The Rickmobile, Tyler TX, 5/27/18

The Rickmobile‘s stop in Tyler was a pleasant surprise. I wondered if East Texas hosted enough Rick and Morty fans to make it worth their while, but my concern was unfounded. I arrived about an hour early only to be greeted by this daunting line.

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It appears that most of the store’s merchandise is hauled by another Rick and Morty-themed vehicle kept out of the spotlight: a yellow “U-To” truck which briefly appears in the background of the show’s pilot episode. It’s a reference obscure enough that some of the fans standing in line could not place it.

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As one approaches the broadside of the Rickmobile, an appropriately perplexed Morty stands by to advertise his Grandfather’s wares. These include several items exclusive to the pop-up shop like a backpack, skateboard, psychedelic hoodie, and miniature Rickmobile. I purchased the latter two for myself. (The store is credit/debit ONLY).

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With great attention to detail, the Rickmobile sports the Georgia license plate “C137 RM” and Rick’s signature booze-drool.

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The shop staff did a great job of staying upbeat and efficient despite the miserably hot Texas weather, and with the recent announcement of Rick and Morty’s 70-episode renewal, it’s a great time to splurge on some merch!

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