July 09, 2014

Marty McFly's Hoverboard Could Be Yours For A Mere $25,000


I've been counting down the days until 2015 because that's the year that Robert Zemeckis promised me access to hoverboard technology.  And Robert Zemeckis is nothing if not a man of his word.  But for those of you with gobs of money who have little patience or faith in the prognostication prowess of the director of Death Becomes Her, you 'll have a chance to grab one of Marty McFly's authentic boards when it goes up for auction this fall.

Vue Entertainment and Prop Store will be overseeing the largest auction of movie memorabilia ever held in the U.K., with items including the aforementioned hoverboard, Arnold Schwarzenegger's biker outfit from Terminator 2, a miniature Batmobile from Batman Forever and a Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.  These are the big ticket items, estimated to fetch anywhere between $25K-$45K.  You can also get a crew jacket from Star Wars: Episode I for around $150, if you're into that sort of thing.

I think I'll just wait it out.  According to Zemeckis we'll have invented anti-gravity, commercialized it and made it affordable and commonplace enough to appear in kids toys all in the next fifteen months.  Then again, his estimates are also going to come up over a dozen Jaws movies short.  Maybe he was including Sharknado and Sharktopus.