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Holly slot car Batman, Scalextric are doing the Batmobile!

Sorry, someone had to say it...

Looks like it is going to be an expensive year for me... (KITT from Knightrider too!)

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Guessing it's another month until they do the Australian only releases.

Hoping for:

Grice Craven Mild A9X

Rutherford/Guthrie A9X - would probably sell well in the US as well.

Bartlett Camaro Z28 but may require too many alterations to make it look similar

Brock, Seton or Bond Sierras

Street toranas to run alongside the Falcons.

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17 minutes ago, mus-28 said:

Guessing it's another month until they do the Australian only releases.

Hoping for:

Grice Craven Mild A9X

Rutherford/Guthrie A9X - would probably sell well in the US as well.

Bartlett Camaro Z28 but may require too many alterations to make it look similar

Brock, Seton or Bond Sierras

Street toranas to run alongside the Falcons.

@mus-28 if they bring out what you say; my credit card will be getting hammered. 

The Grice car would be great. As for the Bartlett car; if they are bringing out the 1980 z28 then the Bartlett car may become a reality. That car would sell quite well in America as it is pretty well known amongst our American friends. As a matter of fact I was discussing that car on a forum in the states.

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The Jag XJ-S that raced at Bathurst would be on my list too!

This is going to be an expensive year, and that is before the Australian releases...

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I would like to see some of the early Aussie Sports Sedans like John McCormack’s Charger, Jim Richards Mustang,Frank Gardner Corvair,etc

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24 minutes ago, Tony.A said:

I would like to see some of the early Aussie Sports Sedans like John McCormack’s Charger, Jim Richards Mustang,Frank Gardner Corvair,etc

I would also like to see Alan Moffat's Chevy Monza as well. 

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3 minutes ago, Oldskool62 said:

I would also like to see Alan Moffat's Chevy Monza as well. 

You can buy a Carrera Monza and do a repaint of that. I have one and the decals to do it just need enough time. I doubt you would see the Moffat one released as a product by anyone but you never know. 

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40 minutes ago, Rumrunner1 said:

I would really like the Goss 1978 Bathurst falcon to run with the Grice A9x from the same race

I can picture it now

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Still no Rover SD1  . I'm up for a walkinshaw XJS and a Bartlett camaro .

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The XJS will be coming home when available. Today I bought the Tony Longhurst Sierra and the Brock BMW M3. Have Richards M3 plus both shell Sierrra's (unfortunately early 90's models). 

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It would be interesting to know how "Aussie release" sales / model runs compare in regards to volume. Not very large in the scheme of things I would imagine, but enough to make it worth their while, obviously!

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1 hour ago, Shaynus said:

It would be interesting to know how "Aussie release" sales / model runs compare in regards to volume. Not very large in the scheme of things I would imagine, but enough to make it worth their while, obviously!

From what I was told they need a run of minimum 1500. This was when the company I work for had both the alliance and freightliner V8's. We were going to get the run done but we end up going with Biante 1/18 scale as my boss thought customers would get more out of a model.

When you see some of the limited editions they appear to be quite often 3000 type number runs.

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From MRE

SCALEXTRIC BATMOBILE - you will all have noticed that this car comes with Batman but NO Robin ! Disgraceful - but there may be an answer. Today I have had discussions with the relevant people and can have a ROBIN figure created to go in the Scalextric car. I am happy to proceed with this if there is enough interest. Cost uncertain at the moment, and it would be supplied unpainted, but it would certainly complete the car. Please show your interest on the MRE Facebook page, or email to MRE directly at mre@mre.co.uk if you would be interested in a ROBIN figure for your Batmobile.

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On 1/7/2021 at 5:32 PM, gazza said:

I noticed that Batman is flying solo in the supplied photo 

Probably still discussing licensing terms with young Dick Grayson's estate.

 

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Good to see the Batmobile looks to be a decent size by how it fits in the box. The Scalextric versions of the Batmobile from the Kenton/ Nicholson movie, and the "Tumbler" versions from the later series of movie are quite small to what I expected them to be.

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5 hours ago, Shaynus said:

Good to see the Batmobile looks to be a decent size by how it fits in the box. The Scalextric versions of the Batmobile from the Kenton/ Nicholson movie, and the "Tumbler" versions from the later series of movie are quite small to what I expected them to be.

@ShaynusDave Kennedy on his slot car news official youtube channel said he is curious about the scale as he said that it might need a bigger case.

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Watch the video, it shows the Batmobile in the current case.

 


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1 hour ago, mtpanorama said:

Watch the video, it shows the Batmobile in the current case.

That's what I was going by when I commented on it's size.

Apparently (in that video or on another forum? I can't remember!) the Polar Lights 1/32 plastic kit is slightly over scale and the Scalextric on is either 1/32 or slightly under scale (probably to ensure it fitted in a standard case), so if you line them up side by side the Scalextric one will be shorter.

As an aside, I actually stated "slotifying" a Polar lights plastic kit as a Covid project, but it is still sitting in a pile probably 1/4 finished, and most likely will be for quite a while yet! :lol:

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