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Back to the Future Delorean

David Graves wrote up a review of the Delorean from Back to the Future awhile back - but misplaced it. Now it's here in all its glory!  Tell us all about it, Dave:

What more memorable car can you get than the DeLorean from "Back to the Future". Before, DeLoreans were just Ďcool looking carsí, but now they are the BTTF car, which is fine with me. Of course, the BTTF DeLorean is filled with a bunch of cool gadgets that are not in the real car. Like Mr. Fusion, oh, and the Flux Capacitor, which is what makes time travel possible. 








Packaging - **
Sun Star makes this nice 1:18th die cast car. There are actually three of them from all three movies. This one is from Back to the Future 2. As Iíve said before in my reviews Iím not a real fan of packaging. But the box is okay with blue lightning outside it. Itís pretty, but itís still just a box.

Sculpting - ****
The sculpting of the DeLorean is perfect. Like a lot of diecast cars, this one looks like you could open the gull wing doors and take it for a ride. The engine, or ĎMr. Fusioní, has a lot of good detail, as do the back lights, and even the wheels have the smallest detail with the DMC logo in the center of each. The sculpt is made mostly from die cast metal, which as far as I know, could be stainless steel, which is what DeLoreans are really made of. Some of the car is made from plastic like the back, mirrors, and front, which works very well with the car. The tires are also made from rubber, another great touch.

Paint - ***
There isnít a lot of paint here, but what paint there is, is very well done. It mostly comes on the inside where you can see all of the dials, and yes, even the Flux Capacitor is there to be seen in its glory. However, Iím a stickler for details. The bottom of the car is one solid color. Black. There could have been more detail to the paint cared for here, but that is a minor gripe, since it IS the bottom of the car, and is hardly ever seen. The other small gripe I have is with the wires going across the sides. They are also solid black, but if you look at them in the movie, they are multi colored; again, a small gripe, but like I said, Iím a stickler for details. 

Accessories - **1/2
This for me is where the DeLorean gets the low mark. The gull wing doors are very cool, yes. But on my car, they are also very loose. They donít stay open by themselves unless you hold them open. The hood, however, works the way it should and stays open. Since this is the car from BTTF 2, you get the wheels that rotate under the car, but you must be very careful otherwise the wheels may break, and they are very wobbly.

Accessories - *
ZIP nothing. NADA.

Fun Factor - ***
For me, collecting anything from movies is fun, plus I just like looking at them on my shelf. For kids, the fun factor would be lower. I mean they could play with it, but since itís made out of heavy diecast metal, I think a lot of dropping would occur, and bye bye $55 bucks. Best to keep this one out of reach.

Value - **1/2
Iíve looked it up on some sites, and the DeLorean is going around $45-55 bucks. Itís a lot for a car, but it really comes down to how much you want it. If youíre a big fan, you wonít be disappointed. 

Things to watch out for
Like I said before, the tires can easily be messed up by a little roughness. If youíre careful with them though, you should be fine. 

Overall - ***1/2
This could have been a 4 star review, if not for the loose doors and the loose wheels. But overall, itís a great representation from a set of three great movies. If you love the movies, love the car, this is a no brainer.  

SCORE RECAP:
Packaging - **
Sculpt - ****
Paint - ***
Articulation - **1/2
Accessories - *
Fun Factor - ***
Value - **1/2
Overall - ***1/2

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Figure from the collection of David Graves.

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