Like many people of my generation, I’ve been waiting for mass-marketed hoverboards ever since Back to the Future II in 1989. Sure, Mattel has been marketing one, but though you can actually stand on it, it doesn’t hover. We’re not at that point in our technological evolution, sadly. Until we get to that point as a species, at least one of us will be able to hang our hat on the real thing. Sort of.
Memorabilia house Hollywood Parts has the actual Griff Tannen “Pit Bull” hoverboard from the Robert Zemeckis’ sequel up for auction on eBay. You may remember this particular item from the scene in 2015 when Marty McFly makes his escape from Griff and his goons. You can tell this is an extra-special conveyance before you even see it, because Griff carries it around in an impressive-looking case. Check out the “Pit Bull” in action below.
Even though it doesn’t actually hover, this is still a pretty damn cool piece of movie history. And it can be yours, so long as you have, and are willing to pay, close to $13,000 for the prop. Shipping and handling will set you back an additional $79.95.
Thirty-six inches long and made out of solid wood, with resin and metal additions, the “Pit Bull” has some “[m]inor dents and paint scratches are visible on exterior.” You have to keep in mind that the board is almost 25 years old.
If you have the spare cash to purchase this, make sure that you’re absolutely positive that this is something you really, really want. Once you drop 13 grand on this, it’s yours, because Hollywood Parts will not accept returns.