Posted by Jeremy on February 2, 2007 at 05:26 PM CST
Celebration Europe was at ExCeL last week for the British Toy Fair with a special guest … none other than the galaxy’s favourite Mandalorian bounty hunter, Jeremy Bulloch.

Jeremy was on hand to help promote Celebration Europe to the assembled toy trade, and was escorted by three of the 501st UK Garrison’s finest stormtroopers, who ordered crowds to ‘move along’ as they went. Celebration Europe received some great media attention and Jeremy was swamped for photo-calls and by journalists wanting to know more about the man behind the mask and Celebration Europe.

Press coverage of Celebration Europe included an article on the BBC’s website declaring it as ‘a massive event’ for all Star Wars fans in Europe.

We distributed 3 ultra-rare special edition post cards at Toy Fair, which you can see here. These postcards will also be available at this week’s Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nuremberg Germany, and we intend to continue producing new cards over the coming months. Keep an eye out for them! Remember we are only producing a very limited number of each card and each card is immediately retired as soon as it is distributed so if you see one grab it!

Our thanks to Jeremy and to the UK Garrison. The advanced scouting party of 3 stormtroopers looked impressive in the venue, but we could not help but get a warm fuzzy feeling thinking how much more impressive things will be when they are joined by the full invasion force of their brothers and sisters in armour from across Europe in 6 months’ time!

It was our privilege to welcome Steve Sansweet and Mary Franklin from Lucasfilm, who were in London for a site visit to check out the ExCeL venue and make sure that plans were progressing for July. Steve and Mary were very impressed with the venue and we all wore out plenty of shoe leather scouring every inch of the facilities with floor plans in hand trying to visualize how the Star Wars galaxy will fit in when it takes over next July.

“We are more excited than ever about the prospects for Celebration Europe,” Sansweet said. “We’ve been wanting to bring our kind of show to the U.K. for years, and this is the right time and the right place. Mary and I hope to meet thousands of European fans in July.”

A few stunning new ideas for Celebration Europe were also hatched that are sure to create great excitement… more info on that soon!


To keep uptodate with all the developments visit Celebration Europe and sign up for their mailing list.

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