What kid in the late 80's/early 90's didn't want a Hoverboard after watching Marty McFly flying around on on in Back to the Future II? I remember having conversations with friends in elementary school about the hoverboard actually being real, and that it was going to come out soon. Unfortunately, I came to learn that it wasn't real, and it was the first time special effects disappointed the hell out of me because I wanted it to be real so badly!
We still have yet to see usable Hoverboard technology, but over the years I've seen a few cool replicas. This new Hoverboard replica that Mattle has announced at this years Toy Fair is by far the best looking one that I've seen. For those of you looking to get one they will go on pre-sale March 1st to March 20th 2012, and they will be shopped out in December just in time for Christmas.
Here's some details on the product 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.)
As awesome as this is... I'm still waiting for the real thing! I've been waiting since 1989!