The Rancho Obi Wan Experience
Yesterday, DisneyXD aired a special Star Wars related episode of My Family Recipe Rocks.
On the show, which was taped at the “Rancho Obi-Wan,” home to the most Star Wars items in the world, (Joey) Fatone will be seen making a Star Wars breakfast using recipes from The Star Wars Cookbook. He worked alongside Obi-Wan Vice President and General Manager Anne Neumann and President and CEO Steve Sansweet to prepare dishes including Admiral Ack Bars, Dunes of Tatooine Biscuits, and Twin Sun Toast.
During this episode, not only did they cook some Star Wars recipes, but they included a tour of the collection as well. This episode reminded my husband and I that we had the privilege of seeing a portion of this collection, known as the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience, last year at Star Wars Celebration VI. During our walkthrough of this Experience, we took photos of many items that were displayed, some of which can be seen during this episode. Therefore, we decided to share some of the photos of the collection that we thought were interesting:
Actual Yoda used in the filming of Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
The R2-D2 USPS Mailbox (Not my first encounter either!)
R2-D2 as Mr T
R2-D2 in an X-Wing Socket with working lights and motion
Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic/graphic novel cover illustration and sketch created and signed by The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni
A sculptured prototype model of The Cantina with the alien creatures created for Star Wars IV: A New Hope
The Holy Grail for vintage Star Wars collectors: Kenner Early Bird Certificate Package for the very first Star Wars action figures
The countdown clock from Japan for “George Lucas’s Super Live Adventure”
A can of WD-40 as R2-D2
Coca-Cola R2-D2 from Japan
My favorite from the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience: Princess Leia’s Utility Belt with Blaster!
My husband’s favorite from the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience: Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious Feeding The Chickens!
As mentioned before, the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience only represented a portion of the items housed in the entire Rancho Obi-Wan collection. To get an idea on the scope of the items that are housed in the collection, how to become a member or schedule a tour, you can visit the official Rancho Obi-Wan website. In addition, you can check out the following…
Articles on Rancho Obi-Wan
A visit to Rancho Obi-Wan posted on Nerdapproved.com
RebelScum’s visit to Rancho Obi-Wan
Geek Magazine on their visit to Rancho Obi-Wan
Inside Rancho Obi-Wan: America’s Largest Private Star Wars Collection posted on nerdiest.com
Visiting Rancho Obi-Wan on Star Wars Day! posted on HuffingtonPost.com
Lose Yourself in the Largest Star Wars Collection posted on Mashable.com
Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Star Wars Collection posted on cnet.com
Star Tours at Rancho Obi-Wan as posted on EndorExpress.net
Geek Tour Stop #2 as posted on GeekCrusade.com
Videos of Rancho Obi-Wan or the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience
Video Tour of Rancho Obi-Wan from Wired.com
Take a Tour of Rancho Obi-Wan: The Largest Star Wars Collection in the Galaxy posted on Gizmodo
Video of the Star Wars CVI Rancho Obi-Wan Experience on the StarWars.com blog