HOT WHEELS ELITE BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE
1:50 & 1:18 | $20 & $160
Speaking of movie cars … has a fi lm franchise ever done more to renovate a car’s reputation than the Back to the Future trilogy did for the DeLorean DMC-12? In a fl ash of time-traveling lightning the DeLorean went from a maligned automotive misadventure to a nuclear powered time-hopping hotrod. Mattel delivers DeLoreans wearing temporal displacement regalia in almost every scale imaginable. Here are two near opposite ends of the size and price spectrum. The little car is a Mattel Elite One 1:50 scale replica of Doc Brown’s crowning achievement from the first film. This new scale version gives a lot of bang for the buck detail-wise. Of course, the truly impressive piece is the 1:18 Hot Wheels Elite series as it appeared in the second fi lm — complete with Mr. Fusion reactor to power the flux capacitor and a scale copy of Marty McFly’s Mattel hoverboard! Detail is what we’ve come to expect of Elite series cars, and the Hot Wheels brand assures collectors that value will only appreciate over time.