...who wants to go 50/50 on this....!?
Turns out we don't have to wait till 2015 to get our hands on a real-life hoverboard... sort of.
Mattel has announced they are 'finally' releasing a Back to the Future 2 Hoverboard replica. The replica is said to be 1:1 scale and 'movie accurate'... It will be going on sale from March - March 20th and prices are still not known, but will be revealed later this month (I'm guessing they won't be cheap).
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.
...by the way, for all the suckers and morons out there... this replica Does Not Hover. Just wanted to state the obvious. I suppose we'll have to wait for 2015 after all :)