The Matchbox Tesla Roadster, Mattel’s first CarbonNeutral-certified diecast car made from 99% recycled material, is now available for preorder.
Matchbox Tesla Roadster details
First unveiled in April 2021, the Matchbox Tesla Roadster is an authentic 1:64 scale die-cast replica of the upcoming all-electric, battery-powered, four-seater all-wheel-drive sports car in development by Tesla. Dubbed as the quickest car in the world, Tesla Roadster will reportedly be capable of 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, which would be quicker than any street-legal production car as of the announcement in 2017.
In addition to being made from 99% recycled materials, this CarbonNeutral die-cast car comes in plastic-free packaging, including Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper components and at-home compostable PaperFoam tray.
Ideal for adult collectors who value Matchbox’s commitment to sustainability, the Matchbox Tesla Roadster is now available for preorder at Mattel Creations for $19.99.
Other new eco-friendly Matchbox toys
Exclusively available on Amazon, the new Matchbox Recycling Truck is a 15-inch, large-scale truck made from 80% ISCC-Certified plastic. Priced at $37.99, this toy vehicle activates sounds when its top buttons are pressed. Additionally, pulling the vehicle’s lever empties the curbside bin into the truck.
The new Matchbox MBX Electric Drivers multi-packs are also available on Amazon. These die-cast multi-packs feature an expanded assortment of electric vehicles from brands like BMW, Nissan, and Honda, among others, which are all made from recycled zinc and come in fully recyclable packaging. The 12 pack sells for $16.99, while the 6 pack has a suggested retail price of $6.25.
MEGA Bloks Green Town Line
Also part of Mattel’s expanded offering to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials in all its products and packaging by 2030 is the new MEGA Bloks Green Town Line. The first-ever toy line available at mass retail to be certified CarbonNeutral, the MEGA Bloks Green Town Line launches with four playsets:
Each of these playsets is made from specifically a minimum of 56% plant-based materials and a minimum of 26% International Sustainability & Carbon Certification certified bio-circular plastics. The packaging is also created with 100% (FSC)-certified paper or paperboard, plus soy-based inks and water-based varnishes to enhance recyclability. Each set is designed to help teach green behaviors through play patterns, like waste sorting, using electric transport, protecting honey bees, and choosing renewable energy sources.
The MEGA Bloks Green Town Line is now available for preorder on Amazon and has achieved the e-tailers Climate Pledge Friendly label.