Back To The Future Hoverboard IRL

Mattel announced a new item at the New York Toy Fair that has put the internet in a tizzy: A 1:1 replica of the Hoverboard used in Back To The Future 2 and 3. Mattel’s collector site says:

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.)

I have a feeling they’ll get their minimum orders, and then some.

Will you be buying one of these hoverboards? Or are you holding out until they actually hover?

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