Christmas is coming: The new Hess toy truck is here

It’s the day after Halloween, which means it’s basically almost Christmas. Today the annual Hess toy truck was released, and this 2017 Dump Truck and Loader is pretty high-tech. The $33.99 toy truck “features a hydraulic powered lifting bed, LED lights, 4 realistic sound effects, and a fold-down tailgate with slide-out ramp. The Loader, which has an extending excavator arm and bucket combination, self-propels in multiple directions via dual-track treads and a 270° rotating cab. Together, the duo boasts 350 parts – making it the heaviest and most complex Hess Toy Truck to date.”

The best part about giving this as a gift is that Hess also provides a free STEM curriculum on their website, designed just for this truck – which means that you can use the toy to actually demonstrate concepts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to kids. Fun for the whole family!