There have been some pretty unique time machines in films over the years, from the DeLorean in Back to the Future to the hot tub in Hot Tub Time Machine to even the phone booth featured in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure – and now you can get your own most excellent pay phone box.
If you’re obsessed with the 1989 cult classic film and its sequel, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, a company called Cubicall is now selling an officially licensed, and impressive, recreation of the pay phone the two used, often with Rufus, to travel in time to grab some of history’s most important figures for their school project. Made in the United States, the phone booth is a “triumphant recreation” of the one seen in the film, complete with an umbrella time travel antenna. It’s also been retrofitted to VoIP/landline service, so it’s a real-working pay phone, but unfortunately it doesn’t actually travel in time, so you’ll have to find a different way to meet up with Socrates, Joan of Arc and the rest of the crew.
It can go outside or squeeze into your house or apartment, if you have the room. This 600-pound Cubicall booth was even featured during Walmart’s Super Bowl ad last Sunday, which had Alex Winter portraying Bill S. Preston Esquire – and a younger CGI version of the character as well – popping out of the replica while several other famous film characters, such as the Martians from Mars Attacks!, got all of their essential supplies via the company’s curbside pickup feature.
Cubicall is currently taking pre-orders for the phone booth, with a fully refundable $100 deposit. If you want this triumphant replica, it’s going to set you back a lot, as the booth is a whopping $8,495. If you’re looking to get you money’s worth, it could also double for a Superman cosplay, or to recreate a scene from the lackluster 2002 film Phone Booth starring Kiefer Sutherland and Colin Farrell. Sure, that last one is a bit of a stretch.
Even with the hefty price, there should really be one at every Circle K in California.