Marty McFly's Original Hoverboard is Going on Sale

By Gerald Lynch on at

While we still live in hope that we'll all be able to one day ride to work on real, working hoverboards (a hope cruelly exploited by this hoax), you've still got a chance to own the greatest gadget in movie history. While it may not fly, Marty McFly's actual hoverboard from Back to the Future II is going up for auction.

It's among 375 original props and costumes on sale from the Prop Store, in partnership with Vue Cinemas. All items will be exhibited at the flagship Vue cinema at the Westfield shopping centre in London for two weeks from October 1st, culminating in the live auction.

Fancy hoverboards from days of future past don't come cheaply however -- experts are estimating the item will attract bids between £10,000 and £15,000. Other items up for auction include the golden ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (£15-20k) and the Terminator's leather biker costume from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (£18 - 22k). The item expected to attract the highest bids of all is an aluminium chair designed by the late H.R Giger (he of Alien fame) which was used as a concept for the movie Dune. It's expected to sell for £80,000.

It's not all that expensive though. For instance, you can pick up a crew jacket from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, expected to sell for around £80. Though, given the movie it's coming from, that may well be an 80p typo.