The Rancho Obi-Wan online members-only store is now open for pre-orders of exciting new merchandise for pickup at The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience exhibit at Celebration Anaheim April 16-19. The ordering deadline for Celebration pickup is Monday, April 6, 9pm PST. All current members will be allowed entrance into the exhibit via a “lightspeed” entrance. There’s still time to buy a Rancho membership to permit advance purchases and special entry. Also, 2015 membership kits made to order will be available for purchase at the exhibit.
Among the new merchandise:
Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art. This beautiful new 72-page full-color hardcover book is a guide to the Anaheim exhibit, chock-full of photos and stories. Author and photographer Steve Sansweet and Anne Neumann will be present to sign and personalize copies.
A new 3D reel that is a companion to the book. The original 3D viewer with two Rancho reels also will be available at the show.
Two amazing prints taken from parts of the world’s largest Star Wars oil painting. The 20th Century Space Opera by Robert Xavier Burden will have its world premiere at The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience booth. There will be 100 Light Side and 100 Dark Side prints available, signed and numbered by the artist, who will be present to personalize the prints. Each is printed on 13 by 17-inch 100% cotton 300 gsm paper, bagged and backed. All proceeds go to support the mission of Rancho Obi-Wan.
Exclusive Rancho Obi-Wan Celebration 2015 patch. Based on art by Keven Reinke, the patch features silver metallic thread. Available ONLY to current members of Rancho Obi-Wan.
Credit-card sized bottle opener. This 2 by 3.5-inch strong metal opener matches the Keven Reinke patch art and fits easily into your wallet or purse.
New Rancho Obi-Wan reusable bag/grocery tote. It sports the Rancho logo and slogan, “Inspiring through the Force of imagination.”
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience store at Celebration will have our full complement of merchandise available to ALL visitors to the booth.
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Help Rancho Obi-Wan continue its mission to inspire with the Force of imagination and get yourself some exclusive swag: Become a Rancho Recruiter! With a nod to the early days of the Official Star Wars Fan Club and its Rebel Recruiter membership drive, we’re seeking current members’ help to grow … Continue reading
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