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Old 02-17-2005   #1
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Diecast Alert: 3rdgen T/a Is Out....

Got my 1:18 KITT car today that is just out from RC/ERTL.... and it is pretty impressive in person. The proportions look right to these eyes, and I think this will make an excellent platform for the upcoming Recaro T/A that is listed as being available in August '05 from ERTL.

There are obvious differences in this car as it represents the Knight Rider TV car and not so much the production T/A from that year. The interior is highly detailed, and the TV nose looks good to me.... the flashing red light kills me.

The only obvious body difference I notice is that the hatch is completely framed with metal instead of being an entire piece of glass as the 1:1 cars were. This is not really noticable on the black car, but would really stick out on a different color.

Still, for a first 3rdGen diecast.... it's a definite home run.



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Old 02-20-2005   #2
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Re: Diecast Alert: 3rdgen T/a Is Out....

Where did you pickup your Frankie... any good links..??
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Old 02-20-2005   #3
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Re: Diecast Alert: 3rdgen T/a Is Out....

Looks good! I like that nose! I wish they would come out with a TTA sometime soon!!
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Old 02-26-2005   #4
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Re: Diecast Alert: 3rdgen T/a Is Out....

DC, I had to get mine from eBay, as no one around me carries that line of ERTL products. The closest hobby stores are 100 miles away from me, and they did not carry it. In my area, it's Wal-Mart or nothing. In which case 95% of the time means.... nothing.

PTS, I have a possible new line on a company that the specializes in Indianapolis 500-related diecasts that I am trying to make a run on to see if there is interest in possibly getting the 1989 TTA made. They just released a 1980 Turbo T/A Indy Pace car that is very nice (except for that it has a non-standard shaker hood). Hopefully the response will be positive.
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Old 04-16-2005   #5
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Re: Diecast Alert: 3rdgen T/a Is Out....

I like it very much...being a huge KR nut like myself....looks accurate enough to be able to be used as a stunt model...LoL....just need a mini-Hasselhoff
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