Ugh...so annoyed with this magazine. I've been a fan club member since 1989 and have every issue printed. They just were taken over by another printing company and the last two issues have been mailed without the plastic protective wrapping and with the label printed right onto the magazine. To make matters worse, newsstand issues do not have the white label section in the corner, they come polybagged AND they are packaged with exclusives only found in the newsstand version. So what do you get for your $40 membership? A wrinkled magazine with printing on it and access to their oh-so-wonderful website with content found on others. It really sucks that this had to happen and maybe i'm just a fanboy pissing in the wind but it's really aggravating that now I'm going to have to stay on top of this magazine and constantly buy it on the news stand to get a clean copy of it. I just got off the phone with a rep and she was very nice. She also said that they've gotten a lot of complaints about this from collectors but ultimately it was Lucas who is responsible. She just kept saying Lucas. Is he REALLY sitting in on meetings for the fan club and saying..."let's cut spending and ship them WITHOUT the bags and exclusives?" Even she agreed with me. There is no positive side for being a part of the fan club. *sigh* Just really pissed at the moment. I'm surprised theforce.net hasn't picked up on this.