I always visit the toy isle in any store. You just never know what new and exciting toy, game, or action figure might be there. But every once in a while, I am taken by surprise by an item so cool I either have to buy it… or photograph/video it for the blog.
This time I went with the latter.
Behold – The Tiny TV Classics version of Back to the Future:
When I first saw this I didn’t comprehend just what it was. A ‘real working tv’ with a ‘real working remote’? And small enough to fit into a doll house? No way! Yes way!
And of course the version highlighting the 80s just had to be Back to the Future! Released in 1985 the story follows Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox), a teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile. Okay, that’s… plausible? The titular time machine was built by his eccentric scientist friend Doctor Emmett “Doc” Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd). But of course, all does not go well. Trapped in the past, Marty inadvertently prevents his future parents’ first meeting which threatens his very existence. So he is forced to play match maker for them and then must find a way to get… back to the future.
There are six scenes that are played on the tiny screen. They feature some of the most iconic moments from the movie. I caught some of them in the short camera video below:
Basic Fun! is the company that brings us this great ‘toy’ in conjunction with both Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. The official website has this to say about the collection:
“Introducing Tiny TV Classics, the NEWEST collectible from Basic Fun!. Tiny TV Classics are real-working TVs that feature the most famous scenes and quotes from the most iconic shows and movies around. Each Tiny TV comes with a remote, that really works! That’s right! Use your remote to turn your Tiny TV on, sit back, and enjoy channel surfing from scene to scene! The laughs never STOP!“
Available only at Walmart. For purchase are Batman (Ultra-Retro 50s & 60’s), Back to the Future (Retro 70s & 80s), South Park (Classic 90s & 2000s), and lastly Friends (Millennial 2010s to Present). The location I visited had every one except the Friends version. And one of them could be yours for just $29.97 CAN.
So click on over to the Tiny TV Classics website and see for yourself that these are, indeed, as real as advertised!