Back To The Future Hoverboard Video Review: “Let Me Show You How The Actual Hovering Works”

 

 

hoverboard

Produced by Mattel as one of their premium Matty Collector lines, the Back to the Future 2 hoverboard showed up at Comic Con this summer in a work-in-progress version. It’s now all finished, and on Monday, pre-orders will be shipping.

Below is a pretty exhaustive video review of the finished board. Perhaps the key bit comes at 12 minutes and 20 seconds:

Let me show you how the actual hovering works… it’s kind of utilising those same type of little plastic pieces that are meant to hover over carpet. If you’ve got a nice carpeted floor you can lay the hoverboard down then give it a little push and it does kind of have this little floating type look across the carpet. Now it doesn’t go very far, as you can see it does kind of get to a stop… it’s not really hovering above the ground, it’s not floating, but since it’s got the motion sensored sounds in there, every time you push it, you’ve got the little whoosh…

And carpet is key. The reviewer tried his board on a hardwood floor and scuffed it upwith a single shove. To which I can only really say:

Hey PixelDan, you bozo, those boards don’t work on hardwood.

No. Not even if you’ve got power. Try butter, maybe. Olive oil. Or Tom Cruise’s socks from Risky Business.

If you’ve already spent your $130 on this thing, yours will ship on Monday. Those who order now will be waiting until later in December.

Marvel Comics Announces ‘Divided We Stand’ Relaunch For Fall 2016

Marvel_Jigsaw

That Marvel Divided We Fall 2016 Jigsaw In Full (With A Few Missing Pieces)

Screenshot (87)

Does Justin Kucsulain Want To Be Cast As Sentry In A Marvel Movie?

CjvNjYoWUAAGdJ6

Peter Simeti Says There’s No Such Thing As “Breaking Into Comics”

Talking Comics – Jupiter’s Legacy #1, Hillbilly #1, Cryptocracy #1, Spectrum #1 & More

childhood

The Childhood Of A Leader Trailer Suggests Trouble For Game Of Thrones Liam Cunningham

unnamed

A First Look At Dark Horse’s Angel Catbird (UPDATE)

A&A_006_COVER-C_ROBERTSON

Archer & Armstrong Head For A Coulrophobic’s Nightmare… Clowntown

dr

The Marvel Divided We Fall 2016 Jigsaw – Can You Help Us Out?? (UPDATE)

preachers1e3

Preacher Gets A Second Season On AMC