One of our holiday traditions is waiting with baited breath to see the new Hess toy truck set. A tradition in many parts of the U.S., these trucks change each year and always offer a great play experience along with their collectability. Z.E.N. absolutely loves Hess Trucks. I love them too because they are quite durable. We have quite a few of them so couldn’t wait to see what they came up with this year.
This year’s 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor set is no different and certainly did not disappoint, incorporating not only a fully working second vehicle but also an innovative new phone app that is sure to bring extra value to play time. If you have ever collected Hess trucks in the past, you will be pleasantly surprised by all of the new changes in this year’s model.
The white and green color scheme is classic Hess, and the vehicle itself is built to exacting standards. As usual, the truck itself is quite sturdy and hard to break – a great benefit to collectors who are worried about their trucks being damaged when younger family members come around to visit. The truck set definitely lives up to the promise of the vehicles created in years past.
This year also sees a pack-in addition with the Hess Toy Tractor and the Hess Tractor Trek app. The tractor itself is a lovely self-propelled model, made of the same materials as the truck itself and featuring two buckets, fifteen lights and even motorized movement.
For those looking to add something a little more technological to the package, the new Tractor Trek app provides a fun game for iOS and Android devices that will allow players to compete with friends during the holiday season. The app also features special bonuses that are activated when the real-life Toy Truck’s horn is honked, so those who buy the set get a unique treat in the game.
As always, the 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor represents one of the more classic sturdy toys for children and collectors alike. The new app is a great feature for the young, while the look of both of the vehicle pieces is great for a collector of any age. Whether you are a new collector or you have been buying Hess trucks for years, nothing quite beats the 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor for your holiday needs. After all, nothing quite says Christmas like a Hess Truck.
Z.E.N. will truly be excited to find this under the tree on Christmas morning!
Full Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the toy listed above in order to facilitate this review.