HOLY SCALEXTRIC BATMAN – THIS NEW RANGE IS PUTTING THE FUN BACK INTO FATHER’S DAY!
Is your dad or father figure a big kid at heart? Someone who’d love to relive his childhood with you, playing with his very favourite toy? Of course, he would – and now’s your chance for him to combine both nostalgia and fun! Expanding on the success of the new Film and TV category introduced in 2020, Scalextric has produced the iconic 1960s Batmobile; and the classic Reliant Robin from beloved sitcom Only Fools and Horses – the perfect gifts for kid-dads everywhere on June 20th.
The stylish and ultra-cool Batmobile, from the Adam West TV series, features the distinctive vintage fins and red trim, and comes with a Batman figure in 1960s garb. The wearing of masks and capes while playing with this collectable classic is not essential but highly recommended.
The Only Fools and Horses twin pack, features probably the most recognisable vehicle to ever grace the streets of Peckham, Del Boy’s yellow Reliant Regal, that lacks road tax but comes with a pair of fluffy dice as standard! It is paired with Del’s tastefully decorated Ford Capri Mk III, purchased by Del to allow him to separate business and pleasure. Perfect old school fun brought bang up to date for Father’s Day, you’d be a proper plonker not to get your dad this just-about-roadworthy pair for his very special day, Rodders!
Since its launch, the Scalextric TV and Film car collection has proved incredibly popular. “Back in 2018 I said it would be cool to produce a Back to the Future DeLorean in Scalextric,” says Martyn Weaver, Scalextric Head of Brand. “The response was ‘but DeLoreans didn’t ever really race’. The point was that it would be cool to create a Scalextric DeLorean, and within a split second we had decided we should make the Back to the Future model and that is how the Scalextric TV and Film car collection started.”
Speaking about the two new additions to the collection, Weaver added;
“The next challenge then came about convincing the team we should also do the Only Fools and Horse Reliant Van and Capri. The Capri was an easy one, but a three-wheeled van to run on a Scalextric track might be more of a challenge. But as we talked through it more, we found ourselves laughing and smiling about the idea, and if the fun element of the product exists in us then it will translate to customers. All three releases then went on to be some of the most successful Scalextric releases in the past few decades!
“Once we knew we were onto something the question was where to go next. Around that time my son returned from a trip to stay with his grandparents and he brought back with him one of the toys that he played with whilst he was away, and it was the Adam West Corgi Batmobile. I had one myself as a kid and I recall picking it up and remembering what an amazing and unique looking car it was. I had watched the repeats of the TV series in the 1980s, but my son has never seen the TV series, yet loved playing with the car. It got me thinking that this vehicle appeals to multiple generations and we should recreate it in Scalextric.”