Mattel making Back to the Future toys!

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Vaderman

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Those are sweet!
The ones I saw at Wizard WOrld were: Silver Delorean, Gold Delorean and a time machine BTTF version.
$1.25? Awesome! $10? No thanks.
I hope I can make it to TRU tonorrow... And the Lego store - May the Fourth Be With You Sale!
:D
 
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Vivek

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Here is what a Hot Wheels Designer recently mentioned about the upcoming BTTF DeLorean Model.

"I'll take this (or any) opportunity to say I just received FEP of the San Diego Comic-Con version of the BTTF Time Machine... holy smokes. I don't think we've ever done a car with more detailed deco operations... this is Elite-level detail. And don't even get me started on the packaging. This is going to be a holy grail for a lot of folks."

* Final Engineering Prototype

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July 11 SDCC Voucher Pre-Sale Details for the Hot Wheels BTTF DeLorean. Not confirmed for Post-SDCC Sale on August 1.
 

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tripoli

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The Matty BTTF car will NOT be in a 1:43 scale, similar to the Sunstar model seen here:



BUT...Yep the packaging is quite nice!

 
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Vivek

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Hot Wheels RLC (Red Line Club) members have been offered a sneak peek at the upcoming SDCC BTTF DeLorean. Apparently it comes inside a plastic case just like the Ecto-1 from last year's SDCC exclusive. Includes a picture of the clocktower in the background and two fire trail cut outs behind the model. I was hoping it would be a Elite 1:43 version, but looks like it might be a upgrade over the 1:64 version instead. I will post pics if they get released online elsewhere.
 

tripoli

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$ 35 for a 1:64 model would be quite a bit of a mark up for such a scale. Although it would not be out of the realm of possibility, I would be aghast at that price if that was the case no matter how good the packaging is.
 

Vivek

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Yeah considering how the upcoming 1:43 Elite Ecto-1 is priced at $45, paying $35 for a 1:64 does not seem worth it. Still hoping it to be a 1:43 version.
 

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Sigma-LS

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Anything special about the Johnny Lightning 1:64 set that came out awhile back? I picked up one on clearance for $1 a few years back. Still have it sitting around here unopened somewhere. I remember thinking it was hilarious that it came with Doc's Van too.
 

Vivek

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So happy with the details. The back wiring and capacitors in red are all accurate :).

Just wish the wheel rims were more closer to the Japanese version, which are more screen accurate.

Hot Wheels SDCC BTTF DeLorean - Front Side View



Hot Wheels SDCC BTTF DeLorean - Back Side View

 
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CB2001

Master Member
I'm still waiting for Mattel to release BTTF action figures w/ DeLorean vehicle. Preferably the same scale of either the Jurassic Park line, The Real Ghost Busters line or at least the same size as the Knight Rider vehicle and action figure (yes, I know those are not Mattel lines, but you get what I mean).
 

Vivek

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Well they are most likely to release 6" figures next year. Likeness rights for MJF and Christopher Lloyd has already been confirmed officially earlier this year.

To make the DeLorean scale matching to those 6" figures it needs to be in 1:12 scale, which is highly doubtful from Mattel during the early stage. We might get a 1:43 Elite and 1:18 Elite BTTF DeLorean.

So yeah if the figures are more smaller (3.75") then they will be closer in scale to the 1:18 DeLorean whenever they choose to release that.
 

Vivek

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Mattel showing signs of uncertainty for the BTTF figures :cry.

They obviously need to make new sculpts like they did for the GB figures. Seems pointless to acquire the license if they won't make the basic figures of Doc and Marty.

Something that needs to be Addressed. Someone please read & reply! - Topic
July 2, 2011

"Also, to manage fans expectations for BTTF; for the record, at this point we have not been green lit for ANY action figures for this property. While we would love to make figures from BTTF, and we are constantly exploring scenarios to do so for fall 2012, at this point the only skus Mattel has officially announced are from the Hot Wheels group.

We are continuing to explore possible figure exections, but so far, we have not found a scenario that will allow us to afford the high tooling cost (unlike MOTU or GB there really isn't much shared tooling for BTTF, every figure is a 100% new tool which is VERY expensive, especially when you consider the low quota on collector lines). We are committed to exploring scenarios to make this work, we just have not found one - YET.

Also, and as we stated multiple times, IF we ever do get to BTTF action figures (which we hope to do, but again is still a big IF at this time) we only have the rights to Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd's characters. So if it does happen (and again, IF) to manage expectations, it will be limited to Marty and Doc if it happens at all (at this time). If you are expecting a full line of all the characters your expectations will not be met at this time. We simply do not have access to any additional characters or actors from the series beyond Marty and Doc from all 3 films (at this time)."
 

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superDrool

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I would love for them to gain access to the rights for the rest of the cast, but I'd be happy with those two, as they are the most memorable for me. ;)
 

Vivek

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http://heavyfuture.blogspot.com/2011/07/ultimate-crazy-wishlist-for-marty-and.html

Even if Mattel don't intend to make figures of other characters, they can still make several variants of Marty and Doc. Yes it will be overkill, but fans like me and many others will eat it up. For years BTTF fans have complained about not having any BTTF figures, it won't be fair if we now start complaining that there are too many of them.

Here are the number of variants Mattel can choose for Marty and Doc along with their accessories. If not all, they could at least choose one of the accessories for each figure.

Back to the Future

1. Marty McFly (denim jacket)

- Skateboard
- Sunglasses
- Chiquita Yellow Guitar

2. Marty McFly (denim jacket with orange vest)

- Save the Clocktower flyer
- JVC Camera
- Outatime license plate

3. Marty McFly (yellow radiation suit with gloves)

- Aiwa Walkman
- Hair Dryer

4. Doc Brown (white radiation suit)

- Remote Control for DeLorean
- Einstein
- Doc's Silver Pistol
- Case of Plutonium

5. Doc Brown (silver robe in 1955)

- Brain-wave analyzer
- Copernicus

6. Marty McFly (maroon jacket)

- 1955 Skateboard

7. Doc Brown (white lab coat and goggles)

- Red Toy Car

8. Marty McFly (dance suit)

- Red Gibson Guitar
- Family Photo

9. Doc Brown (brown long over coat with gloves)

- Small Clock
- Marty's Letter Envelope
- Toolbox


Back to the Future - Part II

10. Marty McFly (white checkered shirt)

- Audition Tape Envelope
- Truck Keys

11. Doc Brown (golden robe)

- Silver Glasses & Microphone
- Sleep-inducing alpha rhythm generator
- USA Today Newspaper (Youth Jailed)

12. Marty McFly (red jacket)

- Holographic Cap
- Pink Hoverboard
- Sports Almanac

13 . Doc Brown (yellow train t-shirt)

- USA Today Newspaper (Gang Jailed)
- Future Binoculars

14. Marty McFly (maroon t-shirt)

- Hill Valley Telegraph (George McFly Murdered)

15. Doc Brown (black long overcoat)

- Hill Valley Telegraph (Emmett Brown Committed)
- Blast from the Past Bag
- Top of Biff's Cane.

16. Marty McFly (maroon t-shirt with black leather jacket and hat)

- Binoculars
- Sunglasses
- Walkie Talkie
- Hill Valley Telegraph (George McFly Honored)

17. Doc Brown (black long overcoat and hat)

- Walkie Talkie
- Hill Valley Telegraph (Emmett Brown Commended)


Back to the Future - Part III

18. Marty McFly (cave expedition suit with hard hat)

- Doc's 1885 Letter
- 1955 Camera

19. Doc Brown (cave expedition suit with hard hat)

- DeLorean Repair Instructions

20. Marty McFly (pink cowboy suit and hat)

- Doc's Tombstone Photo
- Doc's Clock Photo Card

21. Doc Brown (yellow cowboy cactus t-shirt and hat)

- Silver Pistol

22. Doc Brown (western outfit and hat)

- Rifle

23. Doc Brown (grey dance suit)

24. Marty McFly (western outfit with suit and hat)

- Pie Plate

25. Marty McFly (western outfit with poncho and hat)

- bulletproof plate

26. Doc Brown (ELB train suit)

- Marty and Doc Clock Framed Photo

Of course there is no market for all these figures, only hardcore BTTF fans will choose to buy all of them. This is just an example to show the variant options available for Mattel and they can choose which to go for based on fan demand and production possibilities.
 
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superDrool

Sr Member
Holy **** bro. You have put tons of thought into this... :eek
By chance was that cut and pasted, a saved list from over-geeking? :lol

I do that from time to time, but being here curbs that alot. :)
 
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Vivek

Master Member
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Holy **** bro. You have put tons of thought into this... :eek
Thanks, yeah when it comes to Back to the Future I am little crazy that way :lol

By chance was that cut and pasted, a saved list from over-geeking? :lol

I do that from time to time, but being here curbs that alot. :)
About 10 years back I had a petition running to convince toy companies to produce BTTF figures. Got about 100+ signatures for it. Of course online petitions are pretty much futile, I understand that now.

Few members of the BTTF.com staff approached toy companies with various proposals to make BTTF figures. I had also written to several toy companies in the past as well, some responded some didn't.

So I had a small existing wish list with about 9 figures in them, I used that as reference and created this new big list with 26 figures about an hour back.

I also posted it on the official Mattel forum, to give them more ideas. Since they won't bother with other characters, their production cost to create new sculpt for Marty and Doc needs to be justified; i.e. if they can reuse those sculpts to make more variants with few minor modifications. Thus creating business sense (profit) for their investment.
 
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CB2001

Master Member
Not bad of a listing, but you're forgetting a few items:

1. The DeLorean Time Machine (with swappable parts to allow for either Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 50s Parts or Part 3 Rail Mod versions)

2. Doc's Lab (allows for swappable parts to cover he 1955 or 1985 versions of the lab)
 

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