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Mike77
Aug 9, '13, 11:34 PM
Does anyone think or know if the new 8" Evel figure coming out can be used with the old Ideal stunt cycle from the 70s? The new figure is only an inch bigger than its Ideal counterpart but is probably heavier. Did anyone ever use their Megos with the Ideal cycle and if so, we're they successful?

Thanks!

DaBillmann
Aug 10, '13, 2:15 AM
I seem to recall using the cycle with my megos, but can't remember how well it worked. I have this vague image of feet dragging on the ground.

Starroid Raiders Dagon
Aug 10, '13, 2:46 AM
I remember putting a Team America head on a Mego and using their bike. Probably a few clear twist-ties could keep him in place. I thought you could pick the set with winding station up cheap but I didn't see any "cheap" ones on Ebay. :/
This what it looked like and I had the Marauder' chopper as well
http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/ebay/images/2013/330871548345.jpg

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/8/6/4/3/8/webimg/675239983_tp.jpg

MIB41
Aug 11, '13, 9:49 AM
I'm wondering if the Big Jim cycles won't be nice substitutes on the 12 inch versions? I like these figures. I hope they come out in time for Christmas. I got my first stunt cycle set from Ideal on Christmas. So that would make for a nice nostalgic moment to re-experience.

jwyblejr
Aug 11, '13, 1:22 PM
If I had one of the newer re-issuses,I'd check.

Earth 2 Chris
Aug 11, '13, 4:47 PM
I think it will probably look a little small...but that didn't stop me from putting Megos on my Ideal bike back in the day.

Chris

torgospizza
Aug 11, '13, 5:52 PM
I'm wondering if the Big Jim cycles won't be nice substitutes on the 12 inch versions?

New-Ray (http://www.newrayusa.com/index.php?link=product&productline=22&b_id=0&s_id=3218) has some pretty sweet 1/6 bikes. You might check them out. They also have a couple military bikes that would look awesome with Captain America.

powersthatbe
Aug 11, '13, 7:48 PM
I used to use the ideal bike with cap America and rubber band the shield to the handlebars(like the reb brown movie) a store that sells older toys has the playing mantis Evel stunt set for fifty bucks might bite on it closer to when the Evel figure comes out.

MIB41
Aug 11, '13, 8:00 PM
New-Ray (http://www.newrayusa.com/index.php?link=product&productline=22&b_id=0&s_id=3218) has some pretty sweet 1/6 bikes. You might check them out. They also have a couple military bikes that would look awesome with Captain America.

NICE! Thanks for the link! Those would really look great with the 12 inch Evel. Good prices too! I think that may very well be the way I go. Very cool.

mego73
Aug 11, '13, 11:57 PM
It is a bit underside but remember that a catalog made their own Mego Fonzie bike exclusive by using the mold of Evel Knievel's chopper (molded in darker colors and without the friction moter)

Bionicfanboy66
Aug 12, '13, 3:56 AM
That may have been either Sears or Wards.

Chris
Aug 12, '13, 6:44 AM
Evel's Ideal bike is too small for Megos. I found a really nice 1:9 scale bike on Evilbay.