‘Tis the season for Christmas photos with a difference.
For instance, kids [and adults] can get their photo taken with Santa, Batman, Spiderman and Belle from Beauty and the Beast at Heroes and More at Wallsend on Saturday.
Store owner Simon Wait said kids love superheroes because they’re “always good”.
“They’re role models and they always fight for what’s right. They try to stop the baddies from doing bad things,” Mr Wait said.
Superheroes and Santa Claus have their own forms of magic, but there’s also the black magic of Darth Vader – which was on display at Empire Coffee Co at Honeysuckle last weekend.
Baby Kaliea Soley was among those to be photographed with Vader.
“It was an amazing experience,” her mum Elanna Carr said, adding “my partner Jay Soley is a huge Star Wars fan.”
Cafe owner Glen Fredericks said hundreds attended.
“It took four hours to get everyone through,” he said, joking that Vader and the stormtroopers helped keep the peace.