BTTF - Back to the Future Merchandise (Toys, Models, Figures, Statues)

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  1. Vivek

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  2. Jet Beetle

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    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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    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?
     
  4. Jet Beetle

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    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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  5. Vivek

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    Cool..thanks for the details.
     
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  7. Vivek

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    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.
     
  8. Eopie Herder

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    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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    Well played then :lol.
     
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    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-action-figures-models-collectibles-176104/
    I have shared pics of the other Shakems in the above thread.
     
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  11. Jedifyfe

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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?


    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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  12. Vivek

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    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.

    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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    Why don't we make that 4 lol
     
  15. Vivek

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    Ha..:lol, 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 :lol.
     
  16. Jedifyfe

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    Thisis why I like you Vivek, you can always see the bright side of things in BTTF...LOL
     
  17. Vivek

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

    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.
     
  18. Roland

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    ^^
    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. :D

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  19. steveo3002

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    I HATE MANURE lol

    shouldnt you have red seats in that ?
     
  20. Roland

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    Yes, I should, but you will not see any more seats under the "manure", when it's finished. :lol
     
  21. mjasinski

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    What year is that ford? I was trying to find a model for my collection.
     
  22. Roland

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    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.
     
  23. steveo3002

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    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
     
  24. Vivek

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    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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    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?!? :facepalm
     
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    Am I the only one excited about the silicon molds you can see in one of the pics? I can now have BTTF ice and chocolate treats. :)
     
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    Here are two screen shots of the truck. Maybe there's a car expert who can identify the truck.

    A funny trivia: the "D. Jones" sign is attached on different places in both scenes. It's obviously the same truck, just the sign has moved.

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  29. Vivek

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    According to IMCDB, it's a 1947 Chevrolet 4100 and that same truck was used in the sequel. Check the following pages and go through the comments where they confirm it. Looked up for its model car, didn't find anything yet.

    IMCDb.org: 1947 Chevrolet 4100 in "Back to the Future, 1985"

    IMCDb.org: 1947 Chevrolet 4100 in "Back to the Future Part II, 1989"

    Nice catch, never noticed that before.
     
  30. steveo3002

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    you can get 1/18 chevy 3100 pick ups ..would need to remove the pick up bed and scratch make the wooden manure box, and the wheel base should be longer

    theyre very similar , the 4100 bit meant they could haul more weight but the bodys were close from 47-53
     
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    Cool, thanks for confirming that Steve. Going to add that to my future to-buy items list. Currently seem to be available at around $30+.
     
  32. steveo3002

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    i think old man peabodys truck would be the same as the manure truck but with a flat bed
     
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    Thank you both for the informations. :)
     
  34. Vivek

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    Hot Toys answers question (#15) about their BTTF figures. Still hoping to see a preview this year.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...391.1073741919.138228759572456&type=1&theater

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    Few other updates from Tyler who is the Art Director at Factory Entertainment. He posted this back in March 2013 on the Sideshow Collectors forum thread.

    "Hi All..

    Oh man - I have some damage control to do here

    My name is Tyler and I am the new Art Director at Factory Entertainment. I started right after Toy Fair. (For some background, I sculpted a few of their upcoming replicas as a freelancer - like the Creature From The Black Lagoon Fossil hand, and the upcoming Wolf Man cane...)

    Anyhow - Everything we showed at Toy Fair Shakem wise were First draft sculpt prototypes. Literally, many of them it was the first time WE had even seen them. Since then, extensive sculptural revisions have been sent to the artists (albiet, some needed more than others) and I have personally undertaken resculpting a lot of the facial likenesses.

    And I mean, I get it - There are limitations to what we can get with a product like this. Im a collector too so, ya... I understand people who collect sideshow and hot toys saying they arent for them. But just so you dont write them off based on first appearances, know that we are working on getting them as good as we can (and I mean that sincerely as a fan and sculptor)

    You can always email me at tyler@factoryent.com as well if you want any updates or have a question or really anything!

    Thanks everyone.

    Tyler"

    Another question posted by one of the members there.

     
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    Back to the Future action figures

    Some pics of the official Back to the Future action figures from Funko and Super7 launching later this year have been made available:

    Marty McFly (1985)
    Doc Emmett Brown (1985)
    Biff Tannen (1955)
    George McFly (1955)

    A bit of a step up from the Kubricks, Minimates and LEGO Minifigures, but still not the most accurate resemblance to the original actors. I guess that’s down to the “retro Kenner style” but I’m sure they could’ve made them look a bit more similar. It looks like they still have a few nice details though… :cool
     
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    Re: Back to the Future action figures

    They look terrible xD
     
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    I am digging it and I am planning to buy all these BTTF figures along with the other movie lines in the ReAction series from Funko.

    These figures are a throwback to the retro look of figures from the 70s/80s which back then didn't have much actor likeness either.

    We can expect actor likeness in the $200 figures from Hot Toys next year.

    And when a toy company decides to make 6" figures with actor likeness, we can expect those BTTF figures in the $20 range.
     
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    Wow. How long have I wanted a 3.75" Doc and Marty...

    "Subject to final licensor approval"

    Lets hope so. Do not approve!

    They look like cartoon character action figures. Like if Doc and Marty did a guest spot on Droids or Ewoks. The sculpts are not even close to the quality of ReActions own Alien figures.

    Plus they photoshopped the OUTATIME plate onto the front of the DeLorean on the package. Perfect.
     
  39. Jedifyfe

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    I might get these if I get really drunk and want to throw $50 away. Eh...not interested.
     
  40. Wes R

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    I don't see a point to action figures if they don't even remotely look like the characters. That marty is terrible. So far i'm not impressed.
     
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    I was wondering the same :), but I don't think DST's Monopoly is going to come even close to the level of cool detailing like Beechy's version.

    BTW it bugs me that DST is still using the BTTF Part II logo for most of their BTTF product packaging, cause the BTTF logo licensing is more pricey.
     
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    There are a couple threads on that over in the replica forum already.
     
  46. Jedifyfe

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    I'm totally going to get that Biff Casino pint though!!!
     
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    I feel like such a bad fan for even needing to ask this, but what's the difference with the logos?
     
  48. Vivek

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    The logo font and text are itself identical, but many Back to the Future (Part I) related products from DST including the Part I DeLorean model car packaging have the words "Back to the Future - Part II" as the logo on them. In relation to the actual final product it's not really a big deal, but it's the level of cop out DST continues to make to save on higher licensing fees.

    You can see the full logo on the top of the monopoly box, where the blue "Pending Licensor Approval" note has been placed.

    The flying DeLorean graphic is great and was used in promoting the second film, but unless this product is specific to the second film (and I am pretty sure it's not), it shouldn't carry the Part II logo and should say "Back to the Future" alone, including for items representing the whole trilogy,
     
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    Oh I didn't notice that! I was thinking I was missing some other major difference in the logos, but I didn't know you meant literally the logo with "part 2" on there. I agree that definitely looks off unless it's a product specific to part 2.
     
  50. TheRealMcFly

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    Vivek's point is solid. A friend gave me the DST 1/15 Time Machine thinking it was the hover conversion version because it had the part II on the package. He was disappointed because he thought he paid for the version with the folding wheels, not realizing to look for Mr. Fusion.

    I mean whatever they gotta do to make the products is fine with me. It's nice to see merchandise. I guess I'm curious to know how much they are really saving. Sure the first movie cemented BTTF in film history but my feeling is there is a lot more to sell from the sequels. You'd think the Part II license would be the pricey one.

    Next up, the Biff Tannen Pleasure Paradise official jacuzzi with bonus extra TV remotes!
     

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