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Newsletter August 15th, 2014

August 15, 2014 by  
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Wow – another week. They go so fast…

Here’s to another great summer weekend. The great outdoors, hammocks, barbeques, chillin’ by the lake… Then of course there is rounding out your days with a little racing. That’s where we come in.

Have a great weekend!

New Slot Cars This Week

We have new cars from Fly, Carrera, Kyosho, Proto Slot, and Slot.it.

Want to see what’s new? Just keep reading…

Or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

 

Fly 024102 Chevron B21 Capetown 3 hr. 1972 Lucky Strike

Chevron B21 Capetown 3 Hour 1972 Lucky Strike

Drivers: John Hine and Dave Charlton

$79.99

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Slot.it SICA14E Nissan R390 GT1 LT #31 LeMans 1998

Nissan R390 GT1 LT #31 “Zexel” LeMans 1998

$69.99

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Fly 024101 Chevron B21 Gunston 1972 Kyalami

Fly Chevron B21 Gunston 1972 Kyalami.

$79.99

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Fly 058106 Lotus 78, Mario Andretti Monaco GP 1978

Model of car driven by Mario Andretti in the 1978 Monaco GP in the distinctive black & gold John Player special livery. The chassis includes steering front wheels.

$69.99

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Fly W40101 Williams 1983 FE08C Senna Collection, Donington Park Test

Fly (Slotwings)

W40101 Williams 1983 FE08C Senna Collection, Donington Park Test. Ayrton Senna Collection, first car in this series.

$85.99

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Fly 053106 Ferrari 250LM 1965 Le Mans winner

At the 1965 LeMans, Ferrari’s 250LM sports car fulfilled its purpose by winning the race it was named after. Drivers Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory had much to celebrate since it was the 250LM’s greatest moment as well as their own. They were piloting Ferrari’s ideal sports-racing car which had the the successful hallmarks of the mid-1960s design with a mid-mounted V12 engine in a low-drag body.

Now you can get the same thrill racing this Ferrari at home!

$79.99

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Fly 036105 Porsche 911 Martini

The #62 Porsche 911 Martini won the non-championship 4hr Le Mans race of 1973. The 4hr race was held on the same weekend as pre-qualifying for the 24hr race.

$79.99

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Fly 709103 Porsche 917LH, Gulf #17. LeMans 1971

1/32 scale slot car. With new Alpha In-line chassis. Model of car raced at LeMans 1971. Motor:

FC130 endbell drive.

$62.99

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Carrera 30674 Audi A5 DTM, Digital 132

The Audi RS 5 DTM appears flatter and wider than the A4 DTM with which Audi won five titles from 2004 to 2011. Now you can race this 1/32 scale version at home!

$54.98

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Proto Slot CB085 March 707 Can-Am, Chris Amon — PAINTED BODY KIT

March 707 Can-Am, Chris Amon —PAINTED BODY KIT— 1/32 scale painted hand-made cast-resin body kit. Superb quality and detail. Made in France.  Pictures show fully assembled car.

The body is deisgned to fit the Proto Slot Kit KR02T4 metal chassis with SR06 tires and wheels.

$109.95

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Kyosho 90106 Porsche 911 GT3, yellow, 1/43 scale

1/43 scale analog slot car. Will run on all 1/43, 1/32, and 1/24 scale non-digital plastic track systems. Kyosho cars run and handle exceptionally well out of the box. They are excellent upgrade cars for Carrera and SCX 1/43 scale racing layouts. A full range of replacement and tuning parts is available.

Kyosho cars all use the Dslot chassis.

The chassis may be either the short-wheelbase version or the long-wheelbase version, depending on the car, but all Kyosho cars have the same mechanical features, including traction magnet, suspended motor pod, and snap-on body mounting.

$44.99

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Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

Here are some of the new cars we are expecting to be arriving soon. Don’t miss out, pre-order now! We are expecting new Grid Girl Figurines from LeMans Minatures.

Scroll to see all the new cars available for pre-order or click here to see all pre-orders.

 

Ninco 50650 Ninco Porsche 356 Speedster Bridgehampton PRE-ORDER NOW!

50650 Ninco Porsche 356 Speedster Bridgehampton

$44.99

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Carrera 23801 Limited Edition Porsche Carrera 6, Digital 1/24

The proverbial Carrera slotcar, the Porsche Carrera 6, didn’t have its’ motorsport debut in the common white with red details livery, but rather in a dark navy blue instead.

The wind tunnel styled sportscar’s 50th birthday is rapidly approaching – so it’s time to celebrate its’ close connection to the toy-brand with an appropriate decoration, consisting of an interpretation of the car’s original color combined with “Carrera-red” elements.

$94.98

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Carrera 30690 Audi A5 DTM 2014 ‘Playboy’ 1/32 scale Limited Edition PRE-ORDER NOW!

The famous black Playboy graphics are returning to the DTM on Adrien Tambay’s race car.

You can race this limited edition, 1/32 scale car at home.

$79.98

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Carrera 30673 BMW M3 DTM , Digital 132 PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 30673 BMW M3 DTM , Digital 132 . Will also operate on any 1/32 scale analog system.

$54.98

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FLM132028 Painted Grid Girl Figurines – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Spice up your racing with these four “Grid Girl” figurines from LeMans Minatures.

$14.99 each (sold separately)

See all 4 Grid Girls!
Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone:  (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter February 25th, 2014

February 25, 2014 by  
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We have some really great new additions to the Electric Dreams Shop this week. Curious? Read on…

Exciting News!

Additions to the Electric Dream Team

We are expanding the Electric Dreams technical department with the addition of Carlos Raphael & Robert Smith.

Carlos and Robert both have many years of slot car knowledge & expertise. They are founding members of I.T.G. / In The Groove Slot Car racing club in the Los Angeles California area. Their expertise includes slot car track construction, modification of cars, slot car events and more!

They will be bringing their expert knowledge to the blog at Electric Dreams answering visitor questions, posting how-to and DIY articles covering all things “Slot Car”.

Here they are – Robert and Carlos – the newest members of the Electric Dream Team. Let’s give them a warm Welcome!

New Slot Cars This Week

Lots of new slot cars and kits this week

It has been a action packed couple of weeks around the warehouse… We’ve been busy stocking the shelves with new slot cars from makers like: Arrow Slot, BRM, Kyosho, Ostorero, Proto Slot, Scale Auto, SCX and Slot It.

Just keep reading…

Or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

Arrow Slot 1002A BMW V12 LMR #42 Sebring 1999 winner

1/32 scale analog car, ready-to-run. Driven by: T. Kristensen, J.J. Lehto and J. Müller. $79.99

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BRM 025R RED Special Edition Martini 917

1/24 scale slot car ready to run on all 1/24 scale tracks. Special Edition release in red. $169.99

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Kyosho 30501 Porsche 911 GT1 #25

1/43 scale analog slot car. Will run on all 1/43, 1/32, and 1/24 scale non-digital plastic track systems. Kyosho cars run and handle exceptionally well out of the box. They are excellent upgrade cars for Carrera and SCX 1/43 scale racing layouts. $49.99

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Ostorero ODG126 Lotus Type 38 Bobby Johns, Indianapolis 1965

Teammate of Jim Clark at the Indy 500 in 1965. He finished 7th, after starting 22nd. Highly detailed ready to race model. $289.95

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Scale Auto SC6034 1/32 scale DeTomaso Pantera Grp 3 yellow – 2 DECAL SETS

This plain yellow car comes with two decal schemes: 24h Le Mans 1974 Wicky Racing Team #52 (pictured) 24h Le Mans 1976 Andre Wicky & Martial Deblande #82. $74.99

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Scale Auto SC6063 1/32 scale BMW M1 white Racing Kit

This 1/32nd scale racing kit comes unassembled with everything you need for a working car. $79.99

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Scale Auto SC-7052 1/24 Porsche 911 RSR GT3 IMSA Performance Matmut #76 LeMans 2011

This is a replica of the IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR as driven to 17th place overall, 5th in LMGTE-Pro class, at Le Mans 2011 by Raymond Narac – Patrick Pilet – Nicolas Armindo. $169.99

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SCX A10120X300 Citroen DS3 WRC Qatar

SCX analog 1/32 scale. This is the Citroën version of Qatar driver Nasser Al Attiyah. $49.99

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Slot It SICA26B McLaren M8E/D, Led Zeppelin

IN STOCK NOW! This McLaren M8E/D was driven by Kaye Griffiths at Silverstone in 1974. $69.99

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Parts & Accessories

Many new arrivals

From performance parts to rocker arms, to controllers – we got ‘em…

SCX D10086X100 Digitalization Kit

Upgrade your Original circuit to Digital system and race with up to 6 cars, Choose your own strategy Program, your breaking power, change lanes and overtake your opponents. $179.99

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AMT Performance Parts Kit

Just what the doctor ordered! Hop up your Slot Star 1:25 scale kits with this all new performance kit.

For use with all Slot Stars 1/25 scale kits.

$15.49

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DS-3502E 25 ohm Basic Controller for Ninco, Scalextric

A high quality and economic controller ready to use directly on any Ninco, SCX or Scalextric track through its 3mm jack.

$36.99

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DS0052 Serial Wiring Assembly, 1.8 meters

Wiring assembly – connects DS Lap Counters to PC (9 pins COM port)

$11.99

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Carrera 85244 Rocker Arm for 1/24 scale Exclusive

Guide / Rocker Arm for post 2006 Exclusiv 1/24 scale cars. Includes brushes. $9.99

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1/32 Accessories, Red Bull RB7

Fits the following 1/32 Carrera Cars: 30628, 30629, 27419, 27420 1 – front and rear wing 1 – set of side mirrors 2- side wings 1- additional wing $5.99.

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Professor Motor 1401 Universal Tire Truing Machine 1/32 & 1/24

Professor Motor version of the Area 3 Design Universal Tire Truing Machine. Designed to mount complete 1/32 or 1/24 FRONT or REAR axle assemblies and true both tires at once.  $239.99.

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Click Here to See All this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone:  (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter December 16th, 2011

December 16, 2011 by  
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On the way to us now!

LeMans Miniatures 132056 Audi R18, 2011

LeMans Miniatures 132056 Audi R18, 2011. Preorder now! – $149.99

New items in stock

BSR009P Nash Healey #14, LeMans 1950

BSR009P Nash Healey #14, LeMans 1950, painted body kit – $97.99

BSR009R Nash Healey #14, LeMans 1950 RTR – $234.99

BSR010P Nash Healey #11, LeMans 1952

BSR010P Nash Healey #11, LeMans 1952 – $97.99

BSR010R Nash Healey #11, LeMans 1952, RTR – $234.99

BSR029P Maserati 250 streamliner F1 painted body kit

BSR029P Maserati 250 streamliner F1 painted body kit – $99.99

BSR029R Maserati 250 streamliner F1 RTR – $234.99

H&R HRMJR1 Jack Rabbit motor FC130

H&R HRMJR1 Jack Rabbit motor FC130 – $9.49 This new motor will serve as a direct replacement for the venerable Ninco NC-1.  It has the same RPM and torque and offers the additional benefit of being able to drive off either the can  or endbell end, making it suitable for a wider variety of applications.  Good news for non-magnet racers everywhere! 

 NSR 1098AW Audi R8 GT, unpainted white

NSR 1098AW Audi R8 GT, unpainted white – $109.99

Proto Slot CB064P Chaparral 1 painted body kit

Proto Slot CB064P Chaparral 1 painted body kit – $99.49

 More Kyosho news…

For those of you who may not have seen it yet, this is what the packaging for the Kyosho Dslot 43 cars will look like.

We have it on good authority that the MSRP on the cars will be around $49.99.  If that seems steep compared to the price of Carrera and SCX 1/43 scale cars, keep in mind that in terms of performance, detail, and overall quality the Kyosho cars are expected to compare with those brands in about the same way that NSR compares with Carrera in 1/32 scale cars.    With that in mind the price seems quite reasonable.  One of the things Kyosho has told us is that the cars will come with alternative guides, one for the common 1/43 scale tracks and another specifically for use on 1/32 scale tracks, making the Dslot cars fully compatible with your existing 1/32 scale track system.  And they are proper guides, too, not simple pins, as you can see in the photo below.  What's interesting about this is that a 1/32 scale track should provide for a 1/43 scale car racing room just about  like a 1/43 scale track with borders, something that has been missing from 1/43 scale track systems so far. 

Kyosho sent us some photos of a Dslot layout set up on the floor of the Kyosho USA office.  Here's one of them:

We believe the Dslot logos on the track surface were applied just for exhibition purposes and will not be on production track.

We will be publishing further information on Dslot as we receive it, including firm release dates, and we expect to have the whole product line up for preorder shortly.

 Christmas shipping information

Here are the suggested ordering deadlines to ensure that your Christmas purchases get to you in plenty of time for the big day, whatever part of the country you live in.

US Postal Service within the US:

FIRST CLASS MAIL : DEC. 17
PRIORITY MAIL:  DEC. 18
EXPRESS MAIL:  DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)

Please note that Express Mail is the only USPS service that guarantees the delivery date.

United Parcel Service:

 

 

UPS does not give specific dates but here is our best approximation:  Basically, UPS Ground shipments (our free shipping method for tracks)  take up to 6 business days depending on distance from our warehouse to the customer.  If you're within a couple hundred miles of Los Angeles it typically gets there next day.  A state or two away might take a couple days, and so on.   A shipment to the East Coast might take a week, perhaps more if Christmas shipping volume is exceptionally heavy.  UPS does not guarantee delivery dates. Customers should account for 2 handling business days before order is shipped ( We almost always ship in 1 day but we're being careful) and their distance from Los Angeles. You can use the www.UPS.com time and cost calculator to see the expected delivery date based on shipment date.  If you have special needs please call our warehouse at (310) 676-7600 or e-mail shop@electricdreams.com for further information. 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 

Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com  

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you're in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B
El Segundo, CA 90245

We're just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter November 18th, 2011

November 18, 2011 by  
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Kyosho reveals DSlot 43 product line

Kyosho has just released images and information on its initial 1/43 scale product line, to begin arriving on the market in early 2012.  As the illustrations below show, the lineup will include road cars from Audi, Lamborghini, and Porsche as well as the the LeMans-winning Mazda 787, Porsche 917K, and Porsche 956/962.

Kyosho 1/43 product line

Among the information in the Kyosho announcement:

DSlot cars will be compatible with all 1/43, 1/32, and 1/24 scale analog track systems.

Hopup parts will be available.

The standard motor turns 11,200 RPM and a 20,000 RPM hopup motor will be available.

Delicate detail parts will be rubber for greater durability, and spare body shells will be available.

Alternate gear ratios and tire compounds will be offered.

There will be 4 types of chassis

We will publish further details as they are announced.

The DSlot 43 line looks to us like the first really big step of mass-produced 1/43 scale cars from the toy market to the adult hobby market.  It may well turn out to be as significant for 143 scale as the introduction of the Ninco and Fly product lines were for 1/32 scale, ushering in a whole new era of performance, appearance, and overall quality.  We expect to see more manufacturers entering the 1/43 scale arena over the next few years.  1/43 scale’s combination of space efficiency and a car size large enough to permit accurate body dimensions and proportions will attract a new group of enthusiasts, perhaps inducing many diecast collectors and white-metal and resin kit builders to cross over into slot car racing.  How the growth of 1/43 scale will affect the market for 1/32 scale remains to be seen, but for the slot car hobby as a whole it should be highly beneficial.  We see 1/43 scale as being where 1/32 scale was 10 or 12 years ago, and if it experiences the same kind of growth that 1/32 scale has there should be a bonanza of truly cool cars and related items for 1/43 scale racers under Christmas trees for many years to come.

On the way to us from Scalextric

Scalextric C3211 Ford GT40 MkII, yellow/black

Scalextric C3211 Ford GT40 MkII, yellow/black. Preorder now! – $49.99

Scalextric C3231 Ford GT40 MkII, Daytona 1966

Scalextric C3231 Ford GT40 MkII, Daytona 1966. Preorder now! – $49.99

New items in stock

Slot It SICA20Z Ford GT40 MkII, all white

Slot It SICA20Z Ford GT40 MkII, all white – $54.99

Just in the door from GMC

GMC08/1 Tojeiro, Ecurie Ecosse, 1962-63, RTR

GMC08/1 Tojeiro, Ecurie Ecosse, 1962-63, RTR – $218.99

GMC08/2 Tojeiro, Ecurie Ecosse, 1962-63, painted body kit – $79.99

GMC09 Porsche 718 #27, LeMans 1963, RTR

GMC09 Porsche 718 #27, LeMans 1963, RTR – $218.99

GMC09/1 Porsche 718 #27, LeMans 1963, painted body kit – $79.99

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice: support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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