I'm not sure what prompted this toy line (which was fairly short-lived, from what I can tell). Take an Evel Knievel motorcycle, combine it with a monster figure, and you've got Scare Cycles! It was Ideal who produced both the EK toys and these, so it's possible after their EK license expired, they were looking for a way to capitalize on the technology that revved up the motorcycles...
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