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REVIEW: Green Lantern MIMOBOTS

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Background

Last week, Mimoco released a new MIMOBOT designer USB flash drive series. Alongside DC Comics, they introduced the Green Lantern MIMOBOT line. The series consists of four new Green Lantern inspired designer USB flash drives (2GB to 16GB), including Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Sinestro and Tomar-Re.

And since we don't know much about these characters, we'll let Mimoco describe them.

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Hal Jordan
Though once just a mortal Earth-bound test pilot, Hal Jordan came to be the most powerful member of the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

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Kilowog
Okay, so this towering hulk of a Green Lantern Corps member is no looker, but he was a super-smart geneticist on his home planet of Bolovax Vik. Looks vs. Brains... you can't have everything.

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Sinestro
Sinestro MIMOBOT's sneering visage is flushed a permanent rage-filled purple since being exiled by the Green Lantern Corps... hey, take a breath already, buddy!

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Tomar-Re
"Hey, Beak-face! Thanks... thanks for protecting the universe... and all my documents, music and pics! I love you." That's what you'll say to Tomar-Re MIMOBOT whenever you need to transport your data.

The Facts



Green Lantern MIMOBOTS
Series: DC Comics MIMOBOTS
Manufacturer: Mimoco
Material: Plastic body with USB Flash Drive inside (2GB to 16GB)
Dimensions: About 2.25” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Sinestro, and Tomar-Re
Accessories: Pre-loaded digital content, including desktop wallpapers, icons, avatars, and screensavers; protoHoodie (purchased separately)

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Packaging

This is the first time that we've reviewed Mimoco's new packaging (I say new, even though it's been around for a while). The MIMOBOT is packaged inside of dual plastic trays, which is within a special Green Lantern designed box. The box features a MIMOBOT shaped plastic window on the front and a square plastic window on the rear.

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Our Opinion

With the Green Lantern film slated to be released on June 17th 2011, you're beginning to see companies releasing their movie-inspired toy lines. While these aren't specifically designed to be based on the film, it's not a coincidence that they're being released when they are.

It's difficult to hear the phrase “designer USB flash drive” and not immediately think of MIMOBOTS. Mimoco has always had a grasp on that market, working with artists in the designer scene as well as acquiring some big time licenses. And I'd have to say that this is a pretty big license.

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The artwork on the four Green Lantern characters is done in the same stylized fashion as previous MIMOBOT series (Batman, Star Wars). There are three different head styles used – Hal Jordan and Sinestro have the regular, rounded head cap; Tomar-Re has big, pointy ears to the side; Kilowog has little ears sticking up at the top.

Even though the three Green Lantern characters appear to have the same body design, if you look closely you'll see that each one is unique. One thing that Hal Jordan, Kilowog and Tomar-Re do have the same is the green LED light on their rear ends. Sinestro has a yellow light back there.

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And while I don't consider myself a huge Green Lantern fan, I really like this series. MIMOCO has really elevated their game over the past few years by adding new head cap designs, increasing memory, and giving us sleek designs.

The Green Lantern MIMOBOTS come pre-loaded with wallpapers, icons, avatars and screensavers showcasing this MIMOBOT series. They're available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities.

OVERALL: If you like DC Comics characters – especially the Green Lantern – there really shouldn't be any other flash drive holding your important files.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Mimoco: 2GB - $22.95; 4GB - $27.95; 8GB - $44.95; 16GB - $59.95
     protoHoodies Keychain Accessory - $5.95 ea.

Green Lantern MIMOBOT Grades

Figure Quality: 9/10
   Sculpt: 9/10
   Paint: 9/10
Accessories/Outfit: N/A
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 9/10

Overall: 9.3/10
     Hal Jordan: 9.2/10
     Kilowog: 9.3/10

     Sinestro: 9.0/10
     Tomar-Re: 9.3/10

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