The color seems different, but the pattern is correct. It's an elongated honeycomb pattern and it was the first version that the maker did. The later ones had a holographic material.
I can't wait to hear the sound effects and all.
I also don't know if the maker had earlier boards with different material. Maybe Frosty has one of those. I just know that there are ones after mine that used another material, a sort of holographic stuff that was nothing like the screen-used boards.
I have to agree with General Frosty on this one as i was lucky to get one of BTTF123'S lenticular boards a few years back when he only made a limited run and he still shipped worldwide,the material was ment to be the same as used on the movie boards and to this day i have not seen one better
Now that I'm looking at it more and more, I'm not liking it as much. I'll probably get the Hoverboard.org.uk board or something.
I recently got one of the UK hover boards because I didn't like the foam construction of the BTTF123 board. But I had no idea the lenticular sheet was so rare. I took another pic because I realize it looks totally different depending on the light, but it definitely looks like the Icons stuff on other people's boards. I remember these were limited.
I'm thinking about taking down my junkyard sale now. Maybe I'll make a hybrid board using my UK board and parts with the lenticular sheet of the BTTF board.
I've just seen this thread, got to agree that the prototype pics look truly awful.
ps. i'll be offering "hero" hoverboard's soon
The board on the right looks like mine. Mine has the ICONS parts on the bottom.
There is some debate on the actual shade of color on the original lenticular, and no on knows 100% for sure.
In any case, I don't see Matty doing these with the lenticular at all.
By the way: this is what the lenticular should look like, to be accurate. It's the pattern of the stunt board, but the hero board should have the same pattern, just lenticular. You see: it's not really honeycambs.
The Icons stuff is the correct pattern. It's highly recognizable because they used to put that same pattern all over notebooks, bookmarks, etc. in the 80's and 90's. Trust me. Trying to compare it to a photograph or scan is moot because the nature of lenticular patterns is that there are several overlapping images with a prismatic lens sheet over them. So only certain parts of the image are visible depending on the angle of view, which gives it the "illusion" of being three dimensional.
What you have there is a bizarre mish mosh of several of the interwoven images.
That looks pretty good. It's the same elongated honeycomb pattern as the Icons.
One of the many delights - and headaches of this prop is nailing down all those little details! So many versions of this prop were made, even choosing color sometimes makes you scratch your head with options.
That photograph (or scan) you posted DOES have the honeycomb cells. Look at each cell. The outer wall is the squashed honeycomb shape. Inside each cell there are 2 little white balls that are reflections from two other angles in the prism. Just look at the image and screen cap that Mike just posted. Those look completely different as well from the photo you posted. But they are ALL the same honeycomb pattern sheet.
I'm curious what you think of the material that Mike just posted?
still looks aweful.
I wonder if they will produce these with the handle bars, the way they were suppose to be.
Can anyone tell if the neon and green strips on there are velcro? Like the original?
I think what's really killing it is the footpad.
Funny, the sign below the board
Anyway, without knowing how that photograph was taken, here is how you can duplicate it (desaturated so as not to be distracted by the color)
There is a honeycomb shaped wall, a white highlight in the bottom, and two distinct light sources visible within the cell (obviously, if I was using bigger light sources and not my desk lamp, those reflections would be bigger as would the highlight on the bottom.
Or here's another one at a longer lens