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Michael J. Fox's Back to the Future II ShoesRemember Marty McFly's f*turistic shoes with the power laces? You know, the sneakers that Michael J. Fox wore in 1989's "Back to the F*ture II?" They've time traveled, in the form of the Nike Air MAG, a new shoe that bears a strong resemblance to Marty's magic shoes. Sadly, at this point, no word on a hoverboard to go with the shoes...or a shiny plastic rainbow hat. As for the power laces, they aren't available yet - but 2015 is just around the corner!
Michael J. Fox appeared on David Letterman's show on September 8, 2011, to promote the special "Back to the F*ture" Air Mag, 1500 pairs will be auctioned on eBay, with proceeds going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Awesome!
The 'Up' House, Lifted by BalloonsIn March of 2010, a group of engineers and scientists created a real-life house from the Pixar movie 'Up.' You know, the one with all the balloons that kept it in the air? Yes, that one.
This flying yellow house was suspended by a cluster of 300 balloons (each balloon was 8 feet tall and each used a whole tank of helium).
Did it work? Yes! Amazingly, the yellow house successfully soared over the California desert at an altitude of 10,000 feet for about an hour!
As Carl Frederickson would say, "So long, boys!"
A Real Life 'Tron' Light CycleAs long as we're throwing around money, let's keep going. If you're a 'Tron' fan, you'll love this one: In December of 2010, Parker Brothers Choppers debuted a street-legal 'Tron' Light Cycle machine. This $55,000 Light Cycle, sadly, does not come with it's own Olivia Wilde, but really - how cool would it be to zip around the neighborhood on this thing whenever you wanted?
A Real War Machine Suit from Iron Man 2Lots of people have worn 'Iron Man' costumes over the years, but one man took the idea to a whole new level, by creating an actual Iron Man suit, complete with a motorized faceplate and dent-proof armor!
In 2010, fitness consultant Anthony Le created the impressive-looking Iron Man suit using urethane plates for armor. Wait, who? A fitness consultant?! Proof positive that any of us are capable of creating our own, awesome, real-life movie props! Le's suit even has a mock Gatling machine gun mounted on the back.
It took Le about a month to put the suit together, at a cost of around $4,000. Dream big, people, dream BIG!
A Modded 'Back to the Future' DeloreanOkay, so you can't afford the jet turbo Batmobile. Most of us can't, but we can dream, can't we? Keep your eyes on eBay, because you just never know what will pop up. In December of 2009, a PERFECT, exact replica of the 'Back to the F*ture' Delorean went up for auction on eBay. And people lost their minds. Understandable.
Compared to the $700k Batmobile, the 'Back to the F*ture' Delorean was a bargain - a 'mere' $70,000. This was no regular Delorean (well, none were exactly regular) - this car was equipped with all the gadgets from the movie, including programmable time circuits, complete with switches and yes, a working flux capacitor - making it a "real" Delorean Time Machine!
A Real BatmobileEver wish you could have your very own Batmobile? You aren't alone. Really, it's the most badass superhero car around: sleek, powerful and, let's face it, totally sexy. Depending on the balance in your checkbook at the moment, you might be able to own one. A real one.
In July of 2011, Putsch Racing Designs unveiled what it claims is the first-ever jet turbine-powered Batmobile. This thing is powered by a Boeing turbo shaft engine. The 385-horsepower Batmobile runs on jet fuel (or diesel, in case you don't have an airport nearby). Oh, and it sounds like a plane taking off when you start it up. And it uses an iPad to help you with navigation. Like I said, totally bada**.
Get ready to shell out some mega-bucks if you want this Batmobile: It's for sale on eBay for a mere $620,000.