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.