Mattel has announced a remote controlled version of Tesla's cyber truck with the Hot Wheels brand. It will be available in two sizes and can be pre-ordered now. There is a 1:64 scale RC Cybertruck that costs $ 20 and a much larger 1:10 version that costs $ 400. Both are expected to ship in December 2020 – however, they are only available to a limited extent and will only be available until they are sold out, Mattel says.
The 1:10 version is described on the Mattel website as "radio-controlled hobby vehicle that can be used off-road and in rough terrain". It has working headlights and taillights and two driving modes: "Chill" and "Sport". Just like the real Cybertruck, it has a telescopic tailgate that slides out into a loading ramp for the bed. According to Mattel, the body can be removed to reveal the "interior and access to the internal battery and drive system". The larger RC Cybertruck even comes with a "cracked window vinyl sticker" that points to the now notorious mishap from the big unveiling of the real truck.
The 1:64 scale version is the size of a typical Hot Wheels car. It also has two speeds, but fewer moving parts. Both versions were developed with the help of Tesla.
The RC Cybertruck in 1:64 scale.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has long said that his company would build an electric pickup. But as he neared the unveiling of the vehicle, he kept teasing him that it would have a "futuristic-looking cyberpunk, blade runner" design.
Musk kept this promise (or maybe even handed it down) when the Cybertruck was announced in November 2019. The heavily steel-clad truck that he rolled out on stage was different from any other pickup on the street, so what really mattered.
The cyber truck became a viral sensation, and Tesla has even collected hundreds of thousands of refundable $ 100 deposits for the vehicle, which means there is at least some demand for a futuristic-looking pickup that can do pickup truck things too.