Earlier this year, I highlighted The Mattel Toy Store of Wilmot, Wisconsin in a “Rock Father Adventure” blog here on the site. It’s been a few months since we’ve made the trip, but on Friday we went back – lured in by a phone call received here at HQ about a shipment of KNIGHT RIDER Hot Wheels they’d received. While I’m still on the hunt for their basic $1 Knight Industries 2000, what the folks at The Mattel Toy Store received was something a little more special: The Special Edition K.I.T.T. that was previously offered as a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive this past July.
I’d seen these in photos and fetching inflated prices on eBay, but with the amount I saw first-hand this weekend, there should be no reason that anyone still desiring one of these should have to pay more than list price. They’re abundant, and they’re a gorgeous display piece.
In all honesty, I almost passed on getting one for myself simply because I just don’t buy a lot of things for me. With two daughters, I tend to devote resources to them, and spending $40 on a shelf-piece required some thought… and a nudge. As I’ve noted in the past, one of the best things about The Mattel Toy Store is their coupons and specials, and with a 50% Off Coupon available, I was able to pick up the SDCC “Exclusive” K.I.T.T. for $20. Yep, take that scalpers!
Packaged in a box-within-a-box, embossed with foil highlights, and displayed within a talking, light-up, acrylic display case, this 1:64 K.I.T.T. is impressive. What’s also impressive is the amount of detail present on such a small car. The photos don’t do it justice, but the dashboard is accurately detailed, and there’s even the famous California “KNIGHT” license plate!
Collectibles aside, I couldn’t take the little ones to The Mattel Toy Store without getting something for them, so we ended up with a Fisher-Price Splash Dome Sprinkler for $4.99 (was $12.99) and a Little Mommy Princess and the Potty Doll set ($19.49, was $22). The doll has not left Addie’s side in over 24 hours, and it’s the first time that I’ve ever seen a toy that features “poop” contained in a “flushable” potty. Check out the commercial below…