Between my cousin and I, we had some of the coolest 70s toys mothers could buy…and I thought a few of them would make a good edition to the Action Figure list.
Oh, just to let y’all know, I have nothing to do with the original 100 list other than being a fan.
Today I present:
Evel fuckin’ Knievel and his Stunt Cycle!
Here’s a great quote that I have no way of authenticating…but I did find it on the internet, so it must be real…right?
“Next year the Ideal Toy Company is going to make a lot of Evel Knievel toys. … One toy I’d like them to make is my own idea; I think it’s the most super toy in the world. You wind it up, it goes like a little bugger, goes across the floor, grabs this little Barbie doll, throws her on the floor, gives her a little lovin’, jumps back on the motorcycle and goes whizzing out the door screaming, ‘G.I. Joe is a faggot!’ “ — Evel Knievel
They even have a page dedicated to Evel’s various injuries! Sweet!
Oh, and here’s the VIVA KNIEVEL theme…sorry, it’s gonna’ be stuck in your head for days.
Be sure to keep watching after the song for the awesome opening orphanage scene.