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May the 4th be with you!  No, I’m not typing with a lisp, this is a very important day.  This is the one day of the year-with the exception of conventions, the Star Wars weekends at Disney world, free comic book day, etc etc etc-that you are not only allowed, but encouraged, to celebrate Star Wars in all of its fantastic glory.

Last year we released a limited run (only 504 units were made) variant of our classic Darth Maul MIMOBOT.  This time with a hood!  We were so excited that we broke out our finest bottle of blue milk and had a party in the office.

This year we’re celebrating by releasing a limited-edition MIMOBOT version of R2-A6.  Have you ever had a lucky charm?  Maybe a rabbit’s foot?  A silver dollar your grandfather gave you?  How about an R2 unit?  If you answered yes to that last question then you’re either the world’s greatest Star Wars collector or you’re Ric Olie.  Ric Olie was the commander of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps who spent most of his time flying the Royal Starship which is a pretty lucky gig. Not only that, but R2-A6 joined him in the Naboo Crisis (Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace) and helped in the defeat of the Trade Federation.  So don’t be so quick to knock superstitions unless you want a pissed off green R2 unit whistling and beeping your ear off.  We’ll be raffling off a 32GB R2-A6 MIMOBOT at the Super 7 Store’s May the 4th celebration.

Help me

There are plenty of other fun Star Wars things going on all over the world for all the fans who have had the franchise in their hearts for most of their lives, but there’s one event specifically for the people who have never even seen a Star War.  Change.org in association with Lucasfilm and Mashable.com are hosting a screening of A New Hope in San Francisco strictly for Star Wars virgins.  Lucasfilm’s brand communications manager Pablo Hidalgo will be there to answer the boundless questions that are sure to come from the crowd. Mimoco also provide a bunch of MIMOBOT drives to help the newbies retain those memories.  It’s hard to imagine that there are people who don’t know this movie practically word for word but they do exist.  Help them Change.org.  You’re their only hope.

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Get me!

R2-A6 is known as a good-luck charm to the Royal Naboo Security Forces and now, in MIMOBOT form and function, can be a positive omen for your data storage. The droid’s green and white color scheme is derivative in design and function of fellow mechanically-versed droid, R2-D2. Just as a proper astromech droid would be expected to perform, R2-A6 MIMOBOT allows documents, music, photos, and data to be shared, transported, and collected for its master. Just don’t expect it to repair a starfighter malfunction in our earthbound orbit!

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Read more from the official press release.

(BOSTON, MA—May 4, 2013) — Mimoco (www.mimoco.com), makers of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives, in collaboration with Lucasfilm and in honor of the Star Wars fan favorite holiday May the Fourth Be With You, announce the R2-A6 MIMOBOT®. R2-A6, an astromech droid in the same family as R2-D2, is translated in the MIMOBOT’s stylistically illustrated flash drive form. Available in up to 128GB and USB 3.0 capabilities, the drive comes in a run of 1,000 limited edition hand-numbered units. The R2-A6 MIMOBOT drive also comes preloaded with bonus Mimory® and the MimoDesk® personalization suite of wallpapers, icons, and avatars.

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