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Hot Wheels Is Making R/C Tesla Cybertrucks

by Paul Strauss
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While hundreds of thousands of people put down a $100 deposit for an opportunity to buy Tesla’s Cybertruck when it eventually goes into production, I’d bet that only a small portion of those people will actually end up buying one when they find out the true retail price. If you’re looking to buy a Cybertruck, but have a more limited budget, then check out these miniature versions from Hot Wheels.

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Mattel and Tesla partnered up to create two tiny Cybertrucks, both of which can be remotely controlled. There’s a 1/10th-scale version ($400) that looks nicely detailed, and can hit scale speeds up to 250 mph. It’s got an all-wheel drivetrain, along with a telescoping tailgate that folds out to form a loading ramp just like the real truck. It even comes with a removable cracked window vinyl sticker because someone involved in the project actually has a sense of humor.

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Then there’s the smaller 1/64-scale Cybertruck ($20), which isn’t as detailed, but still looks like fun. It’s a two-wheel drive miniature, and can hit scale speeds up to 500 mph. Best of all, it’s right-sized to race on any Hot Wheels track, so you can do loop-de-loops in this truck. Just like the real Cybertruck, both of these vehicles run entirely on batteries.

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Both models are expected to ship in December, 2020. It looks like the larger version has already sold out, but Mattel is accepting names on a waiting list in case they decide to make more. The smaller Cybertruck is still available for pre-order as of this writing.

[via The Verge]



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