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 OK! 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 been wanting an official Mattel version of the hoverboard since I was a kid so I'm totally buying this.
Mattel will start taking pre-orders for the hoverboard from March 1st through to the 20th, and will ship the board during the 2012 Christmas season. Even if it's not the fairy tale hoverboard I dreamed about, 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]