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Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby RobD86 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:24 pm

This is a reluctant sale of some very cool Star Wars Scalextric Prototype items relating to a ‘Battle of Hoth’ set that was designed, created, approved and shown at toy fairs, but then never released due to the previous Star Wars Scalextric items not been a big enough success. The set was to be based around Hoff and include 2 snowspeeders.

This group includes a mock up box that was shown at toy fairs, along with a fully approved final sample of the snowspeeder (complete with LFL stamp), a prototype snow effect track section, an early pre production snowspeeder body in black plastic, and an unassembled pre production body with Scalextric marks to base which have a spelling error (instead of Snowspeeder it is marked ‘Snowspeeper’).

As far as I am aware, the mock up box and track section are unique, the fully finished snowspeeder is one of approximately 4 completed to this stage (but all has different designs) the pre production black bodies there are likely to be be around 20+ of these that exist.

If you want any further details please ask.

I am looking to recover what I paid for this lot a couple of years ago - which is £1,500, so please no silly offers.

Thanks for looking

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Postby weasel » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:13 pm

You'll need to provide some pictures to prove ownership.
The guys on here don't know you and you have claimed to own a fairly unique and expensive piece so I'm sure you can understand the need to provide a bit more evidence.
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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby RobD86 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:18 pm

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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby RobD86 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:20 pm

Thank you Weasel, it’s been a while since I was last on a forum and it’s taken me a while to work out how to get photos on, hopefully they are visible now?

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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby RobD86 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:22 pm

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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby theforceuk » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:55 pm

Blimey, never seen one of them before. Good luck with the sale.
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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby Pulsar » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:28 am

Is it just me that was hoping and expecting to see a vintage prototype?
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Postby Cazza » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:10 pm

Really awesome item!!! 8)

How did you get hold of it?

Should be in the Modern For Sale section though... ;)

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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby theforceuk » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:55 pm

Pulsar wrote:Is it just me that was hoping and expecting to see a vintage prototype?


Yeah I did think that as well, still a cool item though.
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Postby Ruby2511 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:19 pm

That is a cool item, good luck with the sale :D
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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby RobD86 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:09 pm

Thanks for the responses, and apologies if this is in the wrong section, I’m happy for it to be moved if necessary. I just had a quick look for the general sale section and was struggling to find it?

To answer the above question, I am an avid Scalextric collector, and collect a lot of general Scalextric prototypes and pre production items, I was lucky to have the opportunity of purchasing this from another private collector who had acquired a large collection of items from an ex Hornby employee - I couldn’t resist the opportunity, I’m now looking at moving on a few items to buy a Campervan for the family - (it’s apparently a bit selfish to have capital sat in my collection), but if this doesn’t go, I’ll happily keep it, It’s a unique group of items.

As an aside, I am having to resist the urge of reigniting my Star Wars collecting, I had a huge collection of vintage items at the end of the 1990s which I ended up selling for peanuts, my full set of standard issue figures (including the last 17) I remember selling for a whopping average of £1 each!!

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Postby coomber75 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:35 pm

RobD86 wrote:Thanks for the responses, and apologies if this is in the wrong section, I’m happy for it to be moved if necessary. I just had a quick look for the general sale section and was struggling to find it?

To answer the above question, I am an avid Scalextric collector, and collect a lot of general Scalextric prototypes and pre production items, I was lucky to have the opportunity of purchasing this from another private collector who had acquired a large collection of items from an ex Hornby employee - I couldn’t resist the opportunity, I’m now looking at moving on a few items to buy a Campervan for the family - (it’s apparently a bit selfish to have capital sat in my collection), but if this doesn’t go, I’ll happily keep it, It’s a unique group of items.

As an aside, I am having to resist the urge of reigniting my Star Wars collecting, I had a huge collection of vintage items at the end of the 1990s which I ended up selling for peanuts, my full set of standard issue figures (including the last 17) I remember selling for a whopping average of £1 each!!


ahhh i think most of us have been to that point... to re collect or not to re collect... that is the question... all i can say is... do it!! :D

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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby Pulsar » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:48 am

theforceuk wrote:
Pulsar wrote:Is it just me that was hoping and expecting to see a vintage prototype?


Yeah I did think that as well, still a cool item though.



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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby weasel » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:45 am

RobD86 wrote:Thank you Weasel, it’s been a while since I was last on a forum and it’s taken me a while to work out how to get photos on, hopefully they are visible now?


No worries at all. We get plenty of people on here trying to sell stuff who don't post pictures and are then surprised when no one is interested so fair play on posting them and good luck with the sale.

Cazza wrote:Should be in the Modern For Sale section though... ;)


Yeah, it probably should, I guess I should move it lol.
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Re: Star Wars Scalextric Prototype - Battle of Hoth Set items - never released

Postby ChallengerFox » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:06 pm

Looking at this i'm really surprised that Scalextric have never done much Star Wars, loads of possibilities, speeder bikes , pod racers etc.


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