Happy Holidays – From Hess

December 7, 2016

It’s the time of year we’ve been waiting for – getting to see your reactions to this year’s 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster!

Joe Karlovich summed up the Hess holiday tradition perfectly on Facebook: “This year’s Hess Toy Truck couldn’t be any cooler….. Does it get any better than that? Not for this drag racing enthusiast. Start a tradition in your house this holiday and grab one for your son or daughter, or maybe even just for yourself.”

The Hess Toy Truck program was initially conceived by company founder Leon Hess as a “thank you” to customers and, every year, we continue that tradition of gratitude. We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the Hess Toy Truck by purchasing online from our Store this year. You’ve proved that it’s not about where you buy the truck, but about who you buy it for – whether that’s for your family, friends or yourself. We hope you all have a wonderful Hess-filled holiday season and a Happy New Year!

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite stories and photos from this year below. One blogger even made a video, as you can see here!

Michael and Lindsey enjoying their new 2016 Hess Toy Truck.


Please remember to share your holiday pictures with us as we love seeing the reactions of when families open their gifts – just tag us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram as your story might be the next one to be featured on this blog.

And now for a few more of our favorites:

Hunter Bowen: “I have received my two trucks and they are fantastic. Great time of year to look forward to the arrival of the Hess Truck!”

Kristin Carfi Di Virgilio: “Thank you Hess Toy Truck! Angelo has been playing with them every day. He still smiles every time he plays with them! Maybe next year I’ll be able to wait until Christmas to give it to him!”

David Brown‎: “The old guys meet the new kid on the block…”

David Brown adding the latest Hess Toy Truck to his collection.


Laurie Vannetta: “I began getting them for my son in 1988. Consistently, an amazing truck…one of the highlights of my holidays! Thanks for the great memories!”

Elizabeth Kelley Jay: “So so excited to give it to my 5 year old boy for Christmas! Also, got one for my 73 year old dad so they can play together!”

Gary Wolfe:‎ “ Wow! This year’s Hess truck is awesome!”

Neil Ventrella:‎ “Mateo fascinated with his First Hess truck!”

Mateo’s parents are starting the Hess Toy Truck tradition early.


Steve Plopperatzi:‎ “Thank you Hess. I got my 41st different year of Hess truck today. It’s also my grandson Riley’s 3rd year and my Granddaughter Olivia’s 1st year. Love collecting them.”

Steve adding the 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster to his collection.


Faith Adores Auggie Metzinger:‎ “Our Hess trucks came yesterday, and we couldn’t wait to open them and “check them out”…and they are terrific! There we were, and we are in our 50’s, racing them across the kitchen floor like we were 10 years old!! I purchase these for all the children in my day care and my nephew Richie. My dragster totally won too! Thanks Hess!”