Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Friday, April 1, 2011

HW's Back To The Future DeLorean (nope, not the Mr Fusion ver.!)

"Back To The Future" DeLorean

Echoing the sentiment mentioned by fellow blogger Dan, I too wish to express my grouse of not being able to find this piece of movie collectible out in the open as easy as it should be. I mean come on...Hot Wheels being scalped?! Reason being is that them scalpers are always on the move and seem to have way better first hand heads-up on the whereabouts of the Hasbro/Mattel restocking personnel more than any of us 'honest/I-only-buy-for personal-consumption'  collectors. Thank God my wife had an acquaintance in our nearby TRU store, who alerted us that only 3 units of the BTTF DeLorean were stocked last Thursday morning. Naturally, when my wife came in the afternoon to make her purchase, there were only 1 left....some dude came and swiped the other 2 in a heartbeat (so the TRU guy claimed!).

"Back To The Future" DeLorean

What sickens me the most is that we'd probably see a bunch of these DeLoreans at flea markets all over town come Sunday......albeit hiked-up unreasonable prices. It's the same case as the previous Ecto-1, which I agree, it was one of the most hard to find mass-market toy ever. Visits to flea markets nowadays will reveal that the iconic white ambulance could fetch as high as USD12-15, way off from its original retail price (and it's not even the gosh darn SDCC exclusive version!).

"Back To The Future" Time Machine with the rest of HW's DeLoreans

Ah well, grouses aside....I'm just thankful my better half managed to secure one for me. I guess this one won't be leaving its packaging anytime soon....well, not at least I find another one to open that is! This baby's going straight into my son's ever-growing DeLorean collection. Man, that boy is sure nuts about them DMC cars and the 'Future trilogies....LOL.

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Aries0083 said...

I didn't know there was a BTTF version. Gotta keep an eye out!