Scalextric has been and still is a popular gift with children and adults alike! There is something about a Scalextric that appeals to everyone.
I never owned a Scalextric set when I was younger, I think my brother did but I don’t recall playing with it. When I was offered the opportunity to review one, I was a little bit excited. The big kid inside. I also knew that my husband and my eldest would have so much fun with it.
The simplicity of Scalextric is part of its enduring appeal. The general concept is electrically powered scale-model cars race around a slotted track. The cars are operated by a simple hand-controller. The track slots together easily which is handy when you have an impatient child who cant wait to play.
The Scalextric we were sent is the Scalextric Touring Car Battle Set. It is very cool. The box contains a 15V transformer, a lap counter, a Scalextric Powerbase, two wired controllers, track and, of course, two cars. Namely a Honda Civic and a BMW 1 Series. The 484cm track can be constructed into four different layouts. It’s quick and easy to assemble and put away too.
We have only made two of the layouts so far but I am sure the other two will be made soon. Here are the four layouts you can make with the track.
Everyone has really enjoyed playing with the Scalextric. To start with cars went flying of the track until we got used to the track.
I would love to say I am the proud owner of this awesome Scalextric set, but it seems that I am now a co-owner. It’s nice to see them having fun, as long as I get a go occasionally.
Our front room transformed to a high-speed race track, cars whizzing round, the lap counter ticking by. The competitiveness evolved and the look of concentration on people’s faces made me laugh.
E became very aware of the lap counters and was aiming to beat her daddy. With the occasional car flying off the competiveness continues. J was chasing the cars trying to catch them. You have heard of leaves on the track,, in this case it was pom pom’s! J thought it was funny to put pom pom’s on it, E was not amused.
We changed the track layout. This track was easier for E, cars didn’t go flying. The fact that the track has four different designs appealed to E. She wanted to try them all out.
The Scalextric is easy to assemble and as easy to put away. I can see that the Scalextric Touring Car Battle set is going to be played with frequently. The track and cars are very robust and its obvious that the set is going to last for a very long time. Other cars may even be purchased in the future. In the mean time everyone is having fun, I am just waiting for my turn to have a play with it.
The Scalextric Touring Car Battle Set has an RRP of £99.99.
Take a look at this amazing set.