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The 2016 PopCult Gift Guide: 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster



giftguide-graphic-008The Hess Toy Truck is an annual tradition that continues even though the Hess Oil Company sold off their retail stores to Speedway. By next spring, there will be no more Hess Oil Gas Stations, which is where these trucks had been sold from the 1960s until 2014.  Now you order them online, and this year’s model, the 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster,  is a powerful, race-ready duo with sleek styling, drag-racing inspired sounds, over 50 brilliant lights, and an innovative design for wheelie-popping action!

The Truck is a mighty motorsport flatbed designed to transport the dragster to any racing event. Styled with a solid green lower body and green-accented white upper body, it is loaded with chrome detailing including a front grill, sunshield, side panels, and exhaust pipes. The cab houses 4 top-mounted buttons that activate 3 realistic sounds (ignition, horn, and an exciting race launch countdown) and the headlights, tail and running lights. A hidden ramp with slide-activated hydraulic sound ensures this duo can quickly get to the next dragstrip.

truckanddragster_onboxThe oversized Dragster is the largest accompanying race car in the fleet’s history. Its innovative pull-back motor and tilt-activated weight transfer design allows the speedster to launch in either a flat or wheelie position. The racer features super bright LED headlights, a stylish spoiler, and chrome detailed hood-mounted air intake, side exhaust pipes and rear parachute box.

The 2016 Toy Truck and Dragster is sold exclusively at for $31.99 plus tax, and includes a total of 5 Energizer® batteries and free standard shipping.

1 Comment

  1. Thomas Wheeler

    I’m glad to see that the Hess traditional continues, even if Hess is really no more.

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