Before you can take a Tesla Cybertruck for a test drive, you can take it for a spin with two Hot Wheels versions.
Three months after the highly anticipated reveal of the futuristic all-electric truck, Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand announced at the New York Toy Fair on Friday that it was showcasing two versions of radio-controlled toys.
Both versions are slated to ship in December, and pre-orders are live on Mattel Creations’ website, mattelcreations.com.
“Hot Wheels packs the power and performance of the futuristic Cybertruck into two small-scale remote-controlled vehicles: a track-ready 1:64 scale and a limited-edition hobby-grade 1:10 scale,” the website reads. “It’s the only way to drive the Cybertruck in 2020!”
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However, there’s already a waiting list to buy the larger $400 version, which the website says is sold out. This version will have working headlights and taillights.
It comes with a reusable cracked vinyl sticker, a nod to the onstage snafu of the Cybertruck’s debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show when, after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the windows of the vehicle were bulletproof, they cracked when a metal ball was thrown. their.
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According to Mattel’s website, the Hot Wheels team worked with Tesla with the toy brand’s designers studying the life-size model.
“Both scale R/C vehicles faithfully replicate their life-size inspiration with blazing speeds via Sport Mode and rechargeable batteries,” notes Mattel’s website. “Now anyone can get behind the wheel of the truck of the future.”
Mattel’s website calls the toys “design prototypes” and says final production design, colors, and textures may vary.
The smallest 3-inch Hot Wheels Cybertruck is the same size as classic Hot Wheels and fits Hot Wheels tracks. The $20 version was still available for pre-order Friday night.
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Dubbed the “1:64 Cybertruck R/C”, this 3-inch toy is the same size as classic cars and can race on the Hot Wheels track.
- It is recommended from 5 years old.
- The suggested retail price is $20 and it’s available for pre-order.
- Key Features: Mattel says it has two-wheel drive with Chill or Sport speed and Mattel says it can “reach 500 mph scale speed”. It can be recharged from the controller.
Sold out Cybertruck toy has a waiting list
The “1:10 Cybertruck R/C” has a suggested retail price of $400 and is recommended for ages 14 and up.
- It’s one-tenth the size of the real Cybertruck and “the limited-edition hobbyist-grade radio-controlled Cybertruck has both Chill and Sport speed modes, going over 25 mph in all-wheel drive,” Mattel says.
- Key operating features include: headlights and taillights, Tonneau “Vault” lid, telescopic tailgate that folds out into a loading ramp.
- It also has a removable plastic body to show off the whole interior and a reusable cracked vinyl sticker.
- It has a 9.9V, 3300mAh rechargeable battery and Mattel says “1:1 charge/run time”.
- The toy is listed as sold out, but you can join the waitlist at www.mattelcreations.com.
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The Cybertruck’s odd design – a triangular-shaped body made of stainless steel – attracted a wide range of opinions, ranging from “eccentric” to a “piece of bric-a-brac”.
With a battery range of at least 250 miles, a towing capacity of over 7,500 pounds, and a zero-to-60 mph time of under 6.5 seconds, the Cybertruck has a starting price of $39,900.
Since Tesla began accepting $100 refundable deposits on the vehicle in November, “the demand has been incredible,” Musk said in a Jan. 29 conference call. “We’ve never seen anything like it, basically. I think we’ll make as many as we can sell for many years.
In November, Musk reported that more than 200,000 people had left deposits and said the vehicle would arrive in about two years.
Contributor: Nathan Bomey
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