Marty McFly wannabes, your hoverboard awaits


The year 2015 will be here before we know it, and we’re still a long way from flying cars, skyways, and auto-drying jackets as imagined by “Back to the Future II.” It’s depressing, but there is one futuristic piece of tech from the movie that will be available soon: hoverboards.

Mattel announced at Toy Fair 2012 in New York that it will finally release a 1:1 replica of the hoverboard from “Back to the Future II” and “Back to the Future III,” and it’s set to arrive just in time for the holidays.

The “movie accurate” replica includes such details as a hole at the front of the deck where Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, ripped out the handlebar and pole and features the same neon-rrific coloring. According to Mattel’s press release, it also makes multiple whooshing noises and “glides” over most surfaces. The company didn’t provide much detail on how it glides, but one thing’s for sure: It does not work on water. Dangit!

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