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Back to the Future day is almost upon us

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On October 21st 2015 it will be Back to the Future day, the day that Marty McFly and Doc will arrive as seen in Back to the Future II. Until then what can we expect to celebrate this occasion and the 30th anniversary of the first Back to the Future film?

How about catching up on all 19 Jaws films thanks to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment?

Feeling thirsty while watching the Jaws film marathon? Then why not quench your thirst with Pepsi Perfect, yep the exact same bottle design that the film Back to the Future II predicted that would exist in 2015.

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On or around Oct. 21, Pepsi will release details about how the 6,500 bottles can be bought online.

Davie Brown President Tom Meyer said it’s not often marketers get a chance to go back in time to relive some of the glory years. He said it’s life now imitating art by bringing the future to the present.

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“I just think it is incredibly special to deliver on a lot of people’s desires and dreams to have a Pepsi Perfect in real life,” Meyer said. “To be able to actually deliver on the dreams of people who almost 30 years ago fell in love with not only with the movie but also Pepsi Perfect. That’s a really special opportunity and we’re getting to live it right now.”

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The taste of a 2K generation, carrying on a long tradition, Pepsi Perfect, the future is now.

Back in 2011,1500 lucky people with money to burn bought a pair of Nike’s limited edition shoes based on the ones featured in the film Back to the Future II. However they weren’t self tying shoelaces as featured in the film as that design was impractical. During filming actor Michael J. Fox had to wear wires running down his pants to make it work.

They are probably the most famous trainers in movie history - now the Nike Mags have been released for real on eBay to raise money for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Bids for the Back to the Future 2 trainers - which Michael J Fox's iconic character Marty McFly wore in the movie - are already over $75,000 for one pair. They were unveiled by Fox himself on the David Letterman talk show on Thursday night. Only 1,500 pairs of the trainers, which light-up for up to 5 hours, will be sold. All the proceeds will go to the foundation and will be matched by other contributors, for up to $50m. The actor, who recently turned 50, has been battling the condition since the 1990s. Ref: SPL313635 080911 Picture by: eBay / Nike / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

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The 2011 version was rechargeable, it contained an electroluminescent “Nike” panel on the strap and various LED lights on the sole and heel. The shoe could glow for five hours per charge. It was designed by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, who also helped create the original version featured in the film.

UPDATE 22/10/15: Michael J. Fox became the first person to own a pair of Nike’s self tying shoelaces. Apparently some will become available for auction in Spring 2016. For now Michael owns the only pair.

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Of course we can’t forget the hoverboard. Ever since Back to the Future II everybody wanted one but how far have we actually got to making the hoverboard a reality?

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While we have yet to successfully design a hoverboard that can cover all types of surfaces as seen in the film, we are getting there. Below is a hoverboard designed by Zapata Racing that can hover over water surfaces. This looks like so much fun, I definitely want this for Back to the Future day.

Hendo Hover created a hoverboard that work’s brilliantly on skate park surfaces, if only we could afford one. You can read my article on it last year here.

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Here’s hoping everybody has a great Back to the Future day in 21st October, 2015. Don’t forget to get your copy of Back To The Future with this Limited Edition Flux Capacitor Boxset!

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Lastly if the film was released this year, this is what the Delorean may have looked like.

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