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The DeLorean is BACK!

While I have already finished my own 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean partwork, there are many other builders who were left behind when Eaglemoss shut down back in July 2022.

But now, our DeLorean is returning back to life through Fanhome! And thankfully, they are allowing ex-Eaglemoss subscribers resume their subscriptions from any point!

As of right now, they can only ship to the USA, UK, and Germany. The links to sign up can be found below:

Shipments are expected to begin by the middle of March in the USA, but as early as the end of January 2023 for UK/DE customers. Additionally, Fanhome has said that FREE GIFTS will be included along the way, but they may be different than what Eaglemoss offered.

I have had a great experience with Fanhome so far and am hopeful others will have the same level of service!


UPDATE April 12, 2023:

Fanhome has announced that this build will go LIVE on April 26, 2023 in the US/UK/DE. The payment/shipping process should occur automatically for those customers who have already re-subscribed. If you need to subscribe, head over to the Fanhome website.


UPDATE April 24, 2023:

A new update from Fanhome has been provided:

As you may have seen we have sent out the promised emails with an update for both collections (Eleanor and DeLorean) on Friday to confirm the go live date was moved from the 24th to the 26th of April for builders in the USA/UK & DE.

 

On the 26th we will be releasing the collections one at a time to make sure there are no issues or bugs, payment requests will happen automatically, and you can keep track of your order via our friendly customer portal. If you don’t see a payment request on the 26th please do not be concerned as it may take a day or two to show on your payment method.

 

DeLorean update
We have been working hard to full any gaps in the collection both in EU and the USA unfortunately we still have some gaps which will mean some customers will not go live on the 26th (211 customers in total 207 in the USA and the rest either in DE or UK). We have stock inbound to fill these gaps which have an ETA of 3 to 4 weeks, so anyone affected will only have a short wait before we start processing your first shipment. On the 26th we will email anyone who is affected and provide further information on when you can expect to see your first shipment.

Final Thoughts

It took us over well over two years, but the end of our Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean partwork build has arrived! While the journey was frustrating at times, overall it was an very enjoyable experience. I especially loved modifying it to be my own unique creation.

As with most of my partwork models, there were some recurring delays in receiving the parts. I even had to go so far as to buy issues from other builders and Amazon Japan as I was not receiving anything from Eaglemoss and did not feel like waiting. To be fair, all of the expected shipments did eventually arrive over the course of 25 months so I have a pile of duplicate issues I will make available to others soon.

I modified this build more than any other I have done because I wanted to replicate the original ‘A’ car as closely as I could. Others have gone even farther, but I think my DeLorean turned out great and I love it!

The total cost of this build, including all of the mods, was well over $2000 USD. Some may find that quite high, but when you consider the final product including the ability to display your DeLorean in any of the three ‘film modes’, I feel you get a lot for the money.

This DeLorean was my first partwork build and I am glad I took the time to get all the way to the end. It was a heck of a learning experience and I collected a vast array of knowledge and tools that have helped all of my future builds.

Even with the ups and downs, the delayed issues, and some sub-standard parts, I am extremely proud to own this model. It is by far the crown jewel of my collection!