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Scalextric Cars: Do you buy Sport or Crystal Case?

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I have been buying for a year now almost all my scalex in Sport edition. What about you?
Do you think it's only a marketing trick from Scalex to make us buy cars more expensive or is it really worth it? I have read that the engine should be better but to be honest I have nerver really seen the difference. Besides sometimes I regret not having the crystal case for those car. The cartoon boxes are nice but mine are always closed for lack of room to expose its opened.

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a new sport gripe is this: I don't like the little yellow ribbon that's started appearing on the newer sport cars. It looks like it's there to help you lift the bottom bit out so you can get at the spares.
First time I pulled on it on my new TVR, it came off in my hand.

I still like the packaging a lot- it's very satisfying to hold, open, and close in a way that a plastic base with clear cover isn't.

as for the cars running better, I don't notice any difference that can't be attributed to motor or magnet variance. the back end might last longer, But I'd be surprosed if any car I had got that much running to wear it out seriously.
I'm happy to pay the extra couple of quid for that tactility- i'm under no illusions that the car inside is any faster, better or more valuable.
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