Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life Hoverboard Looks Like

By Casey Chan on at

The official Mattel Back to the Future hoverboard is here and it looks exactly like it did in Back to the Future II: happy neon pink retro future glory. All the details are there — the hole where Marty ripped off the pole, the foot strap and the graphics — but it doesn't actually hover. No matter, this is your childhood dreams in a toy.

Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life Hoverboard Looks Like

Those two pods are only good for gliding but the middle pack is where you put the batteries in to activate the "whooshing" sound effects.
Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life Hoverboard Looks Like

The detail is pretty lovely. Just as I remembered.
Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life Hoverboard Looks Like

It's about the size of a typical skateboard.
Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life Hoverboard Looks Like

You have 3 more years before I demand a hovering version, Mattel.
Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life Hoverboard Looks Like

In the mean time, I made it look like it hovered. The magic of the pictures!
Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life Hoverboard Looks Like

Velcro footpad. In 2015, velcro is still cool.