Scalextric Start GT Endurance 1:32 Racing Set HALF PRICE only £39.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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This seems an excellent deal for a standard size set from the Start range, which is designed to be easier to use, ideal for Scalextric 1st timers like my son!.It's not mentioned but according to the reviews the cars also have Magnatraction, which helps stop them flying off the track!

Scalextric Start - GT Endurance Set.
Race your way into the world of 1:32 slot racing. Develop your driving skills as you race around the bends at extreme speeds. With a track which is easy to connect and disconnect, rookie racers will have everything they need to have the ultimate racing experience!

Scalextric start- the perfect introduction to the world of 1:32 scale slot racing.
Two hot endurance cars, racing stickers, ultra fast-fit track and skill level control hand controllers included.
8 alternative circuits.
Track length 6.2m.
1:32 scale.
Suitable for ages 5 years and over.

Space Required 225cm x 225cm

START Features include:

Easy-to-connect/disconnect track
Large track pieces for speedy set up
Super tough cars
Decal sheets for cars
Multiple circuit options
Adjustable skill level hand throttles
Expand your circuit!

You can also get Track Pack extensions to easily extend the layout, similar to the Hornby Track Packs.

Unlike most Argos deals, this has 'previously been sold' for £69.99, so really is a good deal.
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#1
Here's a video Promo for the Scalextric Start Sets..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ZDU5sJW60

And a picture of the main layout design, although this set can also make 8 other layouts
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/353-3885404SPA74UC692891X.jpg


Edited By: HAL2000 on Dec 01, 2010 08:50
#2
How annoying... already bought this. Hot from me anyway.
#3
Ah, how my heart is warmed when I hear it called Scalextric, rather than Scalectrix.

What always made me chuckle was the fact that the X in the middle was always emphasised too, like a sort of logo that screamed 'the X is in the middle!':3
#4
Quietus
Ah, how my heart is warmed when I hear it called Scalextric, rather than Scalectrix.What always made me chuckle was the fact that the X in the middle was always emphasised too, like a sort of logo that screamed 'the X is in the middle!':3

That's so true!
I got all nostalgic doing this post, which made me think back to the first set I had, which was the Scalextric 200 Set..
http://www.tooveys.com/lots/176378/3126.jpg
Funny thing is, when I got it, I was almost a little disappointed as I was hoping for the Dukes Of Hazzard set, that was until my friend got it for Christmas and I had a go of it, I think it was a TCR/Aurora set, whatever it wasn't much good, tiny cars, and packed in within a week! After that I really got to enjoy the Scalextric sets, and my Dad built me a large fold down wall layout the next year, with these cars that you could make U-Turn, and smash, I remember one was called Fender Bender..
http://www.vectis.co.uk/AuctionImages/119/140_l.jpg
Anyone remember those?
#5
Can anyone help me, what argument will work with the wife to let me buy this for our 18 month old little girl ;)
#6
calathea
Can anyone help me, what argument will work with the wife to let me buy this for our 18 month old little girl ;)

"It's to match the Hornby we got her last Xmas, sweetheart"
#7
anyone know why argos have 2 of these 1 for £79.99 and the other this one?
#8
that might work, i was thinking that it will help her driving skills so she passes earlier and we spend less on lessons
#9
calathea
Can anyone help me, what argument will work with the wife to let me buy this for our 18 month old little girl ;)


You daughter will grow into it.
Don't forget to fully unpack, check and test the set before and after christmas :D
#10
calathea
Can anyone help me, what argument will work with the wife to let me buy this for our 18 month old little girl ;)

Hmm, could try "Well women make better drivers, that's why this set is designed for girls!"

Or.. "learning to control the car will greatly improve her dexterity, hand-eye co-ordinations skills!"

And agree with the other post, it's very important to test everything works correctly first! Good Luck, and if you are successful, have fun, but not too much, remember it's your daughters present!
banned#11
How annoying, too old for this and no sons to pretend to buy it for. Hot from me though :)
#12
Do you think I would get away with buying it for my 9 week old son ? (_;)
#13
Soulreape
Do you think I would get away with buying it for my 9 week old son ? (_;)

Whoa! that's pushing it a bit! still, I suppose you could try crossing out the 'Suitable for 5+ Years", and replacing it with "Suitable for 5+ Weeks", hmm, maybe not.Sorry, but I think you'll have to wait a few more weeks yet ;)
#14
calathea
Can anyone help me, what argument will work with the wife to let me buy this for our 18 month old little girl ;)


Glue Dora the Explorer to one of the cars and Boots to the other. Result, a sure fire Xmas treat for all the family!
#15
BTW forgot to add, the next best price I could find on this was £69.99 @ Play & Amazon, so this really is an amazing price for a decent size set..

More temptation for the parent's out there, yeah, I'm one of them, imagine having this, er, I mean imagine giving this to your child this Christmas, and those father son/daughter races, bring it on!
http://images.play.com/covers/15957543x.jpg
#16
still got my matchbox sets :)
#17
Why find an excuse to buy it someone? simply buy it for yourself and wrap it up as though someone else got it for you... just work on your 'supprised' look for christmas day!
#18
Heat from me!
Just what my grandson (who is only 3) was placed on this earth for :)
A couple of grand daughters as well.
Love em all, but scalextric is pure boys stuff (and grand dads stuff as well)
#19
HOT Price. I paid £79.99 for the Need For Speed set from Amazon, which was a bargain compared to most places.

Point to note is that this set is Scalextric 'Start' which is focused for younger racers (which is a plus point if you're buying it for a youngster, maybe not challenging enough for Dads though!)

Info on Start Sets here: http://www.slotcarcentre.co.uk/acatalog/Scalextric_Start.html
#20
Super hot, was looking at this very set at £70 so thanks for the heads up. I believe this can be combined with other track types i.e. classic and sport using the converter tracks so also a cheaper way of getting new track. I also plan to convert it to digital in the future which is a whole new world compared to when I had this as a youngster.
#21
jamborossi
Super hot, was looking at this very set at £70 so thanks for the heads up. I believe this can be combined with other track types i.e. classic and sport using the converter tracks so also a cheaper way of getting new track. I also plan to convert it to digital in the future which is a whole new world compared to when I had this as a youngster.

No problem, glad to help! It really is a cracking deal (makes a change for Argos).

Yes, even Scalextric has gone digital now, I don't know much about it but I guess you could have 'drone' cars running?.I built my son his first train layout last year, and chose to go with regular DC, because of the price, but going digital would have made it a lot easier to sort out all the wiring for points and branches etc, but then that's half the fun! All I do know is my son loves it, and like my dad did with my Scalextric set, I've made this a wall mounted layout which folds down, which saves a lot of space, just restricts the height of tunnels etc.So in the future I hope to do a similar wall mount Scalextric layout, which will fold down from the underside of the train layout.
#22
HAL2000
jamborossi
Super hot, was looking at this very set at £70 so thanks for the heads up. I believe this can be combined with other track types i.e. classic and sport using the converter tracks so also a cheaper way of getting new track. I also plan to convert it to digital in the future which is a whole new world compared to when I had this as a youngster.

No problem, glad to help! It really is a cracking deal (makes a change for Argos).

Yes, even Scalextric has gone digital now, I don't know much about it but I guess you could have 'drone' cars running?.I built my son his first train layout last year, and chose to go with regular DC, because of the price, but going digital would have made it a lot easier to sort out all the wiring for points and branches etc, but then that's half the fun! All I do know is my son loves it, and like my dad did with my Scalextric set, I've made this a wall mounted layout which folds down, which saves a lot of space, just restricts the height of tunnels etc.So in the future I hope to do a similar wall mount Scalextric layout, which will fold down from the underside of the train layout.

I've been reading up on the whole digital angle recently and it seems that you can race up to 6 cars (depending on your powerbase) on the normal two lane track which then includes change lanes for overtaking. You are right that you can also use pacer cars as well.
#23
HAL2000
jamborossi
Super hot, was looking at this very set at £70 so thanks for the heads up. I believe this can be combined with other track types i.e. classic and sport using the converter tracks so also a cheaper way of getting new track. I also plan to convert it to digital in the future which is a whole new world compared to when I had this as a youngster.

No problem, glad to help! It really is a cracking deal (makes a change for Argos).

Yes, even Scalextric has gone digital now, I don't know much about it but I guess you could have 'drone' cars running?.I built my son his first train layout last year, and chose to go with regular DC, because of the price, but going digital would have made it a lot easier to sort out all the wiring for points and branches etc, but then that's half the fun! All I do know is my son loves it, and like my dad did with my Scalextric set, I've made this a wall mounted layout which folds down, which saves a lot of space, just restricts the height of tunnels etc.So in the future I hope to do a similar wall mount Scalextric layout, which will fold down from the underside of the train layout.

I've been reading up on the whole digital angle recently and it seems that you can race up to 6 cars (depending on your powerbase) on the normal two lane track which then includes change lanes for overtaking. You are right that you can also use pacer cars as well.
#24
Many thanks HAL2000.

Cracking deal. Have reserved one at my local(ish) store. Just got to battle through the snow tomorrow to pick it up.

Can't wait to see my 4 year old son's eyes when he opens this one up!!

Voted Hot!
1 Like #25
Wigwambam
Many thanks HAL2000.
Cracking deal. Have reserved one at my local(ish) store. Just got to battle through the snow tomorrow to pick it up.
Can't wait to see my 4 year old son's eyes when he opens this one up!!
Voted Hot!


Just reserved one as well.
For my grandson you understand...next Xmas!
(already got this years presents and he will be 4 next year...cant wait :))

Edited By: poisondwarf on Dec 02, 2010 20:23
#26
Ordered, picked it up, already played with it! Now i just need to put it all back in the box for Christmas.

Voted HOT. Thanks OP.
#27
emeraldbugle
Ordered, picked it up, already played with it! Now i just need to put it all back in the box for Christmas.

Voted HOT. Thanks OP.


Nooooooooo!
Have you?
Lucky beggar :)
#28
It's really nice to know that so many of you have been able to get this, despite the weather! If I got a chance, I think I'd have to test it out first as well, but yes, the children are going to love opening this on the big day, but even better they're going to really enjoy their dads (& Mums!) playing this with them, and spending some quality time together.

BTW I just noticed at the bottom of the Argos page it say's price valid until 7th December, so if you want to get one, there's still a few days left at this price, after that who knows, I doubt it'll go back to £69.99/£79.99, but it might.

Thanks Jamborossi for info on the Digital sets, I guess that's something to consider for the future! and thanks to everyone for the kind comments, always appreciated!


Edited By: HAL2000 on Dec 03, 2010 09:29
#29
Great! Now Argos is Out of Stock on these:(

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