From Team R2-KT:
It was supposed to be a secret, but a behind-the-scenes feature shown at San Diego Comic Con this summer (see attached screen shot) let the womp-rat out of the bag: R2-KT will be making a cameo in The Force Awakens! Mary Franklin of Lucasfilm asked me to pitch the idea to Kathleen Kennedy, and after hearing the story of our pink ambassador of hope Lucasfilm requested we ship her off to London early last year. Quick repairs were made and off she went for six months. Now we are told by JJ Abrams himself that R2-KT is in fact going to make a very brief appearance in the background during one scene. No details, but our girl is in Star Wars!!!
Our family is joined by countless thousands of Star Wars fans who will thrill at seeing R2-KT finally join the cinema Star Wars family. In celebration, Juan Jose Matamoros designed this gorgeous emblem to showcase KT and BB-8 at the movies. And who would they want to see up there but Chewbacca himself! Peter and Angie Mayhew loved Katie and even helped sponsor her Make-A-Wish trip. So we wanted to celebrate Peter's return to the screen too!
As KT mailing list subscribers you get the first peek at these! Patches will be fully embroidered and probably measure 4" wide. Beautiful color and detail. We're running these for $7 apiece free shipping to anywhere, just like most of our patches, and all proceeds go to Make-A-Wish. Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours - we're getting a lot of them, so order as many as you like for this special event. And for those of you who have supported KT and collected her patches you now have very rare collectibles of R2-KT long before the rest of the Star Wars fans ever even heard of her! So hang onto those treasures!
Christmas is coming, so if you want to pick up more KT swag and benefit charities we also still have in stock:
* the last ten full sets of R2-KT's 10th Anniversary Puzzle Patches - just $30 plus $3 shipping
* R2-KT 10th Anniversary gold-bordered logo patches just $8 each free shipping
* R2-KT "Droid need hugs too" Valentine's Day patches with Royal Guard just $7 each free shipping
(Please include your mailing address and which patches you are ordering!)
Thank you for supporting R2-KT's mission of hope - you've been her friend in the ten years before she became a star. Now she will explode onto the screen and become a part of all Star Wars fans everywhere!
Now if I can just handle R2-KT's new 'movie star' mode - she's quite the diva all of a sudden :)
Happy Holiday season everyone!
AL (KT's man-servant)
5/12 - Domhnall Gleeson
5/13 - Milton Johns
5/14 - George Lucas
5/16 - Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002)
5/19 - Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005)
5/19 - Peter Mayhew
5/19 - Claudia Karvan
5/19 - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999)
5/21 - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
5/23 - Star Wars 10th Anniversary Convention (1987)
5/23 - Barrie Holland