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Back to the Future Plush Hover Board

Back to the Future Plush Hover Board

Kidrobot presents a soft and squishy replica of the Hover Board that Marty McFly swipes and rides in Back to the Future II. Measuring 28″ long, the plush and colorful version of the board is a perfect match to the floating movie prop, minus the original’s Mattel logo.

Restoring a Model DeLorean

Restoring a Model DeLorean

Doc and Marty would have never let their ride fall into the kind of disrepair that this DeLorean DMC-12 model was in at the start of this video. Honestly, it looks like somebody dropped it into a pond and left it there to rot. Can the folks at Good Restore make this toy look as good as new? The answer is a resounding “yes.”

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Working Back to the Future Hoverboard

Working Back to the Future Hoverboard

A few years back, Lexus created a working prototype of a Hoverboard. But it required a special supercooled track. Hacksmith Industries worked with engineer Jimmy Zhou to create a version that uses rapidly-spinning magnets. Plus it looks like the board that Marty McFly rode in the movie. Check out part one of the build here.

Back to the Future DeLorean Owner’s Workshop Manual

Back to the Future DeLorean Owner’s Workshop Manual

Insight Editions presents a workshop manual for Doc and Marty’s stainless steel ride. Due out 3.30.2021, the book features detailed drawings you could use to maintain your own time-traveling DMC-12. It also includes journal entries from Doc Brown and details on the Time Train, Hoverboards, and other goodies.

Making a Pair of Self-lacing Shoes

Making a Pair of Self-lacing Shoes

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.

Gonk Toys x Anvil “1.21 Gigawatts” Plutonium Case

Gonk Toys x Anvil “1.21 Gigawatts” Plutonium Case

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.

Back to the Future Hover Board Doormat

Back to the Future Hover Board Doormat

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.

Back to the Future: Reimagined

Back to the Future: Reimagined

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.

Transformers x Back to the Future

Transformers x Back to the Future

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.

Jet Suit Hoverboarding

Jet Suit Hoverboarding

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.

Project 88: Back to the Future Too

Project 88: Back to the Future Too

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.

Back to the Trombone

Back to the Trombone

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.

Back to the Deepfake

Back to the Deepfake

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.

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Back to the Cybertruck

Back to the Cybertruck

Doc and Marty trade in their DeLorean for something a little more spacious and eco-friendly in this very well executed bit of fakery from the guys at Fort York VFX, who managed to seamlessly graft Tesla’s Cybertruck into a classic scene from Back to the Future.

Is Back to the Future Survivable?

Is Back to the Future Survivable?

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?

Best Play Ever Notebooks

Best Play Ever Notebooks

The guys at Best Play Ever offer up a variety of funny notebooks featuring imagery from pop culture, including hilarious memes from The Simpsons, Back to the Future’s Gray’s Sports Almanac, books from the world of Wes Anderson, and more.

Mondo x BTTF Pins

Mondo x BTTF Pins

Mondo expands its collection of enamel pins for fans of Back to the Future. In addition to their already available hoverboard, license plate, and arrow pins, they just dropped a series of three tricked-out DeLoreans designed by artist Tom Whalen.

Skateboard Hover Board Lamp

Skateboard Hover Board Lamp

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.

Back to the Futurama

Back to the Futurama

On Nerdist series Talkin’ Toons, actor Billy West bounced between his Professor Farnsworth and Fry voices from Futurama while reading a scene with Doc Brown and Marty McFly from Back to the Future. We so want to see this movie now. Thumbnail image by John Dayluke.

Pinball FX 3

Pinball FX 3

Zen Studios’ excellent digital pinball series gets a major upgrade, adding online multiplayer and user-generated tournaments, and kicks off with three new tables based on Universal films: Jaws, Back to the Future, and E.T. Coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One 9/26/17.

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VFXcool: Back to the Future (Pt. 1)

VFXcool: Back to the Future (Pt. 1)

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.

Flux Capacitor Wall Charger

Flux Capacitor Wall Charger

Go back to the future every time you juice up your gadgets with this USB wall charger from ThinkGeek. It looks just like a miniature version of the critical component from Doc Brown’s DeLorean, though this one is unlikely to facilitate actual time travel.

2016 Nike MAG Raffle

2016 Nike MAG Raffle

The latest version of Marty McFly’s shoes have Nike’s HyperAdapt tech, so they tighten when you put them on. Only 89 pairs will be made, all to be raffled online. $10 gets you a ticket, and all proceeds go to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Ends 10/11/16.

Johnny B. Goode

Johnny B. Goode

During a recent Coldplay concert in New York, Michael J. Fox took to the stage and reprised his classic performance from Back to the Future. While Fox played electric guitar, Chris Martin took on vocal duties this time. Big love to MJF.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

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.

2017 DeLorean DMC-12

2017 DeLorean DMC-12

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.

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