Back to the Future: Own a Flux Capacitor

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 5, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections |


As much as I hate Huey Lewis he must have been on to something as it’s now over 20 years later and I still can’t get the theme song from Back to the Future out of my head. Of course the film was a true classic — in fact I may be wrong but I recall another blogger Twittering how that was his favorite film of all time. And I have to say I count myself as a fanboy of that film, so if you’re like me here is a chance to own your very own Flux Capacitor:

Flux Capacitor Replica

“You’ll have to pump in your own 1.21 gigawatts (pronounced and written in the script as “jigowatts,” which was the accepted pronunciation at the time) to actually travel in time – and that’s up to you. Or you can be content to just pop in 3 AA’s and use the two knobs to adjust the lights. One adjusts the sequential lights behind the temporal firing pins and the other adjusts the flash unit in the middle where the spark of chrono-spacial displacement occurs. Details down to the warning messages from Doc Brown stuck to the front door will awe anyone who sees it.”

And here’s a trailer for the film that inspired the above technology:

I love that line “Why is everything so heavy in the future?”

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