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Dear George Lucas: You're allowed to say no sometimes

Because the world needs more cute-ified "Star Wars" characters.

So does this mean Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid' would be Jabba the Hutt?
So does this mean Ursula from "The Little Mermaid" would be Jabba the Hutt?

Synergy. It's not just a square on the buzzword bingo cards you take with you to big meetings. George Lucas and Disney have been pals for quite a while. They even have "Star Wars" weekends at the parks.

Now I'm a fan of "Star Wars." Not a rabid one, mind you, but I can't believe I missed these before now:

Limited statues of Disney characters as Star Wars characters. Ooh ooh, and each one will set you back 195 clams.


I'll just sit back while you let that sink in for a minute. No rush.

(Checks watch, looks around.)

OK. Not to be Mr. Negative, but in These Troubled Times (TTT), are there really that many people who can drop almost $800 for a whole set (let's be honest; if you're buying one, you're probably going to get them all)? This, on top of admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida? Or Disneyland; out of the 600 made, 500 go to Florida, and the rest go to California.

The latest batch (previous statues included Goofy as Jar-Jar Binks, which I oppose on moral grounds) features Mickey Luke; Minnie Leia (in the gold bikini from "Return of the Jedi"); Goofy Chewbacca; and Donald in Carbonite. They look great, but still, I dunno.

Are they trying to tell us something about Mickey and Minnie's relationship by making them Luke and Leia this time?