VIDEO: It’s October 21, 2015, Welcome Back to the Future

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Put on your self-tying sneakers and get on your hoverboards, because the future is here. Today, October 21, 2015, is the day Marty McFly time traveled to in Back to the Future II, and Toyota is using the opportunity to fully reveal the video they teased last week.

Here’s the video, which is really all about the Mirai. Well, there is a Tacoma dressed as Marty’s old Hilux, which is cool. Sadly it’s not an actual model for sale, which is not. Instead, it’s a way for a random engineer to run around to BTTF filming locations with Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox and quoting from the movies.

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So there you have it. If you’re still jonesing for a Hilux, though, here’s Jack Russo’s amazingly accurate replica of Marty’s 1985 Toyota SR5 4WD from Toyotafest. Where we’re going, we’ll still need roads. See bonus images of the Tacoma below.

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25 Responses to VIDEO: It’s October 21, 2015, Welcome Back to the Future

  1. DanMcD said:

    Pretty cool but I felt my toes curling a few times.

    Oh, and it’s fuelled not fueled 🙂

    • Leon Casino said:

      This is awesome!!! I wanted to build one like that during the 80’s

      Ohh and your spelling of “fuel” is correct if you are speaking American English…anywhere else would be “fuelled” 🙂

  2. Jova said:

    Honestly…. The Mirai is a kick in the nuts x(

  3. toy_yoda said:

    Once again Toyota has teased something potentially really cool and failed to deliver. Now, I do believe they are ahead of the pack in alternative fueled cars like the Mirai and Prius but they have a recent history of not meeting the consumers expectations. They make some great sedans but with the exception of the FT86 (failing sales numbers by the way and facelift coming next year) nothing sporting unless you can afford a Lexus…

    They had to realize the potential in that truck at some point, seemingly making it a focal point to of the teaser video alongside the Mirai. Altogether I felt the whole reveal was a waste considering the car is already common knowledge and the ad is a bit late since the damn thing is already in production…

  4. Rick said:

    You made a stupid spot out of a Mirai?

  5. Lupus said:

    Pretty clever ad. Lot’s of nods for BttF fans. Sor Subaru fans also – i’ve noticed a Forester near the end 😉

  6. DanMcD said:

    To be honest it doesn’t make me want to buy a Mirai one bit.

    It does make me want to drag my Hilux in from the field and sort it out but I would use mostly pattern parts so overall a bit of a fail for Toyota.

    Nice to see Doc and Marty though 🙂

    • Randy said:

      Pattern parts? Is that “aftermarket?”

      Either way, DO IT!

      🙂

      • DanMcD said:

        Yes, tat’s what I mean’t

        Potato, Tomato, potato, etc,

        See above 🙂

        • Randy said:

          Ahhh – I was just wondering, ’cause I’d never heard that term before… Kinda like British “chips” are U.S. “fries.”

          Still – if the truck needs a redo, DO the BTTF version! Good for retaining sanity from having to deal with humans.

          🙂

          • DanMcD said:

            So much sense in that last sentence ! 🙂

            It’s a UK spec one (no opera window) but it’s got a lift so I’m sure it would look ok.

            Watch the forum….

  7. John M said:

    Opportunity missed. With these actors and movie, it seems like it wouldn’t take much effort to make something memorable. If my calculations are correct, I will probably forget this @#$% in about 88 seconds. Maybe they are putting their time and energy into their “Southern strategy.”

  8. wantyerknobbies said:

    what’s the reality of 10/21/15? supersized everything! from tacoma to fries to waistlines!

  9. ya_boy_yeti said:

    theres a mirai in the longo toyota in el monte. it does not get any attention. it just bakes in the sun like a stagnant turd that is left in the front lawn.

  10. John Roper said:

    I enjoyed it. And I dig the car, too. Needs wheels and a drop though… 🙂

  11. Ryan said:

    I for one really enjoyed that, glad to see toyota in on the whole bttf thing, would of been sweet to se old biff in this, wonder if the all look like their old selves from the movie now?

  12. Randy said:

    I’ll get this out of the way first: I actually like the Mirai. Better looking than a Prius, new tech/alternative fuel/etc. HUGE loss leader for the foreseeable future, until the infrastructure is expanded. I read somewhere that each one is expected to LOSE $50K for the company, but they have the guts to do it. (May have been like, Green Car Reports, or somesuch…)

    Okay; fine. Here’s what I don’t get:

    The Tacoma is sold all the way around the planet, whether as Tacoma or Hilux, so the costs are spread out, and it MAKES money, BUT they aren’t putting out what would be a simple “Special Edition” version – mostly aftermarket parts, I’m assuming. This would be something that would sell at least well in the U.S., and possibly in most of the English-speaking world, based SOLELY on the still-popular movie. Just seems dumb to me…

  13. Mazdax605 said:

    What is with the D<45 badge on the truck? I don't remember that on the old 85 trucks that the original one was based on.

    • Randy said:

      Was wondering that myself – it’s not D-45; it’s D-4S.

      I googled “toyota tacoma d-45” (no quotes).

      To avoid any weirdness in posting, do that, then hit the “news-dot-pickuptrucks-dot-com article. It was the second link on my results.

      In the article, there are more links. It looks like it’s more complicated that the present linked-to-the-crankshaft design, so I wonder about durability. Time will tell…

      • Randy said:

        Interesting article. So is carbon-fouling may be be a problem for those of the last 10 years? Something to keep in mind when out there buying used, if you tend to drive in the city. Maybe just a monthly FI cleaner in the tank will prevent issues.

        My wondering about the long-term reliability though, is in the extra linkages in the “graphic” in, I think it was a “How Stuff Works” article.

        Just makes me appreciate the simplicity of older vehicles that much more.

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