New Collectible 'Back to the Future Part II' Levitating Miniature Hoverboards to Debut at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Posted May 11 2016

Rescue, Calif. – NeoLev® Technologies, LLC today announced its latest scale miniature replicas of Back to the Future Part II’s Hoverboards are now available for pre-order on BacktotheFuture.com, with proceeds designated to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  The world’s smallest levitating Hoverboards are developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing

 

BacktotheFuture.com has once again partnered with NeoLev® for exclusive distribution of their Limited Edition Signature Series. Sporting laser-engraved signatures of actor Michael J. Fox, and filmmakers Bob Gale & Robert Zemeckis — co-creators of the Back to the Future Trilogy, the Signature Series also includes an exclusive “Glow-in-the-Dark” optional undercarriage decal for the miniature replica of Marty McFly’s Hoverboard as depicted in the 1989 sequel Back to the Future Part II.  The Signature Edition series will be strictly limited to a production quantity of 2,015 laser-engraved individually-numbered units, with 10% of the proceeds of each unit sold earmarked specifically to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

“We are honored to be working with The Michael J. Fox Foundation and TeamFox, and are especially grateful for Michael’s support on this collaboration,” stated Eric Stave, Founder and President of NeoLev® Technologies.

The NeoLev® Back to the Future Part II 1:8 Scale Hoverboard with 8” Half Pipe Base operates on the principle of magnetic repulsion. A clear acrylic base contains an anisotropic rubber magnet (aka, "track') which creates a repulsive force against the embedded anisotropic magnets in the board allowing for levitation at a height proportional to that depicted in the movie. The 3¼-inch long board (fingerboard) hovers at ½-inch! The track has a slight bend akin to a half pipe allowing the board to move forward and aft along with unique recoil characteristics when pressed down. Wheels not Included.

"NeoLev’s miniature Hoverboards continue to truly capture the spirit of what we imagined in our films," says Bob Gale, Back to the Future screenwriter and producer.

NeoLev® Technologies has consulted with Mr. Gale—as well as BacktotheFuture.com’s Stephen Clark, to ensure continued product accuracy on their latest levitating Hoverboards in a miniature scale. Fans and collectors can visit www.BacktotheFuture.com for detailed information on this and other scaled Hoverboard products from the NeoLev® line.

NeoLev®’s Limited Edition Signature Series will debut as a convention exclusive in BacktotheFuture.com’s booth at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con June 2-5, 2016.  Back to the Future talent scheduled to appear during the weekend include actors Michael J. Fox (“Marty McFly”) and Christopher Lloyd (“Doc Brown”), actress Lea Thompson (“Lorraine Baines McFly”), writer/producer Bob Gale, and author Michael Klastorin (Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History).  The BacktotheFuture.com DeLorean Time Machine will also be present for photo-ops to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. For more information on Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit www.WizardWorld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

About NeoLev Technologies
The NeoLev® Board technology uses diamagnetic levitation which is one method for magnetic suspension without the use of control devices, electromagnets, moving parts or materials requiring sub-freezing temperatures. Popular culture and science fiction enthusiasts have portrayed hovering vehicles in Hollywood movies and books, yet actual or scale models which levitate in place and move around haven’t existed for the masses—until now! NeoLev® is the first to really get fun off the ground—literally. The NeoLev® team has evolved from an inventor tinkering in his garage into a talented team of engineers, designers, social media experts, consultants, and suppliers dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of the NeoLev® Board and its technologies. For more information, visit www.NeoLevTech.com.

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to accelerating a cure for Parkinson’s disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Foundation pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program coupled with active global engagement of scientists, Parkinson’s patients, business leaders, clinical trial participants, donors and volunteers. In addition to funding more than $600 million in research to date, the Foundation has fundamentally altered the trajectory of progress toward a cure. Operating at the hub of worldwide Parkinson’s research, the Foundation forges groundbreaking collaborations with industry leaders, academic scientists and government research funders; increases the flow of participants into Parkinson’s disease clinical trials with its online tool, Fox Trial Finder; promotes Parkinson’s awareness through high-profile advocacy, events and outreach; and coordinates the grassroots involvement of thousands of Team Fox members around the world. For more information, visit www.MichaelJFox.org.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in popfi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, scifi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store, CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. The Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.

About Back to the Future Part II
Getting back was only the beginning as the most spectacular time-travel adventure ever continues in Back to the Future Part II - the sequel that proves lightning can strike twice.  Picking up precisely where they left off, Marty and Doc launch themselves to the year 2015 to fine-tune the future and inadvertently disrupt the space time continuum. Now, their only chance to fix the present is by going back to 1955 all over again before it is too late. From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg, Back to the Future Part II is part of one of the most successful trilogies ever and is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time.  For more information, visit www.BacktotheFuture.com.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal’s consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel.  This dedicated division is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television promotions.  UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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