You’ll be capable to drive a Cybertruck by this September — well, a remote-control gadget model, which is. Mattel proved helpful with Tesla to make the particular Hot Wheels R/C Cybertruck place, a one-10th scale edition of the stainless metal, straight-out-of-science-fiction electric pickup vehicle. And it features a little Cyberquad as an accessory. (Yes, the ATV suits the particular bed of the vehicle.)

The $100 remote-control vehicle continues on sale this Friday at 8 a.meters. PT (11 a.meters. ET) on MattelCreations.com. The site is exactly where Mattel flaunts its even more artsy side, periodically shedding limited-edition collectables. 

In early 2020, Mattel Creations released with a presale associated with a high-end, hobby-grade collectors’ model of the Hot Wheels R/C Cybertruck, also in 1:10 scale. Priced at $400, it offered out within hours. Orders for that model started arriving to customers this particular month. 


Mattel’s brand-new R/C Cybertruck toy will go on sale this 7 days for $100. And this includes the Cyberquad ATV.


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After the achievement of the first Cybertruck collectable, Mattel is introducing a toy-grade model along with fewer features at the fraction of the cost. The toy version offers working lights and moves at about 10 advise. The remote control is definitely shaped such as the Cybertruck steerage wheel. The controls are usually pretty basic — 2 thumb toggles, one intended for going forward and backward, another for steering right and left. 

Mattel sent myself one of the very first models of the gadget to check out me personally. Unfortunately, mine broke right after about a few minutes of generating it. (And unlike the particular real deal, I failed to have to throw something in the window to split it.) 

I required it to get a spin upon a basketball court, getting the car zip close to my kids’ feet because my 2-year-old son attempted to chase it. Running the particular truck backward at complete speed, I quickly jetted it forward and immediately knew something went incorrect. 

It’s supposed in order to accelerate with its 2 back tires, but in that moment, something shut off and now only 1 tire moves. Our play was over.

I attained out to Mattel regarding it, and the firm shared this statement: “The version provided to CNET was an early-phase item sample. Fans will obtain a final version associated with the latest 1:ten Hot Wheels R/C Cybertruck in order to ensure they can appreciate the best play expertise possible.”

I’ll also become sending back the system therefore Mattel’s team can check out issues with my design. 

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If you obtain your hands on this particular collectable, you may would like to be a small gentler on your check drives (although the package says it’s forever almost eight and up). You may see my experience on your own in my video, inserted above. 

And items might be different with the particular final version, which Mattel says is going to be shipped in order to customers on or prior to September 15. 

Having it break was very the bummer. Was We too rough with a good early model? Are “collectible” toys just not created for that kind of have fun with?

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Whatever the case, Mattel happened to also deliver me a sample associated with its high-end model that will sold out a year ago — and at four occasions the price, it definitely had more power. 

Able to achieve speeds associated with 25 mph, the collector’s model included four-wheel push, plus more details just like a functional pull-down cover for that truck bed, a functioning tailgate and cracked windows stickers for that authentic “reveal” experience

Not seeking to end the evening on a total dissatisfaction, I took that collector’s edition “off-roading” at the particular park to kick upward some dirt and obtain some laughs. And that will one could certainly bring. 

Hopefully in period Mattel will come out there with more lower-cost versions of the Cybertruck that may handle some rough child play. (Or in the case, mom play.)

Update May 17: Adds comment through Mattel.

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