Just about every automotive writer out there can share stories from their youth relating to Matchbox and/or Hot Wheels cars. Looking back, the way I played with my toys could have been misconstrued for some form of autism these days. I’d methodically line up my collection of cars around our coffee table, and one-by-one, inch them around the table. For hours.
I also used to push a broken go-kart (no engine or brakes) up our hilly driveway and ride it back down for hours at a time, using a bush at the bottom of the highway to bring the clunk contraption to a stop.
I was a weird kid.
Anyways, those cool little toy cars helped shape my early love for all things automotive, and my favorites were definitely the American muscle cars, just like my pops. Despite all the modern day distractions though, tiny toy cars still have a strong following amongst kids and adults, and the Tesla Model S will soon be immortalized as a Matchbox. The Lamley Group blog got in its latest report for the new additions to the Matchbox lineup, and among the many concepts and work trucks is the Tesla Model S.
This isn’t the first Tesla to be made into a Matchbox either, as the Roadster was introduced to the toy lineup before we ever even saw the Model S. They’re a hot ticket these days too, with some Amazon sellers asking $45 or more for one of these limited edition Teslas. Once the new Model S hits toy store shelves, I might have to scoop up a few for myself…line them up around my desk in a mock motorcade, and just relive a simpler time.
The Tesla Model S Matchbox car comes out some time this year, which is all I can say for certain at this point. I’m sure when it does though, we’ll hear about it. In the meantime, I might just stop by Toys ‘R Us on an exploratory excursion. It’s the closest I’ll get to owning a Model S, at least anytime soon.