Star Wars Hot Wheels Elite: let's give them a thread of their own!

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So... is this line dead? None of the anouncements of further X-Wings came through, and I do not see any news on this line. It is a real pity - speaking of vehicles, this was the most promising new line in years. :(
Not dead, SEL, just limping along at a very relaxed rate. Did you see these images on FB recently ? They're starting to become avaiable on Ebay

 
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Not dead, SEL, just limping along at a very relaxed rate. Did you see these images on FB recently ? They're starting to become avaiable on Ebay

Thanks for the update, boris! Are those recent pictures? Now that we have box-shots, I think they may eventually be released, yes!

Where did you get the pics from? Hot Wheels directly, or some FB-group?

Anyway, this is quite good news, although I really hope for new ships insted of just repaints/variations.
 
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Not to be a Debbie Downer, but here I go anyway.

I think I'm at the point where I am tired of the constant repeats when it comes to these types of releases. I know that companies have to go with what is popular, but I just don't see a need for X-Wing/TIE fighter #1000.

Maybe something not released at this size, or not something released in the "modern" era (last 25 years).
 
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No, I'm with you SP. It's just all the same old subjects again and again. I'd actually consider a purchase if there was a single new ship in there, like say, some capital ships perhaps?
 
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Is that Tie Fighter even any different than the OT one they did already? Is it just 1 new casting that they did?

To me a Y-wing and a Tie Interceptor would have been the next logical choice. Then maybe start going into the A-wings, B-wings, Tie Bomber etc. Even a snow speeder would be cool.

Heck, I'd prefer prequel starfighters over any ST stuff. Or maybe one of those nice shiny chrome Naboo ships would be really awesome.
 
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Even though I am fan of these and started this thread, those mere repaints are not a good restart for the line. It has tons of potential, but from what I see, those are really just repaints, released at the already steep price.

It feels as Hot Wheels is doing the Hasbro-thing, not understanding what the fans expect, and then wondering why those are turning into shelfwarmers, with probably discounts in just 4 weeks out. This is when I may add them to my collection then.
 
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I agree with all the above comments, lack of range will kill the line. As EM has learnt, the more ships you make, the more people will buy
 
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EM = Eaglemoss - Star Trek Starships Collecton.
This is the yardstick / flagship line by which other lines should be measured against IMO.

Despite being a YUGE fan of TIE-Fighters, I also feel too many companies producing Star Wars diecast vehicles are playing it safe and squandering the license - as well as producing the same vehicles over and over again, ad nausium.


Someone needs to produce:

- more SW capital ships - period.

- starships from the Disney era movies that are new and unique, beyond copious FO TIEs, yet another Milennium Falcon, Resistance x-Wings (the list is exhaustive). So many TFAs, TLJ, Rogue One and Solo vehicles begging to be made!

- more unproduced starships from existing mediums (Clone Wars, Rebels, The Resistance, etc).

my two cents... a
 
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That’s disappointing to hear! Micromachines, Black Series Titaniums, Disneystore diecast vehicles, and now Hot Wheels Elite vehicles.

The list of faltering diecast SW vehicle lines is growing larger by the month/year...

ps: apologies for my bad spelling / a... on the end of my last sentence (bad phone day!)
 
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That’s disappointing to hear! Micromachines, Black Series Titaniums, Disneystore diecast vehicles, and now Hot Wheels Elite vehicles.

The list of faltering diecast SW vehicle lines is growing larger by the month/year...

ps: apologies for my bad spelling / a... on the end of my last sentence (bad phone day!)
I agree - that would be a pity. Still I am confident that if done right, a line like that may pick up. Disney did a lot right, but the availability was too limited. Hot Wheels did a lot right, but the price was too high and the range too limited.

I will always love my full set of DeAgostinis, although smaller in scale. If they would anounce a re-run with newer ships, I'd pay a fortune for the subscription.

The normal Hot Wheels just don't do the job for me.
 
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I agree - that would be a pity. Still I am confident that if done right, a line like that may pick up. Disney did a lot right, but the availability was too limited. Hot Wheels did a lot right, but the price was too high and the range too limited.

I will always love my full set of DeAgostinis, although smaller in scale. If they would anounce a re-run with newer ships, I'd pay a fortune for the subscription.

The normal Hot Wheels just don't do the job for me.
I was listening to Matt Fox on Galaxy of Toys podcast and he referred to how toy companys launch a new line, and lose patience 3 or 4 items in so you always get the most common designs. Same thing here - the elites arrived 2 years late, when the audience and moved on and have walked away after just scratching the surface. On a positive point, at least there's a finite number to hunt but it's another shame in the history of toy spaceship shames
 
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I agree - that would be a pity. Still I am confident that if done right, a line like that may pick up. Disney did a lot right, but the availability was too limited. Hot Wheels did a lot right, but the price was too high and the range too limited.

I will always love my full set of DeAgostinis, although smaller in scale. If they would anounce a re-run with newer ships, I'd pay a fortune for the subscription.

The normal Hot Wheels just don't do the job for me.
I even like the non-diecast Disney stuff. I have Poe's X-wing and Falcon (Solo movie) and I think they're kinda cool. Personally, if I'm going to display it on a shelf I really don't care about metal content or not as long as the detail is there.
 
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Hmmm - why does the First Order TIE Fighter lack the distinctive red mark?

Seems like a massive oversight.

Regardless, RIP the Elite line
 
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