Wal-Mart is the first major U.S. retailer to capitalize on the hoverboard scooter craze. The skateboard hoverboards were made popular by artists such as rapper Wiz Khalifa who was yanked off his hoverboard and cuffed by airport security at LAX.

Wal-Mart secured the rights from American importer IO Hawk to sell hoverboard scooters stateside this Christmas.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also negotiated for the rights to sell the hoverboards, described as a "hands-free Segway," in the U.S. But his deal was struck with Chinese inventer Shane Chen, who claims he created the first version of the hoverboard scooters in China. But no one really knows who came up with the original concept.

The billionaire "Shark Tank" star told Buzzfeed he plans to sue Wal-Mart for patent infringement.

Chris Brown spotted in Cannes on a scooter

Cuban told Buzzfeed [Wal-Mart] is "in for a nightmare," if they don't cease and desist plans to sell the hoverboard scooters this Christmas.

Chen has already filed a patent lawsuit against IO Hawk.

Wal-Mart's scooters will go on sale as planned on Nov. 1st. Initially, hoverboards will be sold online only.

A quick search on eBay returned nearly 2,000 versions of the popular two wheeler hoverboards on sale as cheap as $180.

Other stars seen riding hoverboard scooters include actor Jamie Foxx, singers Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, rapper Meek Mill, and NBA star J.R. Smith.

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    • Trey

      Them things gonna be everywhere once wal-mart put them on the shelf and the price drops

    • Buttercup

      You snooze, you lose.

    • Milani

      I always think of Marty McFly zooming around when I see Hoverboard

    • SummerBaby

      I need to invent something ?

    • MookieFly

      This is so stupid. It is gonna be everywhere this Christmas season. I can't wait for all the vids of dumbasses fallin over. It's the only thing I will get out of this

    • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

      I want one, I can admit it.
      With Bluetooth & lights

    • RaginB

      They already selling in the dollar mania beauty supply store down here in the country.

    • Sonny Johnson

      A Billionaire suing a family of Billionaires over an invention that has no practical use.....Murica

    • jussaying

      both of these people need to sit down and shat up. a hoverboard this is NOT. yall holler at me when yall create the same thing marty mcfly was rocking back in 86, thank you.

    • jussaying

      GIRL WE HERE... this ain't no hoverboard.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      My clumsy ass would break a tailbone on that thing ... may get one for J though ... probably not

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
    • my view

      Won't be paying no $400-$800 for it. Now if it's really $180 then maybe...hhmmm..maybe not

    • Bootcampgirl

      Hey @s@realsandrarose:disqus ain't no way I'm paying that much money for one of these things...

    • Prettyreddbone?

      My son has one. That thing annoys the heck outta me, lol.

    • my view

      Lexus has one but it's not out yet

    • my view

      stop it

    • my view

      guess I won't be getting one now will I

    • jussaying

      :O yass.. actually pause, lmao let me stop. not like i can afford it anyway.

    • SoChlo

      Does anyone else find these things obnoxious?

    • jussaying

      could you imagine someone trying to steal it lmao.. how fast does it go. slow speed chase.

    • my view

      you paid $800 for this thing?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      lol I think Ima leave this toy alone lol

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      When I see pictures of people riding one they look off balance, like they're about to fall off.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Yes, and lazy. LOL

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      I refuse to buy one for my great nephew and nieces because they look dangerous.

    • Str8tUpMenace

      I saw this one chick trying to ride one across a busy street, while her man walked next to her, trying to help her balance. Can't imagine what would have happened if she had pissed him off, and he let her arm go. LOL

    • SpillyNillie

      Lets do it! Lord knows I could use the cash flow...

    • CaliYoruba

      It's already SOLD all over IG so what's the big deal :shrug:

    • my view

      IG people selling them things for $800 and up

    • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

      Thanks, I was looking on Amazon too
      I'll check out the Walmart prices tho

    • Bootcampgirl

      O.J. Simpson chase re-enacted..

    • my view

      I think my job might be breaking some kinda law by not giving us a lunch break on a 12hr shift

    • Bootcampgirl

      Question, how do you download the music from Prime? Where do you download it too and do I need a sep app???

    • SpillyNillie

      They are definitely not for the average person...dancers (Chris Brown) and athlete's seem to balance on them very well. I've seen them doing all kinds of tricks...

    • Bootcampgirl

      they are

    • SummerBaby

      New post

    • my view

      I thought so. But they keep saying because we are a walk in we are not required to have one

    • Queen Negus

      This is what I read about the lawsuit. Mark Cuban recently signed on with the original designer of Hoover Board. The guy and his company (google it) filed a lawsuit in Federal Court recently based on his regestired patent for the design. Dozens of Cease and Desist letters were sent out the man' s patent. How do I know all of this is bc our company is going thru the same with Cease and Desist based on our Trademarks. Also if they win, they get all the earnings from the infringements.

    • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

      That's not true

      Wayment, what's a walk in?

    • Queen Negus

      It is doesn't matter who came with the design first, what matters is who was the first to patent and trademark the Hoover Board with USPTO. Gov?
      Pls don't ban me Auntie?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Boot download amazon music app. Put in your login info and you should be able to download to you cloud... There is the amazon app (shopping) amazon music (streaming music) and amazon kindle ....

    • my view

      Urgent care....We are the new ER up here in the North East

    • Bootcampgirl

      I bet they docking your paycheck for the 1 hour that you not spending on lunch...

    • Queen Negus

      ??? I will be in emergency room explaining how I broke every bone in my body?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Your cloud stores a prime music library and your purchased music ... or even music that is already loaded to your phone ...

    • 88

      Unfortunately The federal wage and hour law, called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), doesn't require employers to provide meal or rest breaks.

    • 88

      This is just pure laziness ppl to good to walk now?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Chile my tailbone is the only thing holding my britches up cause it damn sure ain't an ass .... no thanks

    • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

      So you came to help?......

      Usually medical staff treats extra help better.
      Yall deserve a break tho

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      see it all the time in walmart on them damn riding carts .... just lazy people out here now

    • Prettyreddbone?

      Yes, I fear he may fall but my son says he feels secure. We also get alot of attention when he's using it. I hate attention so that's what really irks me. If I was a narcissist I suppose I would enjoy the attention, lol.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      they are hun

    • lil goodie

      Me daughter has been asking for one..Wal-Mart layaway!!!!!

    • Prettyreddbone?

      Oh no, his grandparents spoil him, smh.

    • Queen Negus

      I got plenty of azz and would email you some for free? No injections, my mom still has her big booty!!

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      I actually like my bone hahahaha

    • Felicia Smith

      yes im going to get everyone in the house one lol

    • JENNYJONES1

      SO TRUE AND WE ARE REALLY ABOUT TO HAVE A SOCIETY FULL OF FAT, DIABETIC KIDS!!!! SMH!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

    • TheRealLee

      This concept came out of the Back to the Future movies with Michael J. Fox. Why does Cuban feel he invented this. Greedy ass.

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Early Bird gets the worm right lol

    • SummerBaby

      I was on periscope a few weeks ago & a chick said she made 69k from Jan - now selling coconut oil. What didn't I think of that ?

    • imright

      cuz americans arent fat enough

    • maleorderside

      I live in an apartment near a highway....I have no use for this :(

    • Poochie

      They're dangerous, every fat person I've seen on them have burst their behind.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      How does that make them dangerous because "fat" people fall off as opposed to other people. What is making one group not fall off and not the other? What constitutes fat? Have any "skinny" people fallen off? If you are over the threshold by a slice of cheesecake, does that make one "fat"? Asking for a friend.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Ya think?

    • Kinggg

      Sandy it's just like riding a bike once you get the hang of it you'll love it. I was scared when mine came like I am not tryna mess up my back lmao

    • Queen Negus

      You can shop for ladies jeans real easy. You know they don't design them for big butts.!!!

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      I know lol

    • Meme81

      Mark Cuban said 'not tuh-day' Walmart. Shoot-they're trying to have every product and industry on lock.

    • Meme81

      Me too! I'm thinkin' if the Pet Rock made the cut, then I can come up with somethin'! ?

    • Meme81

      Yep, too much is never enough.

    • tiffsmith

      imobilescooter.com has layaway you just have to ask

    • Michelle

      We already do

    • Poochie

      They're too big to be on them. I'm sick of seeing obese people on them.

    • Li

      I live in Chicago and have seen these things a couple of times....they are scarey. One woman who was on it, she fell off. The other person riding the hoverboard was riding in the MIDDLE OF THE DAMN STREET WITH CARS COMING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
      I don't think this is going to be a winning mobile device....especially after a few people get killed by cars or fall off with head injuries.

      What's so bad about walking? :)

    • Li

      I can guarantee you, after seeing a couple in action, they are WORSE than skateboards. And I expect a few head injuries and maybe some deaths from cars hitting them.

    • ramosyo

      I can't wait.....I'm buying 2 I can't share with my child lol

    • Doink_Ahanahue

      Did anyone notice the imobile website just Photoshopped people on or around their scooters? No one was actually on or riding it.

      Suspect... ijs

      Case in point/

    • Noize4u

      I'll buy one at wal mart , I just gotta figure out where I'm gonna ride it now.

    • Me

      Lol, mine too!!!

    • Hello Cat Eyez

      drip...drop..."Empire" shrug

    • sunni_daze

      Well if this is true. Mine will have one.

    • Ant Hill

      does he need a step daddy?

    • chappedlippz

      Get over it.

    • Prettyreddbone?

      You made me blush

    • cheechee1x1

      The newest high theft item.

    • Bernadette Jackson

      Not in the hood. Folks will steal that faster than a 10 year old's new bike.

    • Bernadette Jackson

      Walking is for treadmills, not on the street! What are you a hood dweller who uses their feet to actually get somewhere?! Pashaw!

    • Bernadette Jackson

      The weight limit is like 220 lbs. so fat people shouldn't get on those anyway. Why buy something to break it?

    • Bernadette Jackson

      Fat people can't use this thing because there's a weight limit.

    • Bernadette Jackson

      Reading is fundamental. Cuban licensed it from the person who invented it and has a patent. Cuban says, "I'm the shark that won't be jumped, bish!"

    • imright

      im sayin if u aint fat u will b!!

    • Bernadette Jackson

      Walking is so 1915. Oh wait, there were bicycles then and rollerskates. Well...walking is for poor people (unless you get your legs cut off, which is hella sad). Oh, and walking is for rich people, when they live in nice neighborhoods with high walkability scores.

    • TheRealLee

      Reading is fundamental indeed. I should have said why he feels he has the rights to this invention when no one knows it's origin. If no one knows who came up with the original concept, he can't appropriate the invention even through licensing. Also, the popularity of this useless futurized skateboard started off with Michael J. Fox not Khalifa.

    • 88

      Since when did ppl need a bike to get around the mall or the airport?

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    • Rachel Sabbagh

      I ordered one on http://www.iglidex.com with the coupon code save50 for 50 bucks off!

    • Rachel Sabbagh

      Gh