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

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  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    I must have been really lucky with all my purchases. I checked all the ones that shipped so far and the Rest go out Monday but the TC-14 is included in all of them. I have the shipping dates of as early as the morning of the 4th so I hope they will be here by Thursday next week. What I did was put everything I had already decided on in the wishlist and added it right to the bag from there, and checked out right away. I figured many would be hunting and picking so i would get mine in just in time to be the ones that sold out.
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    I was told by a Lego store employee that whatever TC-14's they had left had to go back to Lego Corp.
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    I got my ship notice on my VW bus with r2d2 poster and tc-14 figure! yeah!!
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    I can't imagine they would want people to get their hands on them for cheap knowing the resell value of these things.They only ring up as $4.99 which obviously would be amazing to be able to purchase at that price.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    I was told by a Lego store employee that whatever TC-14's they had left had to go back to Lego Corp.
    The manager at my local store told me the same thing last year with the ARFs.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    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!

    If they send the TC-14 and the poster, I'd be tempted to cancel the R2D2. Then order again when it is on offer.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,292
    They shipped my order! Even on the May Bank Holiday! *does happy dance*
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    My order shipped with all of my items EXCEPT the TC 14 which is still showing "In Process".
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    ^^ One of mine has supposedly shipped on bank holiday too!
  • cadwindu1996cadwindu1996 Member Posts: 6
    Am i the only one who doesn't see an appeal in basically a silver C3po that was in the phantom menace for two minutes.If it was a darth maul like the one at toy fair i would have sold my soul for it!! However as it is not i had to pass on this one and wait until the hulk promo on the 16th as i am ordering my quinjet from lego to get the hulk figure.
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    I'm doing the same on the 16th. Quinjet.

    Initially was not going to bother with this set, but after seeing the movie it's a must have.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^^ Don't know if this had already been discussed but the opening scenes of Ep IV had a silver 'C3PO' and I believe another in cloud city in Ep V. Definitely not a major character but still a cool figure IMO.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    I personally don't care for the chrome Droid figure. However, I will be selling the four that I am getting, and that additional discount along with the sets I bought on sale get me excited.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    I placed only one order for one IS at midnight on the 4th and am still in process. Not worried about it however . . .
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    I'm not that bothered about it either, but will keep one to sell / swap later and sell / swap one now. I was going to do a large PAB order anyway, so split it and got two free.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    My pick a brick order shipped today (bank holiday) too. Just not the pick a brick so just the tc14, r2d2 poster and tie only. Or is that normal for puck a bricks not to be listed?
  • neomonkeyneomonkey Member Posts: 82
    My orders are also all in process.
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    I just received shipping confirmation for 3/4 of my orders. But they were made in the first 30 minutes after midnight of the 4th.. Waiting for my PAB one now..
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    @cheshirecat My PAB orders are the same. PAB orders usually come separate from any sets ordered, since these are packed elsewhere (not in UK) and forwarded on later.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    @CCC thanks. Its my first time so wasn't sure. Still waiting on my other order to ship.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,292
    Yeah, sorry I should have said... everything except my Pick a Brick has shipped. I didn't order much in terms of amount of money (£50.51, just enough to get a TC14!) and I ordered really late on the 5th after agonising if I should or not, so I expected to have to wait awhile for it to ship since it seems like the whole Lego community ordered the warehouse out ahead of me! But I'm happy that I did now, free shipping, a few little gits and IRON MAN is coming! So happy! :D
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    Pick a brick orders get shipped seperately because it takes them a few days just to fill the order.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,012
    Of the 6 orders I made, 3 are on their way, annoyingly the first order made is still in process.

    Order 1; Y-Wing and Boba keyring - shipped except Boba which is on back order, but Boba was in stock when I ordered.

    Order 2; UCS R2 - In Process still, ordered 10 mins into the promotion!

    Orders 3 & 4 - identical Marvel orders - shipped.

    Order 5 - Identical Marvel order which was held as "CS", now "In-Process".

    Order 6 - Pick-a-brick, "In-Process" still, no surprise, they take a while to gather up.

    Still don't know what the hold up is on the R2 seeing as I would've been one of the first UK orders on May 4th.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,012
    Still dont know why TLG didn't give the droid multiple identities: TC-14 for PT, and the 2 other silver protocol droids from OT (not sure what they're called), might've hadngreater appeal for those who like OT but not so much PT.
  • OliverBanksOliverBanks Member Posts: 32
    Neither of my order (placed at 12.20am and 11am) have been shipped.
  • pantboypantboy EnglandMember Posts: 211
    I orderd a UCS R2-D2 15 minutes into the promotion, received an email today telling me they were out of stock, no new ship date was provided, although [email protected] says 24th May, but have received a second email saying they have shipped the freebies (and probably charged my card)
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    There does not seem to be much rhyme or reason as to how R2-D2 stock was allocated/processed/shipped. I ordered my R2-D2 in the afternoon of May 4th (CST) and it was shipped yesterday. The Fed-Ex tracking number provided still does not show any update as of an hour ago however...
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,012
    edited May 2012
    I really did think TLG would have had stacks of UCS R2 ready for not only this promotion, but its launch a few days previous. Maybe they wildly underestimated demand. I must admit that without the TC-14 freebie I would've held off buying until later in the year or if one of the European Amazon sites had it on offer.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I also ordered 5 minutes into the promotion at midnight on the 4th, and my orders have not shipped either.

    Oh well, they'll come when they come, I choose not to fuss over it. Had I cared enough, I could have driven the 3 minutes it takes to get to my local Lego store and picked one up in person, but I had work to do. :)
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    My local Lego store said they sold out of the UCS R2-D2 within hours on the first day it was available.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    My order still hasn't shipped from Saturday.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,208
    My Dynamic Duo, Recycling Truck, 2 CMF Series 7, TC-14 and Poster all shipped today. I ordered them over the phone Friday morning. :o)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    I placed two PABs, with a few extra small sets.

    One was placed at 12.03am, one about 1.30pm. The extras from the first have been dispatched but not the PAB. Whereas the PAB from the second has been dispatched, but not the extras (Powe Functions). Strange.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    this is nothing new. allocation and ship dates seem wildly inconsistent compared to order times every time they have a big sale
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Both my orders have now shipped and my VIP points have finally updated. I imagine their ordering system was just slammed over the weekend with this promotion.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Interesting... Some of my [email protected] orders are starting to ship... The Earth Defense HQ sets shipped, but R2-D2 has not. The other odds and ends that I purchased have shipped, but the power functions strangely have not. All of the orders that show shipped, TC-14 is along for the ride, so I guess I should get one of those for each order.
  • LovaqueroLovaquero Member Posts: 23
    ^ ditto. They slowly trickle through the system. Although I find it funny that my orders seems to shipping in reverse order that they they were placed...=)
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    My order (including all the free stuff) has shipped, but my VIP-points haven't been updated. I'll keep an eye on them the next couple of days...
  • cynthilinacynthilina Member Posts: 188
    YAY all 10 orders are shipped!!
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 873
    I ordered at 10:30 PM on May 5. I'm sure I am last in the queue. Right now still "in process." No big deal -- they will arrive when they arrive.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    A bunch of orders now marked as shipping, no new VIP points, but I figure I'll give it 3 days to update before I call to complain. :)
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    My PAB order seems to originate from a place called Strykow, Poland.. a rather cool-sounding name for a city :D
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    I think most PAB comes from over seas. The last time I ordered from PAB there was a global mail sticker on the envelope.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    What do you think their value will be? 25$?
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    ^ Current listings on eBay are around $25-30 average.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,380
    ^It's at about $30 right now with shipping, but I expect it to drop to $25 at it's lowest point.
    I see a lot of postings for people looking to sell theirs, so please note that I am interested in purchasing some.
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    ^ what about a trade for a Shadow Arf Trooper?
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,380
    ^Fair trade and I would do that in a heartbeat, but I only have one Shadow ARF trooper, at the moment, so it would be hard to part with it! Anything else you are interested in? If so, feel free to PM me.
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    Unfortunately just that.
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    $30.00 does not seem worth it for me to let one go.
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