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by DanielB
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

What's the mod you're making?

Looking forward to receiving mine. Probably wont be here until early next week.
by DanielB
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Throttle / accelerator. :good:

Ordered my Elite today. 8)
by DanielB
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Clutch? KITT was an auto.

There are lots of good diecast retailers in Germany. CK Modelcars, Merge-Left and Modelissimo will almost certainly have these when they get released.
by DanielB
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40485

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

List it on eBay. I sold my Joyride version on there yesterday, and the money will go towards an Elite when they are released in Europe.
by DanielB
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40485

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

It's priced so high because that's just the way this industry has gone in recent years. I collect Formula 1 diecast models. When the Joyride KITT was released in 2004, a 1:18 F1 car cost £40. This year they will be £125 - and thats from the same manufacturer, with pretty much the same standard of de...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Video of the Super Elite KITT in action - you guys will enjoy this! It's a 1080p HD video!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trvk9cYXpgA

:good:
by DanielB
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40485

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

It really does look much, much better. The tail end seems much neater with the flat light lens and an improved licence plate.
by DanielB
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

I doubt it's due in April. They've already been on eBay HK for a few weeks and the shipment left in January. Most retailers that give a date are expecting them next week, including GPL, who don't give any arrival dates out until they have been confirmed by the supplier. The 1:43 is available from Ge...
by DanielB
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

1:43 KITT is available in the UK now - if you place an order with ModelZone before midnight today, you can get free delivery and 15% off with the promo code "pancake".

http://www.modelzone.co.uk/hotwheels-1- ... t-car.html
by DanielB
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will There Be A Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt And Karr?
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Re: Will There Be A Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt And Kar

The following models have been announced: 1:43 Elite KITT 1:43 Elite KARR These two are small scale models on a plinth. There are no opening parts and no lights. 1:18 Elite KITT 1:18 Elite KARR These are highly detailed models with opening parts, working features and a light-up scanner. We are told ...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Nobody knows for sure until we have one in hand, but the fact is the rims on the Ertl model are oversize. Most cars in the 80s didn't come with rims that big. They should be small on this model because they were small on KITT - m Regardless of the wheels though, this model is so much better than the...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40485

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

The US listings do seem much cheaper than the prices we'll be paying in Europe. The problem for us on this side of the pond is that any saving will be cancelled out once you've paid the inevitable customs charge and associated handling fee. Anybody in the market for an RC2 Ertl 1:18 first edition wi...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Husami wrote:Really? In "real" life, K.I.T.T. got 15"-rims???
That is not much...

Yeah - it was the early 80s. Even cars from the 90s didn't have low-profile tyres and big rims like they do today.
by DanielB
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

The rims on the Ertl 1:18 model were 25mm, which would make them about 17.7 inches if they were scaled up. I don't have one of these Elite models yet, but these rims certainly look smaller than Ertl. They might be too small, but I honestly think it's just the tyres that look odd - they're too square...
by DanielB
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

I cant understand how a brand like hot wheels can make a knight rider with that wheels. Is so dificult to make good proporcionate wheels? the problem is not the tires, is the rims,they are too small and the solution that hot wheels give us is a too big tire to take more diameter for the wheels. The...
by DanielB
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40485

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

knightfever wrote::shock: Newegg has them for half the price of what I've seen everywhere else.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 0420MK8802

:good:

That's the 1:43 scale model.
by DanielB
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!
Replies: 69
Views: 40485

Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Scanner looks great. It's definitely a much better model than Ertl's version. I might sell my Ertl one now. The wheels do look very good. It's the tyres that are too square. Regarding European release: one UK retailer has them marked as available on 25th Feb. They were shipping from Hong Kong in ear...
by DanielB
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

I might hold off and get the Super Elite then. One question though, will the Super Elite be exactly the same as the standard in terms of detail, presentation etc or will it look different in any way? I imagine it would look much the same. It will probably have the new tyres that they will be fittin...
by DanielB
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Here's yet another shot of KARR from the recent Toy Fair, from m http://www.foxtoys.cz/image/Vystavy/nrb2013/P1013200.JPG You can see the re-profiled nose here - it curves down more than KITT, and the ridged section of the nose infront of the scanner is flatter on KARR. It's far more pronounced on K...
by DanielB
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Actually, f you look at other cars in the HW Elite range on youtube there were various LED bits on such vehicles as the Ghostbusters van (on the inside) and the Batmobile so I don't see why they cannot add something to the dash. The ones on YouTube have been modified by their owners, like this: m I...
by DanielB
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

More pis of KARR: m You can see the re-profiled nose in the first shot. It starts to dip down above the front of the wheel arch. http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww301/raidou_Toy_Fair/Hot%20Wheels/IMG_8968.jpg http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww301/raidou_Toy_Fair/Hot%20Wheels/IMG_8969.jpg http:...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

It's a collector's diecast model, rather than a toy. Nothing else in their range has a light-up dashboard, nor does this model. Take a look at any collector quality model from top brands like Minichamps, Hot Wheels Elite and AutoART - none of them have those sort of 'gimmicks'. They're static models...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

Personally, I'm not fussed about the sounds and lights. It will be annoying though if the Super Elite and KARR have corrected tyres - I'm not paying £350 for the Super Elite, but would like to have one with better tyres. Might be an idea for Hot Wheels to send out replacement tyres to those who buy ...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

I've used Google to translate one of the German pages linked above, and it mentions the new "Super Elite" version of KITT. From what I can gather from a not very good translation, it will have the following features: ⋅  Sound chip that talks and plays theme music ⋅  Ill...
by DanielB
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 307877

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

A couple more pics from the show:

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