Monday, 12 December 2016

Cool Star Wars stuff at Gatwick Airport.

I went to Italy (my favourite European country) for a week at the end of last month. I flew from Gatwick Airport. As I sat down in the departure lounge my attention was immediately grabbed by the HUGE advert for Star Wars: Rogue One that I was now facing. It consisted of a bunch of stormtroopers on the left of it, the title of the film in the middle (just in case you've been living under a rock in the desert and didn't already know what the advert was for) and,on the right, the heroes running to meet the 'troopers. It was awesome. A beautiful graphic and massive, I estimated it to be about 35 to 40 feet high.

Here is a picture of the left part with the aforementioned stormtroopers and the Death Star in the background.

And the good guys.

They also had some Star Wars merchandise for sale in the main duty free shop. In the pic below, in front of the giant Lego figures, are the range of Star Wars scents that I assume, by their names and box designs, came out to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens. I use the term "scents" rather than "aftershaves" and/or "Perfumes" as, after having a sniff of each one, I was unable to tell if they were intended for wear by men or women. Unfortunately, they weren't particularly nice either.

They also had, for sale, some large Lego kits with a fair chunk off of the R.R.P. due to them being duty free.

And outside the shop, these. Giant versions of the original Kenner action figures.

All in all, very cool.

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