06/12/2011 | by Keltron
With snowboarding and general nerds in the same office, this news was always going to cause a little bit of noise. I’m pretty much in the middle of this as I like snowboarding and I like Star Wars. You’d be pretty hard pushed to find someone who doesn’t like Star Wars these days so this collab looks like something that might be a hit with the kids.
Burton and Lucasfilm have joined the Alliance together (nice Star Wars joke for you there) to fight against the Empire (yet another one). For this fight to work they needed to design and release a load of new snowboarding gear so they decided to create a line of snowboards and an amazing grom helmet.
For the kids out there the ‘Avid Grom R2-D2′ helmet is a new collectible RED helmet. It’s got all the usual tech bits with it such as airvance ventilation™, spin fit system and more. At €75 it’s a not too bad for a helmet that will turn your child into an iconic robot.
Along with the helmet are a series of youth-sized Chopper snowboards that have eight different iconic images from the Star Wars Trilogy. You could be riding on a board with Yoda, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Stormtroopers, C3PO & R2-D2 or the original movie poster on the base. There’s a couple more but you can see it in the image. I let you have that fun. Sizes are 80cm – 130cm long so it’s a true youth-sized board and they’ll set you back between €140-150.
It’s a pretty good idea but it does have the feel of another company that did this a while ago. Does anyone remember the Capita/Star Wars snowboards?
Anyway, this bit of news had the geeks and snowboarders alike foaming at the mouth.