Back to the Future fans get new toys to celebrate the iconic movie at 35
Doc and Marty and their DeLorean time machine are part of the new Playmobil toy set, out May 15.
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Back to the Future starred Michael J. Fox as music-loving teen Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as eccentric scientist Dr. "Doc" Emmett Brown. Marty accidentally gets into the DeLorean car time machine and ends up back in 1955, so he enlists the help of a younger version of Doc to help him return to 1985.
The new Back to the Future set comes with an impressively detailed DeLorean car time machine model that has gull-wing style doors that open, dashboard circuits, a plutonium chamber, an OUTATIME California license plate, and even the Delorean DMC emblem logo for the front grille of the car.
The DeLorean car model uses batteries to light up both the outside of the car and the flux capacitor that makes the machine travel through time. The car's wheels can fold down so the DeLorean looks like it can fly.
The set also comes with Marty McFly, Dr. "Doc" Emmett Brown and Doc's sheepdog, Einstein. Marty is dressed in his red puffy coat vest and Doc wears a white jumpsuit. There are additional accessories as seen in the movie such as a skateboard, a retro camcorder and a miniature case of radioactive plutonium.
The complete set retails for $50 (about £41, AU$77) and hits stores on May 15.