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    May 13, 2012, 3:34 AM - BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #1

    onesixthrepublic: OSR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HOT TOYS MR. HOWARD CHAN

    Hot Toys has acquired the Back to the Future license for action figures including approval from Michael J. Fox. There will also be DeLorean vehicles.

    This is the best news for Back to the Future collectors .
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    May 13, 2012, 5:06 AM - re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #2

    Vivek said: View Post
    onesixthrepublic: OSR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HOT TOYS MR. HOWARD CHAN

    Hot Toys has acquired the Back to the Future license for action figures including approval from Michael J. Fox. There will also be DeLorean vehicles.

    This is the best news for Back to the Future collectors .
    In the latest issue of Uchesan it says Doc's train maybe an exclusive for next year's character con in Japan.
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    May 13, 2012, 6:41 AM - re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #3

    Wow..that's another most desired collectible among many BTTF fans.

    Paul, can you send me any links to that magazine site? I couldn't find anything about Uchesan on Google.jp either (except being mentioned here as Uchesan Quartely). Does the magazine mention that Hot Toys will be releasing that Doc's train model or some other company?
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    May 13, 2012, 7:34 AM - #4

    It's a japanese magazine - my japanese is okay, but improving - theres no website i know of . It's an article mostly dealing with Character-con - it only mentions Hot Toys discussing the Batmobile - the train is literally one sentence - no pics - darn it! This issue of Uchesan has an insert (called "toy coming at you") - wherethey focus on Character Con and the exclusives this year - rememberthe train exclusive is only a rumor for now - but it does fit HT's m.o.
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    May 13, 2012, 7:47 AM - re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #5

    Cool..thanks for the details.
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    May 13, 2012, 7:57 AM - re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #6

    Yup, posted about it in the HT thread...

    http://www.therpf.com/f12/new-hot-to...ml#post2248729
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    May 13, 2012, 8:13 AM - re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #7

    Sorry didn't notice that. Still wondering whether it is okay to have a separate thread just to discuss BTTF figures from Hot Toys, just like we had for Mattel. If not, then I guess Mods can merge this thread.
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    May 13, 2012, 8:27 AM - re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #8

    Honestly, I didn't really care... I just wanted the chance to "Fyfe" someone!

    It is really cool that they got the license, I'm not sure if I will pick any up, but I am excited to see them.
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    May 13, 2012, 8:38 AM - re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #9

    Eopie Herder said: View Post
    I just wanted the chance to "Fyfe" someone!
    Well played then .
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    Feb 12, 2013, 4:36 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #10

    Heavy Future: Factory Entertainment to release Back to the Future Shakems

    Factory Entertainment has acquired the Back to the Future license and they will be rolling out some cool BTTF products in 2013. Starting off with their Shakems line, which are similar to bobbleheads as in mini statues with spring action. The first four BTTF Shakems are as follows.

    Doc Brown Shakems
    Marty McFly Hoverboard Shakems
    DeLorean Time Machine Shakems
    Manure Truck Accident Shakems


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    These are prototypes and are still in approval stages. Yes, there are no actor likeness on these products and due to the bobblehead type nature of these products, they appear to be more cartoonized versions of the characters. Still the sculpts looks good and costume details are captured quite nicely, but Marty's face needs to be more expressive. Also Doc's costume needs the orange markings and his shoes could use the brown color touch up. Overall it's refreshing to see a company releasing BTTF products beyond DeLorean models. I love the DeLorean Time Machine and I'm looking forward to Hot Wheels releasing their Elite BTTF DeLorean Models in 1:43 and 1:18 scale later this year.

    But I also want to see more characters from the BTTF universe being released in the figure and statue format. These Shakems from Factory Entertainment is a good start towards that. And I have to say, that Biff's car filled with manure display is just brilliant. This is what I want to see, a company doing the unconventional and really embracing their acquired licenses. It's great to see that memorable and hilarious moment from the film being captured in a sculpture format like that. More movie scene specific sculptures please.

    Mattel acquired the BTTF action figure license along with actor likeness rights back in 2011 and then backed out from producing the figures. Hot Toys has acquired the BTTF license along with likeness rights, though I am not sure if we will see any figures in 2013. From what I discussed with Factory Entertainment, they seem very passionate about the BTTF franchise and I think they will do the BTTF line justice. Also FE makes movie prop replicas, so maybe down the line we can finally have a company doing accurate BTTF prop replicas.

    Last month I got the Universal Monsters - Frankenstein Limited Edition VFX Bust from Factory Entertainment. And it's a gorgeous piece of art. I can only hope FE manages to get actor likeness rights and releases more similar BTTF character products in the future.

    Along with Back to the Future, Factory Entertainment is releasing products from Jaws, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Shawn of the Dead and others. Thanks to Figures.com and Action Figure Times for all the photo coverage.

    http://www.therpf.com/f12/toys-actio...tibles-176104/
    I have shared pics of the other Shakems in the above thread.
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    Feb 12, 2013, 4:42 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #11

    Is it me or does making a Marty Mcfly "SHAKEM" seem a little politically incorrect? I wonder if they are donating any of the proceeds to Parkinsons research?


    Plus, who wants a toy of Biff covered in manure? Who would put that on their shelf? Seriously, can't anyone make decent BTTF props or toys?? Is this franchise cursed or something?
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    Feb 12, 2013, 5:15 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #12

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    Is it me or does making a Marty Mcfly "SHAKEM" seem a little politically incorrect? I wonder if they are donating any of the proceeds to Parkinsons research?
    Right, but I didn't even realize that until you mentioned it. But they have been using that word much before they got the BTTF license. They had released the MIB Shakems in early 2012.

    Jedifyfe said: View Post
    Plus, who wants a toy of Biff covered in manure? Who would put that on their shelf? Seriously, can't anyone make decent BTTF props or toys?? Is this franchise cursed or something?
    I am definitely buying it and some others might buy it too. (Though Ultimate BTTF Collectible is stretching it for catchy title). But I understand why some may be put off by it. I still think it's a cool obscure product. I am having high hopes for FE, this is just the start. As I mentioned above, there is potential for more better BTTF products, be it figures, statues, busts or prop replicas from FE.
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    Feb 12, 2013, 8:58 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #13

    Vivek said: View Post
    I am definitely buying it and some others might buy it too.
    Well, at least 2 of these will be sold...
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    Feb 12, 2013, 9:41 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #14

    Jedifyfe said: View Post
    Well, at least 2 of these will be sold...
    Why don't we make that 4 lol
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    Feb 12, 2013, 9:59 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #15

    Jedifyfe said: View Post
    Well, at least 2 of these will be sold...
    Ha.., oh boy I am hoping it will appeal to more.

    It's a recurring funny theme from the trilogy which is being immortalized in miniature form like a diorama. And I think it's a breath of fresh air in the area of BTTF merchandise. Yes, I do understand the irony in my choice of words .

    And I think the main reason why the manure car looks bad to some could be cause of the appearance of the manure itself. It's more slimy than what was show in the movie. It was outright dry and powdered vegetable particles in the movie. But see, I am literally discussing **** here. And not many would want to display that and have a conversation about it .
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    Feb 12, 2013, 10:06 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #16

    Thisis why I like you Vivek, you can always see the bright side of things in BTTF...LOL
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    Feb 12, 2013, 11:10 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #17

    Heavy Future: Diamond Select Toys to release Mr. Fusion prop replica from BTTF
    My blog post about DST's Mr. Fusion prop replica.

    Jedifyfe said: View Post
    Thisis why I like you Vivek, you can always see the bright side of things in BTTF...LOL
    As long as they are not BTTF prop replicas from DST and Mattel .

    BTW Bob Gale liked the Shakems line especially the Biff manure car.

    The 40 Most Amazing Toys From Toy Fair 2013
    And that car has now made it into io9's list of Top 40 Toys from Toy Fair 2013.
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    Feb 13, 2013, 8:41 AM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #18

    Vivek said: View Post
    ^^
    THAT's a pretty good idea. I will try to reproduce that movie scene with the 1/18 scale Ford Convertible model from my collection. I'm really excited to see how difficult it is to make realistic manure.



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    Feb 13, 2013, 8:58 AM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #19

    I HATE MANURE lol

    shouldnt you have red seats in that ?
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    Feb 13, 2013, 9:05 AM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #20

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    ... shouldnt you have red seats in that ?
    Yes, I should, but you will not see any more seats under the "manure", when it's finished.
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    Feb 13, 2013, 9:29 AM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #21

    What year is that ford? I was trying to find a model for my collection.
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    Feb 13, 2013, 9:34 AM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #22

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    What year is that ford? I was trying to find a model for my collection.
    For most scenes they used a 1946 Ford, but there are some scenes in part 1 with a 1948 Ford. My model is a 1948 one.
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    Feb 13, 2013, 10:06 AM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #23

    yat ming made some black ones , seems theyre all sold out

    some others on ebay that you could take apart and repaint

    item 130841120320 on ebay for example
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    Feb 13, 2013, 12:00 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #24

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    I will try to reproduce that movie scene with the 1/18 scale Ford Convertible model from my collection. I'm really excited to see how difficult it is to make realistic manure.
    Nice, I look forward to that Roland. Hopefully it will not be slimy .

    Not sure if it's possible to identity the manure truck model. If you can track it down, then perhaps you can re-create a bigger diorama set along with the Ford.
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    Feb 13, 2013, 12:07 PM - Re: BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues) #25

    I don't like this comiclook...

    They do the same with jurassic park, it couldn't be so hard to make a good 1:18 metal model of the Ford Explorer and the jeep, why it have to be like this calles shakems?!?

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