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Well...this is really real. Mattel will be taking pre-orders for the Back to the Future Hoverboard Prop Replica from March 1st through March 20th 2012. I guess production all depends on the number of pre-orders received (how couldn't they fulfill whatever quota Mattel has set?). No pricing details revealed yet, except that it will be a "high-cost item". Check out the Mattel press release below.
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.)