Hot Wheels Is Making Remote-Control Cybertrucks for Those Who Can’t Afford the Real Thing

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Starting at $39,900, the Cybertruck doesn’t come cheap, but Mattel has the answer(s) for Tesla fans who don’t have that kind of disposable cash.

The toy giant has begun selling small-scale, remote-control versions of the Cybertruck under its Hot Wheels brand. There’s two models – a smaller, 1:64 scale Cybertruck that costs $20, and a limited-edition, 1:10 scale version priced at $400.

That seems like a lot of money to spend on a toy, but the 1:10 Cybertruck is already sold out on Mattel’s website. It’s got functioning headlights and tail lights, all-wheel drive “Chill” and “Sport” modes for taking the car up to 250 mph scale speed, a Tonneau “Vault” cover, and a telescopic tailgate that folds out into a loading ramp. Even the body is removable, allowing users to peek into the interior and access the internal battery and drivetrain system.

Mattel also seems to have a sense of humor. Remember how Tesla fumbled its presentation and accidentally cracked the passenger window, which was supposed to be “bullet-proof”? Well, the 1:10 Cybertruck includes a reusable cracked window vinyl sticker that lets owners recreate that embarrassing incident.

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The 1:64 Cybertruck, on the other hand, measures just 3 inches – the standard size for Hot Wheels cars – but it still looks like a lot of fun. This version can be raced on a horizontal track or vertically through a classic Hot Wheels track loop. It features two-wheel drive “Chill” and “Sport” modes for bringing the car up to 500 mph scale speed.

Both models are expected to ship in December. It isn’t clear when (or if) Mattel will be restocking the 1:10 limited edition.

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