Mattel has announced something every Back to the Future II fans have been waiting to hear – Hoverboards are here.

Before you get too excited, these hoverboards won’t hover, but they do glide… whatever that means… From looking at the bottom of this 1:1 prop replica, those hover pads look a lot like those furniture gliders I used last week when I was cleaning the house.

The bad news is there will be a limited number of boards made, and you can bet they will cost you a pretty penny for the only fact that Mattel won’t tell us how much it is going to cost.  Considering the Ghostbusters trap replica sold for $135, I expect this board to reach the same monetary proportions.

Pre-orders begin March 1, 2012, and according to Mattel, if there aren’t enough people who pre-order, the hoverboards won’t get made.  I have a feeling there will be a lot of people who pick up this bright pink look at what 2015 looks like through the eyes of studio from the 1980s.

via Mattel

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  1. February 14, 2012 at 9:30 am — Reply

    Does not work on water? This is probably for those who need a warning not to spill hot coffee in their laps.

    • ~wyntermute~
      February 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm — Reply

      Actually, if memory serves me right…. The scene where Marty’s riding the hoverboard to escape from the bullies ends when he unsuccessfully tries to “hover” over a small body of water. He just kinda floats to a stop, tries to foot-push, and then is collected by the bullies in question for requisite public humiliation… So I think it’s a “joke” warning. ^_^

      • February 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm — Reply

        I think you’re right. But I want mine to work over water:)

        • ray
          February 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm — Reply

          You need the Jesus version.

  2. Brenton8090
    February 15, 2012 at 4:51 am — Reply

    This will go great with my new lenticular hat.

  3. dqb
    February 20, 2012 at 8:34 am — Reply

    One of my alltime favorite movie quotes: “McFly! You BOJO! Hoverboards don’t work on water!” “Unless you’ve got power!”
    Hoverboards down, only portable garbage eating fusion reactors and flying cars left to go….

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