Slot Cars Forum banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
DT
Joined
·
5,195 Posts


Reference No: C3224
Type: Single car, crystal box
Class: Classic
Availability: 2011 (UK Concession stores and selected retailers only)

The Mini - synonymous with the swinging sixties, fashion and flower power - was reflected in all forms life from motorsport, naturally, through to modern culture.

A finely detailed replica of a Morris Mini with working headlights and rear lights. Interior detailing and decoration include driver and passenger. A flower design adorns the sides and bonnet of the principally pink car, topped off with an iconic white roof.

The model features: High detail. Front and rear lights. Quick-change braid plate and Magnatraction.



 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,227 Posts
Got one a couple of weeks ago.
Nice model & decor, but they really should have put a couple of 60s chicks in.
Cheers,
Kev.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,300 Posts
Those aren't the type of flowers that make me think of the swingin' 60's. They look like cherry blossoms to me, so maybe those guys are yakuza.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,342 Posts
two things I really like about this car: 1) it's road-going, not racing and 2) different driving and passenger figures (however thuggish). Also, 3) it's a creative alternative...not my personal cup of "cherry blossom", but it's a fun concept. I'd like to see more of all three. For example, with the Escort, they could have released a "college kid car" with a little rust and maybe an unpainted fender *grin* I realize these aren't widely popular criteria...but what I (and some others) am most interested in. Just like some have made snowy/muddy/damaged race cars once the basic body is released..."fun road-going" could apply to quite a few rally types. They would work well on Track setups that are more "street and town" oriented, country road or even Targa etc.

I like to remind myself these cars are toys once in a while...

John
 

·
One petunia in a field of onions
Joined
·
6,455 Posts
You've only got to change the driver figure to a girly. The guy in the passenger seat should pass as her boyfriend, feeling rather uncomfortable in such a small, very pink car.

The fact that they put figures in this one just makes me more annoyed that they didn't do so in the cream one!

I love Minis, the real ones not the BMW overgrown remake. But, no, not this one. Shouldn't the FlowerPower Mini have big bold childish flowers on it? Not dainty little Japanese cherry blossoms.

Embs
 

·
Robb
Joined
·
581 Posts
QUOTE (John Cahill @ 1 Dec 2011, 20:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For example, with the Escort, they could have released a "college kid car" with a little rust and maybe an unpainted fender *grin* I realize these aren't widely popular criteria...but what I (and some others) am most interested in. Just like some have made snowy/muddy/damaged race cars once the basic body is released..."fun road-going" could apply to quite a few rally types. They would work well on Track setups that are more "street and town" oriented, country road or even Targa etc.
I agree, it would be great to see stuff like this.

They could do a 'road car' series, or even an 'old banger' series!
 

·
David J
Joined
·
3,182 Posts
I was mentioned in another thread by someone that this is based (loosely by the look of it) on the M&S advert mini.

"Marks and Spencer re-launched their clothing range in 2006 and teamed up with two sixties icons, Twiggy and the Mini. The Mk1 Mini modelled here was bought by Elstree Studios specifically for use in the advert and sent to the London branch of legendary wall paper and fabric design house De-Gournay, who painted the car with a pink cherry blossom design. It was then used by M&S for over a year before being given away in a competition. It is now owned by a Mini enthusiast who exhibits the car at shows. "



Not sure why they stuck two fellas in there instead of Twiggy. The Corgi model of this car uses reg number 488YME (the one used in the advert) unlike the Scaley models DGH286E?

Not one that I'll be buying, can't see the point in it really.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
The passenger looks as if he's hunched over in embarrassment.

Well done Scalextric in delaying all the other models to release this one
 

·
Prof I T
Ting Tong
Joined
·
11,085 Posts
hi
i can see plenty of these on ebay come boxing day.
 

·
Robb
Joined
·
581 Posts
I'm guessing Scalextric don't have a mould for a female figure... I can't think of any anyway!
 

·
Nobby Berkshire
Joined
·
2,015 Posts
Maybe it's supposed to be Alan Titchmarsh and Monty Don driving to the garden centre?

Why on Earth are Scalex releasing this obscure micro-market niche stuff when they have planned releases that will actually sell? They need their heads examined.

I'm still waiting for Ernie's 'fastest milkfloat in the West' to be released
 

·
David J
Joined
·
3,182 Posts
QUOTE (Screwneck @ 3 Dec 2011, 04:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm still waiting for Ernie's 'fastest milkfloat in the West' to be released
Yeah, in a twin pack with two ton Ted from Teddington's Bread van...


He said, "D'you want it pasturize? 'Cause pasturize is best,"
She says, "Ernie, I'll be happy if it comes up to my chest."

Classic.
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top