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Mattel finally makes 'working' BTTF Hoverboard

February 14, 2012 6:42pm
Fans of the "Back to the Future" movie series may want to save up for this memento: a full-scale replica of the hoverboard used by hero Marty McFly.
 
The hoverboard, to be made by toy giant Mattel, does not actually hover but comes close to it with multiple whooshing sounds, MattyCollector.com reported.
 
It also said the closest the hoverboard will get to hovering is gliding over most surfaces.
 
"We'll be taking orders for it March 1 to March 20, 2012, and the final product will be shipped around November/December 2012. 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," it said.
 
Tech site Slashgear said the hoverboard first appeared in the science fiction comedy action movie "Back to the Future: Part II" with Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
 
It was depicted as a push-scooter-like toy that became a hovering skateboard.
 
Slashgear said the toy will be “movie accurate” but will not float over the ground like the film quite yet. — TJD, GMA News



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