Toy Review: Knight Rider (Playmobil)

“Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the […]

“Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the powerless, the helpless in a world of criminals who operate above the law.

If you grew up in the 80s then you remember the show Knight Rider. If you have forgotten or weren’t around then, here’s a quick refresher:

Knight Rider is part of our pop culture history and now Playmobil has given us a great toy set to help honor this show. This set is extremely impressive. The way they have it packaged, you almost can leave if it in there, but I’m the type of guy that likes to display my toys.

It comes with the car K.I.T.T., Michael Knight, Bonnie Barstow, Devin Miles, and accessories. Talking about the figures first, they are very good interpretations of the show’s characters, but in Playmobil form. That’s very cool.

K.I.T.T. itself is really nice. There is some assembly that needs to be done but that’s really easy. It seats 2 figures when you remove the top. The dashboard looks like it jumped right out of the TV screen, including the fax machine (kids ask your parents what a fax machine is). The headlight goes up and down. In the back is a grappling hook and a license plate that rotates to show different plates. And finally and best, is the flashing light on the front and the various phrases that K.I.T.T. says. You just have to tap the hood to activate it and tap it again to turn it off:

The accessories are definitely appropriate for each character. For Bonnie, there is a high-tech mechanics setup with plenty of tools. Devon comes with his desk and phone.

This set is really cool. Obviously perfect for the adult collector, but it’s something that can be shared with your children.

Many thanks for Playmobil for send this over to us to check out!

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 50 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian originally started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well, that voice has been shared and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.