If you still think grown men and women who attend Comic Con events, Trekie festivals or even Halloween parties dressed up as their favorite sci-fi heros are just nerds that live in their parents' basements, well you may be right, but their kids are going to love this.
Burton Snowboards and Lucasfilm have come together this winter to bring Star WarsTM snowboard gear to groms in a galaxy not-so-far away. Just in time for the holidays, Burton is offering a super limited run of two new youth snowboarding products inspired by Star Wars, including a RED youth helmet called the ‘Avid Grom R2-D2' and a limited edition series of ChopperStar WarsTM snowboards for kids.
Groms don't have to join the Dark Side to rock this limited edition Chopper. Image courtesy of Burton Snowboards.
The Chopper Star WarsTM youth snowboards come in small sizes that range from 80 cm to 130 cm long and showcase eight different iconic images from the original Star Wars trilogy. Offering the softest flex possible and lifted edges all the way around, the Chopper allows even the lightest riders to master balance and board control. In addition, the three smallest sizes in the series come complete with grippy foot pads and the Riglet Board Reel accessory, so parents can tow their youngest rippers around until they're ready to rock bindings.
The Chopper Star WarsTM board series is available now for a suggested retail price of $189.95 each.
Limited-edition RED Avid R2-D2 helmet. Message from the Rebel Alliance not included. Image courtesy of Burton Snowboards.
The new Avid Grom R2-D2 helmet is designed after everyone's favorite back-talking droid sidekick and features a lightweight in-molded polycarbonate shell. Sorry kids, Princess Leia hallogram not included. The collectible new RED helmet also includes the Spin Fit System that allows riders to easily adjust the fit and helmet's circumference. Other standard features include Airvanced VentilationTM to customize venting and a goggle gasket to keep goggles in place.
The Avid Grom R2-D2 Helmet is arriving in stores in mid-November.
Both collecibles are available in super limited quantities at Burton Flagship stores and local dealers worldwide.
More information at burton.com.
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