The last year has brought an influx of interest in all things Back to the Future, or, more specifically, items from the film going on sale to the public. Nike created a limited edition line of replica sneakers based on the ones Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future 2, while several items of memorabilia from all three films (including a DeLorean) were auctioned off to the public. These came on the heels of a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray set arriving on shelves, which was essentially the only thing us regular folks could afford. That changes this Christmas when Mattel finally introduces a replica hoverboard, based on the floating skateboard McFly uses in Back to the Future 2.
No, it won't float like in the movie (though technology for that is still being worked on), but based on the sales pitch from the New York Toy Fair, the thing apparently "glides over most surfaces" and includes various "whooshing" sounds. There will be a pre-order beginning in March for this thing, but no price point has been given yet. Slashfilm, who turned us on to this story, figures it will run you in the hundreds of dollars, though we hope Mattel figures out a way to make it more affordable for parents and fans, and, in turn, more accessible for kids.
Check out a couple images below. Will you pick up the replica hoverboard or wait around for the real thing?