2015 is always a year I've looked forward to.
Readers of this blog will know how much I love the Back to the Future trilogy and 2015 sees not only the 30th anniversary of the original film but is also the year Marty and Doc (with Jennifer in tow) travel forward to in the 2nd movie. We've still got a few months to see flying cars and hoverboards become a reality but it goes without saying October 21st of this year will be a special day for fans of the film!
In truth 2015 looks set to be Back to the Future fans dream year. For starters July 17th - 19th in London sees London Film & Comic Con host a variety of stars of the film with Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells and James Tolkan to name only a handful of those attending! Tickets and details can be found on - http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com
It's set to be a spectacular event with fans from across the globe attending! I already have my tickets and now have the dilemma on what to get signed (hoverboard / poster / artwork leading the way)
Food for the event should be good too - as long as we can buy a hydrated pizza on the day! ;)
Of course it's not only the London event that's happening!
Plans are in place for the 'we're going back' event - I was unable to attend the 25th anniversary however this one is becoming more of a possibility for me to go to. Details of this event can be found on - http://www.weregoingback.com
Let's also not forget that secret cinema are taking Hill Valley Stateside this year too after a successful London run last year.
Alongside all of this you have to hope Universal Studios might do something special in October however nothing has been announced yet!
This year WILL be the year for all BTTF fans.
Away from Back to the Future and into another collecting realm we also have another anniversary - that of WWF Hasbro as they become 25 years old.
The line still remains a favourite of many today with those rediscovering their youth and those who never stopped collecting.
What's great about this line is that items are still being discovered to this day. Only a couple of months back more rare 2-up heads were unearthed - infact 2014 saw more discoveries than ever.
Personally I can't see 2015 seeing as many rare items coming into the market but you never know.....
So what are my collecting goals for 2015?
Well - Back to the Future remains at the top my list. There's no better time to collect than now and any chance to obtain promo items - in particular clocks - will be taken.
Props from the film are always on my list too.
WWF Hasbro items will also be tracked however at present my collection seems somewhat complete unless more super rare items come up for sale.
I will continue to collect comics - I've got a new collecting passion for the Walking Dead so I have a plan to try and pick this series up (but am aware of the cost implications)
With a USA trip potentially set for October - 2015 should be fun!
I wish everyone reading this a fantastic New Year and look forward to hearing from you all and seeing your findings.
Collecting from an early age - now publishing adventures in collecting.