NEW UPDATE: Bob Gale visits Mattel headquarters with his Screen-used hoover boards:
BEYOND THE MARQUEE Heads “BACK” to MATTEL | BEYOND THE MARQUEE
Thanks for the update.
In the not so staged photo of the boards on the table I spy calipers. My confidence in this board being accurate just increased. If we see color matching I'll order another.
Here are some pictures posted on the Mattycollector Facebook page, some good stuff. I'd love to see one of those concept hoverboards done.
Back to the Future Hoverboard-Bob Gale at Mattel | Facebook
What do you guys think the likelyhood of seeing a Pitbull board, if the Mattel board sells well?
I don't think so
Not as iconic as the pink board.
Were there always two different sized boards? Or is one of these bigger because it has the spring hardware underneath?
I say they would do it. After the Ghostbusters PKE meter came out Matty asked what prop would we like to see next and they gave us the option of the goggles, trap, and proton pack. I'm sure Matty would do the same with BTTF stuff and see what most people would want if this sells well which I'm sure it will.
Yeah, I mean why buy the license to make one prop?
Yea I agree and I read somewhere they wouldn't be making figures anymore as planned so what else could they do with the license?
Mattel owns Hot Wheels.
There were cars in the movies too.
They've already made the cars for the most part
Yea I know the Delorean has been done over and over already. I'm sure we would see more BTTF prop stuff from them just like their GB replicas. They would just ask what we would want. After all the original Pitbull was there too, why not take advantage of it in case they decide to make one in the future.
While a Pitbull would be awesome, I honestly can't see myself buying one.
I don't know what other fun, iconic prop they could make that would generate as much hype as the hoverboard.
Not too many props from the first movie that I could see Mattel selling. Maybe the remote control for the DeLorean, or a plutonium container. Nothing really exciting.
Part II is more of a 'fun' prop movie, so the choices are greater. Maybe Griff's slugger bat, Doc's binoculars or his sleeping device, Mr. Fusion, or Marty's jacket.
From III, I'd like to see Doc's time macine and train models.
One non-prop thing I'd like to see would be either a 1:18 or 1:24 scale replica of the time machine train.
I'd be cool if they included that springy rig the "hoovering" board prop has. I could picture myself tossing the board to the floor just to see it do that bouncy effect. You know, like Marty did, the first time he rode it.
Am I the only one in awe of those pictures? I've never seen the original board so close up!! It's held up really well for it's age!!
I pre-ordered one a few days ago...I am beyond excited!
It would be cool if they made some kind of time circuit for display kinda like the one Bob Gale has himself that would light up with sounds, just an idea.
A spring mechanism to attach to the bottom would be very cool.