Scalextric 2009 line-up unveiled

Hornby has revealed further plans for Scalextric throughout the year.
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Plans include a range of products from a championship winning Lewis Hamilton inspired set, to a limited edition celebration of 50 years of the Mini.

The Mini was officially launched on August 26, 1959 and became an instant icon of the 20th century. Scalextric is this year paying homage to the first ever Mini to roll off the production line 50 years ago. The 1959 Morris Mini Minor is due for release in August priced at £40.

BBC Worldwide’s Top Gear is still proving to be one of the most popular TV series of the moment. The Top Gear Powerlaps set made its Scalextric debut last year.

This year fans will be able power around the circuit with three more cars added to the Top Gear range; black Aston Martin DBS car will be on shelves in April with a silver Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and blue Ford GT arriving in October. All are priced at £40.

Based on the hit EA video games, the Need For Speed Scalextric and MicroScalextric sets will be launching towards the middle of 2009, priced at £100 and £40 respectively. The set features the Aston Martin DBS v Nissan 350Z and includes a flying leap in the track so fans can recreate the famous chase scenes from the game.

A new analogue version of the popular Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton set, honouring Hamilton’s Championship win in 2008 is due for release in July and priced at £100.

In celebration Disney/Pixar Cars movie, Scalextric is this year launching the Micro Scalextric Disney Cars set. Priced at £50, the set launches in July.

The Classic Collection: Monaco 1992 is a limited edition collection to celebrate the legendary duel between Nigel Mansell and Aryton Senna that took place during the sixth round of the 1992 Formula One season at Monaco on 31st May. Containing the Williams FW14B driven by Mansell and the McLaren MP4/7 driven by Senna the set is due out in April and priced at £75.

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