Hess Miniature Fire Truck

HESS Trucks of the Past

Hess Toy Truck Commercial 1985

Hess Truck Video of Trucks Since the 1960's - Photos of HESS toys from 1964-2009

Hess Trucks Holiday Commercials

Hess Commercials from the 2006-2009 - Pictures are not showing, but videos do work. If for some reason video isn't working click on the link.

Did You Know ...

If you really are a Hess Toy Truck fan, you can also purchase posters that have photographs of all the trucks since the beginning in 1964.

Hess Toy Truck 50th Anniversary Poster

Available on Amazon for a limited time.
Available on Amazon for a limited time.

Hess Trucks to the Rescue! 2015 Poster

Photo by Hess Corportation
Photo by Hess Corportation

Can't Wait ...

Tell the kids ... Don't worry ... it's coming!

Give the kids something to look forward to while building excitement for their new toy Hess truck on Christmas morning or on that special occasion.

I can still picture it. When word came out that "the new HESS trucks are here" the police had to direct the traffic, because it was backed up a mile down the highway.

As we approached the station, I remember seeing the new Hess Truck boxes stacked in the gas station windows. They were piled as high as the ceiling. Attendants were selling more toy trucks than gasoline.

Be a part of the Hess Truck family tradition by getting started with your new Hess Toy this year.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      What a really cool truck! I imagine any child would enjoy receiving it for Christmas (or anytime)

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @TreasuresBrenda: It's popular on the East Coast but I guess not in Canada, so I'm not surprised that you haven't seen it. Cool trucks though. Parents love that they always come with batteries (new ones that is).

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Would you believe I've never even heard of a Hess truck?

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @DawnRae64: They are a fun tradition. Nice to see people still love them.

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      Looks like they really must be part of the Christmas tradition in your area. Something like that, which arrives year after year becomes a great tradition that helps people realise that the Christmas season is approaching.

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      Dawn 3 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Aw... awesome lens. The Mister and his family open up and play with the newest Hess truck every Christmas. It's been their family tradition for forever. Nice to see a lens about the trucks.

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi the Hess trucks are all new to me. Look like a fun toy.

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      zentao 3 years ago

      My cousin has been collecting Hess trucks for about 25 year. They are extremely collecitble and pretty cool. Thanks for sharing this cool lens with everyone

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      Javed Ur Rehman 3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Your lens is very interesting, i love it :)

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      AntonioM23 3 years ago

      Great lens.I really like vehicle toys.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      My son would love one of these.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have never heard of these trucks! I can imagine kids adore them.

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      Elaine Chen 3 years ago

      my son likes to collect vehicle toys, and I think he would like to grab this Hess Truck as well :-)

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      They are classic! Great lens!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I have never heard of Hess trucks. They certainly are exciting vehicles.

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Very cool collectible Hess trucks!

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      Steve Dizmon 4 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I did not know they were making these anymore. Thanks for the information.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      This makes for an excellent gift idea!

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      Matchbox and Corgi toys were the norm in my house for presents. Learning something new every day.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      Getting a new HESS truck each Christmas would be a wonderful tradition!

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