Friday, July 12 2013 23:19

Rides: The Diamond Select SUPER PURSUIT MODE K.I.T.T. from KNIGHT RIDER is finally coming...

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Addie reminded me of something the other day: "Daddy, you need to watch KNIGHT RIDER again soon." She's right, and when your almost-four-year-old points out that you haven't been watching your favorite, 31-year-old TV series in awhile, you tend to pat yourself on the back because you know you're doing parenting right. I mean, that's what I did. But, little Addie is one smart cookie - ever since G4 (is it The Esquire Network yet?) stopped airing KNIGHT RIDER in the morning, we haven't watched it. Now I'm about to break out the DVDs, because that SUPER PURSUIT MODE K.I.T.T. that I first posted about on Christmas Eve of last year is finally coming out.

The folks at Entertainment Earth have launched pre-orders for the 1:15 scale version of the iconic vehicle as seen in the series' fourth, and final season. I've always held a special place for SPM K.I.T.T., as he made his debut right here on the streets of Chicago during "a special, two-hour movie event." So let's look at Diamond Select Toys' new SPM K.I.T.T. -


Dig what you see? Click here to pre-order it... and yes, I'll make a few bucks off the sale!

The Rock Father, Daughter, and K.I.T.T.I still have yet to get the Standard 1:15 K.I.T.T. despite drooling over it quite a bit. We have the Diamond Select BACK TO THE FUTURE DeLorean Time Machine and it's fantastic. I let Addie play with it! Actually, the Volo Auto Museum (not far from Rock Father HQ) has Jay Ohrberg's SPM K.I.T.T. replica. Addie and I have been known to pay K.I.T.T. a visit on occasion.

In other KNIGHT RIDER news, a brand-new, 2013 Keepsake Ornament is arriving at Hallmark Stores this weekend - yes, K.I.T.T. will be on our Christmas tree this year - and news of the long-gestating KNIGHT RIDER movie is heating up again. The Weinstein Co. has purchased the rights to KNIGHT RIDER and has hired Brad Copeland (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, MY NAME IS EARL) to pen a script. The downside is, that guy wrote 2010's YOGI BEAR and 2007's WILD HOGS. If he doesn't work out, I'm available to do a draft of the screenplay. Just throwing that out there in case Bob or Harvey Weinstein happen to read THE ROCK FATHER. Fingers-crossed that DAVID HASSELHOFF can be involved.

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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