"I just wanted to send you a quick message as a number of selected HMV's around the UK are having some launch activity around the release of the complete Star Wars saga on Blu-ray next week (12th September onwards).
We will be having a number of people dressed up as characters from the films in stores to pose for pictures with media and with customers to mark the release. At HMV’s London flagship store at 150 Oxford Street at 1.00 pm and then at HMV Trocadero at 5.00 pm, Stormtroopers, Spotters, Jedi’s, a Vader and an R2D2 will be in store, whilst HMV Manchester Market Street will host a Boba Fett and an Obi Wan Kenobi promotional character at 1.00pm. The HMV store in Canterbury will host appearances in authentic replica costumes by a Stormtrooper, a Scout-trooper, the Bounty Hunter, a Jedi and Darth Vader himself – courtesy of the Empire Costume Group.
On Tuesday 13th September 2011, Anthony Daniels, AKA droid C3PO will officially open the HMV store at the new Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre at 5.00 pm. Once he's opened it he will remain in the store for to sign copies of the new Blu-ray. Due to limited time available, entry will be strictly limited to fans in Star Wars fancy dress. Fans can pick up free wristbands at hmv for access to the event. Only x60 wristbands will be available from the hmv Westfield Stratford store from 10.00 am on Tuesday 13th September onwards (One wristband per customer maximum, in person only, while stocks last, subject to availability, at participating store only).
The activity continues on Thursday 15th September 2011 when, again at the new HMV Westfield Stratford store at 5.00pm, a Jedi, Chewbacca and an R2D2 will be in-store, whilst at HMV’s Headrow Centre store at 5.00 pm a Boba Fett and Stormtrooper will support the launch the Blu-ray in Leeds.
Saturday 17th September 2011 sees three stores with Star Wars activities at 1.00 pm with Stormtroopers, Spotters, Jedis and Clones appearing at HMV Newcastle Northumberland Street, a Boba Fett and an Imperial Gunner at HMV Cardiff Queen Street and Stormtroopers, Spotters, a Tusken Raider and an Anakin Skywalker at HMV Glasgow Buchanan Street. Characters will also appear at the HMV store in Maidstone.
The Star Wars in store activity wraps up on Sunday 18th September 2011 at HMV’s Edinburgh Princes Street store with a visit from Clones, a Boushh and an Anakin Skywalker from 1.00 pm.
Alongside the week long day time instore activity, a number of HMV stores will also be opening specially early at midnight (Sunday night 24.00 hours/Monday morning 00.01 hours) to enable fans to get hold of their copy on Blu-ray at the first possible opportunity