My First Scalextric Review & #Giveaway – A Perfect Christmas Gift

October 22, 2017

 

I’ve just realised that Little Button owns no toy cars, bar one remote control one which she doesn’t play with. #badmumaward. I’m not sure how that fact snuck past me at all. Especially as playing cars was up there as one of my favourite games when I was little. I used to build a track out of books around the front room, sending toy cars flying up ramps and speeding through tunnels. But how to introduce playing at cars to a little one who’s never really shown interest in playing with them before? Three words. My First Scalextric.

 

 

Introducing My First Scalextric

I decided not to tell Little Button that the lovely folk at Scalextric were sending her their brilliant introductory set to try out. The suspense (for me) of waiting for it to arrive was enough! I’ve actually always wanted a Scalextric set, but way back then, it was more in the ‘boys toys’ techie territory. This set certainly breaks that old mould, with the upbeat packaging appealing to everyone.

 

My First Scalextric Review

 

 

What’s Inside the My First Scalextric set?

Everything you need to race two cars! What more could you want. We opened up to the box and to my relief, the track looked pretty simple to put together. There are two hand controllers that can be adjusted according to your little ones level. 2 gorgeous shiny rally cars for racing round the track. These are colour coordinated so you know which belongs where on the track, and to who. And of course the necessary power supply to keep things running.

 

My First Scalextric Review

My First Scalextric Review

 

 

Getting Set Up

We had a massive blooper with setting up the track. It took a few minutes (and that was with Little Button joining in) to whizz around getting the figure of eight track in place. The power supply plugged in, as well as the controllers. #Win. Except it didn’t work. Doh! Being a complete beginner, I hadn’t fully pushed the track entirely together. Opps. But once corrected by Daddy Button, the track needed no further tweaks and everything ran like clockwork. Quick tip: make sure the track pieces are fit snuggly together or the circuit will be broken and the cars won’t be able to run.

 

My First Scalextric Review

 

 

Taking Toy Cars To Another Level 

We were mesmerised for a whole evening taking it in turns to race each other on the My First Scalextric track for the first time. Shrieking with laughter as cars went flying off the track and congratulating each other for record laps. And this was a little girl who hadn’t played cars like this before!

 

My First Scalextric Review

My First Scalextric Review

 

Little Button loves this set, and since the first day of playing it, it’s come out of its box every day to be played with. Either on her own or with the whole family joining in with the fun.

 

My First Scalextric Review

My First Scalextric Review

My First Scalextric Review

 

Personally, I love the vibrant colours and simplicity of it which make it really inviting to play for a beginner. I know that Mr Button has been eyeing up the more advanced sets already, but I do think that this one is perfect for 3 year olds and upwards. Little Button is 5 years old, and this was a great fit for her.

 

 

Our Overall Thoughts

My First Scalextric is fast and furious, yet ideal for younger racers and complete beginners. It would make a great gift, especially with Christmas round the corner. And we love that there are no batteries to worry about thanks to the plug in power pack! The track has been designed to withstand being set up and down, so we had no worries about finding a permanent home for it. I can’t think of anything that could match this!

 

My First Scalextric is available to purchase over on the official Scalextric website and currently retails at £39.99 (as at October 2017).

 

 

 

My First Scalextric Giveaway

Fancy winning your very own set? Enter our giveaway below to be in with a chance. *This giveaway is open from the 22nd October – 5th November 2017.

 

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My First Scalextric Review

 

 

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168 responses to “My First Scalextric Review & #Giveaway – A Perfect Christmas Gift”

  1. Mrs Lighty says:

    I’d love to win this for Baby Lighty, it would be perfect to put away for his third birthday! Thank you for the chance Annette! xxx

  2. Oh wow this looks brilliant! I’d love to win this for my two as they are both racing car obsessed! Fantastic giveaway Annette! x

  3. Wow this look brilliant! Alfie would absolutely love this for his Christmas present this year!

  4. sam macaree says:

    my cousin’s daughter

  5. Leila Benhamida says:

    I will love to win for my children. They will have a blast.

  6. fab prize id love to win this for my nephew his 7 and would love this as starting to get into cars now.

  7. Heather Keet says:

    I had the HotWheels version of this when I was a kid!! My brothers and I spent many hours playing with it until – one of my fondest childhood memories. #DreamTeam

  8. Jessicah says:

    What a great little racing set! When my girls get a little older I just KNOW they’ll love this! Thanks for sharing and reviewing such a gem gift! #dreamteam

  9. This looks amazing. I loved Scalextric as a kid! #dreamteam

  10. I think my daughter would love this – she’s a real car fiend! #dreamteam

  11. Lucy At Home says:

    We used to have a Scalextric when I was growing up and it was one of the few toys that, when we got it out of the box, the whole family came to play with (parents included). I used to love it. I’d love to win this beginners one for my girls and recreate some of those happy memories from my own childhood #dreamteam

  12. Edward says:

    I’m very jealous. I never had a scalextric set. This starter set looks great.

  13. My brother and I had a Scalextrix set when we were younger and we loved it so much. This set looks brilliant, your kids look like they are loving it! Fantastic review x #dreamteam

  14. Ah good old Scalextric – you can’t beat it! My husband is on count down to when he can get some for Josh! xx #dreamteam

  15. Ahh my brother had a Scalextrix when we were younger and it was great, it was a lot more complected than this though!! Ive entered thanks for sharing #DreamTeam

  16. Concentrate Prabs, it’s not about the dolls house, it’s about the Scalextric! I was so envious of my cousins (boys) when they had Scalextric as kids. I desperately wanted one. Glad she loved it and er…that dolls house IS gorgeous!! #dreamteam

  17. Kamsin says:

    My little guy would love this! Would be super happy if I won this. Might even get one for my nephew too. Such a good idea for Christmas!

  18. Mama Grace says:

    My daughter would love this, she loves cars. In a few years though, she’s still a bit young. Great review. #DreamTeam

  19. My boys have seen this advertised and desperately want it. Looks great for younger children, I remember always loved playing scalextric when I was younger X #dreamteam

  20. That looks fun! My kids would love that! #dreamteam

  21. Mummy Setra says:

    Great giveaway – this looks fab to play with!

  22. Rawmum says:

    I loved playing cars – going to be first on the list for little when they arrive whether they are a boy or girl! Good to know what the “first” scalectrix set is like rather than the main one. Thanks #dreamteam

  23. This looks like great fun and reminds me of the one we had growing up although it was terrible, unlike this one haha. I’m sure Edith would love playing with this and my nephews too!

    #dreamteam

  24. Lyndsey Cooksey says:

    I would play it with my neice and nephew! They love coming round ours at the weekend and this would be lovely to play with them

  25. Eva Katona says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! Would love to win this for Christmas. #dreamteam

  26. Tracy Hanley says:

    My grandson would love this

  27. laura banks says:

    my godson

  28. It looks great, i used to love Scalextrics when i was younger! Looks like its even better. Lovely photos btw. #DreamTeam

  29. Not going to lie, I am just a little bit jealous. Always wanted a Scalextrics when I was little #DreamTeam

  30. This looks fabulous. My niece and her dad would love to win this. #dreamteam

  31. Kate says:

    Never had one and always wanted one. Stood the test of time this one.

  32. Ky says:

    Oh wow this looks awesome. I never had one either, but my partner did. He’s always going on about it. This would be great for our little girl, she likes playing with cars and trains. x #dreamteam

  33. Wow that’s a blast from the past! I can smell the track just thinking about it! Would love one of these #DreamTeamLinky

  34. Sumra Hassan says:

    This looks so fun, I think I would play with it more than the kiddos. I would’ve taken part in the giveaway, but not a UK resident, argh! #dreamteam

  35. Elzbieta Znyk says:

    For my daughters.

  36. Sarah Forster says:

    I would love to win this for my little boy’s 3rd birthday. He loves all things cars!

  37. Stephanie Keill says:

    I would absolutely love to win this for my three sons, it would make a really brilliant Christmas present for them.

  38. iain maciver says:

    perfect for my nephew

  39. S Edwards says:

    for my two boys to share x

  40. Naomi says:

    My daughter would love this! So would her dad I think, haha! #DreamTeam

  41. I’ve never heard of this particular brand here in the States, but we have a whole box of Magic Trax, Hot Wheels and other racing car things. #dreamteam

  42. laura stewart says:

    for my daughter please x

  43. valerie cooper says:

    I would love to win this great prize to give to my grandson for christmas thanks

  44. Corinne wright says:

    This looks amazing! My youngest boy would love it

  45. Lucy B says:

    my little girl x

  46. Sonia Cave says:

    This looked like so much fun!! I am sure my double trouble would love it 🙂 #dreamteam

  47. Amy Withnall says:

    I would keep it for when my nieces come to visit.

  48. Emma Whitworth says:

    For my little one! X

  49. Peggy rossiter says:

    For our grandchildren – something all of them could enjoy.
    It would be a trip down memory lane for their parents too and so they could all enjoy
    Playing with this – including the grandparents and great grandparents! Scalextric is a classic among toys and it would be a welcome change from electronic devices.

  50. Hannah Wallington says:

    I’d love this for my son

  51. Andrea Fletcher says:

    I would like to win this for my grandson.

  52. Sarah Addey says:

    Our daughter wouldclpve this

  53. Solange says:

    My son.

  54. I used to love playing with cars – I agree, I’d have loved this but it seemed more boys territory before (yeah, I know!). #dreamteam

  55. Rebecca Smith says:

    i would love to win for my son Harry

  56. The perfect gift for any child – boy or girl.#dreamteam

  57. Sally Collingwood says:

    For my grandson Teddy!

  58. Ah this looks absolutely awesome! My youngest who is two would love this because his big brother has a 007 bond scaletrix! #dreamteam

  59. When I were little scalextric was always seen as a boys toy and we never had one, my daughter however would love one x
    #DreamTeam

  60. Graham Ross says:

    My nephew

  61. Hannah Scudder says:

    My son would love it!

  62. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I would love to win this for my nephew

  63. This looks amazing! We really want to get J one for his 3rd birthday present. He is car obsessed and wanted to play on daddy’s from when he was a boy, so we set it up and it didn’t work 🙁 Luckily, this one is being released at just the right time. #dreamteam

  64. Aleena says:

    Both mine love cars and their train set, so I think something like this would go down a treat for Christmas! #dreamteam

  65. Oh my goodness! ALL the memories! My brother had one. My seven-year-old son would go nuts for one now! So cool that they’re making a comeback! Maybe they never went away??

  66. LYNN HEATH says:

    I would love to win this for my youngest daughter, I’m sure her big brother would be very keen to lend a helping hand too!

  67. astrid c says:

    my son for christmas

  68. Danielle Spencer says:

    I would love to win this for my little nephew.

  69. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    For my daughter Alice who is nearly 4

  70. Ren Taylor says:

    I would love to win this for my little nephew….he LOVES cars!!

  71. John Tingay says:

    I would like to win this for my niece, Mia, who is the perfect age for this.

  72. CLAIRE GLACE says:

    My lovely little grandaughter x

  73. Corinne Henson says:

    Would love to win this for my boys 🙂

  74. Sidrah Ahmed says:

    I would love to win this for my children

  75. Debbie Bird says:

    would love to win for my grandson

  76. Mel Brolly says:

    This would be a real treat for my two little girls

  77. Sarah Mackay says:

    Would love to win this for my daughter morgan

  78. Sanam Ali says:

    I would love to win this for my son

  79. Tracy Nixon says:

    For my two little girls thank you x

  80. stuart hargreaves says:

    My nephew who is car crazy great give away

  81. Amy Wright says:

    For my 2 daughters and son who are all between 2 and 5 – they would love to play this together!

  82. Ray Becker says:

    Our grandson

  83. Pauline Hill says:

    my grandson would LOVE THIS

  84. holly harmsworth says:

    this would be perfect for my nephew charlie

  85. ashleigh allan says:

    For my nephew!

  86. Lorna Ledger says:

    My amazing Niece and Nephew – thanks for the chance

  87. Anthony Harrington says:

    this would be for my little Grandson

  88. I have never had a go on a Scalextric so would like one for myself! But then also share with my 3 children #dreamteam

  89. Catherine Powell says:

    I would like to win this for my son

  90. THis looks fantastic! We had the older version and it needed batteries which was such a faff! It wasn’t colour coded either so sometimes the cars didn’t run properly! This sounds like a much better version and much easier for little ones! #DreamTeam

  91. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    My grandsons would love racing against me

  92. Heather Hibbert says:

    For my stepson James

  93. Jaki says:

    Fab. I’ll never forget the look on little man’s face when he first saw his dad’s Scalextric! #dreamteam

  94. Oli Marshall says:

    What a lovely prize (AND a FANTASTIC review, by the way :))! I’d love to win for my little girl and my little boy. They are best friends and I can see them spending hours playing together with this amazing SCALEXTRIC.

  95. Toni Pearson says:

    for my niece

  96. Kim hill says:

    I would love to win for my four year old nephew!

  97. This looks like so much fun, and truth be known, I always wanted one as a kid, but my mom was so very gender-centric! Fun is fun! Play is play! Lovely review. #dreamteam xoxo

  98. G Keegan says:

    My two children, as hopefully it would be something that they could play together.

  99. ohmummymia says:

    I’m pretty sure my son would go crazy for it! looking really good #DreamTeam

  100. Jo Hutchinson says:

    I would love to win for my children

  101. Jo Carroll says:

    I could see my little man having lots of fun with his daddy playing this. x

  102. Danielle Pooley says:

    I would love to win this for my little boy

  103. Karen Hill says:

    i’d love to win for my little boy rory x

  104. Karen Hill says:

    i’d love to win for my little boy

  105. Kerry Kilmister says:

    I would love to win for my daughter Poppys 3rd birthday

  106. Ali Thorpe says:

    I would like to win this for my youngest nephew.

  107. Rhia P says:

    My son (and his daddy!) please. They’d have marvellous fun crashing this….

  108. francis lee says:

    I would love to win this for my nephew

  109. Hannah Rowley says:

    Id like to win for my nephew x

  110. Kirsty Norton says:

    I’d love to win for my daughters (and my husband)!

  111. Vicki Weston says:

    My son would love this (and so would my husband!)

  112. EJ Dunn says:

    For my little girl for when she is older. Though I think my husband might try it out first!

  113. tina edwards says:

    id love to win this for my grandson jacob whos mad about cars

  114. sheri Darby says:

    My son would just love this

  115. Julie-Anne King says:

    I would love this for my son. He absolutely adores cars and can’t beat a scalextrix! A great introduction till he is old enough for the big kids version

  116. Kim Neville says:

    My son would enjoy racing the cars on this track

  117. Louise Burgess says:

    my son and hubby would love this for christmas fingerstightly crossed

  118. James McLaughlin says:

    Would really love to win this for my daughter (and me). I can see hours of fun ahead and be lovely to get her in Scalextric like I have been all my life.

  119. Pamela Gossage says:

    I would love to win this for my grandson

  120. Kate Mitchell says:

    My boys would love this, as would ALL their cousins!!

  121. Rachael Sexey says:

    I would love to win this for my nephew

  122. olivia Kirby says:

    My little boy, Flynn

  123. Laura Cooper says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter.

  124. Katie says:

    My cousins little boy

  125. Sam Parkes says:

    Would love to win for my daughter we would have lots of fun playing with this

  126. Sylvia Paul says:

    This would be the perfect Christmas pressie for my Nephew, he’s mad about cars

  127. Gill mitchell says:

    I’d love to win this for my two children, I think they’d have a great time racing each other!

  128. Deborah Clarke says:

    It would make the perfect Xmas pressie for my lil grandson Hugo. Looks so much fun.

  129. Emma Hussain says:

    Would love to win for my son

  130. Kelly White says:

    I’d love to win for my best friend’s daughters.

  131. Robert Price says:

    My Grandson Jacob

  132. Kelly Cooper says:

    I would love to win for my son he has just started playing with cars and he would have so much fun with this

  133. Jacqui Rankine says:

    I loved Scalextric as a kid! #dreamteam

  134. amanda greensmith says:

    my grandson would love this because he’s not allowed to touch his Dads Scalextric

  135. Lucy Chester says:

    I would love to win for my little nephew

  136. Anna Brown says:

    This would be perfect for my racing Car mad son.

  137. Jo Hutchings says:

    I would like to win this for my car loving little boy.

  138. Chris Bull says:

    I’d love to win for my grandsons who love cars (so does their Dad and Grandad ) 🙂

  139. sara owen says:

    I would love to win this for my 6 year old daughter shes never had one yet but loves cars so sure she would totally love this thanks for chance

  140. paula cheadle says:

    I would love this for my youngest grandson

  141. Lorraine Stone says:

    My youngest Niece, I know that she would love it.

  142. Sarah Wilson says:

    For my son.

  143. Simone Griffin says:

    My son would love this! x

  144. Jo says:

    I would love to win this for both my kids, it would make a cool Christmas present for them both so keeping my fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to win this x

  145. Kate Davies says:

    I’d love to win this for my son.

  146. Hayley F says:

    I would love to win for my nephew. Thankyou x

  147. Andrew Zazulak says:

    I would love this for my grandson, happy times ahead

  148. Chris Hall says:

    My grandson would love a scalextric

  149. Kirsty Woods says:

    For my nephew, he loves cars

  150. Edward Guerreiro says:

    I’d would be for my beautiful niece.

  151. Morag Downie says:

    Would love this for my lovely grandson

  152. Natalie Crossan says:

    My daughter would absolutely love this xxx

  153. Amy Tidd says:

    I’d love to win this for my son and daughter to share! They would have so much fun playing this together! Perfect Christmas gift! Thanks for a great review x

  154. JUDITH LUSCOMBE says:

    I would like to win it for my two little grandsons who would have hours of fun racing against each other.

  155. donna l jones says:

    my grandson ethan

  156. Laura Findlay says:

    I would love to win for my lovely son Luke please. He would love this x

  157. cassandra mayers says:

    For my daughter and her daddy so they can play together

  158. Lucy Carter says:

    I’d like to win this for my nephew

  159. Jeanette Leighton says:

    For my 2 little ones Sheriah 5 and Charlie 1

  160. marie miles says:

    my two year old grand daugghter (yes grand daughter) she is big in to cars and all car related things as her dad is a petrol head especially for anything volkswagon related, so she has developed her dads passion so id love to win this for her a nice present for xmas thank you for the chance fingers crossed

  161. Terrie-Ann Wright says:

    Would love to win this for my nephew Archie who absolutely loves cars

  162. Sarah Evans says:

    For my amazing nephew James he loves anything to do with cars

  163. Jodie A Green says:

    My 3 youngest, Amy, Hollie and James

  164. Lia Burns says:

    I’d love to win this set for my son Lewis, he’s been asking for it since his birthday in February!

  165. Pia S says:

    Our 3, 5 and 6 year olds x

  166. Robyn Clarke says:

    My son and daughter would love this!

  167. Adrian Bold says:

    I’d love to win this for my nephew. Thanks for the competition!

  168. Laura says:

    Santa is bringing the boys one of these we cannot wait!! Think dada is equally as excited!

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