A few years back, Nike made a working version of its MAG sneakers from Back to the Future II. After a couple of guys from Hacksmith Industries figured out that their leader might not know how to tie his own laces, they engineered a pair of self-lacing Vessi sneakers which are a bit more subtle in style than the ones from the movie.
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Anvil Cases teamed up with Gonk Toys to create a replica of the case that carried the plutonium that Doc Brown needed to power the DeLorean in Back to the Future. It includes a heavy-duty case, foam lining, 12 acrylic “plutonium” cylinders, and 12 “radioactive” stickers. There’s also a cheaper version without the cylinders.
This officially-licensed Back to the Future II doormat is perfect for wiping dirt off the soles of your Nike self-lacing sneakers. While it’s missing the Mattel logo found on the movie version, its color scheme is spot-on with vibrant hues of pink, red, yellow, and green. Made from scrubby coconut fiber with a non-slip PVC base.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, Universal Pictures enlisted the help of eight talented artists and fans to create their own visualizations of the classic sci-fi comedy. We can’t decide which animation style we liked best, but the knit version of “Darth Vader” from the planet Vulcan was pretty great.
To celebrate 35 years of Back to the Future, Hasbro has made a new Transformer known as “Gigawatt.” In vehicle form, it looks like Doc and Marty’s DeLorean DMC-12 time machine, but can turn into a mech with a flux capacitor in his chest. The car’s wheels also flip into horizontal mode like the flying version in the movies.
Since getting his own DeLorean DMC-12, Colin Furze has been on a Back to the Future kick. While he’d love to have a real working Hoverboard like the one Marty McFly rode, he came up with the next best thing, strapping himself into a Gravity jetpack, and flying around with a replica board strapped to his feet.
With the world on lockdown, a Back to the Future fan recruited fellow fans from around the world to help create a remake of Back to the Future Part II, one scene at a time. In the end, over 300 people from 9 countries contributed to the charming and amusing film, which includes live action, animation, and puppetry.
Alan Silvestri’s score from Back to the Future includes one of the most memorable movie theme songs of all time. We’ve heard it played in various ways, but never performed by an orchestra of trombones. Thanks to musician Carol Jarvis, we can finally check that one off of our list.
We’ve already seen how computer graphics tech can be used to replace Back to the Future’s DeLorean with a Cybertruck. Now watch as Spider-Man’s Tom Holland and Iron Man’s Robert Downey, Jr. are placed into the roles of Marty McFly and Doc Brown, courtesy of EZRyderX47 and some sophisticated deepfaking software.
There’s a lot of stuff that happens to Marty and Doc in Back to the Future, from being blown away by a giant amplifier, to acting as a conductor for a lightning bolt. Jake Roper of Vsauce3 decided to find out if it would be remotely possible to live through all that in this episode of Could You Survive the Movies?
Spanish skateboard craft shop Skate-Home makes lamps out of skateboard decks. One of the shop’s designs is inspired by the radical Mattel Hover Board from Back to the Future II. The deck can be displayed horizontally or vertically, and it has a 7W LED light source.
The always educational Captain Disillusion takes a break from debunking viral videos and questionable crowdfunding to kick off a new series about the masters of visual effects. The first episode looks at the ahead-of-their-time visuals in the Back to the Future trilogy.
While it’s a few months later than Back to the Future predicted, Nike’s first real self-lacing shoe looks far more stylish and contemporary. A sensor in the heel triggers the adjustable laces when you step in. The HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available to Nike+ members for holiday 2016.
Thanks in large part to Back to the Future, the DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars of all time. Now, the gull-winged cars are going back into production – this time with a 300 to 400hp engine, and uprated tires. Otherwise, the replicas are dead ringers for the original.
“No one gets ahead without someone else falling behind.” Satirical film critic Peter Rosenthal shares his take on the original Back to the Future, arguing that it’s an indictment of Reaganomics. It’s like The Onion is trying to be funny but ends up keeping it real.
Another self-fulfilling prophecy has come true. Nike created self-lacing Nike Air MAGs, with the first pair given to Michael J. Fox. However, just like the 2011 release the shoes will be limited and will be auctioned off in spring 2016 to benefit Michael’s Parkinson’s Foundation.
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