A deluxe 'Tron' pop-up store to debut at Royal/T later this month
Royal/T — the hybrid retail store, art gallery and Japanese-themed cafe in Culver City — will be home to a pop-up store based on "Tron," the classic Jeff Bridges movie that's been remade by Disney as "Tron: Legacy" (out Dec. 17).
Though there will be an array of affordable merchandise, the highlight of the pop-up is bound to be the high-end "Tron"-themed accessories Disney Consumer Products commissioned from some choice accessory designers.
As we reported a few weeks back, the "Tron: Legacy" couture collection features a spacey, ruffled silver heel created by local shoe guru Jerome C. Rousseau; slick black bags and other accessories from Hayden-Harnett; silver jewelry by New York's Rotenier; and cool, angular baubles from local jewelry label TomTom. Prices for the couture collection range from $90 to $2,600.
The pop-up also has a schedule of special items that will be released over its six-week lifespan.
The week of Nov. 30 is designed for athletes and action-film fanatics, with an Adidas compression top ($45), Tron board shorts from Hurley ($65) and special edition "Tron: Legacy" 3-D glasses from Oakley ($150) going on sale. Three different sets of limited-edition collectible artwork selected directly from the film ($28.99 to $76.99) — in addition to actual film frames of different scenes from "Tron: Legacy" — will debut in the shop Dec. 3. And the soundtrack for the new film will debut in the shop Dec. 7.
A special "Tron"-themed menu will also be rolled out in Royal/T's cafe, which will feature cleverly named entrees including the Reco Burger, a Lightcycle salad, an Identity Disk cake and a shareable "Tron: Legacy" high tea set.
Because if you're going there, you might as well go all the way.
The "Tron" pop-up shop will be open through Dec 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with extended hours on Wednesdays to 10 p.m.