back to the future

bttf power laces

Science may have dropped the ball when it comes to flying cars, but those fancy Nike sneakers with the power laces are going to be a real thing that you can buy.

Last February Nike’s innovation chief, Tinker Hatfield, promised that power laces would happen in 2015—the same year that they appeared in the film. Speaking at a recent trade show, he confirmed that the Nike Air Mags complete with power laces will, in fact, drop this year.

Naturally, he was mum on exact release dates and pricing.

Nike first started teasing the shoe back in 2011 with promotional videos of the sneakers followed by a filing for power lace patent. They also auctioned 1,500 pairs of Mags (without power laces) as a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox foundation which works on finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

So, now we have to wait as much as 11.5 months to get our hands on a pair of Air Mags, unless someone has a heavily modified DeLorean we could borrow.

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Boba Fett never misses a mark. Never! Well, save for the occasions when he falls into a sarlacc pit, but otherwise he very rarely lets a bounty escape him. In fact, Boba is so dedicated to his job that if a mark suddenly found a way to travel back in time, he would be able to follow. Yep, that’s right: Boba has a ManDeLorean that’s perfectly capable of hitting 88 mph.

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Time traveling isn’t a reality just yet, but I feel like we’re getting closer because a Flux Capacitor watch exists. ThinkGeek is offering a digital watch modeled on Doc Brown’s gadget from Back to the Future and it tells the time and date using Flux Capacitor lights and time circuit LED. Here’s how it breaks down:

Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit – so it looks confusing, but is very easy to read. (Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats)

When you’re tired of being in the moment, switch to the “Time Travel” mode and the time circuit will display a random date. The only problem is that you’ll have to run 88mph to make it work.

See what it looks like on the wrist after the break.

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mcfly hoverboard costume

The gold medal for the best Marty McFly costume has just been won by YouTuber RyanLeerReeL. He’s not only Marty, he’s Marty floating on a hoverboard. I have a hunch he was the life of whatever party he went to.

Catch all the action in the video after the break.

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The ancient Egyptians left us hieroglyphics that show how they lived, but these hieroglyphics tell a different story. All of our modern time travel devices have found their way into the past and the Egyptians seem to be taking it all in stride, except for the poor DeLorean.

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While we’re all still holding out for flying cars, we can at least have these sneakers that look just like the self-lacing ones worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Plus, they are a million times cheaper than the Mags Nike released on eBay back in 2011.

In fact, these are officially licensed by Universal so they look exactly like the real deal complete with LED lights in the insoles. If only they actually laced themselves, too.

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Would you like to relive the best parts of your childhood and teenage years? Etsy store Von Trash Jewelry will help you travel back in time with their colorful retro necklace designs. Their big pendants feature logos from shows such as Saved By the Bell and The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and from companies such as Nickelodeon and Walt Disney. They scream nostalgia.

Each pendant is made by hand with a saw and a drill, and they’re made to order. Turnaround time is 1-3 business days.

Check out more of the necklaces after the break.

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twin pines mall tee 1

You never know what you’ll find at the Twin Pines Mall. Socks, appliances, a DeLorean. I wish I’d have a similar experience to Marty McFly’s in Back to the Future when I go to the mall, but no, I only get Cinnabon. This t-shirt is a fun nod to the film, and like most of Last Exit to Nowhere’s designs, it’s subtle. If anyone gets the reference, he or she deserves a high five.

See a close-up of the design after the break.

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couture hellboy

Haute couture cosplay designs are on the rise, and there are plenty of talented artists stepping up with fashionable sketches. Sara Richard is one of them, and she’s just launched a new project called HautePopC. She’s combining her love of fashion, character design and cosplay to come up with some creative concepts that I hope cosplayers will make a reality. So far she’s drafted sexy looks for Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Marty and Doc Brown, and even Ray Arnold – you know, Sam Jackson’s character in Jurassic Park.

I love her style, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

See more sketches after the break.

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