100% of the profits from each R2-KT pin ($20 to charity, $5 to ship), will be donated to The 501st Legion Make-A-Wish Endowment Fund.
Shell Wars R2-KT soft enamel pin measures 1.75″, includes double metal clutch & is produced in a Limited Edition of only 10 pieces worldwide.
In another life, i was involved in the toy/ comic industry for many years and over that time, none was as touching as the story of Katie Johnson.
In 2004, Albin Johnson’s daughter Katie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, with only months to live. When her health declined to the point she couldn’t get out of bed, Katie who loved Star Wars, wished she had a droid to watch over her like R2-D2 watched over a sleeping Padmé in Attack of the Clones. The 501st Legion, (which had been founded by Johnson), rallied to his cause and created the droid replica painted in pink, her favorite color. The droid stayed by her side thru her last days. Today Katie’s legacy lives on in her pink companion. R2-KT tirelessly tours the world, spreading the joy to Star Wars fans and a message of hope for kids who suffer childhood illnesses. She attends fan conventions, visits sick children in hospitals, appears in parades, inspires young girls that Star Wars has a place for them, and helps raise funds for a wide range of charities. You can read more from Katie’s father on the official Star Wars site, HERE.