The Back to the Future Hoverboard by Mattel is not a hoverboard. It's a board at best. Really, it's just a piece of chintzy pink plastic that you can buy for $120 if you're a jerk. It doesn't hover.
The bar for high tech toys was set low by this year's hell-creature Furby, which we banished to a prison dimension reserved for space criminals after our review. But at least that was exciting, in the same sense that a brain hemorrhage or chair made out of poison is exciting. The hoverboard is just a fraud. And that really hurts, because we've been looking forward to this for almost a year.