The 1992 Hess Toy Truck 18 Wheeler and Racer is one of the most memorable truck and car set that have come out since 1964. This particular model features an 18-wheeler and racer combination with an additional ramp for loading. The racer very closely resembles what looks like a Porche and is powered by friction. The lights that work on this model are powered simply by a watch battery. The logos along the side are also lighted.
Since 1964, the Hess gas stations have featured a Hess truck every winter season around Christmas time. They were so appreciative of their dedicated customers, they wanted to give some token of their thanks to them. This form came in the famous models which people all over the world love to collect.
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Although trucks are the main focal point of the collection, other additions like boats, planes, race cars and other types of motorized vehicles have been add-ons in the collection . These are also paired with the Hess trucks as additional toys. Some of the modern models include these other additions atop a platform on the Hess trucks.
This particular model is the average size for the trucks that were made before 1998. After 1998, trucks were available to purchase in miniature. You could either buy the truck in larger scale or smaller, or both.
Most collectors will look for mint condition items. They usually come with the box and will have no flaws. To get an idea of how valuable these trucks are, you can see the prices for which the old models sell for. When they were first advertised and sold, the trucks sold for about $1.39. If you wanted to buy that same truck now, you will pay a whole lot more!
The tradition of selling trucks is still alive today. They go on sale around Thanksgiving. People flock to see what will be the newest addition to the collection. Collective pieces like the 1992 18 wheeler and racer are very attractive gifts for children, spawning a yearly purchase of the newest addition. The sale of the vehicles is usually limited and can be hard to get since you can usually only buy two at a time.
One of the features that magnetize people to these collectibles is their detail. Hess knew that when he set out to sell a product, he wanted it to be a quality product. It shows in the specific pieces and parts on each and every car, truck, boat, motorcycle, and the like. All of the pieces stay true to the Hess colors. These are represented just as clearly as ever in the 1992 Hess Toy Truck 18 Wheeler and Racer, which sports the custom and familiar green, white, yellow, red and black that Hess is known for.