The Hess Toy Truck has been recognized as a state-of-the-art, high quality vehicle that inspires continual devotion from both kids and toy-truck fans since 1964. In keeping with tradition, Hess is releasing its annual toy truck in November, the 2014 50th Anniversary Holiday Hess Toy Truck, and also marked the golden anniversary with a first-ever limited-production, individually numbered Collector’s Edition Toy Truck, which went on sale exclusively online Oct. 2. Just in time for the holidays, Hess is putting together all 50 years of trucks under one roof for its first-ever Mobile Museum, really showcasing the history and tradition of the Hess Toy Truck. The Mobile Museum will make stops in several states up and down the East Coast, and is free and open to all ages.
Ric chats with Hess Toy Truck General Manager Justin Mayer about the company’s plans for the 50th anniversary celebration as well as the fascinating history of one of America’s most popular and beloved toys.