The cars are based on the most popular models from 1934 and 1941. Each model will be available in 1:24 and 1:32 scale, as well as 1:32 digital – Carrera is the only slot car manufacturer to have them in 1:32 and 1:24 scale. And each model will feature one of three designs, ranging from aggressive paint jobs to exposed chrome engine blocks, headers, and exhaust. These distinctively styled cars feature in-demand colors and are the coolest models in the market. Launch Date: Spring 2006 — This set is popular with adults at Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont. “One guy bought a set the other day ostensibly for his 6-year-old daughter, but you know he was going to play with it,” said Owner David Campbell.
The Carrera Custom Rods is a realistic street-racing set built on a 1:24 scale. As Lou Metri, owner of Joggin’ Your Noggin’ in Monroe, Conn., told TDmonthly, “Carrera is a German company that rates very well. Their slot-cars sets and models are very realistic.” The dimensions when assembled are 8.37' x 10.14', while the track length is 30.51' total.
Carrera will offer a set in the 1:43 GO!!! line featuring two cars from the movie, "Fast and Furious 3": a Nissan 350Z and a 1967 Ford Mustang GT350 (also known as the Bullitt car). Each car is available separately. Each car can also be purchased separately to run on any Carrera 1:43 track for $14.99. Launch date: 2006.
Easy-to fit scale system allows the track to be taken up and down easily.
A turbo hand controller is part of all basic packs. It includes a race boost.
It comes with two Mini Coopers and 12.46 feet of track.
This set features hot superhero action. This 1:43 scale set is a perfect way to introduce kids to the hobby. The basic set includes 18.7 feet of track and has two lane change sections and double looping. It also includes a turbo speed controller that provides a race boost.
Cars in this set are each fitted with a microprocessor, which allows the racer to run multiple cars on the same track, just like the real thing, with more bumper-to-bumper thrills and lane change capabilities. The set includes a digital power control unit and track sections within the layout. — Mary M. Tague, owner of Toy Town Inc. in Key Biscayne, Fla., suggested these sets for those coming to her store this Christmas. — Steve Valentine, owner of Faster, Faster, Race, Race in San Diego thinks these are “the big-ticket item this Christmas. You wanna impress a kid? This is the thing to do it with.” — Wally Wombat, icon for Wally’s ToyWorld in Boise, Idaho, got a set for his own kids. “My two sons are gonna love it.”