Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Diamond Select Toys to release Mr. Fusion prop replica from BTTF

DST (Diamond Select Toys) is planning to release the Mr. Fusion prop replica from Back to the Future. The replica will have sound and smoke effects. DST had a prototype on display at Toy Fair 2013, but no release date or pricing information was given. Check out the photos and video below.

I am highly skeptical when it comes to BTTF products from DST, especially after they released their inaccurate Flux Capacitor replica; with its wrong enclosure color being the biggest sore detail. Then there is the simple Outatime license plate replica which had inaccurate font and text placement. No DMC logo on their DeLorean models which also had wrong side wiring details among other things. So beyond their BTTF minimates, I haven't really been happy with their BTTF products.

So when I learned that DST is doing another BTTF replica, I was kinda surprised that they are still considering to make more BTTF products. In some ways I am now actually hopefully that they can really make this a solid replica, i.e. if they are willing to make the necessary changes. Starting off with the mold of the white base, which needs to be altered and made shorter. The extra screw holes at the top need to go. And the area behind the Mr. Fusion logo needs to be hollow and transparent just like the Krups coffee grinder. There are more details that need tweaking, but the ones mentioned are more prominent.

There are talented individuals with access to accurate prop details and dimensions who are more than willing to offer their assistance in developing a great Mr. Fusion. DST, all you guys have to do is take up on their offer and rework on your prototype design. Fans are willing to put up with a late release, as long as the final product is more screen accurate, instead of rushing this existing prototype into final production. DST, so please gain the good will of BTTF collectors by being open to the idea of making changes to this Mr. Fusion.

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