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Posted 17 June 2009 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:54 PM

A few more to add here from the recent SCX releases.
Gulf Aston.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:26 PM

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

The Ayrton senna MP4/4 is a must have for me. From all the photo's I've seen it looks fantastic. SCX just keep getting better and better each year.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:04 PM

Wow some really nice cars there again!

Growing up on F1 in the senna prost era & being a senna fan the senna is also a must for me...

Any idea when these will be avalible in aus?
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 11:27 PM

Still ashame about the pricing though, heres hoping they don't go over board because it's a limited edition

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 11:04 AM

Going to have to have the de Walt Aero8 obviously. And the SCX Anniversary Mini will make a nice running mate to the Scaley Anniversary Mini when both are released.

The Senna pack would be nice to have, but it'd be shelved not a runner for me. Nice memorial to a great driver.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:45 AM

Perhaps predictably, I'm itching to get my hands on the Sunbeam. Think I'll have to get the Morgan and the Alitalia Fiat too.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:10 PM

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

Bright, isn't it? Not exactly the prettiest livery ever seen on an Aston Martin, but it's nice to see something a bit different. It looks better on the car than the Gulf livery. Sorry to all you Gulf fans.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:42 PM

Still don't think they are worth $55.00

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:51 PM

There's very few cars available under that.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:07 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on Jul 10 2009, 07:12 PM, said:

Still don't think they are worth $55.00

Not if they are specing them with a RX42 instead of the B spec motor

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:10 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on Jul 10 2009, 07:42 PM, said:

Still don't think they are worth $55.00
Phil,

I know you have been around a bit. You will no doubt recall the days of higher prices for less quality models when fewer manufacturers were in the market. You will also recall days when the market was awash with cheap product, most notably Target dumping SCX cars (as Matchbox) for $20 down to $7.50, and a more settled market or recent times around the $40 mark. SCX is not alone in raising its prices - all manufacturers appear to have done so to different degrees. Production quality continues to improve, and we are graced with too many choices. At the same time, design and manufacturing costs have fallen through software design, automation of manufacturing and outsourcing labour.

If we consider that a model railway carriage, without motor and with less assembly effort costs upwards of $80, it is a fair claim that slot cars as a hobby is a better value for money proposition than model railways. May be the equivalence bar is well out of order!

But this says nothing of where the ideal (read: balanced realism between design, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, consumer) price lies. We all want things to be cheaper, but then we need to be realistic in our expectations.

Where do we collectively think the price point of SCX, and other competitive brands, should be? How would this price point benefit the development and growth of the hobby to offset P&L issues across the supply chain?

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:51 PM

If we compare SCX to Slot It as thet are pretty good value. Then SCX need at least Alloy wheels,gear,axle etc to be on an even ground. That puts SCX at around $45 at most and they still probably will not perform as well.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:56 PM

Well. I then say, what of Scalextric, which is the market leader by numbers alone.

The majority of people, in the real world without the benefit of slotty knowledge, are expected to pay $60 - $70 baseline for a Scalextric model. They are, at least, readily available through the local toy shops, and people happily pay the price. At my local toyshop (remember I'm rural and therefore can't just pop over to the next suburb to check what they have on offer) the baseline price is $70, with V8's and new releases costing $75-79.

For those of us who shop online and have therefore discovered some of the variations on the slot car theme that are actually available, $75 equates to an MB Slot Zonda (thankyou Mobile Raceway) or add a further $4 and its a Ninco.

Now I've heard you all complaining about the handling on Carrera models, but I've not heard you bitching (sorry mods) about the price. At $69 online price no one has had a whinge about the price of these models. So, what's the deal?

SCX cars are at least available through the larger Toyworlds, so the average punter gets the opporunity to learn that there are other makes of slot car available. Their price is reasonable when compared to a Scaley. AND they make a decent rally car, which everyone admits, Scaley do not. Add to that, they offer some models that others do not. For example, they were the first to offer a Morgan (ok Slot Classics had 2 but if you can find one for sale and can afford the EUR 200 plus price tag....). Carrera have now jumped on the bandwagon with the AeroMax and a Plus 8, specifically for the Company's Centenary, but many of the car officianados have admitted that the Aero 8 has been a giant killer on the race track.

It all equates to offering the punter choice. And I'm happy to buy SCX. And will continue to do so.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:03 AM

View PostEmber, on Jul 10 2009, 09:56 PM, said:

Well. I then say, what of Scalextric, which is the market leader by numbers alone.

The majority of people, in the real world without the benefit of slotty knowledge, are expected to pay $60 - $70 baseline for a Scalextric model. They are, at least, readily available through the local toy shops, and people happily pay the price. At my local toyshop (remember I'm rural and therefore can't just pop over to the next suburb to check what they have on offer) the baseline price is $70, with V8's and new releases costing $75-79.

For those of us who shop online and have therefore discovered some of the variations on the slot car theme that are actually available, $75 equates to an MB Slot Zonda (thankyou Mobile Raceway) or add a further $4 and its a Ninco.

Now I've heard you all complaining about the handling on Carrera models, but I've not heard you bitching (sorry mods) about the price. At $69 online price no one has had a whinge about the price of these models. So, what's the deal?

SCX cars are at least available through the larger Toyworlds, so the average punter gets the opporunity to learn that there are other makes of slot car available. Their price is reasonable when compared to a Scaley. AND they make a decent rally car, which everyone admits, Scaley do not. Add to that, they offer some models that others do not. For example, they were the first to offer a Morgan (ok Slot Classics had 2 but if you can find one for sale and can afford the EUR 200 plus price tag....). Carrera have now jumped on the bandwagon with the AeroMax and a Plus 8, specifically for the Company's Centenary, but many of the car officianados have admitted that the Aero 8 has been a giant killer on the race track.

It all equates to offering the punter choice. And I'm happy to buy SCX. And will continue to do so.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:43 AM

View Postgazza, on Jul 11 2009, 09:03 AM, said:

View PostEmber, on Jul 10 2009, 09:56 PM, said:

Well. I then say, what of Scalextric, which is the market leader by numbers alone.

The majority of people, in the real world without the benefit of slotty knowledge, are expected to pay $60 - $70 baseline for a Scalextric model. They are, at least, readily available through the local toy shops, and people happily pay the price. At my local toyshop (remember I'm rural and therefore can't just pop over to the next suburb to check what they have on offer) the baseline price is $70, with V8's and new releases costing $75-79.

For those of us who shop online and have therefore discovered some of the variations on the slot car theme that are actually available, $75 equates to an MB Slot Zonda (thankyou Mobile Raceway) or add a further $4 and its a Ninco.

Now I've heard you all complaining about the handling on Carrera models, but I've not heard you bitching (sorry mods) about the price. At $69 online price no one has had a whinge about the price of these models. So, what's the deal?

SCX cars are at least available through the larger Toyworlds, so the average punter gets the opporunity to learn that there are other makes of slot car available. Their price is reasonable when compared to a Scaley. AND they make a decent rally car, which everyone admits, Scaley do not. Add to that, they offer some models that others do not. For example, they were the first to offer a Morgan (ok Slot Classics had 2 but if you can find one for sale and can afford the EUR 200 plus price tag....). Carrera have now jumped on the bandwagon with the AeroMax and a Plus 8, specifically for the Company's Centenary, but many of the car officianados have admitted that the Aero 8 has been a giant killer on the race track.

It all equates to offering the punter choice. And I'm happy to buy SCX. And will continue to do so.

Cheers
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:10 PM

Thankyou sirs.
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