Back in 2011 Nike produced 1,500 limited edition replicas of the Nike MAG, the self-lacing sneakers Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. And while they were an awesome replica, they didn’t actually self-lace and it was impossible for most people without plenty of extra cash lying around to get their hands on a pair.
A few days after that announcement, shoe engineer Tinker Hatfield—creator of the Pump sneakers and designer of the MAG replicas—said they were still working on the self-lacing technology and would have it ready by 2015, the year they travel to in Back to the Future II. 2015 has come and gone with no self-lacing sneakers, but hope is not lost. Nike has released a teaser video for self-lacing sneakers called HyperAdapt 1.0, and you can check it out below.
We’ve entered into the final days of the year 2015 which, as you’re probably aware, is the crazy future year that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to in the delicious creamy center of the Back to the Future trilogy.
Back in August CineFix shared nine fun facts about the beloved movie franchise for their “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know” YouTube series as part of the 365-day celebration of our reaching the year in real life. Now with 2016 fast approaching, they’ve decided to dedicate their final installment of the series this year to seven new things about the movies that you might not have known about.
Right now, Amazon is running an amazing deal on the Back to the Future: The Complete AdventuresBlu-ray Edition for only $49.99 (that’s 50% off the list price). The DVD Edition is $44.49.
The Blu-ray set comes in Collectible Light-Up Flux Capacitor Packaging, and contains all three Back to the Future movies (Part I, II, and III), along with digital HD copies of each film, which you can use to watch them on your computer, digital media player, and portable devices. It also includes an all-new bonus disc featuring over 2 hours of content, as well as the Back to the Future: A Visual History 64-page book, and the Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series DVD with 26 episodes of the 2-season animated television show.
Grab this deal while it lasts today, and visit the DEALS page for more sales.
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Recently we saw an animated short that showed us what it might have looked like had Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the real 2015 in the sequel to Back to the Future instead of the much different 2015 that was presented in the movie. The video was more of a depressing reminder of the times we live in than anything.
Now we have an even better version of this scenario. In a very special appearance for Back to the Future Day yesterday, both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd returned as Marty and Doc for a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! (with an added bonus cameo by a certain audition judge). And once again, the “future” wasn’t quite what they were expecting.
Click on over to the other side to watch the video, along with the interview portion with Michael J. Fox.