This jacket starred on screen.
Profiles in History
Back to the Future Day, which celebrated the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived in the future in the 1989 film “Back to the Future Part II,” has come and gone. We all celebrated with Pepsi Perfect, hoverboards, self-lacing Nike Mags and “Jaws 19.”
But “Back to the Future Part II” lives on in our collective pop-culture psyche and there will always be time to embrace its wacky vision of what the future world of 2015 was supposed to look like. You can even dress the part by bidding on a screen-used jacket worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 movie.
Here’s a quick refresher on the jacket. Doc Brown and Marty McFly zip into the future of 2015 in Doc’s time-traveling DeLorean. Doc insists Marty disguise himself by dressing up like his future son, Marty Jr. The outfit famously included a pair of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes and a jacket that can automatically resize itself.
The jacket up for auction was worn onscreen by Michael J. Fox in his role as McFly. The auction refers to it as the “walk around” version. A different prop jacket with hidden cables was used for the film sequences showing the jacket sleeves changing size.
‘Back to the Future’ gear for right now (pictures)
The jacket is made from nylon with rubber sleeves and a silk lining. Some small pieces of trim are missing. The description refers to it as “one of the rarest and most sought-after props from one of the most iconic sci-fi movies ever made.”
The eventual new owner of the jacket would do well to pair it will Nike’s new self-lacing shoes, though finding a bottle of Pepsi Perfect could be the bigger challenge. And don’t even get us started on the lack of a convenient and obtainable hoverboard that can work on any surface.
The auction from Profiles in History and Invaluable.com begins on Thursday, December 10, and online bids will be accepted. Bidding is open to international buyers. The jacket is expected to go for as much as $50,000 (about £33,350, AU$69,265). The original cable-actuated jacket sold at auction in 2010 for $80,500, making this version a bit of a bargain.