Cargo Plane & Jet Wins A Fleet Of Honors Including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum, Mom’s Choice Gold, Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide, National Parenting Center Holiday Seal of Approval
New York, NY (October 18, 2021) – The 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet becomes available for purchase at 10 am EDT on Monday, October 18 exclusively at HessToyTruck.com for $39.99 with free standard shipping* and Energizer® batteries included. Across the country, families gleefully await this annual purchase as a treasured holiday tradition.
A treat for the eyes and ears, a high-flying adventure awaits with six remarkably lifelike, button and motion activated flying sounds, and enough LEDs to light up the night sky! Children quickly discover retractable folding jet wings, push-button cargo bay doors and a hidden slide-out ramp to maneuver. A total of six Energizer® AAA batteries are pre-inserted into the toys for instant holiday play.
The Cargo Plane and Jet duo earned a much-prized Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award which is reserved for the most innovative, engaging new products of the year. The aviation duo also won a Mom’s Choice Gold Award.
“We’ve seen cargo trucks, cargo boats, cargo trains, but we’ve never seen a cargo plane quite like this one!” wrote Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. “This amazing white and green light-up cargo plane has a broad body with a rear red light—press it and abracadabra, the cargo doors swing open to reveal the jet inside! A hidden ramp slides out so the jet can exit the cargo plane. Unfold the jet’s wings, twist the tailfin into an upright position, and it’s ready for flight with button-and-motion activated sounds, flashing lights, and folding landing gear! The 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet will be at the top of everyone’s holiday wish list!
The 16th Annual Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide spotlights the 2021 Hess toy set with a prized Top Holiday Toys honor after reviewing thousands of toys. “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 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,” wrote James Zahn, Senior Editor at The Toy Insider.
“If you have a child who loves cars, trucks, and airplanes, this Hess Cargo Plane and Jet is a must-get,” wrote judges from The National Parenting Center. “Testers were excited right from the start. The packaging feels like you are opening a vintage collection item. The quality of the Cargo Plane and the Jet exceeded all expectations. Its design is impeccable, with shiny accents and beautiful green and white colors. Nothing feels cheap in this toy, and it looks like it will last a lifetime. It certainly held up well through two months of vigorous testing. The cherry on top? It comes with all necessary batteries already inserted, so your child can use it right out of the box.”
Hess also has made available for free download the 6th edition of a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum guide. Designed by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach, the guide provides 6 lessons featuring the 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet as a STEM learning tool.
2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet • $39.99 • Ages 3+
The Cargo Plane is an impressive, heavy-load transport aircraft. Colored in white with a green undercarriage, bold green striping, sparkling chrome nose cone and accents, the plane includes six turbine engines, free-rolling, foldable landing gear, and 32 high-visibility lights that provide an impressive glow. A quick press of the taillight will release the rear cargo bay doors, providing access to the Jet. A hidden slide out ramp makes loading and unloading the expansive, internally illuminated cargo bay a breeze. With a nearly 14-inch-long fuselage and 15-inch wingspan, the Cargo Plane is the largest Hess vehicle ever!
The accompanying Jet completes this formidable flying duo. Designed for speed and aerodynamic maneuverability, the sleek Jet roars to action with a combination of button and motion activated sounds! Three top-mounted buttons flash the engine lights and activate realistic takeoff, flyby, and landing sounds. Tilting the Jet activates the Climb/Dive, Bank, and Cruise motion sounds. The strikingly bold white and green colors are enhanced with finely detailed inlays and chrome nose cone and accents. The Jet also has free-rolling, folding landing gear and two sets of spring-loaded retractable wings which allow it to travel covertly inside its Cargo Plane partner or fly solo missions.
Hess Toy Truck fans excitedly await each new product reveal. What began as a holiday tradition, and later expanded to include a Summer Mini Collection, now has an exciting new tradition – the gifting of a My Plush Hess Truck to the youngest of fans, including newborns. In March 2021, the My Plush Hess Truck: 2021 Cement Mixer was released followed by June’s 2021 Mini Collection. Both collectibles sold out months before the Holiday 2021 Cargo Plane & Jet was teased on social media and on Hess Toy Truck’s site, https://hesstoytruck.com/.
Every autumn the new Hess Toy Truck model release has become one of the surest signs that the holidays are almost here. To stay up to date, text “HESS” to 437788 to sign up for mobile alerts and follow Hess Toy Truck on Facebook and Instagram.
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