Back to the Future III DeLorean DMC-12

     
 
Made By:
Welly (sold as FuRyu)
Scale:
1/24
MSRP:
US$15.00
Overview:
Packaging (Design):8/10
Packaging (Durability):7/10
Casting (Body):8/10
Casting (Interior):8/10
Casting (Chassis):7/10
Casting (Engine):8/10
Paint (Exterior):8/10
Paint (Interior):8/10
Paint (Trim/Graphics):7/10
Overall Panel Fit:8/10
Total Score:7.8/10

 
Back to the Future
Welly/FuRyu DeLorean Back to the Future 3 Time Machine
Welly/FuRyu DeLorean Back to the Future 3 Time Machine Packaging Welly/FuRyu DeLorean Back to the Future 3 Time Machine Grille Detail with Horse Hitch Welly/FuRyu DeLorean Back to the Future 3 Time Machine Front Detail Welly/FuRyu DeLorean Back to the Future 3 Time Machine Rear Detail with Mr. Fusion Welly/FuRyu DeLorean Back to the Future 3 Time Machine 1950s Time Circuit Welly/FuRyu DeLorean Back to the Future 3 Time Machine Rear with 2015 License Plate

NOTE: This is a modified reissue of an existing model, and this review will focus on the changes made between the cars. You can see the original review for more details.

 

Packaging

The same box style as the previous movie DeLoreans, now with a new "electric swirl" background, new photos, and updated titles. As before, Mr. Fusion is packed separately in a plastic baggie taped to the underside of the inner tray.

 

Casting/Paint

This is visually the most radical departure from the previous cars, thanks to three major changes. First, the 1950s time circuit is strapped to the hood. Second, an extra frame has been added under the front bumper from the scene where the DeLorean was being pulled by the horse team. Finally, it's now riding on a set of wide whitewalls with red wheels and baby moon caps. The time circuit has been simplified, but retains enough of the major details to look pretty good. Even better, it (along with Mr. Fusion and the new wheels) show none of the slop I saw on the BTTF2 car. Plus, the license plate has finally been upgraded to the 2015 bar code.

 

Features/Accessories

Nothing new here, although the Mr. Fusion did not fit as well here as it did in the BTTF2 car. I ended up having to put a drop of glue on it to prevent it from flopping over.

 

Accuracy

Mr. Fusion is still wrong, but the better paint doesn't draw attention to it any more. The tires are slightly smaller and the car is riding a bit lower than it was in BTTF3, but nothing that really ruins the overall look.

 

Overall

After a disappointing "Part 2" car, it's nice to see that the series was able to end on a high note. It's still not a masterpiece, but it's generally well done and provides a nice change from the other DeLoreans. Definitely recommended.

 

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