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zombieprongs
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I laughed hard at that... LEGO really need to think long and hard about employing people who know what they're talking about Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. I sincerly doubt that.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey ya'll, I wanted to clear this up a bit for you guys.

The Chrome black Darth Vader is going to be randomly inserted in 2009 sets in the US just like the chrome gold c-3po was in 2007. this means it won't be in battle packs or retail exclusives (including shop@home, target, wal-mart, etc.). There will be around 10,000 just like last time and it will be a luck of the draw thing, just like last time.

the one's in Europe right now are part of a special promotion and I believe it will probably be the only way to get them in Europe. rest of the world is probably out of luck again, just like last time.

anyways, I figured you'd want the straight scoop. Don, I don't hate you, I didn't answer any emails about that until I had a clear direction from marketing for what I could say Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Steve!

I'll be on the lookout for one of these sweet puppies next year!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's some serious front page worthy news... you continue to rock our socks Steve. Thanks for the scoop.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh oh. We posted at the same time.

The website is going to self-destruct.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/dies with anger and annoyance.

AAARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Steve, I don't suppose you know why these sorts of things are always done in the US and not anywhere else?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed, it's a pretty well-known fact that LEGO's higher-ups can only survive on a diet of fresh tears of anguish and loathing. Because LEGO is still primarily located in Europe, it's much easier to get a steady supply of fresh tears from Europeans than Americans. Consequently, they release things like this in America to make the people in Europe weep quietly, thus providing the LEGO corporate overlords with much-needed sustenance.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a kick in the balls for the UK & Europe ... again! Evil or Very Mad

Steve, will you PLEASE feedback to your management that this kind of thing really is not on.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's going to be randomly inserted into the TIE sets?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but not just the Tie sets though.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firespray wrote:
So it's going to be randomly inserted into the TIE sets?


He didn't specify TIEs, which is why i changed the name of the topic to avoid confusion. It sounds like any 2009 SW Lego set, with the exception of battlepacks and exclusives that he mentioned.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chief wrote:
Firespray wrote:
So it's going to be randomly inserted into the TIE sets?


He didn't specify TIEs, which is why i changed the name of the topic to avoid confusion. It sounds like any 2009 SW Lego set, with the exception of battlepacks and exclusives that he mentioned.


Ah all right, makes more sense Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this "US only" really mean "US and Canada only" like it did last time?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A figure of 85,000 Worldwide was posted on Rebulscum ... it also refers to 10,000 being in sets in the US, but no news on the what will happen to the rest.

Some clear information would be good on this one ...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigospedros wrote:
what a kick in the balls for the UK & Europe ... again! Evil or Very Mad


Why are Lego doing this? Confused Is it because they get a bigger profit from American sales than European (thus deciding to give yanks more treats as a "thankyou")? Yep, this will be very annoying to everyone in the UK/Europe. Confused I wonder what the reaction is like over at Eurobricks. Question
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But they should be thanking us for paying more than America.

Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RogueJedi007 wrote:
Does this "US only" really mean "US and Canada only" like it did last time?

Wait - did any Canadians find a chrome gold C3PO in sets purchased in Canada?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joedward wrote:
But they should be thanking us for paying more than America.

Crying or Very sad


Especially if (like I have heard) the Pirates line has an awful "price to parts" ratio. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RogueJedi007 wrote:
Does this "US only" really mean "US and Canada only" like it did last time?
I would say no, since Canada isn't part of the US and you guys even get different packaging up there on occasion - right?

bigospedros wrote:
Some clear information would be good on this one ...
So... official word from a LEGO representative isn't clear enough? I don't think you're going to find much better!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:


bigospedros wrote:
Some clear information would be good on this one ...
So... official word from a LEGO representative isn't clear enough? I don't think you're going to find much better!


1 lego rep has said 85,000 making reference to the 10,000 for US but no details for the rest of the world, one has said 10,000 for the US only.

All I would ask is clear information on this deal for the whole world ... not just the USA.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
RogueJedi007 wrote:
Does this "US only" really mean "US and Canada only" like it did last time?
I would say no, since Canada isn't part of the US and you guys even get different packaging up there on occasion - right?


Canadians do not get different packaging from the US. I believe NA distribution is consistent for all countries in NA, ie the boxes should have english, french, and spanish. Once in a while there is a gaf and someone has to slap some new labels on them.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gumby wrote:
RogueJedi007 wrote:
Does this "US only" really mean "US and Canada only" like it did last time?

Wait - did any Canadians find a chrome gold C3PO in sets purchased in Canada?


I don't know for sure but I thought that Canada was supposed to get the sets with the chrome C3PO's.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigospedros wrote:
1 lego rep has said ...
Correction: that was some random guy on that forum saying LEGO told him that number, so who knows who he talked to (if anyone at all). I'm more inclined to stick to what Steve said, though it would be nice if there were more floating around.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ricefields wrote:
DonSolo wrote:
RogueJedi007 wrote:
Does this "US only" really mean "US and Canada only" like it did last time?
I would say no, since Canada isn't part of the US and you guys even get different packaging up there on occasion - right?


Canadians do not get different packaging from the US. I believe NA distribution is consistent for all countries in NA, ie the boxes should have english, french, and spanish. Once in a while there is a gaf and someone has to slap some new labels on them.


From what I have seen, no we do not get different packaging. (Except with Actionfigures)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
bigospedros wrote:
1 lego rep has said ...
Correction: that was some random guy on that forum saying LEGO told him that number, so who knows who he talked to (if anyone at all). I'm more inclined to stick to what Steve said, though it would be nice if there were more floating around.


That "some random guy" has a proven track record for providing correct information.

I know Steve does too, but he is a US rep, not worldwide so perhaps he has only really been told about what's happening in the US and not the Rest of the World.

Either way, if there are some in Europe, I'd like to know how to get one. And if there isn't gonna be any for Europe, I'd like to understand why TLC are so bloody short-sighted.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gumby wrote:
RogueJedi007 wrote:
Does this "US only" really mean "US and Canada only" like it did last time?

Wait - did any Canadians find a chrome gold C3PO in sets purchased in Canada?



I live in Canada and my daughter found one in a 7657 AT-ST set sold at Walmart. Lucky little stinker...but she did agree to sell it to me at the end of the day. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's so hard to not hate you right now Matt, I am so jealous.

But oh well, good for you, very nice find indeed. Can I call dibs if you find a second or third? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joedward wrote:
It's so hard to not hate you right now Matt, I am so jealous.

But oh well, good for you, very nice find indeed. Can I call dibs if you find a second or third? Razz


I call fourth! Wink
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