Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

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

Post by imranbecks » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:00 am

I'm looking forward to getting KARR!

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

Post by apollyon2012 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:07 pm

I pre ordered that bad boy the end of December and have been checking everyday hoping to see new information or seeing if it was released yet.

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

Post by tuske427 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:09 am

jim010 wrote:I need to see some detailed pics - especially of those tires.


The tires are the improved ones- same as used on the KARR.

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

Post by tuske427 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:15 am

KITTfan wrote: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/


That model is another prototype of the Special Edition. Though you can't see it in those pics- this one again has the electronics inside it. Similar to last year- this has working headlights/ foglights/ taillights/ interior, as well as sound f/x and speech. This model improves over last years as the electronics are inside KITT (last years they were inside the trailer and wired to KITT- making it non removable from the trailer) This one is removable and the base is used to recharge KITT.

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

Post by MrSmith » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:20 pm

will the trailer, or a version of the trailer be a part of the final shipped super KITT?


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Post by tuske427 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:44 pm

It'll be like it was shown at NTF this year

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Post by PBH » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:25 am

Any news on the release date yet?
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Post by DanielB » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:14 pm

PBH wrote:Any news on the release date yet?

Hot Wheels Elite tweeted to say that they shipped from the factory about a month a go (16th Feb to be precise).

From memory it's normally 4-6 weeks after that they start to arrive at retailers (in Europe at least), so they should be due in the next week or two I'd imagine.

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Post by PBH » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:22 pm

Any word on the release yet? Seems to be taking it's time to hit retailers.
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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by blowersho » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:01 am

PBH wrote:Any word on the release yet? Seems to be taking it's time to hit retailers.


KARR is available now, KITT's release date is this month.

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

Post by apollyon2012 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:58 pm

i checked my tracking # from ups on my KARR. he should be at my house tomorrow. i'll be making a video of him shortly after i get out of work or on saturday. :karr:

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

Post by jinkazama » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:51 pm

Hey Blowerso, you mentioned that the 1/18 hot wheels elite KARR is available now, and that KITT will be released this month.Did you mean the super elite 1/18 KITT?Cheers!

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Post by blowersho » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:46 pm

jinkazama wrote:Hey Blowerso, you mentioned that the 1/18 hot wheels elite KARR is available now, and that KITT will be released this month.Did you mean the super elite 1/18 KITT?Cheers!


The Super Elite KITT is also due out this month according to Entertainment Earth but they have been saying that since February.

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Post by Skav » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:07 pm



Two of the bottom pictures are wrong when you see the link.

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

Post by Lost Knight » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:42 pm

Wow. Wow. Wow. Awesome to see those little details being given attention on these models, like the silver wheel wells and the rear bumper being black at the top. Looking great.
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Re: Hot Wheels 1/18 Elite Karr/Super Elite Kitt

Post by KITTfan » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:01 am

Finally received my KARR today and must say it looks absolutely awesome :D
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Headlight opening mechanism has been updated, I also love the updated tyres, they look great. Batteries seems to be low on power so scanner was a bit dim:
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Extra set of T-tops, on purpose or by mistake? Tried the extra one on my KITT's passenger side which haven't been sit flush but it didn't sit much better than the original one. Still cool to have them if one pair goes lost or broken :good:
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Excellent model this :karr: 8)

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

Post by jim010 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:38 am

Tires look much better, even if too skinny.

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

Post by flemmo » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:26 pm

When is the KITT coming out? It was supposed to be June but looking like August at the earliest!

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

Post by RomanticKnight » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:57 pm

Forgive me if this is old news, but I gotta say that it seems like a real challenge to get batteries back in for the scanner to work. Does anybody else have this problem?

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

Post by icudodo » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:28 am

I bought the 1/18 Elite Karr from a third party seller on Amazon.

I also have the Kitt model, but this one is missing the zip tie that hold the hood & trunk, and it doesn't the protective pad that was in back seat.

I'm just wondering if this is normal ?

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

Post by Lost Knight » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:23 am

Just got my K.A.R.R. in the mail tonight. Overall, awesome model with amazing detail. Took a bit to figure out that he has to be unscrewed from the styrofoam and the T-tops can be a bit tricky to snap in at first. The wheels seem perfectly fine to me—they even have the Pontiac logos just like the Aoshima models! Very pleased with the fog light placement and even for the fact that there's fog lights at all.

My one and only grievance? The scanner. It's AMBER/ORANGE, NOT YELLOW!!!!!!!!! The trail effect is absolutely awesome, if only it weren't only visible from a top view. It shouldn't be blurred. It should show each individual bulb head-on with the trail effect. Close enough.
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Post by tuske427 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:08 am

The Special Edition KITT is still coming. and should be soon. Seriously.

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

Post by jup » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:33 pm

I punched in the name of this thread into ebay and this listing came back for KITT...right along with a half dozen or so KARR's.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOT-WHEELS-ELIT ... 234af6ce15

Now, my mind can't help but wonder if Ben Heck (electronic's modification guy on YouTube) were to get his hands on one of these...what he could do. Perhaps, micro LCD's on the dash to make it come alive? Tiny drive motor to make it 'Vrooom' across the shop floor? Remote mike for voice?

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

Post by DanielB » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:38 am

New shots of the Super Elite on the Hot Wheels Elite website:

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