Hess 2017 Mini Collection Review (Hess Corporation)

Hess 2017 Mini Collection
What It Is

The Hess 2017 Mini Collection is a set of three small-scale replicas of popular holiday Hess Toy Trucks. It includes the 2005 Hess Emergency Truck, the 2006 Hess Toy Truck and Helicopter, and the 2007 Hess Monster Truck. Each miniature toy is fully-detailed, staying true to the original it's inspired by. The vehicles feature working lights, and come with three button cell batteries, and detachable bases with name plates for displaying. The red Emergency Truck has 23 total lights including top-mounted searchlights, a ladder that extends, and chrome details on the grille, bumpers, wheels, sides, and more. It measures 4.5-inches long. The Toy Truck and Helicopter is a white and green flatbed tractor-trailer with a helicopter. The truck measures 5.5-inches, and features a landing pad, 25 lights, and chrome details on the grille, bumpers, fender guards, wheel-covers, and cab exhausts. The removable helicopter has a rotor to spin. Finally, the 4-inch green Monster Truck has cool flame accents, 18 lights, and chrome on its grille, bumpers, fender guards, wheel-covers, roll-bar, side exhaust pipes, and more. All three are packaged in Hess' signature green and white window box.

Is It Fun?

This is a great set for adult collectors, and with three trucks included, it offers kids a great start to a collection of their own. Fans will appreciate the details that ring true to the full sized vehicles they are based on. Chrome details, and working lights give the trucks a high quality, collectible feel. Detachable bases with name plates make it easy to display the toys together or separately. 

Who It’s For

The Hess 2017 Mini Collection will appeal to those who collect the popular holiday Hess Toy Trucks. They are a great option for adult collectors, while offering kids a great start to a collection of their own. The manufacturer recommends this set for ages 4 and up. While they are collectible toy cars and trucks, they do feature working wheels and can also be used for standard vehicle pay.

What To Be Aware Of

The Hess 2017 Mini Collection includes three small-scale replicas of past holiday Hess Toy Trucks: 2005 Hess Emergency Truck, 2006 Hess Toy Truck and Helicopter, and 2007 Hess Monster Truck. Each toy features working lights, and comes with three button cell batteries.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    9 cell batteries required