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Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby onions » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:25 pm

Okay, I'm gonna try this. If you live in the U.S. and you've found a Chrome Vader in your LEGO Star Wars set, please reply to this thread with which set you found it in. I'll try and keep a running tally. This is only for U.S. as I understand that the U.S. market was the only country that is currently doing this promo. Of course, if I'm wrong, you can post anyway as long as you obtained it as a randomly inserted bonus in your retail set.

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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Zuckuss » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:04 am

I found my Chrome Vader in the '8015 Assassin Droids Battle Pack'.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby EwokWarrior » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:54 pm

I found shiny chrome Vader in my 8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack. XD Also, It's only battle packs so far... interesting.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Pepa Quin » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:21 am

I think I was one of the first to find one, back on Dec. 15th just after the new sets started coming out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepa_quin/3112498088/

Found in set 8018, the Separatist AAT with Yoda.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby spork » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:04 am

I found mine, conveniently, in the 8017 Vader Tie Fighter Set.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby starstreak » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:02 pm

I got mine. :) You can see the video here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/starstreak007/3342901412/
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Solo » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:17 am

:lol: So very staged... but you're not the only one reporting battlepack success.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby GC8Monkey » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:56 pm

What better a thread than this for my first post. I was lucky enough today to get one of these chrome Vaders in a Assassin Droids battle pack :D . So I can vouch for all the others that have also found them in these same sets. It would appear that there is no exclusion of the battle packs in this random give-away.

Good Luck to everyone else hunting for these little gems. It really is a great minifig.

By the way, I bought my battle pack at Zellers. Is this the first confirmation in Canada?
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Big C » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:36 am

Hey guys? Remember the part where Ace said:

If you live in the U.S. and you've found a Chrome Vader in your LEGO Star Wars set, please reply to this thread with which set you found it in.


Hmm? Do ya?

Stick to the topic, please. If y'all really want to continue this conversation, start another topic. If y'all keep it up, I'm gonna go through and delete every single post in this thread that is not a report on where you found your Chrome Vader.

EDIT: Yep, done. I've deleted every single off-topic post in this thread. Any further posts made in this thread that don't have to do with you finding a Chrome Vader in a set WILL be deleted on sight.

If you guys want to continue the fine art of weighing LEGO sets to figure out whether or not a Chrome Vader is in them, please feel free to start a new topic about it.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby speaknspell » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:27 pm

um...the marketing department gave me one /ducks behind desk.

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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Andi » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:59 am

I got an Assassin Droids Battlepack today which I ordered from Bricklink.
Guess what was inside! :)
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby armothe » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:43 pm

Score another one for the Clone Walker Battlepack - TRU....last one on the shelf.

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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby LEGOBricks » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:18 pm

I found one in my local Toys R Us by weighing about 20 different assassin droids battle packs on their shelf. No weird looks from anyone fortunately :lol:. I was planning to do a video like Starstreak but I decided not to chance it. I used a postage scale (ounces) and it turns out that the Chrome Darth Vader is approximately .2 ounces more! Good luck to all who haven't found one yet!
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Robzula » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:47 pm

I found mine in my very first Clone Walker BP. I was excited, because it was months after the set was made, but it was the first time I'd seen the set at any of the retailers where I live, so when I opened to find a Vader, it was like, double whammy of awesome.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Mandalorian Candidat » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:17 pm

LEGOBricks wrote:I found one in my local Toys R Us by weighing about 20 different assassin droids battle packs on their shelf. No weird looks from anyone fortunately :lol:. I was planning to do a video like Starstreak but I decided not to chance it. I used a postage scale (ounces) and it turns out that the Chrome Darth Vader is approximately .2 ounces more! Good luck to all who haven't found one yet!


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Found mine in a Clone Trooper Battle Pack purchased from a Target in Madison, WI.

I thought about LEGOBricks' comment and it made sense. I think weight measurement is one of Lego's QC procedures so I tried this with three unopened sets I had at home. Using my wife's food miniscale I found one of the three that deflected the needle ever so slightly more. gorram straight if that one didn't have the chrome Vader inside!
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby meeotch » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:26 pm

I got 2 today! That's right, not one but two!!! I got them both in Clone Walker Battle Packs today at the Target I work at in the Portland area. I did employ the weigh-in method.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby Classicsmiley » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:49 am

I got mine in an Assassin Droid battle pack.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby JediJeff » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:04 am

Found mine at Walmart yesterday inside a 8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack.

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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby I Don't Know » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:26 am

Score one more for 8014. Heh, that rhymes.
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Re: Chrome Vader Tracking Thread

Postby captainrex66 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:26 am

Found one in the 7748 corporate alliance tank droid :D
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