In 1964 the first Hess toy truck was built. It was made for the holidays so families could buy an affordable toy. Here it is 50 years later, Hess trucks are still being made. I have 11 in my collection, which was started by my grandpa. It takes about two or three years to develop a Hess toy truck. It starts as a drawing, then pieces are molded. These pieces are then put together. The truck can cost about $30 to $40. I have a lot of fun with them. Hess trucks are going to be a little harder to find because all the gas stations have been sold. You now have to visit Hess online (hesstoytruck.com) or visit Hess stores.