The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience (booth #1235) at Star Wars Celebration VI will exhibit items ranging from the first, 1978 prototype Boba Fett laser rifle, to unproduced Star Wars action figures, to an incredible two-foot high piñata of Luke on a tauntaun. About 300 special pieces from the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, owned by Steve Sansweet, will be on display at the 800-square-foot exhibit.
To mark the occasion, Rancho Obi-Wan (ROW) will be offering special Celebration VI membership packages that include an exclusive ROW C VI patch (while they last) as well as specially-priced family memberships. Even better, you’ll be able to pick up your full, personalized membership kit at the booth. Members get a 10% discount on all merchandise purchased at C VI.
There will be a chance to take home a limited edition solid-bronze bust of Darth Vader as conceived by Ralph McQuarrie ($1,500 retail price) for a small donation. Giveaways will include postcards, stickers, and bookplates. Rancho Obi-Wan is a nonprofit museum depending on the generous support of the public to share the excitement, fun, and friendship that Star Wars has brought. Its motto is “Inspired by the Force of Imagination.”
For the first time outside the museum, limited amounts of exclusive Rancho Obi-Wan branded souvenirs will be available, including T-shirts (two styles), an embroidered baseball cap, a 15-ounce bistro mug, a coaster-paperweight, and other items. Copies of some of Sansweet’s most popular Star Wars books will also be available. And you can get your book personally autographed by Steve.
Special illustrated bookplates for the upcoming book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection (Chronicle Books, fall 2012) will be available at no charge and will be signed by all four contributors at least once each day of the show. Times will be posted. Also, The ROW Experience will be headquarters for the Curto/Burns Collectors’ Cast, a monthly podcast about Star Wars collecting.
“We’ve got so many incredible things to share with fellow fans that we asked for and got more floor space to show them all,” Sansweet said. “I look forward to saying hello to old friends and making lots of new ones at the show.”
Photos of the merchandise are here.
More information about the mission of Rancho Obi-Wan and booking tours is available at www.RanchoObiWan.org.
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C VI Membership Kits
The first 300 Memberships purchased will include a special Yoda Celebration VI patch with art by Jerry Vanderstelt, a great companion to the already-included Obi-Wan Kenobi Charter patch, also by Jerry. The $40 kit includes:
A welcome letter from Steve Sansweet
Exclusive 4-inch square 2012 Obi-Wan Charter Member patch
Celebration VI Exclusive 4-inch square Yoda Patch
Charter Membership card personalized for you and signed by Steve
Quarterly email newsletter with the latest news about ROW
$30 discount towards tour-level membership within a year of purchase
New Family Membership
With the purchase of any regular membership, you are entitled to a Padawan Membership for your children 12 and under for only $20 per child. The Padawan Membership includes everything in the regular Membership Kit. Already a Member? Stop by and pick up your special C VI Yoda Patch for only $5.
Specially-designed adhesive bookplates for the upcoming Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection will be signed by Sansweet and contributors Anne Neumann, Dan Curto, and Paul Harrison.
Rancho Obi-Wan Souvenirs
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience T-Shirt: $25.00
(Hanes Nano 100% premium combed cotton)
Rancho Obi-Wan Logo T-Shirt: $25.00
(Hanes 5250 Tagless 100% cotton, 6oz)
Rancho Obi-Wan Embroidered Logo Baseball Cap: $25.00
Rancho Obi-Wan Logo 15oz. Bistro Mug: $15.00
Rancho Obi-Wan Logo Coaster-Paper Weight: $30.00
Rancho Obi-Wan “Challenge Coin”: $10
Rancho Obi-Wan Patches (color or gold metallic): $10 each
Rancho Obi-Wan Logo Pen: $5.00
Rancho Obi-Wan Logo Bamboo Keychain: $5.00