If you missed all the Star Wars news from the last 24 hours here it is:
The crowd was out in full force last night as hundreds of people lined up outside of the D-Street Florida store to get their Star Wars Vinylmation. Nick and MC arrived at 6pm to check out the festivities and join the line. After several hours the wonderful cast members brought out several heat lamps borrowed from Bongos. At around 11 PM the store closed to set up and a DJ started to play outside. During the music, the DJ asked trivia questions for prizes. The winners got to pick Vinylmations from a bag. MC won a NBC Sally and an Holiday 1 American Flag. Nick scored a Buzz Lightyear Vinylmation.
Nick and MC were one of the first groups in, and the first customers out of D-Street. They instantly ripped into their box to find the chaser, a Darth Vader, and a Stormtrooper. They got Vader and the Stormtrooper signed by the artist Mike Sullivan (who was there from 12-2 AM).
Then the rumor started to spread that there was a variant somewhere in the cases, so Nick opened up his case. He was lucky enough to find the chaser variant! (Click on the mystery chaser to see a picture of both the chaser and the variant chaser.) Nick was the first, and as far as we could tell, only person to get the variant that night. Lots of people came over and took pictures of Nick and his variant. (In fact, as of now, every picture online of the variant IRL has Nick’s hand in it. Including the official picture from the Vinylmation.com blog)
We had a lot of fun and look forward to the next event. We met a lot of cool people in line and got some good trading done while waiting. Also we would like to thank the entire staff of D-Street Florida as well as everyone from Disney Vinylmation. Thanks to Steven Miller for creating the event, Donald Ferro for making the stormtrooper the extra figure, and especially Mike Sullivan for all the designs.
Now for some photos we have from this morning. Click to see larger.
Did you go to the event? How was it? Let us know what you think!