1988 HESS TOY TRUCK AND RACER - China version
1988 Hess Toy Truck and Racer
The 1988 HESS TOY TRUCK AND RACER features, for the first time, two toys in one. This also marks the first time the model year was added to the license plate. The year 1988 was a first for the company because it featured vehicles not based on actual Hess trucks. It was also the first time Hess featured two-toys-in-one, license plates with the year of issue, making it easier to identify the truck by model year. The combo featured this year was a trailer truck and a GT-styled, friction powered racing car. The famous "The Hess Truck's Back" jingle premiered in the 1988 television ad.