Customers who were hoping to put a radio-controlled Hot Wheels Cybertruck under the Christmas tree will be disappointed this holiday season. Mattel has begun telling customers that the hotly anticipated toy won’t ship in time for Christmas due to “unexpected challenges,” according to Bloomberg. Mattel is now aiming to ship them by May 1.
Mattel unveiled the toy in February, offering two versions: a 1/64 scale model for $20 and a 1/10 scale model for $400. The larger model, which is slated to have working headlights and taillights, sold out within hours. The smaller model is now sold out as well.
Mattel’s 1/10 model of the Tesla Cybertruck, next to the 1/64 model. [credit: Mattel ]
This will be a familiar story for many customers who have preordered Tesla’s full-sized vehicles. The Model S and Model X both shipped long after their original launch dates. The Model 3 shipped in 2017 as originally promised but did not reach significant volume until 2018.