Star Wars R2-KT Maquette SDCC 2014 Exclusive by Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant has revealed yet another truly inspiring piece today, one with significant meaning. Gentle Giant is proud to bring to San Diego Comic Con 2014 an R2-KT Maquette. Long term fans such as myself know the story behind this beautiful piece. The droid was designed by a loving father whose daughter was named Katie Johnson. Sadly the little girl passed away years ago but her legacy remains strong in the form of R2.KT.

The R2-KT Maquette by Gentle Giant will help raise awareness even further. With every purchase, $10 will be donated to San Diego Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. See more images and get more info by reading on.

R2-KT Maquette – SDCC 2014 Exclusive Regular Price: $80.00 Scale: 1:8 Dimensions: H 6.80’’x W 5’’x D 4.5’’ Release Date: SDCC 2014 Edition Size: 500 Availability: Pre-Order – Ships after the Convention

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.

More importantly, we’re proud to announce that $10 from each R2-KT Maquette sold will go to the San Diego Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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. May the Force be with you.

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