Hot Wheels' Giant, $400 RC Tesla Cybertruck Has a Cracked Window
Remote-control models come in both 1:10 and 1:64 scale.
Finally! Here are Teslas we can all afford: remote-control versions of the all-electric Cybertruck by Hot Wheels. Mattel Creations revealed its latest must-have collectibles at the New York Toy Fair and is currently taking orders for the remote-operated models in both 1:64 and 1:10 scale. The 1:64-scale toy retails for an affordable $20, while the bigger version sells for $400.
The smaller 3.0-inch radio-control Cybertruck has two-wheel drive and uses rechargeable batteries. It doesn't have a Ludicrous mode but offers Chill or Sport speeds; the larger version has an "insane towing capacity," per the video below. Surprisingly, Elon Musk doesn't make an appearance—but Skeletor from Masters of the Universe makes a funny cameo toward the end of the short. Hot Wheels also claims a 500-mph scale top speed to boot. The 1:64 version is designed to race on Hot Wheels tracks or on a loop—and will look perfect on our desks.
The 1:10 version of the Cybertruck is said to be a limited edition and offer a top speed of up to 25 mph in all-wheel drive mode; it also has Chill and Sport settings. Hot Wheels designers Gerry Cody and Ted Wu worked with 3D prints of the truck's unibody and consulted with Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen to ensure accuracy. It's packed with tons of cool features, like working headlights and taillights, a manually operated tonneau cover, a working telescopic tailgate with loading ramp, and—our favorite—a reusable "cracked window" vinyl sticker. The body is removable, so you can see its minimalist interior, too. The Cybertruck is powered by 9.9V rechargeable battery.
You can order them both now and Hot Wheels expects to begin shipping them by December 15. Sadly we can't say the same for the real deal Cybertruck, but Musk will be happy to take a deposit in the meantime as we wait for it to arrive as a 2021 model.
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