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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2005, 12:55 AM »
That's awesome! Good job getting the Vaders.

I'm back home now, so I'm going to hit my local BKs, and see what I can find.
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2005, 01:00 AM »
Someone check my math here:

Vader ratio is 5/200.

Each week there are 5 toys not including Vader.

Taking away Vader, the ratio of each toy is 39/200. 

Toys are available for only a single week each (barring any carry over of stock). 

Each week, Vader remains available at the same ratio.

The promotion runs for six weeks (30 toys; 5 per week).

Vader is available for all six weeks. 

5 Vader x 6 weeks = overall ratio of 30/200 (if all the Vaders were released in a single week). 



Now, unless my math is wrong, and it could easily be, Vader really isn't that tough and anyone crazy enough to pay much above retail really is crazy. 
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2005, 01:09 AM »
You are probably right, but I haven't been able to get my hands on one.  I don't plan to pay extra for one at the moment.  I'll wait it out and hopefully I'll be fortunate enough to pick one up from BK.
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2005, 09:24 AM »
I'll do some math:

a chase vader that's ONLY 5 per week(yes thats only 5 per WEEK at any location during a national promotion!)
+ add to that it's only costs a buck
+ add to that he's one of the more popular characters of SW
+ add to that the fact that most employees grab them before anyone else can
+ add to that if you want a complete set, guess what? you'll need him

 = scalper heaven on ebay. ;^)

Heck some of the guys can't find the normal ration figures let alone Vader.  Sheesh.


« Last Edit: May 15, 2005, 09:25 AM by bobafett14 »
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2005, 12:45 PM »
Someone check my math here:

Vader ratio is 5/200.

Each week there are 5 toys not including Vader.

Taking away Vader, the ratio of each toy is 39/200. 

Toys are available for only a single week each (barring any carry over of stock). 

Each week, Vader remains available at the same ratio.

The promotion runs for six weeks (30 toys; 5 per week).

Vader is available for all six weeks. 

5 Vader x 6 weeks = overall ratio of 30/200 (if all the Vaders were released in a single week). 



Now, unless my math is wrong, and it could easily be, Vader really isn't that tough and anyone crazy enough to pay much above retail really is crazy. 

My math could be wrong too but should your overall ratio be 30/1,200?? you multiplied the 5 by 6 weeks but not the 200 by 6 weeks.
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2005, 09:55 PM »


My math could be wrong too but should your overall ratio be 30/1,200?? you multiplied the 5 by 6 weeks but not the 200 by 6 weeks.


You've got a point here, but we both missed something.

It is 30 out of 1200 for the Vader

BUT....

It would be only 39 out of 1200 for each of the others because they're only available in a single week, whereas Vader is available for every week of the promotion. 

All I'm saying is the ratio is nearly the same.  Most certainly the Vaders will be harder to find.  I'm just supposing that after a couple of weeks it won't quite be the same level of difficulty.
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2005, 01:14 PM »
Now THAT makes sense. ;^)

Yeah, I cetainly can see your point.  The Fett I'm sure will bew a tough one as well.


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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2005, 04:26 PM »
Looked on Ebay lately??????

Some sellers with three BK Vaders to sell..
one with five...


ONE WITH NINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  >:( >:(

How many do you suppose have direct BK contacts????
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2005, 06:09 PM »
I got the next 5 today. 20 more to go :)
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2005, 08:17 PM »
Looked on Ebay lately??????

Some sellers with three BK Vaders to sell..
one with five...


ONE WITH NINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  >:( >:(

How many do you suppose have direct BK contacts????

Some of those guys must be in my area...  I am having no 'Vader' luck here!
Got the other five today though.
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2005, 11:11 PM »
I've already given up trying to get a complete of these stupid things. Not because I have too many Jabbas, but because my heart can't take all this BK "food". Plus, the stores I've visited won't let me buy seperate. To hell with it.
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2005, 12:49 PM »
I wasn't even going to do this stupid thing but I got sucked into BK for lunch and just HAD to buy them.  No Wickets or Han Solo's left ( I guess someone bought them ALL yesterday) so I am already down two. 

I had better at least get Padme and Leia :-\
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2005, 11:10 PM »
I wasn't even going to do this stupid thing but I got sucked into BK for lunch and just HAD to buy them.  No Wickets or Han Solo's left ( I guess someone bought them ALL yesterday) so I am already down two. 

I had better at least get Padme and Leia :-\

LOL, It's pointless to resist the power of the Fast Food side!   ;D
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2005, 08:41 AM »
I may have missed this but what does the Vader do?  I now it is limited but what is all the fuzz about?  I thought these were just kids toys like from the happy meal but offered with any purchase.  Am I wrong?

I read in Sandtroopers.com that some guy got in an argument with the manager b/c he wanted to sell the Vader for $20 and the cops that were there had to intervine.  There are some crazy ****ers on ebay paying more than $20 for a crappy fast food promo.  Don't they know that they are feeding the scalper problem big time by doing this.

Does the Vader do something special that is worth all the attention or $20?  Or is it that some people will buy anything that is Star Wars related even if it is a dog turd painted to look like a wookie turd?
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Re: ROTS Fast Food Promos - Burger King
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2005, 11:03 AM »
Does the Vader do something special that is worth all the attention or $20?  Or is it that some people will buy anything that is Star Wars related even if it is a dog turd painted to look like a wookie turd?

Yep, that's pretty much it. Add to that the fact that it's limited to 5 per week, and there you go.