Mimoco LLC has unveiled its new Star Wars line of 'mimobots' – designer USB flash drives – in the US. The company has kicked off the line with a Darth Vader mimobot and plans to offer others in the coming weeks. The Star Wars mimobots will be available from January in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities at prices ranging from $79.95 (about £43) to $169.95 (£90).

Mimobots are USB flash drives that feature custom case designs that look like superdeformed characters. The Darth Vader mimobot features an elongated head and tiny body. The helmet part of Darth Vader pops off to reveal a USB 2.0 connector underneath.

The drives will ship with bonus material including Star Wars avatars and wallpapers, videos and soundbites. Mimoco is limiting production to between 2,500 and 3,500 units.