Prop Store Auctions 30 Artist Designed Death Stars for Rancho Obi-Wan

Our friends at Rancho Obi-Wan have just announced that Prop Store will be auctioning off 30 artist-designed Death Stars with proceeds going straight to the not-for-profit museum. Here are all the details you need to help support this wonderful place.

From an illuminated Dagobah garden to an exploded Darth Vader mask, from a Fabergé-style egg to a dianoga’s lair, and from R2-D2 to Scarif’s Citadel Tower from Star Wars: Rogue One, artists have turned 30 10-inch high resin replicas of the Death Star into ingenious and in some cases automated works of art in a fundraiser for Rancho Obi-Wan.

The auction is being run by Prop Store, the well-known London and Los Angeles based seller of pop culture memorabilia. The online sale runs from Feb. 10 to Feb. 21, 2020 and will support Rancho’s mission of using its collection to inspire others to be imaginative, creative, learn new crafts and gain knowledge.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the Death Star replicas that Star Wars artists and fans have contributed to our auction following in the tradition of artists’ reworking of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and other helmets,” says Steve Sansweet, head of Rancho Obi-Wan. “We also want to thank our friends at Prop Store for donating their time and bandwidth to run the auction.”

You can register now to be ready to bid on February 10th, click here.

Watch for and use #DeathStarAuction on social platforms.

With many thanks to the artists:

Mike Bianco
Matt Busch
Ben Cheese
Cryssy Cheung
Jason W. Christman
Kaela Croft
Brian DeGuire with Michael Sheridan
Eric Ehrlich
Jon Farmer
Gerard Garcia Jr.
Mick, Matt and Kathy Glebe
Scott Harben
Joe Hogan and Tina Quira
Brian Miller
Cameron Miller
Michael O’Shields/Geek Burning
Kris Penix
Tori Robinson
Justin Russo, Tom O’Brien, Aaron Saule and Naotaka Aogak
Tsuneo Sanda
• Dwayne Smith
Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot
Kathy van Beuningen
Adrianna Vanderstelt
Jerry Vanderstelt
Christian Waggoner
Russell Walks with Rylee Schlah
Steve Willaredt
• A. Young

Additional Death Star works by Kurt Gaulke, Lawrence Noble, Dan Norgan and Gordon Tarpley are not available for auction, but will be featured on special display at Rancho Obi-Wan.

All photos and video by Victoria Webb Photo.

Register now to enable you to bid and support Rancho Obi-Wan.

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