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Last year, Nike produced a limited edition set of the self-lacing Nike MAG sneakers from Back to the Future. Now Mattel has finally announced the much anticipated release of the Hoverboard, a hovering skateboard that Marty McFly used in Back to the Future II and III.
The sneakers didn’t actually lace up automatically and this hoverboard will not hover…yet. When Nike released the limited edition sneaker run, they said the self-lacing technology wouldn’t be ready until 2015; the same is apparently true with “hover” technology.
The movie-accurate 1:1 Hoverboard replica will ship for Christmas 2012, with limited pre-order in March. Here is the official Mattel press release:
Back to the Future Hover Board: Finally! This totally awesome 1:1 replica of the hover board from the BTTF 2 and BTTF 3 films includes multiple whooshing sounds and will glide over most surfaces (does not actually “hover” – check back in 2015 for that feature). We’ll be taking orders for it March 1 – March 20, 2012, and the final product will be shipped around November/December 2012. Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don’t receive the minimum orders, won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month. (Note: Hover board does not work on water.)
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It’s that time of year again to start thinking about great gift ideas for your friends and family, it’s just easier than saying you love them isn’t it? Here is our annual list of great gift ideas for the film lover in your life.
Whatever you decide, it’s always best to choose gifts based on what you already know about the person. Take a look at our list and I’m sure you won’t go wrong, just keep the receipt in case they already went ahead and spoiled themselves. Mom, if you’re reading this, no more spark plugs OK?
Do you have your own gift idea we missed out on? Let us know in the comments below! And go:
Update: 1,500 pairs of the Mag will be auctioned on eBay, with proceeds going towards The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The auction will consist of 150 pairs being offered daily for 10 days, and will start September 8 at 8:30PM PST. All donations will be doubled as a result of a previous $50 million match given to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The Nike Mags are meticulously designed to replicate the same ones used by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II, and feature LED lights and an electroluminescent NIKE logo on the strap, rechargeable for up to 5 hours of 80′s greatness.
Watch the original teaser and previous info after the jump:
- Josh Brolin is set to star in Spike Lee’s remake of the Park Chan-wook revenge thriller Oldboy. [Deadline]
- A Back to the Future and Dukes of Hazard mashup T-Shirt design was only a matter of time. [teefury]
- Takashi Miike’s ‘Ninja Kids’ is set for a Hollywood remake, I for one am stunned. [THR]
- A real life Snakes on A Plane foiled by authorities. [latinofoxnews]
- The next James Bond movie may have a title and story, but probably not. [bleedingcool]
- Steven Spielberg and Stephen King take ‘Under the Dome’ to Showtime. [THR]
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If anyone is going to sully the good name of Back to the Future by lending its legacy to commercials, I’m glad it’s Christopher Lloyd. The man deserves all the respect in the world for providing the world of cinema with the greatest films of all time. Here he is doing what can only be described as “something they will love in Argentina” for a…it doesn’t even matter – the Delorean is there! This isn’t the first time Lloyd played the Doc, remember the DirecTV commercial? Well both are below:
It has kept me up at night for years, and after what now must be around 100 viewings, I would still wonder how the heck a high school kid and a mad scientist came to be best of friends. Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale came across this question at Mental Floss and gave us the actual origin story, I can rest now:
“For years, Marty was told that Doc Brown was dangerous, a crackpot, a lunatic. So, being a red-blooded American teenage boy, age 13 or 14, he decided to find out just why this guy was so dangerous. Marty snuck into Doc’s lab, and was fascinated by all the cool stuff that was there. When Doc found him there, he was delighted to find that Marty thought he was cool and accepted him for what he was. Both of them were the black sheep in their respective environments. Doc gave Marty a part-time job to help with experiments, tend to the lab, tend to the dog, etc. And that’s the origin of their relationship.”
It’s solved! What do we do now? Watch BTTF again of course.
This is our first look at Telltale’s upcoming Back to the Future series of 5 adventure games. The trailer doesn’t show off any game play (I don’t think) but they packed in so many subtle nods to the series you know now that the people behind this are big fans. They captured the spirit of the films with this one. Here are some details from our first post on it. (more…)
This is the complete biography of Biff Tannen you might have seen a brief moment of in Back to the Future II. The video has never been seen in it’s entirety until this weekend when it was uncovered by BTTF.com:
This never-before-seen clip is an extension of the material we briefly see on film, featuring some elaborate glimpses into Biff Tannen’s (Tom Wilson) ill-gained rise to fame and power in Hill Valley. The 3½ minute segment was digitized from an old VHS tape which had been saved by a Back to the Future fan with family connections to the film production at the time the sequels were shot in 1989-1990. To date, the following clip is not available on any other commercial collection, including the recently released 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray Disc and DVD boxed sets.
It’s Halloween this weekend and we all know what that means. Seriously though, it means it’s time to cuddle up with a bowl of candy, disable the doorbell, turn of the lights and watch some great movies and TV.
You are better off watching TV this weekend, sadly The Simpsons Halloween Special doesn’t air until next weekend (thanks whatever sport is on) but AMC will premier The Walking Dead. It’s been getting crazy praise and you can watch a fan made intro after the jump as well as the official trailer.
I usually watch The Shining on Halloween, but that’s all about to change this year. My Back to the Future Blu-ray has arrived, thus a trilogy viewing and review is in order. Check back next week for that.
As you were. (more…)
ComingSoon.net posted several clips of when Universal Studios Home Entertainment reunited the cast and filmmakers of the Academy Award-winning “Back to the Future” franchise on October 25th 2010, just in time for its landmark 25th Anniversary. The Blu-ray hit stores today, I will post a review later this week when I’m done watching them all and playing with my BTTF toys again.
In the first clip, Michael J. Fox talks about how has this film changed his life.
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