Worlds Largest PrivatelyOwned Star Wars Collection Was Just Robbed

first_imgStay on target Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form I’m sad to report that Steve Sansweet’s privately-owned Star Wars memorabilia collection, known as Rancho Obi-Wan has slowly been robbed over the last two years. Sansweet is best known for owning the largest privately owned Star Wars collection in the world. On Monday Stan reported that the items stolen from the rare collection equal up to a staggering $200,000 and was supposedly done from the inside.Although these days the collector community is stronger than ever. Philip Wise, a good friend of Steve’s posted about an extremely rare rocket firing Boba Fett action figure that was stolen from his warehouse in Texas. Zach Tann, another popular collector in Southern California instantly notified Philip that he purchased the same figure from 45-year-old Carl Edward Cunningham, an R2-D2 builder from Marietta, Georgia. Tann reported that he bought many extremely rare Star Wars collectibles from Carl and turned in a detailed list. It didn’t take long for Sansweet to figure out these were all the missing gaps from his Rancho Obi-Wan collection.After many leads, Carl surrendered after an arrest warrant was put out from the Sonoma County, California Sheriff’s Department in late March. He was charged with a felony and grand theft. He is currently free on bail with a hearing scheduled for a later time. Sansweet had this to say after the incident.“I have known Carl for many years, considered him a good and trusted friend, and played host to him at my home numerous times. I, and the staff at Rancho Obi-Wan are devastated that he is the alleged perpetrator of the thefts. Not only have important items were stolen from the collection, but also our time, energy and ability to trust unconditionally have taken a blow.”I was lucky enough to meet Steve at Star Wars Celebration this year. He is one of the kindest and most humble collectors you could ever meet, and it is a shame that something like this could happen right under his nose. Luckily the collector community is a strong one, and we’re always looking out for our fellow conventionites! Below is a list of items that are still not accounted for. If you have any information about Carl Cunningham’s activities or items that he may have sold, please contact [email protected] you bought any of these, especially on eBay (user name: winterceltic) or through the forum in the last year from Carl Cunningham, please let us know at [email protected] are the items that haven’t been accounted for with pictures to help. May the force be vigilant.View as: One Page Slides1. Han Solo (Large Head) 12 Back2. Death Squad Commander 12B back Palitoy3. Jawa 12 Back Palitoy4. Sand People 12A-back Palitoy5. Ben Kenobi 12 Back-B Takara Sticker6. Hammerhead SW 21-back card7. Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot SW 21 back8. R5-D4 SW 21-back card9. R2-D2 ESB 31-back card10. Darth Vader ESB 41 Back-A11. Luke Skywalker (Bespin) Brown hair 47-back12. R2-D2 with Sensorscope ROTJ 65-back Palitoy13. Chewbacca POTF 92 Back14. Amanaman Palitoy Tri-Logo15. Hammerhead Palitoy Tri-Logo16. Luke Skywaker (brown hair) Palitoy Tri-Logo17. Princess Leia Organa Palitoy Tri-Logo18. Yak Face Palitoy Tri-Logo19. LEGO Millenium Falcon Set Sealed #1017920. LEGO Super Star Destroyer #1022121. LEGO Rebel Snowspeeder #1012922. LEGO Imperial Shuttle #1021223. Death Star Spherical Cardboard Playset Toltoys box with Palitoy innardslast_img read more