Tesla Cybertruck faces yet ANOTHER roadblock

Cybertruck toy
(Image credit: Mattel Inc.)

It's been a rollercoaster of a year for Cybertruck fans, who have had to contend with design alteration rumours and delays to the release date. And now, super-fans are going to have to deal with yet another stumbling block – a delay to the release of the Hot Wheels toy. It seems the radio-controlled mini-Tesla Cybertruck won't be screeching into stores anytime soon as there have been "unforseen production issues" – pushing the release date from February to May 2021. 

Mattel hasn't yet given details of the reasons behind the five-month delay, with an email to customers (see it below) citing merely "production issues". But, given the well-documented problems with the not-so-road-legal grown-up version (which wound up with a significant redesign), we wouldn't be surprised if Mattel has had trouble keeping up with what a replicate toy is actually supposed to look like. While you wait to find out, why not try making your own version with 3D modelling software?

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.