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Thomas has said that Scalextric are not very well known in Germany.

So, in the way that Scalextric have produced a range of cars for the American market, and specials for the Australian market, what cars would Thomas and others like to see Scalextric make to make them well known to the German market?

The DTM cars are nice and a German GT40 is just around the corner. These cars have increased the profile of Scalextric in Germany.

Thomas seems to think that it may take something more to take Scalextric into slot car mega status in Germany.

Strangely Carrera seem to do more cars for the USA than the Germans these days. So do the Germans like the big USA cars?

Should Scaley do more of these for the German market as well as the USA market?

 

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...seems you've misunderstood - the SALES & Marketing of Scalex is weak in Germany - the cars are well know in the scene - and we're running a nation-wide competition with the Nascars. the problem is, that daddy won't find a Scalex-set in most of the toy-stores - there is Carrera and sometimes Ninco - and if you're not searching for Scalextric, you won't find it.
As long as the cars are nicely done and are rtr - every new car is welcome! There is actually no need for a specific german car - except, sclaextric would release the BMW 3,5CSL in advance - for this car there is still a demand as the Ford Capri needs an other partner than the Lancia - and the Toyota Celica Gr.5 is not well known...

Forgot to mention it - the Muscle-cars from Carrera are very popular in Germany!
 

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Scalextric can't be that poorly known in Germany.

Hornby are making a limited edition GT40 just for Carson (see cover of brochure).

I suspect large numbers will come to the UK (mines on order already).

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Scalextric is not well known in Germany - and most of the special editions will never reach a track - they are produced as shlve-queens - and for the rest of the world! Just try to get Scalextric in a german toy-store - impossible!
 

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Thomas, I hate to disagree, but ALL my local slot car shops and the 2 main toy shops in Munich stock Scalextric cars, track and sets.

I do agree they are not as well known as Carrera, but they have a reasonable presence. Also many of the German internet sites carry a good range.

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Hi Andy,

for Munich it might be true - but go to the main slotters-area between Köln, Dortmund, Duisburg or down to Stuttgart, search in Berlin or Hamburg - no big chance to get Scalex! e-shops have them on offer - but most sales are done in toy-stores and not in specialized shops. And remember, that toys-r-us just carries Carrera and Fast-Lane - which is Artin....
Vedes-shops sometimes offer single Scalextric cars besides Carrera, I&S only Carrera. For shure they could do more in Germany!
 

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Thomas, I've not tried the shop in Stuttgart, but I have certainly used some e-shops from there, and they carry a good range.

Andy
 

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Rennbahnhaus has mostly ancient SCX-stuff - from time to time Scalex, mainly Ninco, Kicherer offers Scalex - and is my main source! Available if you know where to search it! And out of my memory, Lothar has a nice stock of Scalex - but I'ts a while ago I've been in his little shop outside of Munich.
 

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Fascinating.

Just because I was curious I entered the following domain into my browser:-

www.scalextric-shop.com

and guess what?

A German store appeared!



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..moped, you've checked what's available there? Trautmann has only some old classic and no new cars - his stock is the remaining crap from 1999!!!
 

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Yes I did check Thomas and I will admit I was slightly puzzled by the stock on offer.

It was more the country where the domain name took me to that I found amusing.

I had expected somebody in the UK to appear.

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