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Old 07-14-2014, 08:53 AM
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The 458 Italia was made in 5 different versions through the Elite range. They made Rosso Corsa, Nero Stelatto and Giallo Tristrati. Then they made Alonso's white one and more recently the China car.
The red went crazy in price not long after it was released and then became impossible to find. Now, if you can find one for sale, they reach $400 at times.
The Giallo Tristrati is just as hard to find, but stays just a touch cheaper.
The black one you can still find and they go for about $150-200.
The Alonso car was available until recently, but now it has disappeared too.
The China car is readily available and you can get it for under $100 delivered.
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Thanks... I picked up a red non-elite, when there were no red elites to be had... Wasn't happy about it, but I wasn't about to drop 200+ on a super elite (or more for a regular elite, possibly) - Still, it seems bizarre to me that the regular elite in red sold out and isn't fairly available on the secondary market - I've never heard of that happening before (but has since happened with the red test version of the F40 Competizione, it seems)
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:29 PM
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somewhat related - This afternoon I saw the first couple of Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 LaFerrari's popping up on the ebay. One seller with zero feedback from China (probably with a factory connection) and another in California (opening pre-orders for the end of August)

I didn't order either, as I've got a handful of sellers I prefer to use, but good to see them getting closer to be released in to the wild... I've had an open spot in my display case for over a year now.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:38 AM
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Just heads up guys... I found this info on the Replicarz website in regards to the recent Ferrari Mattel/hotweels diecast rummors and here's the latest you should know... Bummer!!!

"Any 2014 releases will be produced and released within the next six months. This includes
the 1:18 LaFerrari and the 312 T2 Nicki Lauda. But any models that had already been designated as 2015 releases have all been cancelled". This includes:

BLY36 Elite 1:18 Ferrari California T – Red
BLY37 Elite 1:18 Ferrari California T – Colour #2
BLY38 Elite 1:18 Ferrari California T – Colour #3
BLY41 Elite 1:18 Ferrari F1 2014 as Driven by F. Alonso
BLY48 Elite 1:43 Ferrari California T – Red
BLY49 Elite 1:43 Ferrari California T – Colour #2
BLY50 Elite 1:43 Ferrari California T – Colour #3
BLY55 Heritage 1:18 Ferrari 458 Speciale – Red
BLY56 Heritage 1:18 Ferrari 458 Speciale - White
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:00 PM
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Just heads up guys... I found this info on the Replicarz website in regards to the recent Ferrari Mattel/hotweels diecast rummors and here's the latest you should know... Bummer!!!

"Any 2014 releases will be produced and released within the next six months. This includes
the 1:18 LaFerrari and the 312 T2 Nicki Lauda. But any models that had already been designated as 2015 releases have all been cancelled". This includes:

BLY36 Elite 1:18 Ferrari California T – Red
BLY37 Elite 1:18 Ferrari California T – Colour #2
BLY38 Elite 1:18 Ferrari California T – Colour #3
BLY41 Elite 1:18 Ferrari F1 2014 as Driven by F. Alonso
BLY48 Elite 1:43 Ferrari California T – Red
BLY49 Elite 1:43 Ferrari California T – Colour #2
BLY50 Elite 1:43 Ferrari California T – Colour #3
BLY55 Heritage 1:18 Ferrari 458 Speciale – Red
BLY56 Heritage 1:18 Ferrari 458 Speciale - White
What's so bummer about that? Basically the only thing that dropped was the California T. The Speciale in foundation guize would have sucked anyway, so who cares. They are still making the Elite, which even at a 50% premium compared to previous releases, still would be a third of the price of a MR and twice as good.
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I haven't bought a model car in a long time. I might need to pick up a 1:18 elite speciale f12 and laferrari before it is too late.

By the way, I have a red elite 458 coupe I got it when they first came out.
It is just sitting on display out of the box.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:40 PM
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What's so bummer about that? Basically the only thing that dropped was the California T. The Speciale in foundation guize would have sucked anyway, so who cares. They are still making the Elite, which even at a 50% premium compared to previous releases, still would be a third of the price of a MR and twice as good.
Well it's a bummer for me... the only thing I wanted was the Elite 1:18 Ferrari F1 2014 from that list... I know most of you will say that the car is ugly and sucked on performance but regardless I wanted it for my F1 collection...
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:45 PM
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Also forgot to mentioned... anyone planning to buy the 1:18 312 T2 Lauda's car? I saw the release photos and wasn't too thrilled about it... anyway I have three Exotos with tons more detail and bought them when they were like $350 each, yep back in the day so I'll pass the Elite verson...
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:31 PM
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I have pre ordered the 312t2 and the la ferrari in the elite series,
I ordered them in January of this year,so hopefully should get themi in October.
Each cost €135.00 p+p? better be worth the wait.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:20 PM
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Also forgot to mentioned... anyone planning to buy the 1:18 312 T2 Lauda's car? I saw the release photos and wasn't too thrilled about it... anyway I have three Exotos with tons more detail and bought them when they were like $350 each, yep back in the day so I'll pass the Elite verson...
I've got the Exoto but I'm thinking of buying the HW anyway. I've always thought the rear spoiler on the Exoto looked a bit out of place, too high and too far back. The HW seems to have a better looking spoiler (as raced at Monaco).
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:22 PM
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What do you guys think of the 1:18 GT2 Launch Version in the Elite and Super Elite versions?

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This are amazing modesl for the price. I have the elite Af corse and love the car, easily on pair with Kyosho and many autoart...to me it΄s simply the best model hotwheels ever made. The diference in price between the elite and the super elite it's a complete ripoff.
There is nothing to justify it, other than a diferente base and packaging and a couple of minor details....i would only buy the super elite with 50% off.....anyway, as i said they are probably mattel best efford yet, and an amazing model....i prefer my cars liveryed and also i believe the presentation gt2 had the yellow headlamps and shields, just like the af corse version. I think you shoud definitly buy one, you won't be desapointed, especially considering you can get one for less than 100 bucks...
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If a license expires, does production have to stop immediately, or is there som sort of transitional period? I wonder what will happen with the 1/18 scale 312 T2 they were supposed to release.
All good must be sold 45-90 days (depending on agreement) from the expiration so you adjust your manufacturing cycle to that
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All good must be sold 45-90 days (depending on agreement) from the expiration so you adjust your manufacturing cycle to that
Thanks. Sold as in, sold in the stores, or sold by HW to the stores?
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:18 AM
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I've got the Exoto but I'm thinking of buying the HW anyway. I've always thought the rear spoiler on the Exoto looked a bit out of place, too high and too far back. The HW seems to have a better looking spoiler (as raced at Monaco).
I noticed that the rear spoiler changes a lot from various models, even in 1//43, i believe it probably depended on the race....i didn't check period pictures but probably they changed it forwards or backwords depending on the circuit...
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Thanks. Sold as in, sold in the stores, or sold by HW to the stores?
I went thru the route of several stores, that usually yield some single card Ferraris.

NOT a single ONE!

I found two 5 pack sets, that was it.

Lots of Lambos, Ducati, etc.

NO singles of Ferraris.......I has a sad...
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360 pewter 1/43 ltd press model

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Model. Called them but not much help. Was given out to the press at the intro of the model thanks
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Has anyone have a recent update on what's going on with Hotwheels? I thought they're going to release the LaFerrari before Christmas?
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:54 PM
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Has anyone have a recent update on what's going on with Hotwheels? I thought they're going to release the LaFerrari before Christmas?
I am interested, too. I have collected some of the higher end ones, but always collected the two basic 1:43 F1 cars each year (1999-2013). I have not seen anything on the 2014 cars, so this series may be done.

They are still releasing Ferrari basic $1.00 1:64 cars in 2015, listing a new 599 and a 599XX.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:21 PM
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They just anounced they will release the f14t, both in 1/18 and 1/43, with both drivers, but only in the normal series, no elite version anounced yet. As for the la Ferrari, seems it will start leaving the factory next week, so it should be here for cristhmas...
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