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Today we journey back to 1973 to witness the birth of one of the hottest toys of the 1970's the Ideal Evel Knievel line (http://www.plaidstallions.com/evel/index.html)! If you you were a child in the mid seventies there was no way you weren't aware of this toy.
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Jun 22, '07, 10:04 AM
I had both that one and the chick in pink :grin:
Earth 2 Chris
Jun 22, '07, 10:08 AM
The EK stunt cycle may very well the greatest TOY ever made. Sure the figure was feminie looking, and a bendy. BUT for sheer enjoyment, there is nothing quite like cranking up that "energizer" and letting Evel fly across tile floor and up a homemade cardboard box ramp. And if he landed without crashing, that was just iceing on the cake.
I had the stunt cycle as a kid, and my parents got me the Playing Mantis reissue when it came out. I still get it out and reve it up now and then.
Jun 22, '07, 5:21 PM
God did I love this hours and hours of fun with this and I even had the extra outfits...This is one of My Grails
Jun 22, '07, 5:39 PM
God how I loved that toy. It was virtually indestructible. Of course, it inspired me and my friends to jump our bikes over crude plywood ramps .. and right over the handlebars.
Jun 22, '07, 5:56 PM
The EK stunt cycle may very well the greatest TOY ever made.
Exactly. Don't get me wrong, I loves me Megos of course, but I'd have to say that the EK cycle was the greatest toy that actually did something. I have very fond memories of the thing......
Jun 22, '07, 7:30 PM
Hey! I posted on this a couple of months ago!
Lynn TXP 0369
Jun 23, '07, 4:19 PM
Did someone say VIVA Knievel??
I Love the movie!! I Love the toys!!
I only had a chopper without the energizer and one EK with white suit and one red race suit EK figure growing up. It was a pain haveing to push the chopper on the ground to rev it up, my mom would never buy me the energizer for it.
It was always a treat to use my buddies so I could make it go right.
Here is some of my EK collection. This is a very old pic of my collection. Some toys I nolonger have and some them are new ones.
I've got a bunch of boxed ones now. I also have almost all the new EK toy reissues todate as well.
This is my second love to Megos and AT Gi-joes!
Jun 23, '07, 5:02 PM
Whoa Lynn! That's an awesome collection. Do you ever play w/ any of that stuff? Since you like Megos, and AT GIJoes and EK, you and I would have totally been friends as kids. What the heck? We could be friends now!:grin:
Lynn TXP 0369
Jun 23, '07, 5:37 PM
:smiley1: Yeah, we would have been good friends! My buddies used to have a ball with this stuff. Yes, we could be friends now.. :biggrin:
I'll play with my EK toys when I first get them, that is a must, but after that not so much.
Aug 10, '07, 1:39 PM
I heard that the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle was THE TOY of the 70's....I would have to agree...:grin:
That's an awesome EK collection! :flagwaver:
Aug 10, '07, 5:37 PM
thats cool lynne. i bought the reissue a couple years ago of evil and his bike like the first pciture.
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