Scalextric releases its fair share of boxed limited editions but every now and then, (like with the 'Year of Legends' 1967 twin pack) they really hit the nail right on the head. And for some reason I feel their latest limited release of the Michael Schumacher Mercedes F1 car will be as popular.
Love him or hate him, Schumacher changed F1 as we know it and the Petronas Mercedes F1 silver livery makes for a very striking slot car.
This from Scalextric: 'Mercedes-Benz returned to Formula One for the 2010 season, joining forces with the 2009 World Champions, Brawn GP. Mercedes made its Formula One debut in 1954 with immediate success. Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling dominated with Fangio winning the Driver’s titles in 1954 and 1955.
The return of Mercedes and the ‘Silver Arrow’ cars to Formula One was greeted with a wealth of excitement, along with the news that racing legend Michael Schumacher had signed for the team on his sensational return to Formula One.
Michael Schumacher has broken several world records during his glittering career in Formula One (1991 to 2006). Most notably, Schumacher has achieved and incredible seven World Championships; beating the five World titles of Juan Manuel Fangio (a record that few believed would ever be broken).
The Scalextric Limited Edition model is fitted with a high performance 20,000rpm motor, hardened rear axles and enhanced decoration detail to the driver’s helmet. This is a limited edition of 3,000 models.'
You can read more on the Scalextric Website Here