Read the comic here. And remember to read Vader's lines in your best James Earl Jones voice.
This strip was already horribly talkly, so I left out my rant about TRU marking up all their sets 10% over standard market prices.
So, in the end, Chrome Vader probably ran me nearly what it would have cost to just buy him off eBay or Bricklink. But then I wouldn't have had a story to tell.
Thanks again to Jude who, though still recovering from the Swine Flu, was willing to schelp to TRU for me, then argue with the managers to try and get my figure for the advertised price. (I had tried for three 9.99 battle packs. The .03p shortfall prevented TRU's computer systems from spitting out the coupon for the Vader - and the even the manager wouldn't/couldn't override it. She ended up having to buy a me battle tank.)
Of course, I'm not done ranting in-strip *just* yet.