Thats all well and good but i'm sure that if any of us got the chance to be in a starwars movie and then goto a convention to meet our fans we'd be more honored than thinking hey a chance to make more money.
When we had Supanova out here last September we had David Prowse , Peter Mayhew and Matt Sloan come out now they were all great to talk to and meet and had some cool stories , but the 8 x 10's they were signing were $40 and the theatre wides were $60
For them to sign my item was $25, now i took my cousin to this and he only works part time at maccas whilst at uni so he's not rich, he had thoughts of getting vaders and chewies autographs on a book of his that he got just for the convention did it happen well yes cause i paid for it but the point was he was dissapointed that the people he idolised were going to charge him for getting their autograph.
Now i guess it could be argued that people will buy and sell these things so they must charge money , but the amount of money that was in David Prowse's assisstants' hands was scary.People were lining up with lots of items to get signed and were handing out lots of money.
When i got home and told my family i paid for an autograph the first thing i heard was "Rip Off".
I had to justify it by saying these guys were there for the fans , but then shuoldn't they be doing it for the fans not the money?