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Mattel Releasing Iffy BTTF2 Hoverboard Replicas

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Mattel just announced they'll be releasing a Back to the Future 2 hoverboard replica before the end of the year that's "movie accurate", despite the fact that the one in the movie actually looked like it hovered and this one looks like a piece of cheap molded plastic and a giant sticker. I...will be buying one anyways. Per official press release:

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.)

There's some closeups after the jump that make me question why it's going to be a "high-cost item" because it looks so cheap, but maybe it's just an early prototype or something. Maybe the actual production model won't look so flimsy. *shaking Magic Eight Ball* "DIE LOSER." What the? *shakes again* "GO F*** YOURSELF." *looking at ball* AHAHHAHAHHAHA -- it's a magic hate ball.

Hit the jump for the closeups.

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Mattel Hover Board prepped for 2012 holiday release [slashgear]
and
Toy Fair 2012 - Back to the Future II Hoverboard [toyark]

Thanks to Craz, who agrees that, when it comes to movie replicas, you're better off building your own. Or -- OR -- attending the auction the original was sold at, following the winner home, then robbing them when they're on vacation. MWAHAHAHAHAHHA!! *caressing 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' golden idol*

There are Comments.
  • Its 2012, how about making it hover, your a multi billion dollar company, stop producing cheap crap, and give us REAL hoverboards.

  • My friend is a movie collectibles geek, and has had one of these for over a year now I think...

  • MightyMolecule

    ...one could actually count down the days until someone posts footage/pictures of themselves on one WITH the recently released Nike power laces collector kicks...

  • JT

    I'm pretty sure you can make rocks "glide over most surfaces." Anyway, we just need someone to scan one in so the hacker community can start improving them with 3-d printing and steampunk accessories. Maybe add an Arduino.

  • Omar Cortex

    I''m SO buying a bunch of them

  • Geigh

    So Mattel has reduced itself to using Kickstarter before it makes toys now?

  • vlaz_rc

    It looks like it has super sliders on the bottom.  i'mma make me one out of a 2x4 and some supersliders :)

  • Guest

    So it's a glideboard!

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