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Mimobot USB Flash Drives

What makes you look cooler, a tiny boring stick? Or a stick that looks like Batman? Be it the 8GB Cobra Commander or the 32GB Tomar-Re, you can relive your childhood glories while moving those files around.
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jbubriski


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How fast are the USB 3.0 versions of the drives?

theguruguys


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Wow they are proud of their artwork with those prices.

riggs42


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Jabba no botha

theguruguys


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None of the pics show them with the USB connector out, or a view showing the width of the actual sticks. If they are too rounded they may pevent themselves from being used in some applications where there is not a lot off room between the usb ports etc.

Can someone show a picture of the device plugged into a laptop or something, or perhaps a 'width' picture of the device with the USB port sticking out?

hahredux


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On the Mimobot site you see what the drives look like without the heads and how far they stick out from a computer when in use. Example: http://www.mimoco.com/mimobots/popular-culture/star-wars/stormtrooper-unmasked-mimobot/product-details/151.aspx

We have one and have no problems with it. It sticks out about as much as your average flash drive.

ThunderThighs


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hahredux wrote:On the Mimobot site you see what the drives look like without the heads and how far they stick out from a computer when in use. Example: http://www.mimoco.com/mimobots/popular-culture/star-wars/stormtrooper-unmasked-mimobot/product-details/151.aspx

We have one and have no problems with it. It sticks out about as much as your average flash drive.


Good info. Here's the pic you linked to:




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sotonin


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Way too expensive. here's one on amazon for cheaper. But the fancy design aside. way too expensive for the GB.

http://www.amazon.com/Mimoco-Superman-MIMOBOT-Flash-Drive/dp/B0075WFCS6

You can get an 8GB normal flash drive for around $9 on amazon and a 32GB for around $20 on amazon.

Pass

kerry4000


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Kinda fun but I need one small size ...like 1 or 2 Gig to store a back up of office art work to take to the printer when I order 500 copies or more. Maybe keep it in mind for next time?

tehlilone


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What's not to love from a cute usb filled with fun stuff? I own several that sit on my shelves with my other collections.

Mimoco has been selling designer collectible USB drives since 2005. The price is decent considering you'd be buying this not only for the functionality but the design as well. They're collectible drives. They have limited runs and they'll eventually retire open run designs. They also come pre-loaded with goodies such as icons, screen savers, and/or wallpapers for your computer.

Pamini


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I'd buy a Minion USB flash drive, especially if it could say "bee-do, bee-do, bee-do."

ThunderThighs


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Pamini wrote:I'd buy a Minion USB flash drive, especially if it could say "bee-do, bee-do, bee-do."


I want a little minion figure that says that sooooooo bad. I'm surprised they don't make one yet.



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jfoley1


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I can't believe The Flash didn't sell out first. I thought more people would think themselves clever for saying, "Here, use my Flash drive!"

SenorWeird


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Those Jar-Jars will likely never sell at any price.

luke975


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these would be ok for the house if you're a fan of a character. but they are a pretty expensive niche item.

I always did like yardsales.

dfunk29


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ThunderThighs wrote:I want a little minion figure that says that sooooooo bad. I'm surprised they don't make one yet.



I think we need a minion side sale TT!
I would totally buy that too!

nivram


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tehlilone wrote:What's not to love from a cute usb filled with fun stuff? I own several that sit on my shelves with my other collections.

Mimoco has been selling designer collectible USB drives since 2005. The price is decent considering you'd be buying this not only for the functionality but the design as well. They're collectible drives. They have limited runs and they'll eventually retire open run designs. They also come pre-loaded with goodies such as icons, screen savers, and/or wallpapers for your computer.



I'd gladly dispense with all the frewfraw "goodies", if they'll drop their price. Sorry, but decent quality flash drives should be less than $1/GB.

Also, unless their limited runs are in VERY limited quantities (say, less than 5000), AND numbered, AND you leave this in the packaging without ever using it, there's no collectible value.

Sorry, but I've gotten these on clearance at a much better price (like close to 50% what Woot is asking), and they were expensive at that price point. Pass.

kristiebot


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jbubriski wrote:How fast are the USB 3.0 versions of the drives?



Hi there! Customer service from Mimobot checking in!

@jbubriski: When using USB 3.0, the average read speed for is 60-80MB/s, and average write speed is ~20-30 MB/s. Hope this helps!

@theguruguys: Mimobots are collector's items, too! I've spoken with customers who have 30, 50, and even 80 Mimobots! Wow! You can check our website for pictures of Mimobots in action for reference size-wise.

@kerry400: We used to carry smaller sizes, but our customer's need for capacities increased over time. An 8GB is the perfect size for most customers -- you can have extra room for some music or a movie or two!

@tehlilone: Too cool! So fun to hear from Mimobot collectors! It's true -- Mimobots are great collector's items. Our Facebook page has a small community of people who buy, sell and trade our limited edition runs!

@Pamini & Thunderthighs: We love Minions here! We've actually received a lot of requests for a Mimobot version. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

@nivram: Our Limited edition Mimobots are in small, limited runs -- sometimes as few as 250! They're definitely a treasure and customers often buy two at a time -- one to use and one to keep!

theiking


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I always see these things for like 5 dollars on bestbuy.

In any case you can find a decent 8gb flashdrive from a good brand for about 7 or 8 bucks these days. The novelty of these drives don't warrant the insane price.

tenebris


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SenorWeird wrote:Those Jar-Jars will likely never sell at any price.



Having a Jar Jar flash drive is a security measure. No one will ever try to steal it from you.

countdown


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riggs42 wrote:Jabba no botha



Seriously. How is this not a "quality post?" I nearly pissed my pants.

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countdown wrote:Seriously. How is this now a "quality post?" I nearly pissed my pants.



Sorry, we'll get right on that...

countdown


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sotonin wrote:Way too expensive. here's one on amazon for cheaper. But the fancy design aside. way too expensive for the GB.

http://www.amazon.com/Mimoco-Superman-MIMOBOT-Flash-Drive/dp/B0075WFCS6

You can get an 8GB normal flash drive for around $9 on amazon and a 32GB for around $20 on amazon.

Pass



Those are USB 2.0, not 3.0.

countdown


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ROGETRAY wrote:Sorry, we'll get right on that...



Haha, thanks.

invisiblecrazy


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Anyone notice that the Hello Kitty ones don't have the ears drawn on the kitty faces? Are these knock-offs?


Sarcasm makes the person who uses it look ugly.
Hyperbole makes the person who uses it look taller.

kristiebot


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invisiblecrazy wrote:Anyone notice that the Hello Kitty ones don't have the ears drawn on the kitty faces? Are these knock-offs?



@invisiblecrazy: I'm Kristie, Mimobot's customer service. Definitely not! You're buying right from the manufacturer. We have a team of in-house designers who work closely with our licencors to create approved designs. Even within the Hello Kitty family, you'll find some variations between our different styles -- Nerd HK will sport different features/styles than HK Animals, which will still look different from our Sanrio anniversary style.. you get the picture!

petal


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countdown wrote:Those are USB 2.0, not 3.0.



I got the 32GB, USB 3.0 version of Cobra Commander and it was definitely NOT 3.0.