Start A Holiday Tradition With The 2013 Hess Toy Truck & Tractor! @HessExpress #Giveaway #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Hess Express. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating.

    When my siblings and I were little, our father worked in a neighborhood store and would always bring home treats for us to enjoy especially around the holidays.  One year, he came home with a few Hess trucks for us to enjoy for Christmas but he explained to us that they were special because he was going to start a family tradition and buy the holiday Hess truck every single year for us to collect.

    Even then, we understood that this was something special that was going to be shared between us and our father.  True to his word, he brought home a new Hess truck every year while we were kids.  The best thing was that, although they were collector’s items, he never stopped us from playing with them and we spent hours rolling them across the floor and turning their lights on and off.

    When we received the opportunity to review the new 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor, I knew that this was my chance to introduce my own children to this family holiday tradition that my father started all of those years ago.  This year’s truck comes with a fully motorized multi-terrain tractor and is beautifully chrome detailed.  Here are some of the cool specs on the new Hess Toy Truck and Tractor:

Truck Features Include:

  • 45 lights that work in flash or steady mode
  • Hidden, extendable rear loading ramp with sound effects
  • 4 realistic sounds: ignition/idle, horn, backup alert, hydraulic lift

    The self-propelled, multipurpose tractor has both front and rear buckets, and a fully motorized rubber track to take on the toughest terrain!

Tractor Features Include:

  • 15 working lights
  • Motorized forward / reverse motion
  • Locking front bucket with release button
  • 360° swiveling back bucket

    As you can see from the photos and video that my son made, he learned how to use all of the truck’s and tractor’s features right away.  He was just so tickled with all of their moving parts and the fact that they both light up.  It really warmed our heart to see this new family tradition come to life.  Make sure you head to your local Hess Express or even order them online and start your own family tradition this year!

Let’s Discuss:  What important holiday gift giving traditions do you share with your children every year?


Our sponsor is giving away a 2013 Hess Toy Truck & Tractor so one reader of Tough Cookie Mommy can start a holiday tradition of their own!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  This is a compensated campaign on behalf of Hess Express. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Mary Dailey says

    I love that it has so many working lights and that it’s motorized. Also love that the front and back buckets are operational and that it’s a really nice size and well constructed.

  2. Janet Watson says

    My favorite thing about these vehicles is that they light up! That will definitely capture my grandson’s attention. I could see him rolling these across the floor for hours!

  3. Janet Watson says

    I entered your other giveaway, too: $50 JCPenney Gift Card.

  4. Heather Baribeau says

    I love that there are so many lights, my son will love that so much! I have a 3 year old autistic son and anything with lights and THIS much action of a toy is perfect for him! The sounds and light will really make him laugh and smile for years to come.

  5. Dawn Monroe says

    I like the bright colors and the back swiveling bucket.

  6. Dawn Monroe says

    I entered the Dispicable me giveaway.

  7. debbie jackson says

    I like the metal parts, bright colors and the great attention to detail.

  8. My son loves trucks. I like that the toys look sturdy. They also look nice and shiny.

  9. My step brother used to buy one of the Hess trucks for my nephew every single year until finally I think he stopped. They are probably still sitting somewhere in their house-back in their boxes. These trucks were always great and my nephew loved to play with them (his Dad even more!)

  10. nickie burke says

    My son loves trucks, I like the detail on these.

  11. TouristMeetsTraveler says

    That truck is too cute, my nephews would love them.

  12. Annie Wong says

    Aww, that is a cute tradition to have & I’m so glad that you can continue you it with your family 🙂

  13. I get my boys a Hess truck every year. It was one of those things I started when I had my first son 9 years ago. I thought it would be a cool tradition. Now I have to get two of them every year because they fight over who gets to use them LOL. Ugh…boys!

  14. Wild Orchid says

    I love that it has lights and a forward and reverse motion. My son is all about trucks lately, and I know he would love to play with this around our house for a long time!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  15. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I love the lasting impact that tradition of your father left on you. Wonderful! And now to begin it with your kids is very sweet. 🙂

  16. margaretsmith says

    I like that they light up and it’s like getting two toys for one.

  17. I love that it makes sounds. They look realistic as well. Not only that the light make these trucks so appealing. Any boys dream.

  18. Haha! This is cool. I remember giving my niece something like this last year.

  19. Debra Hall says

    my grandson love trucks, and with all the lights and sounds he would really enjoy this one

  20. Sandy VanHoey says

    I like that the lights work, that in itself would be fun for the kids since they love things that light up

  21. Christine M says

    I love that they look real, not plastic and easily broken. My son would love to have that snow plow.

  22. I love that it is motorized, and the lights are cool!

  23. JadeLouise Designs says

    Those trucks are awesome!! My boys would absolutely love them. I love the lights and they look like such high quality too! Not something that would break within a week or two!

  24. mail4rosey says

    I love that this has working lights! My second oldest collected Hess vehicles for years. I bet my youngest would love them now!

  25. My father bought all the boys those trucks every year. Right now our tradition is going to Disney on Christmas day and New Years Eve. Other than that we don’t give each other gifts, but we don’t have kids yet.

  26. My daughter used to get a precious moments doll for Christmas every year. The Hess Trucks are too cool!

  27. Jennifer Williams says

    I have always loved the quality of the Hess Trucks, they can hold up to the abuse they would receive from my boys.

  28. I love the working lights on the truck. I know I, I mean my nephew, would get a kick out of them.

  29. Cynthia L. says

    What a great toy! I am sure any little boy would love this truck under his Christmas tree.

  30. Chrishelle Ebner says

    My son loved these Hess trucks when he was little. The working lights were his favorite accessory. We have a trunk filled with them. He insists they will go to his son.

  31. I love these trucks. I was really impressed that they have the realistic sounds and all of the lights. The colors are great too.

  32. Katherine Bartlett says

    I remember collecting these trucks! And also the Chevron cars!

  33. Lean Lacaba says

    Our house used to be filled by these when my brother and I were growing up. Simply fun.

  34. Teresa McCluskey says

    I do not have boys but if I did this would be the toy I would buy for them! Hess looks really cool

  35. I wonder if my boys would be interested in a Hess truck. I remember getting one years ago for my now 13yr old. I didn’t realize they were even still making them. Cool!

  36. Love that it’s huge and lights up. Nice details in it. Oh my boys would love to have one of these.

  37. I love the Hess truck and think it is so cool that it has lights and is motorized. I would really like one of those.

  38. Amanda MacMahon says

    this looks like a nice truck with TONS of new lights!

    As for tradition, we do new pillows from santa – and on christmas eve we get new jammies 🙂

  39. i like that they light up. I think when i was younger they didn’t but either way my brother always got one every year. My aunt would send them to him and that is what i would like to do if i won give them to my nephew.

  40. April Brenay says

    I love that they light up and have sounds. we collect these trucks every year. My boys LOVE them!

  41. Melanie Roberts says

    AHHH the HESS Truck is here.. LOVE this time of the year my kids have every hess truck from the last 10 years, it;s a tradition in our home..each year they get the next one…LOVE it..thanks for sharing

  42. My son would enjoy the fact that it lights up and has sounds. We’ve never gotten a Hess truck before, but I like the tradition of having a new model year after year.

  43. Amanda Hoffman says

    15 working lights

  44. Sandy VanHoey says

    I entered skylanders

  45. I like the 15 lights and the motorized forward/reverse motion, my kids would have a lot of fun “driving” this.

  46. I like all the realistic sounds on the truck along with the 45 lights. The tractor with it’s 360 degree swivel back bucket sounds like fun too. Hess has come out with another awesome vehicle combo for the Christmas holiday.

  47. I love all the working lights and the motorized forward and reverse motion. My son would absolutely love this! He sees the signs for it every morning we pass our local Hess on the way to school!

  48. My son would LOVE the the motorized forward/reverse motion and he would be so excited with the lights that actually work!

  49. Jessica Grigsby says

    My son would love Hess toy truck and tractor. I love the fact that the sounds are realistic. The 15 different lights would keep his attention. This would be a toy he will rarely put down. Thank you for the giveaway.

  50. Cassandra Eastman says

    My 4 year old son would love the realistic lights & sounds, and the most awesome is that it actually moves! Your son did a great job on his video review!

  51. Laurajj Jacobson says

    Oh it is all so neat! I have not heard of them, but would be a great tradition to start for Carter each year! I love the working lights and Hidden, extendable rear loading ramp with sound effects! Oh so fun! Carter would love it!

  52. Rebecca Williams Parsons says

    I love all of the movable features of the truck. I don’t know what previous years had on theirs but I do like the lights and forward and backward motions of the truck.

  53. all the lights and sounds

  54. Karen Matlock says

    I love that the truck goes forward and reverse. I know my grandsons would love all the light and the swiveling bucket. It would be a great gift!

  55. KimberlyReid says

    I like that the truck comes with a motorized tractor! The truck itself has so many features, 45 lights with all the sounds and hidden ramp – this is an awesome gift!

  56. Donna Kellogg says

    I like that the truck has the 15 working lights on it .

  57. Donna Kellogg says

    I like that the Truck has the 15 working lights on it. There are many Trucks out their that usually have one or to lights that work or flash . With the 15 it makes the truck more realistic for the childs imagination

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