Hot Wheels Super Elite Batmobile FIRST LOOK

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Thanks to our amazing insider contact at Replicarz.com, we are excited to share this first look at the new Super Elite Batmobile model. We also received a factory listed breakdown of all the changes and detail upgrades we can expect to see and they are listed below. I will say that at this first glance – it looks like Hot Wheels has been paying attention to some of our ramblings! There are 25 MORE metal parts listed than on the Elite version! 35 Photo Etched parts total. Looks very promising!

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New sturdier, upscale box.

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For those of you who’ve been hankering for a great display option – how about custom cut/bent aircraft aluminum!

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Steel braided wiring and we can see they’ve painted the dash upgrades.

Many of you that ordered Elites from Replicarz now realize what a great dealer they are for diecast cars and especially the HW Batmobiles. I’ve been authorized to tell you that they still have Super Elites available for pre-orders but the quantities are limited. So if you’re interested in these – you’ve seen how some of the other diecast sealers have performed with the Elites (not so great) I would personally recommend going with Replicarz on these. Tell them you saw them on PMB!

Let the Super Elite discussion begin! HERE 

List of new upgraded parts. (NOTE: As with the Elite, this is not definitive until it’s actually in HAND. But these are directly from Mattel documentation, NOT insider heresay or speculation)

buy soma There is NO mention of lights/sound or any electronic features of any kind.
– Closed box with opening lid (as opposed to a window box)
– There is NO change listed for the body material (so probably still plastic bottom)
– Formed aluminum display base
– Black bat buckles
– Metal exhaust “collar”
– Metal exhaust “ring”
– Metal parachute cable
– Metal Siren Lighting Cover
– Metal speaker grilles
– Metal Door sill plates
– Metal rear antenna
– Metal window frames
– Metal door handles
– Painted red rockets in tubes
– PE enine plates in jet engine
– Braided steel fuel lines
– Red and blue hose fittings
– A pair of SU softgoods parachutes

– Painted batlever on dash*
– Added painted buttons on dash*
– Painted PVC seats*
(Note-  these last three items were NOT on the Elite’s list of features either as painted or unpainted, bringing up the questions – were they stuck on there last minute because they’re now using common dash parts? And are these “PVC” seats a new softer ddition or just the same as the removable ones on the Elite?)

– Hsg for top red siren?
(Note-  I don’t know what this item indicates. If anyone else wants to take a crack at what Hsg means – let me know. Handsignal? Hysterosalpingogram? Henry Strongin Goldberg? I don’t know if it’s a type of light or what.

No chrome listed but neither is it listed on the other models so there could still be more coming as well.

Want to discuss?  HERE 

  1. timmeyer

    August 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    By looking at the pictures, it looks like there will not be a leather covered base after all.

  2. Doug Switz

    August 5, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the first official photos!

    I was disappointed I couldn’t enlarge the photos (or are you letting us smell the steak before you serve it?).

    35 photo-etched parts could go pretty quick if you count each individual small part. Can’t wait to see how they used them, and the rest of your photos. I’m assuming you are at the mercy (or is it blessing) of Replicarzs right now. You going from info you’re getting from them and not an actual car, right?

  3. admin

    August 5, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Tim, you are correct. Unless that black box is leather covered?

  4. admin

    August 5, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Doug, you’re welcome. Larger versions of all the photos are on the PMB! message board. Replicarz was very gracious in sending me info. I am permitted to use all of what I received. I just didn’t have time to list all the upgrades from work today! They’re up now on the main page AND on the PMB! message board.

  5. Rob Hutton(Toronto)

    September 13, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Anyone in the Toronto area trying to hunt down the Elite check out Sheffield and Sons smoke shops in various malls in the city. I found several boxes of Elites at the Dufferin Mall store, opposite the entrance to Toys r Us.

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