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



  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    Thanks also @LegoPodcaster for the heads up on Earth Defense at 50% off, was too much to resist so placed another order with it to get a 3rd TC-14.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    @monkeyhanger - orders were identical, but intentional. I'll give CS a call here in a few minutes to sort it out. I figured that's what happened, but thanks for confirming.
  • bri4jennbri4jenn Member Posts: 96
    @madforLEGO- Thanks!!!!!
    I missed out on the last $44.99 Alien Conquest Earth Defense HQ sale. This made my day.
  • voidstarvoidstar Member Posts: 21
    Another easter egg: add $50+ in power functions and they will all be 10% off, and of course you get the TC-14 with $75 total.
  • voidstarvoidstar Member Posts: 21
    Looks like only $30 in PF gets the 10% discount. Also, 7066 now shows sold out.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    CS confirmed it was because of a security check as well due to the duplicate ordering. The rep says it should be resolved soon.

    Also, kind of glad the IS is apparently out of stock now. One less temptation hanging out there.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    I went to the Houston Lego store this morning. Seemed like the normal crowd. They only had one Death Star, no Super Star Destroyers, and only one Imperial Shuttle with a totally destroyed box. Still it was tempting, but someone snatched it about five minutes later while I was still browsing. Other than that, they had a pretty good stock and selection.
    I ended up buying the three series one planet sets, an ewok attack, and Sith Night Speeder, just barely reached the minimum to get chrome TC-14.
    For $10, i really like the planet sets! TC-14 is cool but he doesn't come with any guns. ;)
  • tategoitategoi Member Posts: 19
    Why is TC-14 no longer in the checkout despite me ordering more than USD75? Out of stock?
  • gold682gold682 Member Posts: 257
    I did really well......lasted all day and this morning resisting buying anything to get the TC-14 minifig. Then it all went wrong and in moment of weakness (my wife and kids were out), I placed the IS in my basket to see what it looked like with the freebies and before I knew it I had entered my card details and checked out.....arrggh!

    Then 5 minutes later I did exactly the same thing with the SSD.....big trouble now!

    This will cost me dear with swmbo!!!!
  • mikersoftmikersoft Member Posts: 57
    edited May 2012
    As usual.. "a day late, and a dollar short"... I missed the $45 Alien Conquest Earth Defense HQ again... I guess my commitment to Lego is lacking, as I don't seem to be checking these forums often enough :-(
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    I bought the Y-wing, Geonosian Cannon, and the Padawan DVD, and the lady accidentally gave me two tc-14's :)

  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    TC-14 is cool but he doesn't come with any guns. ;)
    It's a she.
  • andystarandystar Member Posts: 275
    SSD is back to normal price.
  • SupersympaSupersympa Member Posts: 534
    my order is "customer service " still for the SSD...last year when i did an order (10195) arf trooper was gone...even though i ordered in the first hours of the offer...I smell the same fishy trick from Lego now...
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Member Posts: 1,079
    I have also a few orders that are marked with"customer service"! Honestly if the get delivered w/o TC-14 i will simply return them!
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    I made mine 12.02am in the UK, still marked as In Process.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,169
    Maybe some of these orders exceed limits if they are multiple orders and that's why they're on hold with "customer service" status? Two of my three "customer service" orders have changed to "in process" now after my phonecall to [email protected] when it appeared to be related to multiple orders considered to potentially be a mistake which had put them on hold. It was only later that I realised I have ordered more than the web stated limit for some of my items, although the individual orders were each under the limit. Are the EU orders coming from Denmark? May 4th was a bank holiday for them, so no progress on shipping. I assume nothing is done on a weekend, so Monday is the first day of progress, unless UK orders are coming from stock in the UK, in which case nothing gets progressed until Tuesday, as Monday is a UK bank holiday.
  • ljames28ljames28 Member Posts: 88
    I wonder, what will happen to all the left over TC-14 polybags after the promo is over?
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,169
    Ijames28: I suppose that depends on how many are left. Some report that US is OOS on TC-14, still seem some here in the UK as late as 4pm when I placed a pick-a-brick order towards my UCS MF build and one was put in my order. If there are tons left then they'll probably crop up on a limited "first come, first served" basis on a later promotion like a bunch of ARFs that were "discovered" for a US promotion earlier this year.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,789
    Why is TC-14 no longer in the checkout despite me ordering more than USD75? Out of stock?
    Did you order more than 75 in LEGO SW? LEGO may have closed the loophole for all orders over 75 getting the fig
    I wonder, what will happen to all the left over TC-14 polybags after the promo is over?
    LEGO will simply give them out at a later date like they do with the ARF trooper.
    But seeing there is a new Polybag fig you have to wonder if the ARF trooper is gone for good.

  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    Why is TC-14 no longer in the checkout despite me ordering more than USD75? Out of stock?
    It still works for me.

  • PlaugePlauge Member Posts: 39
    Got all the promotional stuff even though I did not order any SW stuff. I was only after the free shipping for my PAB and PF order. (Austria)
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    I still have 2 of my 3 orders still listed as Customer Service as well. Just called and I was told they are still in the process phase and everything looks normal with the order. He said the orders are being reviewed by customer service because they are higher priced items.

    When I asked he said the Imperial Shuttle is on backorder but the date may change. Kinda bummed about this as when I ordered the item was listed as 'in stock' but now because of the hold up it appears as though I have to wait as though I ordered it last night when it was showing as backordered.

    Ah well, glad I got it for the price I did so I'm not complaining. Really would like to see it ship soon though as my birthday is in 1 month and this was my gift to myself.
  • PlaugePlauge Member Posts: 39
    @Deadareus, birthdays are dangerous for the wallet. I got the fire brigade for mine there was no way back.. really been crazy 4 weeks.. Had a lot of Lego to catch up.

  • SpaceCakeSpaceCake Member Posts: 291
    Done and done.

    Now... Bring on the Hulk minifigure!!!

    PS: Avengers Assemble is absolutelymindblowinglyawesome! If you haven't seen it yet then you are MISSING OUT.
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121
    Does anyone remember from last year - were there any deeper discounts on UCS set during BF or Christmas Sale?
    I remember only a decent discount on 10215 (in January) but I don't know if it was put on sale during last May promotion.

    * I had no chance to order 10212 IS now, and I'm wondering if there will be deeper discount on that one.
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    This TC-14 appears to have really driven up the demand for the gold chrome C-3PO. The Bricklink sales average has gone up about $100 over the past couple of months. Average for May so far is $350, with one going for $375. Lowest available is now $450.
  • pumperxpumperx Member Posts: 106
    ^That's insane. I thought it was going to top out at around $300, guess I was wrong.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,169
    I thought it would do nothing positive for the value of the gold one when a flood of very similar figures in chrome are about to hit the market. I do wonder who would pay that kind of money for a minifig, not that I would be complaining if I had one to sell.
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    I hope the Darth Maul figure goes down soon. Hopefully this attention helps.
  • jlpythonjlpython Member Posts: 77
    I fared pretty well with this promotion as well; got the Sith Infiltrator (basically for the Darth Maul fig), an IS, and a bunch of Battle Packs for my sons. Been holding off on getting anything new until this promotion; so I'm good with presents for their next birthdays as well!
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    I way way WAY over spent this time around. Half my orders have already shipped, the other half are in process. All total $1400 USD

    This is what I grabbed over 10 orders, and each order came with a TC-14!!!

    1 Deathstar (Wife Wanted This one)
    1 Imperial Shuttle
    64 Series 7 minifigs (will have lots to trade soon)
    1 Y-Wing
    1 fire brigade
    1 fairy tale minifigure set (Wife Wanted This one)
    1 cannible escape
    1 The Mill (POTC)
    1 Fountian of youth
    1 londn Escape
    1 Battle for Geonosis
    1 Arc-170
    1 Bounty Hunter ship
    1 R2-D2
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    @cynthilina Are you in the US? I have 6 different orders, 5 of which were placed between 12:15-12:30am on May 4th. Then, I placed an order on May 4th at 9am. All the items were listed In Stock when I placed the orders. Now all of the 12:15-12:30am orders are listed as Back Ordered and the 9am is listed as In Process. None of which makes sense to me.
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    Yeah I am in the US. I have 5 shipped and 5 in process. I am contacting Lego about what the deal is. Of course the Large cost Items have not shipped.
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    Just spoke to Lego and good news. the remaining orders will ship Monday. I was tole the in process means that FEDEX does not pickup until Monday. at least in my case. Also and this is a big not to all that placed orders. CHECK YOUR POINTS. come to find out our points slipped through the crack and they had to add them manually. Good thing the CS at Lego is excellent.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    Yeah, been watching to see if my VIP points updated. I figured the weekend had something to do with it.

    I will call CS Monday if they are not added by then. One order is marked as shipped. The other is still "in process."
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543

    How did you order 64 CMF's, [email protected] limits me to 16.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917

    How did you order 64 CMF's, [email protected] limits me to 16.
    Separate orders? or Different addresses?
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    When I did it I got them in separate orders. 32 was the limit when I bought the first half. Then with a few of the Items under 75 bucks I used them to go over 75 I think there were 6 on one and 8 on 2 others. They were all separate orders
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    Nope I used the same address just placed multiple orders.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543
    edited May 2012
    ^, ^^,
    Thanks for responding. :o)
    Interesting that the number limit was different.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    Dammit. Got my order confirmation Email from Lego and it just has the minifigure and poster, no R2D2. Evidently it's not in stock for a few weeks, wish they would have told me that when I ordered!
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    Dammit. Got my order confirmation Email from Lego and it just has the minifigure and poster, no R2D2. Evidently it's not in stock for a few weeks, wish they would have told me that when I ordered!
    What's the problem? They'll ship it when it's in stock.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    ^ The agony of waiting for a LEGO set to arrive in the mail is indescribable. ;-)
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    I know they'll mail it when it's in stock, but had I known it wasn't I probably would have ordered something else and picked up R2 later.
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    They'll survive.

    That's one thing that makes me happy as a collector as opposed to a consumer. I don't mind the wait.
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    Just got the shipping confirmation for my order today. My SSD and poster are included in the confirmation, but no TC-14! Could those have possibly gotten back-ordered? The shipping status says "Partial shipment balance on backorder" and the individual status for the TC-14 says "In process." Anybody have a clue what this could possibly mean?
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 417
    What do Lego stores do with leftover promotional minfigs?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    Sell them, or create promo codes and give them out for free with a purchase. That is what they did with the Shadow ARF Trooper.
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    What do Lego stores do with leftover promotional minfigs?
    That is a good question. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on an extra one.
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