Mattel announces a Hot Wheels-branded remote-controlled version of Tesla’s Cybertruck. It is now available to preorder. The truck will come in two sizes, i.e., a 1:64 scale RC Cybertruck which costs around $20 and a big 1:10 scale version whose cost is about $400. Mattel said that both are expected to come in December 2020, and these are limited editions which will only be available till it is sold out.
Mattel has described the 1:10 scale version on the website as a hobby grade-radio-controlled vehicle, which is off-road, and it can also move on uneven road. The car has functioning headlights and taillights, and two driving modes, i.e., chill and sport. Similarly, as the real Cybertruck, the toy has a telescoping tailgate that slides out into a loading ramp for the bed. Mattel said that the body is removable to reveal the interior and access internal battery and drivetrain system. The bigger RC Cybertruck also comes with a cracked window vinyl sticker.
The 1:64 scale version is the size of a typical Hot Wheels car. This version has two driving speeds but few moving parts. It is designed with help from Tesla.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has long said that his company will build an electric pickup truck. He kept teasing that it will have a futuristic-like cyberpunk, Blade Runner design.
The stark steel-clad truck rolled out by Musk on stage was unlike any other pickup truck on the road, which was mainly the whole point.
The Cybertruck became a viral sensation, and Tesla has also collected hundreds of thousands of refundable $100 deposits for the vehicle.
Now, Cybertruck fans can get a taste of that cyberpunk truck future without dropping $40,000 or more.