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by DanielB
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 67046

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

We know, you might have mentioned it once or twice... The fact remains that if you want a 1:18 diecast model of KITT, it's a choice of Hot Wheels Elite or ERTL - I know which one I prefer.
by DanielB
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 67046

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

No, the hook is a moulded detail. Nothing on it moves.

The features of the car are:

Scanner
Pop-up lights
Folding seats front and rear
Front ejector seats
Rotating licence plate
by DanielB
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WILL HOT WHEELS MAKE AN ELITE 2.0 KITT AND SUPER ELITE KARR?
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Re: WILL HOT WHEELS MAKE AN ELITE 2.0 KITT AND SUPER ELITE K

How many threads on this do we need? I sincerely doubt that there will be a different version of KITT. These models will sell, regardless of the voice box. It seems incredible to me that you would let a tiny blob of paint on the dashboard put you off of buying a great model. Instead of focusing on w...
by DanielB
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL KITT DASHBOARD
Replies: 10
Views: 3548

Re: ERTL KITT DASHBOARD

It's right infront of you. He posted a photograph...
by DanielB
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 67046

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

I think the box is supposed to be for the winch/grappling hook. The hook is a moulded detail under the nose.
by DanielB
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

Other manufacturers manage to put frameless windows into 1:18 models of sports cars. Take a look at a Minichamps Porsche 911.
by DanielB
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 67046

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

Wow! Incredible shots Daniel! I can see the flaw whereby the t-top cover can't sit in properly... And the pop up headlights too, one side sits in flush, the other one doesn't. I like that the dashboard on the HW model looks so much smoother and cleaner than the ERTL... I really can't wait to get mi...
by DanielB
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

I wish they hadn't bothered with ejector seats, they're clumsy and unnecessary IMO. Same with the folding rear bench, it just adds hinges and seams in the seat for nothing, really. They'd have been better off trimming the model out to a higher standard, by adding carpets or even better, fitting wind...
by DanielB
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 67046

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/LNStrikeEagle/KnightRider/KITT-Photos-01.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/LNStrikeEagle/KnightRider/KITT-Photos-02.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/LNStrikeEagle/KnightRider/KITT-Photos-03.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/LNStrike...
by DanielB
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL KITT DASHBOARD
Replies: 10
Views: 3548

Re: ERTL KITT DASHBOARD

There's no paint on mine. I think the Aoshima version had paint.

I'll post them as soon as I can - could be today, could be next week.
by DanielB
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS
Replies: 44
Views: 67046

Re: ERTL AND HOT WHEELS ELITE KITT COMPARISON PHOTOS

Thanks. I have lots more pics to post, it just takes a while to clean them up in photoshop.
by DanielB
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40496

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

They do sit down better if you press them home. One of mine sits completely flush, the other is a bit temperamental.
by DanielB
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERTL KITT DASHBOARD
Replies: 10
Views: 3548

Re: ERTL KITT DASHBOARD

There's no paint on the voice box on the Ertl car. I'll be posting more photos in the comparison thread, including the interior.
by DanielB
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

Fortunately my seats don't seem to be as sensitive as others. I wish they hadn't put ejector seats in though, it's a really silly thing to add to a collectors item. I'd much rather have had some extra details, like carpets on the floor or windows in the doors.
by DanielB
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what's the verdict...who makes the best diecast KITT?
Replies: 24
Views: 12380

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

In terms of diecast models, the Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 is miles ahead of the Joyride model. Putting them side by side, the difference is like night and day.
by DanielB
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

Very nice. Did you release both ejector seats?

I'll be taking some photos tomorrow in my mini-studio, so I'll post up some shots alongside the RC2 Ertl version for comparison.
by DanielB
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40496

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

After having a talk to the retailer I have decided to keep the model with it's failures. The retailer have confirmed what I assumed before - all of the model got these little failures more or less. Some of them has been sorted out by the retailer before selling to the customers. Not sure about that...
by DanielB
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40496

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

That's a shame. Can you take or send it back for exchange? Mine has a couple of small very small irritations - the T-Tops don't quite sit flush, the tail light has the same problem and the foglight grilles are bent up also. I ordered it from overseas to make a saving though, so returning it would be...
by DanielB
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RC2/Ertl KITT Ejector Seat
Replies: 0
Views: 1398

RC2/Ertl KITT Ejector Seat

Anybody on here know how to put the ejector seat in the RC2 KITT back together? Sold mine on eBay last week and had the buyer return it for a refund because the seat mechanism fired itself (due to vibrations when it was in the mail van I suspect) and because the scanner "didn't work" (i.e....
by DanielB
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

CarlinL wrote:Well, the SUper Elite is just amazing. It has everyting.

When will it be out for pre-order and where? - Must get this :good:

It's already available for pre-order at several retailers:

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodi ... er=MTBCK00

http://www.diecastlegends.com/specialis ... -1-18.html
by DanielB
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

malethor wrote:
DanielB wrote:
The rims have a 2.2cm diameter btw, so perfectly in scale. :good:


Great news!!! It seems that you were right when you said that were only the tires that could be fixed.

Thanks for post it

No worries. :good:
by DanielB
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

Got mine in the mail today. Lovely model. Quite frustrating to get into it as it's very well packaged to keep everything safe and secure, so do be patient when you're unboxing them.

The rims have a 2.2cm diameter btw, so perfectly in scale. :good:
by DanielB
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307945

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

Several UK retailers are showing the 1:18 as in stock now. I got mine from Europe - even including shipping from the continent, it was £25 cheaper than the UK RRP.