Who is Jerry Patrick you ask? Well, he’s just a nerd with a little too much time and money on his hand who wisely uses both to create replicas of famous cars from movies and television that include Herbie the Love Bug, KITT, the Mystery Machine, and Tim Burton’s version of the Batmobile. Well done sir, and could I persuade you to throw your talents behind a replica of Condorman’s Nova Sterling?
Hot Wheels has announced the the old school Cylon Raider will join their boatload of retro TV and movie vehicles which includes K.I.T.T. & K.A.R.R., the Ecto 1, the Mystery Machine, a time traveling DeLorean, the Bandit’s 1977 Pontiac Firebird, Stroker Ace’s T-Bird Stock Car, T.C.’s Island Hopper helicopter, Cameron Frye’s Ferrari 250 California, and more. The 1978 Cylon Raider will make its debut a this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
[via Toy News International]
At $340 it certainly isn’t cheap, but this die cast 1:18 scale Knight Rider K.I.T.T. (with voicebox, sound effects, a light-up sensor, and removable T-roof) looks pretty cool.
Diamond Select Toys is releasing a new series of 1:15-scale replicas that includes Knight Industries Two Thousand. KITT includes seven of the car’s famous phrases (done by the original voice actor William Daniels) from Knight Rider as well as the sound effects for Turbo Boost and KITT’s scanner. Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for their exclusive version of the car complete with a (rather goofy looking) Michael Knight action figure for the low, low price of $60.
Minimates has created a vehicles for both KITT (with Super-Pursuit Mode and Michael Knight) and KARR (which includes Garth) from the 1980s TV classic Knight Rider starring Daivd Hasselhoff as “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.”