It can help you evade goons and save damsels in distress across three centuries, but it won’t go for less than $25,000 at auction. The hoverboard prop used by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II is one of hundreds of Hollywood props up for bids in what’s been called the largest auction of its kind in U.K. history.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, the auction is being brought to us by Prop Store and Vue Entertainment, and will feature over 300 items from some of your favorite films, and across various price points. If $25,000 (or £15,000 if you’re in Britain) is too rich for your blood, then maybe you’d like to pick up Scaramanga’s shirt worn by Christopher Lee in The Man With Golden Gun for £7,000, or if you’re a real cheapskate you can get a Phantom Menace crew jacket for £80.
Hoverboards not your thing, then you can spend the same money for a golden ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Or, if you have a few more bucks to spend, you can get a mini Batmobile from Batman Forever or Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s leather biker suit from Terminator 2: Judgment Day for between £20-25,000. But that’s still not high-end enough for you, you can spend £60,000 on Captain Nemo’s automobile from The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Of course, that might all be a little rich for many of us given the economy, so if window shopping’s more your thing, you can see many of the items up for auction at the Vue Westfield cinema in London from October 1 to 16, with the auction taking place at the end of the day on October 16. So you have some time to save up if you want something more substantive than a Phantom Menace jacket.
For the record, there were two different hoverboards used in Back to the Future Part II, one wooden and one styrofoam. Presumably the wooden one will be the hoverboard being auctioned off, at least for 25 Gs I hope it’s the wooden one. By the way, this is a good time to point out that next year is 2015, the year in which Back to the Future Part II takes place in. Where’s our real hoverboards dammit?! You’ve got six months to get that $#!% into toy stores Mattel.
Vue Entertainment and the Prop Store will be releasing a full catalog of offerings for the auction some time in September.
Source: The Mary Sue