This R2-KT action figure was released in
2007 in The Anniversary Collection.
It was exclusively available at San Diego Comic Con and Online.
Hasbro gave the figure six joints and included
Here is what we noticed when we took a closer look at the Droid:
- R2-KT was released individually carded in a special clamshell packaging
- The figure is Hasbro's tribute to Katie Johnson (daughter of 501st founder Albin Johnson), who tragically passed away from brain cancer in 2005 at the age of seven
- Dave Filoni, the director of the Clone Wars TV show, added the astromech to several of the Clone Wars episodes
- The figure has a 360 degree rotatable dome, which makes a clicking sound
- When the dome is rotated, the middle leg moves in and out of the figure
- All three feet have little wheels in them
- There are no hidden gadgets or panels on the droid
- The back of R2-KT says "R2-KT In Loving Memory Of Katie Johnson"
- In addition to releasing this figure, Hasbro and Lucasfilm donated $100,000.00 in Katie's memory to the Make-A-Wish foundation of San Diego and South Carolina
- This figure needs to be part of any serious Star Wars collection
- If you'd like to find out more about Katie Johnson, please visit this website: www.r2kt.com
The articulation details are as follows: rotatable dome, 2 swivel legs, 3 swivel ankles
R2-KT was created in 2005 to honor Katie Johnson, a very special little girl who tragically passed away from brain cancer on August 9, 2005 at the age of seven. Her father, Albin Johnson, is the founder of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming fan club that performs charity work around the world. Katie had a special wish: to visit Walt Disney World. Through the generosity of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Katie's wish was granted. Then one more special dream came true. Katie's sister, Allie, was inspired one day while watching Attack of the Clones, in which R2-D2 watches over the sleeping Padme. Allie thought how great it would be if Artoo could watch over Katie while she underwent treatment, and for the droid to be named "KT" after her sister. The R2 Builders Club made Allie's idea a reality by creating a unique R2 unit especially for Katie. The 501st Legion approached Hasbro with the idea of producing a figure to commemorate R2-KT. This inspired Hasbro and Lucasfilm to help make more wishes come true for children like Katie. Hasbro and Lucasfilm together are donating $100,000 in Katie's memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundations of South Carolina and San Diego.