While shows and video game projects are disappearing left and right, officially licensed merchandise has continued to pop up in retail locations throughout the United States. Some interesting Boba Fett items have been recently spotted – and reported on – by the teams over at Rebelscum.com and JediNews.co.uk.
Rebelscum posted earlier this week he ran across a half dozen or so Star Wars items during a visit to Pep Boys in Tampa, Fl.
Amongst his finds was a plastic Boba Fett garage stool – measuring a little under 3-feet tall and made of thick vinyl and chrome-plated legs. Pep Boy’s website describes this item as perfect for a fanboy’s garage or game room – but at an in-store price of $59.00 – it defiantly doesn’t fall in the realm of an impulse buy or random purchase.
Pep Boys is also carrying a plastic Boba Fett key chain, which comes with a plastic ring to attach keys on, and a plastic hook, which can be used to attach the helmet shaped emblem to a backpack and the likes. This item is more reasonably priced at $3.99 and can be found at select Pep Boy locations or ordered via their website.
Jedi News posted a very unique finding – window blinds, featuring a blueprint-like illustration of Slave I. The British-based company, Direct Blinds, is offering a wide array of blinds featuring iconic ships from science fiction franchises.
This item would really tie together your Geekcave, it’s a subtle but unique decoration for your collection’s room – the only thing that may stop you from ordering it immediately – is it’s price of 99 pounds.
That equals about $150 in American dollars – which doesn’t even include shipping to North America. Therefore, this is a perfect item for a collector with disposable income – for others, it’s something to bookmark until you have the money.
My wife and I opened our stocking stuffers this morning and I was ecstatic to find she got me the coolest memory drive I’ve ever seen – the Boba Fett flash drive released by MIMOCO.
When MIMOCO released its line of Star Wars flash drives, it did not take long for the Boba Fett USB device to sell out. In response to its popularity, the company released a new version of the Boba Fett MIMOBOT in its Series 7 collection.
This version of Boba Fett was inspired by his appearance in Return of the Jedi. Boba Fett is designed to look older and more battle worn. The detail in the paint job is remarkable, and when plugged into the computer, the thruster on Boba Fett’s jet pack lights up red.
In previous collections, the character’s head would simply pop off to expose the USB that connects to the computer – however, in Series 7, when the head is removed, a face of helmet wearing characters is revealed. In a brilliant touch of detail, Boba Fett’s Mandalorian helmet is removed to show his scarred face underneath.
These MIMOBOTs carry various storage capacities, ranging from 8GB to 64GB flash drives. The retail price ranges from $19.99 on the lower end, to $69.99 for the higher end memory capabilities. Standing 2.5 inches tall by 1-inch wide, the flash drive also has a one year limited warranty, and is Hi-speed.
As an added bonus, the flash drive comes pre-loaded with digital extras, including a number of Star Wars screen savers, avatars, desktop icons and wallpapers.
Companion accessories for these flash drives are Protohoodie Keychains. Made of soft fabric, and featuring a clear protective plastic window, this item protects your MIMOBOT flash drive, while keeping it accessible.
Marketed as “spacesuits” for your MIMOBOT, you can grab one of these for under $6 and they come in a variety of designs and colors.
MIMOCO also released the following product trailer, featuring some of our favorite characters, illustrated as MIMOBOTs, in Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.