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Michael J. Fox finally turned into 'Future' action figure

First official 'Back to the Future' Fox figure arrives as film

Thirty years after the classic action comedy film's debut, "Back to the Future" star Michael J. Fox finally has an official action figure based on his character Marty McFly.

The figure, produced by Hong Kong-based Hot Toys and distributed in the U.S. by California-based Sideshow Collectibles, comes out just a few weeks ahead of the film's 30th anniversary. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Fox as time traveler McFly, "Back to the Future" was released in theaters July 3, 1985.

Fox's high-end figure is in 1:6 scale, which normally measures in 12 inches tall. But keeping the figure in the right proportion to Fox's 5 feet 4 1/2-inch frame in real life, his "Back to the Future" figure is 10 1/2 inches tall. Accessories include McFly's skateboard, camcorder, a Walkman and headphones, among other things.

Fox turned 54 on Tuesday. The former "Family Ties" sitcom star went on to star in two "Back to the Future" sequels, in 1989 and 1990.

In case you're wondering, Hot Toys is also releasing a 1:6 scale DeLorean Time Machine vehicle, which is set for March 2016 release, Sideshow Collectibles says.

Tim Lammers is a nationally syndicated movie reporter and author of the ebook, "Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton (Foreword by Tim Burton).