The Hamleys Experience

There we were walking down Regent Street , London,
trying hard not to look like tourists.
when suddenly...

A girl in a princess dress on a pedestal smiles and waves at us,
trying to lure us inside a toy shop.

She did such a good job, I immediately lost my 'cool'

A toyshop on Regent Street
surely we were expecting nothing but the very best!

Sadly the 5 stories shop felt more like a kiddie disco.
Running and shouting children, fairytale-themed songs in clubremixes
played at high volume, flashing lights, obnoxious buzzing toys everywhere.

The staff was also behaving quite peculiar and eccentric, i guess to
get the visitors in an even more happy shopping mood.

I started to wonder what if an employee had a rough day?

'-Employee 8251-XD , this is your final warning, please act more lively'

Poor guy..

While I ran for the exit, right there on a pedestal,
a CLOWN blew soap bubbles in our faces!
Was this some sort of evil device to have us eternally shopping inside?

She must be in this conspiracy as well.

Good God, they must have hypnotised us in there.

I never wanted to buy these ugly toys!

DAMN YOU , Ha-a-a-a-a-amle-e-e-e-eys!!


flaviano said...

Have you seen that kind of magic flying disk? I highly recomend the M&M's store three floors of crazyness *-*

kristien said...

Good one!! :)

Rico Jackson said...

WOW! haha what an adventure!

Chris_Garrison said...

I love your autobiographical stories, like this one and the Paris one.

Ted Blackman said...

Thank you, Tek, you made my morning! It's good to see another humorous story from you.
I like the contrast of the miserable employee stuck in the middle of all that manufactured happiness. Exactly the way my mind thinks, too. Funny!

Ted Blackman said...

Tek, to answer your question; I have an early PS version at home where I made the GIF, used a website. At work I have PS animation so will create new ones on company time I guess. :0

Ty Carter said...

hahahah this is hilarious. Made my day!

Keunemeun said...

recently went to london with some friends and I showed them your drawings of Hamleys before we went to the store: We had the exact same situations! Only the cute girl at the entrance wasn't there... One of my friends also bought a completely useless toy. Damn you haaaamleeeeyyyyyssss!!

Johannes Scribbles said...

Hahaha! Super funny! My favourite scene is when the princess turns you into a happy person :D