Hoverboards by Mattel


Mattel is finally coming out with a Back to the Future hoverboard. Well, they might, if enough people pre-order the board which apparently is such a high-cost item to produce they need to fill a minimum amount of pre-orders before they will start production.

The hoverboard, unfortunately, doesn’t actually hover. It “glides”, which is in quotes because no one is quite sure what that means. We do know that they mean it doesn’t work on water. Which makes sense to include that verbage.”Gliding” does sound like something you’d do on water rather than down the pavement.

Real hoverboards, according to their press release below, are still in development and will be available around 2015. Needless to say, I can’t wait to start seeing some people trying to land some tricks on these “gliding” boards in some youtube videos. Hopefully there will be a lot of slam videos with them, and we can do video post titled, “Back to the Fail”.

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.)”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Featured

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 2.34.25 PM

Converse Cons Project

skatemagNovember 17, 2015

Check out the new Indestructible Hercules WAE Outdoor Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

skatemagOctober 15, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 2.35.00 PM

Group Y Presents Session featuring Bob Hurley

skatemagSeptember 9, 2015

Can a fashion statement help in wiping out the leading cause of preventable death in the country?

skatemagSeptember 8, 2015

Crap Eyewear brings the Styles

skatemagAugust 19, 2015
Slow Watches on Skateboarding

slow watches present the slow Jo 02

skatemagAugust 19, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.36.02 AM

Toms Traveler Glasses are Indestructible!

skatemagJune 30, 2015

Go Skateboarding Day New York City 2015

skatemagJune 29, 2015
Mighty Healthy Street Wear

Get Mighty Fresh For Spring with the Mighty Healthy SS15 Collection

skatemagApril 14, 2015

Skateboarding Magazine is a project by Tony Owen, Anomaly LLC Design