So last Tuesday, Lucasfilm Ltd. sent Darth Vader to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, as a representative of “the lasting appeal of the Star Wars saga.” The Associated Press has video. R2-D2 was also there!
Ringing the opening bell is a peculiar honor that’s gone to a strange assortment of celebrities and other notable figures. Just a brief assortment follows…
Last August, Hasbro execs and G.I. Joe cast members gave it a whack:
Former Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan got her chance in January 2009, and documented the whole thing for her YouTube fans:
Honestly, no wonder it’s such a diverse group — it really doesn’t look that hard. NYSE, if you ever need a fill-in, just let us know.