Back to the Future II Jacket Expected to Sell For More Than The Shoes


Now, if the price of the Back to the Future II shoes didn’t phase you – take a look at this. The screen-worn Marty McFly jacket is being auctioned off by Profiles in History. If you want it, you are going to have to have bought shares in Apple way back when Steve Jobs was canned, or have done something else that enables you to have a lazy $25,000-$50,000 lying around, gathering dust.

(Universal, 1989) This is the one and only screen-used “resizing” jacket from Back to the Future II worn by Michael J. Fox. When Doc Brown and Marty arrive in the year 2015, Doc asks Marty to put on clothes similar to Marty Jr. To help him pass for a contemporary teenager, Doc Brown gives Marty the latest in high-tech outerwear. The item that Marty puts on after the self-lacing Nike shoes is this resizing future jacket. There was only one resizing jacket made for the movie. Both sleeves are long and both pockets have long flaps. Inside the jacket are several cables hooked up to the sleeve cuffs, elbows, epaulettes, pockets, etc. During filming, there were several stage hands laying on the ground under Michael J. Fox holding the various cables. When Doc Brown comes over and presses the flashing button on the front of the jacket, these stage hands simultaneously pulled on the cables which made all of the parts of the jacket shrink to fit (see the black and white picture). All the cables, wires and even the flashing light button are still attached. One of the rarest and most sought-after props from one of the most iconic Sci-Fi movies ever made. Comes with a custom plexiglass display case.

 

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