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on June 25, 2011
I am mainly writing this review to balance out some of the inaccurate statements made by other reviewers here.
First of all, you don't need a magnifying glass to enjoy this model. It is much bigger than a 'matchbox' car, although they do make much bigger BTTF models, this Delorean is about seven inches long (as stated in the product description). The detailing for a model of this size is decent.
Second, this model does not light up or make sounds (as one reviewer claimed). There is a larger BTTFII model that does these things, but this is not that model!
My only complaints about this model are as follows:
First, the Mr. Fusion component comes as an attachment (it is such a tiny piece and it never 'came off' in the movie, so I'm not sure why they would include it as an attachment and not just make it a permanent part of the car... I think the reason is based on the fact that the BTTFI model came with a detachable lightning rod; which made perfect sense because the lightning rod was an attachment in the film. I suppose the manufacturers just wanted to continue that tradition of having an attachment).
Second, the stupid license plate says "OUTATIME". This is what the license plate said in BTTF Part I, and even then it only said it until the first time we ever saw the Delorean travel through time (remember it spinning on the ground after Einstein went forward one minute through time?). In BTTF Part II, Doc gets a license plate from the future and its a barcode plate! They really missed the boat on this detail and its disapointing!
Many people complain that the wheels don't turn down on this model; that is a valid complaint, but it doesn't really bother me personally. I just accept it as a consequence of the size of this model. If you want the wheels to go down, you'll have to get the bigger model.