Gentle Giant has announced their final San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusvie is going to be a R2-KT Maquette. This exciting Star Wars exclusive isn’t just going to be benefitting Star Wars collections around the world, but also the San Diego Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ten dollars of each purchase will be donated to the charity.
R2-KT was created by Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion, master droid builder Jerry Greene and the R2 Builders Club, for Johnson’s daughter Katie (the ‘KT’ in the droid’s name is a tribute to her). In real life, R2-KT makes appearances at children’s hospitals, Star Wars Celebration and charity events in the southeastern United States. In the Star Wars universe, the character had a cameo in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film, and has been made an official part of the universe’s canon.
Gentle Giant Ltd. is excited to realize our own incarnation of this character with the R2-KT Maquette.
Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the R2-KT maquette uses the top photo reference available for top-notch accuracy. Cold cast in high quality polystone and hand painted, each limited edition maquette comes individually numbered and includes a matching certificate of authenticity.
Available at SDCC 2014 in the Gentle Giant Booth for $80. Pre-orders are currently sold out, but more will be made available during the show. May the Force be with you.
Find out what other Star Wars Exclusives are going to be offered at San Diego Comic-Con on our 2014 SDCC Exclusives Checklist!