The kits, upgraded from last year, will be shipping soon. Become a member of Rancho Obi-Wan and we’ll let you know when you can start watching your mailbox like you did in the “old days” when there was an Official Star Wars Fan Club kit on its way every year.
This year’s patch is based on original art of Obi-Wan Kenobi by comic artist Joe Smith. It was one of the first 12 character cards in Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy Series I, which relaunched Topps into the Star Wars world after a long hiatus. Coincidentally, Rancho’s Steve Sansweet was consulting editor on the first three Galaxy sets.
A new edition to the kit is an oversized, spot-varnished card that is the first of a planned series honoring John Mollo, who won an Academy Award in 1978 for Best Costume Design on Star Wars. It shows one early version of the design for Obi-Wan’s costume.
The kit also contains a welcome letter from Steve. And, as a special thank you, all past members of Rancho Obi-Wan will receive a bronze-colored 2014 Member pin.
Membership helps support the main goals of Ranch Obi-Wan, the repository of the Guinness World Records-certified largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, to preserve, educate, and provide a nexus for collectors and fans worldwide.