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Original Stormtrooper exclusive pop-up to open in Shoreditch this month

Sci-fi and Stormtrooper fans on the on the hunt for Halloween costumes or exclusive Stormtrooper themed gifts have been given the countdown to invade Shoreditch Boxpark next week for the launch of an Original Stormtrooper pop-up store.

Hosted by Shepperton Design Studios, the pop-up will run for five days, from Tuesday, October 22 to Sunday 27, offering fans a trove of authentic products from Stormtrooper halloween costumes, to gifts such as themed blue tooth speakers, celebration cakes, whiskey decanters, and even cheeseboards.

Marking this unique occasion in the run-up to Halloween, Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Design Studios – and the prop-maker responsible for creating the Stormtrooper for the first Star Wars film in 1976 – will be signing collectable prints, as well as selling Helmets, Blasters, and full Stormtrooper battle armour at the pop-up’s late night opening on Thursday, October 24th.

Ainsworth won the rights to the original Stormtrooper design after a lengthy legal battle that afforded him the unique position to recreate costumes and products based on the original Stormtrooper moulds.

The Shoreditch Boxpark pop-up will be a celebration of all things Original Stormtrooper with an array of exclusive products based on the iconic costumes. One of these exclusives will be the chance for thirsty troopers to get a pre-launch taste of the Original Stormtrooper beer.

Fans are however being encouraged to arrive early to get their hands one the pop-up’s one-off products and exclusive designs.

For more information, follow the @shoreditchtrooper Instagram account which features the Original Stormtrooper preparing his conquest the hipster Ditcherati.

The Original Stormtrooper Pop-up will open at Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd. London, E1 6GY Open from 11am-6pm Tuesday, October  22nd to Sunday 27th. It will host late night openings on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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