You Can Now Buy the Overpriced Hoverboard from 'Back to the Future II'

You Can Now Buy the Overpriced Hoverboard from 'Back to the Future II'

Dec 05, 2012

One of the funniest things about that hoverboard from Back to the Future II is that it doesn't even look all that futuristic. If anything it looks like someone took the hot designs of the '80s and imagined how those designs would evolve through time. So the final result is this hot pink design with crisscrossing laser colors that sorta resembles the background graphic featured in all your grade-school class pictures. Alas, it's still the hoverboard from Back to the Future II, and now that Mattel has decided to create an overpriced replica of it for you to own, the BTTF geeks of the world are going bonkers for it.

The problem is that while this might be a fun, nerdy thing to own if you're a Back to the Future junkie, it'll set you back a whopping $130 (or $143 with tax). For a toy that doesn't do much (and certainly doesn't hover anywhere), that's pretty pricey. Yes, it was created in conjunction with the movie's special-effects people -- and has the blessing of Back to the Future cocreator Bob Gale -- but does that make it worth the hefty price?

That's your call. The hoverboard is currently available for preorders right now for a limited time over at, and we've included a video from Comic-Con that shows you what this thing actually looks like in person. [via Gizmodo]


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