Reviews & hands-on

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    Hands-on: Scalextric RCS Race Control System review (video)

    By 21 January 2014

    Scalextric has been around for a while, but the company has used the London Toy Fair 2014 to introduce the first 1:32 scale slot car Race Control System that will let you use a Bluetooth-enabled device to wirelessly create and manage races. Scalextric...

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    Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego

    By 24 January 2013

    Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby Set: that's the Scalextric set your kids are going to most want later in the year, so make a note of it now so you are prepared. Launched at the London Toy Fair this week, the Scalextric Quick Build set will, says...

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    Scalextric Digital Platinum pictures and hands-on

    By 26 March 2012

    It comes with six cars, features more than 8.5m of track and costs £499.99, and we just couldn't resist having a play with the new Digital Platinum from Scalextric. So that's what we did - with a few beers and some pizza, of course. Out of the box and...

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    Amazon's top toy tips for Christmas 2011

    By 21 July 2011

    Like Hamleys, Microsoft, Hasbro, Currys/PC World and John Lewis before it, Amazon has held its Christmas in July event, showcasing all the gifts that it believes will not look out of place in Santa's bulging sack come the end of the year. And while there...

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    Scalextric Powerslide - EXCLUSIVE review

    By 10 May 2005

    Taking Japan by storm, Drift Racing basically involves driving a car around a corner sideways. The more you do so in the race the more points you earn, and just like something out of the latest video game, it’s a sight to be believed. Realising that...

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    Scalextic Sport World - First Look review

    By 2 March 2005

    Scalextric has jumped head first into the 21st century with its latest product. Pocket-lint was given the chance to have a play of a new set that its makers Hornby is hoping will take not only the world of slot car racing by storm but the become this...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Scalextric Sports Digital review

    By 8 December 2004

    “Get ready for some fast and furious racing action! Scalextric Sport Digital brings the fresh excitement of overtaking to this world famous racing game and allows up to six cars to race on the same lane at the same time” That’s the opening statement...