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by tuske427
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?
Replies: 41
Views: 30306

Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?

Sadly, the Super Elite KITT, and a few other products, never got produced. A small run of pre-production samples were made and that's as close as it got. The vendor went out of business, and it appears that someone is now selling those unfinished pieces straight out of China. you can see them here: ...
by tuske427
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

The Special Edition KITT is still coming. and should be soon. Seriously.
by tuske427
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 284581

Re: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!

Do the directions explain how to replace the batteries- specifically show you the direction of the batteries?
by tuske427
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

It'll be like it was shown at NTF this year
by tuske427
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Finally managed to find some KARR and KITT photos from the toyfair online: m This KITT has a nice base, wondering what version is this as the base didn't come with the original 18th scale KITT, the model was just inside the styrofoam box. m That model is another prototype of the Special Edition. Th...
by tuske427
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

jim010 wrote:I need to see some detailed pics - especially of those tires.


The tires are the improved ones- same as used on the KARR.
by tuske427
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Hot Wheels Elite Make A 1/18 Super Pursuit Mode KITT?
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: Will Hot Wheels Elite Make A 1/18 Super Pursuit Mode KIT

Yes, the Special Edition KITT is still happening. A new prototype sample was in Germany at this year's NTF. I haven't seen any pics released online yet, though the show is now over.
by tuske427
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

NTF- end of January
by tuske427
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Sorry, I can't divulge confidential info. However, keep your eyes peeled on the upcoming Nuremburg Toy Fair.
by tuske427
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Yes, it will be upgraded even more
by tuske427
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

The 1:43 KARR Elite are all over ebay as of a few weeks ago. They range from $48-$54. I'm happy they applied the silver paint over the fenders, as well as the yellow scanner and correct plate. Joey. Both the 1:18 and 1:43 KARR received tooling modifications to be accurate to the "season 3"...
by tuske427
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between a 1982 to 1992 Trans Ams?
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: What's the difference between a 1982 to 1992 Trans Ams?

As mentioned there were changes to the cars each year, both aesthetic and mechanical. I could list a lot of them out for you if you're interested. It really comes down to how much work you want to do and how accurate you want your car to be. And your budget, too. You'll need a lot of parts- both int...
by tuske427
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Unfortunately, I do not know the release dates. You'll have to stick to the website for that.

and yeah, the Special Edition will be even better
by tuske427
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt
Replies: 51
Views: 40845

Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Re: KARR.. As shown in Nuremburg there have been some detail updates to this including getting the tires radiused on the edges (looks much better), upgrading to the season 3 front end as seen later in the episode (and getting some of the curve in the fascia), adding the "season one" style ...
by tuske427
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 Trans Am "Dated?"
Replies: 19
Views: 15291

Re: 1982 Trans Am "Dated?"

Aerodynamically speaking- the 1984 Trans Am with the optional W62 Aero Package (ground f/x) was advertised with a .29 coefficient of drag. That is still better than many new cars today. Just one more reason you can use to argue with anyone who would question you driving these cars...
by tuske427
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot wheels elite KITT/KARR voicebox
Replies: 2
Views: 3014

Re: Hot wheels elite KITT/KARR voicebox

There is a significant difference between printing a voice box graphic and making it light up. The Elite KARR voice box won't be lighting up.

The sequential voice box is too small at 1:18 scale to make it light up sequentially/ accurately.
by tuske427
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt/Possible Karr
Replies: 27
Views: 16198

Re: Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt/Possible Karr

Part of the difficulty in making an accurate replica is the fact that the details in KITT changed throughout the seasons, and within the episodes. Part of this had to be supply (of vehicles form POntiac/ available for use during the day of filming), and the rest from recycling footage from previous ...
by tuske427
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 64284

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

imranbecks wrote:Agreed.. Unless a real KR fan works at Mattel/Hot Wheels, we will probably never get a 99.9% accurate and perfect KITT model..


ouch
by tuske427
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 64284

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

DanielB wrote:I think the box is supposed to be for the winch/grappling hook. The hook is a moulded detail under the nose.


The bulge is the result of making room for the PC board for the flashing lights.
by tuske427
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what's the verdict...who makes the best diecast KITT?
Replies: 24
Views: 10505

Re: So what's the verdict...who makes the best diecast KITT?

imranbecks wrote:Define mechanical? Those areas mentioned are detailed, especially the inner side of the doors...



Yes. I hadn't seen other brands capture this level of detail...
by tuske427
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what's the verdict...who makes the best diecast KITT?
Replies: 24
Views: 10505

Re: So what's the verdict...who makes the best diecast KITT?

No, I meant sculpting detail of the inner sides of the doors, hood and trunk. Instead of being flat pieces of metal, there is sculpting detail to indicate the latches, weatherstripping, structural details, etc.
by tuske427
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt/Possible Karr
Replies: 27
Views: 16198

Re: Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt/Possible Karr

Why don't you just apply an cover where these lines had been cutted out. Hence you only require one single LED and have optically a 3 lines voice box!?! Assuming this could even be done at this scale and still be legible- why would anyone want to? The lights would still all light up equally. You wo...
by tuske427
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what's the verdict...who makes the best diecast KITT?
Replies: 24
Views: 10505

Re: So what's the verdict...who makes the best diecast KITT?

Did anyone notice the latch and other mechanical details on the inner sides of the doors, hood and trunk on the HW Elite?
by tuske427
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ten 'Knight Rider' Knock-Offs That Failed Miserably
Replies: 14
Views: 4973

Re: Ten 'Knight Rider' Knock-Offs That Failed Miserably

Another Knight Rider knock off from the 80s was Turbo Teen a boy while driving his car gets hit with a beam and he gets combined with his car. because of this he can turn into his car and when in car form he can drive himself, and when he talks his voice sounds a lot like what they did to Daniel's ...
by tuske427
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt/Possible Karr
Replies: 27
Views: 16198

Re: Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt/Possible Karr

It will be the season one square box, and the season 3 pedal will go away.

I don't think they make LED's that small to accurately replicate that voice box at that scale anyway. If they do, post a link..