Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads. That’s right, Mattel announced they will be manufacturing the Back To The Future IIHover Boards to be available in time for Christmas 2012. That’s three years early!!! Great Scott, I never thought I’d see the day. Via Mattel press release:
Back to the Future Hover Board: Finally! This totally awesome 1:1 replica of the hover board from the BTTF 2 and BTTF 3 films includes multiple whooshing sounds and will glide over most surfaces (does not actually “hover” – check back in 2015 for that feature). We’ll be taking orders for it March 1 – 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. The price will be announced later this month. (Note: Hover board does not work on water.)
Well duuuuuh, any bojo knows a hover board doesn’t work on water! But the whole “whooshing sounds” slash “does not actually hover” parts do leave something to be desired. Like, I dunno — AN ACTUAL F***ING HOVER BOARD. Somebody get my Flux Capacitor. I’m about to go back in time to whip up on whichever Mattel executive who’s responsible for this.