November 29, 2012

An Auction for the History Books: 1,950 Star Wars Figures to Benefit Rancho Obi-Wan

It's an auction worthy of a Museum. It also happens to be an auction that helps a museum... it's an eBay auction for 1,950 Star Wars action figures to benefit the non-profit Rancho Obi-Wan.  The Rancho is the worlds largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world. Headed up by ubercollector and long-time Lucasfilm fan relations head Steve Sansweet, the folks over at Rancho Obi-Wan are celebrating the anniversary of becoming a non-profit and the release of a new book by offering one of the most amazing collections of Star Wars figures ever assembled at auction.
"This incredible collection of nearly every Star Wars action figure ever produced is the largest group of figures I've seen offered in a single lot," Vilmur said. "Based on the sharp condition and completeness of this collection (100% of the 1978-85 series is here, and nearly every subsequent figure produced to early 2011), I'd appraise this set at a minimum $8,200 to $8,500. There is minor wear on some of the vintage figures (as is typical around the edges of the feet) while all modern figures appear fresh off the card. All vintage accessories are accounted for unless otherwise indicated and are believed to be authentic."
The auction proceeds will benefit Rancho Obi-Wan, a 501(c)(3) organization. The figures have been donated by one-time ILM model maker Fon Davis of FonCo Creative Services, Lagunitas, CA. There are over 440 retailer or convention exclusive figures alone!

If you want to own an instant Star Wars collection or fill in some big gaps in your own, head on over to the auction now. I think you'll be quite happy with this one, it's a real bargain.

If you want to own nearly every Star Wars action figure in printed form, be sure to order Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection today.

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