1988 Hess toy truck and racer
was the twenty-first Hess toy truck in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess toy trucks for sale on a daily basis here. The 1988 Hess toy truck is a first for establishing two new traditions for Hess toy collectors. What makes this year significant are two things, giving two toys per purchase and the license plate. Collectors would now enjoy two toys, the respective yearly truck and a smaller vehicle. The license plate would prove convenient from the perspective it illustrated date of the Hess truck which is extremely handy and cool. There is a yellow 1988 Hess toy truck and racer was also released and is identical to the white version expect yellow was substituted for white. These changes set the stage for repeating the extra toy and license plate additions. About the race car, its friction-powered which means you pull the car backwards along the floor and watch it race off, an instant hit for the kids. The 1988 Hess truck is based off of the 1987 Hess 18 wheeler
which has an aerodynamic spoiler on top of the cab with full trailer compared to 1988 which is a flatbed with ac compressor on top of the cab. It had a production of 1,000,000 units with 500,000 made in Hong Kong
and 500,000 made in China
and sold for a retail price of $6.95. A yellow version of the 1988 Hess toy truck and racer was produced as well, this is very collectible.