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Speaking of Vader, a new POP figure is coming to Target in a couple of weeks featuring Vader in his custom TIE advanced. Guess collectors need to… stay on Target.

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Now seeing success on The Handmaid’s Tale, Joseph Fiennes talked with The Wrap about his near-miss in getting the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for the prequels, which was reportedly down to him and Ewan McGregor (who would win the role). He thinks George Lucas’s young daughter may have been why he didn’t get it. When he was introduced to her, well, it didn’t go well:

“His daughter turned around and said ‘I don’t like this guy. He’s weird. I don’t like him.’ And that’s how my audition went.”

Speaking of George Lucas, he spent Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary weekend with Renault Sport F1, who had some Star Wars-inspired outfits for drivers, as one drove in a stormtrooper suit and one in a Rebel Alliance orange jumper.

Actor James Arnold Taylor, best known to Star Wars fans as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (he also voiced Plo Koon and several other characters) debuted a new series called “Clone Wars Conversations,” with his first guess, Anna Graves, the voice of Mandalorian Duchess Satine Kryze. It’s a lovely and at times emotional conversation between the pair. Now to binge those episodes again.

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Steve Sansweet, one-time “Fan Ambassador” for Lucasfilm, now runs the Rancho Obi-Wan charity, boasting the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, and using it to help foster imagination and education in fans of all ages. He’s also been the victim of Grand Theft, he revealed today, having $200,000 worth of collectibles stolen over the course of several months, and apparently perpetrated by a friend and fellow collector. The awful news comes with a plea for help tracking down as much of the collection as possible.

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