Back in December, CommanderBond.net reported that Scalextric, a major international brand of slot car racing, was rumoured to be planning a James Bond racing set that would be a tie-in to the newly-titled Quantum of Solace.
According to an article in the BBC News, parent company Hornby has today confirmed this, stating they have high hopes for the forthcoming James Bond set.
‘We’re delighted to have the licence for James Bond. Scalextric was very strong last year, largely because of the Lewis Hamilton effect,’ said chief executive Frank Martin.
The BBC News adds that the set will feature 007’s Aston Martin DBS and an Alfa Romeo as the chase car.
Bond collecters may recognize the company as the maker of the 1968 James Bond Car Chase set and other related 007 items.
James Bond fan site MI6 reports Scalextric will introduce a special 007 slot car racing set to coincide with the release of the next Bond flick.
Scalextric is one of the leading slot car brands in the world. I (and a lot of other fans) can testify they make some sweet cars.
I own their Batmobile slot car, based on the one in 2005’s “Batman Begins.” The detail and craftsmanship is amazing.
The company’s previous movie tie-ins have included “The Italian Job,” “Transformers” and “The Simpsons.”
"Bond 22" is the working title for the 22nd Bond film, which will star Daniel Craig as Agent 007, Judi Dench as M, Giancarlo Giannini, Mathieu Amalric, Anatole Taubman and Joaquin Cosío. "Bond 22" is due out Nov. 7, 2008.