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New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by PBH » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:43 pm

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MrSmith » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:23 am

Has anyone found the KARR version yet in the shops?

There has been a few on ebay, listed from Malaysia, which I assume have just walked out of the factory and being sold that way.


I have found two KITT's but no KARR yet.

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by PBH » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:27 am

MrSmith wrote:I have found two KITT's but no KARR yet.

That's because it's not out yet. It's part of the second wave from the series that should be hitting retailers within the next few weeks or so.
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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MrSmith » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:40 am

ah cheers, thanks.

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by KITTfan » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:03 am

Darn it's got the same mistakes that ERTL 1/18 KARR had, the silver paint doesn't go over the wheel wells but goes too high in the rear bumper :/

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by imranbecks » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 am

I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. Yes, for some strange reason, many companies that have done KARR tend to miss out the silver paint for the wheel wells. I'm not surprised hot wheels missed it out too. Its probably a tricky part to paint ;-)

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by imranbecks » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:25 am

Just got KARR.... Looks good but the silver paint can be improved as it looks too sloppy. Also its with a red scanner instead of amber and its the wrong license plate. A simple repaint of KITT and they lazily left out the details such as the license plate and the amber scanner....

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MrSmith » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:32 pm

woah

that's rather disappointing about the license plate


but

maybe some will have KARR on the license plate, it might be an error, just maybe

Maybe others can check theirs when they get them to see what the license plate says


But with the scanner being red we probably shouldn't hold our breath

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by imranbecks » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Yeah... It seems I somehow have an early prototype version, if not that its a rare defect... Look at this one from Mattel which is an official photo. It has the KARR license plate, but not sure if it has the amber scanner though, but I'm sure it does... >>>> http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cRoPVFL0mFU/UPxtjpvk2sI/AAAAAAAA1c4/ifkg2LOzTg8/s1600/HW0008.jpg

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by PBH » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:07 pm

imranbecks wrote:Yeah... It seems I somehow have an early prototype version, if not that its a rare defect... Look at this one from Mattel which is an official photo. It has the KARR license plate, but not sure if it has the amber scanner though, but I'm sure it does... >>>> http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cRoPVFL0mFU/UPxtjpvk2sI/AAAAAAAA1c4/ifkg2LOzTg8/s1600/HW0008.jpg

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by imranbecks » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:00 am

Took some photos of both KITT and KARR together... Looking great!

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MrSmith » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:41 pm

I asked over on the hot wheels website and it seems the KARR is supposed to have the correct license plate and scanner
so you have a dud there unfortunately

what some would call a factory error

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

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MrSmith wrote:... so you have a dud there unfortunately
what some would call a factory error

What some in the Hot Wheels community would also call valuable. Too bad it was opened.
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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by imranbecks » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:37 pm

PBH wrote:
MrSmith wrote:... so you have a dud there unfortunately
what some would call a factory error

What some in the Hot Wheels community would also call valuable. Too bad it was opened.

Haha.. Tell me about it.. Oh well..

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MR2NR » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:16 am

Didn't KARR have the red scanner in his first appearance? Heck he was even all black. Is there really no KR fans that work in Mattel's design dept :(. I hope to all Krishna that they don't do this to the Elite KARR lol.

Hey Mattel!!! GREY+AMBER=KARR or BLACK+RED=KARR. NOT GREY+RED!!! Maybe we figured out why the scanner is so hard to see in the first place.

I would find the correct plate version and the pair would be worth more than the package :).
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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MrSmith » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:41 pm

From what the HotWheels guy told me they are supposed to be amber, KARR license plate and this is an error of some sort

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by blowersho » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:33 pm

imranbecks wrote:
PBH wrote:
MrSmith wrote:... so you have a dud there unfortunately
what some would call a factory error

What some in the Hot Wheels community would also call valuable. Too bad it was opened.

Haha.. Tell me about it.. Oh well..


You definitely have a factory freak, mine has the KARR plate.

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by PBH » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:01 pm

Anyone know a reputable place to find it online?
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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by imranbecks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:22 pm

blowersho wrote:
You definitely have a factory freak, mine has the KARR plate.

How about the amber scanner? Pics please!

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by blowersho » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:57 pm

imranbecks wrote:
blowersho wrote:
You definitely have a factory freak, mine has the KARR plate.

How about the amber scanner? Pics please!


No amber scanner, it was really difficult to get a clear picture through the packaging but you should be able to make out the KARR on the plate.



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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MrSmith » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:50 am

Kind of offtopic, but this kinda goes with what I was saying about factory seconds

see this A-Team van from the Retro series, it hasn't been released yet into the shops, but for sale from Malaysia

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4909-HOT-WHE ... 2a28abf438



Notice the wheels on the van, they don't match, the rear wheel is correct, front isn't right


that's the danger in buying these from Malaysia when the models aren't out yet in the shops.



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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by PBH » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:29 am

MrSmith wrote:Kind of offtopic, but this kinda goes with what I was saying about factory seconds

see this A-Team van from the Retro series, it hasn't been released yet into the shops, but for sale from Malaysia

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4909-HOT-WHE ... 2a28abf438



Notice the wheels on the van, they don't match, the rear wheel is correct, front isn't right


that's the danger in buying these from Malaysia when the models aren't out yet in the shops.



just my opinion.

Keep in mind that stuff like this goes up in value (in some cases) higher than the mass-produced, corrected version. Buyer Beware, all the same.
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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by MrSmith » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:40 am

when you are buying these, you might just want to have a look at the rear to check the license plate,

see this KITT with KARR's license plate


(on a second thought, some people might actually like this, as the first time we saw KARR he was identical to KITT, in TRUST DOSEN'T RUST)
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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by imranbecks » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:45 am

MrSmith wrote:when you are buying these, you might just want to have a look at the rear to check the license plate,

see this KITT with KARR's license plate


(on a second thought, some people might actually like this, as the first time we saw KARR he was identical to KITT, in TRUST DOSEN'T RUST)


Haha.. Now i know where the KARR plate on mine went... It probably got mixed up with that KITT..haha

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Re: New Hot Wheels KARR

Post by Aragorn » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:53 am

Hope they release a corrected version one day. Still, that is a nice piece to have.

Got others instead of KARR, however. Unlike the ebay link, my A-Team van has matching pairs of wheels.

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