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Back to the Future Hoverboard

It's About Time: 3 Steps Closer to Back to the Future II

We've seen film magic turn into reality before — remember, the tablet was first seen on Star Trek! Now for those who daydreamed of a life as cool as Marty McFly's as a kid, your turn has come. During this week's New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced plans to produce the pink hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II.

OK, there's no actual air hovering that will occur, but it's a 1:1 replica that will glide over most surfaces and make whooshing noises. Mattel will take pre-orders from March 1-20 for the hoverboard, expected to ship in the 2012 holiday season. There's a bit of a catch: Mattel needs you to get your fellow superfans to pre-order the product to bring it to production. As they say, "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."

It's up to you mini-McFlys to make the hoverboard a reality! The hoverboard, though, is just one of the products that can have you living like Marty; follow the break to see what else can get you Back to the Future.

Other iconic props from the film series can also be yours. The DeLorean Motor Company is bringing back the pull-up door car in 2013 when they team up with electric car Epic EV to manufacture an electric DeLorean. Additionally, the self-tying laced sneakers Marty rocked, the Nike Air Mags, were up for grabs on eBay last year. Only 1,500 of the futuristic shoes were auctioned off for charity, making them perhaps more elusive than ever for superfans who didn't have a winning bid.

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