• Toy Fair 2013 Preview: Star Wars Scalextric adds Battle of Hoth

      Hornby has made a snowy addition to its eye-catching Star Wars Scalextric range with a new Battle of Hoth set.
      The Battle of Hoth is the iconic opening scene of The Empire Strikes Back, in which Luke Skywalker takes on The Empire’s invading forces in Arctic conditions.

      The Scalextric - £99.99 RRP (around $160 USD) - features two snow speeders, cut-out scenery including artillery and AT-AT Walkers and the 500cm track has an ‘ice-bridge’ section.

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      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        They've been bringing these to Toy Fair for a while now, but I never end up seeing them on hobby or toy store shelves unfortunately. The price seems very high for a simple 20' figure-8 track with a few cut-outs, but I'd still like to see them in person to decide for myself. Honestly, these and the speeder bike ones from last year seem like they'd be super fun.
      1. Maerj2000's Avatar
        Maerj2000 -
        Ah, so its an expensive, Star Wars-themed race car set?
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by Maerj2000 View Post
        Ah, so its an expensive, Star Wars-themed race car set?
        Exactly, it's a slot-car set.
      1. Maerj2000's Avatar
        Maerj2000 -
        Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
        Exactly, it's a slot-car set.
        Kind of wish they's just concentrate on making SW themed, fully articulated action figures, vehicles (to scale), and playsets. Some of the other stuff is okay but if they'd stick to the core stuff and made their distribution a lot better, fans would be a lot happier and much more money would be made. We all know that, of course.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by Maerj2000 View Post
        Kind of wish they's just concentrate on making SW themed, fully articulated action figures, vehicles (to scale), and playsets. Some of the other stuff is okay but if they'd stick to the core stuff and made their distribution a lot better, fans would be a lot happier and much more money would be made. We all know that, of course.
        This isn't Hasbro, it's a UK slot car company, Scalextric, I suspect it's a bigger deal in the UK and Europe.
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