Is O'Reilly Auto Parts Offering Up Time Travel?

Woke up this morning to find an image shared on my Facebook wall. The image was of instructions, telling the viewer to go to the O'Reilly auto parts website and search on a specific part number. Being as I trust the guy who posted it… an approved Star Wars artist named Tom Hodges… I did just that.

The instructions were simple… once you go to the O'Reilly auto parts website, you search for part "121G".

Here is the link if you want to try it yourself… other wise I'll show the results below.








So I keyed in the part number and got this page.

That's right, the EB Enterprises 121G – Flux Capacitor. The device has a maximum power outage of 1.21 gigawatts (hence the part number) and requires both plutonium to power and a speed of 88 mph.


Some of the detailed description:

  • Time Travel at your own RISK!!!
  • Plutonium is required to properly operate Flux Capacitor.
    • Plutonium is used by the on-board nuclear reactor which then powers the Flux Capacitor to provide the needed 1.21 Gigawatts of Electrical Power.
    • Plutonium not Available at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Please contact your local supplier.
  • Flux Capacitor requires the stainless steel body of the 81-83 DeLorean DMC-12, V6 2.9L , to properly function.
    • Once the time machine travels at 88 mph (142 km/h), light coming from the flux capacitor pulses faster until it becomes a steady stream of light. Then, time travel begins.
  • Upgrade Kits available: Part # 121GMF
  • Non-Functional Item Displayed For Entertainment Purposes Only

And if you're worried about getting the plutonium, you could try the 121GMF upgrade kit they offer here.


Detailed description for this:

  • Upgrade Kit: "Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor Generator"
    • Replaces Plutonium
    • Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor converts household waste to fusion power (specifically cold fusion)
    • The generator creates 1.21 Gigawatts of power which supplies the time machine's flux capacitor and time circuits using nuclear fusion
  • Non-Functional Item Displayed For Entertainment Purposes Only

Since you can't buy these items, even a mock up… these are basically a website Easter Egg. Which means someone at O'Reilly is kind of cool. Wonder if there are any others on the site… maybe a giant Green Goblin head for a semi-truck?

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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