Personally, I think it's a great move by Scaley to offer a "low-end" car that still performs like cars costing 2 times as much or more. These will be great additions to many home sets and represent great acquisitions for giving the kids some cars to thrash around with. There are a lot of people out there who would willingly sacrifice detail (though not me, thank you!) to get cars at this price level. Especially when they seem to be very good performers.
The only reason some GB Track and Fly are kicking about at this kind of rock bottom price is because of Hornby dumping the over-stock they picked up stateside. Isn't it?
Certainly, we're not comparing apples with apples with this porker - a cheap stripped down racer. Fine for the kids and for the Argos/Wallymart Christmas specials and maybe the racers but not for the detail enthusiasts amongst us.
Can't stand black windows. Urgh!
Acutally, I can't stand Boxsters either - I love laughing at those trick rear wings that come up at, what, 30mph? Yeah, stick that soap dish down to the ground!
saw one today in my local hobby shop (before reading comments) -
I figured it was designed to be robust for digital
But I was appalled! the dallaras at £15 seem to have much more detail
I just hope hornby doesnt lose track of the super detailed side of the business - the last 5 years growth in the slot industry seems to be because of this. Yes there is room for racer cars and budget cars as well as the detailed stuff, but its only the detailed stuff that reels in new converts to the hobby, imho
Does anybody here believe Scalextric will loose sight of the market for detailed cars?
It seems that whatever Scalextric do there is somebody who is not satisfied. The German car manufacturers are probably the greediest in the world when it comes to licences. Think of the Audi that Scalextric abandoned earlier this year. It is highly likely that the Porsche Boxster was probably more expensive to licence than the IRL cars. And the Porsche Boxster does have a strong fan base. Think of the Playstation game devoted to that one model. The Germans will lap it up and as has been pointed out already it is an ideal base car for digital.
[Edited by Wankel for another Fly rant - posted the offending paragraph on the Mod forum for the consideration of my peers]
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