When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby SpideyWeb » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:09 am

I just emailed Hot Wheels again. I am really crossing my fingers that this model will be released. I was told that it would be out Q1 this year and we are now into Q3 and no news heard (none from SDCC?).

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby SpideyWeb » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 am

To be honest I really can't wait. But since now I have moved to Scandinavia, I am not sure where I can buy this at a decent price.

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby flemmo » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:08 pm

Bad news folks. Mattel have scrapped the talking super elite KITT according to www.supercar1.com/catalog/index.php?mai ... ts_id=6302

That's nearly 3 years wasted waiting for it! Not a happy bunny right now.

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby Lost Knight » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:33 pm

flemmo wrote:Bad news folks. Mattel have scrapped the talking super elite KITT according to http://www.supercar1.com/catalog/index. ... ts_id=6302

That's nearly 3 years wasted waiting for it! Not a happy bunny right now.


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I've been holding off purchasing the regular Elite K.I.T.T. waiting for this version. No way I was going to double dip. Oh, well, at least I've owned the Elite K.A.R.R. all this time...
“Gimme maximum turbo thrust and blast me outta here, will ya!?”
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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby KITTfan » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:45 am

I wish there was some official announcement at Hotwheels Elite website if it's canceled or not but there's no mention of cancellation at the KITT page:
http://www.hotwheels-elite.com/model-ca ... ousand.php
Nothing in the news section either:
http://www.hotwheels-elite.com/70/news.php

There's other online modelshops which are hinting about Mattel Heritage version of KITT coming next:
http://www.modellauto18.de/kitt-knight- ... 15109.html
http://www.diecastcompany.nl/article/hwmvBLY60

I'm still hoping the Super Elite KITT would be released at some point.

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby mvgs2011 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:22 pm

Working light is fantastic. But They could make a body more accurate too.
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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby DanielB » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:06 am

KITTfan wrote:There's other online modelshops which are hinting about Mattel Heritage version of KITT coming next:

Heritage version has started hitting some of the eBay sellers in North America. Heavily cut down from the Elite - it only has opening doors and T-Tops. Hood, trunk, headlamps all sealed shut, no red light in the nose, many of the dashboard buttons are left unpainted, no Knight logo on the steering wheel etc. Does have the slightly improved tyres from KARR though.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOTWHEELS-BLY60-1-18-1982-PONTIAC-FIREBIRD-TRANS-AM-K-I-T-T-KNIGHT-RIDER-NEW-/331753794144?hash=item4d3e112a60:g:-IwAAOSwoydWnXgh

I've seen nothing to suggest the Super Elite has been cancelled - all the big retailers still list it for pre-order. In two weeks the annual Nuremberg Toy Fair is on, which might give us some clues, although from memory, Hot Wheels Elite weren't exhibiting there last year after they lost the Ferrari licence.

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby Knight Racer » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:43 pm

With all these weird gadgets, you think they'd give you a radio.

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby blowersho » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:52 pm

This "Heritage" model seems totally pointless, why even even make it?

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby DanielB » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:33 am

blowersho wrote:This "Heritage" model seems totally pointless, why even even make it?

Money, is the simple answer.

Releasing models at different price tags with different levels of detail means there's a release for every collector's budget, it allows them maximum return on the same basic moulds and that in turn means they also get the biggest return on their investment for the film and TV car licences, which I dare say aren't cheap.

They've already released 'Heritage' versions of both the A-Team van and the Ghostbusters Ecto1, which seemingly have sold very well, and I've lost track of the number of variations they've released of the 1989 and 1966 Batmobiles, which must surely be approaching double figures.

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby jup » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:09 am

Anyone notice that this entry has nearly eleven thousand views? I didn't even think the site had a hundred viewers, these days. Spam bots, me ponders.

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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby Knight Racer » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:41 pm

Speaking of spam bots, Sony has programmed some great ones to boost the ratings for the new ghostbusters movie. They give great comments since everyone else seems to have negative reviews on the new trailer.


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