Friday, June 22, 2007

Viva Knievel!


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! If you you were a child in the mid seventies there was no way you weren't aware of this toy.


Coming Next Week: Plaidstallions jumps forward to 1982

6 comments:

chunky B said...

Once again you have brought back great memories! I had the stunt bike set and the scramble van set, priceless!

I've even tossed around the idea of of picking up one of the reproductions on this site:

http://www.backtobasicstoys.com/item/productid/6270

Swinebread said...

I had that... and I played with until it broke!

rob! said...

did ANY kid born between 1965 and 1975 NOT have this?

Jon Busey-Hunt said...

I had one, and I didn't even like motorcycles!

Paula said...

My brother Tommy could not contain his curiosity about the anatomical correctness of his Evel Knievel, so he used a pair of scissors to cut off Evel's jumpsuit (it was sewn on so cutting it was the only way to get it off). In case you guys are curious, too, Evel was wearing underpants that were GLUED on. And there was no sign of a bulge.

DAG said...

The scramble van was sweet. Best used at the top of a staircase so when you you were fortunate enough to actually HIT the ramp (about one in 20 times!) you got real air...and a good scolding from mom for dinging up the wall(s) at the base of the stairs. Good Times.

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