Playmobil Knight Rider is coming in 2022 | Source: Playmobil/The Toy Book

Playmobil is taking a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.

Timed with the 40th anniversary of NBCUniversal’s Knight Rider next year, Playmobil took to social media to tease the unmistakable form of the 1982 Pontiac Trans Am that was made famous as the Knight Industries Two Thousand, best known as KITT.

Knight Rider aired for four seasons on NBC from 1982-1986 and starred David Hasselhoff as 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.”

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During the original series run, Knight Rider was a licensing juggernaut that spawned a host of toys and games from many of the top players in the industry at the time, including Kenner, Ertl, Coleco, and more. In recent years, Knight Rider products have been produced by a variety of licensees, including Diamond Select Toys, Jada Toys, Mattel, and Super7.

While the details have yet to be revealed, Playmobil has teased three figures that will come with KITT next year. All signs point to the trio as Michael Knight, Devon Miles, and Bonnie Barstow, core characters throughout the show.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.