Back To The Future DeLorean replica stars at Movie Buffs' Collectors' Fair
STORM Troopers, Daleks and Spider-man invaded the University of Hull for a TV and film memorabilia fair.
Hundreds of visitors to the Movie Buffs' Collectors' Fair were greeted at the Staff House entrance by a replica of the famous DeLorean from the 1985 film Back To The Future.
Aaron Prest, 28, of east Hull, was at the university with his four-year-old son Leo.
He said: "We read about it in the Mail.
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"Leo loves Back To The Future and Star Wars. It is something I also grew up watching. It is a connection we have.
"It's great to have this sort of event in Hull. I don't know who was more excited, me or Leo – probably me.
"I think Leo was shocked to see the car was real. He thought it was just something on the TV."
Hornsea resident Mike Bosworth has spent eight months creating the exact replica of Marty McFly's famous time-travelling vehicle.
Leo said: "I really like the car."
Inside the university, the building was full of film and comic book heroes, from Hellboy and Spider-man to Captain Jack Sparrow.
There was even an appearance from the Entertainer-nator, who featured on Britain's Got Talent.
Dave Sykes, 37, of Castleford, was dressed as a Storm Trooper.
He said: "It's very hot in the costume, but it is a lot of fun.
"I love posing for the pictures. Sometimes, people think I'm a statue so, when I move, it gives them a bit of a scare.
"It's a fantastic event for fans and members of the public alike."
Inside the venue there were stalls, toys, comics, models, cult TV and movie memorabilia.
Ben Stoker, 34, travelled to Hull from York with his friend Mark Smythe, 27.
He said: "It's reliving my childhood."
Mr Smythe said: "The kids love it, but these sort of events are for all ages.
"It does bring back a lot of memories."
The Hullywood Entertainment event is the second in Hull in the past few months. More than 2,000 people attended the Movie Buffs' Collectors' Fair in the Prospect Centre in September.
Among the traders in Hull at Saturday's event was Beth Marshall, who helps to run the North Cave-based Millennium Costumes.
She said: "We've been going for about a year, hiring out Star Wars costumes.
"It's gone really well. We've even hired out costumes for wedding ceremonies.
"The fair has been a success with a lot of people showing an interest in our business and picking up more information.
"It really is a family event. There was even a little girl dressed up as Darth Vader."
The next event takes place at the Royal York Hotel in York on Sunday, December 2, from 10.30am to 4pm. Visit www.moviebuffs.co.uk