10 awesome things you can buy to celebrate Back to the Future Day

Finally, this one's not a hoax

It’s finally October 21st 2015, the day Marty McFly came (went?) to when he got into the time travelling DeLorean in Back to the Future II. Not everything is quite how we thought it’d be back in his day; we still don’t have hoverboards, and the things we (wrongly) call hoverboards have been deemed illegal to use on roads and pavements. How heavy is that? Still, hoverboards aside, we can celebrate Future Day and the Back to the Future universe with some of this awesome merch.

10) The Rocket League DeLorean

Rocket League, the enormously popular game that brings together cars and football in a way that shouldn’t work but totally does, is bringing a playable DeLorean to the game. On October 21st the car will be available to download for £1.99 in the “Back to the Future Car Pack.” It even has the burnt rubber flame trail. So cool.

9) Hoverboard Earrings

Okay, so we can’t get our hands on an actual hoverboard from the movie, but that doesn’t mean we can’t buy some earrings bearing its design that, at the very least, look like they’re hovering by your ears. It’s the little things. These earrings are available on Etsy from ArtemisAccessories17. They’re only £2.01 with £4.68 for delivery from the US.

8) Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

So, maybe you don’t have a DeLorean but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to go without a Flux Capacitor! This two port USB car charger from Think Geek plugs into your car’s power adaptor and lights up as it charges your devices. You don’t even need 1.21 gigawatts to make this one work.

The Flux Capacitor car charger is $14.99 (around £10). Annoyingly, while Think Geek do ship to the UK, this product doesn’t seem to be included – but if you have a good mate in the US, you might be able to get them to nab you one.

7) DeLorean Dashboard Bag

Carry the DeLorean dashboard in all its complex glory around with you everywhere with this neat messenger bag from GameDude on Etsy. The bag is £19.99 with £4.30 first class delivery on top.

6) Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition

Back to the Future: The Game is set six months after the events of Back to the Future Part III, when the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley without a driver. The game revolves around Marty travelling back to 1931 to recruit the help of a reluctant teenage Emmett Brown to save the life of Doc in 1985.

The anniversary edition will be available from October 16th on Xbox One, PS4, and Xbox 360 for £19.99. The remaster features visual upgrades, and updated voice work from Biff Tannen’s original movie actor, Tom Wilson. There will also be in-game access to a behind-the-scenes video featuring interviews with movie trilogy co-writer and producer Bob Gale, original movie cast member Tom Wilson, members of the development team, and AJ LoCascio – the voice of young Marty McFly.

5) Flux Capacitor Box Set

image via Zavvi

If your copies of the DVDs are getting a little worn out, what better excuse to renew them than a super cool new box set? The Flux Capacitor packaging alone is enough to convince us, but this Blu-Ray set also comes with a bonus disc and 52 page book with behind the scenes movie details. Really annoyingly, the US version of this box set comes with the complete animated Back to the Future series but this isn’t a feature of the UK version. Buttheads.

The anniversary box set is available to buy now in the UK, and the best price we’ve found is £48.99 with free delivery on Zavvi.

4) Soundtrack on Vinyl Box Set

If you love the movies, but the soundtracks are definitely more your thing (who honestly doesn’t sing along to The Power of Love?) then you’ll want to check out this vinyl collection of the soundtrack. Mondo are releasing a 6-LP vinyl box set for the trilogy – as well as individual releases – with music fully restored from original master recordings under the supervision of composer Alan Silvestri. This is the first time the original film score has been available on vinyl and it includes never-before-released tracks from the sequels. It’s kind of weird that a film that was so focussed on a high-tech future is having its soundtrack released on such an old school medium, but then again considering the 80s release date of the movies, it’s actually kind of fitting.

You can pre-order the collection from today, with delivery expected to be in early 2016. For the entire collection you’re looking at paying $105 (around £68) or $35 (around £23) for an individual album, with delivery to the UK costing around $20 (£13).

3) Light Up Shoes

Pretty much everyone wanted a pair of Marty’s self-tying Nike trainers when they first saw Back to the Future II. Although Nike auctioned off a few specially made Nike MAGS for charity, we’ve yet to see them widely released in shops. HalloweenCostumes.co.uk are changing that. They aren’t branded with the Nike logo, and they don’t tie themselves, but these shoes are pretty damn cool, and they even light up and come with a Back to the Future emblazoned box. They’re not cheap though, costing £75.99 with £16.49 delivery to the UK. But they light up!

2) Replica DeLorean

Well, it’s not the real thing but this DeLorean from Think Geek does come with fully-detailed moving parts, lights, and sound effects. And at 1/15th of the size of a real DeLorean it’ll probably look much better sitting on your desk.

The replica DeLorean costs $59.99 (around £40).

1) Full-sized electric DeLorean

Just a minor step up from our last entry, this life-sized electric DeLorean will only set you back £70,000 (but, hey, the delivery is free). Great Scott! But isn’t that a small price to pay to own one of the most iconic cars of the 20th century? Brought to you by the DeLorean Motor Company in association with Epic EV, the Electric DeLorean is battery powered and can reach up to 125 mph, going from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. There’s no Flux Capacitor, and there’s definitely no time travelling capabilities, but there are leather seats and a built-in GPS. You’ll be able to drive over 100 miles between charges, and a full charge takes 3.5 hours.

This car is a great opportunity to say the line “Roads? Where we’re going we won’t need roads.” But you most definitely will. Please do not attempt to fly this vehicle, it will only end in injury, or worse, intense disappointment.


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