Update on Diamond Select Toys 1:15 Talking Knight Rider KITT

Diamond Select Toys is getting very close to releasing their 1:15 scale KITT model, complete with light effects and working sounds! Similar to the very popular Kenner model of yore, this KITT plays through several pre-recorded phrases (activated by pressing the gas tank door, and not the license plate), but DST really steps it up by adding a working scanner and lights and sounds to the presentation. This looks to be a great product for the collector and kid alike. They'll be releasing a KITT only model this year, with a KITT and Michael variant in January.

Check out the video below for a demo on the lights and sounds, as well as their press release after the jump!

Our 1:15 scale replica of the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) from the popular TV show Knight Rider also measures 14 inches long and features working lights and sound effects from the show, including the distinctive voice of KITT as well as his famous Turbo Boost!

K.I.T.T. includes the following phrases:
- "I am K.I.T.T."
- "All systems functioning"
- "Activate Turbo Boost."
- "Michael, we are losing power."
- "Auto Cruise Mode."
- "Michael, I detect vehicles."
- "After all, we're only human."

...and these sound effects:
- Turbo Boost
- Scanner
- Revving Engine
- Start Up and Peel Out

With fully detailed moving parts, you'll find yourself wishing you could climb into it and take it for a spin! Pre-order KITT at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer. And if your KITT isn't complete without his partner, look for the exclusive Michael Knight edition at Entertainment Earth!

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DST has provided a prototype version of this model to be put up for auction at Knight Rider Reunion. Proceeds from that auction will go to benefit the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.