2023 Collector's Edition Ocean Explorer
The Hess Collector’s Edition is back, and it’s better than ever with a rare and magnificent addition to the fleet: the… See description
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The Hess Collector’s Edition is back, and it’s better than ever with a rare and magnificent addition to the fleet: the 2023 Collector’s Edition Ocean Explorer! The second boat ever produced as a full-size Hess Toy, this highly limited, 3rd addition to the Collector’s Series commemorates Hess Corporation’s 90th Anniversary with a bigger and bolder design inspired by the Company’s offshore operations. This stunning Explorer ship and helicopter combination, with nearly 60 lights and an unprecedented 5 different sounds, joins the ranks of most exclusive quantities made, and is a unique collectible that salutes our growth from humble beginnings with a single fuel oil delivery truck to a global leader in energy exploration and production.
The Ocean Explorer ship is resplendent in the company’s signature green and white coloring, with green hull-side striping, and dark tinted windows. A total of 48 lights includes 2 super bright bow-mounted searchlights that each swivel 120˚, and interior lighting on the clear paneled bridge, all of which operate in steady-on or flashing modes. The guidance assembly with 360˚ rotating antenna is flanked by four buttons on the top deck that flash the lights while activating amazingly realistic engine start, cruising, foghorn, and air horn sounds. Raising and lowering the elevating helipad activates a hydraulic sound. The ship has fixed position molded appurtenances including inlayed anchor, hoses, radar domes, and rudder/propeller. The underside is equipped with four free rolling wheels and a commemorative 2023 ‘license plate’ is illuminated on the stern.
The turbo engine helicopter is white with bold green rotor blades and body side striping. Dark tinted windows and chrome embellishments create the ideal color contrasting. A total of 11 switch activated lights includes 3 super bright fixed-position spotlights that can operate in steady mode independently or in tandem with the button activated motorized top and rear rotors. Free rolling, retractable landing gear enhances the realism and compatibility with the ship’s custom helipad.
Great for play but also designed for display, this collectible is exceptionally packaged in a multi-option display box with a slide-out base that pictures a Hess offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico. A digital Certificate of Authenticity is also available for each toy purchased, for download and print-at-home. The 2023 Collector’s Edition Ocean Explorer, produced in extremely limited quantities, is sold exclusively here at HessToyTruck.com for $59.99 plus tax, which includes 5 Energizer® batteries and free standard shipping*. The traditional annual holiday Hess Toy Truck will be available starting October 16th.
Explorer Ship Features
- 48 red, white, and green lights that work in flash or steady mode
- Super bright LED bow search lights swivel 120˚
- Clear view, internally illuminated bridge
- 4 button activated sounds: Engine Start/Cruising/Foghorn/Air Horn
- Elevating helipad with motion activated hydraulic sound and fold-down guardrails
- 360˚ rotating antenna
- Free rolling wheels
- Versatile display box with slide out ocean environment platform
- A digital Certificate of Authenticity for download and/or print-at-home
- Measures (approximate): L: 13 ⅜ x W: 3 ½ x H: 5 ½
- 3 Energizer® ‘AA’ batteries pre-installed
- This product is not intended for use in water
- Motorized top and rear rotors, works in always-on or button activated modes
- 11 total red and white lights including 3 super bright LED front/forward searchlights
- Retractable landing gear
- Measures (approximate): L 7 ¼ x W 2 ½ x H 3
- 2 Energizer® ‘AA’ batteries pre-installed
- Helicopter does not fly autonomously
*Excludes Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Ocean Explorer Thoughts
Not really impressed with the Ocean Explorer Collector's Edition. I was hoping something bigger since this was hyped up to be verryyyy limited edition and sell out fast. But no, just an Ocean Explorer. A cruise ship would be nicer. The biggest Collector's Edition, in my opinion, was the tanker truck from 2014. I am still buying it just to consistently add to my Hess Truck collection. It would have been great if the Collector's Edition was a truck with a trailer car transporter. I am hoping the October 16 holiday release will be better.
The 2023 Ocean Explorer is a very high quality collectible toy. This is very strong and will not brake under normal use.
I love Hess toys they are very tough and sturdy and strong. I have over forty trucks from Hess.
This is the best anniversary toy ever,