As thousands of copies of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars begin appearing at retail locations across the country, LucasArts PR takes the opportunity to take pictures of tiny Star Wars figures in big San Francisco locations.

As a toy collector, I find taking pictures of bits of my collection in real-world locations a relaxing pastime, mainly because it helps semi-justify a 37-year-old man wandering through the toy section of Wal-Mart, much like my upcoming children will.

Apparently I could have just gone into PR and saved myself the trouble. I suppose it's too late to turn back now.

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is now shipping for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and PSP, with the 3DS version ready for the new handheld's March 27 launch.