chrome darth vader poly bags still to be found?

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  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    Grams were invented by the French and thus are not to be trusted.
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  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited July 2014
    Luccide said:

    i know 7749 did as i just bought one lol

    I was thinking more along the lines of #8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack and #8015 Assassin Droids Battle Pack. These sets are 1/2 the size of #7749 and I don't remember any special anniversary markings on them.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    Well decided to open those sets as I am going to be building a SW base/display mini-figures and sadly but not surprising NO Vaders. I have given some of these away to friend's kids and no one has mentioned a Vader, I have a few other boxes but will not open them for now.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Sorry to hear you didn't find one. I am pretty confident the unopened sets I have won't have one either. I'm one of those people that could never win the lottery (although it does help to purchase a ticket).
  • nerick906nerick906 Bristol, UKMember Posts: 376
    #8015 does it need to have a sticker on it?
  • LuccideLuccide Member Posts: 42
    na 8015 dosent need to have the anniversary edition logo so you are in with a chance there nerick906
  • dolphins79dolphins79 Member Posts: 29
    Totally jealous now...congrats!
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  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Does anyone know if sets #7655 and #7654 have the potential for Chrome DV? I just found these sets sealed in my basement.
  • fizicystfizicyst Member Posts: 72

    Does anyone know if sets #7655 and #7654 have the potential for Chrome DV? I just found these sets sealed in my basement.

    According to one article I read online, they were in the following 2009 sets:
    7748 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
    7749 Echo Base
    8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack
    8015 Assassin Droids Battle Pack
    8016 Hyena Droid Bomber
    8017 Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
    8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT)
    8019 Republic Attack Shuttle
    8036 Separatists Shuttle
    8037 Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter
    8038 The Battle of Endor
    8039 Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser

    I hope that helps some!

    It has a mass of 5.7g, so if you get a very accurate scale and check smaller sets that should help. I still have a couple of sets I have not looked at (7748, 8016, 8039 and maybe an 8018). Normal variation in mass of a large set is more than 5.7g, and more accurate masses can be found on bricklink.
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    Hey I found a 7749 that I haven't opened. Will weigh and see :) I built the other while ago.
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    .. OK I found my 7749 (which was 317g) and also a 8014 (which was 113g).
    Bricklink says 8014 (it has no chrome vader pic) should be 114g.

    BUT .. on bricklink it says 7749 should be 312g ... this version has the 1999-2009 Chrome Vader pic in the lower left corner and is 317g. So is that weight accurate or could it be wrong? (ie. version with other normal Lego inside) .. I am a little bit excited ;)

    Anyone know weights of 7749 ?
  • fizicystfizicyst Member Posts: 72
    @johnnyfinlandia,

    While I do not have a #7749 to compare, I can tell you that my #8015 did not have any markings indicating that it could have a chrome vader inside. It came out exactly 5.8 g higher than what was listed on bricklink. I would say your chances are at least 50/50, better if you can find a better scale (that goes to 0.1g).

    Here is the link to brickset confirming which sets could have chrome vaders:
    http://brickset.com/sets/list-11028
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    edited August 2014
    Yes I used my mini digital postal scale so quite accurate but not beyond 0.1g :(((( and so not quite 5.8g (5.xx only) more than Bricklist - or the 312 it says there - another site (maybe Brickset says 314) :( Hence the reason I am stalling ;) I reckon it is just extra normal weight or indeed it should be that weight. I would be gobsmacked if it did contain a DV though.
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, looking at that new brand store that is coming to Southampton by Christmas 2019 . . . .Member Posts: 137
    I've still got to get around to ferreting out those sets that need checking!
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    Can anyone weigh their 7749 if they have some scales please .. I think mine is red herring though, as a few other sites (Amazon for instance) quote higher weights in lbs (then converted). Maybe sets range normally quite a bit :)
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    .. OK fairly sure no DV .. put a couple of phones (as references) on both scales (found another scales) and they were +1g/+2g to the internet weights, so I reckon true weight is 315g which is only 3g more :( not enough. Boo.
  • fred67fred67 USA - GAMember Posts: 15
    Jumping in, here. I had a number of 8017s, all Anniversary Editions with the Vader picture in the corner. Out of five:

    1 weighed 572g
    2 weighed 570g
    2 weighed 529g

    That's just crazy. Bricklink says 533g. So I think I can safely count out the bottom two, and figured I'd pop open the heaviest one to check... and no dice. It's good, though, that I took this step... I am giving one away this weekend to a (hopefully) happy kid, because while I didn't pay that much for the current BL value is nearly $100 on the low end... and I'd hate to give away a Chrome Vader to boot.

    But I'm not unhappy about opening one, either, because I didn't really buy them to sell, but now I can't really give the one I opened as a gift, either.

    Off to check
  • fred67fred67 USA - GAMember Posts: 15
    So even the little sets needed the "Anniversary Edition" on them? None of mine do.
  • fred67fred67 USA - GAMember Posts: 15
    Hyena Droid Bomber... 430g, BL says 397g. I only had one, so couldn't compare, but no Vader. On that note, anyone want to buy a new 8016... new in open box?
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    I would really like to open a few of mine, but I probably have a better chance of winning the lottery (and I don't even buy lottery tickets). My thought is that it's pretty easy to determine if a smaller set (e.g., #8014, #8015) have a chrome Vader based on weight, but nearly impossible with anything larger...unless you have an x-ray machine.
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    fizicyst said:



    According to one article I read online, they were in the following 2009 sets:
    7748 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
    7749 Echo Base
    8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack
    8015 Assassin Droids Battle Pack
    8016 Hyena Droid Bomber
    8017 Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
    8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT)
    8019 Republic Attack Shuttle
    8036 Separatists Shuttle
    8037 Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter
    8038 The Battle of Endor
    8039 Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser

    I hope that helps some!

    It has a mass of 5.7g, so if you get a very accurate scale and check smaller sets that should help. I still have a couple of sets I have not looked at (7748, 8016, 8039 and maybe an 8018). Normal variation in mass of a large set is more than 5.7g, and more accurate masses can be found on bricklink.

    So, no chance of finding one in 10198 Tantive IV? I'm thinking of selling a sealed one, but wouldn' risk giving away a chrome DV...

  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    Nope...for whatever reason it didn't make the list. I have an unopened #10198 Tantive IV that I wouldn't hesitate to sell if finding a Chrome DV was the only reason not too.
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    Thanks :)
    I'm just putting out some ads to see if someone will bite at the right price before Christmas, if not I'll be happy to build it myself.
  • pumperxpumperx Member Posts: 106
    Isn't 10198 also has a chance to find extremely rare Princess Leia with straight hair?
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    Aha... that may be what I was remebering. I remember seeing several of them in a store once, all with broken seals, and I thought someone had been opening them looking for that Leia.
    Hmm... I don't think there's much chance of her being in there.
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    Sorry to bring back an old thread, but I have two sealed #8038 Battle of Endors sitting in my closet.  They have 2011 seal codes on them, but do have the 10th anniversary logo on the front of the boxes.  Does anybody know if the chrome Darth Vaders could be in 2011 boxes or were they only inserted in 2009 production runs?
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,410
    According to the list a few posts up it should. The year 2009 was the 10th anniversary but it should carry through the whole production run. 
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  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 348
    edited January 2016
    This just feels like a scheme to get me to open my old Star Wars sets to see if I got lucky twice.  The first round of luck was finding a lot of them at Walmart for great clearance prices. 
  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 360
    I also have 2 sealed #8038 ....to open or not to open
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  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    edited January 2016
    @oldtodd33 Thanks for the info, although it makes it harder for me to decide what to do. 

    I may have some Echo Bases in storage as well....
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,861
    I'm sure a nice AFOL dentist could x-ray the boxes for a nominal fee...
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  • KazJYKazJY Member Posts: 67
    I would love to read that someone really opened their old sets and found a chrome Vader. Seems it is scary to cut those seals though (I'd feel the same)
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,861
    One wonders if a Mr. Gold is sitting, undisturbed, in a blind package just waiting to be discovered...
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  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    I've noticed that the Chrome Darth Vader is roughly at the $200 USD mark based on current eBay sales. It's more than doubled in price in less than two years...at least based on my records. Those who purchased the set before 2015 are going to do well. It should also help with the aftermarket pricing of sealed sets that potentially contain the Chrome Darth Vader polybag.
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,781
    Glad I grabbed mine when I did. Wow.
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 683
    Damnit, I sold a sealed #8038 the other day... didn't realise it had the promise of a Chrome Vader :(
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited March 2016
    ^Statistically speaking, I'm sure you came out better than if you had opened it.
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  • CHAINSAWCHAINSAW ChicagoMember Posts: 199
    Idk if you could find one, I have one but... :(
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    edited March 2016
    CHAINSAW said:
    Idk if you could find one, I have one but... :(
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    1265 said:
    CHAINSAW said:
    Idk if you could find one, I have one but... :(
    I'll be nice. :)
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  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,289
    Remember that guy that found 2 in a box? 
  • CHAINSAWCHAINSAW ChicagoMember Posts: 199
    1265 said:
    1265 said:
    CHAINSAW said:
    Idk if you could find one, I have one but... :(
    I'll be nice. :)
    Haha lol. ;)
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