New Star Wars minifig available in Hong Kong

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TC-4

This new polybag is currently available from Toys R Us in Hong Kong with qualifying purchases. It's not unreasonable to surmise that it could form part of the May the fourth promotion later in the year.

TC-4 is a red TC-series protocol droid owned by Senator Palpatine according to Wookiepedia.

via Eurobricks.

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By in Canada,

It appears to be chrome red, but it is probably just a reflective dark red from the photo.

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By in United Kingdom,

It doesn't look it to me in that pic, but let's hope it's chrome, what with TC-14 being so.
TLG must love the droids in Star Wars, they've got an endless supply of May the 4th promotions if they can just wheel out another C-3P0 in a different colour each year... so far we've had pearl gold, chrome gold, chrome silver, white, red and dark red, plenty of random colours still to go, eh!
(Yep, I can't decide if I'm happy or bored by the news!)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like the same dark red as the arms on the new Royal Guards. Not all of the droids in Star Wars had a metallic finish so it's probably not shiny chrome like TC-14

It's nice that LEGO are digging deeper into the Star Wars universe for the promos. With last year's Hoth Han in the 'incorrect-but-correct-but-not-in-the-movie' garb and now a TC series droid that was cut from movie scenes.... What will we get in May 2015? Chewbacca's sister?!

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By in United Kingdom,

Please don't tell we are getting ANOTHER protocol droid.

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By in United States,

"It's nice that LEGO are digging deeper into the Star Wars universe for the promos. With last year's Hoth Han in the 'incorrect-but-correct-but-not-in-the-movie' garb and now a TC series droid that was cut from movie scenes.... What will we get in May 2015? Chewbacca's sister?!"

If Lego ever decides to use some characters from the Star Wars Holiday Special, we might get some of Chewie's family.

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By in United Kingdom,

Man....

What do you do if you want to build a complete collection of Star Wars Lego? Exclusives like these are nigh impossible for most people to get.

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By in United States,

^^ I thought Chewbacca was the only remaining Wookie, since the rest were all killed in the battle of Kashyyyk?

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By in United States,

Meh..

I guess with the lackluster winter wave and now the potential lackluster promo on May 4th, I guess I won't be making as large of a purchase as I normally do. I tend to reserve a lot of shopping until that time so I can get multiples, but I definitely don't care to own multiples of this.

Thank you TLG for making my life easier.

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By in United States,

If it ends up coming to TRU's and not being the May the 4th promo then I'll pick it up just for the sake of having it.

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By in Ireland,

@zipsforbananas there was also the original C3PO with the light non-gold colour (don't know the name of the colour, the one before they replaced it with pearl gold), plus the black protocol droid in the Death Star, not to mention the newer printed-head version. Yep, plenty of variations :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm happy with another protocol droid, better than yet another slightly different colour clone trooper! But, there's so many characters/species that haven't been used yet.

With regards May 4th, I'm guessing it'll be Bespin related. The micro build cloud car in the recent advent calendar at first appeared completely random but now I'm not sure. There was the Episode II related pieces to coincide with last year's focus, plus some Endor items to promote the Ewok Village. A cloud car in amongst all of this points to a Cloud City re-release (long overdue) or a UCS Slave 1...I reckon Cloud City in May followed by Slave 1 in the autumn ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

@LukeSkywalker, I completely forgot the black Death Star one, and yeah, we have had three normal Threepios haven't we, maybe four if you count an early hand colour variation I think there might have been.
@mr_skinny, great point on clone troopers! At least you are meant to have lots of them. :P

I wonder how many differen clone troopers, astromechs and protocol droids there are all together. Probably more than some other entire licensed themes have all together!

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By in United States,

@GuardianofAtlantis, the wookies were used as slaves in the Civil War era for the empire, while some fought for the Rebel Alliance.

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By in United States,

A very obscure character to choose, huh?

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By in United States,

chewie wasn't the last. There were some fighting in the Force Unleashed. Perhaps Chewie's sister lives on!

I like the droids, especially the astromechs, but I would also be ok with 'colored' troops. I would rather not have main characters, but it all depends on how they are done.

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By in Puerto Rico,

I wonder what secrets that droid must know of.........

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By in United Kingdom,

I think next year we should definitely get Itchy or Lumpy - Chewbacca's siblings?!

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By in United Kingdom,

In case anyone else cares, scrolling through the database I made it 8 different protocol droids, 23 astromechs, and 48 various clone troopers up to the end of last year! Having one of each clone trooper would give you an army before you start amassing duplicates!
(My clone counting might be off as I'm not au fait with what should and shouldn't be counted.)

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By in United States,

Are there any other distinctive -3P0 droids in the lore? The only other one I can immediately think of is that tan and red tribal striped one that Jabba owned in the Clone Wars TV series.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wasn't this minifig in the Hoth base set?

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By in United States,

Am I the only one who wants one of the May the 4th minifigs to be George Lucas?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Sabreman64 - the one in the Hoth set was bright red where this one's dark red, and I think it was still the older printing on the torso back then too.

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By in United States,

Very cool! This minifigure will fit in nicely with the Palpatine's Office set. I really like how Lego has been going with second-tier characters (minus Hoth Han) for the May the 4th promo minifigures.

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By in United States,

@blockland, thanks, I didn't know that.

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By in United States,

@krollins

Same!

Had to check Eurobricks for the picture because it's not showing up on my browser for some weird reason.

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