TOY FAIR DAILY: Hornby launches Batman Tumbler Car for Scalextric

Katie Roberts

By Katie Roberts

January 26th 2012 at 10:07AM
TOY FAIR DAILY: Hornby launches Batman Tumbler Car for Scalextric

Warner Bros partners with the firm to produce limited edition product.

Hornby Hobbies will launch a solo, limited edition version of the Batman Tumbler car for Scalextric this summer, to coincide with the theatrical release of The Dark Knight Rises.

Only 2,000 pieces of the car will be produced under the terms of this two-year deal which covers all territories, excluding Australasia and North America.

The Batman car will retail at around £49.99 and will be offered in a special presentation pack.

Paul Chandler, Scalextric marketing manager, Hornby Hobbies said: "Iconic vehicles from the Batman franchise have been replicated successfully in Scalextric form numerous times during the past forty years.

"We are very pleased to create a Scalextric version of the Tumbler as it has become another iconic vehicle in the Batman mythology."

Paul Bufton, general manager, Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK, said: "The limited edition Batman Tumbler car is certain to become a must-own product for die-hard Batman fans who want to commemorate the last film in Christopher Nolan’s outstanding trilogy of Batman films."