It seems that we post the same message every year on this blog. I should copy past last year’s post and change 2011 to 2012.....
We have been informed that there are going to be a large number of Scalextric cars and Hornby trains that are not going to make it to the shelves in 2011. As yet we have not have confirmation of the exact cars and trains that are going to be affected but as soon as we have information we notify you.
We have had details from the rep that next year they are reducing their range of cars that are going to be released in 2012 as an attempt to rectify the problems that they have been experiencing over the past 3-5 years. We hope that with a more realistic set of releases there will be fewer problems with release dates as we would think that 50%-75% of this year’s releases did not even make it in the correct quarter date that they were meant to arrive.
However there does seem to be an improvement with less items being out of stock for items such as decoders R8249, digital chips C8515, track and buildings for trains and slot cars, for this we are grateful, however there is always room for improvement and we hope that the discussions they have had behind closed door do come in to effect in the not too distant future, it will only help improve and protect their brand name.