Whether it’s a Hot Wheels toy you got as a kid or an extremely detailed AUTOart model on your display shelf, die-cast cars are universally loved among gearheads. However, these things are usually made out of metals like zinc or lead alloy, which aren’t exactly the last words in environment-friendliness.
In a move that other toymakers will hopefully follow, Mattel is shifting to a future where all the materials used in the production and packaging of its famous Matchbox line of toy cars are to be made out of 100% recyclable materials by 2030.
The brand is starting off with the miniature rendition of the Tesla Roadster, an electric high-performance car, to make the little ones aware of the eco-friendly cause. Both the toy and the packaging are said to be carbon-neutral, being made out of 99% recycled materials.
The Matchbox Tesla Roadster die-cast model will be on sale in 2022. This is definitely a good way of introducing your kids to the wonderful world of zero-emissions motoring.