Finally! The iconic hoverboard from Back To The Future will finally be put into production by Mattel! The board doesn’t actually hover but glides and it won’t work on water, but it’s actually going to be real! Preorders will start on MattyCollector on March 1st and, if enough orders are taken, the board will be produced and shipped in November or December. It’s going to cost a lot, but my life is now complete.
From the Mattel press release:
Finally! This totally awesome 1:1 replica of the hoverboard 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.)