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

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

Postby jinkazama » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:42 pm

Hi, folks.I just want to ask, does anybody know when the hot wheels super elite 1/18 kitt diecast model will be released? Cheers! :kittside:

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

Postby SpideyWeb » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:02 pm

I'm waiting for the longest time too. Emailed hotwheels and get no reply.
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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby CarlinL » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:55 am

I had a look at the comments on the Youtube Video. It's mostly just been delayed, but unfortunately it still doesn't tell us when this is coming out, just that it's been delayed.

Hope someone will have some concrete information soon.

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

Postby SpideyWeb » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:14 am

I emailed Hotwheels again with the hope that they will eventually reply. I am so looking forward to this model so if this is canned I will be extremely disappointed.

Has anyone any experience with emails to Hotwheels and know how their level of response is like?

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

Postby flemmo » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:50 pm

I emailed the retailer where I placed my order many months ago. They couldn't give me any information on when it will be released :-(

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

Postby SpideyWeb » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:00 am

I guess if Hotwheels is not replying, the retailers are in the same guessing game as us.
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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby KITTfan » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:26 pm

diecastcompany.nl has releasedate for it in second quarter 2015:
http://www.diecastcompany.nl/article/hwmvBCK00

Of course not sure how official or reliable that info is but it may give an idea how long it still may take to release it.

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

Postby flemmo » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:45 am

Wow. That would be a whole year later than expected :-(

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

Postby flemmo » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:57 am

I wonder if they're waiting for pre orders to reach a certain target before moving into production? But with only 2000 being produced, I'm surprised these haven't been filled.
Having said that, there are loads of sites offering pre orders, so that would suggest they're a) nowhere near their minimum target or b) Lots of unhappy pre order customers if/when this model does see the light of day.

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

Postby flemmo » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:32 pm

This website seems to be will informed. Looks like late November / early December. www.supercar1.com/catalog/index.php?mai ... ts_id=6302

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

Postby SpideyWeb » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:50 pm

flemmo wrote:This website seems to be will informed. Looks like late November / early December. http://www.supercar1.com/catalog/index. ... ts_id=6302


Thanks for the info. It's a bummer that this is delayed without further notice and we can only get updated in Nov. I am still disappointed that Hot Wheels (Mattel) does not reply to my queries at all. Not even a typical customer service reply. :x

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

Postby Lost Knight » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:21 am

SpideyWeb wrote:Thanks for the info. It's a bummer that this is delayed without further notice and we can only get updated in Nov. I am still disappointed that Hot Wheels (Mattel) does not reply to my queries at all. Not even a typical customer service reply. :x


If it's any consolation, the longer it takes to come out, the more screen-accurate it's likely to be. :good: I'd rather be annoyed at delays and have a model as accurate as possible, especially at 2,000 pieces going for $350-400.
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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby KITTfan » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:29 am

It's nothing unusual in modelcar hobby that releasedates get postponed even if they had originally a set date for release. I have seen for example Minichamps models having a releasedate, then postponed and becoming as "TBA", To Be Announced and finally released years later than original schedule.
Good thing is there's more time to save for this model, hundreds of Dollars / Euros feels at times a lot for 1/18 model but I try to remember it's much more than ordinary 18th scale model, it's the ultimate Knight Rider voicecar :)

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

Postby flemmo » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:06 am

I have my preorder with these guys:
https://www.diecastdirect.com/asp_modul ... e=HW-BCK00

They usually change the release date to the current month, every month. But now they've changed it to February 2015. So it looks like we've much longer to wait :-(

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

Postby flemmo » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:14 am

Well, after 2 months, Hot Wheels have got back to me:

"We are working on this model now and it will be available the first quarter of 2015."

So it looks like its finally happening :-)

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

Postby SpideyWeb » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:02 pm

flemmo wrote:Well, after 2 months, Hot Wheels have got back to me:

"We are working on this model now and it will be available the first quarter of 2015."

So it looks like its finally happening :-)


Just got the exact same reply after 3 months. Yeah good to know that this is still going ahead.

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

Postby jinkazama » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:06 am

I got the same reply after sending an email to them half way through October also, but at least we now know when it will be released.

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

Postby RomanticKnight » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:04 am

Too bad that the new KITT doesn't have the exact same nose as the Elite KARR does. With foglights that is

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

Postby flemmo » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:35 pm

Has the Super Elite KITT been seen in the wild then?

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

Postby Lost Knight » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:31 pm

I've already got the Elite K.A.R.R. but was holding off on K.I.T.T. until there was confirmation the Super Elite was not going to be scrapped. Going to skip the regular and go right for this one.
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Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Releas

Postby flemmo » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:15 pm

The release date is estimated as May 2015 according to diecast direct.

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

Postby jinkazama » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:07 am

Hi, folks.Hot Wheels Elite have updated their website with new pictures of the special edition 1/18 KITT, so hopefully it will be released soon!

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

Postby Knight Racer » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:46 pm

I still remember seeing this video about the special edition kitt. Felt like years ago that it would be announced for release in 2014.

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

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

Postby jinkazama » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:49 am

Hi, folks.Hot Wheels Elite have updated their website with new pictures of the special edition 1/18 KITT diecast car, so hopefully it will be released soon!

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

Postby flemmo » Tue May 12, 2015 5:29 pm

I've been checking supercar1.com regularly for a loooong time now. They post updates every time they're in contact with the Mattel rep. Apparently the super elite KITT isn't even on their production schedule yet, so don't expect it any time soon. I've had my preorder for over 2 years, so I'm starting to think it's not going to happen.

www.supercar1.com/catalog/index.php?mai ... ts_id=6302


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