ByPicardTOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 12 February 2009
This is more of a 'notice' than a review - Be aware that their are currently 2 different versions of this small model in 1:24. One is the item on this page; manufactured by 'Welly Back' which just consists of the car, lightening pick up-rod, and box. However, the more reputable company 'Corgi' have also released a Delorean box set a few years ago. Same scale model, except it comes with an extra die-cast figurine of Doc Brown, and scenic packaging.
The model itself is a lovely little thing - very well built, and extremely detailed. It's metal structure feels solid, and is great to have a little play with; mostly because it's so unusual! The tyres are sadly plastic, as is the way these days, so I wouldn't advise pushing it around on grainy surfaces.
If you have the choice, do enquire about the Corgi model first. Better packaging, the extra figurine of Doc Brown, and possibly more collectable in the future?
(I rated the Toys Educational Value as '3 Stars', purely because it doesn't tell you how to travel back in time! That's still the Doc's secret...)
If you like the Back to the Future movies like I do why not own a model of the star of the first movie. A nice made little display piece at an affordable price. Has all the wiring and gizmos and a removable conductor rod just like in the film Has a detailed interior and opening Gull Wing doors. Very tempting to play with it rather than display. I am very happy with mine.
Happy New Year I would just like to say that my grandson was ecstatic when he opened this gift. It was just as it said in the add and wrapped and shipped brilliantly So thank you very much and I will keep this seller in my favourites in case I need the next car up Lol so thank you again Fiona x
This is perfect for all Back to the future fans. It's attention to detail is exquisite and (including time circuits) and it is a very solid make. My only complaint to stop this from being 5 stars is that the packaging was a nightmare. The Delorean came on top of a plastic stand that was screwed into the bottom of the car. This resulted in me having to saw through the plastic to release the car. Very time consuming and annoying but worth it. Very Good.