PICTURES: Darth Vader spotted browsing for electrical goods in Doncaster branch of Currys

This is the bizarre moment Star Wars villain Darth Vader felt the force of a bargain - by strolling around a Doncaster electrical store.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 11:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 18:58 pm
Darth Vader take a stroll around Currys. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).

The iconic film baddie was spotted casually wandering the aisles of the town's branch of Currys, perhaps in need of a light or two to illuminate his dark side.

Shopper Michael Kennedy took the amusing snaps as the character quietly inspected a number of electrical appliances at the York Road store to the bemusement of other customers.

Perhaps toasters are hard to come by on the Death Star. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).

Dressed in his trademark flowing black cape and mask, Vader spend several moments browsing at the branch on Saturday afternoon - just a few days ahead of May 4 - Star Wars Day.

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The date is marked by Star Wars fans around the globe as a play on "May the Force be with you."

But instead of travelling to Doncaster from a galaxy far, far away - there is a more innocent explanation as to why the dark lord had rocked up at Currys.

The store is next door to Smyths Toy Superstore which opened a new branch in Doncaster on Saturday with a host of costumed characters from film and TV.

The Dark Lord was spotted wandering the aisles. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Darth Vader's appearance caused amusement for shoppers. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Was Darth Vader looking for a new TV at Currys? (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Darth Vader is thought to have been part of an event at Smyths next door. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
The iconic baddie spent several moments browsing in the store. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
It is not known if Vader made any purchases before leaving. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Feeling the force at Currys in Doncaster. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Perhaps toasters are hard to come by on the Death Star. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
The Dark Lord was spotted wandering the aisles. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Darth Vader's appearance caused amusement for shoppers. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Was Darth Vader looking for a new TV at Currys? (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Darth Vader is thought to have been part of an event at Smyths next door. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
The iconic baddie spent several moments browsing in the store. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
It is not known if Vader made any purchases before leaving. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).
Feeling the force at Currys in Doncaster. (Photo: Michael Kennedy).