Mattel Is FINALLY Making Hoverboards A Reality (maybe, sort of)

A BTTF2 movie-accurate 1:1 Hoverboard replica will ship for Christmas 2012, with limited preorder in March. Here is the official description from the Mattel press release:

Back to the Future Hover Board: Finally! This totally awesome 1:1 replica of the hover board from the BTTF 2 and BTTF 3 films includes multiple whooshing sounds and will glide over most surfaces (does not actually “hover” – check back in 2015 for that feature). We’ll be taking orders for it March 1 – March 20, 2012, and the final product will be shipped around November/December 2012. Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don’t receive the minimum orders, won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month. (Note: Hover board does not work on water.)

It’s also worth noting that the banner advertisement on display at the convention (image from ToyArk) features images of a hoverboard prop which was sold during a recent Profiles in History auction, which is a bit misleading.

Source: Slash Film

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