Inspired by the Force: The Photos of Alex Ivanov

Alex used to work as a photographer for Industrial, Light & Magic. His skills became obvious when dealing with extremely reflective objects. C-3PO, anyone?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.

To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.

Inspired by the Force: Art Figure Collection

This video originally aired on the Scum & Villainy livestream for May the Fourth 2020. Enjoy Steve sharing his Art Figure collection. Each piece is a limited edition custom figure related to the Star Wars universe.

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.


To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.

Inspired by The Force: The Star Wars Vault


The Star Wars Vault, published in 2007 by HarperCollins in the U.S., contained an array of reproduced, removable ephemera. These were created from scanning the original items in the collection at Rancho Obi-Wan and some from the Lucasfilm archive.

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.


To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.

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!

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.


To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.

Inspired by the Force: 1,000 Collectibles

In early 2007 Abrams approached Lucasfilm for Steve to write a "365 days of collectibles" type book. Using the photos taken by Alex Ivanov as a foundation talks began on how the book would look. Eventually the project was to mimic the book Rolling Stone 1,000 Covers: A History of the Most Influential Magazine in Pop Culture.
 

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.


To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.

Inspired by the Force: The Photos of Alex Ivanov

Once upon a time, in mid-2006, DK Books approached Steve to write a Star Wars collectibles book for them. They envisioned a book with a photo of nearly everything in the collection (!!) with a price-guide format. They hired Alex Ivanov, former photographer for Industrial Light & Magic, for a total of 35 days expecting him to be able to photograph a majority of the collection during that time. It was not meant to be.

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.


To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.

The Power of the Patch

Rancho Obi-Wan Original Gold PatchThe 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 you might want to snag your first. After all, patch traders are nothing without people to trade with. So what is it about patches? Well, it's not just one thing, it's many.

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.


To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.

Lucasfilm and Pinewood Studios Propshop Launch New Line of Screen-like Prop Relicas

DSC02690Unveiling Finn’s helmet—from the most authentic line of prop replicas ever made. Rancho Obi-Wan is proud to take part in the unveiling of a new line that comes as close to screen-used props as possible. Thanks to Lucasfilm, we’re excited to add to our collection this incredible FN-2187 Stormtrooper helmet with bloody handprint, part of the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition line. It’s as close to a screen-used prop as you can buy.

The rest of this story is available to Padawan subscribers and above.


To receive full and exclusive access to more content, please login, subscribe, or upgrade your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.