Gift Guide: Hess Toy Truck Collection Unveils First Plush Train

Hess announced the 2022 Choo Choo Train as the latest addition to the My Plush Hess Truck plush toys series. The Choo Choo Train is the third in Hess' plush line, which is designed for the youngest fans.

On sale exclusively at, the soft and durable green fabric train has colorful accents, lights and sounds. The $34.99 price includes free standard shipping* and Energizer® batteries.

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My Plush Hess Trucks are so popular that the first two releases in the series sold out - the snuggly 2020 Fire Truck and the playful 2021 Cement Mixer. Ideal for birthday or new baby gifts, the 2022 Choo Choo Train is amazingly fun and safe for all ages with features that include squeeze-activated flashing LED lights, two familiar sing-along songs, an auto 15-minute shutoff nightlight, silent mode, and an easy-grab engine stack. The 2022 commemorative license plate and accompanying personalizable keepsake train engineer license tag follows the Hess Toy Truck collectability tradition.

"Hess has long been renowned for quality, safety, durability and innovation in play," stated Hess Toy Truck General Manager Justin Mayer. "The My Plush Hess Truck is the only plush toy available anywhere that features lights and sounds AND is safety approved for all ages, even newborns."

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Last year's Hess plush received several national toy industry awards including a Mom's Choice Award, a National Parenting Product Award, and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

My Plush Hess Truck: 2022 Choo Choo Train • Safe For All Ages • $34.99

Available exclusively at on March 7, 2022

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Introduce little ones to the sounds and sheer delight of a railroad train with this huggable, snuggable toy from the Hess Toy Truck collection. For nearly 60 years, Hess has been the #1 selling toy truck in America with a new model

released each holiday. For nearly 25 years a miniature toy collectible series has been offered each summer and now, an early Spring plush toy that's safe for all ages! The 2022 Choo Choo Train offers playtime features not available in any other newborn-safe plush - such as squeeze-activated flashing LED lights and two delightful song favorites - "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and "Coming 'Round the Mountain."

Long time collectors and new Hess toy fans can sign up for text and email alerts at to stay informed about what's being released next. Follow their news on Facebook and Instagram @HessToyTruck.

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The Hess Toy Truck brand, the collectible toy tradition started by Leon Hess in 1964, continues today with each new collectible released ranking among the best-selling toys of the year and always selling out. Hess Toy Trucks are renowned for the highest quality materials and workmanship, exacting attention to detail, safety and durability, an affordable price, and shipping and batteries are always included exclusively at For nearly 60 years, playing with a Hess Toy Truck has been one of the iconic images of childhood. To stay up to date on each new release, sign up for alerts at and follow Hess Toy Truck on Facebook and Instagram.

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