Sci-Fi

RANCHO OBI-WAN SUFFERS GRAND THEFT

ARE THESE THE TOYS THAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR ?

A few days ago Steve Sansweet, a well known Star Wars fan and owner/operator of Rancho Obi-Wan, posted on his website about his collection suffering some major theft.

Apparently in February he discovered that his museum has been victimized by theft that took place over several months during late 2015 through 2016. Over 100 items were stolen, mostly vintage U.S. and foreign carded action figures, with many of them being rare and important pieces. It is estimated the stolen items are worth more than $200,000.

According to Sansweet, the theft was discovered when a couple of collectors/dealers were looking over a list of recent purchases. When they studied the quantity and quality of items on the list they came to the conclusion that the items were likely stolen from the Rancho Obi-Wan collection.

Carl Edward Cunningham, a well-known Star Wars collector and R2-D2 builder, is the person who sold the items on the list in question. He was arrested at the end of March and was charged with felony grand theft. He is currently free on bail awaiting further hearings in the case.

Sansweet asks that if you have any information about Carl Cunningham’s activities or items that he has sold please write to tips@ranchoobiwan.org.

You can find a little more information on the story,and a list of items that they are still trying to locate on the Rancho Obi-Wan website http://www.ranchoobiwan.org/.

PREVIEW : STAR WARS : THE SCREAMING CITADEL

THE SCREAMING CITADEL

Marvel Comics has released a sneak peek at its upcoming Star Wars comic book crossover, “The Screaming Citadel”.

Written by Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen, with artist Marco Checchetto, The Screaming Citadel teams Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra for an adventure through the darkest shadows of the galaxy.

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1. Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99

I’m looking forward to this comic and to see how things go, because when you look at the characters, they shouldn’t get along much at all.

A FORCE FOR CHANGE

BE A FORCE FOR CHANGE

To celebrate four decades of Star Wars, Omaze, UNICEF, and the Starlight Children’s Foundation are teaming up to help children around the world with the new “Force for Change” campaign.

The campaign offers incredible prizes like the chance to appear in the untitled Han Solo movie currently in production or walking the red carpet at the world premiere of “The Last Jedi” later this year. Fans can even win a chance to stay overnight at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in California.

“For 40 years, you’ve been the best fans in the world, bringing the franchise to life in ways we could have never imagined,” said Mark Hamill in a video announcement on Good Morning America. “Now, it’s our chance to celebrate you!”

The first Star Wars film was released in May of 1977, and so the campaign runs until May 11. Fans can head to Omaze.com/StarWars to enter.

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