-- For good little boys and girls (and adults) this holiday season, the newest Hess truck will be available Nov. 1, though you can't buy it at a Hess gas station.
Hess Toy Trucks have been sold at gas stations during the holidays since 1964. But last year, the New York City-based Hess Corporation, which drills for oil and natural gas, sold its retail gas stations to Marathon Petroleum. This year, the company is selling the toys online at hesstoytruck.com and at 10 shopping malls beginning Nov. 12 in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue retails for $30.99. Its features include LED lights and four different sound effects.
Hess said its toy trucks are one of the longest running toy brands on the market. Through the years, the Hess toys have come in various forms, including tractors, helicopters, race cars, space shuttles and motorcycles.