Tesla and Hot Wheels have partnered to bring on remote-controlled versions of the Cybertruck, and they will come to market before the real thing.

Electrek, By Fred Lambert

© Electrek | Tesla partners with Hot Wheels on Cybertruck remote-controlled toys, pre-orders open

The Cybertruck, Tesla’s first electric pickup truck, is not expected to hit the market before the end of 2021, but fans are going to be able to get a smaller remote-controlled (RC) version of it sooner.

Mattel’s Hot Wheels has announced two RC Cybertrucks:
Hot Wheels® packs the power and performance of the futuristic Cybertruck into two small-scale, remote-control vehicles: a track-compatible 1:64 scale and a limited-edition hobby grade 1:10 scale. It’s the only way to drive the Cybertruck in 2020!
The 1:64 scale Cybertruck is going to sell for just $20 while the bigger 1:10 scale will go for $400.

They shared some images of the two toy electric pickup trucks on their pre-order page:
The company says that it partnered with Tesla in order to create a faithful toy version of the Cybertruck:
Hot Wheels designers studied the life-size Cybertruck from every angle to capture every major innovation in every minor detail of the 1:64 scale RC.
They met with Tesla’s own design team for the project:
Mattel even claims that they generated “three-dimensional prints of the Cybertruck’s unique frame at multiple scales to ensure accuracy and integrity of the revolutionary exoskeleton.”

They shared this picture of one of the 3-D prints:
When unveiling the Cybertruck, Tesla announced a new body concept for the truck:
Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.
Mattel claims that a lot of the features of the trucks are going to be functional on the 1:10 scale versions, like dual motors all-wheel drive, telescopic tailgate, vault cover, and more.

Mattel is taking pre-orders now, and the two versions are expected to ship by December 2020 just in time for the holidays and about a full year before the actual Cybertruck.

This article was originally published by Electrek. 
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