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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 …

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The Endor set looks far too cheap to retail at £70 shirley.

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it's even worse than that...

from the article:

"That's the Scalextric Start Star Wars Battle of Endor, which will retail for £99."

and don't call me Shirley...

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Looking at the track...

The guy on the inside has a real unfair advantage as he has less to travel than the outside track. Inside has 3 inside corners, while the outside track only has 2.

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either use the force or "that is not the lane you want to race in" - that should sort it out

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Tighter corners on the inside though

I want, but £70?

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I have a completely irrational desire to own the speeder bike set...

Shame they didn't get them to hover on powerful magnets that move under the track!

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Ahhh! So when Lucas said he was done performing unsanitary acts on the films, he didn't mean merchandise tie-ins ;)

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Lucas dropped directors fees in exchange for rights to merchandising.

Which was how he made $500 million between 1977 and 1980 from the merchandise...!

So no wonder new toys are continually being created long after the films are (apparently) done with.

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It's working! IT'S WORKING!

A far better incarnation would have been a pod racer track; hills, tunnels, boulders and all.

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...but since that'd be episode one that doesn't mean it would be better.

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Pod Racing!

But better on TCR or something like where you can change lanes at will for Dick Dastardly manoevers...

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Nice! Can someone make a Tron Lightcycles set please?

With original and Legacy cycles.

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Yesyesyesyesyes!

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The X-Wing looks too wide to overtake the TIE advanced x1.

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eh?

why would you want to overtake...so he can shoot you in the back?

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I agree, they do look ridiculously large!

They're fine if you want to reenact a chase but for racing? No.

The speeder bikes look much more fun, and my son's birthday is coming up fairly soon....

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oh god

Should I admit that the X-Wing/TIE fighter set looks brilliant?

Anon, in any case...

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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

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Speeder Bikes

Do they make that noise as they whizz through the trees?

Also, shurely a pod-racer set would make more sense with the 3D release of Ep1 around the corner!

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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/

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Crap

The big thing with scalextric is that you can modify and expand the layout, add cars and generally be a bit imaginative, as well as competitive. These sets are one trick ponies which will bore their owners after 10 minutes IMHO.

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Agreed, it's Lego all over again - these days so much of it is specially created plastic parts with only a few original lego bricks thrown in, you can't make much beyond the three models in the instructions.

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Meh

Looks about as useful as the dreadful Scalextric MotoGP that they tried a while back...

Instability just ruins it.

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Hmmmm

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

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Bah!

Nonsense! Tric-trac Star Wars is the only canonically correct idiom!

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