Hot Wheels Elite Cult Classics Collection: BTTF Time Machine, Ecto-1A & K.I.T.T.
March 11, 2013

 Mattel posted the following information this past week about their Hot Wheels Elite Cult Classics line:

Toy Fans,Want to own top Hollywood rides? The Cult Classics Collection from Hot Wheels Elite features the most iconic vehicles from the world of entertainment! From a car that travels through time, to one that catches criminals, to one that goes  after ghosts, these are the top action vehicles from hit movies and TV shows. We might never drive any of them in real life, but Hot Wheels Elite has captured each of these stars in amazing detail … and they’re heading your way, ready to take top billing in your collection!
The Cult Classics CollectionHWBTTF1The Back To The Future™ Time Machine that rolls off Doc Brown’s van at the Twin Pines Mall is one of Doc Brown’s greatest achievements! This is the vehicle that transports Marty McFly to the past, then back to the future, then back to a different future. This 1:43 scale vehicle features incredible details, including hand painting on the body, windows, and interior and engine parts; hand spraying and tampo printing for front and rear light details; photo etched wipers; in-molded detailed wheels; a customized license plate and much more!

HWEcto1The Ecto-1A was a 1959 Cadillac professional ambulance converted into the famous Ecto-1 for the 1984 Ghostbusters™ film. Getting a parking spot in Manhattan might be hard, but getting rid of ghosts was a piece of cake for the tenacious team of ectoplasm exterminators… they relied on their vehicle to get them where the ghosties were hiding and haunting. They also liked making a big entrance! This Ecto-1A in 1:43 scale is white with a matte black interior. It features hand painted detailing on the body and roof, hand spray and tampo detailing, free moving wheels with rubber tires, and many other details!

The Ecto-1A in 1:18 scale features even more amazing details including four opening side doors; an opening hood and trunk; steering; a detailed engine; detailed wheels; hand assembled roof rack; removable gurney and new interior details!

HWKITT1The K.I.T.T “Knight Industries Two Thousand” from the smash hit TV show Knight Rider was the first smart car. Private eye Michael Knight relied on his customized 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am, essentially a supercomputer on wheels, to give him intel on the bad guys and get him out of tight spots. What he didn’t count on was a car with a real personality and a wicked sense of humor! The sleek K.I.T.T “Knight Industries Two Thousand” in 1:43 scale features a shiny black exterior, a tin colored interior, wheels with in-molded details, and 59 areas with hand-painted and tampo detailing!

The K.I.T.T “Knight Industries Two Thousand” in 1:18 scale features a working electronic LED scanner, pop-up headlights; opening doors and engine hood (to reveal the Knight Industries turbo jet engine with modified afterburners); lift-up and removable T-tops; ejector driver and passenger seats; fold-down rear seat; opening rear hatch; rotating license plate function that reveals an alternate plate; and working steering and underside chassis. Also includes rocket boosters, smoke screen, flamethrower and grappling hook!

All five of these iconic vehicles from the Cult Classics Collection from Hot Wheels Elite have started shipping. For more information, visit and get ready to catch a wild ride with a Hollywood superstar!


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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