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Mattel Announces Two Remote-Controlled Hot Wheels Cybertruck Models

Mattel Announces Two Remote-Controlled Hot Wheels Cybertruck Models

A real must-have for Musk fans...

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Mattel has announced it's bringing out a Hot Wheels remote-controlled version of the Tesla Cybertruck.

You know the one that Elon Musk invented, then battered a rock through the supposedly unbreakable windows of?

Well, this is a must-have for Musk fans.

There will be two versions of the toy car available, one is a 1:64 scale model of the original Cybertruck, and the other a much larger 1:10 scale version.

Obviously, there is a significant difference in price between the two models.

You can now buy a Hot Wheels Cybertruck model car.

If you want to pick up the smaller one, that'll only set you back $20 (£15). For the much bigger - and probably cooler - version, you'll have to hand over $400 (£309).

You can order them now, but they'll most likely ship in December 2020. If you have a look on the website just now, you'll see the larger $400 model has already sold out.

It would seem there is a real market for this.

Incidentally, this means you can no longer get your hands on the larger one until - if they decide to at all - they make another run of them.

Because they're limited edition, once they're gone, they're gone.

The larger 1:10 model will set you back a hefty $400.

So, what is so good about them?

First up, the product is described on Mattel's website as 'hobby grade radio-controlled vehicle that is off-road and rugged terrain capable'.

On the larger one, everything actually works, too.

That means the headlights, the taillights and the telescopic tailgate which slides right out of the back into a loading ramp are also real and operable.

The $400 mini-Cybertruck comes with two bespoke driving modes - 'chill' and 'sport' - that you can switch between.

The smaller model comes in at a more affordable $20.

Apparently, should you so desire, you can also lift off the bodywork to see how it all works underneath there.

Oh, and they even come with a special cracked window sticker, referencing the now-infamous launch incident.

Both of the models were designed the help of Tesla.

International shipping outside the US and Canada is not currently available for either model, and there's no word yet on if Mattel will sell them in the UK.

The 1:10 model comes with a 'reusable cracked window vinyl sticker'.

For those lucky enough to get their hands on them, this set of toys offers a good opportunity for anyone to own a Cybertruck without forking out the $40,000 (£30,800) for a life-size version.

There'll be a decent few takers, given that the Cybertruck has become a viral sensation ever since it was revealed back in November last year.

When it first rolled onto the stage it was - quite rightly - unlike anything the world had ever known up until that point.

So, if you want a part of the action, you'd better get in before they're all gone.

Featured Image Credit: Mattel

Topics: Interesting, US News, Weird, Cars