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First came the limited edition Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes that sold out as soon as the stores opened. Then there was the DeLorean Time Machine Hard Drive so you could back up your files McFly style. Now, there’s more good news for you Back to the Future fans out there – DeLorean is in the works to expand its brand beyond time machines, sneakers and computer gadgets.
The Texas-based automaker has announced new partnerships with Mattel, Sun Star, Gateway Global, Microsoft and Now & Zen to make clothing and toys that use the DeLorean’s uber-cool retro-icon label.
The folks at DeLorean believe that their brand is a big hit with kids from the ’80s – and they’ve got the facts to back them up on that. According to a poll of 1,000 men conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation Caravan, the famous car has a 93 percent awareness factor among men aged 18 and older, with 87 percent of respondents agreeing that “the car was ahead of its time.”
Following in the wake of the Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean Shoes, die-hard “Back to the Future” fans will want to back up their hard drive with the DeLorean Time Machine Hard Drive.
The DeLorean Time Machine Hard Drive is a 1:18 scale replica of the DMC-12 made famous in the sci-fi trilogy. It comes with working gull wing doors and hood, a Mr. Fusion reactor, 1950s wheels and rims, and a 500GB Seagate HDD found in the trunk. You can buy it for $250 here.
You don’t have to go back in time to pick up a pair of these sci-fi kicks. Just in time to make our Christmas Wish List, the brand-new Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes will be on sale starting Friday, November 26.
Worth the long wait in line on Black Friday, the Dunk 6.0 DeLorean shoes are modeled after the iconic DMC-12 featured in the movie, Back to the Future. They feature featuring a matte silver, no-sew constructed upper body – sleek and cool, just like the car. But that’s not all – the shoe’s sole gets its inspiration from the DMC-12′s distinct taillights, and the tongue is adorned with the Belfast stamp (the DeLorean was originally produced in the Irish factory). Last but not least, the shoes are stored in a gullwing-esque box.
About 1,000 pairs will be available worldwide, and the will run you about $90. They will only be available at a few select outlets. Don’t worry, if they do sell out, you can always hop in a DeLorean and go back to a time when you’re the first in line to buy them.