Star Wars Stormtroopers head for the Mall-ennium Falcon

Star Wars Stormtroopers take part in Glasgow Comic Con.  Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Star Wars Stormtroopers take part in Glasgow Comic Con. Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

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SHOPPERS could have been forgiven if they thought they were in the middle of a sci-fi movie at the intu Braehead shopping centre.

More than a few turned heads turned when some Imperial Stormtroopers joined shoppers for a stroll through the mall.

The Star Wars characters and a host of others from sci-fi movies and TV programmes were attending the Film and Comic Con Glasgow event, held at Braehead Arena.

Thousands of film and comic fans came along to meet the stars of movies and TV series like Superman, Star Wars, Power Rangers and Lord of the Rings, Dr Who and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The film fans also flocked to the stalls set up in intu Braehead Arena – that has previously hosted rock concerts, world championship boxing matches, Davis Cup tennis tournaments and is home to the Braehead Clan ice hockey team – to snap up movie memorabilia and sought-after rare comics.

The event continues today (Sunday) when even more fans are expected to come along.

Marketing manager for intu Braehead, Christine Macdonald said: “You never know who you’ll bump into when you visit intu Braehead – family, friends, neighbours and the odd Stormtrooper, from the Galactic Empire who decided to do some shopping!

“The Film and Comic Con event at intu Braehead Arena is always a very popular event and lots of movie fans come dressed as characters from the movies.

“Our regular shoppers love it as well and there was no shortage of people taking selfies with characters from the movies and TV shows.”

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