Now as everyone by now knows, there was a forthcoming weekend called Force Friday that was going to be the unleashing of a lot of new Star Wars merchandise. Some retailers had dropped the ball early, and had some of the shirts out and in public hands before everyone realized what had happened...
|Some of the shirts were showing up... mere whispers of better and bigger things to come.|
If you'd like to listen along, I recorded a podcast that evening while I was still on Cloud City 9.
|The line outside my local TRUs, just a bit over 130 people by the time the doors opened.|
|Free LEGO commemorative brick, and bad ass poster of Kylo Ren.|
|A bit of a dash over to the far right hand side of the store...|
|and before you know it, people were all over a good portion of the stuff to see.|
|The store set up was pretty cool. Good number of the Pop Vinyls and larger Lego sets were left.|
|What is this? 1985? We found G.I. Joe two packs with Steel Brigade, Spirit, Storm Shadow and Iron Grenadiers.|
|Proof that my brother and I were here on this day, and the patient register guy that rang us up.|
|As quickly as it happened, it was over and the store was closed.|
|A quick dash to Wal-Mart was where some of the group went, where my brother got me this killer shirt.|
|The Toys R Us haul was the previously mentioned freebies, this blade builders advert, and a Captain Phasma that had fallen behind some wookies in the ensuing madness to grab things. <-- It's fun as an adult to say these sort of things now.|
|As well as this unbelievably beautiful new X-Wing. I really wanted this particular Lego set to be what I got on this day.|
Until next time, I'm Mario, the Artisan Rogue. May the Force be with you!