1/18 Die Cast Ertl KARR Coming This Summer

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Post by Skav » Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:38 pm

Having not checked this thread, I was out shopping yesterday. I went into my local model shop and low and behold, I spotted it right away, next to KITT.

The bad thing is, I wasn't impressed with it at all. Even under the spotlights of the store to make it look good, it still looked bad.

Totally rushed it seemed, and when I saw the back of the car with NO licence plate, that was it for me.

Don't get me wrong, I'll get it but I won't rush out to buy it and if it's possible that a Japanese version ends up on Ebay, I will pay extra to get that version.

My attention was soon diverted to the Christine and Batmobile model's rather than this which is saying something. :shock:

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Post by imranbecks » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:23 am

andy-kitt wrote:
imranbecks wrote:I must say that my Aoshima 1/18 KARR looks better than ERTL's.... ERTL's KARR is just disappointing..


Whats the difference? KARR licence plate & white tyre writing??


Like what Lost Knight has said... I too am glad that I bought the Aoshima KARR a year ago when it was first released at the same time with ERTL's 1/18 KITT..

Other than the white lettering on the tyres of KARR, Aoshima's 1/18 KARR looks better and more complete than ERTL's effort..

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Post by PBH » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:51 pm

K.A.R.R. SURFACES IN CANADA

I just ordered 2 K.A.R.R.'s from Scale18.com. I've ordered from there before. They're quick and prices are reasonable. Site is based in British Columbia, Canada but on-line prices are in US funds.

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Post by andy-kitt » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:42 am

You've ordered two? are you going to convert one to how it should be?

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Post by PBH » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:13 am

andy-kitt wrote:You've ordered two? are you going to convert one to how it should be?

One for me & one for my brother. When I get them, I'll try to post photos of the differences between each model that should help answer some questions.

If any of you have photo requests, let me know.

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Post by PBH » Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:30 am

imranbecks wrote:
andy-kitt wrote:
imranbecks wrote:I must say that my Aoshima 1/18 KARR looks better than ERTL's.... ERTL's KARR is just disappointing..


Whats the difference? KARR licence plate & white tyre writing??


Like what Lost Knight has said... I too am glad that I bought the Aoshima KARR a year ago when it was first released at the same time with ERTL's 1/18 KITT..

Other than the white lettering on the tyres of KARR, Aoshima's 1/18 KARR looks better and more complete than ERTL's effort..

So besides the tires, what are the differences with the Aoshima & Ertl K.A.R.R.'s? I now have the Ertl K.A.R.R. and have compared to the on-line photos of the Aoshima version. Besides the plate, tires and fog lights (Ertl has no dots in the middle), are there any other differences?

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Post by HondaSiR » Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:24 am

PBH wrote:I now have the Ertl K.A.R.R. and have compared to the on-line photos of the Aoshima version. Besides the plate, tires and fog lights (Ertl has no dots in the middle), are there any other differences?


The ERTL box art also differs from Aoshima's. ERTL's has a square hole at the front to test the scanner light, Aoshima's doesn't have that hole.

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DROPPED MY K.A.R.R... DOH!

Post by PBH » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:01 pm

Yep. I was on my way downstairs to screw K.A.R.R. onto a showcase base when I lost my grip (of several items) and BAM... damage!

At first, it didn't look too bad. A couple of scuffs. But then I noticed the mirrors. One is hanging by a "thread" while the other shattered... doh!

So, I ordered another from Scale18.com and expect it by early next week. This time, I'll be a lot more careful.

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:37 am

What are you gonna do with the damaged KARR?

If it isnt too bad, I'd buy it off of you. 8)
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Post by PBH » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:06 am

I'll be keeping it, likely to keep at work on my desk :P

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Post by andy-kitt » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:02 pm

Yeah, a bit of glue & polish over the scratches, be as good as new. LOL

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Post by imranbecks » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:21 am

So much for MBS.... :lol: My greatest fear is dropping the models..

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Post by whet » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:41 am

I got my Karr the other day It's siting next to my Kitt.

Is that a bit cruel??

Maybe I should keep them apart?? :lol:

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Post by Wizster » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:09 pm

whet wrote:I got my Karr the other day It's siting next to my Kitt.

Is that a bit cruel??

Maybe I should keep them apart?? :lol:


Don't worry, KITT can handle himself :lol:

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Post by andy-kitt » Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:42 pm

Yeah the door mirrors can be delicate, otherwise pretty good. If got KITT & KARR either side of my DVD player.

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Post by KITTluver247 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:46 pm

OKC KNIGHT wrote:Here is the pic of k.a.r.r :-D 8)


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My price on karr is $39 delivered in the us.$80 delivered world wide.


FREAKIN' SWEET!!!!!! 8)

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Post by James_kr » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:43 pm

you know skav you could sand it down to make it junkyard dog kitt i can't remember but somebody has done that.
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Post by modifiyemre » Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:11 am

ı haven't got a k.i.t.t. model and k.a.a.r. model. because there are no knight rider model cars in Turkey. And 1:18 model cars are very expensive in the Turkey. :(
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Post by ryytel » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:08 am

dont know where to buy?create your own :D
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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:19 am

Why are the Joyride KITT and KARR models not available at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Toys R Us?

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Post by PBH » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:55 am

They are, just not in mass quantities, so they sell quick. I bought K.I.T.T., the Ecto-1, Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am and Starsky & Hutch Gran Torino all at Wal-Mart. But each time I bought each car, there was only one left on the shelf and I'd never see them there again except on a rare occasion some months later. I also bought one of my 6 1:18 scale DeLorean's at Toys R Us (From BTTF Part II).

I wouldn't fully rely on them though. Their stock is usually "touch & go" which is why it is better to use eBay or a specialty/hobby shop. A place I always buy from is Scale18.com. They're located in BC, Canada, but site prices are is US dollars. I find their prices to be very good.
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Post by black knight2000 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:24 pm

i got K.I.T.T and K.A.R.R woo hoo
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Post by Juggernaut30 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:44 am

Hi guys,

what do you think about this model?

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Post by LuvKITT » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:35 am

Pretty cool. I'm just not a fan of SPM mode...hehe.

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Post by MrPayner » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:34 pm

Juggernaut30 wrote:Hi guys,

what do you think about this model?

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Hey there.. WOW, i would like to see more images of that from all angles if you could post some.. Looks like some fairly detailed work going in there.!

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