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Review: Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set


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Here is our review of the Review: Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set.

Aston Martin has been James Bond’s vehicle of choice throughout the 007 franchise, and this set celebrates his most iconic choices: the Aston Martin DB5 and Aston Martin V8. 

This set features over 3.5 metres of track, with 9 track layouts which includes a ramp the new lap counter booby trap track piece!

What’s in the box?

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

Scalextric produce a number of different size sets, this particular one is in their Micro range. What this means is that you can have all the fun of Scalextric but on a smaller scale, and believe me that smaller scale doesn’t take anything away from the fun.

This set is the James Bond 007 Aston Martin V8 vs the Aston Martin DB5.

Unlike other Scalextric sets, the Micro sets are powered by 6 AA batteries rather than from a plug. You don’t get any batteries with the set so make sure you have plenty to hand. Fitting them was simply a case of unscrewing the controller box and putting the batteries in.

You can make up the track however you want – there are multiple examples shown with the instructions, but half the fun is creating your own. Putting the track together is very easy and it wont be long before you are ready to race.

There is an additional track component included in the box – the booby trap counter. What this does is allow you to set the number of laps before the trap goes over causing the losing car to fly off the track. Each lap takes take one notch off the timer until boom!

The two controllers are easy to fit and they feel comfortable in your hand, and that of a smaller player – in the case of this review, my trusty almost 6 year old assistant! There are some speed settings as well on the controller that increases, or decreases the speed! My assistant preferred the setting on maximum speed!

Then it’s time to choose which car is for which player – then its race time!

The Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set is so much fun to play and doesn’t take up that much room. It’s quick and easy to set up (and put away when you are done). It will bring hours of fun to the whole family!

Now if you excuse me, I am off to try and win a race!

The Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set is available now priced around £69.99.

You can learn more from the Scalextric website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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