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.
“The theme of our eighth anniversary is friendship and this is clear in the redesign of the Chewbacca MIMOBOT. Fans will remember that in The Empire Strikes Back, Chewie saves C-‐3PO and carries him until proper repairs can be made Furthermore we look forward to growing the bond that Mimoco has made with Lucasfilm over the years and for years to come. We’re proud to bring back Chewbacca after all these years first as a Star Wars collector’s item to help celebrate our eighth anniversary together with fans and friends.”Evan Blaustein, CEO, Mimoco
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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