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!