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 CarlinL » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:37 am

Hey Guys

I'm new here. Pleased to meet you all.

I am a little confused about how many Hot Wheels 1:18 models of KITT there are?

Is there a an ELITE and then a SUPER ELITE?

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

Post by Skav » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:37 am

CarlinL wrote:Hey Guys

I'm new here. Pleased to meet you all.

I am a little confused about how many Hot Wheels 1:18 models of KITT there are?

Is there a an ELITE and then a SUPER ELITE?

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The super elite will be out next year. Only the standard elite is out now.

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

Post by malethor » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:43 pm

DanielB wrote:
The rims have a 2.2cm diameter btw, so perfectly in scale. :good:


Great news!!! It seems that you were right when you said that were only the tires that could be fixed.

Thanks for post it

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

Post by DanielB » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:50 pm

malethor wrote:
DanielB wrote:
The rims have a 2.2cm diameter btw, so perfectly in scale. :good:


Great news!!! It seems that you were right when you said that were only the tires that could be fixed.

Thanks for post it

No worries. :good:

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

Post by tuske427 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:09 pm

MrSmith wrote:Tbird100636, thanks for your unboxing pictures

can you tell me, can the model sit back in the box again and be put away once you have assembled the t-tops?



Yes, it can. It's packed like that to survive transit. For the price paid, nobody wants to receive damaged goods.

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

Post by CarlinL » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:39 am

Well, the SUper Elite is just amazing. It has everyting.

When will it be out for pre-order and where? - Must get this :good:

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

Post by MrSmith » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:13 am

tuske427 wrote:
MrSmith wrote:Tbird100636, thanks for your unboxing pictures

can you tell me, can the model sit back in the box again and be put away once you have assembled the t-tops?



Yes, it can. It's packed like that to survive transit. For the price paid, nobody wants to receive damaged goods.



Great, thanks.

:)

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

Post by DanielB » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:50 am

CarlinL wrote:Well, the SUper Elite is just amazing. It has everyting.

When will it be out for pre-order and where? - Must get this :good:

It's already available for pre-order at several retailers:

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodi ... er=MTBCK00

http://www.diecastlegends.com/specialis ... -1-18.html

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

Post by Skav » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:24 am

I got mine today. I bought it on Ebay. Overall, I'm pleased with the detail. There is a slight issue on one of the back wheels as there is a little gap between the tire and the spoke wheel but other than that everything looks ok. The wheels themselves look fine and much better in person. The scanner flows back nicely although I would have preferred to see the eight LED's much more clearly.

Oddly, this model has now made me think twice as to whether to purchase the Super Elite because having all of them illuminations in that tiny dashboard may not be worth it. But we'll see.

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Post by MrSmith » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:27 pm

guys, do the seats wobble around in your 1:18 KITT?

I got mine today and both front seat seem to sort of wobble around a bit



was just curious, thanks.

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Post by MrSmith » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:46 pm

Picked mine up this morning, what a beautifully detailed model
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Post by DanielB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:42 pm

Very nice. Did you release both ejector seats?

I'll be taking some photos tomorrow in my mini-studio, so I'll post up some shots alongside the RC2 Ertl version for comparison.

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

Post by MrSmith » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:46 pm

DanielB wrote:Very nice. Did you release both ejector seats?

I'll be taking some photos tomorrow in my mini-studio, so I'll post up some shots alongside the RC2 Ertl version for comparison.



yeah I ended up and worked out the seats, they are a bit....dicky, not sure how much pressure you need to put on them to push them back into place, but yeah I'll be leaving mine as is

you need a tissue handy is you will leave finger prints all over the paintwork!


it is quite simply a lovely model

-paintwork and finish.....great!
-details.....great
-overall design and model......great


I love the light up scanner, that's really cool, it fades and speeds up and is great, (you can tell I'm happy)

I like the fact they have used a thicker cardboard for the outer box, it just feels better, on other HW Elite Models the cardboard on the box is almost paper thin, which just feels cheap.


this is a lovely model, so glad I got it.

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Post by Tbird100636 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:20 am

I did notice the seats seem a bit flimsy pushing them down. You basically have to push them down evenly so they'll latch. On mine you can't really fold the driver's seat forward much before the seat pops up on it's own.

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Post by MrSmith » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:01 am

do you mean push them both down at the same time?
as mine keep popping up after awhile


I wasn't sure how firm to push on them incase I broke them

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

Post by MrSmith » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:28 am

On the HW website it says that

"Limited Edition: no more than 10,000 pieces"

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

Is this true?
It dosen't mention this being a limited edition on the box or anywhere that I can see.


thoughts?

Usually anything limited edition would be numbered or have something on the box or inside to indicate this fact.

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Post by DanielB » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:00 am

Fortunately my seats don't seem to be as sensitive as others. I wish they hadn't put ejector seats in though, it's a really silly thing to add to a collectors item. I'd much rather have had some extra details, like carpets on the floor or windows in the doors.

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Post by DiggiDiDuck » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:22 am

My ejector seats are perfect, comparing to my other problems with the paintshop. But I also think the ejector seats are unnecessary - more important would be to lean the seats more back for the 2m driver :shock: this is definately no chilling-cruising position for this car.

Is it just my opinion, that the interior color is a little to bright?

Perhabs I am starting to make some modification like the tow bar, to let the big box underneath the front disappear as good as possible. Furthermore I will try to add an additional reflektor to the scanner light in order to make the LED more visible (but this is just an idea). I also prefer to remove the black frame on the trunk hatch, but this seems to be very difficult because of the metal frame where the hatch is attached.

Any idears?

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Post by jinkazama » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:54 am

MrSmith wrote:..

Hey Mr Smith, just wanted to say i just checked out the photos you took of your hot wheels elite kitt, and they're pretty cool.If you don't mind me asking, is kitt's voice modulator the square box, or does it have the 3 lines?[i ask, because even though you took some close up photos of kitt's interior, it's still hard to tell which voice modulator it is].Cheers! :kitt:

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Post by MrSmith » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:06 pm

Its the square box, remember this model is based on the season one car


yeah its a super nice model

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

Post by imranbecks » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:21 am

Very nice! Also having to paint 3 separate lines in a tiny space within the voice modulator in 1/18 scale can be a pain which is why its just solid red instead ;-)

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Post by mvgs2011 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:40 pm

I picked mine up this afternoon. The model is very nice. Looks great!!!
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Post by mvgs2011 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:42 pm

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Post by Tbird100636 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:22 pm

MrSmith wrote:do you mean push them both down at the same time?
as mine keep popping up after awhile


I wasn't sure how firm to push on them incase I broke them

No, push each seat down evenly.

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