Scalextric McLaren Set - £49.99 down from £120 - Hawkins Bazaar
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Scalextric McLaren Set - £49.99 down from £120 - Hawkins Bazaar

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Found 9th Sep 2015
Seems a good price for a Scalextric starter kit.

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Any car with Formula One technology built into it is sure to be a devil on the race track – just take a look at this pair. Pull the trigger to send a McLaren MP4-12C around this Scalextric (C1284) figure-of-eight circuit at incredible speeds, taking care to break on the corners whilst powering through the straights. Just watch out as things can get a little competitive on this track, with a crossroads and sideswipe track sections that might take out any unprepared drivers! Don't worry too much about a few raceway scuffles though, as these McLaren MP4-12C cars are tough and super resistant (not to mention exceptionally quick). Whether you're new to Scalextric or a slot car veteran, this set offers a few interesting quirks that are sure to liven up any race.
•Scalextric track set C1284
•Two track slot car racing set
•Two McLaren MP4-12C slot cars
•Crossroads and chicane track sections
•Independent hand controllers
•Mains powered
•532cm racing circuit
•Track layout 210 x 140cm

Free delivery

Showing as £120 (but OOS) on the Scalextric website so seems a genuine reduction?

scalextric.com/uk-…tml
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4% quidco
4.2% TCB + free pocket money toy
aing69

4% quidco 4.2% TCB + free pocket money toy


And use discount code VIP2015 to bring down to £42.49
Use code VIP2015 for an additional 15% discount. - thanks to mattcass for the heads-up

Would this be suitable for a 4 year old? Struggling for Xmas ideas this year so this might be ideal. Thanks
Kacey0409

Would this be suitable for a 4 year old? Struggling for Xmas ideas this … Would this be suitable for a 4 year old? Struggling for Xmas ideas this year so this might be ideal. Thanks



​nah but it would be for a 40 year old
Not suitable for under 36 months due to small parts - Might be Ok for a 4 year old - main frustration with scalextric used to be they'd fly off the track if you took a corner too fast!!

Hawkins reviewer states "This is a great no nonsense Scalextric set with a pair of tough McLaren cars durable enough in the hands of younger children. It has great little chicane for knocking the competing car off track. The outer corner barrier reduces the risk of spin offs. The set also has a digital upgrade option.

This is a great value set from Hawkins and has made a great birthday present and one little boy very happy. " so maybe this isnt such an issue these days??
Kacey0409

Would this be suitable for a 4 year old? Struggling for Xmas ideas this … Would this be suitable for a 4 year old? Struggling for Xmas ideas this year so this might be ideal. Thanks



Whilst the manufacturer's site suggests 5+ years old, it says not suitable for those under 36 months.

If you look at this deal by Hawkins Bazaar on Amazon, (where a £3.50 delivery charge applies) it says:

Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up



There's actually feedback from someone who bought it for their 4 yr old son, and they said their son was fine with it, despite initial reservations by the parent.
amazon.co.uk/Sca…T18

Edited by: "Kool4Katz" 9th Sep 2015
I've got a 2 and 3 year old. they both love there's. teach them to use it properly is the main point
Stash it for the brats Christmas?
£150 here (I've put the link because there is a cool video of the set)

tjdmodels.com/sca…tml
Ordered, thanks. That's the first xmas present sorted out.
Problem with really young kids is that they cannot control the throttle and cars fly off - there are models which have speed limiters which you'd set. Sure it is no longer a game of skill but as they get older you turn it off.
bellboys

£150 here (I've put the link because there is a cool video of the … £150 here (I've put the link because there is a cool video of the set)http://www.tjdmodels.com/scalextric-mclaren-mp412c-set-p-6732.html


Looks like the first car has gone on Dragons Den!!
Couldn't get VIP2015 to work, but GETAWAY still worked for 5%. Still an amazing deal. Heated. That's the nephews sorted for Christmas
James_dean

And use discount code VIP2015 to bring down to £42.49



They've just blocked the code, I think.
Not digital which is a shame but still not a bad deal. I think we paid about £75 for a a similar digital set just before Christmas.
Will probably not work when it turns up and require 9 engine changes. Lets hope it's not a Honda engine...

#Formula1Jokes
James_dean

And use discount code VIP2015 to bring down to £42.49



Does not work
furq

They've just blocked the code, I think.



cruisecars

Does not work


It did earlier when I ordered it... must have been a surge on using it.
traileruk

Will probably not work when it turns up and require 9 engine changes. … Will probably not work when it turns up and require 9 engine changes. Lets hope it's not a Honda engine...#Formula1Jokes


This is only a short track, it might make it half distance before something fails
Just hope they don't have Honda engines in or it will be really slow!
cookied

​nah but it would be for a 40 year old



​no I bought it for my 4 year old , they can't modulate speed and go off at every corner, buy the junior micro set where even on full power cars remain on track.
It's a pity it isn't a McLaren F1 set.....then you could explore the possibility of grid penalties, stop-go penalties....component failures and so on!
Puchased for my 4 year olds Xmas 15% off code wouldn't work but found 10% off code on savoo 1N4CT33D1
Seems to be the same price on Amazon
Neither discount codes work
and it is the same on Amazon but there's a delivery charge and it's still sold by Hawkins Bazaar through Amazon
Do I need another set to add to the 2 I already have coupled with my loop the loop track it wil make for an interesting race

Presently takes up 12 foot square surface area in the lounge
Kacey0409

Would this be suitable for a 4 year old? Struggling for Xmas ideas this … Would this be suitable for a 4 year old? Struggling for Xmas ideas this year so this might be ideal. Thanks



yeah, my 4 yr old daughter loves playing on my Scalextric set....and I'm tempted to get this to expand the track!
Ordered. Thanks OP. 3yr old getting an early birthday prezzie.
GETAWAY code 5% off as posted previously works just used it
oos
out of stock now pity good deal heat added
OK deal but don't need it
Esro21

GETAWAY code 5% off as posted previously works just used it


Didn't for me, got a message to say it couldn't be used - however AUTUMN15 did work for 5%
Grrr, missed it lol - went to checkout and it was removed from basket
cruisecars

OK deal but don't need it



Thanks for this.
can you buy more track to make for different 'circuits? or do you have to buy the circuits as sets in a box? wouldn't mind getting this for me and my son but if extra track can be added then that's longevity sorted.
EN1GMA

can you buy more track to make for different 'circuits? or do you have to … can you buy more track to make for different 'circuits? or do you have to buy the circuits as sets in a box? wouldn't mind getting this for me and my son but if extra track can be added then that's longevity sorted.



It's OOS. Sold out.
furq

It's OOS. Sold out.



typical. damn, some of the guys here move fast.
In stock 3 left, be very quick
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