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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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I think it's a bit stupid throwing the boxes in the bin because they are your only way of keeping the car safe off of the track, transportation etc.
You could sell the empty boxes on e-pay, peeps will often pay good money for them...
I could do with a scaley box for a GT40 (not a sport box), just a normal one.
I prefer the Sport versions myself. They're not that much more expensive and do offer the extra magnet (for tuning into magnet-bogged racing if you want to) and metal bearings (that last a bit longer). Also worthwhile as you can sell them (in mint unused condition) on Ebay for higher prices if you want to.

Must admit that the cardboard boxes are a bit short-lasting for folks who need to keep the cars in them. A standard plastic base inside the cardboard would be good.

However, many argue that the nylon-bearing non-Sport versions do allow greater gearmesh play/movement and therefore add to peformance.

Horses for courses at the end of the day...and it's cool that Scalex allow us to have the choice.
jnr seahorse said it all i think in his closing comment, the sport versions in my mind are aimed at the more mature collector and they are of a limited number made.................just my view but i prefer to race the standard and keep the sport ones for looking pretty!!
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Just the standard. The little differences (axels, bearings) dont make any difference on the track so there isn't any point.

You pay for the box. Which is why completely unboxed cars go for under £20.
QUOTE (MR MAX @ 27 Aug 2004, 11:27)I think it's a bit stupid throwing the boxes in the bin because they are your only way of keeping the car safe off of the track, transportation etc.
That's what I like to see, insulting ppl just because they don't do things the same as you

Having the original cases is far from "the only way to keep a car safe". It's one way. Another might be....oh I don't know, say how about something like...throwing the boxes away so they don't cluuter the place up and then keep the cars in a lovely shelving cabinet you just so happen to have
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That wasn't supposed to be an insult. I mean Yeah, you could put them in a display cabinet but if you took them to a Club race, you wouldn't carry a disply case would you and you wouldn't take the car on its own in case it got damaged. It's just how I see it from my point of view and I guess I was wrong to think that it was stupid to throw boxes away. I apologise.
you pays your money you takes your choise, does it matter? lol
Um? Without intending to insult anyone I find it bizarre that folks bother to keep the silly boxes (that's my opinion - not fact. The two are often confused), crystal or otherwise, at all. Carrera or Fly the damn things take up way too much room.

Sure, I still have a lot of mine... up in the loft; waiting for when and if we move.

I'll not be persuaded by the 'Sport' box and gubbins any more. Frankly, I prefer the nylon bushes.
Ok, I started the argument so I'll stop it. It doesn't matter whether you keep them or not, its your choice so lets leave it at that. Comprende?
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