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#4605709 - 08/12/22 01:11 AM Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle  
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I'm amazed at how many videos of this toy are out there. Pure 70's.









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They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know.""

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#4605711 - 08/12/22 01:18 AM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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I had one of these. I didn't have all the fancy ramp props though. Very cool.

EDIT: I also didn't have this... frown

Vintage 1974 Evel Knievel Canyon Sky Cycle with Energizer Playset, Ideal Toys - Snake River Jump


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The sun is in the east
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Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4605712 - 08/12/22 01:24 AM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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I wanted one of those Knievel cycles so bad when I was a kid. Lol, maybe now too. biggrin


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#4605713 - 08/12/22 01:31 AM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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The number I found is that they had $125 million in 1970's dollars in sales on his toys. Whoever thought of the idea was a genius. I wanted one too, but we were too poor. Luckily we had a spoiled kid on our black that all the cool toys. We wore that thing out. I remember winding it up so hard and accidentally scrapping your knuckles on the cement. Blood everywhere, put you didn't care. I definitely remember putting fire crackers on it, and lighting them just before release. We were typical boys. Blow everything up or shoot it with a B B gun. Sorry, I'm getting nostalgic tonight.

I've gone down a rabbit hole.


Last edited by LB4LB; 08/12/22 01:35 AM.

"When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know.""

Rudyard Kipling


#4605717 - 08/12/22 02:13 AM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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Originally Posted by LB4LB
I wanted one too, but we were too poor.


Not to turn this into a poor contest smile , but my toys were usually purchased at a yard sale (before Goodwills) or purchased/traded from my own neighborhood spoiled kids.

Old habits are hard to break ($10.00 Goodwill purchase...works perfectly except it needs electrical plug for force feedback)... driving

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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4605794 - 08/12/22 01:48 PM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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I've fallen back down that rabbit hole. I forgot how much merchandise this guys pedaled. Almost as much as Gene Simmons.


Last edited by LB4LB; 08/12/22 01:48 PM.

"When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know.""

Rudyard Kipling


#4605795 - 08/12/22 01:50 PM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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On a related note, I remember reading somewhere that he had more than 50 broken bone incidents during his career. Crazy.


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#4605798 - 08/12/22 02:25 PM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Originally Posted by LB4LB
I wanted one too, but we were too poor.


Not to turn this into a poor contest smile , but my toys were usually purchased at a yard sale (before Goodwills) or purchased/traded from my own neighborhood spoiled kids.

Old habits are hard to break ($10.00 Goodwill purchase...works perfectly except it needs electrical plug for force feedback)... driving


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I had that Evil Knievel toy.
Who remembers the Smash Up Derby toy ?

#4605914 - 08/14/22 07:30 AM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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I never had one but some of my friends did and we played with those things like crazy.

They had a pretty substantial flywheel, so if you got the thing really spinning and your finger got in the wrong place the rear wheel would grab your skin and give you a hell of a pinch!

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Highest grossing toy sales here in the UK too after he attempted to jump over 13 London buses at Wembley Stadium, London. He failed to clear the final bus during his 1975 bid and crashed in front 90,000 people. He fractured his pelvis and a hand, but walked out of the stadium after thanking the crowd!



#4605979 - 08/14/22 10:06 PM Re: Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle [Re: LB4LB]  
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Boy I remember the Evil Knievel toys! That thing was awesome.
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All of those toys in that era that had the gyro power were cool as heck, rev them up and they would shoot off.

I also was lucky enough to see Evil do a live jump and also the Snake River Canyon jump on live closed circuit at a movie theater..
The 70s were great times to grow up in.

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Originally Posted by Tarnsman

The 70s were great times to grow up in.




Yup. Star Wars (movie and toys), Speed Racer, Starblazers, Looney Tunes, The Muppet Show, etc. All of that stuff is etched in my childhood memories.


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