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Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jinkazama » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi, folks.I just wanted to ask, has anybody heard anything about the hot wheels 1/18 karr and super elite kitt diecast cars?[general updates particulary].Cheers! :kitt: :good:

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by MrSmith » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:36 pm

The Super Duper Elite KITT is supposed to be out around June, July next year.
So I guess we woun't hear much before then.

the standard KARR is supposed to be out around the next of this year.


That's all I think we really know for now.



You may have already seen this nice video on Youtube of the Super Elite KITT


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trvk9cYXpgA

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by tuske427 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:18 am

Re: KARR.. As shown in Nuremburg there have been some detail updates to this including getting the tires radiused on the edges (looks much better), upgrading to the season 3 front end as seen later in the episode (and getting some of the curve in the fascia), adding the "season one" style layered dash pad detail (KARR retained the season one interior throughout the episode), as well as season three KARR deco, amber scanner, and voice box.

If you liked the season one KITT you will be very happy with the season three KARR.

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by MrSmith » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:28 am

tuske427 wrote:If you liked the season one KITT you will be very happy with the season three KARR.



thanks for the update,

do you have any idea when KARR will be released?

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jim010 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:46 pm

That is great news. Will super elite KITT benefit from this upgrade as well?

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by krrdr2010 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:53 pm

I can't wait to get both!!! They both Look Cool, and will go Along Great with the ERTL/Joyride Versions of KITT and KARR I have. :good: :good: :good:

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by tuske427 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:15 am

Unfortunately, I do not know the release dates. You'll have to stick to the website for that.

and yeah, the Special Edition will be even better

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by MrSmith » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:25 am

tuske427 wrote:Unfortunately, I do not know the release dates. You'll have to stick to the website for that.

and yeah, the Special Edition will be even better



thanks heaps and its great you are keeping us posted with what you know and what you can say.

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jim010 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:56 pm

Sorry to ask again, but I'm not sure my question was answered.

Is the super elite KITT benefiting from the KARR upgrades?

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by K.I.T.T Fan » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:23 am

Whats is the difference between the Hot Wheels 1/18 scale KITT and the Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt?

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by KITTfan » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:08 pm

K.I.T.T Fan wrote:Whats is the difference between the Hot Wheels 1/18 scale KITT and the Hot Wheels Super Elite Kitt?


The Super Elite appearantly will have working lights, talks with William Daniels voice while voicebox is blinking, plays Knight Rider theme, etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trvk9cYXpgA

Ordinary KITT model which is already released has the scanner light but no other electronics. I guess otherwise it's the same as Super Elite.

Does anyone know how long still before 1/43 & 1/18 KARR will be available in EU online modelshops?

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by MrSmith » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:38 pm

also

The Standard Elite 1:18 KITT had a 10,000 production run.

Super Elite is suppsed to only be limited to 1,000 pieces.


I am guessing with other Elite/Super Elite versions of HW's there will be less plastic, more metal and better details.

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by KITTfan » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:11 pm

KARR in 1/43 has become available in EU modelshops like Model Car World.de and CK-Modelcars.de for 49,95 Euros:
http://www.modelcarworld.de/relaunch/Ma ... anguage=uk
https://ck-modelcars.de/en/eur/p/15986/ ... ite/bct87/

In Modelissimo.de it's 54,95€:
https://ssl.kundenserver.de/modelissimo ... tail=59262
Toms.nl the price is 56,99€
http://www.toms.nl/article/hwmvBCT87

I was reading from toms.nl that 1/18 KARR will be available February next year:
http://www.toms.nl/article/hwmvBCT86

Can't wait February '14, gotta have the 1/43 KARR sooner :D

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by KittCARR » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:28 pm

The 1:43 KARR Elite are all over ebay as of a few weeks ago. They range from $48-$54. I'm happy they applied the silver paint over the fenders, as well as the yellow scanner and correct plate.

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by tuske427 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:56 am

KittCARR wrote:The 1:43 KARR Elite are all over ebay as of a few weeks ago. They range from $48-$54. I'm happy they applied the silver paint over the fenders, as well as the yellow scanner and correct plate.

Joey.


Both the 1:18 and 1:43 KARR received tooling modifications to be accurate to the "season 3" version. It has the season 3 front bumper with exposed foglights, amongst other revisions. (It's not just a repaint of KITT)

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jim010 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:37 pm

Sorry to ask again, but I am still unclear ...

Is the Super Elite KITT benefitting from the tooling upgrades for KARR?

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by tuske427 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:36 pm

Yes, it will be upgraded even more

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jim010 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:19 am

Excellent!

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jinkazama » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:24 pm

Hey tuske427, do you know what upgrades the super elite 1/18 KITT will be getting?[3 bar voicebox, perhaps?]Cheers!

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by tuske427 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:15 pm

Sorry, I can't divulge confidential info. However, keep your eyes peeled on the upcoming Nuremburg Toy Fair.

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jinkazama » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:14 am

Hey tuske427, when is the Nuremburg toy fair?Cheers!

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by tuske427 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:33 pm

NTF- end of January

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by KITTfan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:17 pm

Nürenberg Toy Fair is in this week :) Have seen so far only few pics from other manufacturers models shown at the Fair at scale18.com and scale143.com. Always great pleasure to see photos of upcoming models in this show & look forward for HW KARR photos as well :)

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by KITTfan » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:26 am

Finally managed to find some KARR and KITT photos from the toyfair online:
http://www.forum.mdiecast.com/gallery/i ... 8-dsc0149/

This KITT has a nice base, wondering what version is this as the base didn't come with the original 18th scale KITT, the model was just inside the styrofoam box.
http://www.forum.mdiecast.com/gallery/i ... 4-dsc0145/

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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by jim010 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:26 am

I need to see some detailed pics - especially of those tires.

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