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

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

Post by kittvskarr1984 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:12 pm

im sorry guys but this model is unforgivable. i totally agree with marcos. hot wheels ghostbusters, a-team and the batmobile 1:18 have accurate bodies which is the most important part of car models especially in 1/18 size. why shouldnt knight rider's kitt get that same treatment. thats an insult to the show, kitt and the fans of the show.

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Post by imranbecks » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:26 pm

Lets wait for the final product before overreacting.

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Post by Scott Kirkessner » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:28 pm

I will say it looks quite squatty.... Like it could stand to be stretched an inch or two

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Post by mvgs2011 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:05 pm

Tuske,

Thanks for the informations. I understood perfectly what You said. Based on this, I think that is necessary an other maker to make a Knight Rider model for the modellers. More accurate, without that restrictions.

I saw Your 1967 Firebird. It`s a classic. I love it. You are doing a good work on this. You still have a hard work to finish It. Congratulations! Show me when finalized.

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

Post by RomanticKnight » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:01 pm

Along with KITT, here's hoping they release KARR as well. And most importantly, among other things, let's hope they add the KARR license plate and make the flashing scanner YELLOW which ERTL failed to do. I can hardly wait to get my hands on those beauties. When HW releases KARR, it will make me wanna sing this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckxh0JPTSyk

The connection is that Paul Frees sang this song as well as voiced KARR in KITT VS KARR.

Now that I mentioned KARR, it would be nice if HW provided 2 variations of it:
All JET BLACK body
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2-TONE body

BOTH WITH YELLOW SCANNER AND KARR LICENSE PLATE, OF COURSE

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Post by RomanticKnight » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:02 pm

Along with KITT, here's hoping they release KARR as well. And most importantly, among other things, let's hope they add the KARR license plate and make the flashing scanner YELLOW which ERTL failed to do. I can hardly wait to get my hands on those beauties. When HW releases KARR, it will make me wanna sing this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckxh0JPTSyk

The connection is that Paul Frees sang this song as well as voiced KARR in KITT VS KARR.

Now that I mentioned KARR, it would be nice if HW provided 2 variations of it:
All JET BLACK body
&
2-TONE body

BOTH WITH YELLOW SCANNER AND KARR LICENSE PLATE, OF COURSE :mrgreen:

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

Post by imranbecks » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:35 pm

You mean the ERTL KARR had a wrong colored scanner??? Here is my 1/18 ERTL KARR... But its the Aoshima repainted version of the ERTL KITT which they released alongside KITT..

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Unlike the half hearted KARR that ERTL released many months after releasing KITT, the one from Aoshima had at least a KARR license plate and a better finish..

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

Post by RomanticKnight » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:54 pm

True as I was kinda referring to the ERTL version. But it would be nice if the scanner was a little more yellow as well. And I was saying since we see KARR in 2 different formats in the KITT VS KARR episode that why I say so. The only difference between the 2, of course, would be one is all jet black and the other is 2-tone. And the font of the license plate should be a bit more refined as well.

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Post by apollyon2012 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi I just joined KRO because I saw a post by romanticguy stating that he's hoping that karr is released. If you tweet diamond distributers which I did and asked about karr, they in fact told me that they will be releasing karr sometime down the road. The person from the company did not give me an official release date or what style karr will be in as it is in the planning stages, plus they haven't even released kitt yet. If you don't believe me tweet them and ask. Just thought I would share what I learned from diamond. Thanks. :karr:

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

Post by imranbecks » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:22 pm

KARR is a no brainer. Its like releasing an Optimus Prime toy, you have to have Megatron. If they do KITT, they have to do KARR. And knowing Hot Wheels, they will probably see how the KITT car sells before they decide to do KARR. And as for DST, for sure they will do KARR seeing as they did do KARR in their Minimates line... I'd love to see them do a KITT convertible though as it has never been done before by anyone. Excluding the custom made ones of course ;-) Of coz, it would even be more awesome if Hot Wheels could do a KITT convertible...

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Post by tuske427 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:46 pm

This 1:18 DCC would only be accurate for making the season one KARR. (Obvious voice box and removal of license plate deco changes needed) Season 3 had a different nose and would need a tooling change. Also, the rotating license plate feature would be useless, as the season one KARR didn't have a plate.

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

Post by MrSmith » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:08 pm

Any news on when the Hot Wheels Elite KITT will be out?

I've read earlier in the thread later in the year, close to Christmas, just wondering if anyone has any more details on when the car is due out?

I've looked at the Hot Wheels Elite site but there dosen't appear to be any news there ether.

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http://www.hotwheels-elite.com/model-ca ... ousand.php

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Post by kittvskarr1984 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:56 am

why are the tyres different on the prepainted model to the tyres on the painted model?

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Post by mvgs2011 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:57 am

It´s true. You are right. They are different. The hubcaps too.

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

Post by DanielB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:59 am

HotWheels have announced their new product range for next year, amongst them are a few more Knight Rider models.

1:18 KARR in August 2013 - £174.99!

1:43 KARR in August 2013 - £69.99!

And a 'Super Elite' 1:18 KITT with sound chip for release in January 2014 - £379.99!!!!

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Post by MrSmith » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:18 pm

link?

pictures?


please

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Post by DanielB » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:03 pm

Here's a link to a shop with the models for pre-order - http://www.diecastlegends.com/new-annou ... ter_type=1

There won't be any product samples until probably next February, at the Toy Fair in Germany.

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

Post by DanielB » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:35 pm

From HWE Twitter:

"The wait is over. #HotWheelsElite K.I.T.T. shipment from Hong Kong expected this month!"

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

Post by MrSmith » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:04 pm

Excellent news, thanks!




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Post by imranbecks » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:16 pm

Thats great news indeed... Looking forward to it!

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

Post by andy-kitt » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:05 pm

What is the Super Elite version at £379! http://www.diecastlegends.com/new-annou ... -1-18.html

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

Post by MrSmith » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:34 pm

andy-kitt wrote:What is the Super Elite version at £379! http://www.diecastlegends.com/new-annou ... -1-18.html



Looks like you are paying extra for a sound chip

maybe it lights up as well?

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

Post by PBH » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:29 pm

MrSmith wrote:
andy-kitt wrote:What is the Super Elite version at £379! http://www.diecastlegends.com/new-annou ... -1-18.html



Looks like you are paying extra for a sound chip

maybe it lights up as well?

Don't jump the gun just yet. Remember the Super Elite 1966 Batmobile?
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Post by MrSmith » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:40 pm

No I am not familiar with that one at all, what was the differences, if any?

It does mention the sound chip in the above link, which it dosen't mention in the regular HW Elite model.


I am pretty sure from memory there was sound on the HW SDCC model as well.

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Post by PBH » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:43 pm

What SDCC model?

The difference between the Elite ans Super Elite 1966 were minimal. Basically, you paid extra for a shiney base and spanky box. If you search online, yoi'll see some write ups about it.
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