A holiday tradition returns! The 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet | Source: Hess Corp.

This year’s Hess Toy Truck isn’t a truck at all, and it’s officially landed!

The 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet joins the iconic fleet of green-and-white vehicles, and if you’re like us, you can probably hear the jingle with just a mention of the Hess Toy Truck.

A featured pick in the Toy Insider‘s 16th annual Holiday Gift Guide for kids ages 3 and up, the Hess Cargo Plane and Jet is a classic toy set that features lights and sounds and comes packed with six Energizer batteries included to make gift-giving easy. As in recent years, this year’s set is available exclusively at hesstoytruck.com while supplies last — which tends to be not very long.

Measuring nearly 14-inches long and with a wingspan of 15-inches, the Cargo Plane is the biggest vehicle ever offered in the Hess Toy Truck collection. The heavy-load transport aircraft features a white body with a Hess Green undercarriage. The Plane also features bold green striping; a sparkling chrome nose cone and accents; six turbine engines; free-rolling, foldable landing gear; and 32 high-visibility LED lights! Kids can press the taillight to open the rear cargo bay doors revealing the Jet inside. The cargo bay is illuminated and features a hidden, slide-out ramp.

The 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet is packed with play value. | Source: Hess Corp.

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The Jet includes high-quality, motion-reactive sounds that kids will hear whenever they tilt the toy. Three buttons on top control the engine lights and activate additional sounds. The spring-loaded wings are retractable for easy storage in the Cargo Plane.

The Hess Toy Truck is a legendary holiday tradition that has grown well beyond the East Coast and is now something that families across the U.S. look forward to. This year’s 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet is an incredible — and massive —addition to the fleet that kids will love, and collectors will covet for years to come.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is editor-in-chief of The Toy Book, a senior editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and editor of the Toy Report, the Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a senior editor and moved up the ranks to deputy editor and editor-in-chief.