The Art of Rancho Obi-Wan
Steve Sansweet, owner of the world’s largest Star Wars collection, gave Star Wars fans a peek at it at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, with focus on fan-made Star Wars items. Steve tells How Stuff Works all about his fantastic collection here: Uploaded May 16, 2015. Uploaded May 20, 2015. Experience Rancho Obi-Wan for yourself! […]
Petaluma, Home to Rancho Obi-Wan and …
Petaluma, California is a pleasant community north of San Francisco. It’s where George Lucas filmed American Graffiti. It’s also the place where one can peruse the world’s largest Star Wars collection, at Rancho Obi-Wan. Now, it’s the location of … a McDonald’s commercial. Controversial? Apparently so.
Star Wars Progress Report, 12-07-2014
Skywalker Ranch Research Library, from Pininterest. This November, I spent a week-and-a-half researching at Rancho Obi-Wan and at Skywalker Ranch’s archives, gathering rare and hard-to-find information for what I am now calling The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook, which focuses on the years 1971 to 1990. This time I catalogued variants to Star Wars novelizations, thanks […]
What keeps Star Wars alive?
Today Steve Sansweet posted a blog entry regarding Disney preparing new Star Wars merchandise for its stores. While reading it, this popped out at me: “With the merchandise being developed, it became the job of Jonathan Storey, a 22-year Disney Store veteran, to prepare the Stores and the Cast Members. It was a task that […]
The Origin of Rancho Obi-Wan
How did Stephen J. Sansweet amass the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia? He told the story at Star Wars Celebration Europe II in Essen, Germany, July 17, 2013. Thanks to Association Mintinbox.net, “Rancho Obi-Wan: From Dream to Reality” is now available online: Posted on Dec 3, 2013 The story is also blogged here.
The World’s Largest Star Wars Collection
It’s official. As of September 11, 2013, The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes the collection of Stephen J. Sansweet as the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, with an estimated 300,000 pieces ranging from bottle caps to videos to arcade games—anything and everything Star Wars. It’s all housed at Rancho Obi-Wan […]
The Star Wars Reference Guide: Progress Report 7/17/2013
Hello friends, For the last two weeks I’ve been researching at Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan and George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch Research Library, scanning and cataloging literally hundreds of hard-to-find magazines, comics, books and newspaper articles. Here I am in front of Steve’s extensive magazine storage room. And here I am at Skywalker Ranch’s main house. […]
The Re-opening of Rancho Obi-Wan
On November 5, 2011, Steve Sansweet, owner of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, hosted a re-opening of his re-organized Rancho Obi-Wan. About 180 guests were invited, and I was one of the lucky chosen ones. Below is a video of the event. You can see a glimpse of me in the background […]