At last! A means to get one without forking out ridiculous sums on BrickLink! Smyths Toys are giving them away with any LEGO purchase. Guess where I'm off to this morning...
Update: I should thank Thomas C who posted in the Brickish forums that he was able to buy a couple for £2.99 in a branch up north somewhere. So, I rang the Salisbury branch this morning to see if they were selling them and the lady said, no, they were giving them away 'with any LEGO purchase'. I went there (a 50 minute drive away) and bought two non Star Wars sets and asked the guy at the till how many I could have. He said 'one per person' so I said my wife would buy one of the sets. He said not to bother and gave me two anyway. I then received an email on my phone from a good friend asking if I could get him two. So, I went back in and a couple of Star Wars battle packs later, I was in recepit of two more.
However, I'm not quite sure what the point of the promotion is: there's no signage anwhere that might act as encouragement to buy LEGO and if I hadn't known and asked before I bought anything, I would have been none the wiser... It's also not clear what you need to buy to qualify: a series 3 minifig might have been enough (of which there were 3-4 cases).
So, good luck in your attempts to secure this most sought after Star Wars minifig!
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