Scalextric restarts space race with Star Wars craft
X-Wings race TIE Fighters
Toy Fair 2012 Hornby is at the London Toy Fair 2012 this week putting the Force into slot racing classic Scalextric with a series of Star Wars race kits.
Yes, while the series' creator, George Lucas, prepares for his 3D rendition of Episode 1: The Phantom Manarse to hit cinema screens, fans can look forward to pitching Star Wars ships against each other around their living rooms on custom-made tracks.
The Micro Scalectrix Star Wars Death Star Attack sees an Incom T-65 X-Wing race a Sienar Fleet Systems' Advanced TIE Fighter, as flown by Mr D Vader in the film.
Both tracks and vehicles glow in the dark for late night, past-lights-out racing. The set will hit shelves in the next couple of months for £70.
A bigger kit is also on the way featuring speeder bikes with Luke Skywalker on one and, of course, an Imperial Scout on the other.
That's the Scalextric Start Star Wars Battle of Endor, which will retail for £99. ®
Nice! Can someone make a Tron Lightcycles set please?
With original and Legacy cycles.
Jar Jar Filter is Active.
What is this Episode 1 that you talk of, there have only been three starwars movies.
Shame they only made one Matrix film as well. https://www.xkcd.com/566/
Stay on target
Only one thing to do with the x-wing/tie version:
Make a really long straight track and build a trench to put it in
Am I the only person on the planet who thought T.C.R was better than Scalextric in just about every way possible (probably explains why they are no longer in production). A Speeder Bike T.C.R. set, now that would be something I would buy in a heartbeat...for the little one of course...or jam car Tie Fighters :D
either use the force or "that is not the lane you want to race in" - that should sort it out