Despite what I said yesterday about not being able to stay up late, I couldn't stand looking at all the pictures of the new Star Wars toys online and not participate. So when my wife got home from work this is what ensued:
Me: "Hey babe, I'm sorry you had such a hard day at work, why don't we go out to eat tonight."
Sharon: "Oh, that's so sweet of you, let me go and get changed."
Me: "Shut up squid man, you're killing my game here."
So we have a nice dinner and on the way home we stop by Toys R Us to see how they're setting up for the new toys. There are signs everywhere and empty shelves teasing us with their promised bounty later in the night. We go home, watch a bit of tv and then I start showing her people's Instagram posts with all of their bounty. Next thing you know this happens:
Sharon: "If you want we could totally go to Toys R Us to check it out tonight."
Next thing you know we're standing outside with fellow nerds waiting to buy toys for a movie we haven't even seen yet. It was kind of like a mini comic con moment, though much less smelly. The first thing we see as we enter are these giant Stormtrooper and Darth Vader figures:
I'd say they were about 4 feet tall and priced at $100, which is pretty reasonable considering their size. While the temptation was strong, I didn't want to get caught up in the moment and buy everything in sight. In fact I was so restrained this is the totality of what I purchased:
That's it. A lone Captain Phasma Pop! Vinyl for $10. The commemorative Lego brick was free at the door and the main reason I wanted to go to Toys R Us. It has the date on the back of it so one day I can reflect on my life and say "I stayed up way past my adult bed time to look at action figures." Everyone in the nursing home will be impressed.