The Tokyo Stormtrooper, Danny Chou, loves to go dancing in the street where he can interact with folks, and maybe shock and surprise a few of them. If you don’t already know Danny from his Culture Japan website and TV show, odds are good you have seen videos of him dancing around the world. The first video is his dancing in Paris a year or so back, the second took place in Singapore. And then there was Rock Trooper… you gotta love this stuff. Then a touch of a French 3D animation Storm Trooper dance sequence, just to contrast the live action with the animated, and finally the OP from Danny’s Season 2 version of his Culture Japan show.

I had an amazing time in London, and brought back a boatload of photos. I haven’t had a chance to process them for posting quite yet, but wanted to share just a few tonight. The first one is the Tardis console I am most familiar with, used by the 4th through 6th Doctor, if I am remembering right. This was just one of a collection of exhibits tied into the Doctor Who Experience, which was pretty much the reason I made the trip in the first place. The second is a snap of a candy store right around the corner from where I was staying. I did not take the picture because this is the last stop on the official Harry Potter tour of London (although it is), but because they had a wonderful poster in the window advertising Shrek, The Musical made entirely out of jelly beans.

Tardis Console
Tardis Console

Shrek Musical Jellybeans
Shrek Musical Jellybeans

It looks like the official props crew of the BBC, and the BBC itself, have now licensed for sale Official Daleks. They are full sized replicas built from the same moulds and specifications used to create the ones you see on TV, and if they seem a bit pricey at £3,000 (just under $5,000), remember that each one is hand-built to order. Being the same as the TV versions, you can not ride around in them like cars, but you can wear them like costumes if you crouch down and manipulate the transport directly (foot powered). Thanks to the folks at io9 for the heads up on this one.