Saturday, December 21, 2013

Daredevil Action Christmas

It would be silly to discuss Christmas in the 1970s without talking about one of it's most popular toys. The Evel Knievel stunt set seemed like a license to print money until a certain incident (you know..bonk! bonk!) ceased it's production.

Before that though, what an evergreen this thing was.....

More Daredevil stunt goodness.
evel knievel comic book1975 evel knievel catalog1976 Evel Knievel Catalog Ideal Scare Cycles


Anonymous said...

i loved evel knievel when i was a kid,ive still got the classic bike set.i seem to remember a stunt cycle that was fired out of a shotgun type of came with a set of barrels to crash through but i remember mainly scaring our dog with it.was this an evel knievel set too?


Anonymous said...

I had the posable figure with the bike. And funny that anon above mentions his dog, because my dog had a habit of ritually slaughtering any action figure or human-shaped toy I left on the floor.
Well, he killed my Big Jim Doll, he killed the Evel Knievel doll, and he even tore up Stretch Armstrong. Which was quite a feat, because those things were hard rubber and weighed as much as a bowling ball, and he was not a big dog.
We all saw a pattern there. He was pretty neurotic, sometimes, but otherwise he was a pretty good dog. He ended up dying from a stroke at the age of thirteen.
We still miss him, and I could never bring myself to get angry at him, even when he shredded my Christmas presents.


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