Posted by Mike on August 19, 2012 at 07:47 AM CST
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience (booth #1235) at Star Wars Celebration VI will be exhibiting items ranging from the first prototype Boba Fett laser rifle (1978), to unproduced Star Wars action figures, to an incredible two-foot high pinata 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. 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."

"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."

CVI 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 (Already a Member? Stop by and pick up your special CVI Yoda Patch for only $5) 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.

Special illustrated bookplates for the upcoming book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection (Chronicle Books, fall 2012) will be available at no charge at the show. Times will be posted.

Win a Bronze Darth Vader Bust
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. All Rancho Obi-Wan Members get one free entry.

Rancho Obi-Wan Souvenirs
For the first time outside the museum, limited amounts of exclusive Rancho Obi-Wan branded souvenirs will be available. 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. All Rancho Obi-Wan Members get a 10% discount on merchandise purchased at CVI.

-Rancho Obi-Wan Experience T-Shirt: $25.00
-Rancho Obi-Wan Logo T-Shirt: $25.00
-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 Bamboo Keychain: $5.00
-Rancho Obi-Wan Logo Pen: $5.00

"To say that we?re excited about the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience at Star Wars Celebration VI (Booth # 1235) is a real understatement. To say that we?re completely ready and that everything has gone smoothly falls into that same category.

Who knew? We?ve never before participated in anything of this huge scale as an exhibitor. Selecting from among a couple hundred thousand items, trying to figure out where everything would go in our booth, deciding how much packing material we?d need to order (it came in at quadruple our budget!), working with both Reed Pop and Freeman?the outfits that run Celebration VI and provide all the in-show logistics respectively?as well as Lucasfilm itself, doing the actual packing?well, all of that is a very large challenge."

Star Wars Celebration VI
August 23-26, 2012
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

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