The 2021 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection | Source: James Zahn/The Toy Book

The Hess Truck’s back and it’s ready for summer!

Hess Corp. rolled out its 2021 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection this week — a limited-edition set packed with small-scale versions of classic holiday Hess Toy Trucks of the past.

This year’s collection is a five-piece fleet of classics: the 1968 Tanker Truck, the 1980 Training Van, and the 3-in-1 1997 Hess Toy Truck and Racers. Each toy in this Mini Collection is a replica of the original that inspired it, with bright LED lights, premium detail, and chrome accents. The vehicles also come with detachable collector display stands.

“The Hess Miniature series is back and better than ever, with the all-new 2021 Hess Mini Collection,” says Hess Toy Truck General Manager Justin Mayer. “No collection is complete without these awesome additions to the miniature fleet.”

2021 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection | Source: James Zahn/The Toy Book (Exclusive)

Miniature Tanker Truck

The quintessential Hess fuel delivery tanker truck is green with a bold white wraparound stripe and is pulled by a solid green tractor on a red chassis with classic bright yellow fenders. Iconic details include the bright red, free-rolling wheels; chrome cab exhaust; 8 total lights, and 3 included Energizer A76 batteries.

2021 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection | Source: James Zahn/The Toy Book (Exclusive)

Miniature Training Van

This white van features bold, full-body side striping, 23 LED lights, chrome wheel caps, bumpers, and accents plus tinted windows. The van comes with 3 Energizer A76 batteries

2021 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection | Source: James Zahn/The Toy Book (Exclusive)

Miniature Toy Truck and Racers

24 years ago, the Hess Toy Truck and Racers was the first 3-in-1 model offered by the Hess Corp. The racers were unloaded by unlocking the rear door and using the pull-out ramp. The 2021 Mini boasts see-thru windows, green striping and fenders, and chrome detailing which accents the base white coloring. Kids can grasp the working rear cargo door with a twistable handle and pull-out ramp which provide access to two Micro Racers in contrasting green and white. Both have free-rolling, red-capped wheels. The vehicle features 41 LED lights, including interior cargo lights powered by 3 included Energizer A76 batteries.

The Hess Toy Truck has been a holiday tradition since 1964 when Leon Hess first launched the annual series as an affordable, high-quality gift option for customers of his Hess gas stations. In 1998, after the holiday trucks (despite the name, not always a truck, specifically) had become sought-after toys and collectibles well beyond the East Coast, the Hess Corp. debuted the Hess Miniature Series — a collection of playable, collectible vehicles inspired by previously-released full-size counterparts. Last year, the company introduced My Plush Hess Truck, a limited spring offering geared toward infants and toddlers. This year’s plush truck — a Cement Mixer — launched in March.

The 2021 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection is available exclusively at while supplies last.

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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.