Just a couple of weeks ago I was in California for the 'Were Going Back' Back to the Future Celebrations at Universal Studios, Hollywood.
I'm sure if your reading this blog you will more than likely have at least some knowledge of October 21st 2015 being 'Future Day' - the day that Marty and Doc travelled to the future (now the past)
Anyway - as part of the celebrations Part 2 was shown at the AMC Cinema at Universal CityWalk to a packed out theatre full of those attending the celebrations.
Along with a showing of a special short film 'Back to the Future 2015' it was announced after the film special editions of USA Today has been produced to be given to attendees with the headline 'Gang Jailed' where Griff and his gang are arrested and sentenced after Marty changes the future helping his son avoid being put in prison.
The paper is dated October 22nd as the news is based on the events that took place the day prior.
I obtained my copy using my tokens on my band and when flying to Phoenix the next day saw that the actual USA today paper with the 'Youth Jailed' and Marty McFly Junior being arrested had been printed for the general public to buy. (A clever move by USA Today and great they gave a nod to the celebrations)
As I walked to my departure gate people were actually stopping me in the asking where I had got it from - it wasn't until I got to Phoenix and saw copies selling for $20 online I released demand was so high - and by then it was too late to get more copies all had been snapped up.
Ultimately I now own in my collection both versions.
The 'Gang Jailed' version is limited to just 2000 copies - whereas the 'Youth Jailed' version was on sale to the public.
A great set of items to own and a great piece to add to the ever growing BTTF memorabilia list.
So it's now official - we are in 'The Future'.
October 21st 2015 has been and gone. Sure there's no flying cars (yet) but it would seem that hoverboards and self-tying laces are just around the corner from release.
Whilst I wait for them to hit stores I figured I might as well spend some of my hard earned money on Back to the Future collectibles and on this occasion I've picked up a great piece.
From time to time the excellent ScreenUsed list storyboards from the Back to the Future movies for sale - and with the latest set I picked up from them included was the board where Doc Brown speaks the line
'What is it Einie'
As his faithful dog Einstein alerts him something is wrong just before he is tracked down and shot by terrorists.
I've owned storyboards in the past and was delighted to add to my collection with these - especially the Einie one as its a point I remember well from the movie.
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For now I plan to frame these - a great piece from one of the greatest movies of all time.