Prospects who have been hoping to place a radio-controlled Hot Wheels Cybertruck below the Christmas tree will likely be dissatisfied this vacation season. Mattel has begun telling clients that the hotly anticipated toy will not ship in time for Christmas attributable to “sudden challenges,” according to Bloomberg. Mattel is now aiming to ship them by Might 1.
Mattel unveiled the toy in February, providing two variations: a 1/64 scale model for $20 and a 1/10 scale model for $400. The bigger mannequin, which is slated to have working headlights and taillights, bought out inside hours. The smaller mannequin is now bought out as nicely.
This will likely be a well-known story for a lot of clients who’ve preordered Tesla’s full-sized autos. The Mannequin S and Mannequin X each shipped lengthy after their authentic launch dates. The Mannequin 3 shipped in 2017 as initially promised however didn’t attain important quantity till 2018.
Tesla’s latest mannequin, the Mannequin Y, really shipped ahead of schedule earlier this 12 months. The corporate constructed the Mannequin Y on the identical platform because the Mannequin 3, giving it a extra predictable path to market.
Prospects are nonetheless ready for supply of the Tesla Semi. When the truck was unveiled in 2017, it was imagined to ship in 2019. Earlier this 12 months, Tesla said it was now aiming to ship the truck in 2021. Additionally in 2017, the company said a brand new model of its first car, the Roadster, would come out in 2020. However this 12 months, Elon Musk mentioned that the Roadster will probably begin manufacturing after the Cybertruck.
The Cybertruck is scheduled to ship in late 2021, after Tesla completes work on its new manufacturing unit in Austin. Meaning the Roadster probably will not ship earlier than 2022.
Finally 12 months’s unveiling of the Cybertruck, Musk famously invited a staffer to throw a metal ball on the truck’s “armor glass” window. As an alternative of bouncing off as Musk anticipated, it brought on a spiderweb of cracks. To commemorate that second, Mattel says it should embrace a “reusable cracked window vinyl sticker” with the bigger Scorching Wheels Cybertruck mannequin.