2001 Hess Truck

Another Hess Series first was introduced with The 2000 Hess Helicopter with Motorcycle and Cruiser.  This marked the first time that a helicopter was used as the main carrier in the toy set, vs. the traditional Hess truck.  This very popular toy featured a multi-functioning helicopter that had both internal and external lights and emergency flashers.  Functional aspects included 2 spinning rotors, rear and side doors that opened, push button pullout ramps to offload the motorcycle and cruiser, and a pivoting search light. The cruiser and motorcycle were lighted and had friction motors. Hess manufactured 1,800,000 of these toys. Because of it engaging functions, this toy-set remain very popular today.