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Scalextric unveils Star Wars line-up

British actor, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) on board to celebrate.
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Next month, Scalextric will release the first products from its three-year global licensing partnership with Star Wars.

Joining forces with Scalextric to celebrate the launch, British Star Wars actor, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) said: "I had a thrilling Scalextric set when I was a child and it’s great to see the brand is now stronger than ever.

"The launch of this exciting new range takes Scalextric and Star Wars deeper into that ever-expanding galaxy. Fans will jump to lightspeed to get behind the controls of this one."

The Scalextric products are available from June 2012, include:

Death Star Attack: A Micro Scalextric set featuring X-Wing TM vs TIE Fighter. A pursuit battle game, on a 3.8m length circuit, with glow-in-the-dark track and illuminated starfighters.

Battle of Endor: Scalextric Start set featuring Luke Skywalker vs Biker Scout. Speeder Bikes piloted by Luke Skywalker and a Scout Trooper race around the 4.3m printed Endor forest scene track and duck through the hazards; depicting the famous scene from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi movie.

Individual, highly detailed versions of the Speeder Bikes (C3299 Luke Skywalker TM and C3298 PaplooTM the Ewok TM), with additional electronic light effects and alternative decoration features, are also available later this year.

Paul Chandler, marketing manager at Scalextric, commented: "We have worked on the Scalextric-Star Wars project for over two years now and we are delighted with the products we have created, working in close partnership with Lucasfilm.

"The combination of the incredible Scalextric slot racing system together with the iconic characters and vehicles from Star Wars is truly unique. And together, the Force is even stronger."

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