Back to the Future Part II’s Pepsi Perfect is now a reality as a 30th anniversary special edition

back to the future pepsi bttf
Pepsi
Fans and brands alike are excited about the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, the film that started the classic time-traveling trilogy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Pepsi confirmed Monday that it had created Pepsi Perfect, the beverage Marty (Fox) ordered when he journeyed to Oct. 21, 2015 in Back to the Future Part II.

The special edition soda will be available for online purchase on the very BTTF-significant date of Oct. 21. Only 6,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles — which will come in a collectible case — will be sold to fans in the United States. Each 16.9-ounce bottle will be filled with Pepsi and be priced at $20.15.

Not all Back to the Future lovers will have to wait till Oct. 21 to get their hands on Pepsi Perfect, though. The special edition beverage will be a gift for certain lucky (and dedicated) Comic Con fans starting on Oct. 8. The venue, New York City’s Javits Center, will have a Pepsi Perfect world, including a Café 80’s inspired booth featuring a DeLorean and Wild Gunman arcade game. The first 200 fans who show up at the Pepsi Perfect Booth (#CP101) dressed in full Marty McFly regalia will be rewarded with the special edition Pepsi.

Not just any McFly imitation outfit will do; fans must be wearing a puffy red vest or Back to the Future Part II jacket, blue jeans, white high-top sneakers, and a watch. If you have a hoverboard, that’s awesome but not required. The film’s special Nike MAG shoes aren’t a must either, but they’d add some serious authenticity. For those who’d rather show off their Wild Gunman skills, fans can play at the booth at 3 p.m. every day for a chance to win Pepsi Perfect.

“Pepsi fans asked and we heard them loud and clear,” said Lou Arbetter, Senior Director of Marketing of PepsiCo in a press release. “The Back to the Future trilogy was as big a moment in pop culture history then as it is now, 30 years later.”

Pepsi hyped its new special edition bottle on Twitter on Monday, saying, “The future is now.”

Watch Pepsi Perfect make its debut in Back to the Future Part II below.

Computing

Canada’s winters inspired a startup to warm homes with cryptomining heat waste

Cryptomining may be the key to untold riches and the future of currency, but it’s also an environmental nightmare. Heatmine, thinks it has the answer, but it could mean bolting a mining rig onto every home and business in the country.
Digital Trends Live

Cryptocurrency investor Ian Balina sees a comeback for cryptocurrency in 2019

We chatted with crypto investor Ian Balina on what the future is for cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. He also gave us three things to look for when we are investing our own money.
Home Theater

Kill your cable and switch to streaming with our painless guide

If you're going to quit cable or satellite for a streaming TV solution, you're going to want to get it right the first time. We've outlined exactly how to get started, step by step. Follow our lead, and you'll never look back.
Cars

Allegro.ai is helping Hyundai mine the artificial intelligence gold rush

In November 2018, Hyundai invested in a startup named Allegro.ai. We talked to the company's founder to learn more about what that means for consumers in the not-too-distant futures.
Movies & TV

Pedro Pascal officially cast as 'The Mandalorian' as Disney show fills out cast

The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series planned for Disney's streaming video service, will be one of the most expensive television shows ever made. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Movies & TV

A ‘Venom’ sequel is on its way, and Spider-Man could play a role

'Venom' screenwriter Jeff Pinker confirms that a follow-up to Sony's Spider-Man spin-off is in the works. Could a certain friendly neighborhood webslinger join the action? Pinker says that it's "not impossible."
Movies & TV

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' is one of the hero's best movies ever

One of Spider-Man's most memorable big-screen adventures, animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse simultaneously feels like nothing we've ever seen before and a tale that feels familiar in all the best ways.
Home Theater

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 2 gets a new, Spock-heavy trailer

CBS has released a new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery season 2, which premieres January 17 on CBS All Access. The new trailer features series newcomers Spock and Christopher Pike prominently.
Movies & TV

Netflix is testing an instant scene-replay feature, but would you use it?

Ever felt like Netflix was missing a scene-replay button? The company is currently trialing a feature that lets you skip back to the start of the scene you just watched, though early tests appear to be annoying some viewers.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Movies & TV

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘The X-Files’ with the show’s 10 best episodes

The X-Files premiered 25 years ago, so here are the 10 best episodes of the award-winning sci-fi series. From alien-abduction drama to hilarious satires, these are the best episodes from all 11 seasons of the hit series.
Movies & TV

Can't get enough lightsaber action? Here's how to get your Star Wars fix online

Few of us want to deal with DVDs or Blu-ray discs anymore. Unfortunately, the Star Wars movies are few and far between when it comes to streaming. If you want to watch Star Wars online, check out our guide on where to find the films online.
Podcasts

Psychedelic 'Spider-Man,' Superman goes evil, 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer

This week on Between the Streams, we'll talk about the wondrous, psychedelic adventure that is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We'll also discuss Dr. Strange 2, the freaky trailer for Brightburn (Superman goes evil?), and more.
Home Theater

Streaming services blast past networks for the most scripted TV shows in 2018

For the first time in history, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, produced more original scripted series than broadcast or cable channels, setting a new record for the number of TV shows on the air.