Back to the Future fans let out a collective squeal of glee last month when it was announced that Mattel would be manufacturing real hoverboards…followed by a collective moan of disappointment when it was confirmed that no, Mattel has not actually created antigravity hovering technology just yet. Still, the replica boards are movie accurate and will make a very cool addition to any fan’s collection. Well, any fans that have $120 to drop on the prop, that is. If you’re on the fence about ordering and want to know what exactly you’ll get for your money, check out this behind-the-scenes look at how Mattel is creating their hoverboard replicas.
So, it doesn’t hover but it does “glide.” More specifically, Mattel explains that “although full hovering technology isn’t expected until 2015, be assured your Hoverboard will gently glide over most level surfaces (it will not, however, work on water).” I suppose that will have to do until somebody cracks mass effect technology.
If you’re itching to get your hands on a hoverboard, you’ll need to act fast. They’re available for pre-order from now until March 20th over at MattyCollector.com. Seriously, though, somebody needs to get busy with this whole hover-tech thing. We’ve only got three years until 2015. At the very least I want a functional Mr. Fusion by then.