The most striking thing about this ready-built DeLorean replica is its size – at one-sixth scale, it reaches a mighty 72cm in length. This model, available through Hot Toys and Sideshow, is a step-up from the usual one-eighth scale we’re more accustomed to, and makes a serious impact.
And while it might not have the same levels of sophistication as its smaller partwork counterparts (for instance, it’s constructed from plastic rather than metal), this is a bold, impressive replica – and a treat for a Back to the Future fan like me.
There’s plenty to love – details like the gull doors that open and close, and working lights on the interior and exterior are lots of fun. Plus, the upcoming BTTF Part II version of the Hot Toys DeLorean (expected Q3 2023), will have the ability to simulate hover mode. And there’s all the great time machine equipment, such as the Mr Fusion energy reactor and circuit displays.