Christmas presents can be so disappointing. Auntie Flo meant well with that cardie and slippers, but what we really wanted for Christmas was a model that we could build. So here’s some great news. Trouble is it will cost you over a grand.
Eaglemoss Collections, the UK’s leading publisher of partworks and collections, is launching a unique and exciting product. The Build the Back to the Future DeLorean collectors’ magazine series gives readers the opportunity, week-by-week, to piece together a beautiful 1:8 scale replica of the iconic car from the Back to the Future movies, the 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.
In the past, Eaglemoss has released a number of successful and distinctive collectors’ series, including the Aston Martin DB5 and Nissan GTR.
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
For more information visit: www.build-the-delorean.com