Here is our review of the new Review: Playmobil Knight Rider K.I.T.T.
“Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.” A detective, thought to be dead, is now under a new identity. He is driven by justice and sets out to take down crime with the help of K.I.T.T., a futuristic artificially-intelligent car outfitted with high-tech gadgets and weapons.
Now K.I.T.T., the legendary wonder car from the 80s hit series Knight Rider, is making its way into the PLAYMOBIL car lineup. Just like his onscreen counterpart, PLAYMOBIL‘s K.I.T.T. is equipped with a whole range of authentic functions, such as a printer underneath the dashboard for printing out mug shots, a rotating number plate, a cord with grappling hook, pop-up headlights, and a detachable roof. K.I.T.T. features electronic sounds and lights operated by touch-feature on the vehicle’s hood. The vehicle quotes lines from the series in the original iconic K.I.T.T. voice. Certain quotes are heard with the on/off function, while others play randomly. At the same time, the iconic scanner light on the front of the vehicle lights up, and the dashboard lights flickers.
In addition to Michael Knight, the playset also includes highly-detailed accessories such as Bonnie Barstow’s computer lab and Devon Miles’ office furniture. Now, it’s time to get in the car and drive off to the next mission!
• Michael Knight, Bonnie Barstow and Devon Miles
• The vehicle interior has seats for up to 4 figures
• Detachable roof
• Rotating number plate
• Pop-up Headlights
• Includes cord with grappling hock that can be attached to the rear bumper
• Highly detailed accessories include Bonnie’s computer lab and Devon’s office furniture
With lights and sounds:
• Tapping the ventilation inlet once triggers the welcome sequence.
• Each subsequent tap activates one of six electronic feature sequences with light an sound.
• By actively switching off (press and hold) or after 60 sec. of inactivity (Auto-Power-Off), the farewell sequence is activated and all sound and light functions turn off.
What’s in the box?
The box contains K.I.T.T., Michael, Bonnie, Devon, Bonnies lab and Devons desk, stickers and instructions.
A Closer Look
Back in the 80s I was a huge fan of Knight Rider – tuning in every Thursday night to see the latest adventures of Michael and K.I.T.T. We didn’t really have many Knight Rider related toys available then, so when I saw that Playmobil were releasing something I jumped at the chance to take a look – and it would give me a good excuse to introduce my trusty nearly 6 year old assistant to the world of Knight Rider.
The box contains K.I.T.T., Michael, Devon, Bonnie and a few other things. You have to put everything together yourself (most of K.I.T.T. is pre-built for you) and put a number of stickers on.
Putting everything together was a lot of fun, although the wheels took a little while to get right, but that was probably us! K.I.T.T. also requires 2 AAA batteries (not supplied) which are easy to fit on the underside of the car.
When you press down on K.I.T.T.s bonnet there are a number of things he says – it’s very cool to hear them again! You can also take off the roof to go into Convertible mode (who remembers that season!), the headlights pop up, and you can even switch the number plate on the rear (just like in the show).
The Playmobil Knight Rider K.I.T.T. is such a fun toy to build and play with, whether you are a fan or Knight Rider of not, you will love it!
Now if Playmobil could just release an AIRWOLF toy I will be externally grateful!
The Playmobil Knight Rider K.I.T.T. is available now priced around £69.99.