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*** Leo A Capaldi ***
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Just spotted an advert for this when checking out from Ebay.
Hornby official issue, not sure if it is restricted to John Lewis.

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Only red and blue minis and no special features, but the price seems fair/attractive. Diehards like myself have been waitingsince 1968 for this


Was not sure where to post this, apologies if not spot-on. I have no allegiance to the vendors.

Kinde regards, Leo
 

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Shame is doesn't come with all three minis, I know is analogue and can only support two at a time but everyone has their fav one and for those that want the white hey will be very disappointed, also a shame the tack isn't a little more exciting, if it's taking after the movie it needs to have a widy hill section and a long bus to drive.
 

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The track in that box is only the standard figure 8 in any basic set. Would you not be better looking for the Collector's Box of "Italian Job Minis" that Scalex did a little while ago?



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I agree with Leo, its the set we all wanted.

Airfix had a great idea with their Mini set in the 60's, that had Cardboard Mountians as track supports. I pestered my parents for that like a little b
d when I was a kid, only later did I realise it would not have connected with the miles of scaley track that I had. They probably explained that at the time but my hearing was blurred by that vertiginous mountain rally track!!

Are they re-doing the original with original minis?????

Simon
 

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QUOTE (Ember @ 24 Oct 2011, 22:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The track in that box is only the standard figure 8 in any basic set. Would you not be better looking for the Collector's Box of "Italian Job Minis" that Scalex did a little while ago?



Embs

I have the boxed set. I have a 3 lane wood track and we race these stock. Slow but fun.
 

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Exactly my point. You get the 3 cars in the 3 colours with the boxed collector set. Ok, you don't get any track but you can run them on any track (Turin or Toronto). I don't see what the big thrill is with only 2 of the cars and a figure 8 track.

Embs
 

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QUOTE (Ember @ 25 Oct 2011, 02:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Would you not be better looking for the Collector's Box of "Italian Job Minis" that Scalex did a little while ago?

Try finding one for less than £99 Embs! They're as rare as rocking horse teeth. Or is it Hen's poo?
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Richard

ps for some reason I thought I read somewhere that this was an Argos only set...
 

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*** Leo A Capaldi ***
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QUOTE (Ember @ 25 Oct 2011, 11:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I can't really see why. The last ones I saw available here (Aus) were on severe mark down. Go figure.
Hello Ember,

Anyone that this set really appeals to will already have the full 3 car set (and the video and the book and a lot of other stuff as well!!).

It must be a "boy thing"...

With respect, Leo
 

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Found this pic of mine on the track. I have added a square of lead to the bottom and since they are racers I removed the interiors. We leave the cars on the same lanes and rotate drivers.



and as I drive a Fit aka Jazz I have these two plus a Yaris. They are mounted on the larger Mini chassis.



I paid around $85 Cdn for the Mini set
 

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*** Leo A Capaldi ***
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QUOTE (Black3sr @ 25 Oct 2011, 21:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Found this pic of mine on the track. I have added a square of lead to the bottom and since they are racers I removed the interiors. We leave the cars on the same lanes and rotate drivers.

How can that work? These cars always run in the order Red, White, Blue so the Red car must always win - LOL

Nice to see these actually being raced, but then I know that you are a Mini fanatic !

Leo
 

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QUOTE (scuderia_turini @ 25 Oct 2011, 17:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>How can that work? These cars always run in the order Red, White, Blue so the Red car must always win - LOL

Nice to see these actually being raced, but then I know that you are a Mini fanatic !

Leo

Shows what I know. I did not realize they ran in that order. Hmm maybe I should drive the Red one all the time and mess with the timing system so I win all the time?

They do look nice sitting in the case but I have a roomful of Earnhardt diecasts to look at. Slot cars are made to be raced.
 

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Tesco Direct are doing them as well, got one with the double up voucher scheme, they list the white one in the description but only the red and blue on the box!! and it only comes with the two.
 

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QUOTE (Black3sr @ 28 Oct 2011, 08:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>They do look nice sitting in the case but I have a roomful of Earnhardt diecasts to look at. Slot cars are made to be raced.
You star! My philosophy exactly.

Steven Cooke in my class had the Airfix Alpine Set. It was excellent (but not as good as my Scaley Cooper/Lotus Grands Prix set).
 

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QUOTE (Black3sr @ 25 Oct 2011, 20:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


man, these look really kool!. I can see it now, scalextric coach with these three little beautys on a digital layout and the famous words being shouted "get the wheels in line, get the wheels in line!"
 

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About 2 minutes later 'these three little beautys' all ended up pushed out down an Italian ravine.

Enough to make you weep, ay ?
 
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