Back to the Future Marty's Holographic Cap (BTTF)

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  1. jun

    jun Active Member

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    Hi guys, does anyone know where i can buy a movie accurate (size and design) Back To the Future II colour-changing cap?

    I have had a look around but not sure if any of them are screen accurate.

    Are the ones made by Diamond any good?

    Any advice would be great! Thanks in advance ;)
     
  2. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's difficult. I have two different caps in my collection. An older one from "Miraj Caps" and the new one from "Diamond Select". The one from "Diamond Select" has better colors, but an inaccurate design. The one from "Miraj Caps" is more accurate (except for that button on top), but it seems, that the producers don't exist anymore (the domain name is for sale and I can't find them on Google).

    That's the cap from "Miraj Caps":

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    And the cap from "Diamond Select":

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  3. jun

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    Thanks for the comparison pic, they are very helpful.

    To be accurate, does the cap have the adjustment strap behind? I guess this is the main reason why Diamond select is inaccurate?

    Cheers
     
  4. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The real cap does not have the adjustable strap.
    While I feel the Diamond Select cap has a better material, it lacks the material under the brim and it has the adjustable strap. I could have lived with the strap if there were the material under the brim.
    Unfortunately, the Miraj cap is out of production and was the best replica of this - it goes for top dollar on Ebay nowadays.
     
  5. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are you saying, that I have a small treasure at home? I can't find the cap on eBay. Must be very rare. What do people pay for it? I paid just a few dollars a few years ago.

    (and no, I don't want to sell it :p)
     
  6. OUTATIME1978

    OUTATIME1978 Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 of these mirraj caps 1 small still with tag attached and had it signed a few years back by james tolkan and jeffery weisman,and 2 medium, one that had the button on the top which i removed to look more screen accurate and the other was the more screen accurate one with no button which has no miraj label inside which i thought was strange at the time so i guessed it was missed off when it was made.:cool AND NO I HAVE NO PLANS ON SELLING THEM TO:lol
     
  7. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I didn't know that those Miraj caps came in different sizes. Mine is far too large for my thin head. But it's okay for me, because the cap is just for display.
     
  8. OUTATIME1978

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    Yeah i originally got the small because my head aint that big but then found out that was to small so then got the mediums:lol they did produce small,medium,large.Roland hang on to your hat mate as i have seen them on ebay go for over £200 due to them being rare as anything since miraj went out of production.:cool
     
  9. jun

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    Lol, cheers guys, now you know how lucky u are to own one of the Mirraj caps.

    So I guess the search continues for me to find an accurate BTTF cap. Perhaps some day a member would come along and offer a run of the definitive bttf cap ;)
     
  10. Vivek

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    Those are great comparison pics Roland.

    I bought the Miraj Cap right when the revised one (without the button) became available, i.e. after the company took more feedback from fans on the BTTF.com forum.

    One of the fans on the BTTF.com forum actually approached Miraj initially asking whether they will make BTTF 2 caps. Cause Miraj was already manufacturing many different caps with holographic materials, but they had their company logo with a big M at the front.

    So then they agreed, removed the logo and had a small run. And I think their regular caps did have adjusting straps, but they removed that for the BTTF 2 cap. They really reached out to the fans and listened to various suggestions. After that run was successful they made a final run of caps, offering various sizes and had the top button removed as well. It was most screen accurate. And since they never had any BTTF name attached to the product, I am guessing it was not a huge copyright issue.

    DST cap does have better colors, but still isn't accurate. Their stitching also appears to be bad as it just stops near the sides of the brim instead of closing out properly. They couldn't even make a simple Outatime plate accurate. Besides the BTTF minimates, I never bought any of their prop replicas and don't intend to.

    Now I think there might be other companies like Miraj who manufacture similar caps with the same material. Companies who are already in the same business may always be willing to make changes to their product if there is enough profit. We need to track them down and offer them the BTTF 2 cap idea.
     
  11. SETFREE

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    i need one soon
     
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  12. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    "Hey, the Big M! How's it hangin', McFly?" :lol:lol:D
     
  13. Vivek

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    Hahaha..well played :lol.
     
  14. RJA

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    I think the BTTF.com store still has these available.
     
  15. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not the "Miraj" cap. Just the inaccurate new cap from "Diamond Select".
     
  16. bondfan2000

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    Are they still being sold at the studios?
     
  17. Contec

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    Bump for the same question. Where can one get a nice cap.
     
  18. BTTF123*

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    Wow, That was me ! I am BTTF123 Tim and I called them about the caps they had with the M logo on it , stitching in the brim, strap on the back, button on top. I asked them what would be a mim. run to make them screen accurate with out all of that and they ran me 10 hats for $500. It took a little over a month, about 45 days. They sent me the hats from there office and I sold off all but one over the years. Just have one now , but was cool to get it done. However after all of that, they seen a better martket then the one with the M logo on it, the BTTF Market. So they started getting them made they way I asked them to then on out and called it a Back to the Future edition.
     
  19. TheRealMcFly

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    Who made the hats that were not sold, but made specifically for the 2011 Nike MAG event?
     
  20. Onkelpsycho

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    Yeah, I watched these caps a while and after they decide to make a more acurate one I got one, still happy with it... ^^
     
  21. Devil Master

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    Wasn't Miraj also supposed to release a backpack, made with the same material as the cap? Did they ever release it? This is a photograph I found on an Italian BTTF site:
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  22. Bttfhatfanatic

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    Hello! I have good news for anyone who is looking for a screen accurate BTTF hat! It looks like somebody posted a Miraj screen accurate version of the BTTF hat alongside a bunch of other Miraj Caps on Ebay! These caps haven't been made in almost a decade, I almost can't believe they are all posted. I hope that there are enough of them to go around for everyone on here but I doubt it. I hope this was helpful to you all. And now I'll make like a tree, and get outta here.
     
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  23. Bttfhatfanatic

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    I'll just leave these here...
     

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  24. U2fan24

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    I have a miraj cap. Its accurate :)
    has anyone ever tried to sew two licenced hats together to make one strapless hat?
    Im really curious how that would turn out.
     
  25. EmmaInCandyland

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    Yes, someone did with the diamond select one:

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=169294&highlight=bttf+cap
     
  26. justy

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    I have one of the miraj caps from long ago and a couple of the diamond ones. Both are nice, though the diamond's colors are brighter, (not to mention still being made...) Nice hats though, I wish they were fitted and came in different sizes though.
     
  27. Ojobenito

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    Sorry to bring this topic back, but for those interested there is a new listing on ebay for a miraj "no top button" cap. I don't sell it (as I already owe one), so I just want to give the information to those who might be interested, because this listing is not very expensive (for the prices that were discussed here at least)

    Just search "miraj cap" on ebay.com (I don't know if I can give the direct link to the item).
    I hope it helps!!!!
     
  28. Diana88

    Diana88 Active Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I love the Miraj accurate cap. I see the one on ebay. Buyers beware that if you want this and plan to wear it, the size small Miraj cap is extremely small. I have a small head and wear size small U.S. baseball caps. There was also not enough give to stretch it out. Size small Miraj caps are good for children, possibly teenagers, or good as a prop. Just from my experience...
     
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  29. damian001

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    Aw now i wish I hadn't misplaced my Miraj cap.. I remember I was the first person to post pictures of the first batch on the BTTF.com forums. Meh, I'm not too bummed out. Their first edition without the M logo still had the airflow holes on top, the cap, and the adjustable strap, so it wasn't too accurate. Even 3 of the 6 lenticular sheets had were only green/red colors. Half the cap was missing the blue and yellow colors.
     
  30. Soxbrother

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    I also have a Miraj cap, I bought it from them, it was many years ago.
    I also have the DST one. The DST one has better colors, the Miraj one has the button on top.
    If I remember correctly, you could only buy the Miraj cap in one size at that time, it was just a little too big to wear, so it serves as a display piece.
    At the same time they also sold a lenticular bttf backpack.

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    On the left is the DST one and on the right is the Miraj one.
     
  31. halliwax

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    do we know of any company willing to make a accurate hat replica? I think there's a good interest in a run


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  32. The Terminator

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    Yes please! We are well passed Oct 21st and in dire need of an accurate BTTF p2 baseball cap!
     
  33. TomVDJ

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    If someone does a run: I'm also interested in an accurate cap...
     
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    Me 2


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  35. JasonMcFly

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    Re: Where to buy accurate BTTF2 cap?

    Bought mine on eBay, the Diamond Select hat. Doesn't fit, as it's hard plastic and just does not form to your head. It looks like a big block sitting on your head, but good for a display piece to a collection. If anyone knows how to fix the problem I am all ears lol
     
  36. Roland

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    Change your head! :D

    No, seriously. It really depends on your head. I'm looking stupid as well, when I'm wearing that hat. But I saw people that seem to have the "right" head for those hats. :darnkids
     
  37. JasonMcFly

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    I have a small dome lol, I wear size S in fitted hats.... so it looks HUGE on me. I might try heating it up or just breaking it in with my hands. I have an event next weekend where I am dressing up as Marty. I have the jacket, shoes, hoverboard, but not sure I will wear the hat as it looks ridiculous
     
  38. EmmaInCandyland

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    I think mine fits okay xD
     
  39. Diana88

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    It can't look that bad... :) If you want a simple and easy solution, you can use safety pins to help re-shape the hat. The main part of the pin should be inside the hat so it's more inconspicuous. You can also get bright colored safety pins to help blend with the material better.

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  40. JasonMcFly

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    Good idea.... I might try that and see how good it can get
     
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  41. MattgomeryBurns

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    I picked up a Miraj hat from a seller on Instagram for $20. Although it has the button on top and velcro strap on the back, it still has the tag on, so I thought that was cool.

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  42. MitasTouch

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    Did anyone ever source the correct bubblegum, cotton candy colored lenticular?

    The one on the far right seems to have the closest colors.
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  43. The Terminator

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    Good question. In that image, in that particular lighting the one on the right does look the most "right".
    An accurate cap run would be sweeeet, to say the least.
     
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  44. MattgomeryBurns

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    I ordered a few sheets from Lantor, LTD when I had a hat made for my dog's costume last year. I think I remember reading that Lantor was the same company who made the lenticular for the film. My seamstress said it was very difficult to work with because it was so thick.

    Here's the product page: http://www.lantorlimited.com/3D-Lenticular-sheets-Multicolor-Yellow-Orange-p/sh-r001.htm

    And the final product:

     
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  45. halliwax

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    has miraj gone back into producing these caps? but now adding the button on top?
     
  46. Spiderstella

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    Hope so that would be so cool
     
  47. MitasTouch

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    If only there was a lot of interest for these to get replicated. The miraj cap looks to have the right shape, but different colors. If someone got the right color material with miraj patterns, it could be possible for a hat maker to make them. I have a miraj cap, but I don't have the know how to make a pattern from it and make a new hat on my own.
     
  48. MrSouthpaw

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    For costume purposes the Diamond Select is just fine. That is if you can find the right color. Approaching OCT last year, they started releasing some hats with an off-color lenticular that was more gold than yellow and it had a lot more dark tones and purples. Hopefully they are back to the original color.

    I'd like to have a more accurate hat if it didn't break the bank.
     
  49. MattgomeryBurns

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    I feel like this is a job for markpoon :D
     
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  50. JLeezy23

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    Try masking tape to replicate the existing panel, just lay it over the top then put the tape on tissue paper or somthing similar
     

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