And you say this with the authority of having both side-by-side to compare them and from being intimate with the 1:1? or do you base this on pictures you googled and pictures in a magazine?
We seem to have a lot of Hotwheel apologists here...
Far from it! If you read my other posts you can see that I don't apologize for Hot Wheels or any manufacturer, but at least I don't resort to bashing other models so I can feel good about my purchases.
I don't 'shop' at Exoticar (why you make this assumption?).
Why I cannot say that Hotwheels is crap?
Sourcing or finding a model is not a problem, as long as you have web access,so i don't think there's great relevance with that issue. Is $69 the regular price on the Kyosho? I haven't seen them that cheap but I have seen the Elite for 30 something. I say again, you get 80% of the car for half the price. Doing that math the Elite is better.
Usually, to have a debate two or more side need to make a point, which in my opinion, you have not. Please take the time to read my post above and point if you do not agree with any of it.
Enjoying diecasts generally! I cannot believe all the fuzz debating "Which is really the best"! The Kyosho is best, the Elite is good if you do not like the F40 enough to accept the price tag. Some of the nitpicking around models here are soon down to the level of "they use child laborers to produce the wheels", "the paint may be poisonous if the sunlight hits it in the right angle".