The Hobbyshop Hero presents...
The McFLY Tribute Post
read on good people, read on......
Dutchmassive fun-fact #163 - Dream car = The 1981 Delorean (The Year I was Born)
“McFly you bozo, Those boards don't work on water" / "unless you've got Power!"
Honestly If I had a choice, Id still be the cat riding the Mattel Hover board, opposed to the diesel as F*** "Pitbul" Board.
Well I feel obligated as the self dubbed HOBBYSHOPHERO to broadcast one of my generations most sought after Items, I must also admit I kinda slacked off on reporting a Ebay Auction that just happend not too long ago with the BACK2TheFUTURE II Nike's... The Original Movie Prop, So Even tho I didnt get to that or the newly released Hyperdunk, I will post a few pictures in this post, then maybe i'll backtrack and re-touch base on those items in a more fullscale post, I must say its been A good year for McFly fans with Nike’s “Marty McFly” Hyperdunk release earlier this month, and now another very interesting auction just happened on eBay. Offer from Profiles in History, an entertainment memorabilia seller in California. The Back to the Future II Hoverboard was one of the few props created for the 1989 movie (and portion of 1990’s Back to the Future III). The starting bid was $30,000. The auction ended August 1st, with the highest bid ending at $55,000.
"957. Michael J. Fox “Marty Mcfly” hero Mattel hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II & Part III. (Universal Pictures, 1989, 1990) This is one of the hero Mattel Hoverboards used by Michael J. Fox in his most famous role as “Marty McFly” in the Robert Zemeckis classic 80s trilogy, Back to the Future. Two styles of Hoverboard were made for and employed in the film – lightweight boards of styrofoam construction and thick and durable wood-based props – this example is the latter, and is recognized as the best example of all wood Hoverboards to have survived the rigors of filming. The illusion of Michael J. Fox as “Marty McFly” hovering through the air was achieved with practical effects, with actors in rigged harnesses being “flown” via cranes, with special effects taking care of the rest.
Of the two styles of props used in the film – styrofoam and wood – the styrofoam examples in collections today have not held up as well, given the more fragile nature of the material and the abuse they endured in production. Few wood examples have survived, and the collector who obtained this specimen from the prop master chose this for his personal collection as the premiere example of those preserved following the film. It is in used but outstanding condition, and is very rare in that it is entirely complete and intact. Given the wood build and use of metal components, it looks and feels like a “real” prop. This piece has the complete fully functional and rear ballbearing-mounted footpad that rotates 360 degrees, as well as the bottom “magnet plates”. Of the two styles of stickers used for the effects, this prop has the “photoboard”-style sticker affixed. In addition, there is other textured styling and hand painting. This Hoverboard also features the hole in the top, representing where the handlebars were that “Marty” pulled off after borrowing the “toy” from the little girl in the film. $30000 - $50000" - TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE EBAY AUCTION -
Now for the HYPERDUNK & ORIGINAL SLAMBALL NIKE MOVIE PROP SHOE PICTURES