You know the holiday season has arrived when you hear the commercials jingling “The Hess Truck’s back and it’s better than ever!” And this year is no different, with our first ever Dump Truck and Loader! A two-in-one construction duo, the toy is loaded with 350 parts, motorized movements and realistic sounds! This year’s is a truly special toy that can be added to the collection of trucks delivered under millions of Christmas trees for over five decades. Don’t miss out on the tradition. Make sure to order yours fast because they’re sure to be sold out soon!
Kids are back in school, nights are brisk, leaves are changing colors and Halloween costume shopping is well under way. That means the holidays are just around the corner! Although Hess Trucks are loved all year round, we look forward to every holiday season in order to share the new yet familiar joy with our fans again. And of course before that, we’ll be sure to share some cool news about the 2016 Hess Toy Truck!
Just kidding, this is our belated April Fools blog! This year’s toy truck is still a secret! Although the Hess Toy Truck design changes almost every year, keeping each year’s new truck a surprise until the holiday season has remained a constant. Whether it was revealed through signs put up at Hess gas stations, having social media fans unlock pieces of a picture of the toy on Facebook, or announcing the toy on NBC’s “TODAY” national morning show, maintaining that buildup to the surprise of the design will always be a special element to the Hess Toy Truck. This month, take a drive with us as we look back at the history of the reveal itself. And if you’re wondering about the design of this year’s truck, well, that’s top secret…for now!
After 20 years of buying Hess Toy Trucks at gas stations for their kids, Richard and Mary Simon weren’t about to end their tradition just because the Hess gas station near their East Brunswick, NJ, home closed recently. So when their daughter told them about a new way to shop in-person for their beloved toy, by going to one of 10 kiosks at malls in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, they knew they’d found an easy way to keep up their decades-long tradition. The Simons went to the kiosk at Woodbridge Center mall on Friday where they bought two trucks, one for their 40-year-old daughter and one for their 38-year-old son, which they will give to them on Thanksgiving as they have done for the past couple of decades.
Earlier this week, we revealed the new 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue as well as this blog called “Hesstory,” where we’ll share new and interesting stories about our history and our fans. In our first blog post, we asked you to share your stories of the Hess Toy Truck and your thoughts on the reveal. And share, did you ever! Below are just a few of our favorite comments on social media about this week’s reveal. Continue reading