What Are the Values of Hess Trucks by Year?
The oldest Hess toy trucks from 1964 are typically worth around $2,000 or more with values steadily declining by year up to the current year's pricing of $19.95, as of 2015. Hess truck valuations are highly speculative depending on the year, model, condition, rarity and the current collectibles market pricing.
While the older Hess toys are usually worth more money, that is not always the case. Some specific model years usually command a higher price because there were fewer of them manufactured, the 1966 Hess Voyager Ship and the 1967 Hess Red Velvet Truck being two examples. While not the oldest of the Hess toys, they are some of the most valuable.
Another important factor in valuations for Hess toy trucks is the condition of the toy as well as the original packaging material. It is important for the toy to be in perfect condition, but nearly half of the value is derived from the condition of the box. The most valuable toy is called "mint-in-box," where both toy and box are in perfect condition.
Pricing and availability vary greatly depending on where the user is shopping. New releases of the toys can be purchased from Hess. The older versions available depend on what sellers have to offer on collectible and auction websites such as RaysHessToyTrucks.com and eBay.com.