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How many have found a 1 in 10,000 3PO? (8)+1?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: How many have found a 1 in 10,000 3PO? (8)+1? Reply with quote

I Didn't know if we had a thread for this already, but if you found one and are going to keep it (because you should) then post here. If there is already a thread like this please link to it for me as I didn't see one already, here or in the b/s/t/f forum section...
oh yeah, I have not found one yet...and please only post if you have found one. Please no:"I saw one on bricklink" or "...ebay" or :"I bought one on bricklink..." etc... lets keep it simple. The other 3PO thread I think is not that interesting. Honesty would be great as well... Wink

UPDATED COUNT SO FAR 1/9/08 of members who have found one(The header No longer distuinguishes between US and Europe winners):
derc
dwhisper
stormtrooper16 (Europe!)
Gaia... kinda...
Morgan19 (but forget rare C-3PO I'd like to find a Mark Twain minifig!)
captainausome
cardz
MiniMitch
and the +1 is for PepaQuin who had someone give him one, lucky guy! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't have one, but i saw one on ebay! Wink Wink Very Happy Very Happy (:D)

Sorry. That was really bad. And, by the way, I didn't see one.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, personally, do not plan on searching for one. I feel sorry for the people who going nuts for one of these, going to a lego store and practically cleaning the shelves hoping that one of the sets contains a 3P0.

This is the real life version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if there's a difference on the chances in Canada, but so far, between myself, my 2 nephews, a friend of mine, and two friends of theirs (6 LSW fans total), we're all a combined 0 for 11. Sad (That's a hefty .000 batting average! Rolling Eyes )

[from: 5x Naboo Fighters, 3x JSFwHDBRs, 1x AT-ST, 1x GGSF, 1x 6211 ISD (that one may have been '06 stock)]

I can see that easily being an 0 for 25 by Christmas...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thougt than it only was in north America the chances were to get one, or am I wrong?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Maul wrote:
I thougt than it only was in north America the chances were to get one, or am I wrong?


Canada is part of North America, i would imagine their sets come from the same production centers as the US sets...but not entire sure about that process.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mr. Maul wrote:
I thougt than it only was in north America the chances were to get one, or am I wrong?


Canada is part of North America, i would imagine their sets come from the same production centers as the US sets...but not entire sure about that process.


Oh stupid me ::D:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enchantedknight56 wrote:
I, personally, do not plan on searching for one. I feel sorry for the people who going nuts for one of these, going to a lego store and practically cleaning the shelves hoping that one of the sets contains a 3P0.

This is the real life version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

I plan to do the same thing. Not a huge deal, but if I somehow get one in one of the sets I buy, then cool. but I'mnot buying tons of sets just for the 3PO.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told one in 250 odds of finding one in a box, which means ALOT OF LEGO before you can find one.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like enchantedknight56 and DestructiveDelirium, I don't plan on getting more sets just to get a golden C-3PO. If I do get one, great, but if I don't, well, I won't be upset (especially considering the odds just mentioned by Michael).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mshiels wrote:
I was told one in 250 odds of finding one in a box, which means ALOT OF LEGO before you can find one.


I actually would have thought those odds would be even smaller Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point of this thread was for people who HAVE found one to say what set and where they found it, right? Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have not found any and i doubt i will ever find one Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not looking either. If I do find one, great.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clonecommando007 wrote:
The point of this thread was for people who HAVE found one to say what set and where they found it, right?


*sound of crickets*

Hear that? Didn't think so. This thread wouldn't have any posts if that was the point! Rolling Eyes

No-one i know has been buying "extra" sets to try and get one. I think it's business as usual. Me, myself, personally ( Wink ), i look at the 3PO similarily to the Kabaya exclusive minis or the Sith minifig pack from years ago. Sure it would be nice to have one, but i'm not gonna bust my nutz trying luck, or break my wallet on eBay.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Mandalorian Jaster" (actually his son) in the Ask Lego section claims to have found one (and then promptly broke it). Steve was quite relieved to hear that. Somehow I'll need to hear of a couple more before I believe it myself. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah but you guys won't be so calm and collected about it when it becomes a super rare item never up for sale Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

miniMitch wrote:
The odds have got to be greater than 1 in 250 set...If my calculations are correct (each member average 2 sets) I think it is probably like 1 in 7991

mm


But remember - not all members are active and not all in the US/Canada.

1 in 250 sounds about right.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[C3PO Voice] The odds of actually getting one of these figs if you only buy one box of each set are approximently 4720 to 1 [/C3PO Voice]

And to add to what MasterFetty said, not everyone who buys lego sets is a member here. I'm assuming thats what miniMitch was talking about what he said "Each member avergae 2 set"
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like master Fetty's ratio: 250 to 1.
Since almost all of us here buy Star Wars lego on an monthly, or weekly, basis, the odds of getting lucky are slightly higher than the standard nine year old consumer.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't. I haven't bought a Star Wars set since January. But then again, I'm not in the US...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hoping one will be in my UCS MF when it arrives in a few months.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-=skywalker=- wrote:
I'm hoping one will be in my UCS MF when it arrives in a few months.

I thought someone said that they weren't going to be put into the Falcons. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DestructiveDelirium wrote:
-=skywalker=- wrote:
I'm hoping one will be in my UCS MF when it arrives in a few months.

I thought someone said that they weren't going to be put into the Falcons. Confused


Well let's hope they are wrong, because if TLG isn't going to put them in a $500 set, then i'll tell TLG where they can go.

PS: it's not somewhere very nice! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-=skywalker=- wrote:
DestructiveDelirium wrote:
-=skywalker=- wrote:
I'm hoping one will be in my UCS MF when it arrives in a few months.

I thought someone said that they weren't going to be put into the Falcons. Confused


Well let's hope they are wrong, because if TLG isn't going to put them in a $500 set, then i'll tell TLG where they can go.

PS: it's not somewhere very nice! Razz


::D: nice. Yeah it would be really nice if they did put them in those too. Though I'm not buying the Falcon this year, so I guess it doesn't really matter to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, uhhh... What would happen if a C-3PO was in a set that sat on the shelf till next year and nobody picked it up, then some collector who needs at least 2 of every set ever made picks it up and doesn't open the box so the resale value stays at it's peak?

Just a thought. Wink Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, interesting situation, I have no idea what the answer would be. I would assume though that it would be somewhat higher then the others. But there someone could always lie about that in a few years and claim that they just found it rescently.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the real question is how would the collector know he/she actually had one if he/she kept the set misb. I know it's a hypothetical situation, but seriously how would anyone know unless they had an x-ray machine of their own.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reaper wrote:
...but seriously how would anyone know unless they had an x-ray machine of their own.


Don't give anyone any crazy ideas! Hmm... actually, would a radar gun work? Wink
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