While Aussie Tesla fans are still waiting for the Cybertruck to land, RC lovers can get in early. The Elon Musk-led EV maker has teamed up with toy company Hot Wheels to unveil a ‘first-of-its-kind’ all-electric 1:10 scale Cybertruck set to hit the smallest of roads.
The Australian launch comes not long after Hot Wheels owner Mattel introduced a remote-controlled version in the US, which sold out within hours. Now, local fans can finally enjoy the all-electric capabilities Tesla has been spruiking in a scaled down version.
According to Mattel, the Hot Wheels Cybertruck is built much like the actual Tesla version – which boasts better utility than a truck and more performance than a sports car. The new age pick-up truck will feature speeds up to 10- 11mph, authentic rims and tyre treads. Best of all, the Cybertruck set will arrive with the Cyberquad, working lights and a unique controller that mimics the innovative Cybertruck steering wheel.
“This is just another exciting showcase of Hot Wheels partnering with inspiring brands and bringing innovation to the toy industry, for kids and adults alike,” Mattel Australia and New Zealand director of marketing Jacinta Whitehead said. “We’re incredibly proud to bring the Remote Control Cybertruck to Australia. We’ve had a fantastic reaction in the US and can’t wait for Australian fans to enjoy this exciting new 1:10 scale from Hot Wheels.”
The new remote-controlled Hot Wheels Cybertruck will be available in Australia from Amazon starting on September 16. The 1:10 scale model of the Tesla utility vehicle is a limited edition and is priced at AUD$214.99.
Hot Wheels 1:10 Remote Controlled Tesla Cybertruck Product Specs
- RRP: AUD$199.99
- Top Speed: 10-11 mph
- Features: Authentic rims/ tyre treads, Functioning headlights and tail lights to maintain visibility, Telescopic tailgate that folds out into loading ramp
- Format: All-wheel drive featuring Chill and Sport modes
- Cover: Tonneau “Vault” cover