04 May 2021

Building the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issue 128

Issue 128

 We finally received Issue 128...and only Issue 128.  Okay, we got a t-shirt, too. We have been waiting to for these parts for about five months.  Our shipment of the other Plutonium Case parts have arrived in December 2020.

The four issues that build the Plutonium Case is pretty straight forward.  There are small screws, there is even a new screw, the PP.  You know how excited we are about that.  We also have tiny stickers, the warning labels of each Plutonium tube in the canisters. 

One final detail is the alarm clock that Doc Brown puts on the dash of the Time Machine to let Marty know when to start driving towards the clock tower.  

Fun fact:  If you look at the different versions my Hot Wheels Back to the Future Time Machines, you will notice that the first version is the one you see at Twin Pines Mall in 1985.  No clock on the dash.  All the other versions (Mr. Fusion, Hover, Hood Box, Train Wheels), they have the alarm clock sitting on the dash.  These other versions happen after the first 1955, when the clock is placed on the dash.  This applies to the 1/64 versions.

We only did the 1985 version of the Time Machine for our 1/50 line.  For the 1/43 versions, there is no clock in the Mr. Fusion.  Bet you never noticed that, slight error.  In the 1/18 versions, there is a clock on the dash.  This is not removable, because we knew you would lose it, so it is permanently attached to the dash.  If you happen to have the Ultimate Edition, the Twin Pines Mall version would be slightly inaccurate.  Shh...no one ever noticed.

Here is the what issues 127-130 look like after assembly.

Plutonium Box with canisters and alarm clock

Oh yes, the shirt.  Pretty good looking shirt with a semi-exploded view of the Time Machine.  

The default size of the shirt is large.  Too lazy, but should have asked for the medium.  Oh well.

We are all caught up with back issues.  There should be about eight more issues, or two shipments to go.  Here is you up to date screw count:

116-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 24-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 29-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 24-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 10-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 6-QP, 1-RP, 3-OP, 2-PP

to be continued...

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