back to the future

A Cheaper Non-Hovering Hoverboard Prop That Doesn't Feel Like A Rip-Off

Back in 2012 Mattel decided to toss Back to the Future II fans a futuristic bone in the form of a hoverboard replica that looked exactly like the one Marty McFly rode in the time-travelling sequel. The one feature it lacked, of course, was the ability to actually hover. That made its $US130 price tag a little steep, but this $US49 alternative? Now we’re talking.


This Car Parade Of DeLoreans Is The Coolest Thing

A prediction about the future that I’m pretty confident in making: this picture will be the best thing to come out of St Patrick’s Day 2015. The photo, showing a line up of DeLoreans and a BTTF DeLorean caboose, was taken by BruceK and shows the DeLorean portion of the 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto.


No One Asked For A Flux Capacitor Version Of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It

It’s impossible to improve the gameplay of classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, or even Yahtzee. So how do you go about convincing people to buy more copies of a game that stays playable for decades? You re-brand it. Monopoly is already available in about a thousand different flavours, and now it’s time for Yahtzee to get upgraded as a glowing, flashing flux capacitor.


The Best Stuff At Toy Fair 2015

Once a year, toy companies from all over the world converge on New York to reveal what everyone will be fighting to buy their kids — or themselves — when the holidays roll around again. And once again we grabbed our cameras, put ourselves in the mind of a child (that was the easy part), and set out to find the most exciting new toys that will be hitting store shelves this year.


Only Time Travel Can Make This Perfect BTTF DeLorean Arrive Any Sooner

For toy car collectors who prefer their miniature rides a bit larger than just a few inches long, the Hot Wheels Elite line has been churning out some incredibly detailed models. And at Toy Fair this weekend Mattel gave everyone a sneak peek at its upcoming take on the time-travelling DeLorean from the Back to the Future films. And yes, it’s completely and utterly perfect.


Awesome Animation Is Like A Cross Between Back To The Future and Tron

Video: If this video doesn’t get you going, you’re dead inside and we can’t be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980s. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid.


6 Technologies That Have Always Been 'Just Two Years Away'

It’s almost here, guys! Flying cars! Jetpacks! Hoverboards! Or so we’ve been promised. It seems these technologies are always just two years away. At least that’s what the media keeps telling us.


Got A Leafblower? Then You've Got A Hoverboard

Hoverboards. The endlessly promised future technology, made popular by the equally fictional Marty McFly, is such an obsession with tinkerers and armchair futurists, you’d think it represented the pinnacle of human civilisation.


This Life-Sized Marty McFly Is Creeping Me Out

I can’t look away. This “realistic” life-sized Marty McFly I found on eBay is just too… creepy. The uncanny valley is definitely in full effect here.


Back To The Future's Hoverboards Were Originally Way Bigger

The hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II is one of the most iconic artifacts of 20th century futurism. But surprisingly, the hovering toys were originally envisioned to be much larger than what made it on screen. That’s according to John Bell, the visual effects art director on the classic 1989 film.