Mattel to Actually Release a Back to the Future Hoverboard

Having recently revisited the Back to the Future Trilogy on Blu-ray for our latest premium podcast, it’s pretty clear that the movies have left an indelible impression on pop culture. The vision of the future presented in Back to the Future: Part II is a fascinating one that many of us are still hoping will eventually come to pass, although at this point we’re only three years away from the year 2015. It has long been rumoured that some of the products showcased in the film actually exist, and while Nike has since released Marty McFly’s sneakers (without self-lacing technology), the legendary hoverboard has never been available to the general public. Until now, that is.

Over the weekend Mattel announced that they will be releasing a replica version of the hoverboard in time for Christmas this year. Sadly, it is only a replica… that’s right, the hoverboard does not actually hover. The poster that was on display at Toy Fair notes that it “glides over most surfaces” but that it “does not work on water.” Yeah, that’s kind of disappointing, but if you’re a collector of movie props and other odds and ends, this might still be something you want to own.

It definitely does not seem to be targeted at kids as it is listed as a “high-cost item” that will only be manufactured if there is enough interest out there. They will be taking pre-orders from March 1st to 20th, presumably to evaluate the demand. How much would you pay for a replica Back to the Future hoverboard? Check out the Toy Fair poster and another image below.

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  • patrik

    Franks honor will be restored then.

  • Colin

    Frank must own one of these.

  • Scuvs

    Frank must be ejacking right about now.

  • Dave

    A fourth comment about Frank.

  • Bard

    Frank

  • La Menthe

    A hoverboard that does not hover is only a board…

  • http://bmovieshelf.blogspot.com/ Slushie Man

    So in other words, it’s pretty much a snowboard.

  • http://twitter.com/rjdelight rjdelight

    I too was going to post a comment about Frank.

  • Bas

    Forget the board, I want whatever that girl’s got on her head!

  • Rob

    Ha Frank

  • http://www.catharticentertainment.com/ rus in chicago

    I’ll buy frank the board if he can get filmjunk to do an epic show on one of our fav directors – peter weir

  • https://twitter.com/MovieVoyeur MovieViewerMan

    Is Frank the subject of a drinking game?

    Does “movie accurate” include the Mattel logo?

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