Someone Is Actually Making A Hoverboard

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 22, 2014 in Cinema, Tech

Hendo

October 2015 is only a year away, which means one thing: Marty McFly is going to arrive from the past, as depicted in the popular documentary Back to the Future Part II. It seemed as though our history would diverge, since we still don’t have the hoverboards depicted in the movie, but there’s some last-minute hope. The company Arx Pax is seeking Kickstarter funding for the Hendo, their version of a hoverboard, which actually hovers! The catch: it uses magnetic levitation, similar to a bullet train, so it will only work with certain metal floors, like copper or aluminum. It doesn’t propel itself, so you’ll be using your foot like a regular skateboard. Read more…

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Nike Designer Says BTTF Self-Lacing Shoes Are Still Coming in 2015

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 17, 2014 in Cinema

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A while back, Nike tried to capitalize on the dreams of fans everywhere by releasing Back to the Future-inspired shoes that resembled the ones in the film. The only problem: they didn’t self-lace. Now, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says that self-lacing shoes will be coming next year, to line up with the original film’s timeline. I wonder if they can actually live up to the hype? I imagine you’d have to have some sort of battery in them too, which limits the design in some ways. I admire the fact that they keep trying though — maybe they’ll finally make it happen. Read more…

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LEGO CUUSOO Back to the Future Set Approved!

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 22, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections

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Have you seen this amazing Back to the Future LEGO set? No? Well look at it, take it all in. It looks amazing. And the submission on LEGO’s CUUSOO web page had gotten enough votes by the public to be considered by LEGO for an official set. And guess what? It was approved! LEGO got the necessary rights with Universal Studios and the DeLorean will be coming out in the near future. There’s not a final model yet, so the end result might look a bit different from these pictures. But still: a LEGO Back to the Future set. Awesome! LEGO also mentions they’re next looking at the Mars Curiosity Rover, UCS Sandcrawler, and Portal 2 LEGO CUUSOO projects. I would kill for some Portal LEGO sets, so I’m rooting for that one! Check out more images and the video below. Read more…

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So, You Want a New DeLorean?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 12, 2012 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

Delorean Bicycle

Well, if we’re talking about a brand new DeLorean car, then you’re out of luck. If you’re a bit more environmentally conscious however, we have an alternative, and no, it isn’t cheap. Check out these official DeLorean bicycles! At with the first model retailing for $5,500, this classy one-of-a-kind bike features an 11-speed internally geared hub, a slick Italian-made Columbus XCR frame, and high-end front and rear hydraulic disc breaks. It also comes with a comfy Italian gel saddle so you won’t need to bother with a custom seat. Finally, the wheels feature a special coating that creates a luminescent effect when headlights hit them during low-light conditions in order to keep you visible on the road.

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You Bojo, Those Boards Don’t Work on Water!

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 14, 2012 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

Back to the Future 2 Hover Board

I always thought it’d be cool to own one of those hover boards from Back to the Future II & III, but I don’t think anyone has actually tried to manufacture one, that is, until now. Revealed at yesterday’s New York Toy Fair, MattyCollector.com plans to manufacture a 1:1 scale replica of Marty’s hover board as it was seen in the films. While they claim the board doesn’t actually hover, it apparently glides over most surfaces. Additionally, the cost of manufacturing the boards would be so much that they will need to reach a certain amount of pre-orders before going ahead with production. If the minimum, which has yet to be disclosed along with the price, is not met by the deadline of March 20th, all pre-orders will be refunded in full. Again, while the price has yet to be disclosed, pre-orders will start on March 1st and run through the 20th. Oh and keep in mind, it won’t work on water.

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Nike Brings Marty McFly’s Kicks Back From the Future

Posted by Michael Sacco on Sep 9, 2011 in Cinema

Nike Air MAG

If you’ve seen Back to the Future, and I don’t want to speak to you if you haven’t, then you must be acutely aware of Marty’s awesome Nikes from the future. Well, Nike agrees that they’re awesome, and they manufactured a pair of shoes identical to the ones featured in the movie, replete with lights and some sort of device to help your laces tighten. They’re called Nike Air MAGs, and they’re not available in your local Foot Locker — Nike has put them up for auction to raise money for Parkinson’s research through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. A total of 1500 pairs will hit eBay at 88 miles per hour over the next ten days, so if you want them, you’d better be prepared to sell everything but your Calvin Kleins to do it.
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Embrace 1980s Cinema With This Art Show

Posted by Michael Sacco on May 8, 2011 in Cinema

Andy Ristaino Beetlejuice

Three of late the 80s’ pop culture mainstays (Back to the Future, Beetlejuice, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) are being reimagined at Galleries One Nine Eight Eight in Los Angeles in the “3 B” show. Yes, that’s right: a real art show with artists’ renditions of 80s movies. Pieces like the above Beetlejuice-themed painting can be viewed right now at the gallery, and they’re even purchasable for what the gallery owners say are “insanely low prices.” Maybe not as insane as Beetlejuice, but still, that counts for something. Read more…

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Gotta Get Back in Time

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Mar 30, 2011 in Cinema, Videogames

Back to the Future: The Game -- Citizen Brown

In case you’ve been waiting, Telltale Games has finally released the third installment of Back to the Future: The Game for PC & Mac.  For those of you with consoles, the PS3 release of chapter two should be available tomorrow as well, via Playstation Network. The iPad & European releases should follow in coming weeks, but so far there’s no official date. In other news, the first episode of their Jurrasic Park adventure series should be out sometime next month. Unfortunately, if you’d rather own a console version you’ll be stuck waiting until Fall. I can’t imagine why they’d wait so long to port it, but I’m sure they have a good reason. Besides, there’s really nothing like playing a point-and-click adventure with a mouse. Read more…

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Get Your First Episode of Back to the Future The Game For Free

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Dec 30, 2010 in Videogames

Back to the Future: The Game

You can snag yourself a free episode of Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game, that is, if you want to wait until February to play it. The deal has been going on for awhile now, but Telltale Games — the guys behind the recent Sam & Max, and Monkey Island titles — are giving away that first episode to anyone who registers via this site. Of course, if you’d rather just buy the game outright, you can download it right away and start playing. So far, it’s recieved mostly rave reviews, so I wouldn’t blame anyone for not wanting to wait. Still, pretty awesome of Telltale to just hand out the first episode for free. Read more…

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Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Mother Boards

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Dec 9, 2010 in Cinema, Tech

Back to the Future USB Hard Drive 1

I know what you’re thinking. “This doesn’t look anything like a portable hard drive,” and you’re right, it doesn’t, but that’s kind of the point. Rather than simply taking an existing model and slapping a logo on it like Buffalo and Warner Brothers did with their recent Harry Potter portable drives, the guys over at FlashRods specialize in making portable hard drives with some serious flare and attention to detail. The Doc Brown’s iconic Delorean just happens to be one of their most recent projects. This amazing little hard drive connects externally via usb and stores up to 500 GBs worth of data. In addition to sitting and looking pretty, both the hood and the trademark gull-wing doors open up for a better view. Like most customs, these babies will end up costing you $250, so if you have the cash to spare, head over to FlashRods and order yours today.  Read more…

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Back to the Future Game Trailer Will Give You the Power of Love

Posted by Michael Sacco on Dec 4, 2010 in Cinema, Videogames

Telltale Games, the studio behind the new Sam and Max games, acquired the rights to make two awesome IPs — Jurassic Park and Back to the Future — into their classic point-and-click adventure style. Ever since we heard that Christopher Lloyd would be returning to voice Doc Brown, we’ve been pumped to hear Marty McFly and see the game in action, and now Telltale has given us the first teaser trailer for much-anticipated game. Is it me, or is the Marty McFly voice actor eerily accurate? Heavy. Read more…

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Great Scott! Back to the Future Props Up For Auction

Posted by Michael Sacco on Nov 5, 2010 in Cinema

BttF newspapers

Back to the Future is 25 years old this year, and to celebrate the occasion, Profiles in History is auctioning off a handful of incredible (and memorable) props from the film. Proceeds from selling the items, including the vanishing newspapers (above), Marty’s self-drying jacket (note: does not actually self-dry),  and the classic Gray’s Sports Almanac, will go to Michael J. Fox’s charities for Parkinson’s research. Read more…

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A Time Machine with Style: The DeLorean

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 7, 2010 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

Back to the Future DeLorean

The irony of this Back to the Future Lights and Sound Mark I Delorean is that while it doesn’t have the ability to travel into the future just looking at the photo takes me back to 1985. And the strange thing about the 80s was that there was a very self aware consciousness that the decade had its own unique style and look — which I think that may be the real reason why they picked the DeLorean DMC-12 (1981–1982) as their time machine of choice. Of course to quote Dr. Emmett Brown in the film his reason was “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? ” Read more…

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Star Trek vs. Lost

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 30, 2009 in Star Trek

I love how they just threw in the references to Bill and Ted and Back to the Future!

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This DeLorean Evokes My Back to the Future Nostalgia

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 21, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections

Back to the Future II DeLorean Vehicle

“The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” It’s funny at the time I didn’t realize just how well Back to the Future captured the spirit of the 80s — a good example of this was the DeLorean featured in the trio of films. In a bit of irony you can keep in touch with your Back to the Future nostalgia with this cute Back to the Future II DeLorean Vehicle model which features actual working gull-wing doors: Read more…

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If You Can’t Afford the DeLorean…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 2, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections

Back to the Future License Plate Replica

You don’t need money, don’t take fame, don’t need no credit cards to ride this train! But sadly recession struck fanboys like myself who grew up on Back to the Future can only dream about owning a vintage 80s DeLorean — however the next best thing may this official license plate replica being offered by ThinkGeek. Although if you do want to get closer to your childhood dream the next step up would be to go to Universal Studios of Japan where the Back to the Future: The Ride simulator currently resides.

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