You Could Own a Hoverboard

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One of the most popular pieces of future tech from Back to the Future Part II is the hoverboard.

For years, it was rumored that Matel has a working hoverboard but wouldn’t release it to the public.  That was an urban rumor started by a comment made by Robert Zemeckis during pre-publicity for the film, but it stuck.

Now fans may finally get a chance to own a hoverboard from the film.  Though you may be disappointed to learn the hoverboard won’t hover like Marty’s did in the film.

According to Toy Fair, Matel will release a limited edition series of the toy later this year.   The hoverboards will be ”movie accurate” and will “glide on most surfaces”.    It will even include a hole where Marty rips off handlebars.

The limited edition item will be available for pre-order from March 1-20, and will be shipped in time for the holiday season later this year. A price has yet to be confirmed for the boards.

“Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production,” Mattel said in a press release. “If we don’t receive the minimum orders, we won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month.”

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