MIMOBOT® Brings "A New Hope" To USB Ports Everywhere
April 7, 2010


STAR WARS™MIMOBOT Series 5 collection of designer USB flash drives features R2-D2, Jawa, multiple Stormtroopers and a fan-voted Obi-Wan Kenobi


Boston, MA – April 6, 2010 Designer USB flash drive pioneer Mimoco is excited to unveil its newest line of STAR WARS MIMOBOT designer flash drives. Devoted to the film that started it all – STAR WARS: Episode IV A New Hope – the latest series of classic characters immortalized as USB flash drives includes astromech droid extraordinaireR2-D2 and the shooting-impaired Stormtrooper – both back by popular demand from the original STAR WARS MIMOBOT series. Two newcomers also join the 2010 series, including that scavenger of the desert, the Jawa, and the fan selection from the first-ever STAR WARS MIMOBOT Audience Choice poll – Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The completely redesigned Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT features a removable helmet revealing either Luke Skywalker or Han Solo borrowed" uniforms provided perfect cover for the young heroes during the daring Death Star rescue, these Stormtrooper USB flash drives provide up to 16GB of "armored" protection for your digital life.Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT will be offered as a blind assortment character, with a 50% chance of uncovering either Luke or Han when the MIMOBOT helmet cap is removed. beneath. Just as their " (Here’s a hint: Luke is the one who’s "a little short for a Stormtrooper").

Also back by popular demand is R2-D2, the astromech droid favored by two generations of Skywalker. The re-imagining of the fan-favorite character is even more detailed than the original Artoo MIMOBOT USB flash drive, thanks to improvements in Mimoco’s "space-age" cap design technology. One of only four major characters to appear in all six STAR WARS films, the plucky little droid was instrumental in helping transport plans of the original Death Star to the Rebel fleet at Yavin IV. This loyal R2-D2 USB companion will gladly transport and protect any other vital data he receives, with no need for a restraining bolt.

A pair of brown robe-clad inhabitants of Tatooine, Jawa and Obi-Wan are the newest characters to join the MIMOBOT collection.Jawas – the techno-scavengers who nearly fried dear Artoo – know good electronics when they see them.


Star Wars MIMOBOT Series 5 Video! from MIMOBOT & mimoZine on Vimeo.

Coming in at the rear but always leading his troops, Obi-Wan joins the collection via the first STAR WARS MIMOBOT community vote. The classic Obi-Wan Kenobi (as performed by Sir Alec Guiness) narrowly beat out an Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot as the Audience Choice favorite. Greedo and a Tusken Raider (AKA a Sand Person) too were defeated by the wise and powerful Jedi Knight,Obi-Wan MIMOBOT USB flash drive.  who can now store data as the

MIMOBOT designer USB flash drives are available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB memory capacities ($29.95, $39.95, $59.95, $89.95 respectfully) and are bundled with preloaded digital extras to enrich one’s personal desktop experience. STAR WARS MIMOBOT Series 5 includes exclusive STAR WARS-themed wallpapers, screensavers, icons, and avatars. MimoByte™ sound software rounds out the desktop suite and plays character-specific STAR WARS sound clips from the film’s master audio tracks.




Mimoco was founded in 2005, and has been changing the way people think about USB flash drives ever since.  With characters ranging from original and community designs to crossovers with pop-culture newcomers tokidoki, FriendsWithYou, and iconic behemoths like STAR WARS and Hello Kitty, MIMOBOT is on the cutting edge in the movement to combine pop art and consumer electronics.  For more information on Mimoco, including a full list of MIMOBOT characters and outposts, visit mimoco.com.


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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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