10.22.2009

‘Back to the Future’ Toys and Cartoon

I love me some Back to the Future.  Being a time travel nut, I can’t help but love these movies!  While I was cleaning out my step-son’s room this past weekend, I stumbled across the toys below.

I’ll be honest, I have no idea where the DeLorean on the left came from.  I suspect it was some fast-food giveaway in 2005 when the DVDs of the films were released.  The DeLorean in the middle came from a 1989 Back to the Future Texaco Havoline Gas Station Micro-Machine playset (the set also came with a future Police car). The DeLorean on the right came from McDonald’s in 1991 promoting the Back to the Future animated series.

I guess I’d seen all of these at one time or another, but seeing all three together surprised me. I didn’t think there were a lot of toys for the movies.  Then I decided to Google “Back to the Future toys“.  Holy crud!  I had no idea there were so many toys associated with these films.

The DeLorean on the right got me thinking about the animated series.  I never saw the cartoon, but was always curious about it.  Then I checked out YouTube for the “Back to the Future” cartoon.  First up are the opening credits to Season 1 of the Back to the Future animated series.

Second up are the opening credits to Season 2 of the Back to the Future animated series.

Well… that cured me of my interest in seeing the animated series.

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3 Responses to “‘Back to the Future’ Toys and Cartoon”

  1. rob! Says:

    Sometimes, concepts don’t need sequels, or spin-offs, or animated versions.

    Btw–that Christopher Lloyd toy looks like the old Marvel villain The Grandmaster.

  2. Rob Says:

    There was a second series???????????!

  3. The Sexy Armpit Says:

    It’s so weird that you posted about the BTTF cartoon because my friends and I were talking about it last week and I was the only one who remembered it! It was cheesy, but it wasn’t so bad if nothing else was on.

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