Warwick Davis delights Star Wars fans as he joins forces with Argos for surprise shift
Fans at Argos Old Street, London bartered with movie legend Warwick for a copy of the new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game
To celebrate today’s highly anticipated video game release, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, actor Warwick Davis is taking on a starring role like none other – working on the collection counter at Argos.
The movie legend, who played characters including Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi, has donned an Argos uniform and name badge to help manage the R2-D-queue of excited customers hankering to get their hands on the new game.
The first 10 customers through the door dressed in full character costume had the chance to do some classic Star Wars-style bartering with the movie icon. All they needed to do was offer up a personal item, and if deemed worthy by Warwick, they ‘skywalked’ away with a copy of the new game in exchange. One lucky winner even took home a limited-edition Xbox Star Wars bundle.
Franchise fans of all ages still have the chance to meet the award-winning actor and get a copy of one of the most highly anticipated games of the year by visiting the Argos Old Street store in London this morning.
The Force is strong at #Argos Old Street this morning! Come on down to meet me and pick up a copy of the new game, #StarWarsJediFallenOrder! @Argos_Online #SalesAssistant #EmployeeOfTheMonth pic.twitter.com/zdqHIFKXPK
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) November 15, 2019
Peter Wray, Senior Gaming Buyer at Argos, said: “There was no better way to celebrate one of the biggest video game launches of 2019 than having Star Wars acting legend Warwick Davis behind the counter in our store today.
“Warwick’s doing a stellar job in his new role and we hope fans have a blast meeting their hero while they pick up the game. With customer service skills that are out of this world, Warwick’s a contender for colleague of the month!”
Actor Warwick Davis said: “I’ve always loved Argos, their catalogues, and the magical way the stuff I’ve bought materialises on an adjacent counter.
It was brilliant to have the chance to go behind the scenes and see how it all happens. I also had fun interacting with customers and Star Wars fans eager to get their hands on all the latest Star Wars products.”
The long-awaited game is available to purchase from Friday 15 November as on PS4 and Xbox or as part of the Xbox One S or Xbox One X Star Wars bundles.