Cool sets, but they seem a bit pricey.
"Do you believe, you believe in magic?
'Cos I believe, I believe that I do,
Yes, I can see I believe that it's magic
If your mission is magic your love will shine true."
I've been hesitating on getting this set and I'm a big Evel fan. I was a little discouraged when they just recycled Evel and his set. I didn't know he came with the cape. Robbies winder is blue, most pics I have seen are black..?..
I may just have to get this set now.
It appears Robbie is the same as the 70's, only with 5 O'clock shadow.
No, Robbie did not come with a set, he just came boxed.
Hardygirl... Did this set come in a special colorfull box like the first set, or just a plain jane white box like the cars and cycle set?
Last edited by Lynn TXP 0369; Nov 20, '07 at 10:12 AM.
I'm a huge Evel toy fan also. I've collected the vintage toys for years and have been buying the reissues from Poof-Slinky also. I bought the signature set (dragster, funny car, cycle) last year but was disappointed that it came in a plain white box. I had visions of a full-color litho box like the Super Stunt cycle with a huge window to show off all the vehicles.
I've heard that this set is also packed in a plain white box. I'd love to know if this is the case, also.
I think that Poof-Slinky is really missing the boat by not releasing these sets in a more nostalgic fashion. IMO, instead of trying to appeal to kids with flashy packaging (in the case of the cycle sets), they should be trying to appeal to us "old kids" with packaging that recreates the packages from the seventies. Are these things even available at retail for kids to buy, anyway? Hasbro is doing this with their vintage 12" Gi Joe re-releases and they look fantastic. For the most part, it really feels like you are holding a vintage package when you pick one up.
I was also a bit disappointed to see that they were charging $100 (now $80) for, essentially, 2 stunt cycle sets that one can get for $18 apiece at kbtoys.com when they are in stock. I think that BacktoBasics is really overcharging for this set...yet, I want one anyway and may cave in at some point.
Also, one question...is it Robbie's signature on the Robbie's cycle tank or Evels?
Last edited by Delusional B; Nov 20, '07 at 7:12 PM.
Robbies I believe.