In the old FBTB forums, speaknspell, AKA Steve Witt, wrote: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
The original post and thread can still be found here
I hope that clears things up for you on that subject.