The future is here and new official Back To The Future goodies will be available this October in time for the 30th anniversary. BackToTheFuture.com has just given us a sneak peek at the new items which will include a new Blu-ray release of the trilogy, a DVD release of the animated series, an Ultimate Visual History book, and picture disc vinyl soundtrack! And if that wasn't enough, Universal Pictures has confirmed that the original movie will be re-released to theaters on October 21, 2015! Great Scott!!!
If you just want the Blu-ray/Digital/Ultraviolet set, it will cost you $50 on Amazon. (DVD is $40.)
If you are like me an already own the 25th anniversary trilogy set and are interested in collecting the Complete Animated Series DVD set alone, preorder price is $50 on Amazon. That's pretty steep if you ask me so I'd try to sell your old set and snag the complete package if the cartoon series is a "must-have."
The new Ultimate Visual History book came as somewhat of a surprise on the heels of two books already released this year (We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy and Back To The Future Almanac 1985-2015.) However, after I read the description and all the goodies included, this will be an amazing collector's item. It will feature these removable items:
- Hill Valley High School Tardy Slip (from Back to the Future)
- Security pass (from Back to the Future: The Ride)
- Save the Clocktower leaflet (from Back to the Future)
- Sepia picture of Marty and Doc (from Back to the Future Part III)
- Marty’s note to Doc w/envelope (from Back to the Future)
- George McFl'sy book (from Back to the Future Part II)
- Jaws 19 movie poster (from Back to the Future Part II)
- George and Lorraine prom photo (from Back to the Future)
- Doc’s flux capacitor sketch (from Back to the Future)
- Doc’s note to Marty from 1885 (from Back to the Future Part II / Part III)
- Biff one dollar bill (from Back to the Future Part II)
- "Blast from the Past" receipt (from Back to the Future Part II)
- Lenticular version of the iconic McFly family photo (from Back to the Future)
To me, those items alone are worth the $26 to preorder the hardcover version on Amazon.
As far as the picture disc vinyl soundtrack, it's scheduled to be released to record stores on October 16, 2015 through Universal Music Enterprises. No images have been released to this point.
Add in the miniature hoverboards, the comic book series, and the LEGO Dimensions toys I've already reported about and you've got some great collectibles to celebrate the 30th anniversary! What are you gonna pick up?