SDCC ’11 | Mimoco announces new Star Wars, Hello Kitty flash drives
Mimoco, makers of designer USB flash drives featuring characters from Star Wars, DC Comics and other areas of pop culture, announced today several new characters for their Star Wars and Hello Kitty lines.
Joining the Star Wars line are Lando Calrissian, Han Solo with a Carbonite carrying case, Princes Leia disguised as bounty hunter Boushh and a reissue of Boba Fett. They join Bossk, Mimoco’s SDCC exclsuive. Check out the complete details in the press release after the jump, as well as more images.
SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2011: MIMOCO BOOSTS STORAGE CAPACITIES UP TO 64GB AND RELEASES STAR WARS™ MIMOBOT® SERIES 7 AND HELLO KITTY® BLOTZ™ MIMOBOT® USB DRIVE COLLECTIONS
New characters include Han Solo with a Carbonite carrying case, a reissue of Boba Fett, and a Hello Kitty Loves Animals mystery box BLOTz MIMOBOT assortment, all featuring free gifts with purchase.
(San Diego – July 20, 2011) – At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, Mimoco (www.mimoco.com), creator of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives, unveiled new editions of its popular Star Wars™ and Hello Kitty® collections, along with increased storage capacities across its entire flash drive product line. Previously only available in up to 16GB capacities, Mimoco now offers 32GB and 64GB versions throughout their character-based MIMOBOT flash drive assortment. Mimoco is offering exclusive limited edition products, gifts with purchase, and celebrity signings at their Comic-Con booths, #4936 in the Toy Growers Cultyard, and #2913M in the Star Wars Pavilion. All MIMOBOT® drives come pre-loaded with exclusive series-based content like wallpapers, screensavers, soundbytes and more.
The new Star Wars MIMOBOT Series 7 features a product offering based on many iconic characters from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Leading off is Han Solo MIMOBOT with Carbonite carrying case, a keychain accessory that encases Han Solo in a sculpted plastic protective block re-imagining a new use for the famous frozen intergalactic smuggler. For the first time in MIMOBOT form is Lando Calrissian, Solo’s redeemed friend who aids in his rescue and pilots the Millennium Falcon helping to destroy the Death Star. Billy Dee Williams, famous for starring as Lando, will join Mimoco for an autograph session at the Star Wars Pavilion (#2913M) on Friday at 12:00pm – 1:30pm to promote the new series. Also joining in the fight against the Galactic Empire is Princess Leia MIMOBOT, disguised as the bounty hunter Boushh, ready to save the one she loves from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt. Lastly, the fan-favorite Boba Fett has been reissued in Return of the Jedi styling, updated with a new battle-scarred suit and more intimidating scowl. These new additions join previously announced SDCC exclusive Trandoshan bounty-hunter Bossk. Each Star Wars Series 7 MIMOBOT purchased at Comic-Con comes with a free poster.
Hello Kitty Loves Animals BLOTz™ is a collection of 11 colorful Hello Kitty MIMOBOT USB flash drives presented in a blind box assortment. Each mystery box contains one surprise MIMOBOT flash drive featuring Hello Kitty dressed up as one of her favorite animals including Panda, Raccoon, Seal, Tiger, Bear, Fox, Penguin, Leopard, and more. Two of the drives, the endangered Giant Panda and White Tiger MIMOBOT designs, are extra rare and serve as chase variants. The Hello Kitty Loves Animals BLOTz collection will also be available in case-packs of nine units, packaged without any repeats, guaranteed. Those purchasing a full case of Hello Kitty Loves Animals BLOTz will also receive a free Hello Kitty Loves Animals ringer t-shirt, while supplies last. Available in 2GB capacity, the Hello Kitty Loves Animals BLOTz, like all MIMOBOT drives, are Mac and Windows compatible and come preloaded with original content.
“At our seventh consecutive exhibition at Comic-Con, we are working harder than ever to bring excitement to our awesome fans with celebrity signings, multiple exclusives, new releases, and fun gifts with purchase,” said Evan Blaustein, CEO of Mimoco. ”Packed with super-passionate pop-culture buffs, there is no better venue than Comic-Con to launch our new 2011 products.”
Mimoco is offering other previously announced Comic-Con MIMOBOT exclusives for purchase at their booths. Batman: Arkham City’s menacing Harley Quinn x MIMOBOT will be released in an edition of 800 units and is supported by an autograph signing by Tara Strong, voice of Harley Quinn in Arkham City, on Friday at 3:30pm – 5pm at Mimoco’s Cultyard booth (#4936). Also joining the MIMOBOT collection is a collaboration featuring Cosmic Debris’ heroine, Emily the Strange, which kicks off with a 500 unit People Are Strange Emily the Strange design. Rob Reger, Emily the Strange creator, will be on hand signing at Mimoco’s Cultyard booth (#4936) at 1p – 2p on Saturday. Each exclusive MIMOBOT purchased at the show will be accompanied by a free limited edition 11×17 poster that each celebrity signer will autograph on site. Other new MIMOBOT collections that are being showcased at Comic-Con include the just-released Transformers Optimus Prime and Megatron MIMOBOT devices, along with Green Lantern, Batman, tokidoki, and Mimoco’s own Core Series characters.