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on June 27, 2017 - 6:20pm

George Lucas recently spoke to TMZ while signing autographs in Beverly Hills.  Lucas responded briefly to quesitons regarding Ron Howard, the Han Solo film, the L.A. City Council's upcoming vote on his museum and his thoughts on the announcement that Mark Hamill will be getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  As timely as those topics are to Star Wars fans, it was his comments directed to the people he was signing for that garnered the most attention.

"It's $200 a signature" Lucas said, referring to how much the person was going to charge when he resold his autograph. "So why don't you go out and get a job."

Sadly, situations like this affect the entire Star Wars autograph collecting community.  It often comes across in media reports such as this that this behavior is representative of our hobby when it is only engaged in by a small percentage of people, many of whom, as Lucas points out, are not Star Wars fans themselves.  

"These people are here to make money.  They're not fans. They don't care.  They just want to make money."

You can view the TMZ video in it's entirety below.

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Cathy Simpson contributed to this story.