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

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:09 am
by SpideyWeb
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?).

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

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:40 am
by Warpspeed

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

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 am
by SpideyWeb
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.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:08 pm
by flemmo
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.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:33 pm
by Lost Knight
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.


:evil:

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...

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

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:45 am
by KITTfan
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.

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

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:22 pm
by mvgs2011
Working light is fantastic. But They could make a body more accurate too.
:kitt2: :good:

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

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:06 am
by DanielB
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:43 pm
by Knight Racer
With all these weird gadgets, you think they'd give you a radio.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:52 pm
by blowersho
This "Heritage" model seems totally pointless, why even even make it?

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

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:33 am
by DanielB
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.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:16 am
by Warpspeed

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

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:09 am
by jup
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.

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

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:41 pm
by Knight Racer
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:40 pm
by tuske427
Sadly, the Super Elite KITT, and a few other products, never got produced. A small run of pre-production samples were made and that's as close as it got. The vendor went out of business, and it appears that someone is now selling those unfinished pieces straight out of China. you can see them here:

https://www.tmall.com/mlist/regular_Z8u ... &wh_page=1

I wouldn't buy them... you'd be buying stolen goods. just sharing the link so you can see them

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

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:48 pm
by MR2NR
Coming up on Ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Wheels-Sup ... 1438.l2649

Looks like the backseat is gone and you get a base. Are these prototypes then? I wonder if Mattel just sold these to this company? Ill be asking my Mattel guys about this also.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:59 am
by jup
I can dare to dream of what it might be like to totally build a scale model Kitt. Not sure how small one could go. But, I'd 3D print as much as possible. Throw in a Raspberry Pi (or some other micro chip computer) to run the thing. Drive motors and gears for forward/backward motion. A stepper motor for steering. Maybe some basic sensors and programming for it to self drive. I think a Pi could handle MP3's to give it show quality clips to talk with. Really reaching might even be a voice interface for some base level programming interaction. Dare to dream, indeed.