The 1970s may well have been the decade that taste forgot but it was peppered with all-American heroes: from the Six Million Dollar Man and Vegas-era Elvis to Fonzie, Muhammad Ali and Burt Reynolds. But for lovers of derring-do, there was only one idol worth worshipping: Evel Knievel.
Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set
Whether he was plummeting down a canyon, careering headfirst into the side of Caesar's Palace, or going for a burton whilst attempting to leap over a load of London buses, our bourbon-soaked hero managed to generate more column inches than any other accident-prone stuntman in history.
Super Stunt Set motorcycle
But the main thing Evel Knievel will be remembered for is the ludicrously popular toy bearing his name. This gloriously entertaining stunt cycle single-handedly saved the ailing 70s toy industry and eventually grossed over $350 million dollars. Not bad for a wind-up bike with a bendy figure sitting on it!
Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set: Accessories
And now you can recreate those wonder years with these re-issued classics. The Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set and the Evel Knievel Super Stunt Cycle have been made using the original 70s moulds. The memories will come flooding back the second you start cranking the energiser. Evel's incredibly sturdy stunt bike still shoots down staircases, whizzes along corridors and scares the living daylights out of cats and dogs. It also allows you to perform the frankly insane stunts Evel made famous over 30 years ago - including wheelies, jumps, flips and wince-inducing wipe-outs.
Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set: Turn the handle to launch
Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set: Smash it up!
The Evel Knievel Stunt Set includes a posable Evel Knievel figure with removable helmet, motorcycle, energizer, adjustable ramps, simulated hoop of fire, 14-piece brick wall and various accessories. What's more, each set is that the Evel Knievel Stunt Set is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity and background booklet.
Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set: Certificate of authenticity
Even if you've never heard of Evel Knievel (and if you haven't, how's life on Mars?) you'll be totally hooked by these classic playthings. Because just like the good old days, watching Evel come a cropper is half the fun. So what are you waiting for? Hit "Buy" before global Evelmania strikes again. Vroom vroom!
Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set: 56 page Evel Knievel booklet