Get a Flux Capacitor, stick it in your car

The last time one of us fell over and banged their head on the side of the toilet, it was a trip to the local A&E and a four-hour wait. After the

The last time one of us fell over and banged their head on the side of the toilet, it was a trip to the local A&E and a four-hour wait. After the nausea wore off, the headache persisted and we stayed in bed the rest of the day. But for Doctor Emit Brown, a noggin off the loo resulted in time travel.

He invented this: the Flux Capacitor. It’s the key component for the time travelling DeLorean, after you add the 1.21 Gigawatts, of course.

Actually, it’s a replica of the Flux Capacitor… Fooled you. OK, we didn’t. This uncanny copycat looks like the real (fictional) thing, with the flashing lines and everything. The 12in wide by 16in tall box is hand numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Of course, the glaring omission here is the DeLorean – the silver future-built car the Flux Capacitor was built in to. But at $70,000 (£35,000) for a brand new one, we think that might have made it all a bit pricey.

It’s not available until May 2008 at import site Entertainment Earth, for $280 (£140). But once you buy one, you could go back in time and sell it for more. Making it available here, now.

And cause a paradox. Which would be heavy.

Essentials

Flux Capacitor replica

Price: $280 (£140)

On sale: May 2008

Contact: Entertainment Earth