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Hoverboy/Ace was played by former child star ALEX BOOTHBY, who'd played a minor recurring role on EIGHT IS ENOUGH. As with other late 70's live action superhero shows such as SHAZAM!, SPIDERMAN, LAND OF THE LOST, and ULTRAWOMAN AND DYNAGIRL, quality and quantity of FX on the show was quite low. Action was de-emphasised over talky morality stories.

I had a copy of one episode on Betamax as late as 1990, at which time I took these pictures directly off my TV screen to prove to a friend that the show actually existed. Shortly after, the old tape finally gave out and was eaten by the VCR. I also lost the episode of THE MUPPET SHOW with Mark Hammil guest staring.

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Hoverboy in costume from series.

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Hoverboy live-action series star Alex Boothby, R.I.P.

 

TOY PICS!

"moklives" sent in these great pictures of a Hoverboy action figure from the Action Hour.

He writes, "Love your site! Hoverboy rocks! I found this puppy a couple of years ago at a garage sale just a couple blocks down from my house. Can you believe I picked it up for 50 cents?!?! Unfortunatley the Hoverpack, Hovergun, and ultra-rare Secret-Alien Scanner were no where to be found..."

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