The coronavirus pandemic may have curtailed may events and gatherings while we allow time for things to settle, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go online to enjoy plenty of great events and our friends at Rancho Obi-Wan – while regrettably having to postpone their 2020 gala until sometime in 2021 – have made entry to the museum available virtually, with the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone all live events, including tours and Deep Dives, at the museum until further notice. Our annual fundraising Gala, originally scheduled for June 13th, is postponed until an undetermined date in 2021. We made these difficult decisions because it is our utmost responsibility to protect the health and safety of our guests and ourselves.
In order to continue to use the collection to inspire, to share the Rancho Obi-Wan fan experience with you, and to raise the necessary funds to meet our operating expenses, we are launching a new “Virtual Museum” section on our website.
The Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum is a subscription-based service similar to Patreon. Every month we will release new exclusive content to the various subscriber levels, including stories, photos, and videos featuring:
Inspired by the Force – items from the collection
Scouting the Galaxy – the return of Steve’s Questions & Answers
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience – tours, interviews, and more!
Happenings – event coverage from yesterday, today and tomorrow
Behind-the-Scenes – we’ll bring you along to places we rarely go
Conversations with Steve – owner Steve Sansweet’s story in his words.
Monthly Polls – Let us get to know you!
We are very excited to provide this new way for you to enjoy Rancho Obi-Wan. All new sign ups through the end of May receive special “launch gifts” so subscribe today!
As you can see, there are levels of membership which give varying degrees of access and rewards. Click here to look at the subscription opportunities and we’ll see you in the Virtual Museum.
- HAN SOLO (CARBONITE): Before attempting to trap Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader tested the carbon-freezing process on Han Solo. The smuggler survived, and was later freed by Princess Leia in Jabba the Hutt’s palace
- 40TH ANNIVERSARY FIGURE: Celebrate 40 years of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with this Han Solo (Carbonite) The Black Series action figure featuring 1980s-inspired design
- VINTAGE-INSPIRED PACKAGING: Star Wars The Black Series Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40TH Anniversary 6-inch-scale classic Star Wars figures feature packaging with original Kenner branding (Each sold separately. Subject to availability. )
- PREMIUM DETAILING: Star Wars fans and collectors can display this Han Solo (Carbonite) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection
- LOOK FOR OTHER FIGURES FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY: Look for movie- and entertainment-inspired Star Wars The Black Series figures to build a Star Wars galaxy (Each sold separately. Subject to availability)