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Scalextric (Spelling corrected).

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Staypuff, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

    Anybody know anything about Scalextric? I'm wanting to get my lad one for his [6th] birthday. I was thinking of the Star Wars one but it's been panned everywhere I've seen it. Looking for a kind of "starter" pack that we can add to if he like it.

    I never had a Scalextric when I was young because we were poor. I used to have to push two toilet roll tubes down't stairs. But we were happy.
     
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  3. TMC

    TMC Member

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    Used to love scalextric when i was younger, hours of fun building, breaking and fixing the tracks up. Subbuteo was another favourite although i was forever crushing unfortunate centre backs! I would imagine newer scalextric sets are expensive. Argos or somewehere similar may do a small set that can be built upon / added to?
     
  4. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

    Yeah, there's something called Micro Scalextric now, not sure what the difference is (beside size I would imagine!)
     
  5. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

    Yeah, I don't know if you can integrate the original Scalextric with the Micro, I'm guessing not but you raise a valid point
     
  6. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

    Glad to see you've dropped the pretence, Darren
     
  7. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

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    BigD Member

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  9. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

    Anyone?
     
  10. doc

    doc Active Member

    whatever you get look after it, there's a lot of trading of the cars etc

    my v old james bond set went for 1k on e bay
     
  11. Stardust

    Stardust Registered User

    I spent a small fortune two years back on a Mario cart Scalextric and I think my kid has played with it twice! It sits in a box under his bed, if all the bits are there I think I will stick it on Ebay.

    They do take quite a bit of setting up and I found my boys got bored with it quickly, but I know some kids love them. Sorry though, can't advise on a starter pack. The one we got was quite big.
     
  12. Mexico75

    Mexico75 Active Member

    Just buy the best one you can afford, everything is compatible so you can add cars and track whenever you like. There are often bundles of second hand track section on ebay that goes pretty cheap. Also all aftermarket cars are compatible with scalextric track so you aren't even tied to the generally expensive Scalextric/ Hornby cars. Also if it's for a 6 year old maybe you should look at second hand as the cars will probably spend 50% of the time flying off the corners into the wall lol
     
  13. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

    Cheers all. I ended up picking up a bundle from eBay (this was my first ever eBay purchase! I'm so proud). Thought I'd get a complete circuit and then add to it if it's a hit.
     
  14. GregB

    GregB Active Member

    I had a huge box when I was a kid. No idea where it went. Hopefully in the loft at my parents house
     
  15. Mr Gary C

    Mr Gary C Well-Known Member

    Great news...enjoy!
     
  16. Fastfreddy

    Fastfreddy Well-Known Member

    Childish threat. Terribly boring pastime. Uninspiring game for Chavs with nothing better to do. Reading and drawing were much more rewarding
     
  17. Staypuff

    Staypuff Active Member

    But enough about your posting activities...
     
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  18. bongobenny

    bongobenny Well-Known Member

    I had a Scalextric and made model planes, and read books. I don't think I could be further removed from a a chav if I tried. For example the other day I went for a cheese tasting in Harrogate. Hardly chav behaviour that.
     
  19. JohnnoLS8

    JohnnoLS8 Member

    It's only a chav cheese tasting if all they have are Kraft cheese slices.
     
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  20. Fastfreddy

    Fastfreddy Well-Known Member

    I am going to ignore you Mr Puff. I dont like the cut of your jib and quite frankly you offend me just like the rest of your cadre of friends. Incidentally before I sign you off from my life, you might care to spell Scalextric correctly and more people may have taken an interest.
     
  21. JohnnoLS8

    JohnnoLS8 Member

    What brought this on????
     

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