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Scalextric Arc Track Day set brings the iPad control to racing

Scalextric Arc Track Day set brings the iPad control to racing

By Stuart Miles

As traditional toys continue to feel the pressure of not only games consoles but iPads as well, toy makers like Scalextric are having to up their game when it comes to appealing to players young and old.Scalextric's take is to introduce not only Bluetooth... Read more

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

By Andy Robertson

Gadget toys can be like buses, nothing new for years then along come three at once. This year has seen the resurgence of slot-car racing, while a new twist on these car-track combos has added AI steering to do away with the slots all together.Anki is... Read more

James Bond Spectre Scalextric set confirmed: Aston Martin DB10 to be included

James Bond Spectre Scalextric set confirmed: Aston Martin DB10 to be included

By Stuart Miles

Scalextric has announced that it will be offering a Spectre set for James Bond fans later this year featuring the Aston Martin DB10 and what looks like the Jaguar CX-75.The track, which doesn't have a price tag at the moment but expected to cost around... Read more

James Bond 007 Skyfall cars revealed with official Scalextric set

James Bond 007 Skyfall cars revealed with official Scalextric set

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops

Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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 branded... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: Scalextric Digital Pro GT

12 Days of Christmas: Scalextric Digital Pro GT

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Scalextric gets serious with Digital Pro GT

Scalextric gets serious with Digital Pro GT

By Rik Henderson

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,... Read more

Scalextric planning Toy Story set

Scalextric planning Toy Story set

By Duncan Geere

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... Read more

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

By Ben Crompton

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... Read more

Scalextric signs The Stig

Scalextric signs The Stig

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

James Bond coming to Scalextric

James Bond coming to Scalextric

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Scalextric launches Micro Transformers set

Scalextric launches Micro Transformers set

By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Scalextric launch Street Pursuit Drift Set

Scalextric launch Street Pursuit Drift Set

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Scalextric to launch Transformers the Movie race set

Scalextric to launch Transformers the Movie race set

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Scalextric adds realism with new Digital range

Scalextric adds realism with new Digital range

By Amber Maitland

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... Read more

Scalextric cars to have their own rally, Slot Rally GB

Scalextric cars to have their own rally, Slot Rally GB

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more