The Hess brand of toy trucks and cars was first introduced in the year of 1964. The idea was for the company’s customers to have an affordable, quality toy as a thank-you for their business. Since then the company has produced a toy each year. These have become a holiday tradition for many families, being given to children, parents and grandparents for years. Also, as a result, the Hess brand of toys have become one of the highest selling toys in America, year after year.
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The 1997 Hess Toy Trucks was the first year that there were three toys offered in one unit. The 1997 Hess Toy Truck edition featured a Hess Truck and Racers. The toy truck had a lighted trailer and two racers that were stored in the trailer unit. The racers that came with the truck were also different than years past. One of the racers featured a white body with green highlights, while the other was green with white highlights. The racers were suited with push-friction motors and working lights.
This offered a true value for customers who collected the Hess brand of toys. There are many loyal customers who make sure they receive the new edition of the toy each year. This is a collectible brand that will make great items to hand down to children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. Hess still ensures that the toys are offered at affordable prices so that everyone can enjoy these timeless toys.
Hess toys were first sold only at Hess gas stations to the patrons who visited and appreciated the brand. Hess toy trucks and racers are composed of high quality plastic that bears the Hess brand on the vehicle. They are scale models of real Hess vehicles that travel and work each and every day to bring fuel to stations. However, as the years progressed they offered more of a variety of toys they sold.
The 1997 edition was truly innovative and a welcome surprise to collectors all over. Now, instead of just one item, they received a tractor trailer as well as two working racers. There are some reports that state this is the year that sales peeked for the Hess toys.
In 1997 the Hess company offered their tractor trailer and two racers at the cost of $15.99 originally to consumers. Today, the lowest price that can be found anywhere is right around fifty dollars. This is a large increase for a toy that is only fifteen years old. Also, there were around one and a half million of these toys made, which means in twenty to thirty years, this edition may be hard to find.
Collectors who acquired the 1997 Hess Truck and Racers that year truly got an exceptional deal. The price has tripled in fifteen years and it will only continue to rise as the years go by. This is not only a high quality toy, it is a keepsake that will continue to bring joy and fun to generations to come.