Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

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Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by kitt1 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:50 am

The Diamond Select Knight Rider Michael Knight 8-Inch Action Figure has been cancelled. My guess is because it looks NOTHING like Hasselhoff and they were getting complaints from fans.

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by Knight Racer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:32 am

The height is completely off. His head looks more like Luke Duke from dukes of hazard or the starsky and hutch guy.

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by Deveo » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:56 am

He looks more like that guy from an se3 episode I believe, who drove a light blue sedan with a fork on it in order to kill Michael.

No, this is one I'm glad to see cancelled.
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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by crazy4lambo » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:02 pm

Yes, it look nothing like him
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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by krrdr2010 » Mon May 06, 2013 5:14 pm

I'm glad they cancelled it. It doesn' t look like the Hoff at all. :!: :!:

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by Matthew » Tue May 07, 2013 2:26 am

You know, I think it looks more like Jim Rockford than Michael Knight.

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by sheltonw3 » Tue May 07, 2013 2:41 am

It looke more like this guy>> Image
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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by Matthew » Tue May 07, 2013 1:58 pm

It's official, Robert Barone stars as Diamond Select's Michael Knight; a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless and the powerless, in a world of overbearing parents who adore their other son more. :good:

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by apollyon2012 » Tue May 07, 2013 5:10 pm

here's the reason diamond gave me on twitter why the 8" michael was cancelled. sometimes the best way to find out an answer is simply ask rather than speculate.

apollyon ‏@apollyon2012 20 Apr
@CollectDST why was michael knight cancelled?



Diamond Select Toys‏@CollectDST22 Apr
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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by DSTZach » Mon May 13, 2013 9:19 am

I'm genuinely sorry it was cancelled, because I think everyone here would have been impressed by the final product. Our prototype heads rarely resemble the final heads, since we have to take into account the materials that will be used (shrinkage, base color, etc.), but it looks like in this case people just didn't like what they saw. Although I didn't see any complaints on our Facebook page or in the Ask DST inbox.

The low sales could have been equally due to the scale, since the retro 8" format is not one that is embraced by all fandoms or all retailers, and we also had no KITT planned at that scale. Still, we thought it would have been a cool KR collectible, and I personally regret not doing more to promote the solicitation. Its cancellation isn't something to celebrate, really.

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by sheltonw3 » Tue May 14, 2013 4:58 am

I've worked retail for 23 years and if there is anything I know for sure, it's "Presentation", that doll was the worst in a long time since the Korgy K.I.T.T. came out, if it does not appeal to any ones taste, it's gonna bomb out!

Plus nobody is ever gonna buy a doll either, if it was a updated version of the Kenner's Michael Knight action figure, that would have sold, but most fans I come across are more a fan of the car than the show, or are sticklers for wanting accuracy in the analiest of manners!...the car is not bad but the rims look like crap and the dash is too rounded, and the exterior panels at the nose are too generic for my taste.
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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by DSTZach » Tue May 14, 2013 9:59 am

You're right, KR fans are often sticklers for detail. They may even have Star Trek fans beat out for that. I won't get into the whole discussion of compromising accuracy to make an affordable series of toys, but I will say that if you haven't played with the electronic KITT (or the Minimates KITT, SPM KITT and KARR, for that matter) for accuracy reasons, you're missing out, because they're a lot of fun.

And we could definitely work on our presentation. That prototype was still in development, and was going to be further refined, but we wanted to get it out there to gather orders (we pre-solicit 6-12 months in advance) and gauge interest. I think we learned a lesson, but it's still a shame.

But it was definitely an action figure, not a doll. Under that outfit was one of the most highly poseable 8" bodies ever made. (Again, presentation.)

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by AppleMacri1980 » Tue May 14, 2013 3:51 pm

i liked the joke about how it looks like Robert Barone then David.

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Re: Diamond Select Michael Knight 8" Figure Cancelled

Post by sheltonw3 » Wed May 15, 2013 1:14 am

AppleMacri1980 wrote:i liked the joke about how it looks like Robert Barone then David.

It really does look like him!...that poor action figure looks so depressed! :lol:
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