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Holiday 2014I’ve written about the Hess Toy Truck several times here on THE ROCK FATHER, but since it’s been an East Coast tradition, we never owned one until earlier this year when we were out in Pennsylvania and managed to score a Hess Miniature Truck at a Hess Express location. The Hess Toy Trucks have always been fascinating to me since they’re a true American classic – launched in 1964 as an affordable, high-quality toy – and one that’s become a phenomenon loved by families and collectors alike. This year, they’ve taken the trucks online, and in honor of the Hess Toy Truck’s 50th anniversary, Hess Corporation has released the first-ever Collector’s Edition Hess Toy Truck, an individually numbered tanker truck with a replica of the original 1964 tanker trailer inside. Thanks to the folks at Hess, we now have one – and I’m including this as a must-have in my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide. Just look at how beautiful this is… packed with play features and more than 100 working LED lights…

Collector's Edition Hess Toy Truck

The Collector’s Edition, which is limited, is being sold exclusively online at for $45.99 – with Energizer batteries and free shipping.  In addition to the Collector’s Edition Hess Toy Truck, the 50th Anniversary Hess Holiday Toy Truck, which officially marks the major milestone of the collection, is also available on the website, and at participating Hess, Hess Express and WilcoHess retail stores for $29.99 – with Energizer batteries and free shipping for online orders.

Collector's Edition Hess Toy Truck

For kids and grownups alike, the Collector’s Edition Hess Toy Truck would make a fantastic holiday gift, and one you don’t even have to brave the crowds to find.

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