Remember Lego’s version of the Tesla Cybertruck? That was a joke, of course, but these upcoming releases from Hot Wheels are most definitely not. The toy manufacturer has come up with two radio-controlled models of Tesla’s electric pickup, and both are now available for preorder.
Let’s start with the more affordable of the two—the 1:64 Cybertruck R/C, priced at $20 (around P1,020). The three-inch model boasts two-wheel drive, Chill and Sport modes, recharging from the controller, and “up to 500mph scale speed.” Should make it easily around a nine-inch Hot Wheels loop, then.
The 1:10 Cybertruck R/C, meanwhile, commands a much higher price tag of $400 (roughly P20,440), but you do get a lot of features for your money. This ‘hobby-grade’ model is powered by a 9.9V, 3,300mAh rechargeable battery, and comes with Chill and Sport modes, all-wheel drive, and the ability to reach over 40kph.
The attention to detail is pretty good, too. Those headlamps and taillights are functional, as are the tonneau vault cover and the telescopic tailgate that folds out into a loading ramp. A full interior also lies beneath the removable plastic body panels. And, because the Internet is forever and no one’s bound to forget Tesla’s failed shatterproof-glass demo anytime soon, Hot Wheels has thrown in a ‘reusable cracked window vinyl sticker’ for laughs.
The 1:10 model is a limited edition and is actually listed as sold out on the official site as of this writing, but there’s a wait-list option if you want to try your luck. Items are scheduled to ship out in December. Early Christmas gift to self? Or is a full-size Cybertruck replica more your thing?