Mimobots are happy, memory-loving creatures who hail from the planet Blõôh in galaxy 4210 where a massive memory-loss epidemic is spreading. To find a cure they have enlisted the help of humans by creating mimobots clones and 'flashporting' (transporting) these clones to Earth on a memory recovery mission. In a symbiosis of sorts, humans using mimobot clones to store personal data on the clone's internal flash memory, send vital 'memergy' back to Blõôh. With the help of RALF computer, this memory transfer is the mimobot's only hope to help cure their collective amnesia and save them from the dreadful fate that lay before them.

Not really toys, but interesting collectibles nonetheless. Mimico succeeded in combining art & design with a 'boring' thing like an USB stick. This resulted in an interesting blend of designer (action) figures with a usefull item attached to it. Since 2005, Boston-based design house Mimoco has fused the art of contemporary characters with the functionality of personal data storage devices making its name known in both the pop-culture driven Art Toy underground and the savvy high-tech 'tronic world. The MIMOBOT range is available in several crossover flavors, such as Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Halo, and Japan's Domo and our MIMOBOT Artist Series has functioned as a canvas for pop-artists like Gary Baseman, Jon Burgerman, and Simone Legno amongst other fresh designer toy, street art, and urban cultured talent.

Original MIMOBOT characters

Cosmos & Go (Core Series), released July - November 2005 - Protobot0, Protobot1, Isadore, Jolibear, Vera, Magma, Galaxor, Ta2b designed by contributing artist Yahid Rodriguez (Mexico). Core Series 2, released July 2007 - Fairybit Fairybot, Galacula, Gigglebyte, Pupstar, Psy & Ptry (the Clops Bros.), RayD8, Swirl, and Owsley Owlbert designed by contributing artist Dino Alberto (NYC).

In partnership with Lucasfilm, the first series of Star Wars mimobots includes Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and an Imperial Stormtrooper. Star Wars Mimobot Series 2 includes Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Series 3 includes C-3PO, Wicket the Ewok, Darth Sidious, and the Emperor's Royal Guard.

There has also been a series modeled on the popular Xbox video game Halo, featuring Master Chief as well as a red and a blue Spartan. Domo Kun has a MIMOBOT series, as well as Happy Tree Friends with Giggles, Flippy, and The Mole.

Website: www.mimoco.com

Mimobot value

What's it worth? Take a look at this Mimobot price guide: sold listings for a value indication.

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