Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles’ BACK TO THE FUTURE DeLorean Now Available for Pre-Order

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Back to the Future was such an indelible part of my childhood that, for a long time, the only car that I wanted when I grew up was a DeLorean.  I didn’t care that they were expensive and rapidly going out of style, I cared about the fact that they looked awesome and the doors opened like wings.

Now Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are releasing a sixth scale replica of that vehicle (the modded Doc Brown version of course).  It has those functional gull wing doors and working LED lights on both the interior and exterior of the model.  Hit the jump to check out images and pre-order the Hot Toys Back to the Future DeLorean here.  You can also pre-order the Marty McFly Sixth Scale Figure.  The DeLorean ships in March of 2016.

High-Quality Images of the LEGO GHOSTBUSTERS Ecto-1; LEGO BACK TO THE FUTURE DeLorean 20% off Retail Price

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A few weeks ago, we reported that LEGO chosen the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters as the next LEGO CUUSOO, a line based on submissions from fans.  The previously released images were mock-ups, but the company has now released official images along with info on the upcoming set.  The “LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1″ will have 508 pieces, retail for $49.99 (US), and go on sale this June.

Speaking of LEGO CUUSOO movie vehicles, their Back to the Future DeLorean is now on sale at Amazon for $27.98, which is 20% off the retail price.  I picked this up at Comic-Con last year, and it’s a good set, especially because you can make alterations to turn it into the DeLorean from the original, Part II, or Part III.  Hit the jump to check out images of the Ghostbusters LEGO, and click here to buy the LEGO DeLorean.

BACK TO THE FUTURE – THE MUSICAL Coming to London in 2015

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Rumors of a Back to the Future stage musical popped up about a year ago, and now it’s official.  Back to the Future – The Musical will premiere in London’s West End in 2015—the 30th anniversary of the 1985 movie—with hopes of a Broadway run if successful.  Director Robert Zemeckis and his Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale will write the book with Jamie Lloyd, who will direct the production.  Original composer Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard will pen additional music and lyrics alongside songs from the movie like “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode.”

Hit the jump for quotes from Gale and Lloyd.

CRAZY 4 CULT 2 Book Review

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Artwork based on preexisting material is tricky because great art challenges us rather than comforts us with the familiar.  In recent years, a multitude of artists have come forward to build work based on fandom, and there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that.  Not every painting and sculpture has to be drawn from landscapes and models, and pulling from popular culture doesn’t necessarily hurt the piece.  Pop Art, one of the most striking artistic movements of the 20th century, partially grew out of comic books.

Where it gets murky in the case of fan-art is how much the artist can show appreciation while still establishing something that’s daring enough to be more than comfort food for movie nerds (and I say this as someone whose apartment is lined with Mondo posters).  Crazy 4 Cult 2 runs the gamut of stunning tributes to lazy mash-ups, and that range makes it a curious and revealing collection.

Geek Gifts: LEGO DeLorean From BACK TO THE FUTURE

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Since premiering at Comic-Con a month ago, fans and collectors have been waiting to own Dr. Emmett Brown’s DeLorean from Back to the Future.  Well, the wait is over.  That’s because Amazon has the awesome set back in stock and you can order it here.  If you’re interested don’t wait, because the last time I linked to the set it sold out in an hour.

  • LEGO 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine Building Set $34.99
  • Features opening doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display, 2 license plates, Marty’s skateboard as well as extra engine and wheels
  • Customize the car to match the movie versions; step on the gas and prepare to travel Back to the Future
  • Open the gull-wing doors, just like the real car; fold up the wheels and engage hover mode
  • Jump on the skateboard and pull some tricks; build the model that LEGO CUUSOO members requested
  • Includes building instructions and exclusive Back to the Future information booklet; car measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 5″ (15cm) long and 3″ (8cm) wide

 

Geek Gifts: LEGO DeLorean From BACK TO THE FUTURE

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Since premiering at Comic-Con a few weeks ago, fans and collectors have been waiting to own Dr. Emmett Brown’s DeLorean from Back to the Future.   Well, the wait is almost over.  That’s because Amazon is currently taking pre-orders on “The DeLorean Time Machine Building Set” and it’s expected to arrive on August 12th.  With so many people looking to own this set, I’d advise pre-ordering and not having to deal with finding the set in stores.   Here’s the link and below are the features from Amazon.

  • LEGO 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine Building Set $34.99
  • Features opening doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display, 2 license plates, Marty’s skateboard as well as extra engine and wheels
  • Customize the car to match the movie versions; step on the gas and prepare to travel Back to the Future
  • Open the gull-wing doors, just like the real car; fold up the wheels and engage hover mode
  • Jump on the skateboard and pull some tricks; build the model that LEGO CUUSOO members requested
  • Includes building instructions and exclusive Back to the Future information booklet; car measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 5″ (15cm) long and 3″ (8cm) wide

 

Comic-Con: Over 150 Pictures From the Convention Floor Including LEGO, Marvel, Sideshow Collectibles, SUPERMAN Costumes, Props, and Much More

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With Comic-Con 2013 officially open, earlier tonight I was able to walk around the convention floor for Preview Night.  In years past, before the convention sold out the moment tickets went on sale, you could walk around Preview Night casually picking up what you wanted, while also checking out the cool new toys.  This is no longer the case.  These days, as soon as the doors open, badge holders rush in to try and buy the numerous exclusives only for sale at the convention.  While I get why everyone is racing to buy things, I do miss the days where it was all a little more casual.

While walking around the convention floor, I was able to take over 150 pictures.  Included in the assortment are pics of Lego, toys, posters, art, comic books, The Walking Dead, the Marvel booth (Thor 2), some amazing Sideshow Collectibles, vintage Superman costumes from the films and TV shows, original props from The Wizard of Oz, James Bond, Watchmen, Indiana Jones, the PS4 and Xbox One, and so much more.  However, while I saw many cool things tonight, I definitely think one of the highlights is the brand new LEGO Delorean from Back to the Future!  Hit the jump to check it all out.

70 Pictures from the Hero Complex Gallery RIGHTEOUS RIDES…AND THE DUDES WHO DRIVE THEM! Gallery Show in Los Angeles

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Imagine an art show that focuses on “prominent characters of fiction and their often creative ways of getting around.”  If that sounds cool, then I recommend checking out the new Hero Complex Gallery show called “Righteous Rides…And the Dudes Who Drive Them” that opened in Los Angeles tonight.  The show is located at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D (90034) and it’s filled with artwork based on the rides from Blade Runner, Akira, Bullitt, Back to the Future, Star Wars, James Bond, Ferris Bueller, Prometheus, Transformers, Up, Star Trek, and so many others it’s too many to list here.  The most important thing to know is that the artwork is really well done and it’s definitely worth the drive.

However, since most of you live outside of Los Angeles, I took pictures of everything on display and after the jump you can check out about 70 images from the show.

Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Dana Gould, and More Comedians Present Their Favorite Movies at the Wayne Federman Film Festival Starting 2/28

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Comedian Wayne Federman started a neat tradition last year with the Wayne Federman International Film Festival.  Federman rounds up other comedians to present some of their favorite movies at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles.  Each comedian intros the film, performs, and holds a post-screening Q&A.  Here is this year’s lineup:

  • 2/28 – Sarah Silverman – Crimes And Misdemeanors
  • 2/28 – Sklar Brothers  - Breaking Away
  • 3/1 – Dana Gould – Dr. Strangelove
  • 3/1 – Aziz Ansari – Back To The Future
  • 3/2 – Nick Kroll – Raising Arizona
  • 3/2 – Bill Burr – The Dirty Dozen

Good movies, funny people.  What more could you ask for?  Head to the Cinefamily site—which promises “surprise special guests”—for tickets.  Check out the poster and festival trailer after the jump.

Limited Paper: Mondo and Mark Englert Team Up for the First Time on BACK TO THE FUTURE; Mondo Releases More ADVENTURE TIME Posters

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In the debut edition of Limited Paper, we named Mark Englert as our first-ever “Thing Worth Getting Excited About”, pointing to his outstanding posters for The Thing, Stephen King’s It, and The Walking Dead as proof of his awesomeness.  Well, it’s now a few months later, and it appears that we weren’t the only ones getting excited by Mark’s work:  just today, Mondo announced their first-ever collaboration with Englert…and from the looks of it, it’s going to be a doozy.

Want to see Mark Englert’s Back to the Future poster?  Mondo’s latest Adventure Time poster?  Meet me after the jump, my fellow poster nerds.

Universal Announces Fantastic 25-Film 100th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection

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Universal Pictures has announced a 25-film Blu-ray collection to commemorate the studio’s 100th anniversary, and it’s a genuinely great box set.  The “Universal 100th Anniversary Collection” includes 25 of the studio’s finest films, a 15-track music CD chock full of iconic film scores, a “100 Years of Universal” 72-page collector’s book and more.  Though the inclusion of HD versions of films like Dracula, Jurassic Park, The Sting, Back to the Future, Jaws, Do the Right Thing, and To Kill a Mockingbird alone would have been worth the purchase, the box set includes a number of vintage cartoons and shorts as well as a collection of featurettes covering the studio’s entire history.

The 25-disc Blu-ray set and 26-disc DVD collection (Schindler’s List is included in the DVD set only) will be available for a limited time starting November 6th.  A price has yet to be announced, but I don’t expect it’ll be cheap.  Hit the jump to read the full rundown of films and special features.

Frank Marshall Talks THE BOURNE LEGACY, THE GOONIES 2, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT Sequel, INDIANA JONES 5, and Leaving BACK TO THE FUTURE as a Trilogy

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Opening this weekend is writer/director Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy.  For those unfamiliar with the franchise reboot, this time around, a government task force led by Edward Norton‘s character is assassinating all their genetically-modified assets to prevent another Bourne situation.  However, one member of the program, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), manages to escape with a scientist (Rachel Weisz), and the two go on the run for their lives.  The film also stars Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn, Corey Stoll, and Donna Murphy.  For more on the film, here’s five clips.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive interview with producer Frank Marshall (insane resume here).  During our wide ranging conversation, we talked about  making The Bourne Legacy, deleted scenes, extended cuts, test screenings, and more.  In addition, since Marshall has produced so many awesome movies, we also talked about how close Who Framed Roger Rabbit came to getting a sequel, the likelihood of Indiana Jones 5 happening, Jurassic Park 3D and Jurassic Park 4, whether anyone has talked about rebooting the Back to the Future movies, the amazing Nike Back to the Future sneakers, The Secret Life of Houdini, the remake of Tell No One, and so much more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Comic-Con: Over 140 High-Res Images From the Convention Floor; Includes IRON MAN 3, STAR TREK, STAR WARS, Lego, More

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While walking around Comic-Con the past two days, I’ve taken almost 150 pictures of the various things items on the convention floor.  If you’re interested in checking out what’s in San Diego this year, hit the jump for tons of posters, costumes, toys, collectibles, people, props, and so much more.

A few of the movies and TV shows you’ll see include Iron Man 3, Breaking Bad, Men in Black, The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Total Recall, Looper, Ender’s Game, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Lego, Knight Rider, Star Wars, Sideshow Collectibles, Entertainment Earth, The Hobbit, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The 5th Element, Thundercats, THX 1138, and more.

Geek Gifts: JURASSIC PARK Blu-ray Trilogy and BACK TO THE FUTURE Blu-ray Trilogy for $23.99 Each (70% Off)

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Amazon is having a crazy deal today on a couple of Universal Picture’s Blu-ray trilogies.  The Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy and the Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy are on sale for $23.99 each, which is 70% off their MSRP.  I don’t think I can go in for Jurassic Park simply because I only want one of the three movies even though the set is filled with excellent special features.  But as for Back to the Future, I’m already a proud owner of this set, and you should be too.

Click here for Jurassic Park and click here for Back to the Future.  Note: Collider earns a small referral fee when our readers purchase something on Amazon through one of our links. The money generated helps pay our staff and keep the site running. Thank you for reading and supporting Collider.

Mondo Unveils Fantastic Triptych Poster for BACK TO THE FUTURE

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While I’ve come to expect great things every time Mondo unveils a new poster, this morning they revealed what might possibly be my favorite one yet. The collectible boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse announced an extraordinary triptych poster for one of the most popular film franchises here in nerd-land: Back to the Future. The poster set, by Phantom City Creative, features three posters (one for each film in the franchise) that when lined up side-by-side form the DeLoreon. In addition to the three separate posters (sold as a set), they will also make available a variant of the posters that combines all three. The set of three will run you $88 while the variant costs $120. The posters will go on sale at some point tomorrow, and are sure to cause a frenzy over at Mondo’s site. I would do terrible, terrible things to get my hands on this poster set.

Hit the jump to check out the posters in all their glory, and be sure to follow @MondoNews for the onsale announcement.

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