Back in 2005, Mimoco launched at the famed San Diego Comic-Con International. Now, eight years later, the Boston-based makers of cool, pop culture-inspired USB flash drives that are not only functional storage devices, but sought-after collectibles, are returning to SDCC with some rockin' goods. As they continue to unveil eight limited-edition drives to celebrate their birthday, they've announced a new version of that famous Wookiee, CHEWBACCA, as a SDCC '13 Exclusive. But Chewy's not coming alone... he's bringing a Golden Protocol Droid as a friend...
This week's Series 9 reveal is a redesign of the STAR WARS x MIMOBOT Series 1 CHEWBACCA... decked out with a disassembled C-3PO on his back, just as we saw him in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK after having the misfortune of crossing those pesky Ugnaughts in Cloud City.
While Mimoco hit The Rock Father with word that these will be limited to just 1,000 pieces, they are making a few available on their website prior to Comic-Con. To get in on the action, check 'em out here. Otherwise, you'll have to snag one at the Mimoco Booths in the Toy Grower Section (#5338) or in the Star Wars Pavillion, July 17-21 at Comic-Con International.
Psst! Wanna win a STAR WARS MIMOBOT? Stay tuned to The Rock Father in the days ahead... The Force just might be strong with you!
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About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality and Commentator.
He serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), has made guest appearances as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew, was featured in the Father's Day issue of Lake County Magazine, and is a former contributor to Chicago Parent.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.
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