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.”
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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.