The future is now! Remember that day in Back to the Future Part II (in the distant future) where cars can fly and run on garbage? Well that day was/is TODAY! In case you haven’t noticed, those depictions of 2015 never came true as we are still utilizing our cement highways and fossil fuels. Granted, some progress has been made on the alternative fuel route…just not the way of turning garbage in a fuel source.
Back to the Future Part II (1989) was never meant to accurately depict the future but its lighthearted, comedic approach has got a few things right like video conferencing and the Cubs winning the World Series…err, well at least they are still in it!
If there was anything the BTTF movies ended serving up, it was the nostalgic factor of the DMC DeLorean. Think about it. The DeLorean was only 2 years removed from production when the first BTTF movie was released in 1985. Had it not been for its inclusion in the BTTF movie franchise, the DeLorean might not have had the iconic folklore reputation to people outside of the automotive industry, as it does today.
When Hot Wheels finally obtained the rights to produce the ’81 DeLorean DMC-12 in 2010, fans and collectors felt as though the BTTF DeLorean could not be far behind–apart from an obscure, one-off series release from Japan in 2001. They were right however, as the BTTF Time Machine showed up the very next year.
Now while we have seen a multitude of different DeLoreans and BTTF Time Machine DeLoreans from Hot Wheels since 2010, the “Hover Mode” BTTF DeLorean was just released in 2015. The mainline version started showing up in the summer of 2015 and featured silver paint. The 2nd version was released in the Entertainment line and is shown below for your viewing pleasure. It features a ZAMAC body and comes with a plastic stand that fits into a keyhole shaped opening in the bottom of the base. This was definitely a cool feature to have the BTTF DeLorean elevated from any surface you put it on. The Entertainment line DeLorean (shown below) can be found at retailers now so keep an eye out for this one, you won’t want Biff getting to it before you do!
RELEASE DETAILS: ZAMAC Body (metal). Clear Windows. Gray Interior. Matte Black Base (metal). Made in Malaysia. Toy# CFR15. Released in 2015, from the movie Back to the Future Part II as part of the Hot Wheels Entertainment line.