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#1 CopMike

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:42 PM

Ok- I need to adress the upcoming C-3PO situation |-/ ! After some thought I´ve started to get somewhat pissed off >:-( !

I love Star Wars bigtime! Does that mean that I need/want to get everything thats SW related? Answer NO!
I have never felt the urge to go Hasbro on my wallet. The main reason is that those ships/figs are to detailed -
on the otherhand I have almost all of the Cartoon Networks Clone Wars figs *sweet* . They´re clean and the colouring in graphic appeals to me.

Another HUGE reason for not going Hasbro is that there is no chance for average Joe´s to get all of the figs, to complete the line.
There´s always some "Transparent Darth Vader in DKNY jocks" handed out to the first 29½ toyshop-owners on a superexclusive event on the backyard of George Lucas ranch >:-( !
In that way LEGO has been different.
The sets has been available to everyone, granted some more expensive than others/living in the wrong part of the world/people coming in late & missing out.
Sure there are some superexclusive like Toy Fair Invitation, 2005, Star Wars Promotional, Luminara Unduli with Light-up Lightsaber that is Hasbro-style
but that to me isn´t really the same thing. I have that minifig, if someone want to add some pieces and a tag fine buy me - I can do the same and have that look!

But now this golden boy of ours *wub* - C-3PO - getting the real look from the movies that LEGO should have made from the beginning, or at least in a little more expensive set like Cloud City.
And he goes in 10000 boxes worldwide  >:-( for later selling on evilbay at ridiculous prices *wacko* !
I think that´s a BAD move by LEGO if that´s the only time he will shine :'-( ! That makes me feel that LEGO is going the way of the rest of the toy industri and I don´t like *skull*!

So LEGO when you read this - be my guest with this C-3PO "giveaway" BUT bring him to all us other fans that has been loyal to the brick !

Well this is my 5 cents (or maybe $10 :-|) on this matter.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:49 PM

Copied your post directly, huh?  :-P   I was actually gonna make a topic just like this, but thought against it.  Great minds think alike  :-D

Anyway, this whole thing just reeks of Willy Wonka to me.  Apparently he runs TLG now.  5 Golden tickets.  5 Golden Droids.  I am a COLLECTOR of Lego.  Especially Star Wars lego.  But I can't afford this.  If they do charge me NOW for the MF I'm gonna have to cancel.  I want that certificate, but I can't afford that now.  And on top of that, the sets are all super expensive for next year, and now this?!

I'm sorry, I just can't keep up.

And on TOP of that...just...I can't even afford the BL prices for this.  I can't afford the prices for the C3PO.  I want one of the chrome ones, but I doubt I'll even get that.  The solid gold ones?  Expect to pay upwards of $5000US for one of those babies on BL.  Of course I may be severely underestimating the price  :-|

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:09 PM

a dont get this so you mean there will be 1000 droids in just any random set?

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:20 PM

View Postcasewindu, on Feb 11 2007, 03:09 PM, said:

a dont get this so you mean there will be 1000 droids in just any random set?
Yes, in the new 2007 SW sets, 10000 (not 1000 thank god) Chrome gold C3PO will be placed in the boxes.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:23 PM

View PostStarwars4J, on Feb 11 2007, 10:20 PM, said:

Yes, in the new 2007 SW sets, 10000 (not 1000 thank god) Chrome gold C3PO will be placed in the boxes.

so are they already in them! 8-°

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:42 PM

Since the 2007 sets aren't available yet I don't think so  ;-)

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:44 PM

View PostStarwars4J, on Feb 11 2007, 08:49 PM, said:

Anyway, this whole thing just reeks of Willy Wonka to me.  Apparently he runs TLG now.  5 Golden tickets.  5 Golden Droids.  I am a COLLECTOR of Lego.  Especially Star Wars lego.  But I can't afford this.  If they do charge me NOW for the MF I'm gonna have to cancel.  I want that certificate, but I can't afford that now.  And on top of that, the sets are all super expensive for next year, and now this?!

The 14k gold droids will be given away as contest prizes on lego.com. We don't know how yet, or even if people outside the US will be allowed to enter. So the 14k Gold droids are not like Willy Wonka tickets at all.

The 10,000 gold coated 3POs though are a different story...

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:45 PM

Hmm... While I totally agree with copmike, I don't think there's going to be many problems is there's a grand total of 10,000 sets with a chrome paint C3PO. There would have been a massive problem if they only had 1,000, but with 10,000, I think there's a slim, but existant chance that you'lll be able to get one. Especially if you're one of the first! Afterall, the price tag is unnaturally expensive, so that alone will bar the majority of people from buying bulk. Unless they pull a Swanberg, that is!  :-D

But all joking aside, I think there's a fairly good chance you'll get it copmike! Just be sure to sleep outside your local Toys R Us the night before it hits the stores.  ;-)

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:47 PM

so can you only get one with a millenium falcon!?!

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:04 PM

No...I'm pretty sure they're randomly put in all sets of the new wave  :-P   I don't think they're even making 10000 MF in 2007

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:09 PM

Yeah 10,000 in all different SW 07 sets, i have to agree with others that im not a fan of this sorta thing.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:12 PM

One word: STUPID

I'd love a gold C3PO, but this is plain silly.
As if the price for the new 5195 bricks huge millenium falcon isn't enough to make one seasick :-X

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:57 PM

I doubt any Falcons will include a metalised 3PO, as it's pretty clear these are going into retail boxes.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:05 AM

I was speaking to  *yoda*  earlier and he raised a good point, he wondered how many we in europe would get compaired to the US?
As we in europe usually seem to get screwed by lego in most things :-(

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:12 AM

Lets see:

How many members of EB will manage to find one in a set?
How many members of EB will manage to find one in a set but their camera is broken?

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:16 AM

View Postlego2000, on Feb 11 2007, 05:12 PM, said:

Lets see:

How many members of EB will manage to find one in a set?
How many members of EB will manage to find one in a set but their camera is broken?

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qucksilver111 (4:10:05 AM): think any EBers will find one?
Starwars26J (4:12:14 AM): probably one or two
Starwars26J (4:12:29 AM): and then another few who will have found it, but "their camera is broken"
qucksilver111 (4:13:22 AM): heh

I see you've moved on to higher forms of thievery  ;-)

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:25 AM

Their does seem to be alot of that about these days im sorry to say:-/

Well i hope that someone who does post here finds one and lets hope their camera isnt broken, then again saying that weve already got some great pics of the fig so it dosent really matter.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:29 AM

People are going to start ripping open boxes in the store to look for these gold figures. I wouldn't be surprised to find a lot of opened boxes in stores. That's my only problem with this.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:36 AM

UNGH. I hate all this blind-packaging business. Now I totally agree with copmike. I mean, if this was like the mask packs, that would be okay, considering the low cost of those packs. But blind packing them into sets? That is going to be one expensive endevour to try and find one of those. It just simply isn't worth it.  *sad*

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As we in europe usually seem to get screwed by lego in most things


True, true. Especially since a split down the middle seems really unlikely. I just hope they don't get the idea that "All Star Wars fans are in North America", and deprive all of you of these sets. And the entire world, for that matter! Guess it's time to find a good custom vacuum chromer.  :-(

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People are going to start ripping open boxes in the store to look for these gold figures. I wouldn't be surprised to find a lot of opened boxes in stores. That's my only problem with this.


I sincerely hope that box mutilation will not increase. Back when they introduced those light-out figs, I saw a record number of missing Darth Vaders (and his lightsaber) from the Tie Fighter at all retailers. It would truly a sad state of humanity, should rabbid/extremist collectors and Ebayers be driven to this level.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:48 AM

Yeah when those light up figs came out my TRU had loads of boxes ripped open and it was really hard to find one that hadnt had either a jedi or clone stolen from it.

Well if it happens again then TLC have only themselves to blame. :-/

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:02 AM

View PostStarwars4J, on Feb 11 2007, 07:16 PM, said:

I see you've moved on to higher forms of thievery  ;-)

Shhh!!! You see nothing!!

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:47 AM

Ooh, I hope I  get one of these, it's like the cereal box toys "A Surprise in every (In this case most) Box!!!!!!"

This is awsome, this means you don't have to spend to much money on say like a more expensive set to get the droid, if you could get it with a smaller costing set.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:57 AM

View PostImperialScouts, on Feb 11 2007, 06:47 PM, said:

Ooh, I hope I  get one of these, it's like the cereal box toys "A Surprise in every (In this case most) Box!!!!!!"

This is awsome, this means you don't have to spend to much money on say like a more expensive set to get the droid, if you could get it with a smaller costing set.
Yes, or you could (like most people) buy the entire new lineup and not get it at all  :-P

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 02:34 AM

Wow. I think this is a brilliant marketing 'scheme'. It’s good in which it will probably bring in a lot of money for Lego, but me personally, I agree with Kim. This is kind of stupid, but hey, people will fall for it. But not me. So is this 10,000 world-wide? I doubt that is more than half. If I wer to take a wild guess, I'd say 15 percent.

The sign at the toy fair says 'solid 14 karat', does that mean the parts are not hollow? The parts cannot be separated? The joints cannot move? I wonder if even the gold colored C3PO’s parts can be taken apart.

But we have still yet to find out how to win the five 14k C3POs? Perhaps it's that movie making contest?

View PostStarwars4J, on Feb 11 2007, 03:49 PM, said:

You know what really Grinds my Gears? When I can't find the droids I'm looking for
Yeah, what gives with that?? X-O
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 02:39 AM

As an aside - there's been concerns about LEGO's financial situation. I really hope this is all marketted well to recapture interest in LEGO. I'm assuming that's the whole point.



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