Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

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Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by JJSoCrazy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:17 pm

Hey Guys,

Been a while since I posted but I got one of the first KITT models from Hotwheels (at least I think so)

Gotta tell you this car is insane!

Here are some pics and youtube video is coming!

http://s18.beta.photobucket.com/user/jj ... brary/KITT

Joe

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by JJSoCrazy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:54 pm

Full Review and Showcase:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvtq-HW-kEg

Preview:
http://youtu.be/MeUfDCA_-I4

Just a few comments:
- The seats are actually a soft texture
- It has Knight Industries under the car logo's and under the hood with KITT's Serial #
- Just plain sick model!

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by MrSmith » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:07 pm

I didn't realise this "standard" elite version had the light up scanner

I thought that was coming on the super elite

oh well

that's really great

just be careful playing with, these things easily break!


thanks for the video review

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by KITTfan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:56 am

Great review, thanks :) Now I can't wait to get mine :D The scanner off slow down effect is really nice feature.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by DiggiDiDuck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:27 am

Congratulations from my side.
Seems that it Germany they are still not available yet - or does anyone have different informations from Europe suppliers?

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by DanielB » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:08 am

Scanner looks great. It's definitely a much better model than Ertl's version. I might sell my Ertl one now.

The wheels do look very good. It's the tyres that are too square.

Regarding European release: one UK retailer has them marked as available on 25th Feb. They were shipping from Hong Kong in early January, so they'll probably be out very soon. Within the next week or so I would hope.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by Skav » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:35 am

I'm not sure but it does look like the scanner is made up of individual lights unlike the Hot Wheels test video where the scanner looked "seamless" like KI3T's.

Can you confirm this?

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by imranbecks » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:29 am

Wow! You're the first here to have it! Looks really nice and I really like how the scanner works...

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by JJSoCrazy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:29 pm

Skav wrote:I'm not sure but it does look like the scanner is made up of individual lights unlike the Hot Wheels test video where the scanner looked "seamless" like KI3T's.

Can you confirm this?


The scanner does swoosh back and forth seamlessly and has individual LED's, however if you look straight ahead at it, it doesn't look as separated where as when you look down towards it you see the individual LED's. For example look at my first video when its still in the box and you can tell.

imranbecks wrote:Wow! You're the first here to have it! Looks really nice and I really like how the scanner works...


Thanks! Yes I think I am the first. Can't wait for the Super Elite!

If you guys want another video let know!

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by knightfever » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:38 pm

:shock: Newegg has them for half the price of what I've seen everywhere else.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 0420MK8802

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by DanielB » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:52 pm

knightfever wrote::shock: Newegg has them for half the price of what I've seen everywhere else.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 0420MK8802

:good:

That's the 1:43 scale model.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by blowersho » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:46 pm

JJSoCrazy wrote:Hey Guys,

Been a while since I posted but I got one of the first KITT models from Hotwheels (at least I think so)

Gotta tell you this car is insane!

Here are some pics and youtube video is coming!

http://s18.beta.photobucket.com/user/jj ... brary/KITT

Joe


Congratulations JJSoCrazy, looks like Hotwheels did an excellent job.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by imranbecks » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:41 pm

I can't wait till I get my hands on this!!!!

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by knightfever » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:46 am

Oops. Sorry about that. I was looking between helping customers. I should have looked at the ad closer before posting. :oops:

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by KITTfan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:15 pm

Just noticed the 1/43 KITT has become available at Modelcarworld.de :) Price there is 59,95 Euros.
http://www.modelcarworld.de/relaunch/sh ... anguage=uk
I'll wait until the 1/18th KITT is also available and order both at the same time to save in shipping costs.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by KittCARR » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:20 pm

Ebay has the 1/43 Kitt Elite much cheaper. Found mine for $54 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321067927038?ru ... 26_rdc%3D1

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by DanielB » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:23 pm

The US listings do seem much cheaper than the prices we'll be paying in Europe. The problem for us on this side of the pond is that any saving will be cancelled out once you've paid the inevitable customs charge and associated handling fee.

Anybody in the market for an RC2 Ertl 1:18 first edition with orange fog lamps and silver base?

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by KittCARR » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:03 pm

Same goes for me. I'm in Canada, so whether I purchase from the USA or Hong Kong, I still have to pay shipping charges and potential import fees, although I will admit shipping to Canada, besides shipping within the US, seems to be much cheaper than overseas, and our import fees aren't that high, in most cases we don't pay anything at all.

Still seems like its worth it, because whether you purchase from big bad toy store or entertainment earth, they are priced from $65.99, plus $18-$28 to ship, and heaven forbid it ships with UPS, you may have to empty your wallet to pay for any duties charges :x .

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by blowersho » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:25 pm

KittCARR wrote:Same goes for me. I'm in Canada, so whether I purchase from the USA or Hong Kong, I still have to pay shipping charges and potential import fees, although I will admit shipping to Canada, besides shipping within the US, seems to be much cheaper than overseas, and our import fees aren't that high, in most cases we don't pay anything at all.

Still seems like its worth it, because whether you purchase from big bad toy store or entertainment earth, they are priced from $65.99, plus $18-$28 to ship, and heaven forbid it ships with UPS, you may have to empty your wallet to pay for any duties charges :x .

Joey.


I ordered mine from Hong Kong and actually saved about $50 because they are offering free shipping. I've purchased a few items from Japan as well and the shipping is very reasonable, usually about the same or sometimes cheaper than from the States. Entertainment Earths charges to Canada are outrageous, Ebay is the way too go when it comes to buying from the States, shipping charges are within reason.

For example, on Ebay right now you can get the 1/43 scale KITT for $46 which is $20 below the Entertainment Earth price and the shipping is only $12. Can't beat that, I will be ordering that one soon.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by blowersho » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:17 pm

Here are a few comparison shots of the old Ertl with the new Hotwheels.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by DanielB » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:02 am

It really does look much, much better. The tail end seems much neater with the flat light lens and an improved licence plate.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by imranbecks » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:56 am

Wow... Can't compare... The ERTL one looks good for its time, but the Hot Wheels KITT looks so much better, a lot better. Also, I didn't realize how bad the ERTL wheels looked, its totally wrong. Hot Wheels got the look of it just about right except for the tires..

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by Skav » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:02 pm

imranbecks wrote:Wow... Can't compare... The ERTL one looks good for its time, but the Hot Wheels KITT looks so much better, a lot better. Also, I didn't realize how bad the ERTL wheels looked, its totally wrong. Hot Wheels got the look of it just about right except for the tires..


The wheels do look ugly on the ERTL but applying a little bit of black paint between the spokes makes them look a lot better. Apart from the wheels, I still think the ERTL stands up pretty good to be honest! But I'm not one for nitpicking model cars.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by andy-kitt » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Everybody is moaning about the wheels on the H/W version, but in that comparison shot you can see the ERTL was low profile tyres which weren't around back in 1982. Even things like the side marker lamps, door mirrors, high rear spoiler are all things I didn't notice were wrong on the ERTL until I saw the comparison pictures.

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Re: Got my Hotwheels Elite KITT!

Post by imranbecks » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:07 pm

Indeed... At the end of the day, the overall look of the Elite car looks so much better than Ertl's KITT.. They got the proportions really accurate and the interior looks impressive, just like how it looked in the show, and i'm not talking about just the dash :-)

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