|Out on:||Dual Format 1st Dec. 2023|
It’s “Ho-ho-slow down!” this Christmas as two classic Aston Martins battle it out on the track, in a high speed showdown between the British secret agent 007’s iconic bond cars. The Scalextric 007 DB5 vs V8 set - available exclusively online from September, features various traps and obstacles to decide which is the best Aston Martin of all time.
With side-swipe track pieces, working lights, and the chance to run your rival off the road at the crossroads, this incredible 1:32 scale set includes beautifully detailed models of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the Aston Martin DB5, and is a surefire winner for fans this Christmas.
“At Scalextric, we are thrilled to unveil our latest masterpiece, the James Bond 007 Scalextric set. Aston Martin has played an integral role in the James Bond film franchise, and with this extraordinary new release we bring to life the most iconic car choices - the Aston Martin DB5 and Aston Martin V8. Scalextric and James Bond fans can now immerse themselves in the world of espionage and high-octane pursuits as these legendary vehicles engage in an epic chase, battling baddies, overcoming traps, and conquering obstacles in their quest to claim the prestigious title of the best Bond Aston Martin of all time. Prepare to unleash your inner 007 and embark on a thrilling journey of speed, skill, and pure excitement!”
OTHER EXCITING SCALEXTRIC SETS FOR ALL THE FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS
Younger kids will love My First Scalextric - a great introduction to the exciting world of Scalextric featuring an easy-to-assemble figure-of-eight track, two super resistant sci-fi cars and lightweight hand controllers.
While older children won’t want to miss out on a selection of amazing Micro Scalextric sets, including Batman vs Joker, where the Caped Crusader takes on the Clown Prince of Crime himself. Featuring two character cars modelled on Batman and the Joker, this battery-operated set features over four metres of track, with 9 track layouts which includes a loop-the-loop and a half pipe.
Also available is Batman vs Joker: The Race for Gotham City with 12 track layouts, a double stunt loop track and a vertical stunt ramp!
Finally, if there’s any room left under the Christmas tree, the Super Speed Race Set, featuring the Lamborghini Huracán EVO vs Porsche 911, a Turbo Micro set perfect for the younger racing enthusiasts, with 3.5 metres of track and 9 track layouts, and Scalextric’s outstanding attention to detail on the compact 1:64 scale cars.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCALEXTRIC
Production of Scalextric products began in 1957 in Hampshire, England, and 1960 saw the introduction of the plastic range of cars as the tinplate cars ceased. Through the years Scalextric has been owned by companies such as Tri-ang and Rovex Ltd, and in 1971 production of Scalextric and Hornby trains began from Westwood, Margate.
In 1982, an independent company was formed – Hornby Hobbies Ltd (later Hornby Plc) – and during the late-1990s production of Scalextric was transferred to China. The accuracy and detailing of today’s Scalextric models remain second to none.
As the world turned evermore to digital technology, Scalextric was not to be left be- hind and in 2004 introduced its first fully digital racing set (multi-car racing with lane changing functionality). Scalextric SportWorld was also introduced to allow racers the ability to hook their Scalextric sets up to the internet to create a global community through on-line racing.
Today Scalextric offers a slot car system for all ages. For the younger driver there is ‘My First Scalextric’ which is an easy assemble and operate 1:64 scale track system, this is followed by Micro Scalextric which uses the same track system but with larger layout options including special track features. Then for the more experienced racer there is the commonly recognised and loved traditional 1:32 track system which offers a multitude of car, track and accessory options. More recent developments include ARC, a Scalextric App based race management program and Spark Plug which offers the chance to control your Scalextric Car with your phone or tablet.
ABOUT HORNBY HOBBIES LIMITED
Hornby Hobbies Limited is a toy and hobby product manufacturer that was founded in the early 1900’s. Hornby Hobbies Limited portfolio of brands include: Hornby – model trains, Scalextric – slot car racing, Airfix – plastic model kits, Humbrol – paints and craft product, and Corgi – die-cast models. In addition to these iconic British brands Hornby Hobbies Limited also owns several in international brands including: Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Pocher and Arnold.