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Stormtroopers on Parade

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Rose Parade - Stormtroopers

When you wake up at 4:30am to go to a parade, your mind is bound to go a bit crazy. When the mind struggles to put together a thought, it often grabs the first it can find and holds it in an iron vise. In d's case, this thought was the Star Wars opening theme song, which she blurted out repeatedly while sitting in the stands, waiting for the sun to rise. I joked with her that the first band to walk through would play that song, further cementing it in my mind.

We didn't know that George Lucas was the Grand Marshal...

501st Stormtrooper Legion. Ewok float. Grambling State Marching Band, aka "The Best Band in the Galaxy" in Imperial and Twilek garb. Naboo Palace float with multiple Amidalas. Anakin. Maul. And more -- I did my best to document it all.

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There was much more to the parade than just Star Wars, but it was a fun touch, as was the weirdness of seeing George Lucas and Darth Vader stroll out to mid-field to do the coin toss for the Rose Bowl.

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Mimoco Star Wars

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I'm a sucker for mimobots -- designer flash drives -- even if I own none so far.  How many flash drives out there come with their own hoodie? I've biding my time for over a year now just waiting for just the right design. I really wanted Magma, but it was a bit too expensive for me at the time and, alas, the limited series is now forever out of stock.

Mimoco has announced they are selling out the Star Wars franchise, which is guaranteed to get me to irrationally ignore pricing and make me spend, spend, spend. So far they've announced the Darth Vader model. There are three more TBA. Vader is on preorder now.

Mimoco Star Wars Mimobot Series 1

Please make this costume

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In my Comic-Con catchup posting, I was going to write about how I wasn't as impressed with the costumes this year -- nothing as elaborate as General Grievous nor as amusing as "My Harry Potter Friends Embarass Me", just your regular Elvis Stormtrooper and the like -- but then Cory of BoingBoing posted this piece of awesomeness:

Hello Vader

As it turns out, it's too good to be true.It's a photoshop job, but let this be a note to costume makers for future Comic-Cons: I want to see Hello Vader or better next time around, don't disappoint me.