Scare Cycles – toys

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Scare Cycles were a 1978 set of three monster-related toys with glow-in-the-dark features created by Ideal as a horror hybrid from their hugely successful 1973 Evil Knievel cycle which had now run its course. Each “gyro powered” toy came with a Haunted House Winder to set its Scare Cycle off on its run of “wheelies, “jumps” and “stunts”.

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Ideal’s blurb explained the creepy cycle concept: “Kids will love the famous monster characters: Dracula on his Dracucycle with coffin and vampire grin, Frankenstein’s monster aboard his Frankencycle with skull handlebars and tombstone backrest, and the terrible Bone Shaker with his motorcycle hearse!”

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Nowadays, Scare Cycles can be found selling online for as much as $199 each…

Related: The Game of Jaws

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Thanks to PlaidStallions.com for some of this information

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