Diecast Models 1:18

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Monster Dave, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Monster Dave

    Monster Dave Sr Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I collect famous TV/Movie 1:18 scale diecast cars. I'm posting up this thread asking for some input.

    The proverbial pinacle of my collection (would be) the new Elite Hotwheels A-Team van as seen below:

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    The problem is that it's got a $100 price tag and I've got some issues with it fundamentally from the pics that I've seen.

    My biggest concern is the seemingly horrible placement of the visor as seen here:

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    Comparing the two pics above makes me wonder how many are messed-up (if not all). The first pic is from a Toy Fair so of course it looks perfect. But has anyone online here purchased one and seen that the visor really is misplaced like that?? If so, has anyone been able to remove it and preposition it without damaging the overall finish of the paint?

    I hate to drop $100 and have to do a repair strait out of the box...but I doubt Hot Wheels has plans for an Ultra Elite version with the errors corrected and the side door able to open....

    Thanks all! I appreciate the input!
     
  2. DS Operative

    DS Operative Well-Known Member

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    I've got several 1:18 TV & Movie diecast cars too, but unfortunately I can't help you with this one. Good luck though!
     
  3. Monster Dave

    Monster Dave Sr Member

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    Thanks - this will be number 35 if I get it. I find it hard to believe though that no on here has one!!
     
  4. gyoung2993

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    I have the special edition General Lee ,very expensive,I might add, I have the Knight Rider K.I.T.T. , BTTF 2 delorean , 2000 Camaro ,the Battmobile ,and that would look great to add to my collection ,dont have one ....but considering it now....
     
  5. Monster Dave

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    I'm at the love it or leave it point in my decision making. Odds are that I still must have it, regardless of the flaws.

    That being said, I'll be * if HW comes out with an Ultra Elite model right after I buy mine!! I'll have to post some pics of my collection - it's quite a sight!
     
  6. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    i also collect 1.18 movie cars , i decided no on that a team van as its got too many problems for the high price

    i dont mind tearing down a $29.99 and making mods and repainting it but thats just too expensive

    bugs me the top is gloss grey when the real one is a gunmetal colour , i also think the wheels are somehow wrong as the real sits really well on them but these look skinny /gawky
     
  7. docbrown2015

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    1:18 diecast looking sweet!!
     
  8. MML

    MML Well-Known Member

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    Awww yeah. Been waiting on updates about this.
     
  9. docbrown2015

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    Yeah same here, I hope the HoverBoard is included.
     

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