In late September, Empire Coffee Co announced that they have teamed up with KeepCup (the world's first barista standard reusable cup) as an exclusive distributor. Cafe owner Glen requested the Rebel Legion to come along to officially and exclusively help launch their new Star Wars range of cups!
Also in attendance were members of the 501st Legion SCG, Hunter Hornets Squad. KeepCup representative Issac was on site to supervise the launch and was kind enough to gift all who trooped with a complimentary KeepCup.
The troop began about 6pm with members of the 501st and RL getting kitted up between 5:30-6pm. Having come straight from work, I was a little early to the event and one of the first to be kitted up and on the street.
As always my Jedi kit was a hit with the kids, in particular my lightsaber. There was one little boy in particular who kept coming back to have "help" me turn it on on and off. Photos were taken with several families, some of them who weren't even attending the launch, but just happened to be passing by. Soon after I was joined by several Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion and Jawa's Siege and Blizz of the RL.
Siege and Blizz were a big hit with the crowd as they "Jawa-ed" it up, pretending to steal items from the cafe and even from unsuspecting members of the public.
Luckily a member of the Imperial Navy was present to keep them in line.
The troop wrapped up around 8pm with the KeepCup successfully launched and both the Vader and Artoo versions sold out.
Mission Status: Success. The KeepCup was launched in style with both the Darth Vader and the Artoo designs selling out
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