Up Close & Peculiar

More than 100 years ago, the globetrotting Robert Ripley began collecting artifacts from his journeys around the world, which today form the heart of the greatest collection of oddities ever assembled. Up Close & Peculiar brings the curious history of these pieces to a personal level as our Exhibits Buyer, Kurtis Moellmann, explores the strange relics that lie within our Warehouse walls! Become a part of the story as we share pieces for every history buff, pop culture junkie, and oddities collector alike.

Today: Admiral Motti Collectibles 

Here at Ripley’s, we’re no strangers to unusual and intriguing artifacts. Today, we are diving into our collection from a galaxy far, far away. In honor of Richard LeParmentier’s birthday, we are taking a look at some collectibles from his iconic role as Admiral Motti! LeParmentier’s role is best remembered as the man that was force choked by Darth Vader and believe it or not, the team at Ripley’s was able to obtain LeParmentier’s original script!

Diving into the original Star Wars script uncovers early ideas that were eventually changed and even annotations made by LeParmentier himself for his role as Admiral Motti! Ripley’s team was also able to obtain a number of iconic photographs with some legendary galactic heroes. Tell us what you think about some of the early Star Wars ideas that were eventually scrapped or modified! We hope you enjoy these rare collectables, straight from the Ripley’s Vault!



Discover hundreds of strange and unusual artifacts and get hands-on with unbelievable interactives when you visit a Ripley’s Odditorium!