Matchbox die cast cars have likely been the gateway to eternal car-geekdom for many of us. Heck, there are plenty of people out there who still have their Matchbox collection they started decades ago.
One of the reasons why Matchbox has stuck around so long beyond making cool toy cars is that they evolve with the times. These days, the automotive industry is making large moves towards sustainable mobility and eco-friendliness.
Depending on when you were born, an electric car was something that you only saw in movies when you were a kid. Today, kids are being dropped off at school in Tesla’s driven by their parents, or taking electric busses as public transportation.
With Eco-friendly cars now being the norm, Matchbox is taking steps to make their die-cast toy cars follow suit.
Matchbox Tesla Roadster Die-Cast
Matchbox has announced that they will be producing their first ever certified carbon neutral die-cast of the upcoming Tesla Roadster. The body of the Tesla die-cast is made from 62.1% recycled zinc, the windshield, chassis, wheels, interior are all made from 36.9% recycled plastic, and the axels are 1% stainless steel. That combination results in a die-cast car made from 99% recyclable materials.
This is all part of the brands long term plan to ensure that by 2030, all Matchbox cars, playsets, and packaging will be made from 100% recyclable materials including bio-based plastic. If Matchbox can pull that off while still making their cars fun to play with and collect then it will be a win for everyone.
If you want to pick up the eco-friendly Matchbox Tesla Roadster die-cast, it is set to hit the market in 2022 so you still have a bit of a wait. Though, we imagine that the car will be quite collectable once it hits stores.
On a side-note, wouldn’t it be funny if the Matchbox Tesla Roadster came to market before the real one? Wouldn’t that be something?
If you want to know more about Matchbox and their goal of being a more Earth-friendly toy brand, check out their sustainability website. Afterwards, let us know what you think about die-cast cars being made from more sustainable materials.
Do you think it’s a good idea? Or are you worried that the change of materials might lower the quality of the cars? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype