Friday, July 25, 2008

Hoverboard for Sale

The Mattel Hoverboard Prop that was used by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II is being auctioned off on eBay:click here
This is one of the hero Mattel Hoverboards used by Michael J. Fox in his most famous role as “Marty McFly” in the Robert Zemeckis classic 80s trilogy, Back to the Future. Two styles of Hoverboard were made for and employed in the film – lightweight boards of styrofoam construction and thick and durable wood-based props – this example is the latter, and is recognized as the best example of all wood Hoverboards to have survived the rigors of filming. The illusion of Michael J. Fox as “Marty McFly” hovering through the air was achieved with practical effects, with actors in rigged harnesses being “flown” via cranes, with special effects taking care of the rest.

Minimum bid? $30,000 - movie nostalgia doesn’t come cheap, my friends.

1 comment:

Sarah MacAdams said...

It's one of the most popular movies of all time and we all wanted a hoverboard. Admit it. You couldn't wait until they were invented.

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