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All Hail the New Scalectrix Checker Cab

Scalectrix slot cars are known for their mostly European and mostly racing designs, but occasionally they reach outside of that bubble with a big surprise. This upcoming offering is an absolute icon of American motoring, and the livery is instantly recognizable.

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We are, of course, talking about the 1977 Checker Marathon taxi cab. It’s presented here in yellow with the expected black and white checker motif so common to the streets of New York City. At 1/32 scale, there is plenty of room for gorgeous detail. There’s even a driver figure. Do you have a certain TV theme song stuck in your head?

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Best of all, despite looking slow and heavy, it rides on the same chassis as other Scalextric slot cars, so it should be able to keep up with its F1 and endurance cars. You can preorder it from Electric Dreams today.