BACK TO THE FUTURE Hover Boards to be Released by Mattel

BACK TO THE FUTURE Hover Boards to be Released by Mattel

The hover boards made famous by the second BACK TO THE FUTURE film may be closer to reality than most people think. Until then, a similar item may be headed to production later this year.

As a child of the 80's, I like many my age, nearly laid a brick in my Star Wars Underoos when we saw Marty McFly "skating" around the futuristic Hill Valley on a hover board. Needless to say, I wanted one. Recently, Nike produced a limited number of the "Self-Lacing" Mag sneakers that fetched a pretty penny and now, Mattel has announced that the famed Hover Boards will be released!

At this year's Toy Fair, the company announced that a limited pre-order would be available starting in March and they will be ready for shipment Christmas of 2012. Here is the information from the official 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.)

While the actual hover boards won't be available for a few more years, this will be a decent replacement until then. Being that a minimum number of these must be ordered, there is a slight, albeit doubtful, chance that these may not be made. Something tells me that shouldn't be much of a problem however.

Little else is known about the boards at this point, but you can expect these "toys" to be selling for several hundred dollars and I'd be surprised if they were actually used as toys. Maybe I can talk Galactus into placing an order for one and use it as a prize for an upcoming Beat Galactus Quiz; though I wouldn't hold your breath.
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RaleighAntrobus - 2/13/2012, 12:06 PM
... good grief...
marvel72 - 2/13/2012, 12:06 PM
doesn't actually hover,don't want.
ecksmanfan - 2/13/2012, 12:09 PM
@Marvel72- I left a bit out, just added. The actual hover boards will be out in a few more years. Still working on that technology.
jessepostal - 2/13/2012, 12:12 PM
@gusto, is that Lisa loeb??
ecksmanfan - 2/13/2012, 12:13 PM
Hopefully you'll be long gone by the time that happens Gusto.
nuck82 - 2/13/2012, 12:13 PM
gusto you have the whole internet to find goodlooking ladies, and thats what you post? you are the fail of the day, im sorry, not really, go [frick] yourself
MrReese - 2/13/2012, 12:13 PM
Nice.BTTF 1 n 2 were great 3rd was ok.

@Marvel72 Lol
jessepostal - 2/13/2012, 12:13 PM
Nevermind I didn't see the text
ManofSteel23 - 2/13/2012, 12:14 PM
Why do they only bring these things out in limited number :S
headlopper - 2/13/2012, 12:15 PM
Dammit Viagra!!!
Kurosaki - 2/13/2012, 12:17 PM
They had that tech when the movie came out in the 80s.
Now they will release it and no one will questiion them.
leeharveyoswld - 2/13/2012, 12:18 PM
sick hoverboard that doesnt hover. ill put it right next to my bicycle with no tires
poop23 - 2/13/2012, 12:19 PM
@nuck82 hahaha
SpiderFan35 - 2/13/2012, 12:22 PM
Classic lines from a classic movie:

ecksmanfan - 2/13/2012, 12:22 PM
Gusto's age range is from birth to death. It's wide open.
SpiderFan35 - 2/13/2012, 12:28 PM
@ Gusto: oh no, too soon, too soon! ha ha just kidding

And don't listen to them, Lisa Loeb is a hottie, it takes a real beauty to rock the Clark Kent glasses lol.
ThaMessenger07 - 2/13/2012, 12:39 PM
oh [frick] Gusto, lmao not Whitney and a racist joke all in one that too much, too soon
PeterParker1991 - 2/13/2012, 12:42 PM
Is that Oprah?
StrangerX - 2/13/2012, 12:43 PM
This is stupid just like the sneakers that don't automatically lace but they cost thousands of $'s to purchase
marvel72 - 2/13/2012, 12:54 PM
@ ecksmanfan

cool,i'll wait a couple of years. :D
valeriesghost - 2/13/2012, 12:58 PM
Thank [email protected], Mmmmm...Lisa...

anyways, i want one to display on my wall above my head in the office. Its a thing of beauty. Don't know if i have a few hundred for one though, if that's the price range they are thinking.
Minghagz - 2/13/2012, 12:59 PM
Needless to say I was completely let down in thinking that these would actually hover. I shouldn't have clicked on the link then it still would have been real in my head.
mgeoff88 - 2/13/2012, 1:17 PM
That would be a cool collector's item.

The real hover board will be 10x as expensive. Maybe they'll let you test ride it.

With the obvious the "break it you buy it" policy. :P
opencurtain - 2/13/2012, 1:38 PM
Its anti gravity but that technolagy does not exist
joeker - 2/13/2012, 1:58 PM
pfft my penis defies space & time as well a gravity!
opencurtain - 2/13/2012, 1:58 PM
Ha ha not like lukes land speeder
psychoj867 - 2/13/2012, 2:41 PM
Physicists aren't even remotely close to figuring out what gravity is exactly, only that its effects can be felt. So unfortunately I wouldn't count on a working hover board anytime soon. The closest thing current science can come up with would be a board with magnets on it but that would require a like polarity rink of some sort to propel the board upwards. It would also require the magnets on the board to be constantly spinning otherwise the board would simply flip over.
opencurtain - 2/13/2012, 3:04 PM
Yeah like electric magnet trains two opposite poles that propel it along the tracks .
dnno1 - 2/13/2012, 3:05 PM
dnno1 - 2/13/2012, 3:07 PM
monstalova - 2/13/2012, 3:34 PM
They have the technology. Had it for ages but there is no way that the governments will let people just fly around on boards!
opencurtain - 2/13/2012, 3:36 PM
Great it doubles a s a CD player any I pod port ?
ComradeGrey - 2/13/2012, 4:09 PM
I don't think the author understands that when they say "glide" they actually mean it will roll. On wheels. Like a skateboard.

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