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    The Hess toy truck that started it all was 1964-65’s Hess Tanker Trailer, an authentically-styled miniature of the real deal. It featured battery-powered head and tail lights and a cargo tank that could be filled with water. An original can fetch four figures! ...A Christmas Gift Tradition in our Family since 1969 !!!

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Collecting Hess toy trucks is a holiday tradition that many kids (and big kids) continue year after year, eventually amassing quite a collection! This ad from 1964 is for the first Hess Truck, a tanker trailer. Seems like a real bargain at $1.99, especially considering collectors will now pay four figures for the original!

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1995’s Hess truck came with a bonus – a helicopter. The truck set sales records for Hess.

It wasn’t until 1982 that Hess released what they called the “first Hess truck,” a replica of the second-hand truck that company founder Leon Hess drove in 1933. This toy truck’s real life inspiration was restored and is currently displayed in their Woodbridge, NJ office.

1968-69 saw the return of the Hess Tanker Truck, with a couple of box changes. Is this one a gift you’d like to see under the tree?

gone is the tradition of waiting in line for hours to buy my Sweetie a Hess truck on Thanksgiving day. They too have caved to the on line craze. I just liked those simple times. Chaos and waiting in line for hess truck and family and food and chaos!

Brinquei tanto com isso! Quero um pros meus filhos! // Spirograph..many rainy days filled with this..

Tiny Teddy ♥ I remember this when I was very little. Just bought one from the Cracker Barrel Store - cuz it brings back memories for me. I like to collect vintage things :)