'The Force Awakens' Stormtrooper Helmets Will Now Chauffeur You Around the City

September 4, 2015


If you haven't heard the marketing hype, today is "Force Friday," the Friday when grown men will force themselves past children to get at all the new Star Wars toys coming out for The Force Awakens. Now in stores, you can pick up your own Kylo Ren lightsaber, a Poe Dameron action figure, or, if you're really not particular about your toy making sense within the Star Wars universe, this little metal car that looks like it's a stretched out Stormtrooper helmet people would ride in for some reason.

And now, thanks to Hot Wheels, you yourself could be one of the lucky few to ride around in a stretched out Stormtrooper helmet for some reason. The toy's manufacturer has teamed with Uber to, today only, offer real-life Hot Wheels helmet cars that will pick you up and drop you off anywhere you're comfortable arriving like a dork. Actually, not quite anywhere. Only in Manhattan, and only below Central Park until 5PM. It's free, though, so who are we to complain? These evil First Order guys seem pretty alright.

As per CNN, here are the instructions to get your Uber Nerdy:

To request a Stormtrooper escort, Uber users must activate the Hot Wheels promo from within the Uber app. Just tap the profile icon on the left side of the app, then select the Promotions menu item. From there, you can enter promo code HOTWHEELSFF. Now, when you are back on the main screen in Uber, you'll be able to slide the bottom slider to the Hot Wheels option and request an escort of the First Order.

Alternately, if you can't get one of those, try out Lyft's new The Intern car. It's a ride starts out well but then goes in the wrong direction, to mimic Intern star Robert De Niro's career.

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