Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

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Re: Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

Post by knightfever » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:13 pm

DMC4EVER wrote:KARR would kill the guy how designed his model, it has an red scanner


In "Trust Doesn't Rust," KARR's scanner was red. It wasn't until KITT vs KARR that his scanner was amber.

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Re: Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

Post by Victor Kros » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:20 am

Most of the editions of the Charawheels (Japanese) hot wheels K.A.R.R. I've seen have "neon orange paint" over the scanner in an attempt to make it more show accurate (though they should have just used yellow).

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While K.A.R.R.'s scanner was red in Trust Doesn't Rust, he never had the two-tone paint job so I agree it would look out of place on the two-tone model. However it is also possible for K.A.R.R. to be released "pre-paint" with the same black look at KITT with the yellow scanner as featured in the beginning of K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R when K.A.R.R. is first found on the beach by John.

So there could be three acceptable variants for a K.A.R.R. release. Let's hope they at least get the two-tone silver look right with the paint going over the wheel wells. Somehow I doubt it though.

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Re: Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

Post by PBH » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:29 am

Victor Kros wrote:Let's hope they at least get the two-tone silver look right with the paint going over the wheel wells. Somehow I doubt it though.

Based on Mattel's history with their main-line Hot Wheels, I highly doubt that as well.
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Post by james olden » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:05 pm

cant wait til it comes out does it have a release date ?
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Post by PBH » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:52 pm

james olden wrote:cant wait til it comes out does it have a release date ?

Nope. Mattel's standard HotWheels line never has exact release dates, only release years
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Post by 77KR117 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:11 pm

Can't wait til these come out.....

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Post by alcyon2sp » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:01 am

i am really looking forward to this! everytime i go to the supermarket i would look for hotwheels and see if there is a KITT. for 12 years i have been doing that, so i hope in 2011 i can walk in my local supermarket and buy KITT !! :lol:
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Post by Rainack » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:18 am

Wow! I will be looking for it, too! This was the first I'd heard that Hot Wheels is going to release K.I.T.T.
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Re: Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

Post by knightfever » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:35 am

I collect all of the Hot Wheels new series when they come out. I'm glad they've reduced the number of cars they release in the "New Models" series to 40. When I first started collecting them back in 98, it was over 100. In the 2011 New Models series, I've gotten the first 14. I think that's all they will release for 2010. As far as KITT is down in the list, it'll likely be the late winter, early spring before they release him. The BTTF Delorean should be pretty soon however. Keep a check this week. They may try and rush it out for Christmas.

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Post by Rainack » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:22 am

Wow! The Delorean, too? That's awesome!
We've been using Hot Wheels as a potty training incentive for my son, and he's gotten a SLUG of them! My dad even found the Ghost Busters car for him. I'll be getting a K.I.T.T. for him as well as one for me. He has his own Star Cars K.I.T.T. that I bought out of the package before I managed to get a packaged one for myself. He loves it!
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Post by Skav » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:39 pm

I already have the hotwheels kitt and KARR in my collection. They are not that great. I wouldn't expect much.

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Post by Josch Schulz » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:03 am

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I already have the hotwheels kitt and KARR in my collection. They are not that great. I wouldn't expect much.


Ähm are you sure you have the right cars :mrgreen: Not that great :lol: In 1:64 it was the best car they ever made, show me a bedder version :mrgreen: :good: It is bedder then the Ertl 1:64 and the matchbox.... :mrgreen: :kitt:
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Post by PBH » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:09 am

Skav wrote:I already have the hotwheels kitt and KARR in my collection. They are not that great. I wouldn't expect much.

I assume you mean the Charawheels KITT & KARR. They were fantastic 1:64 models. The best to date.
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Post by KITTfan » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:01 am

Glad to see new Knight Rider modelcars coming, I'll definetely get one when it's released.
Hotwheels have made 1/18 models as well at least Ferrari's, I've got Enzo made by them. Wishful thinking I know but hopefully they could do 18th scale KITT & KARR more accurately than ERTL did.

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Post by knightfever » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:46 pm

I guess I'll have to search elsewhere, or try and get down to my local Walmart early in the morning. I see where they have release up to number 28, but I still haven't seen the BTTF car yet. :-/ May have to hit up the nearby Toy-r-us.

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Re: Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

Post by Skav » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:00 pm

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I already have the hotwheels kitt and KARR in my collection. They are not that great. I wouldn't expect much.


Ähm are you sure you have the right cars :mrgreen: Not that great :lol: In 1:64 it was the best car they ever made, show me a bedder version :mrgreen: :good: It is bedder then the Ertl 1:64 and the matchbox.... :mrgreen: :kitt:


I am judging them as standalones, not compared to anything else, and they suck.

I have the KARR with the painted on scanner that is pictured in this thread and KITT with the rubbish plastic scanner.

They are what they are, they are just not anything outstanding, IMO.

If you want a KITT and a KARR that is the size of your thumb with minimal detail then people will like them.

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Post by PBH » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:04 pm

Skav wrote:I am judging them as standalones, not compared to anything else, and they suck.
I have the KARR with the painted on scanner that is pictured in this thread and KITT with the rubbish plastic scanner.
They are what they are, they are just not anything outstanding, IMO.
If you want a KITT and a KARR that is the size of your thumb with minimal detail then people will like them.

As stand-alones, you should be comparing them with other such carded 1:64 scale vehicles. This being the case, they are outstanding models with details that are usually ignored on standard-issue carded 1:64 cars.
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Post by iKITT » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:19 pm

Awesome news. I'll definitely be grabbing two sets of these babies so I can display a set and then store a set for collector purposes. I'll have to start religiously cruising the Hot Wheels aisle now.

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Post by KITTfan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:49 pm

I saw black DeLorean by Hotwheels in the shelves the other day, if it's supposed to be the BTTF DeLorean, shouldn't it be in brushed aluminium finish instead of glossy black?

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Post by PBH » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:54 am

KITTfan wrote:I saw black DeLorean by Hotwheels in the shelves the other day, if it's supposed to be the BTTF DeLorean, shouldn't it be in brushed aluminium finish instead of glossy black?

What you saw was the third release of Hot Wheels Delorean line. The first was brushed silver, the second was gold and the third was black. The BTTF Delorean will have the same colour and rims as the first silver release; essentially, it will be the same car with added "BTTF equipment".
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Re: Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

Post by knightfever » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:38 pm

Has anyone seen any of these yet? I've seen a lot of Hot Wheels on the shelf from the 2011 new models series that are higher numbered than the BTTF Delorean, but still haven't seen it.

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Post by PBH » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:43 pm

The Delorean should come out within the next 1-3 months. KITT will be out much later. I'll have a photo of it well before it's in stores, so stay tuned.
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Re: Hot Wheels (Mattel) to release KITT in 2011!!!!

Post by knightfever » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:31 am

I guess that blows the theory that they release cars in numerical order. :D

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Post by knightfever » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:33 am

I have the BTTF Delorean. It looks just like the picture that was posted earlier in this thread. Now the frantic watch for the Hotwheels KITT. I'm pretty sure it won't be as good as the Charawheels version, but still will be cool to have one released her in the US.

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Post by PBH » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:04 pm

lol - Don't get to frantic yet. You'll likely see a photo of it here before they're hanging on the pegs.
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