Mattel R2-KT Hot Wheels® Car to Benefit Force for Change!

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Constructed by the R2 Builders Club, R2-KT was given to a 7-year old girl named Katie Johnson during her battle with brain cancer in 2005. The life-sized droid watched over Katie during her final months, providing her with peace and companionship before her passing. Today, R2-KT travels around the world, visiting children’s hospitals as an emissary of hope while raising awareness for pediatric cancer.

To honor R2-KT and all the lives touched by this compassionate droid, Hot Wheels® created a classic bubble top hot rod in its image. Mattel and Disney Consumer Products will be donating proceeds from the sale of this vehicle to Star Wars: Force for Change. Although the hot rod’s exterior may be pink, it definitely has a heart of gold.

Mattel has also sponsored the Road Squadron display, located in Hall D. Road Squadron features customized Star Wars cars created by fans – their very own Star Wars “starships.”

To find out more about the R2-KT project, please visit www.r2kt.com. To find out more about Star Wars: Force for Change and their philanthropic efforts, please go to www.forceforchange.starwars.com.

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