I know people are frustrated by the incessant merchandising of The Force Awakens, but I have to say, I welcome it with open arms. Because┬ádo you KNOW how easy it’s made Christmas shopping this year?

That said, I still find it hilarious that they went so far as to PAINT A PLANE LIKE R2D2 to carry the movie’s stars to Gatwick. I hope it bleep-blooped at them throughout, and delivered the air-safety speech via holographic projection of Princess Leia: “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. I can’t secure my own oxygen mask.”

PS: For those of you who saw it this morning or are seeing it today, no spoilers yet please! (We don’t get to see it until this weekend!)

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