Get Marty McFly’s hover board 3 years earlierPosted 9:03 pm on Monday, February 13th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
My favorite Back to the Future trilogy was the second one, mostly because it had flying cars and big screen TVs. As a fan of what the future would be like, I was in awe when I first saw Marty McFly use the hover board, a skateboard with no wheels, to escape his futuristic bullies with powered hover boards. I know that I’ll never see a practical hover board in the year 2015, but I can still dream can I?
It looks like Mattel has heard many of our wishes, since the toy company will be releasing the 1:1 scale hover board replica this holiday season in 2012. I’m still going to wait for an actual floating hover board and actual self-lacing shoes.
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.)
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.