Star Wars Celebration Orlando

Posted by Jorge S on April 20, 2017

Coverage by: 

Michael K

Photos By: 

Michael K

Event Location: 

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Year: 

2017

Report: 

At every Star Wars Celebration, one of the must-see exhibits on the showroom floor is the travelling collection of Ranch Obi-Wan. For every convention Steve Sansweet and his team go through the tens of thousands of unique Star Wars collectibles in the Ranch Obi-Wan archives to bring unique, one-of-a-kind collectibles to the fans in attendance. Even though this year's display was smaller than past convention, the Rancho Obi-Wan staff still managed bring a collection that kept fans lined up all weekend to catch a glimpse.

Inside the booth there were two displays of sentimental importance to the fans this year. A selection of collectibles were set up as tributes to both Kenny Baker and Carrie Fisher who both passed away in 2016. Fans could continue the tribute well after Celebration concluded by purchasing a limited-edition patch featuring likenesses of both R2-D2 and Princess Leia on it. Another unique exhibit inside the walls was what they called 'A Dream Bedroom' it was a life-size representation of what the bedroom of a child who grew up as a Star Wars fan in the late 1970's and early 1980's would have looked like. From Star Wars bedsheets and plush characters to posters, trading cards and of course action figures, the bedroom was bursting at the seems with Star Wars nostalgia.Steve himself was even available at certain times of the day to sign autographs and talk to fans about his exhibit.

Once again, the Rancho Obi-Wan exhibit did not disappoint and I can't wait to see what pieces Steve and his team bring to the next Star Wars Celebration, whereever that may be,

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