Fans of Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale’s classic Back to the Future trilogy can now follow in the footsteps of Doc Brown and build their very own time travelling DeLorean thanks to Eaglemoss Collections.
The firm is publishing a new partwork magazine allowing buyers to build their own 1:8 scale replica of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12.
The model, which will be available from 26 December, is made of die-cast metal and high-quality ABS. It is packed with details and forms an extremely accurate representation of the original car, including working interior and exterior lights, the iconic gullwing doors and a careful replica of the time machine components on the back. To achieve this, Eaglemoss collaborated with Joe Walser, who restored the original time machine for Universal Pictures.
Ben Robinson, head of Eaglemoss’s Men’s Licensed projects, commented: “Few films are as iconic and loved as Back to the Future, and it’s a real pleasure to have worked on the model which is a thing of beauty.
“Not only does our new partwork collection give long-time fans the chance to have their own time machine, it takes something you’ve loved and makes it real.
“As with all of our products, an enormous amount of research went into the model and we owe a massive debt to our consultant Joe Walser who rebuilt the original car from the movie and knows more about it than anyone else alive.
“All-importantly the DeLorean model is remarkably simple to build. We are confident that this new collectors’ series will gives anyone who builds it an enormous amount of pleasure and give them something to be proud of.”
Eaglemoss’s DMC-12 DeLorean model can be purchased in kit form with manuals from the website, or in WHSmith, all good newsagents and Morrisons. The first issue costs £1.99, with prices rising to £4.99 for issue 2 and £8.99 for issue 3 for the remaining 127 issues.
For more information visit: www.build-the-delorean.com