Mattel now selling Back to the Future Hoverboards

If you are a fan of Back to the Future, you may have already heard that last week Mattel began accepting pre-orders for Hoverboards!

Other than the fact that they don’t actually hover, these new replica boards from Mattel reportedly look indistinguishable from the ones appearing in the films Back to the Future 2 and 3. Prior to last week, the only way to get one of these was to either order a non-authorized unofficial replica prop or build one yourself.

The official boards from Mattel are currently available for pre-order from now through March 20th for $120 (plus tax and shipping). Anyone pre-ordering one of the boards will also receive a scaled-down version of the board, suited for 6″ action figures.

As a guy who just dropped $100 on a Wampa rug for his den, I’m still on the fence in regards to this one. While it’s a good looking replica, I’m thinking about waiting until 2015 for the ones that hover to arrive. ;)

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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8 thoughts on “Mattel now selling Back to the Future Hoverboards

  1. Paul says:

    I’m trying to think of a good boycott chant about this. “If it don’t hover, I ain’t a lover”. That’s all I could come up with so far.

    Seriously, though. That thing is worth $25. What are you supposed to do with it? Put it on a shelf? Thanks thing should go to the Land of Misfit toys, the hover board that doesn’t hover could join the water gun that shoots jelly.

    Get off my lawn you kids!

  2. @Paul – Yeah but Land Speeder toys didn’t hover either and a lot of us probably owned those.

    The BTTF hover board has to be the coolest officially licensed prop replica to date.

  3. Dar says:

    I don’t get it. It doesn’t have wheels obviously, so what purpose other than just haing on a wall?

    Maybe they should have added clear wheels and axles.

  4. Paul says:

    @TheSixMillionDollarJedi – Right, but I was six years old at the time. Also, I got somebody else to buy it for me.

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