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 â€œhoverâ€ â€“ check back in 2015 for that feature). Weâ€™ll be taking orders for it March 1 â€“ 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 donâ€™t receive the minimum orders, wonâ€™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.)
Itâ€™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