First, the Back to the Future Nike Mags came out. Now, Mattel has announced that it'll be making the pink hoverboard Marty McFly made infamous in Back to the Future II. My life is complete. Well, almost.
The Mattel hoverboard doesn't actually hover as it's only a 1:1 replica of the movie version but that's okay! It's still a must have piece for any BTTF fan. The ad for the BTTF hoverboard at Toy Fair claims its "movie accurate" (there's a hole where Marty ripped off the pole) and can "glide over most surfaces" (though it doesn't work on water, heh). I've previously held out on buying unofficial hoverboard replicas because I was waiting for Mattel to come out with an official version. Now that it's finally here, I'm beyond excited.
Mattel will start taking pre-orders for the hoverboard from March 1st through the 20th and will ship the board during the 2012 holiday season. Even if it's not the fairy tale floating hoverboard I dreamed about as a kid, I'm all in on this. But what gives me a bit of pause is this part of Mattel's press release:
Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don't receive the minimum orders, won't go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month.
I expect every self respecting BTTF fan to buy a hoverboard to make sure it happens. Don't ruin it for me! Pre-orders will be taken on MattyCollector.com. We'll update you when we find out the price. [ToyArk via SlashGear]