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!
With those first chords of the rockin’ jingle “The Hess Truck’s Back,” a new era of the Hess Toy Truck was ushered in with the 1988 Hess truck commercial. Based on the classic 1963 chart-buster “My Boyfriend’s Back” by girl-group Angels, the first time that commercial jingle aired on TV sets up and down the East Coast was the moment the Hess Toy Truck became more than just the sight of the holiday season, but also the sound of the season.
Picture this: Dad gives you a soft nudge to wake you up early on Thanksgiving Day. While half in a dozing daze, you follow dad to the car and head over to your local Hess to stand in line. The weather is cold, but dad has a thermos of hot chocolate to keep you warm. Waiting in line, sipping hot chocolate – it’s all part of the special bonding time you get with dad every year in the moments before the Hess Toy Truck goes on sale. Those moments are the Hess Toy Truck history. That’s the history of many of our fans – either as the dad or the boy in this scene who may very well be a dad by now.
We all know the Hess Toy Truck is a winter holiday tradition but did you know the Hess Toy Truck also has a springtime legacy? The Hess Miniature Toy Trucks.
One of the most celebrated holidays in the country is coming up – St. Patrick’s Day – in which streets turn into a sea of green as revelers cheer the luck of the Irish. But the color green has long been associated with another celebration – the day every Christmas holiday season when kids and adults unwrap their favorite Hess toy and cheer with delight. But there’s more to the beloved green toy than meets the eye. Continue reading
As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is the time of year to show your affection to your loved ones and likewise we wanted to express our love to all of our Fans. This month’s blog shares some special moments on how fans like yourself have lovingly invited Hess into your families. Thank you all for being our special someone this month and all year long!
Today we’re excited to announce that we have officially sold out of the 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue! We’re thrilled that you love the Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue as much as we do.
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