Topps Star Wars Living Set 2 Card Bundle – Cards #101 – #102

As part of the Living Set program, Topps will only issue one card per character per film, live-action series or animated series. Two new characters will be offered every week and will be available for purchase for just one week.

The Star Wars Living Set is inspired by the iconic 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 design. The blue starfield design still resonates as one of the most popular trading card designs in Topps’ history. The Star Wars Living Set will feature artwork by notable Star Wars artist, Kris Penix, whose impeccable photo-realistic style brings new life and perception to Star Wars characters.

Click below to order cards 101 and 102

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How Much Do You Know About George Lucas?

George Lucas is a great inspiration for everyone who is interested in great achievers and in how you can use the maximum of your potential to become great at anything you want to accomplish. Having such an interesting and creative mind, he didn’t live his life like everybody else wanted him to, and decided to give life to his imagination and ultimately became a legend.

There are many people out there who, like us, love Star Wars and are interested in George Lucas and the way he thinks and lives. If you want to make an excellent gift to a Star Wars fan, a Star Wars motorcycle helmet would be a great one, but providing valuable info about Lucas is even better, so here are some things that you probably didn’t know about him.

  1. How did his dog make a difference in his work?

George Lucas was a very creative person and, over time, he lived his life around his passions. While writing his scripts for Indiana Jones and Star Wars he took his inspiration from many places and one of his inspirations was his dog. The dog’s name was Indiana and this is how the name of Indiana Jones was born.

Furthermore, because his dog, an Alaskan Malamute, was very important to him, he created Chewbacca, a character that is one of the most popular Star Wars characters of all time.

  1. His connection to the movie ‘Grease’

The creator of Grease, Randal Kleiser, was George Lucas’ roommate. Well, not a roommate in the context of living in the same room, more like housemates because Lucas and Kleiser had been living on separate floors of the same house. They became great friends and helped each other with their projects.

  1. His passion for flying

Even if George Lucas became one of the most popular creators of the 20th century, his career did not meet his first expectations. Lucas initially wanted to become a pilot and he dreamed of joining the Air Force one day when he was a teenager. Over the years, he also discovered a passion for racing cars and eventually had an accident.

However, the years of racing had an unfortunate impact on his dream of becoming a pilot because the Air Force denied his application due to the fact that he had too many speeding tickets.

  1. His connection to Norman Rockwell

Being as creative as Lucas is, it is no wonder that he has been fond of art all of his life and his favorite painter is Norman Rockwell. He is an illustrator and also a painter and his works reflect the American culture. He is very famous for his illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post.

Lucas was inspired by him and now owns a lot of his sketches and paintings along with the paintings of other creators.

  1. His connection to Vietnam

When people were drafted into the army to go and serve in the Vietnam War, George Lucas was one of the chosen ones. However, because his father’s father died because of diabetes, he was exempted. So he was very close to becoming a veteran and, maybe, Star Wars wouldn’t have existed.

  1. His connection to adoption

Even if we don’t know much about his personal life, an important thing we know is that he has three adopted children which he raised by himself after divorcing his wife, Marcia Lou Griffin. The youngest one was born in 1993 and his name is Jett Lucas. Katie Lucas was born in 1988, and the oldest one was born in 1981 and her name is Amanda Lucas.

Introducing the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum!

We hope this email finds you and your family healthy and well.  Thank you for supporting Rancho Obi-Wan during this challenging time for everyone.  

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone all live events, including tours and Deep Dives, at the museum until further notice.  Our annual fundraising Gala, originally scheduled for June 13th, is postponed until an undetermined date in 2021. We made these difficult decisions because it is our utmost responsibility to protect the health and safety of our guests and ourselves.

In order to continue to use the collection to inspire, to share the Rancho Obi-Wan fan experience with you, and to raise the necessary funds to meet our operating expenses, we are launching a new “Virtual Museum” section on our website. 

The Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum is a subscription-based service similar to Patreon. Every month we will release new exclusive content to the various subscriber levels, including stories, photos, and videos featuring:

  • Inspired by the Force – items from the collection
  • Scouting the Galaxy – the return of Steve’s Questions & Answers
  • The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience – tours, interviews, and more!
  • Happenings – event coverage from yesterday, today and tomorrow
  • Behind-the-Scenes – we’ll bring you along to places we rarely go
  • Conversations with Steve – owner Steve Sansweet’s story in his words.
  • Monthly Polls – Let us get to know you!
  • Check out this sneak peak and overview of the museum hosted by Guinness World Records

We are very excited to provide this new way for you to enjoy Rancho Obi-Wan. All new sign ups through the end of May receive special “launch gifts” so subscribe today!

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PSWCS.org Unveils Their 10th Charity Medallion

PSWCS.org, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS), is excited to announce their 10th charity medallion in support of Valhalla Veteran’s Services.

Valhalla Veteran’s Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides Counseling, Continuing Education Seminars, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and Group Education to all warriors (veterans and first-responders) who have faithfully served our Nation and their families. Valhalla Veteran’s Services is primarily focused on providing services for the Veterans living in North Eastern PA, where there are few resources for Veterans and their families due to the rural setting. Their ultimate mission is to stop suicides in the warrior community.

The limited-edition medallion is fully approved by Lucasfilm and has an edition size of 1000 pieces. Each medallion features the likeness of Boba Fett on the front, along with the date and the name of the charity, Valhalla Veteran’s Services. Boba Fett celebrates not only the 40th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back, but the original bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor and to have all of that represented on the 10th medallion is an honor. The back features the PSWCS logo.

The medallions will be $12.50 each if shipped inside the USA and will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and receipt as they are tax deductible. International purchases are welcome, extra shipping charge will apply. Place your order now at pswcs.com/charity.cfm

Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection

Travel to a galaxy far, far away with this comprehensive guide featuring iconic lightsabers from the Star Wars galaxy.

From Luke Skywalker’s iconic lightsaber to Darth Maul’s fearsome double-bladed hilt to Kylo Ren’s unique crossguard design, there is no other weapon more deeply entwined within Star Wars than the lightsaber.

Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection is a comprehensive visual guide and exploration of the numerous lightsabers found within the Star Wars galaxy, featuring favorite hilts from the movies, animated series, comics, and video games.

Each spread features a detailed illustration of each lightsaber, allowing readers to see the intricate detail in the hilts and the brilliance of each energy blade, as well as information about the construction and additional filmmaker anecdotes about the creation of each weapon.

This striking book is a must-have for fans looking to discover more about legendary lightsabers and the warriors who wielded them.

Topps Star Wars Living Set 2 Card Bundle – Cards #99 – #100

As part of the Living Set program, Topps will only issue one card per character per film, live-action series or animated series. Two new characters will be offered every week and will be available for purchase for just one week.

The Star Wars Living Set is inspired by the iconic 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 design. The blue starfield design still resonates as one of the most popular trading card designs in Topps’ history. The Star Wars Living Set will feature artwork by notable Star Wars artist, Kris Penix, whose impeccable photo-realistic style brings new life and perception to Star Wars characters.

Click below to order cards 99 and 100