Fire up those DeLoreans because Back to the Future is having a big year. Starting today, Universal will celebrate the franchise’s 35th anniversary with a variety of products, events, and digital content.
Among the products is a collection from new toy partner Playmobil. Launching in May, the collection features characters and vehicles from the series, including Marty McFly, Dr. Emmett Brown, and the DeLorean Time Machine. Today, Playmobil released an animated short to promote the line.
Other toy collaborations for the anniversary include new Funko Pop! figures, a themed board game from Ravensburger, and other products (to be announced) from Hasbro, Mattel, and 3D Retro Collectibles.
There will be lifestyle product coming from partners such as Box Lunch, Primark, and Super7, along with new books from publishing partners Running Press, Insight Editions, and IDW Publishing. There will be events to commemorate the anniversary, too, including a theatrical event and a 12-week run of Back to the Future The Musical at the Manchester Opera House, starting in February.
A lot of this is happening in the future (haha), but fans can start off the celebration today with a Back to the Future episode of a new web series, Could You Survive the Movies. Check it out here and visit the Back to the Future Facebook page for more anniversary info.