The following 12 toys are finalists for 2014 induction into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame. Only two will take their honored places in the hall this year when they are announced at a ceremony at The Strong on Thursday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Below is the excerpt on Hess Trucks from The Strong National Museum of Plays’ news release on the Hall of Fame Finalists.
Hess Toy Trucks
Hess toy trucks drove onto the scene in 1964 and were among the first toys to boast working lights and realistic sounds. In the years since, the holiday favorite has included or come with a range of vehicles—such as a seafaring oil tanker, fire truck, training van, patrol car, race car, construction vehicle, transport truck with space shuttle, and helicopter. Each year, an iconic commercial jingle reminds holiday shoppers that, “The Hess truck is back, and it’s better than ever!”
Hess Mobile Museum Launch
From the Museum of Play Calendar of events, an announcement on the Hess Mobile Museum.
The Hess Mobile Museum launches at The Strong. Guests may explore the mobile museum, see examples of the toy trucks from the last 50 years, and get a preview of the 2014 truck. The mobile museum will be accompanied by outdoor activities for kids—including a photo op, Kids’ Zone, and a bank of toy truck computer games.
Click here for details on the announcement.