Before you get too excited—no, this hoverboard doesn’t float just yet—but it is a 1:1 replica of the Back To The Future movie version that’s actually made by Mattel. There’s even a hole where Marty ripped of the handlebars.
From the 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.)
BTTF fans are pretty fanatical, so I would expect that that minimum order threshold shouldn’t pose much of a problem. I mean, Nike blew through 1500 Mag sneaker replicas at thousands of dollars a pop even though they didn’t auto-lace.
Pre-orders will be taken on MattyCollector.com.