Ah, Back to the Future a film that is loved by many, with its comedy, craziness and the time-travelling DeLorean, how many wanted our own DeLorean back when the film was released in the 80s, lots of us, including me.
Well now your dreams can come true as we’ve had the news from Eaglemoss Collections, the UK’s leading publisher of partworks and collections, are launching a unique and exciting product. The Build the Back to the Future DeLorean collectors’ magazine series gives readers the opportunity, week-by-week, to piece together a beautiful 1:8 scale replica of the iconic car from the Back to the Future movies, the DeLorean DMC-12.
This new amazing model will be available from 26 December, it is made of die-cast metal and high-quality ABS, it’s packed with details and forms an extremely accurate representation of the original car, including working interior and exterior lights, the iconic gullwing doors and a careful replica of the time machine components on the back. To achieve this, Eaglemoss collaborated with Joe Walser, who restored the original time machine for Universal Pictures.
This new series was unveiled at a launch event last week in Kensington, West London. A full-size replica of the Back to the Future car was on show at the event and guests thoroughly enjoyed the chance to sit inside the vehicle, take pictures and put themselves in the shoes of Marty McFly for the day.
Ben Robinson, head of Eaglemoss’s Men’s Licensed projects, said:
“Few films are as iconic and loved as Back to the Future, and it’s a real pleasure to have worked on the model which is a thing of beauty.
“Not only does our new partwork collection give long-time fans the chance to have their own time machine, it takes something you’ve loved and makes it real.
“As with all of our products, an enormous amount of research went into the model and we owe a massive debt to our consultant Joe Walser who rebuilt the original car from the movie and knows more about it than anyone else alive. All-importantly the DeLorean model is remarkably simple to build. We are confident that this new collectors’ series will gives anyone who builds it an enormous amount of pleasure and give them something to be proud of.”
The model is a scale replica of Doc Brown’s DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future trilogy. It is 1:8 scale, and is principally constructed of die-cast metal.
All Doc’s modifications have been carefully recreated from the nuclear reactor to the cables on the floor, and the model has a wealth of lights. Readers are even given the option to build the versions that appeared in the sequels.
Eaglemoss’s DMC-12 DeLorean model can be purchased in kit form with manuals from the website, or in WHSmith, all good newsagents and Morrisons.