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

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  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,315
    edited April 2012
    I am sooo stressing. Went to the Lego store in Phoenix today to scope out the Star Wars sets, and they are out of Landspeeders. That was #1&2 on my list to get on May 4. Now I may have to try online at midnight or pick something else.
  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    I'm sure stores will be fully stocked come the 4th
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,315
    The Phoenix store said they are no longer selling them due to space issues.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ my local store hasn't had landspeeder in stock in at least 6 months. it's old, I don't blame them.
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,315
    Yeah but I pretty much have everything else, plus I was going to put them in the closet for X-Mas. I think I might try my luck online.
  • vonlanivonlani Member Posts: 21
    For all of you planing on buying at your local lego store to get the TC-14:

    i was at the store in nuremberg yesterday, and they told me that they had very few of the minifigs, and that one should definitely come before noon to make sure you get one.

    nevertheless, they told me that i could make a reservation and pick it up later that day or even the next day.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    I wonder if all the resellers pay the appropriate tax....
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I wonder if all the resellers pay the appropriate tax....
    I buy all my Lego tax free, but I collect tax when I resell to someone within my state, as I have a Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Are we going off topic here, or is it just me ;)
  • ferris419ferris419 Member Posts: 1
    will toys r us or any other stores have the minifig or is it just strictly lego stores???
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,315
    Just Lego.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    Anyone know how popular this sale will be? Don't want to check in the afternoon to find out the minifig has ran out. :(
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 866
    The email I received from LEGO suggests that there will be an "instant VIP reward" with purchase of R2-D2.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ I think that just means you'll get VIP points - like any other purchase.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    ^^^ From past experience, if you are ordering online, you should be fine delaying until the afternoon. If going to a store, be aware that they usually have limited numbers.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    edited May 2012
    Reminder to all...once the sale goes live in your region, please remember to click through Brickset before buying. :o)

    For ease, here are the USA and UK links:

    USA
    shop.LEGO.com

    UK
    shop.LEGO.com
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    I've just checked out .. no Star Wars items at all, but the TC-14 was added. (UK).
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    edited May 2012
    PS. Order was £50.04, just PAB items. Also got the LEGO® Exclusive R2-D2™ Poster & Mini TIE Fighter™.
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    Managed to get the Funhouse escape, Set of SW Magnets, one keyring and the freebies for 50.47. Great deal. The Funhouse I might sell but it has some nice figures :)
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Thanks for the heads up on the Fun House. Been waiting for those to come back in stock.

    Adding non-SW items to hit $75 in the US is working as well. Had a Y-Wing and Fun House in the cart and the TC-14/R2 poster were added.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    2 funhouses and nothing else triggered TC14 and poster
  • dsdg88dsdg88 Member Posts: 133
    I also ordered a funhouse and a bunch of power functions parts for a 7645 Mars Mission set I recently picked up on ebay. If you add enough of the right kind of power functions, they get a 10% discount. The TC14 and poster was added.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,248
    I just ordered 3 of the Avengers sets and poster/TC14 were added. Hope that sticks cause the only SW thing I want is R2 but don't want to spend that much right now since there is hulk figure promotion later this month and sopwith next month and milwuakee store opening, and brickworld discount day. Too many opportunities to spend!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    edited May 2012
    2 funhouses and nothing else triggered TC14 and poster
    Same here, got some Funhouses (nice to see they are back in stock) and got the fig and poster.. also picked up some Series 7 while I was at it...
    Got the TC-14 for each order, at least it is showing on the invoice.

    I just do not see anything worth it in SW to buy, Even the IS, while a good price discount. I already got a couple from Amazon when they were dirt cheap, so am much as it pains me Id rather get a lot of stuff instead of investing more in on item, at least I can get a few TC-14's then.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    I just ordered 3 of the Avengers sets and poster/TC14 were added. Hope that sticks cause the only SW thing I want is R2 but don't want to spend that much right now since there is hulk figure promotion later this month and sopwith next month and milwuakee store opening, and brickworld discount day. Too many opportunities to spend!
    Sorry to go off topic, but when is that Hulk fig giveaway this month?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    edited May 2012
    I just ordered 3 of the Avengers sets and poster/TC14 were added. Hope that sticks cause the only SW thing I want is R2 but don't want to spend that much right now since there is hulk figure promotion later this month and sopwith next month and milwuakee store opening, and brickworld discount day. Too many opportunities to spend!
    Sorry to go off topic, but when is that Hulk fig giveaway this month?
    May 16-31: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/67872
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    ^--Thank you
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    If anybody is interested, and doesn't want to buy anything/can't see anything they want:

    I will be SELLING TC-14. (UK) I don't have a bricklink store or ebay account, as I'm just a collector, so you can rest assured i'm not into profiteering. (I made two orders, and got two TC14's added, but as I only need one the other is spare. I'm not expecting a lot for it, but would like to get something as a sort of discount on my other purchase - was something I'd been meaning to get for ages, and with free shipping and extra goodies thought now was a good a time as any).

    So, just to reiterate: TC-14 for sale in the UK.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    Well, their system is all glitchy tonight. I get all the way to "place order" but then nothing happens. My cart's still full so here's hoping I don't end up with 18 orders in the morning...
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    Just got mine order,now the waiting game.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^weird, it's all been working perfectly fine for me. And I've been playing around with pick a brick orders, looking at my account settings, and all sorts of shopping basket madness... though i did take the precaution of writing down my order numbers, just in case their database goes on the blink.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    edited May 2012
    6 orders placed, all pretty small, largest of course is for R2-D2 himself, the rest was for a few odds and ends I had not picked up (8081 Extreme Cruiser for example).

    And yes, I clicked Yellowcastle's link before buying. :)

    So hopefully I have 6 TC-14's coming, one to keep, the others to fund the addiction... :)
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 622
    so I made 4 orders one after another, and the difference from the first and last order number is over 7,000,000 - tell me that doesnt mean there has been that many orders in about 30 mins?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    numbers are not sequential. there's likely an algorithm involved that would make it harder for someone to just "guess" at an order number
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    I give up. I can't figure out why the order won't go through.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    Got a couple of orders in just after midnight this morning (in the UK). As others have said, TC-14 promo added just fine for non-SW items. What I'm unclear about is the other promo that gets added "R2-D2 POSTER & TIE FIGHTER", what does the & TIE FIGHTER mean, am I also getting a mini TIE with the order or is just referring to an aspect of the poster, anyone know?
  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    I did what I said I would not do! (I feel like a politician now....)
    I bought the 10221 @ 20% off!!! and I will instead wait for the Marvel sets that they get discounted on Amazon.

  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889
    atkinsar: Minibag tie fighter is included with the poster.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    @ atkinsar - this is the mini tie. http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Mini-TIE-Fighter-8028

    It has a price £3.99, but cannot be bought - it is just a freebie at the moment.
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,315
    Just placed my order through the Brickset link! Thank you @yellowcastle for the reminder!
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    I put in two orders last night. One is in process and other is listed as "customer service." Should I be worried about that?
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    ^ Check your credit card balance and see if they got your money.. I have only received a confirmation email for one of my 4 orders but the money sure is missing..
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    CC is not showing either yet, but it's often slow to update. I'll give it until this afternoon. It was two identical orders placed back to back, so I may end up just needing to call [email protected] CS.
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    Have you ever been contacted by [email protected]? When they had the DS on 2x VIP points they called me to ask if it was really me who had ordered it. So "Customer support" may mean that they are going to call you to check if your details are correct.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    No. I've only actually placed one order through [email protected] before. Most of the time I buy local/Amazon.
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    I too just placed an order for R2D2 via Brickset link. Let the good times roll!
  • RobbRobb Member Posts: 144
    I'm not a LEGO SW collector, so I wasn't going to participate in the promotion, but then a couple things happened: I noticed I had a decent stock of VIP credits, and I heard the news that the promos (shipping + poster + chrome minifig) applied even to non-SW orders. So my [email protected] order adds another (small) kick back to Brickset.

    That said, if anyone (in the USA, preferably living on Oahu) wants to buy the chrome minifig from me, please send me a PM.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889
    iccarus: Did you make a duplicate order? I made 3 orders the same (Avengers stuff - seeing as they brought up the SW freebies) and the first one went through as processing, the 2nd and 3rd are flagged as "customer service". I just rang up and the very helpful lass at Lego thought that maybe it had been flagged as a potential customer mistake to raise 3 of the same order, so they query it to confirm the customer meant to do what they did. She put me on hold to check and confirmed that this is exactly what has happened and then she put a manual note against the 2 orders to confirm that the order was intentional so that whoever progresses them can do so.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    edited May 2012
    Thanks @LegoPodcaster !!!

    Figured Id put this here.
    The Earth Mobile Defense HQ is back up on Lego.com (US) and for 45 bucks, and if you buy two you will get the TC-14 fig and poster as well.
  • dsdg88dsdg88 Member Posts: 133
    I just received the "order has shipped" notice for my first of two orders placed last night.
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