Where we're going, we don't need orange track.

On my way back from out of town I swung by a K-Mart that I rarely frequent, and came away with the brand new Back to the Future DeLorean by Hotwheels!

Hotwheels released a DeLorean in 2009 as part of their 2010 line-up, and later announced the most famous DeLorean of all (space) time (continuum) was to be released as a 2011 New Model!

Jump ahead (to the future!) and apparently it is currently on shelves, because I have it!

The best part is that this isn't just last year's DeLorean with some paint apps and a piece or two thrown on it. The car is a unique chassis mold and a unique interior. Yes, there's even a square of plastic in the interior that would be the flux capacitor!

This time machine is the first movie version, pre Mr. Fusion, which separates this release from the Johnny Lightning release of a few years back.

This Hotwheels release is car #18/50 of the 2011 New Models. It's official designation is "Back to the Future Time Machine" (how cool is that?!?!)

On the card back are the car's stats:

Born: 1985
Birthplace: Hill Valley, USA
Designer: Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown
Specialty: Powered by plutonium or a bolt of lightning and crafted from the DeLorean DMC-12, the stainless steel body helps allow the flux capacitor to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity required for smooth passage through the space-time continuum.

I took all these pics the second I got home this evening, I'm so excited to finally have this vehicle! I want to customize one with HO scale train wheels so it can be pushed around an electric train track. And it would be easy to glue some wheels in sideways for a flight mode. I also want to figure out a way to make it lay flaming tire tracks. I can probably only do that trick once, though, so I'll hold out on trying it any time soon. But the possibilities are endless!

Other custom ideas:
     Get it wet, stick it in the freezer for a few hours, take it out on a warm day and watch the frost evaporate off of it ala post time travel.
     Connect a wire/hook to the back.
     Attach a team of plastic horses to the front.
     And of course, whitewalls.


  1. Ohhh, now I have to enter your contest!

  2. Eric can you get me one of this? I got to have this!!!!

  3. Am going to have to keep my eye out for it now Eric. I will be stopping by K-Mart today after work now. : )

  4. Sweeeeeeet! I like your customization ideas too! Going to check out the contest now!

  5. I picked up a couple of these (one for a friend) a few weeks ago at Target. I also have the FTE DeLorean, and was happy to see all the differences between the two. I have it sitting on the shelf next to my 66 batmobile, now I just need to score an Ecto-1 on the cheap.