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#1 OFFLINE   Justinpkw

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:21 AM

Hot Wheels Elite has been on a roll recently with great models such as the various 458 versions, FF, and the 599 GTO. Now, they have continued that trend with the F12 Berlinetta.

I had to go back to the hobby shop today, as it had a defect with the driver's side door, which was not flush with the body. Thankfully, an exchange was possible, and now I have an F12 which is (mostly) defect free :D
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In general, I am very satisfied with the F12, and will probably go for the Foundation version in Grey when it is released. :drool5:


Here's a small review of the model:

Things I like:
- Wheels and Brakes.
- Paintwork.
- Detail in the engine bay and undercarriage.

Things I don't like:
Nothing much, really.

Here are some pictures, apologies if some of them are a little out of focus.

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Wheels and Brakes
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Interior
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Engine Bay
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Rear Compartment
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Some detail shots:
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Thanks for looking!  :occasion14:

Edited by Justinpkw, 07 March 2013 - 09:10 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   Ted the Mechanic

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

Beautiful Justinpkw !

I have the yellow HWE version and I already have a HWF dark grey version on pre-order ;-)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:34 AM

hmmm, actually does'nt look bad Justin, when I saw the first pic in the "What did you buy today" post with the defect on the door, I thought to myself what the hell, how can this go through their QC, glad to see that you got it replaced and this one does look a whole lot better, I'm still considering which color to go for :nice:
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#4 OFFLINE   Justinpkw

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

View PostTed the Mechanic, on 07 March 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

Beautiful Justinpkw !

I have the yellow HWE version and I already have a HWF dark grey version on pre-order ;-)
Thanks! Yellow looks pretty sweet on the F12, I'd spray the rims gunmetal grey if I had one :P
I wonder when the HWF version will be released though, hope it's soon  :hope:

View Postmikum, on 07 March 2013 - 08:34 AM, said:

hmmm, actually does'nt look bad Justin, when I saw the first pic in the "What did you buy today" post with the defect on the door, I thought to myself what the hell, how can this go through their QC, glad to see that you got it replaced and this one does look a whole lot better, I'm still considering which color to go for :nice:
Thanks! At the hobby shop, there was another F12 with a similiar defect, although it was not so obvious. But still, for the price point, it's an unacceptable defect.
IMO, all the colors for the F12 look great, you won't go wrong with any color  :wavetowel2:
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

The shop where I have my dark grey HWF F12 on pre-order says around june 2013.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Justin!  I am looking forward to this release more than anything else planned for 2013!
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

great add!!! great pics as well!!!!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

Looks great...thanks for posting.

Looking forward to getting one in red...though I really like the dark blue.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

View PostTed the Mechanic, on 07 March 2013 - 08:51 AM, said:

The shop where I have my dark grey HWF F12 on pre-order says around june 2013.
I see, can't wait then! :D

View PostAutobahn, on 07 March 2013 - 09:16 AM, said:

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Justin!  I am looking forward to this release more than anything else planned for 2013!
Thanks for looking, glad it was of use!
This was one of my most anticipated releases at the start of the year, you definitely won't be dissapointed with it.  :occasion14:

View Postmach504, on 07 March 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

great add!!! great pics as well!!!!
Thanks!

View PostGavin, on 07 March 2013 - 09:41 AM, said:

Looks great...thanks for posting.

Looking forward to getting one in red...though I really like the dark blue.
Thanks! Blue looks really good, but red would be "the one" for me, since it has color-coded brake calipers.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:23 AM

Thanks for sharing . Looks good .
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

This model looks good.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

nice!thanks for sharing

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

This one looks great, I think I may get the yellow one. Thanks for the pics :)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:39 AM

Looks awesome, very impressed with this, just goes to show how far hot wheels have gone from a few years ago.
The wheels and interior are particularly well done.
Congrats on the add and thanks for sharing
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

thanks for the pictures. I plan to buy too, but I am not in a hurry. what about the Ferrari horse at the front and back, are they laser cut? do you have Elite 458 Italia? you can compare. In the pictures they look like plastic.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

Looks great Justin! Hot Wheels, indeed, has come a long way. And very happy you got to exchange out the defective one. You are luckier than most members in having access to a local hobby shop.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

Looks awesome!  Especially the interior!  Congrats on the add!
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for the pics but one area I'm not too happy with is the engine bay. When I saw it at Silverstone it was my favourite part of the car, it was surrounded in carbon. Here is a pic I took

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Now the HWE one is just black plastic! Unless the carbon is an option and not fitted as standard??

Edited by rac3r, 07 March 2013 - 04:56 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:58 PM

it is indeed an option ;D

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

Ahh fair enough, I will allow HWE on that one then haha
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

Great addition Jus. Still waiting for mine to arrive.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

Great add to your collection.   I had to look at mine quickly and see if it has the defect on the door.   Thankfully mine is alright.   I am satisfied with this model.  
I had to paint the side sills on the bottom from black to red to match the color overall.    It came out ok.  I'm happy with the result.
Thanks for sharing your photos and review.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Thanks for the comments guys, glad this was of help to you.  :occasion14:

View Postistanbul_motors, on 07 March 2013 - 01:22 PM, said:

thanks for the pictures. I plan to buy too, but I am not in a hurry. what about the Ferrari horse at the front and back, are they laser cut? do you have Elite 458 Italia? you can compare. In the pictures they look like plastic.
The Ferrari logos on the front and back are photo-etched parts, although the rear badge on mine might be a little crooked.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

Great review. I'm completely torn between the red and yellow. :gaah:
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

Thanks for posting the photos!  Looks very nice.  Just curious, are the interior floors carpet or plastic?




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