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I’ve noticed the price of the official Star Wars USB Drives (in the shape of the characters) have dropped recently…

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/star-wars-usb

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=star+wars+usb
 

It seems that a 16gb USB drive in the shape of Vader, Yoda, R2, BB8, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Maul and all - go for around $10 - new with free delivery, a 32gb version for a couple of $'s more, and a 64gb version for around $20…

They look quite fun & decent on the shelf next to the vhs, dvd, bluray cases and other Star Wars releases etc - also serving as a back-up device too - and obviously they don’t require any boxes, cases or printing of ink at all…
 

just a few examples…

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Those are pretty nifty. I was considering adding the USB as an option to my box set re-do, but now I think it is a must. Thanks for sharing those…

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oojason said:

I’ve noticed the price of the official Star Wars USB Drives (in the shape of the characters) have dropped recently…

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/star-wars-usb

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=star+wars+usb
 

It seems that a 16gb USB drive in the shape of Vader, Yoda, R2, BB8, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Maul and all - go for around $10 - new with free delivery, a 32gb version for a couple of $'s more, and a 64gb version for around $20…

They look quite fun & decent on the shelf next to the vhs, dvd, bluray cases and other Star Wars releases etc - also serving as a back-up device too - and obviously they don’t require any boxes, cases or printing of ink at all…
 

just a few examples…

Very helpful! I found a 64GB Darth Vader Mimobot for a reasonable $35 😄 Can’t wait to load it up with the my copies of the Despecialized Editions as well as any other SW-related material/videos. I even have an empty Darth Vader watch box to put it in.

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That’s awesome. Do you have a link for the Vader? I am doing a version 2 box set, but I want to have usb’s in there as well.

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one69chev said:

That’s awesome. Do you have a link for the Vader? I am doing a version 2 box set, but I want to have usb’s in there as well.

Sure. Here you go:

https://www.amazon.com/Mimoco-64GB-MIMOBOT-Flash-Drive/dp/B008MHHAPG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1510371600&sr=1-1&keywords=Darth+Vader+Unmasked+64gb

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Mimobot-Darth-Vader-Unmasked-Flash-Drive-64GB/112279297028?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

32GB Version: https://www.amazon.com/Darth-Vader-Unmasked-MIMOBOT-Flash/dp/B008MHHAQK/ref=pd_day0_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=N33CBRX4JFFPXCAAGD63

There’s apparently two face versions of the Vader one when you take the cap off. The scarred Hayden Christensen version and the pale Sebastian Shaw one from ROTJ. I think the 64GB one is from a later reissue where you’re guaranteed the ROTJ one but I could be wrong.

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I decided to make a USB box cover based on the 2015 release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga. Not the best I admit but it’s a start:

Here’s Version 2:

And here’s Version 3:

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^ Sweet they are mate, nice one 😃

Top idea in re-using your old Star Wars watch box as a usb drive holder too!
 

If you have a spare ikea-style pic frame those ‘Complete Saga’ pics may also be a good fit for that? (always good to have options 😃)

(I just rest the small usb drive on the bottom ledge)

 

 

My next ‘project’…

Saw the idea on https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/VHS-Tape-External-Hard-Drives_1.jpg

^ these are seemingly no longer for sale. Yet the premise seems cool…
 

Got a spare blank vhs tape and a spare (or reprinted or bought from ebay etc) Star Wars cover?

Want to gut the blank vhs tape to house a portable USB external hard drive in it - with a load of Star Wars content on?

I’ve no idea on how to do it (without likely visiting A&E or cutting myself) - but will soon hopefully work it out… 😃

Will likely take some ideas from this ‘vhs to folding pencil case’ video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lHzwhPxvBY
 

(You could just slap a Star Wars sticker onto a portable USB hard drive too - though that seems far too easy and maybe not quite as much fun… 😉)

 

 

There is also the making an old vhs tape into a nightlight / lamp too:-

^ from https://www.etsy.com/shop/NancysJars

or how to make one yourself - http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-DECORATION-LAMP/

… but one thing at a time 😉

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oojason said:

^ Sweet they are mate, nice one 😃

Top idea in re-using your old Star Wars watch box as a usb drive holder too!
 

If you have a spare ikea-style pic frame those ‘Complete Saga’ pics may also be a good fit for that? (always good to have options 😃)

(I just rest the small usb drive on the bottom ledge)

 

 

My next ‘project’…

Saw the idea on https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/VHS-Tape-External-Hard-Drives_1.jpg

^ these are seemingly no longer for sale. Yet the premise seems cool…
 

Got a spare blank vhs tape and a spare (or reprinted or bought from ebay etc) Star Wars cover?

Want to gut the blank vhs tape to house a portable USB external hard drive in it - with a load of Star Wars content on?

I’ve no idea on how to do it (without likely visiting A&E or cutting myself) - but will soon hopefully work it out… 😃

Will likely take some ideas from this ‘vhs to folding pencil case’ video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lHzwhPxvBY
 

(You could just slap a Star Wars sticker onto a portable USB hard drive too - though that seems far too easy and maybe not quite as much fun… 😉)

 

 

There is also the making an old vhs tape into a nightlight / lamp too:-

^ from https://www.etsy.com/shop/NancysJars

or how to make one yourself - http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-DECORATION-LAMP/

… but one thing at a time 😉

Thanks, I’m trying to emulate the Blu-Ray set by grabbing all the documentaries, featurettes, webisodes, deleted scenes, bloopers, and specials I can find relating to I - VI while adding some new things that were sadly left out like Empire Of Dreams, The Legacy Revealed, Trailers/TV Spots, and even a few new parodies like Sith Apprentice, Chad Vader, etc. It’s a pain sometimes but it’s a labor of love.

I have few blank VHS tapes so color me interested in your new project.

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^ Cool project that mate - good luck with it 😃

 

I haven’t had much time to do any work on the video tapes as yet - but did pick up some hinges for the vhs tapes from a hardware store today, so hope to start something quite soon…
 

In the meanwhile, I did find these cool videos - which may be of interest for anyone with a spare SNES cart, and wants to convert one into an external USB hard drive:-

PAL carts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ackV3KfYNts (2.5" laptop drive)

US carts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttYmX-1I8RU (SSD)
 

or if you have the skills (and tools) then make your own stylish custom wooden box for a USB external hard drive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtLkOcaUYb4
 

or buy a cheap transparent hard drive enclosure, like this one below:-

and then put your own custom cover in it to suit your own taste/preference 😃

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^ Cool project that mate - good luck with it 😃

 

I haven’t had much time to do any work on the video tapes as yet - but did pick up some hinges for the vhs tapes from a hardware store today, so hope to start something quite soon…
 

In the meanwhile, I did find these cool videos - which may be of interest for anyone with a spare SNES cart, and wants to convert one into an external USB hard drive:-

PAL carts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ackV3KfYNts (2.5" laptop drive)

US carts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttYmX-1I8RU (SSD)
 

or if you have the skills (and tools) then make your own stylish custom wooden box for a USB external hard drive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtLkOcaUYb4
 

or buy a cheap transparent hard drive enclosure, like this one below:-

and then put your own custom cover in it to suit your own taste/preference 😃

I found an Instructable on how to convert a VHS tape into a hard drive: http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-Tape-Storage-Drive/

I doubt it’s the same guy but if that fails you could always try repurposing the SNES cart tut.

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^ Very nicely done that. Cheers for the link mate - will come in handy 😃

 

 

Was just messing around in paint for a different Faces-based project…

 

and this very basic idea too (was playing around with OT ‘trilogy’ logos etc)…

 

 

 

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This thread is really cool, thanks for everything shared guys!

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Came across these on Ebay, includes a sleeve to insert a cover but it’s a bit small.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flash-drive-case-red-4-pack-/112338231795

Also that elite photo box can be bought on Amazon if you live in the states: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FS0SKYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I got one and it’s pretty great! Had to resize the “Digital Movie Collection” cover but it looks fantastic when inserted into the box.

Edit: Here’s a Kylo Ren USB cover made from one of the pre-loaded HP Star Wars wallpapers:

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^ love those mate - especially the red 4-pack; very useful for those with many, many usb drives 😃

Quality pic of Ren too!

 

An alternative to building the a whole box to store their dvd/bluray/usb cases in…

(from http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-115665-p-7.html)

^ It wouldn’t even require a base - just a ‘wrap-around’ band to hold the 3 cases in place with some strong photo quality card/paper - with any artwork of your choice…

 

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Came across an old Kenner figure template of old earlier today, thought it may be an idea for storing a USB drive full of Star Wars projects - or an external drive…

Buy a cheap acrylic display case for single Star Wars kenner / palitoy figures from ebay (or similar) for around $3/4…

and use a template like this for whatever content you are going to store on the USB / external drive…

Original sized 1795x2719 image can be found here - https://i.imgur.com/OteQAOU.png
 

Then fill in the black space with, for example, an adywan image or logo, or Despecialized image, 4K release, or just a Star Wars image you like (or leave it blank of using an external drive).

Cut the template to size of the display case - and you have a cheap custom-made storage display case for your Star Wars projects / films etc.
 

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Hey everyone, I’m making yet another format of the movies. This time I’m going for a usb collection. I’ve got a blu ray case meant to house a flash drive coming, and put together this case art below. Made this as a composite of many images. Hope everyone likes it. And yes, the series ends after episode 6. Let me know what yall think!