NEW YORK, N.Y.– The latest addition to Hess Corporation’s highly anticipated line of toy trucks promises to have fans racing to Hess locations this holiday season: The 2011 Hess Toy Truck and Race Car. For the first time in the collection’s 47-year history, the two vehicles in the set are both packed with sounds and lights for twice the fun.
With design elements that emphasize quality and encourage imaginative play, the 2011 Hess Toy Truck and Race Car is set to speed to the top of gift lists. This year’s Hess Toy Truck and Race Car goes on sale today, Nov. 11, 2011 at participating Hess and Hess Express retail stores for $26.99 plus tax – Energizer® batteries included.
This year’s truck has four-wheel spring suspension and a pull-out ramp that automatically activates a hydraulic sound. The truck cab features three more sound effects and flashing lights. The truck’s flatbed trailer carries a race car modeled after an American stock car that sports a pull-back racing motor and Hess Express logo. A push of the race car’s gas cap activates flashing lights and the sound of the car’s engine.
The Hess Toy Truck has been a holiday tradition since 1964, and is one of the longest running toy brands on the market. As in past years, the truck will be sold exclusively at Hess retail stores in 16 East Coast states from Massachusetts to Florida, while supplies last. For a complete list of Hess Toy Trucks through the years or to find the nearest Hess location, visit: www.hesstoytruck.com.
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