Tag Archives: Back to the Future

How Hoverboards Work Not In Back To The Future II

You can thank the the Segway for modern hoverboard scooters. At the time it was groundbreaking technology that allowed people to basically, just stand while moving to another place, like a moving conveyor-belt on wheels. Today, we live in the age of the hoverboard, though our current models have wheels and they don’t really hover. The next phase of the self-balancing scooter will turn us all into Marty McFly from Back To The Future II, surfing the air like a pro. Continue reading How Hoverboards Work Not In Back To The Future II

Do You Know, One Of The 7 DeLoreans Used In BTTF Was Actually A VW Beetle?

Yup. It sure was and still survives to this day as one of the three left in the world (and the only screen-used DeLorean in private hands). Also, it was pretty damn expensive too. How expensive, you ask? It costs car collector duo, father and son, Bill and Patrick Shea of North Central Massachusetts a whopping $440,000 back in 2011. So, as I was saying, it was actually a VW buried beneath and the reason being, the director needs a DeLorean that could take the punishment of unforgiving terrain for the scene where Marty Fly had to drive the DeLorean Time Machine across the sparsely vegetated desert. Obviously, the lackluster DeLorean DMC-12 won’t be able to take the beatings and so, it was decided that a dune buggy set up was the way to go. Continue reading Do You Know, One Of The 7 DeLoreans Used In BTTF Was Actually A VW Beetle?

Mr. Fusion Car Charger: Where You Will Be Charging Needs No Wall Outlet

With the Back to the Future Mr. Fusion Car Charger, where you will be charging need no wall outlet; you just need a car with a 12V supply port. A ThinkGeek exclusive, the Back to the Future Mr. Fusion Car Charger will recharge up to two tablet simultaneously with electricity, not junks like the actual Mr. Fusion and it will resting on the center console, inside the cabin, not the trunk. Thank god for that! It comes with two USB ports, each putting out 2.1A, so like I have mentioned earlier, it is perfectly OK with charging two tablets at the same time. Continue reading Mr. Fusion Car Charger: Where You Will Be Charging Needs No Wall Outlet

Real Life Marty McFly’s Self-Drying Jacket Now Has An Improved Version

What you see here is the real-life self-drying jacket as depicted in the sci-fi flick Back to the Future II. In fact, this isn’t the first. Created by Falyon Wearable Tech, the SDJ-02 Self-drying Jacket is, as denoted by the jacket’s model name, the second version. The first was introduced just in time for when the future was supposed to be, in 2015. It had a bit of success on Kickstarter back then and Falyon has yet again taken to Kickstarter in order to get it mass produced. However, this time, the improved self-drying jacket has a little better reception. Continue reading Real Life Marty McFly’s Self-Drying Jacket Now Has An Improved Version

Flux Capacitor For Home Charges Your Devices But Won’t Let You Time Travel

So you think your USB charger looks kind of boring? Well, there’s really nothing we could do to alleviate the monotony, but if you are a huge fan of Back to the Future franchise, then maybe we can help by introducing you to this Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger. If you think this looks kind of familiar, it is because there was an automotive version previously. However, if you don’t own a car, or simply want the iconic time travel-enabling device in your home or office too, then this is it. Like its automotive counterpart, this made-for-wall outlet version lights up and boasts two USB ports, allowing two devices to be charged simultaneously. Continue reading Flux Capacitor For Home Charges Your Devices But Won’t Let You Time Travel

Good News! 2016 Nike Mag Can Be Yours And Here’s How To Get It

Last year was the year of the supposed future as foretold by Robert Zemeckis. Though we didn’t quite get flying cars, self-drying jacket or holographic billboard, at least hoverboard was kind of real and so was the unforgettable self-lacing Nike Mag shoes worn by Marty McFly. Thanks to the enhancement in battery and motor technology, Nike Mag is real and in 2015, a functional pair was hand-delivered to actor Michael J. Fox who played the young McFly in the hugely successful Back to the Future trilogy. In 2012, a version of this iconic Nike Mag was created and put up for auction to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and today, Nike and The Michael J. Fox Foundation has come together once again to announce the release of Continue reading Good News! 2016 Nike Mag Can Be Yours And Here’s How To Get It

DeLorean Time Machine Turned Into A Hot Tub Is Insanely Awesome

This is going to make Back to the Future fans from all around the world green with envy. One lucky Back to the Future super fan, Brandon, was the chosen one to receive a special one-of-a-kind super fan build from Break’s AWE me (Amaze, Wow, and Educate). Not surprisingly, being a Back to the Future nerd, Brando owns a boatload of Back to the Future memorabilia and related stuff, and he even had his home garage turned into a Back to the Future-themed man cave which he often held what he dubbed as “Time Party.” “Time Party” is where all his friends turned up for a party – all dressed in Back to the Future getups. Sounds like Brandon has everything there’s to own with respect to his all-time favorite sci-fi-comedy movie, but Shane Hammon, creative director and designer for SetMasters begs to differ – especially when he learned of the “Time Party.” Continue reading DeLorean Time Machine Turned Into A Hot Tub Is Insanely Awesome

‘Mattel’ Hoverboard Really Hovers But You Can’t Actually Ride It

Hoverboard is a reality now, well, kind of cos’ they are not what as depicted in the sci-fi movie Back to the Future. Most of them can’t work without special surfaces, except for a couple (or one, to be exact) and they certainly can’t go anywhere (again, except for one). So, your only hope for a real “Mattel” hoverboard (essentially a hover scooter, but McFly plucked the handle out) is the Floating Hoverboard Display by Crealev. It is a replica of Mattel hoverboard, packed with Createv’s magnetic levitation technology that gives it the hovering ability. Continue reading ‘Mattel’ Hoverboard Really Hovers But You Can’t Actually Ride It

A Bunch of Folks Actually Ate a Life-size Flying DeLorean Time Machine!

Now that we are already 5 days into the future, you probably have had enough of products and news about or relating to Back to the Future and we feel sorry that we have to put you through another one. But we find it hard to pass on something this, well, incredible. What you see here is, believe or not, a life-size DeLorean Time Machine cake. Yup. You heard that right. This is a freaking edible cake based on the iconic flying time machine from Back to the Future II. This flying DeLorean cake was a masterpiece of London-based “food & cake creatives” called Tattooed Artists, created to celebrate the Back to the Future day. Continue reading A Bunch of Folks Actually Ate a Life-size Flying DeLorean Time Machine!

Yay! Hovering DeLorean Time Machine is Real, Albeit in 1/20th Scale

To this day, there have been countless DeLorean Time Machine collectibles, ranging from the life size vehicle to scaled models. However, none of them actually flies, much less hovers. Well, that’s until Kids Logic comes along and shove a real hovering DeLorean of 1/20 scale into our face. First appeared at the Ani-Com and Games Convention in Hong Kong this past Summer, the 1/20 Magnetic Floating DeLorean Time Machine works along the same principle of the Floating Iron Man we saw a few months ago, which means Mr. Fusion ain’t working the magic to power this flying car time machine; instead, it only works over a special powered magnetic pad. Continue reading Yay! Hovering DeLorean Time Machine is Real, Albeit in 1/20th Scale