Do These Powerlaces Match My Hoverboard?

Hadley Freeman over at The Guardian has declared that Back to the Future is this season's big fashion trend. Which makes complete sense, right? It's almost the year 2015—the very year that Marty visits in the BTTF sequel—so bring on those Nike powerlaces and hoverboard-friendly sneakers! Or not. » 3/13/14 5:02pm 3/13/14 5:02pm

Is This the Closest We'll Ever Get To Seeing a Back to the Future

Everyone wants a hoverboard. Everyone. Don't even try to disagree. But while you can buy a lame-o, non-working Back to the Future-style 'board, it's just not the real thing. Crazy optimists can hold out hope for 2015, but in the meantime, this clever little picture by François Dourlen is probably the best we can do. » 4/27/13 1:30pm 4/27/13 1:30pm

You Can Pre-Order the Back to the Future Hoverboard Right Now

If you missed ordering it earlier this year, you can pre-order the official Mattel Back to the Future hoverboard right now at MattyCollector.com. Plop down a $130 and you'll get the 1:1 scale model that's fully sanctioned by the movies. It's the real deal. » 12/03/12 12:00pm 12/03/12 12:00pm

The Navy Had a Hoverboard Waaaay Before Marty McFly

If you think Back To the Future 2 was the first time the world was introduced to the concept of hoverboards, think again. As far back as 1955 the U.S. Navy was demonstrating its own hoverboard concept, but unfortunately it wasn't as slick as Hollywood had envisioned them to be. » 5/15/12 8:00pm 5/15/12 8:00pm

Our Only Hope For a BTTF Hoverboard That Actually Hovers

When we first saw Mattel's official Back to the Future II hoverboard, the whole world exclaimed: FINALLY! Then we found out it doesn't really hover. Well today, my friends, we're one step closer to a people-lead, hoverboard-inventing revolution. » 2/23/12 3:40pm 2/23/12 3:40pm

Physicists Figure Out How To Cause Levitation; Hoverboards Imminent

If there was a cooler movie prop in my childhood than the hoverboard from Back to the Future, Part II, I don't know what it was. That hoverboard made me really, really want to be living in the year 2015. And while as I got older my pragmatism and cynicism lead me to believe we would definitely not have hoverboards by… » 8/06/07 3:45pm 8/06/07 3:45pm