Mattel was kind enough to let us get our hands on a preview sample of their new ‘Back to the Future II’ Hover Board prop replica so we could show you all the features before it went on sale. So we hastily shot this video to show you all the features and fun that Mattel packed into their latest prop replica offering.
Great Scott, film fans! You won’t need a flux capacitor to fulfill your density because the first ever Hoverboard prop replica from the classic Back to the Future™ trilogy is right here.
Developed in conjunction with the original films’ special effects supervisor, Michael Lantieri, prop maker/special effects expert, Mary Anne Lantieri, and the co-producer and co-writer of the trilogy, Bob Gale, and fully sanctioned by Universal Studios, this is a 1:1 scale model (measures approximately 28″ x 8″ x 3″). Our Hoverboard is based on the best features of the more than 30 slight variations of Hoverboard props used in the classic film series, and includes authentic “whooshing” sounds sampled directly from the films and a deco featuring Mattel logos just like in the films. And 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).
IMPORTANT: This item is expected to begin shipping by approximately 12/20/12 and is not guaranteed for holiday delivery. It does NOT include the mini-Hoverboard that comes only with orders placed during the March 2012 pre-order period. Those orders will begin shipping approximately 12/3/12.
Thank to Scott and the MattyCollector.com team for the opportunity to give you this early look.