NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Trans Am “KITT”

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Back in the good old days of diecast, models of TV cars were usually well-intended, but not always on par with the releases that were on the shelves around them when it came to detail and features. Hot Wheels Elite put that trend to rest with their 1:18 Ghostbusters¬†“Ecto 1″, a model that not only represented the movie ride perfectly, but did so with a full-on menu of working features, and a high-quality build, to boot. Now, the follow-up act is this high-detail, highly featured 1982 Pontiac Trans Am “KITT” – and with all the new releases this line has planned, we think the act is only just beginning.

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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