Back to the Future Almanac 1985-2015:
Official Collector’s Guide

Written by Rob Klein and Jennifer Smith

This is the only true comprehensive volume of the collectible items spawned by Back to the Future. It’s all here — the good, the bad, and the completely crazy!
— Robert Zemeckis, Director, Back to the Future Trilogy


  • Release Date: 12/24/2014

  • Imprint: Arkitext Ltd.

  • ISBN: 9780990425588 (hardcover)

  • Size: 9.3 in (w) x 12.3 in (h) x 0.5 (d)

  • Pages: 256

  • List Price: $59.95 USD


Back to the Future Almanac 1985-2015 is the official Back to the Future collector's guide, which includes merchandise supporting the trilogy, BTTF: The Ride, the Animated Series, the comics and beyond.

Back to the Future was a blockbuster success during the summer of 1985, and has since become one of the genuine classics of 20th century films. Filmmakers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale continued the time travel adventures of Dr. Emmett L. Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III, producing the most beloved trilogy in cinema history.

The Back to the Future Almanac 1985-2015 takes a journey through 30 years of memorabilia, promotional materials, artwork, time machines and toys, telling the story of how a film that was turned down by every studio in Hollywood and had no merchandising campaign went on to become one of the most heavily merchandised franchises of all time.

Back to the Future Almanac 1985-2015 represents a 30 year devotion to archiving materials from the Back to the Future franchise, through the promotional materials and products created to support the Back to the Future films to the fantastic comics, theme park attractions and games that followed. The Back to the Future Almanac invites fans to time travel through decades of memorabilia, artwork, time machines and toys created for the greatest film trilogy of all time.

Working closely with Co-creator and Producer Bob Gale, authors Rob Klein and Jennifer Smith have assembled the ultimate Back to the Future collector’s guide. Fans of the Back to the Future films from all over the world will no doubt revel in Back to the Future artifacts that they have, they once had, wished they had or never even knew about in this impressive 250 page full-color tribute to the Back to the Future franchise.

The front cover of the Back to the Future Almanac is an homage to the prop Grays Sports Almanac cover, as seen in Back to the Future Part II. There are over 600 full-color photos of Back to the Future history, including images never before published from the trilogy are included in this exciting book.

About the Author

Rob Klein is a “propologist”, or a seeker of original pop culture artifacts. He is also a Hollywood historian, which made writing this book about one of his favorite subjects, the Back to the Future Trilogy, inevitable. Rob has been featured as a film historian and an on-camera expert for the Walt Disney Company. Formerly the Manager of the Walt Disney Archives, he has been published in several magazines including Disney’s Twenty-Three, Disney Newsreel, Disney Dream File, and Star Trek: The Magazine. He wrote the exhibition books and curated the exhibits for the 2009 and 2011 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives. Additionally, he has produced and directed several documentaries exploring the subject of entertainment and pop culture history.