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News from Scalextric of their 2012 range from www.Scalextric.com (reproduced with permission);

The 2012 Scalextric range will feature some of the most incredible products ever to be released by Hornby Hobbies Limited.

Covering every level; from the re-energised My First Scalextric set, right up to the awesome 6-car Digital Platinum set.

2012 sees new solo cars from the elite of modern and classic motorsport, the most exquisite, exotic supercars and beautifully presented, highly collectable Limited Edition products.

2012 is all set for yet another fantastic year for Scalextric.




Scalextric Joins Forces with Star Wars™

The incredible partnership of Scalextric and Star Wars™ will take place in 2012; combining to become a most powerful Force.

The brand new Scalextric Star Wars TM range will include Micro and Start sets, as well as highly detailed and collectable solo models. Famous characters and iconic vehicles will be faithfully reproduced in precise detail, allowing fans to recreate the thrills of intergalactic racing.

With set products suitable from four years old to adult; Scalextric Star Wars TM products are expected to fly off the shelves!

G1084 Death Star Attack Micro Scalextric Set


C1288 Battle of Endor Scalextric Start set


Limited Editions

New limited edition products include:
C3267A - Classic Rallycross (Ford RS200 / Metro 6R4) - limited to 3000


C3268A - James Bond 007 Skyfall Twinpack - limited to 3500


C3269A - Lotus-Renault GP 2011 - limited to 1500 (only available via www.scalextric.com and through official channels of Lotus-Renault GP).


C3333A - The Dark Knight Rises - limited to 2000


C3270A - Celebrating 50 Years of MGB - limited to 3500



C3163A - James Bond GoldenEye (3rd of 3) - limited to 3500


C3272A - Transformers Bumblebee (Chevrolet Camaro) - limited to 2000


Scalextric Cars for 2012;
C3261 - Lotus-Renault F1 2012 livery


C3262 - Lotus-Renault F1 2012 livery


C3263 - Mercedes GP Petronas


C3265 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes


C3266- Vodafone McLaren Mercedes


C3281 - McLaren MP4-12C GT3


C3287 - McLaren MP4-12C GT3


C3258 - Camaro


C3289 - Camaro


C3284 - Ford Fiesta RS WRC - Super Resistant

C3300 - Ford Fiesta RS WRC


C3285 - BMW Mini WRC - Super Resistant


C3301- BMW Mini WRC


C3273 - McLaren MP4-12C


C3274 - Porsche 997


C3276 - Nissan GTR


C3277 - Porsche 997


C3279 - Audi R8 GT


C3280 - Corvette C6R GT2


C3283 - Lamborghini Gallardo


C3286 - Audi R8 GT3


C3288 - Corvette C6R GT2


C3290 - Ford GTR


C3291 - Lola Aston Martin


C3292 - Peugeot 908 HDI FAP


C3293 - Aston Martin DBR9


C3294 - Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT


C3297 - McLaren MP4-12C


C3317 - Dodge Charger (hotrod)


C3302 - Mini


C3303 - Ford XB Falcon


C3305 - Ford RS200


C3306 - Metro 6R4


C3307 - Ford Lotus Cortina


C3311 - Lotus 49


C3312 - MGB


C3313 - Ford Escort MkI


The 2012 Scalextric Club car has been unveiled as the awe-inspiring McLaren MP4-12C.
 

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Lots of movie tie ins - I guess whatever works to sell cars so that they can make the cars we want to buy.

The XB Falcon will have a lot of appeal to folks down under

cheers
DM
 

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I'm interested to see what the following un-allocated numbers will be:

Obviously there will be at least 3 limited edition USA only releases
A collectors car special (wonder what that will be).
2-4 Aussie V8's

C3259
C3260
C3264
C3271
C3275
C3278
C3282
C3295
C3296
C3304
C3308
C3309
C3310

My wife is chuffed with the range announcement today, very few things that I'll be picking up, probably the Lotus 49, definitely the Ford XB Falcon and maybe the 007 Aston to complete the set.
 

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Good do Scaley, not bad at all!

With the RS200 being such a fun car to drive, and pretty nippy too, the 6r4 should be good. The limited edition twin pack (C3267A) and the individual cars, will definatly be on my pre-order list, and I'm sure I wont be alone (Gareth, you know what I mean
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Also, the Fiesta and Mini look like nice additions, although the Mini might be a bit of an 'odd' release, espcially if the rumours about them pulling out of the WRC in 2012, come true.

And finally, the Clark Lotus 49, and the 2011 Lotus-Renualt, you cant go far wrong with these!

Well done Scalextric, 2012 should be a good year.
 

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Being an F1 fan at first sight the range looks good. However, I reckon that the Mercedes Petronas and Vodafone Mclaren will be re-hashes of the current shape/moulds. But I can forgive them that as they are releasing the latest Clark and Renault Lotuses.

I will have to buy both the 2011 and 2012 Renault Lotus versions as long as the 1:1 car's shape does not change a great deal over this winter as again, I think that the same mould will be used for both.

Looking forward to the cars but I shall not pre-order as I want to see them before I spend my cash.

Cheers Scalextric,

Philip

P.S. Any ideas what cars will be in the two car James Bond Set?
 

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Range this year is average. I have already pre-ordered the Lotus (obviously), but the Lotus Renault is annoying, as I bought the SCX version


Limited Editions are nice as they are more limited than before, but there are no sets this year that I really want.

I am a little underwhelmed. Too many reliveries and not many new cars


Cheers,
Chris
 

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QUOTE (JEXY1 @ 3 Jan 2012, 09:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Limited Editions

New limited edition products include:
C3267A - Classic Rallycross (Ford RS200 / Metro 6R4) - limited to 3000

Schwiiiiing !!!

Is it just me, or do there seem to be a fair number of models that duplicate offerings from other manufacturers ? Wouldn't it make more sense to have a few offerings that differentiate themselves as a manufacturer, rather than jumping up and down, waving their arm in the air yelling, "Me too, me too !" It also seems a bit 'toy' heavy with the movie tie-ins, but I think we should let that one slide if it fills the coffers a bit. With a bit more cash in the bank, they may be able to innovate a bit more for next year.

Oh, and I am one of the world's biggest Star Wars fans, and I'm struggling to get excited about slot Speeder Bikes. Shudder.
 

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Nice to see a rallycross RS and 6R4 - makes a change for this formula of motor sport to be represented, good one scaley!

Dodge charger hotrod? hopefully a period tune-up job and not like the carrera bling mobiles!
 

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Good to see an Aussie car being done and a Ford at that. Hope the XB Falcon is a definate as I would love to get a couple, I can see the black Mad Max interceptor already. Will have to get the Peugeot 908, can't have the rest and not this one. Not much else tickles my fancy at the moment, not in the scaley range anyway, but its only early days.

Matt
 

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QUOTE (stoooo @ 3 Jan 2012, 10:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Schwiiiiing !!!

Is it just me, or do there seem to be a fair number of models that duplicate offerings from other manufacturers ? Wouldn't it make more sense to have a few offerings that differentiate themselves as a manufacturer, rather than jumping up and down, waving their arm in the air yelling, "Me too, me too !" It also seems a bit 'toy' heavy with the movie tie-ins, but I think we should let that one slide if it fills the coffers a bit. With a bit more cash in the bank, they may be able to innovate a bit more for next year.

Oh, and I am one of the world's biggest Star Wars fans, and I'm struggling to get excited about slot Speeder Bikes. Shudder.

I think im in the same boat as you. Love the group B but I can get those cars from msc in more liveries and they stick the release dates better. Big star wars fan also but these look like they will be crappy toys. I would be better of sticking revell easy kits of old chassis. And Im guessing the batman stuff will be 1/43 again.

Not really a lot of good stuff unless you are a big formula 1 fan.
 

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QUOTE (mattcrackers @ 3 Jan 2012, 13:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Good to see an Aussie car being done and a Ford at that. Hope the XB Falcon is a definate as I would love to get a couple, I can see the black Mad Max interceptor already. Will have to get the Peugeot 908, can't have the rest and not this one. Not much else tickles my fancy at the moment, not in the scaley range anyway, but its only early days.

Matt
Was just going to post Ford XB Falcon ->Mad Max Interceptor
but you where a bit quicker.

This is the REAL car


Rest of the line up is somehow booring, but will buy some of the cars as the WRC's and classic's

e:added pic
 

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Well (not too surprisingly) very happy with the new cars/liveries for 2012


I count 11 cars to add to my collection.

Nice to see that the planed livery choice for the Fiesta is different from other manufacturers, would really like one of them to make the Black and White livery;




Rally Cross is a welcome addition and a good idea seeing as most of the RS200/6R4 liveries have already been done or contain beer and *** logos.
 

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Nice range considering the straightened times we`re living in.
The little green Mini & blue MG are the pick for me.
Interesting how people accuse Scaley of copying the RS when they first released a version back in 1988.
Also, great to see that they are finally going to do the 6R4 justice after their first dismal attempt.
Cheers,
Kev
 

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One or two have touched on it! We must remember Scalex is a TOY manufacturer first and foremost. Having said that their Toys are now more and more being veiwed as Models. So thank you Scalex for pandering what for you must be a niche market. Some of us do appreciate this.
Peter
 
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