So a (literal) long weekend of trooping comes to an end with our attendance at Braehead on behalf of A1 Toys. To be honest even if this had been the best event ever it was probably still going to come as an anti-climax after the fun Lego Store events and coming on the heels of two 14-hour days in and around costumes even if there had been more to it than effectively manning a photo stand it would have been hard going to complete.
Mercifully though it was fairly short and being old hands at shopping centre events we were canny enough to ask to change in the access corridors behind the scenes as opposed to trying to get kitted up one at a time in the tiny (and bulging at the seams) stock room behind the shop.
Not that any of this was the fault of the staff who looked after us well enough, but it just seemed slightly un focused as an event, being positioned three-quarters of the centre away from the shop we were promoting (which itself seemed to only acknowledge the May 4th event by offering 50% off toy light sabres) and there not even being any flyers for the staff to hand out to promote their brand with our presence. None the less they seemed to indicate the shop had been busier than normal which was attributed to our presence, but it just wasn’t the type of event I’d have enjoyed even if I had been feeling up to it…