Should you’ve been ready anxiously in your radio-controlled Cybertruck, you’re going to have to attend a bit longer: Mattel has needed to delay it till Could 2021, according to Bloomberg.
The RC automobiles, announced in February, had been alleged to ship this month, however have been delayed due to “unforseen manufacturing points.” Mattel seems to be experiencing “manufacturing hell,” although the corporate didn’t launch particulars on the delay.
These toys are scaled-down variations of the actual Cybertruck, and are available two fashions: an 1:64 scale mannequin, which prices $20, and an 1:10 scale mannequin that prices $400. Each fashions went out of inventory after pre-orders.
Tesla’s Cybertruck, unveiled in November 2019, is a futuristic, electrical spin on a pickup truck. The angular, stainless-steel truck has armored glass home windows, although, embarrassingly, they shattered during a public test. Nonetheless, CEO Elon Musk has stated it’s the “truck you need within the apocalypse.” The $69,900 tri-motor Cybertruck is predicted to hit the street in late 2021, with the $39,900 rear-wheel drive model coming in 2022.
The $400 toy model of the truck is meant to be hobbyist grade and off-roadable. And whereas it could not have the armored glass home windows of the actual factor, it does include a sticker that makes its window look shattered, identical to within the demo.
Whereas any hardcore Tesla fans who reserved the automobile could also be upset, that is simply one other manner that the mannequin imitates actuality. Tesla is notorious for its delays. The Mannequin X shipped a year after was promised, the most cost effective Mannequin 3 went past its delivery timeframe, and the Roadster’s launch was alleged to be this 12 months — but wasn’t.
So in a way, Scorching Wheels is simply making an attempt to provide the expertise of shopping for certainly one of Tesla’s precise automobiles, simply at a 1:100 scale value.