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The "May the Fourth" Promotional Item 2012: Chrome TC-14 Minifigure

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  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited March 2012
    Chrome? I don't know what chrome is.

    I don't have a single chromie of ANY description, not even a stormie, nor a white boba. (I live in the middle of nowhere, where such things don't exist).
    Even my 10188 Death Star didn't come with chrome lightsabre handles. THAT is how chromeless my life is... :o(

    So, is it too soon to ask if somebody in the UK is able to grab a spare (if it is a store exclusive) which they'd be willing to send to me (i'll cover post), is there anyone who could do that? (i'm assuming it's a store promo freebie of some sort, if it isn't then ignore me, as I have no idea of how these things get handed out).
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    edited March 2012
    @legomatt Wow! You've been collecting SW over 5 years and you don't have any of the chrome figures!

    You can get (I presume) this figure the same way you got your ARF trooper last year, through a specific purchase value threshold, maybe £50?? Who knows??

    As for grabbing a spare, I doubt people will be willing to give up extras easily!!!!

  • sturner26sturner26 Member Posts: 19
    It has to be a re-release of chrome C-3PO, why else would he say "I wouldn't buy one in the near future" (paraphrase)
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    ^ if it is that, presumably the value of the existing chrome ones that have risen steadily over the years, will now drop back?
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    ^ He is telling you not to buy the chrome C-3PO so you can *save* your money for the chrome ewoks.

  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,299
    ^ if it is that, presumably the value of the existing chrome ones that have risen steadily over the years, will now drop back?
    No, that is what he means @DaddyDeuce
    It has to be a re-release of chrome C-3PO, why else would he say "I wouldn't buy one in the near future" (paraphrase)
    And he already said it's a chrome Ewok ;)

  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    @collect_that

    errr... I can't actually remember when i started collecting star wars, I didn't think it had been as long as you suggest - Most of my sets were bought over the past two or three years, i think, maybe four, after coming out of a long dark age, and trying to catch up with what i'd missed.

    (I appreciate that as database manager you have power to access collection data, and was able therefore to use it to verify the truth in my previous post, but, err, it is set to private, y'know? As in: I'd rather you didn't browse it, just cos' you can).

  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    @legomatt, database admins don't have the power you suggest, we can't view collections marked as private, all we can do is edit/add set data.
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    @legomatt

    My post was meant in no way to offend, so my apologies if I did! :)

    As for browsing your collection, that I cannot do, only interested in my own and what information I can add to the database to benefit others in their collecting quests.

    I did however browse your previous comments for my information, which are open to everyone!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    edited March 2012
    ^ - "Ohhhhhhhh" - Puss in Boots.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    image

    So... we all know Ewoks don't have orange eyes, right?
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited March 2012
    ^ hmm, no orange eyes, has to be a re-issue of the chrome C-3PO. It's a value hurter on the existing ones then, that's for sure.
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    edited March 2012
    I appreciate that as database manager you have power to access collection data ...
    No, none of the staff or helpers, with the exception of Huw, can access individual collection information unless the collection owner has choosen to share the information with everyone. Huw needs access to the info in order to do backups, but even he would have to manually interrogate the back-end relational database to extract the info, should he have any interest in doing so ...
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    What colour are JarJar's eyes?
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    ^ that reminds me. @ prof1515, surely JarJar rates lower than Darth Maul?!
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,299
    Clue:- It has orange eyes.
    It's an Ewok isn't it?
    ^ Give that man a prize! :o)
    Note the person that said the figure has "orange eyes", also said that it was the chrome Ewok. So really, you can't say it's not the Ewok, and then use @flump6523's hint that the figure has orange eyes. ;-)

  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    I've never seen any of the SW movies, but I've got to say that the Ewoks are pretty cute. Are they good or bad guys? Cause I wouldn't mind having one as a pet.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    They're evil. They function exactly like the killer rabbit in Monty Python.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,299
    I've never seen any of the SW movies, but I've got to say that the Ewoks are pretty cute. Are they good or bad guys? Cause I wouldn't mind having one as a pet.
    They are good, and yes... quite adorable.

  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited March 2012
    but for a stroke of good fortune, wouldn't the ewoks have eaten Luke, Han, etc?
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^I don't know. But for a stroke of good fortune, wouldn't an entire Death Star's worth of stormtroopers have at least grazed one of the heroes?
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    Chrome Rancor!
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ I would actually prefer a plastic rancor, so you could use it rather than just collect it.
    Imagine if they made the promo a rancor, would sell shed loads of sets, especially if they had released Jabba's Palace.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    Rancor IS coming so you will get your wish ;-)
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ You, my good fellow, have just made my day! :)
  • JarakinJarakin Member Posts: 81
    ^^I haven't really paid much attention to the rumour scene here, @cavegod, are you a local rumourmunger? How much stock can we hold in this comment?
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    ^ Pay close attention to the emotion.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited March 2012
    @collect_that
    @bluemoose
    @atkinsar

    My humble apologies. I must have had prickly pants on yesterday, and totally misconstrued the post.

    Right, I shall now have to punish myself with a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. :)

    On topic: does anyone think they'll do a chrome R2 to go with it, someday? That would look fab.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,900
    edited March 2012
    re: chrome c-2po... doesn't he have yellow (not orange) eyes?...

    How would a chrome Darth Maul even work?? though a chromed jedi hood would be freakin' amazin.

    I'd also like to second the vote for a chrome r2.

    Doesn't General Grevious have orange eyes? He'd be easy to chrome.
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    edited March 2012
    ^^ How would a chrome R2 go with a chrome Ewok?

    Ps. No worries!
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ All this talk of chrome really makes me want a UCS Chrome 3PO to go with my (soon to have) UCS R2!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    ^ You could start a rumour there! :o)
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    edited March 2012
    oh yes that would be nice! Chrome 3PO makes sense the two most iconic figures in star wars!

    As for Rancor just watch the Padawan Menace and see for yourself!
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    So, what do you think we will need to spend to get one of these promo Chrome Ewoks?

    £50? £75?
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    @cavegod,

    after watching the Padawan Menace, it made me wonder how many characters etc, might be based on designed items, yet not released. Rancor was one, but also characters like Ponda Baba and the Cantina chap. interesting...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ A long time ago... :o)
    :) I take your meaning...

    The whole thing is make believe, so you can make it anything you want, which makes arguing about it pointless. It means something different to each of us.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    Interested to know what recent posts have been removed from this thread.
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    Now that we are alone...... Does anyone actually buy this whole Midi-chlorian thing...? ;)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    ^ Are you not the chosen one? The one the prophecy says will bring balance to the Force? ....and chrome Ewoks?
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    And you believe It's this boy....?
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    ^ No? You! Jedi Wes!!!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    edited March 2012
    I still maintain that Buffy was the Chosen One waaay before this Anakin Skywalker was a twinkle in a midichlorian's eye.

    Edit: someone's going to use the "long time ago" argument against me here aren't they? :(
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    ^^Agree lol
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    From the dawn of time we came; moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the time of the Gathering; when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you... until now.

    There can only be one....
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    Goosebumps. Love it!!!
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548

    ^^ of course... Mr KRABS!!!

    (...is anybody going to get this?)
  • cadwindu1996cadwindu1996 Member Posts: 6
    I hope it's not an ewok i don't see why they can't just give away toy fair 2012 darth maul that would be awesome i'd buy anything on the site to get that however i can't imagine a chrome maul his head is just usually too colourful to have a chrome one!
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,822
    OMG its a chrome snaggle tooth isn't it or is it one of the max rebo band?
  • georgebjonesgeorgebjones Member Posts: 224
    ^^^@Legomatt - Hahaha, Can there be only one who gets it? I get this, but only by chance.
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