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FenderMender

USA

Posted - 09/06/2020 :  18:32:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

A few weeks ago we made a donation to the local thrift shop. Due to the virus, I told my wife I would only go into the store and through the toy section as fast as possible. In doing so I spotted nothing worthwhile except this 2016 Hess ramp truck. It set me back two bills. What I did not know at the time was that it included fresh batteries that power the four control buttons on the cab's top and a sound activated ramp out back. The many lights, front, rear, and sides all flash when on; sounds include the truck starting up and taking off normally and revving and racing at a drag strip. Other sounds are the blaring warning horn and the loading ramp being lowered and retrieved.

The official 2016 Hess version also included a drag car with various features.

I took some liberties and added detailing to the grille, door panels, exhaust pipes, wheels and signage.

As far as scale goes, the truck appears to be 1/32, perhaps, as 1/24 vehicles are too wide, thus not fitting on the deck correctly. The New Ray 1970 Dodge Challenger shown is supposed to be 1/32 scale and it does fit the wheel holds on the truck's deck. Even if Hess truck is out of scale for most of the models in my collection, viewing it without cargo still looks pretty good to me.

Thanks for looking....




























Skylark

USA

Posted - 09/06/2020 :  18:46:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've seen some of these in on-line ads. Didn't know they had lights or sound.
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Evan M

USA

Posted - 09/07/2020 :  06:00:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice catch.
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