Behind the Scenes: Visit with Ralph McQuarrie

Rancho Obi-Wan has had many special visitors over the years, but few can compare to Ralph McQuarrie, the renowned concept artist responsible for so much of the look of the original Star Wars Trilogy.

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Happenings: Super7 May the 4th Event

On May the Fourth, 2013, the Rancho crew packed up to do a special exhibit at Super7, a pop culture collectibles and clothing shop in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood.

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Inspired by The Force: The Endless Library

There are over 7,000 Star Wars books listed on Amazon.com. The Rancho Obi-Wan library has yet to be cataloged. How many books do you think we have? We know we have books from at least 36 countries in at least 30 languages, including braille. Not including comic books!

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Scouting the Galaxy with Steve Sansweet

This month's questions for Steve and Rancho Obi-Wan:

  • We know Obi-Wan is your favorite character, but who's number two and number three?
  • You've rescued many items from the trash. What do you consider to be your greatest score by dumpster diving?
  • What are the worst licensed collectibles in the collection?

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Behind the Scenes: Steve’s Office

Steve's office is a living, breathing area of the museum. It fills, it empties, repeat. New items coming into the collection gather here. Sometimes old items have been retrieved for some new purpose. Letters, packages, convention bags, magazines, favorites and more can be found here.

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Happenings: Comic Con 2011

Steve talks about the origins of Rancho Obi-Wan's "Rebel Command Table" which serves as our presentation centerpiece.
 
 
 
 
 

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