Yesterday, we printed a candid apology letter from Writer/Producer Bob Gale to the Back to the Future community regarding his early endorsement of Mattel's recently released hoverboard prop replicas after an outcry from the fan community over the finalized release.
Today, Gale has taken the discussion a step further to allow fans who've already purchased one of Mattel's recent hoverboard replicas—and those who are considering a purchase—to see a side-by-side comparison of two of his screen-used hoverboards along with the review sample he received last week from Mattel. By his own admission, these photos may settle some of the controversy, yet at the same time, they may start another. Regardless, fans can review the photos below and make up their own minds whether to add Mattel's commercial version to their collections.
The accompanying photos show my two boards flanking the Mattel replica.
published: Tuesday December 11th 2012