Watch Super-Fan Builds create a Back to the Future superfan's dream toy
I think we'd all fill our homes with ridiculous and impractical toys and ephemera if we had the chance. Personally, I'd pack mine with old driving arcade games like Out Run, Sega Rally, and Crazy Taxi, as well as Ferrari Challenge, Battle Gear, and the little-known-but-absolutely-awesome GTi Club. Not to mention every bit of car-related junk I could lay my hands on.
It's not just us gearheads, either. Given enough space (and money) any superfan would do exactly the same thing. But sometimes ambition exceeds the limits of wallet and technical ability, which is where TV show Super-fan Builds comes in.
As the name suggests, it's a show that creates something special for a superfan of whatever. In this case, Brandon is obsessed with Back to The Future, and the DeLorean time machine in particular. Noted movie set designer Shane Hammond sets to work building something Brandon can use in his "time parties."
That something is a near-perfect replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean, built from a genuine new-old-stock chassis and genuine panels, and complete with all the gadgets including a Mr. Fusion and the Flux Capacitor. There's a twist though, because it isn't actually a working car - it is, in fact, a hot tub, and it's awesome. It's a completely impractical toy, but awesome. I'm not even that big a fan of the movie series, and I'd love one.
Let us know what you think in the comments, and what your dream toy would be.