My First Hess Truck Review (Hess)

My First Hess Truck
What It Is

The Hess trucks are coming, but these new trucks are unlike any you've seen before. They're plush! My First Hess Truck is the first plush toy Hess truck designed especially for the youngest fans. The soft and cuddly red fire truck features a friendly face, with happy eyes in the windshield and a smiling front grill. Press the Hess logo on the hood to activate flashing LED lights, sound effects, and two sing-along songs. Those songs are "The Wheels on the Truck" and a car-themed version of "If You're Happy and You Know It".

If you switch the truck to Mute mode, only the lights will flash when kids squeeze the truck. 

And if you want to use the truck as a nightlight, squeeze the middle section of the roof lights. The truck's lights will stay on for 15 minutes.

Other features of the truck include an easy-grab ladder, a Hess 2020 license plate in the back, and a commemorative driver's license that can be filled out with the child's name, age, truck name, photo, and more.

Is It Fun?

We like that this cute truck has multiple modes of play, engaging kids with the sounds and lights during playtime, or soothing little kids as a nightlight. It's a pretty soft truck, even with the battery compartment in the bottom, so it's going to be a nice cuddle buddy for kids. Parents who collected Hess trucks as kids will like sharing the fun with their youngest kids through this plush truck. It's a cute and interactive way to start a Hess toy truck collection for a whole new generation of kids.

Who It’s For

Hess says this plush truck is for all ages. We think that kids ages 1 and up will have the most fun with it.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AAA batteries are included.

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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AAA batteries required