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  • Yes more news-Big Carrera news!

    Some Carrera news in this video.
    Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
    Check out my YouTube channel for weekly slot car news

  • #2
    thanks dave, always good stuff
    bill ,framingham ma

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    • #3
      Too bad about the C8R. Was looking forward to that one. By the way nice haircut!
      Dave
      Saginaw Valley Raceway
      Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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        High and tight.

    • #4
      Looking forward to the 1/24 C8's as well But they weren't due until 4th quarter anyhow, which pretty much meant Christmas [if we were lucky]. So hopefully they will be no later than 1st quarter 2021

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      • #5
        Great vid DK!! That sucks as I had them (C8R-1/32) already pre-ordered so now it will be a long waiting game for them...oh well!!
        TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!
        Warren, Ohio

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        • #6
          Long wait to get a C8?, just like the real thing.
          Take heart...at least the Scalextric Batmobiles are hitting the beaches, just got an email for the pre-order saying they are going to be taking my money .
          I wonder why no boy wonder? The Polar lights one may work? I wonder?
          Allan

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          • #7
            dunno why no Robin the Batmobile. I'll ask them and see what they say. That car is arriving within the next week I believe here in the US BTW.
            Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
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            • #8
              I was unable to find the article, but I read an interview with the Scalextric designer that was responsible for this car and the way she explained it, it was due to cost. Creating a likeness of the Robin figure would have increased the cost of the car significantly and they had to make a decision to include Robin and increase the MSRP or leave Robin at the Batcave and sell the car at a more regular price.

              I often read complaints about any slot car price increase, even a tiny amount, so I would say that this was a wise decision by Scalextric.....taking into consideration, "you can't please all the people all the time, and you can almost never please any slot car buyer! "

              Chris

              Update:

              I found the interview with Caitlin Williams from Scalextric courtesy of Jadlam Hobbies Blog - the complete interview and be found: here: https://blog.jadlamracingmodels.com/...966-tv-series/

              "Like many people, my first reaction to seeing the car in the Scalextric catalogue was ‘where’s Robin?’. Caitlin explained, “Robin was omitted because to sculpt a character is very, very costly. To add Robin would add an extra 20% or more to the tool cost and, as a result, the retail price would have to be increased. It was therefore a cost decision to ensure the final product was still affordable.”"
              Last edited by F1Fan; May 19, 2021, 02:49 PM.
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              • #9
                Originally posted by F1Fan View Post
                I was unable to find the article, but I read an interview with the Scalextric designer that was responsible for this car and the way she explained it, it was due to cost. Creating a likeness of the Robin figure would have increased the cost of the car significantly and they had to make a decision to include Robin and increase the MSRP or leave Robin at the Batcave and sell the car at a more regular price.

                I often read complaints about any slot car price increase, even a tiny amount, so I would say that this was a wise decision by Scalextric.....taking into consideration, "you can't please all the people all the time, and you can almost never please any slot car buyer! "

                Chris

                Update:

                I found the interview with Caitlin Williams from Scalextric courtesy of Jadlam Hobbies Blog - the complete interview and be found: here: https://blog.jadlamracingmodels.com/...966-tv-series/

                "Like many people, my first reaction to seeing the car in the Scalextric catalogue was ‘where’s Robin?’. Caitlin explained, “Robin was omitted because to sculpt a character is very, very costly. To add Robin would add an extra 20% or more to the tool cost and, as a result, the retail price would have to be increased. It was therefore a cost decision to ensure the final product was still affordable.”"

                I think that was probably a good decision overall.
                Now, what I would do if I were Scalextric is look at selling a Robin figure separately. A little hot glue and Robin would be in the car with ease. Maybe retail them $9.99 - $14.99 ???? I’d bet they would sell, and be profitable. I could of course be 100% wrong.

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                • #10
                  Hey , you never know , they just might get enough emails about not having robin in the car to where they may make the figure to retro fit the car . I say we start a brass roots complaint about not having Robin with the Caped Crusader

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                  • #11
                    And not should not have been brass , it should have been grass , and not the kind you smoke .

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