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

  • Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego
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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...

  • James Bond 007 Skyfall cars revealed with official Scalextric set
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    James Bond 007 Skyfall cars revealed with official Scalextric set

    By 13 April 2012

    If you could combine two of your most favourite things in the world, what would be the outcome? Charlize Theron on a camping trip to Bognor Regis? Simon Cowell's head and a blender, perhaps? Surely James Bond Scalextric has to be up there somewhere. And...

  • Scalextric Digital Platinum pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Scalextric Star Wars Death Star Attack: Force powered slot car racing
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    Scalextric Star Wars Death Star Attack: Force powered slot car racing

    By 24 January 2012

    Are you a Star Wars fan? Like Scalextric? Then Hornby has the ultimate set for you coming later in the year - Star Wars Scalextric. Yep, that's right, the two biggest toy brands of your childhood will be coming together in glorious 3D (a tie-in with the...

  • Amazon's top toy tips for Christmas 2011
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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...

  • Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops
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    Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops

    By 15 July 2011

    With the imminent release of Pixar's latest movie, Cars 2, it comes as no surprise that stores are being crammed with related branded and themed merchandise. There's Cars 2 lunchboxes, Cars 2 sticker books, Cars 2 pyjamas and Jimmy and Alan Carr both...

  • Hornby goes London 2012 Olympics mad with Scalextric Team GB Track Cycling Set
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    Hornby goes London 2012 Olympics mad with Scalextric Team GB Track Cycling Set

    By 26 January 2011

    Hornby, maker of both Scalextric and its eponymous toy train line, has signed up with the London 2012 Olympics for a range of officially-licensed products in stores now and coming over the next few months. Firstly, the company has created a specially...

  • 12 Days of Christmas: Scalextric Digital Pro GT
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    12 Days of Christmas: Scalextric Digital Pro GT

    By 8 December 2010

    On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Eight Scalextric cars a-driving. Which was a top present as we may have gotten a bit older, but you can never grow out of a spot of slot car racing. Even if they whizz off at every corner, because...

  • Scalextric gets serious with Digital Pro GT
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    Scalextric gets serious with Digital Pro GT

    By 16 September 2010

    There are certain things you never grow out of... Fizzy drinks. Sherbet Dib Dabs. A great episode of Tom and Jerry. Wearing a baby grow at bed time. Er... One of those things, certainly for most chaps (and some chapettes) is Scalextric. It is, quite frankly,...

  • Scalextric planning Toy Story set
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    Scalextric planning Toy Story set

    By 23 April 2010

    Toy racing car manufacturer Scalextric has just dropped us some good news for any fans of Disney-Pixar's Toy Story franchise. It's planning a 1:64 scale set based on the movies. The cars in the set feature Buzz Lightyear and Woody the Cowboy, recreating...

  • Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt
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    Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

    By 3 August 2009

    Scalextric, we're sure, has a special place in many a gadget-lover's heart with fond memories of glorious victories over various family members. Setting up the track could sometimes be a bit of a chore, checking the metal pins underneath for dodgy connections...

  • Scalextric signs The Stig
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    Scalextric signs The Stig

    By 30 January 2008

    You'll soon be able to challenge The Stig in your living room thanks to a deal signed with the BBC and Scalextric. The company famous for its slot-car racing tracks will be bringing Top Gear's "Powerlaps" to toy shop near you in march. The set will come...

  • James Bond coming to Scalextric
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    James Bond coming to Scalextric

    By 30 January 2008

    James Bond is coming to a Scalextric track near you from October, the slot-car maker has announced. Launching a month before the latest instalment of the James Bond Series, racers will be able to hurtle around the track in Bond's DBS as featured in "Casino...

  • Scalextric launches Micro Transformers set
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    Scalextric launches Micro Transformers set

    By 12 June 2007

    With the UK release of the first-ever live-action Transformers film only weeks away on 27th July, Scalextric is launching a new Transformers Micro set. The officially licensed Micro Scalextric set will let fans continue the epic battle of good versus...

  • Scalextric launch Street Pursuit Drift Set
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    Scalextric launch Street Pursuit Drift Set

    By 2 February 2007

    Scalextric impressed by the take up of its Drift set, Powerslide, that allows you to drift race in a figure of eight has announced that it is launching a new set called Street Pursuit. In the new set, which is based on the company's classic 1:32 scale...

  • Scalextric to launch Transformers the Movie race set
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    Scalextric to launch Transformers the Movie race set

    By 24 January 2007

    Scalextric is to launch a Transformers set in conjunction with the new movie Pocket-lint has learned. Given behind the scenes access to see a clay prototype the new set, will be based on the company's Micro 64:1 set rather than the 31:1 scale. The set...

  • Scalextric adds realism with new Digital range
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    Scalextric adds realism with new Digital range

    By 8 September 2006

    Scalextric has upgraded its range for the 21st century and has introduced the new Digital set range, which adds all new features and opportunities to customise racing. Because of the new digital technology, four cars can race at any one time, and are...

  • Scalextric cars to have their own rally, Slot Rally GB
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    Scalextric cars to have their own rally, Slot Rally GB

    By 4 August 2006

    The uber boys toy now has it’s own dedicated event - Slot Rally GB. Supported by Toyota and the National Slots car Collectors Club (NSCC), the rally will run - just like a real one - over multiple stages, on different surfaces and under strict time...

  • Scalextric Powerslide - EXCLUSIVE review
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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...

  • Scalextic Sport World - First Look review
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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...

  • Scalextric Sports Digital review
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    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...