Hot Toys 1/6th Scale Back to the Future: Marty McFly Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive
Released: May 2015
Manufactured by: Hot Toys
Hot Toys has released another figure this past week and this time it’s from the 80’s. Marty McFly finally joins the ranks of Hot Toys stardom, and he does not disappoint.
Marty has one of those face sculpts that only looks good in certain poses and angles. This mostly has to do with the open mouth he has and the choice is kind of a weird sculpt. Marty does have this look in the movie, but it just doesn’t quite translate well in world of sixth scale figures.
However, in the right pose and angle he looks just like Michael J. Fox. The bewildered look he gives off comes off very uncannily…it’s just again it depends on how is head is positioned. I find turning his head slightly left or right helps to offset this.
His wardrobe is for the most part spot on and has some great details from the pins on his denim jacket to his black checkered shirt with black suspenders. His Nike shoes don’t have the Nike symbol, but it’s forgivable since that is most likely a licensing issue.
One thing I love with this figure is you can actually have the different looks of Marty from the 80's parts of the films from his denim jacket look to his jacketless look.
He comes with his skateboard, video camera, “Save the Clock Tower” flyer, digital wristwatch, red backpack, walkman, sunglasses, base with cradle, and the exclusive black guitar with bright red guitar strap.
Overall, the accessories are great. I’m digging the scratches on the edges of the skateboard and the detail this guitar has. All the accessories are screen accurate except the flyer. In the movie, the flyer is blue and not white. It is a minor inaccuracy, but I’m happy they put the handwritten phone number on the back.
The walkman is slightly different from Star-Lord’s and the wires are actually bendable, not flimsy. The sunglasses are something he did wear in the movie, but these versions of the sunglasses not meant to be worn. This is mostly to recreate the pose on the movie poster, where he held the sunglasses above his head. I had a tough time posing for this specific pose since the glasses just don’t sit correctly on the top of the head.
If you are a Back to the Future fan, you need to get this figure! It’s a good figure and, he comes with some great accessories. Overall, I’m happy with the sculpt and again you just need to play with it so you get the right pose and look. Here’s hoping Doc Brown will get officially announced.
You can still preorder the regular edition of this figure from Sideshow Collectibles here!