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2015 Hess Truck Review: 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue Truck

The 2015 Hess truck is the newest and boldest emergency vehicle in the Hess toy truck fleet so far. It is the Hess 51st anniversary collectible toy fire truck & Ladder Rescue toy set. As such it was fitting it is not only impressive to look at but was released with some advanced new features for a Hess truck. These included movable fire hose nozzles, a pivoting searchlight, and a rotating extension ladder.

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This photo shows the 2015 Hess truck. Not only is this 12-inch large Hess fire truck great looking, but it is packed with features, sound effects and 50 lights in total that makes it look and work like a real fire truck. There is also the cool pullout ramp with hydraulic sound effect, a pivoting searchlight, and 2 move-able fire hose nozzles that adds some nice, realistic functionality to this Hess truck 2015 model.

2015 Hess Truck Commercial

What better way to get to know the 2015 Hess toy truck than the traditional Hess commercial for their fire trucks. Lets watch this 2015 Hess Truck Commercial before we delve into the facts and details.

2015 Hess Toy Truck Facts & Details

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The 2015 Hess fire truck measures about 12 inches in length. Not only is it a large fire truck but like all Hess trucks it is made with a kind of child safe durable plastic. So this can take some vroom, boom and bang from kids. Hess trucks are anyway known for their sturdiness. The manufacturer recommended age for this 2015 truck set is 4 years and up.

The bigger of the two 2015 Hess toy truck has got 3 button-activated sound effects. There are horn, ignition and last but not least the favorite siren sound effects. There is also the hydraulic sound effect for the ramp which gives this truck a total 4 sound effects in all. This fire truck comes with 50 lights in total. It’s amazing the number of lights Hess packs into their modern toy trucks. The best of these lights is the high powered LED searchlight on the top of the truck. It pivots 360 degrees and works in flash or in steady mode.

The smaller ladder rescue truck is a friction motor toy truck. It has got 21 lights and a 4-tier 360° degree rotatable extension ladder with a fire hose nozzle. You can load the small truck onto the bigger truck by pulling out the hidden slide-out ramp which makes a really cool motion-activated hydraulic sound. Hess seems to prefer flatbed and turned even their fire into one. Even the 2016 Hess truck features a flatbed with hidden ramp just like in this 2015 Hess model.

2015 Hess Toy Truck Release

This 2015 Hess toy truck and rescue vehicle were released to the market for the first time by Hess on November 1, 2015. It was available on the Hess toy truck website starting 2015 November 1 for order online. They were was also exclusively available for sale at 10 select shopping malls in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They were not available anywhere else at that time as Hess had already sold their gas station locations.

The 100 Silver Edition 2015 Hess Toy Truck

There were also 100 speical collectible units of Silver Edition 2015 Hess Toy Truck released along with the regular 2015 Hess trucks. These 100 units were Silver colored 2015 Hess fire trucks and were not available for sale. They were randomly seeded into the regular 2015 Hess Toy Truck boxes and sent to 100 lucky winners at no additional cost.

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