Stuck for ideas on what to buy your dad for Father’s Day? Thinking about buying him socks. Again. Well stop right there and let us suggest something that will make him feel like a boy again…
A Microscalextric set.
Those lovely folks at Hornby Hobbies have downsized their classic racing series, making it a small, but mighty addition to their already fantastic range of toys. As part of the new “Film and TV category” introduced in 2020, Scalextric has added the iconic Aston Martins in the Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set; and a superb 9 layout track set from the most recent film No Time To Die – perfect gifts for secret agent dads everywhere on June 19th.
Aston Martin has been James Bond’s vehicle of choice throughout the film franchise, and the Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race 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 and the new lap-counter booby trap track piece!
No Time To Die, the 25th instalment of the Bond franchise, features both classic and modern vehicles driven by the villain as well as 007 himself. The Micro Scalextric No Time To Die set features an Aston Martin DB5 taking on the Jaguar XF, and includes over four metres of track, with 9 track layouts, and speed-limiting hand controllers that ensure the cars will be shaken and stirred but won’t fly off the tracks!
In anticipation of the release, CinemaChords’ resident reviewer (and manchild) Ashley Northey, was super-excited to get his hands on the Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Race Set. Find out what he had to say below.
We trust Ashley you can handle this contraption, Q?