Great Scott! You could now own the Hoverboard, if you have $26,000 lying around.
Earlier this year, a video of celebrities riding a “real” working version of the “hoverboard” from “Back to the Future Part II” debuted on the Internet. But the real flying skateboard, Marty McFly’s prop in the 1989 film, is up for sale.
USA Today reports that the hoverboard which actor Michael J. Fox rode in the “Back to the Future” sequel will be up for auction in October and could sell for as much as $26,000. The hoverboard, as well as 375 other props from other movies, will be part of a live auction in London on October 1 held by Prop Store and Vue Entertainment.
Prop Store project manager Sian Anderson said that the hoverboard is made of wood and features a “rare ball-bearing spinning footpad.”
However, the hoverboard does not actually fly like Marty McFly’s did. But if you want to cruise around on a flying skateboard, one company, HUVr, made that possible as seen in a March YouTube video.
HUVr, a company that begin in 2010 at the MIT Physics Graduate Program, said its team “consists of materials science, electricity [and] magnetism experts who’ve solved an important part of one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity.”
HUVr said its boards are “super solid” and can “turn on a dime.” The boards, however, are not for sale and are just an invention “to fund ongoing R&D.”
“The HUVr board team ultimately aims to improve the efficiency, speed and sustainability of mass transportation,” the company’s website said.
The company did release a video demonstration of the creation starring Tony Hawk, Moby, Terrelle Owens, Schoolboy Q, and Agnes Bruckner riding HUVr Boards in downtown Los Angeles.
Other items for sale in the hoverboard auction include a golden ticket from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biker outfit from “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” and Captain Nemo’s Nautilus car from “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”