If your child has penned one of those unrealistic Christmas lists with seemingly unattainable items like a two-headed dog, a gold dirt bike and a new dad, don’t burn it right away because there might be real stuff in there despite how crazy some of it sounds.

One such item to keep an eye out for is a hoverboard, the radical flying skateboard made famous by the Back To The Future movies.  Don’t get too excited—the “hoverboards” coveted by today’s kids don’t actually hover and resemble a Segway without the vertical stick thing.

They’ve become a hot item among douchey celebs and when douchey celebs make an item hot, competition among money-hungry manufactures reaches a fever pitch. To investigate the rise in these poor excuses for futuristic toys, Jessica Williams reached out to the two biggest “hoverboard” companies and found an unsurprising amount of bickering between them. Unsatisfied with the direction these companies are headed, Williams set out to find a board that actually hovers with the help of a certain ‘Doc’...