Sean Astin Celebrates Official Opening of Sharper Image® Holiday Pop-Up Shop In Times Square!
It’s Pop-Up Shop time of the year and I absolutely love it! Everywhere you look there is a pop-up shop but some are pretty much a dream come true. What better way is there to open up a Sharper Image Pop-Up Shop in Times Square, NYC? The holiday shopping season got off to a flying start last night, quite literally, in Times Square where Sean Astin was on hand to officially open a playground-themed Sharper Image pop up shop that invites hands-on, try-before-you-buy fun. As for the flying, Jordan “Jet” Temkin, two-time International Drone League World Champ thrilled the VIP crowd with myriad remote airborne stunts, while New York’s Finest (NYPD) faced off against New York’s Bravest (FDNY) for “best NYC driver” bragging rights on a huge RC car track, complete with hairpin turns and checkered flags.
Photo: Actor Sean Astin explores his inner nerd at the Sharper Image® pop-up store in New York’s Times Square, testing the new Sharper Image massage chair, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. From drones of all sizes and radio-controlled toys to hi-tech barware and beyond, Sharper Image offers something for everyone in the familyfrom the gadget lover or jet-setter, to the kids or kid-at-heart. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Sharper Image)
Pictured above: The New York City Fire and Police Departments and actor Sean Astin race Sharper Image® Radio Controlled Flip Stunt Rally Vehicles at the new pop-up Sharper Image retail location in New York’s Times Square, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. This holiday season, Sharper Image is giving consumers a reason to shop sharper by helping them all shop wiser with a thoughtfully-curated selection of premium gifts for play and the home, available at the pop-up and at retail partners across the country. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Sharper Image)
The two-story showcase at 4 Times Square returns Sharper Image to brick and mortar retail this holiday season, inviting New Yorkers and visitors from across the country, and around the world, to Shop Sharper by offering a curated selection of premium gifts for play and the home, at prices worth celebrating. It’s high-tech, high-touch, high quality, minus the high price tag.
“I mean, who doesn’t love Sharper Image. Like so many of us here tonight, I grew up with Sharper Image,” said Astin. “Playing with all the awesome stuff in this store takes me back, while showing off everything that Sharper Image is today … 100 percent fun, and right in the heart of Times Square.” Click here for everything Sharper Image: www.sharperimage.com
“The Times Square community couldn’t be happier to have Sharper Image with us this holiday season,” said Tim Tomkins, President, Times Square Alliance. “Like Times Square itself, their seasonal store is about many things at once, and not least among those, the intersection of fun and commerce. We invite New Yorkers, and visitors from across the country, and all throughout the world, to experience it for themselves.”
Photo: Actor Sean Astin, second from right, looks on as New York City’s Bravest from the New York Fire Department test Sharper Image® radio-controlled cars at the launch party for the 4 Times Square Sharper Image holiday pop-up store, New York, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. For those unable to make the trip to Times Square, fear not: items featured in the pop-up can be found nationwide at major retailers such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and others. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Sharper Image)
For those who can’t make it to 42nd and Broadway, items featured at the Sharper Image pop-up can be found nationwide at major retailers such as Target, Kohl’s and Bed Bath & Beyond. Among Sharper Image items sure to delight this holiday season, and well beyond:
- Drone FPV: first-person POV let’s you see what the drone sees, with video that streams right to your smartphone equipped with VR viewer (included), and auto landing and take-off for maximum control ($119.99)
- RC Action Flip Stunt Rally Vehicle: two cars in one! Dual sided flip design lets it perform 360-degree spins and flips, complete with with high-performance rubber tires and extra-bright LED headlights ($19.99)
- Memory Foam Pillow with Cool Touch Cover: there’s never a “wrong” side of the pillow! Vented airflow with ice cool fibers keep you cool, while natural bamboo charcoal keeps odors under control and Visco elastic memory foam molds to your body ($49.99)
- Robotosaur: run him into a wall, he gets angry and roars, his eyes changing to match his mood. Wave your hands over his nose, he calms back down. With a motion detector-powered “hunt mode,” Fido and Fluffy have some new competition ($99.99)
“Sharper Image was in so many ways the original experiential store, and our holiday pop-up takes the idea of hands-on fun at retail to an entirely new level,” said David Conn, Chief Executive Officer at Sharper Image brand owner ThreeSixty Group. “Our holiday selection, available here and at leading retailers like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s, showcases what Sharper Image is all about today, and that’s having fun!”
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids was invited to the media launch of the Sharper Image Pop-Up Shop NYC. All opinions are that of Diane and do not represent those of the parent company represented. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or @3decades3kids across social media platforms.