Shoppers in Luton felt the full Force of the Dark Side on Saturday when Darth Vader and two of his Stormtroopers helped officially open The Entertainer.
The trio from the UK Garrison of the 501st Legion prowled outside the town centre shop, before inspecting the aisles and even serving customers.
It was a unique brand of customer service from Vader who stepped behind the tills and made comments such as “give me all your money” and “the receipt’s in the bag, have a very bad day”.
One poor shop worker dared to criticise Vader’s slowness at getting a jigsaw packed into a carrier bag and just about lived to tell the tale.
There’s a gentler approach this Saturday when one of the Moshi Monsters – Katsuma is visiting the shop between 10am and 4pm.
> Click on the video to see deputy editor Steve Sims’ encounter with Vader and his cronies. And see the Simply Sims column in the January 29 issue of the Luton News for more on the visit.