By Andrew Liszewski
While perusing the wares at my local mall-o-plex, I stumbled across this awesome 1:18 scale remote control DeLorean from Back To The Future II. It’s made by a company called ‘Maxi Car’ and the box is chock full of Engrish mistakes, so you just know your $49.99 investment will last for years and years. “Have a blast with it. Ton of fun!”
Besides a pistol grip remote, the car has full 6-way movements, working spring loaded shocks and front and rear suspension. It comes in one of 5 different frequencies so you can race your friends, but something tells me it falls far short of the required 88 miles-an-hour required to see some serious stuff. I’ve noticed quite a bit of BTTF merchandise these days, and I realized that when the film came out, it was never really marketed to kids. So the opportunity to sell tons of toys and movie tie-ins was lost. But now that those kids are my age, and have pockets full of disposable income, they’re clearly making up for it.