Episode 199: The Ultimate Autograph--George Lucas!
June 15, 2009


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Show Notes

For anyone who collects autographs there are some rare, hard to get autographs that would be the one they want above all others. The rarity of these autographs is what makes Master Replicas able to charge $800 more for a Millennium Falcon WITH Harrison Ford's autograph versus one without. For Arnie, that ultimate autograph has always been George Lucas, and this past weekend at the Siskel Film Center Arnie was able to get that autograph and meet "the maker". This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie report on the George Lucas tribute at the Siskel Center and discuss finally getting that picture and autograph.

Also this week, we have a vintage review of not one but two vintage Death Star playsets, one you probably know very well and the other you might not have heard of.

With a review of the new Clone Wars novel No Prisoners and a Hasbro Q&A, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News!

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