Hess has been a household name for decades, and each year, the company adds to its fleet with extra-special vehicles. The 2023 Collector’s Edition Ocean Explorer — available now on HessToyTruck.com while supplies last — is a limited-edition ship and helicopter combination.
The vehicle features 48 red, white, and green lights that work in flash or steady modes, plus super-bright LED bow searchlights that swivel 120 degrees, and an internally illuminated bridge. Kids and collectors can activate four sound effects by pressing the buttons: engine start, cruising, foghorn, and air horn. It also features an elevating helipad with motion-activated hydraulic sounds and fold-down guardrails.
This ship itself also features tons of details that collectors will love. It has fixed-position molded appurtenances, including an inlayed anchor, hoses, radar domes, and a rudder/propeller. The underside has four free-rolling wheels and the stern features an illuminated commemorative 2023 “license plate.”
And that’s just the ship! The green-and-white helicopter complete with body side striping packs tons of details and features as well. The helicopter has 11 switch-activated lights, including three super-bright, fixed-position spotlights that can operate either independently or in tandem with the button-activated, motorized top and rear rotors. It also features free-rolling, retractable landing gear.
All of this is packaged inside a display box with a slide-out ocean environment platform.
The Ocean Explorer marks the second boat ever to be produced as a full-size Hess toy and is the third addition to the Collector’s Series, celebrating Hess Corp.’s 90th anniversary. A digital Certificate of Authenticity is also available for each toy purchased, for download and print-at-home..
The 2023 Collector’s Edition Ocean Explorer, produced in extremely limited quantities, is sold exclusively at HessToyTruck.com while supplies last for $59.99 plus tax — which includes five Energizer batteries and free standard shipping (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico).
HESS 2023 COLLECTOR’S EDITION OCEAN EXPLORER
The vehicle features 48 red, white, and green lights that work in flash or steady modes, plus super-bright LED bow searchlights that swivel 120 degrees and an internally illuminated bridge. Kids and collectors can activate four sound effects by pressing the buttons: engine start, cruising, foghorn, and air horn. It also features an elevating helipad…