1/18 Die Cast Ertl KARR Coming This Summer

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Post by andy-kitt » Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:19 pm

they've already got the Firebird cast, create a new dash & nose and its nearly done, perhaps they are thinking or other improvements?

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Post by Knight2000 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:42 pm

Other than Ebay, anyone know of any UK sources where I can get a hold of the KARR (or even a KITT) model?

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Post by andy-kitt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:36 pm

Knight2000 wrote:Other than Ebay, anyone know of any UK sources where I can get a hold of the KARR (or even a KITT) model?


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Post by Knight2000 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:47 am

lol.

Really? :)
You have an ertl KITT model?

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Post by andy-kitt » Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:53 pm

What would you like? a standard one or modified one like on my recent auctions (see my post on this site)

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Post by PBH » Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:46 pm

WHERE'S KARR?!?

Anyone got any new updates?
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Post by KARR77 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:52 am

KARR Should already be out this month if not sooner
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Post by PBH » Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:59 pm

WOO HOO!!!
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Post by andy-kitt » Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:01 pm

My supplier from the US told me October?

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Post by KARR77 » Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:13 pm

dang, no wonder im so confused, i keep seeing different dates for KARR's release from different sites, i was hoping it would be this month.
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Post by PBH » Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:03 am

Release dates for scale model cars are RARELY accurate. I don't remember the release month ever being accurate for any of my models.
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Post by KARR77 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:35 am

yea thats true PBH, seems to be especially true for the diecast models and such.
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Post by HondaSiR » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:30 am

The 1/18 ERTL KARR is now on sale at my hobby shop for US$31.00. I've seen it a while ago when I visited the mall. I won't be buying it though, I'm still saving up for the Recaro Trans Am which unfortunately is still nowhere to be found.

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Post by Knight 5150 » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:06 am

KARR is now on eBay. :D

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Post by PBH » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:50 pm

WOO HOO - Nothing in Toronto, Canada yet, but should be a matter of time now.
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Post by daroga » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:21 pm

Hrm, some pics I'm seeing of KARR looks like he's got a red scanning light too... is that true? :roll:

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Post by PBH » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:06 pm

TAKE PHOTOS PLEASE! - Whoever gets this KARR first (includig myself), please take photos of the car & box for teh rest of us.

It will be much appreciated!
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Post by TurbomanKnight » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:03 pm

Here it is. No KARR plate. :( Is it me or the spoiler is positioned a tad too high? :?
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Post by PBH » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:49 pm

And the fog lights don't match either of the 2 KITT's. *sigh*

Here's a few shots also off eBay. - Courtesy eBay Item Number 6981378414
http://cgi.ebay.com/KNIGHT-RIDER-K-A-R-R-KARR-TRANS-AM-1-18-ERTL-kitt_W0QQitemZ6981378414QQcategoryZ223QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Post by HondaSiR » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:25 pm

In the picture of KARR above (Turboman's pics with no license plate), it appears that the silver paint below the tail light assembly is done rather sloppily. And the two-tone paint on the driver side door is not alligned with the body's paint job.

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Post by Lost Knight » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:24 am

HondaSiR wrote:In the picture of KARR above (Turboman's pics with no license plate), it appears that the silver paint below the tail light assembly is done rather sloppily. And the two-tone paint on the driver side door is not alligned with the body's paint job.


I think that's just the case with the particular model used in those pictures, HondaSiR. If you look above the side-view picture, the door on the opposite side seems to be aligned properly as well as the car in the box.

How Ertl could neglect to put any plate on the car at all is just inexcusable, though. One positive aspect about this version, however, is that those pesky little black dots are gone from the fog lights. Of course, it would have been even better if Ertl used the same quality lights that were used for their first version of K.I.T.T. with the amber lenses. Oh, well.

Also, interestingly enough, Ertl's version of K.A.R.R. has the same yellow paint on his voice modulator that the Aoshima version had── another inconsistency with their KITT model. And, as far as I can tell anyway, it appears as though KARR still has the amber scanner. :cry:

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Post by HondaSiR » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:16 am

Lots of inconsistencies indeed for KARR...I'm glad I have KITT instead with the overall black color and rear license plate. I hope they don't mess up on the Recaro if it ever gets released that is.

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Post by FuzzieDice » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:50 am

I'm not thrilled with the front nose on either die cast model (KITT or KARR) and KARR's silver went a bit around the fender as well where in the pictures it's omitted.

I was going to get both die casts but I decided now not to, even though the lights work, etc. I'm currently trying to build up a KITT and black/silver KARR from AMT/ERTL reissue KITT model kits. I am an experienced enough modeler that I think I can get a (hopefully) more accurate presentation. Though even my models won't be very accurate, I plan to bring out in them the features I loved most in both cars.

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Post by KITTfan » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:39 am

Too many visible mistakes on KARR :(

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Post by KnightBuck » Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:20 am

the yellow scanner can be replaced with one from Knightlight .co.uk to leave a trail behind.[/img]

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