With a record 205 attendees, Rancho Obi-Wan’s fundraising gala, celebrating 40 years of Star Wars collecting, was a huge success.
Rancho wants to thank all the attendees, volunteers, and absentee bidders who made the Gala an exciting event. In addition, we want to thank our gala sponsors including Entertainment Earth, Pop Minded by Hallmark, Sphero, Funko, Topps, Cartamundi and Kotobukiya. Kudos to donors who contributed everything from original art and prints for the silent and live auctions. Rousing entertainment was provided by DJ Elliot Hansen and MC Mark Daniel.
Save the date for Rancho’s next fundraising gala on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets for this year’s gala sold out more than a month in advance, so don’t wait to book a space for next year’s sure-to-be memorable party.
It’s been forty years since Steve plucked his first Star Wars collectible out of a trash can at the Wall Street Journal. In celebration of that auspicious moment our 6th annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. You won’t want to miss it! Rancho is a … Continue reading
Dear fellow Star Wars fans and collectors, I need to share some distressing news with you because I need your help. In February we at Rancho Obi-Wan found out that we had been the victim of a major theft that surreptitiously took place over many months in late 2015 through … Continue reading
The 501st Legion, the 10,000-strong worldwide organization of “bad guys (and girls) doing good” has donated the largest single gift ever to Rancho Obi-Wan, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) museum that houses the Guinness World Records-certified largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. In making the donation, which came from fundraising at Star … Continue reading
Rancho Obi-Wan will be exhibiting at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, April 13-16, 2017, booth 2701 near the main entrance to Exhibit Hall B. To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars, the Rancho exhibit will create a Star Wars bedroom and play area of the era that kids and fans … Continue reading
McKee foods, a family-owned maker of cakes and cookies with such “Cosmic Snack” brands as Star Crunch, Cloud Cakes and Cosmic Cupcakes, has launched a promotion with Rancho Obi-Wan to give away a tour of Rancho during a trip for four to San Francisco as well as 12 different collectible … Continue reading
Thank you for your support in 2016. We look forward to partnering with you to inspire the world through Star Wars in 2017. Happiest of holidays and a bright new year to you all. … Continue reading
It’s been five years since Rancho Obi-Wan opened its doors to share the world’s largest Star Wars memorabilia collection with fellow fans. Our big fifth anniversary fundraiser, “The Gala Strikes Back,” will take place on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. You won’t want to miss it! Rancho is a 100% … Continue reading
By Wes Middleton The Star Wars collector community knows no bounds. People collect everything from action figures to autographs, art prints to coins, but my favorite of all the collecting genre is patches. If you weren’t a patch collector before reading this, I hope that by the time you’re through … Continue reading
Steve will be attending Star Wars Celebration in London July 15-17! Keep an eye out for Steve as he has a super special patch in his backpack. They are £5 each and you can ONLY get this very limited patch from Steve in person at Celebration. Steve and everyone here … Continue reading