Michael J. Fox's 'Back to the Future: Part II' Hoverboard Can Be Yours—for $80,000

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The 2010s are down us, and we’re inactive waiting connected overmuch of the exertion predicted successful Back to the Future: Part II. The 1989 sci-fi sequel promised america flying cars, self-lacing shoes, and unavoidable video meetings with our bosses. (Alright, that past 1 is pretty accurate.) The astir celebrated fictional tech from the film—the Mattel Hoverboard—hasn’t been invented yet, but fans present person the accidental to ain the adjacent champion thing: the existent prop Michael J. Fox utilized successful the film. 

The hoverboard featured successful Back to the Future: Part II is 1 of hundreds of movie and tv props heading to auction connected April 22, 2023. According to Julien’s Auctions, the woody platform features the aforesaid blistery pinkish overgarment occupation and customized graphics that exemplified the '80s’ imaginativeness of futuristic design. 

 Part II (1989).

Hoverboard from 'Back to the Future: Part II' (1989). / Julien's Auctions

From the photograph it appears to person suffered immoderate deterioration and tear, which makes consciousness considering the enactment it saw successful the movie. Unlike the on-screen version, this committee doesn’t interval and can’t beryllium utilized to flight your dad’s precocious schoolhouse bully’s grandson successful a high-speed chase. The point is estimated to merchantability for betwixt $60,000 and $80,000 erstwhile it goes up for bid.

A collaboration betwixt Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies, the  “Hollywood: Classic and Contemporary” auction spans 100 years of popular culture. Other notable props hitting the auction artifact see John Travolta’s achromatic suit from Saturday Night Fever (1977), Charlie Chaplin’s bamboo cane, and Robert Downey Jr.’s helmet prototype from Iron Man (2008). Bidding volition instrumentality spot online, implicit the phone, and successful idiosyncratic crossed 2 sessions connected April 22 and April 23. You tin cheque retired the offerings and register to bid here.

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