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    Exclamation was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    I saw an ebay auction yesterday morning for the Ep .II painted C-3PO bust that had been previously shown at Celebration III and again at San Diego Comic con earlier this year. The auction claimed that it was an exclusive at the Art of Star Wars Exhibition on November 19th at the Singapore Science Center and was limited to 2500. Not having heard even a rumor about this I checked the usual websites for validation and found that Scum had the story on their front page and indeed this was legit. After some more digging I found out that the 2500 was going to be split into 3 allocations- 1500 for the exhibit, 500 for UK website and the last 500 was going to be split to the U.S.

    On Scum's recommendation everybody hearded over to UK retailor Forbiddenplanet.com for preorders at 67.99$ a pop plus shipping to be 20-25$ fearing a shortage, but at around 3 pm Shopstarwars.com put it up at thier website very unannounced @ 49.99$ plus shipping. Everyone then hearded back to forbiddenplanet to cancel thier preorders! (I would have hated to be thier customer service yesterday)

    Sorry about the rant! was anybody else able to get an order in? I got mine in at around 3:30 yesterday without a problem.

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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    Nope missed it. And it wasn't like I wasn't thinking about it either since I had just posted in another thread about SWShop getting these. Initially I wasn't even planning on getting one but after seeing it I changed my mind. Oh well, can't win them all I suppose.

    MBNA is doing a chrome version though which would make for a nice TC-14. I've never been interested in the chrome pieces but this one I think I'm going to
    get. This is the pic of it that was posted over at RS.

    http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?i...achrome3po.jpg
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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    I was able to get one this morning.

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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    I didnt think they would get it SO fast. It didnt even occur to me to check. I'm hith Hellboy hoping that the Collector's Club will offer it.
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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    I sent Gentle Giant an email suggesting/asking if they would look into making it available for the Collector's Club. Its worth a shot.
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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    Thanks for the post Hellboy, I thought maybe the one I am getting from MBNA would be this AOTC deal but you already cleared that up for me. Hey I'll gladly take a TC-14, I can have it out on display during HBO's Rome since she's on the show.

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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    I saw that same auction listing and then found out they were on SWshop.com right afterwards. I didn't waste any time and placed my order.

    So AOTC C-3PO will be mine BTW I want a Chrome one too - it'd be awesome having all 3 C-3PO's displayed together.

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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    Damn GG. I guess I'll just add him to my No Can Find or buy list. I have the $ to give you, but you don't want to sell to me.
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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    You know it is wierd how the whole thing went down in one day, unannounced by anybody. Not Sirsteve, not scum, not GG or any official word from SWS.com. It was just there all of a sudden. At SDCC I asked one of the gentlemen at the booth if he could give me any info on where or when it would be made available, but to no succses and then for it to show up the way it did?

    I got lucky I had the day off and was doing nothing better than sitting at the PC, right time-right place I guess. To those who got it, congrats. To those that missed it, hopefully it won't be to bad in the secondary market.

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    Re: was everybody able to get the -blink and you missed it- 3PO bust yesterday?

    I got my order in at SWS that evening and I didn't know they only had 500, I had no idea it would sell out so fast. It's always funny that the items people seem to complain about the most always so out the fastest.
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