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I just noticed over at PendleSlot that Scaley's Blue Mustang C2576 is now available. Checking through the 2004 list though I notice that there are no "Sport" versions scheduled for release. Same applies to the next Camaro, C2577.

I could be completely wrong but I thought all previous Mustang and Camaro's had Sport and Non-Sport versions available.

Are we likely to get Sport versions in time or am I safe to buy the standard car now and not regret it when Scaley's next amendment to their release schedule comes out


If Scaley have indeed dropped Sport options from their Mustang and Camaro range.....why ?
 

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Scaley do say in their catalogue that SPORT versions of new designs will be released. This Mustang counts as a relivery so no SPORT version is planned.

There may be a reduction planned in SPORT limited runs for 2004 so it would be advisable to pre-order any SPORT versions of cars that you are interested in.

This is possibly as a result of the new Pit Stop range becoming available. However, you are probably still going to be better off purchasing a SPORT limited edition car than the Pit Stop parts seperately to upgrade.


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No Sport version of this car does, currently, seem to be the case.
But you can never be quite certain - remember the confusion over GT40s!
Some people were confidently stating that there would be no Sport versions after the first one or two. My own thoughts were that Scalextric would have been foolish not to provide the option for all versions, and provide them they did. So it is not impossible here. If Scalextric perceived a demand, I am quite sure they would move to fill it.

Only slightly aside from that, the 2004 catalog is a beauty.
But I think a worthwhile enhancement would be a page clearly tabling cars in release date order, together with an indication of Sport option or not. As it is, if you want to see a release schedule, the catalog is not helpful.
 

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Correct me if i'm wrong but the only thing uprated on a Scaley Sport are the axle bearings? Although the motor has a sport sticker on it it's exactly the same as the standard one.
 

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QUOTE (****** Hairpiece @ 30 Jan 2004, 01:54 PM)Correct me if i'm wrong but the only thing uprated on a Scaley Sport are the axle bearings? Although the motor has a sport sticker on it it's exactly the same as the standard one.
As far as I know that's the case (oh plus the included button mag)...........oh, and the funny blue box, which for me ends up in the same place as my crystal cases.......in the bin
 

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There is a bit more to it than that. You also get hardened ground axles and photographic packaging with a description of the car. And your limited edition credit card and etched metal plaque. And a dust cover for your car.

And all for just an extra £3.

Its actually the bargain of this millenium or it will proove to be by the end of the year. How much do others charge for similar tune up parts?


Answer - more than £3.


Moped

PS And don't throw your boxes away!!! They fetch a fortune on Ebay!!! Really yes!
 

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Mope.. and you complain about ebay rip offs!!

Mope, do you really believe all that [email protected] about the axles? I did a test normal axle and "ground" axle vs THE HAMMER!

the ground axle was worse!
that that was after just dropping it on it!

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Sport and no sport run the same, but I agree with Moped, the Sport package is very well done and nice to have, and also smaller than Ninco, Carrera and Proteus too big and fragile cases.
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Once my cabinets are done, all cars will be out of the box anyway. I don't care if they just wrap them in brown paper - and I certainly won't pay extra for fancy packaging. For 3 pounds, I can buy a proper drill blank axle, oilite bushings, a button mag, and still have money left over....
 

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Another candidate for the Moped Hall of Infamy.
QUOTE Its actually the bargain of this millenium or it will proove to be by the end of the year.
It's actually one of the exaggerations of the millennium or it may prove to be by the end of 2999.
 

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C'mon Tropi, Mope uses the Sport version of the calendar!


The millenium there runs from 1004 to 2004!


And... before I eBay all my 1/32 packaging, I'll gladly take offers....
 

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The obvious explanation is that he is stuck in a 1999 time warp.


The more I think about it, the more I think Scalextric are a little daft if they don't issue Sport versions of this Mustang in particular. There will be people who DO collect them as shelf queens and they'll be miffed if their collection is disrupted. I think they might do it . . . I think they should . . .
 

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hahaha just laughing at moped on sci..

anyway nice one again mopey!

sprint, the proteus cases are the best I reakon.. damn sturdy!

Rob.
 

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Yes, Proteus boxes are well done, but way too big ( as the Carrera, new Ninco and Proslot ones ); I like the Fly ones, or Slot-It and also the old Nincos of the Classic range and the Scalextric ones. I don't understand the need for such big boxes; perhaps they are made for display purposes in the shops, or to make presents to the kids; train models, also very expensive, are carefully packed and wrapped in small boxes, and collectors display them in cabinets, certainly not in plastic cases of various dimensions.
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