Regal Robot – A Tribute to Peter Mayhew

Via Regal Robot:

Our limited edition life-sized Chewbacca Bust was originally intended to be a signature edition. With the passing earlier this year of Peter Mayhew, the legendary actor who originated the role of Chewbacca™, we worked with Lucasfilm, Peter Mayhew’s family and the Peter Mayhew Foundation to transform this limited edition bust into a tribute to the late actor who portrayed our favorite Wookiee™.

Sadly, Peter passed away just before he was to sign the plaques for our busts. Two special people have stepped up to fill his very large shoes.

The plaques were redesigned to reflect that this was now a Peter Mayhew Tribute Edition and Peter’s wife Angie hand-signed each numbered plaque.  In addition to being Peter’s wife, she was also his voice in the fan community and continues to be Peter’s voice after his passing with the Peter Mayhew Foundation.

As an additional tribute, Mark Hamill graciously sent us hand-signed notes with some of his memories of Peter and we included one with each bust. In lieu of any payment for those signings, we made a donation to the Peter Mayhew Foundation to help continue all of the great work they do!

My greatest hope is that we have turned this into the best possible tribute to Peter. I had the great fortune of sharing one of the busts with him at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.  I’m so humbled by how gracious and warm he was, and how much he appreciated the work we did. It was a truly magical moment!

I hope that each of the collectors that brought these busts into their homes was genuinely happy with the outcome. Their enthusiasm for the project and trust in us was greatly appreciated!

Tom Spina
founder, Regal Robot
 
Click below to check out the amazing images, we miss you Peter.
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Peter Mayhew Memorial Coin – UPDATE – SOLD OUT!

UPDATE – SOLD OUT!

Peter Mayhew passed away on April 30th, 2019. The Peter Mayhew Foundation was Peter’s passion for helping others in the form of a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that helped alleviate suffering in all its forms. From helping families struggling to receive a life saving transplant, to aiding animal rescues with the funds needed to care for abandoned animals and make them ready for adoption. Angie Mayhew, Peter’s wife, now takes up the mantle of Executive Director of the Foundation and will continue to deliver on Peter’s moral imperative to help those in need.

As a Commemorative Memorial Challenge Coin we have produced an individually numbered coin with artwork by Peter’s daughter Katy DeHay, and coin design by Richard Gonzalez. Katy went through hundreds of photos of Peter, from comic convention appearances to Star Wars movie releases to build a portrait of Peter that represented her father at his best. Each step of the coin’s design process was supervised and approved by the Mayhew family, and everyone had input on the final artwork and coin design.

Along the edge of the coin is a quote “If I See Further It Is By Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” and each coin is 2″ in diameter.

Limited Edition Variant Coin – For every $20 donation made to the Peter Mayhew Foundation you will receive one (1) challenge coin made with a black nickel core and an antique bronze face. These coins will be individually numbered with an edition size of 5,000 across all variants. For every $100 donation made to the Peter Mayhew Foundation, you will receive four (4) of the standard antique bronze coins and as a bonus one (1) bronze coin will be replaced with a limited coin with a brushed silver face. [NOTE – The above art is the current artistic rendering and may change slightly in production.] Shipping for this Memorial Coin is set to begin on July 15th. Please allow 8-12 weeks from July 15th for your coin to arrive.

Please Note the Limited Edition brushed silver variant is limited to 499 units and is only available while supplies last. 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Peter Mayhew Foundation. 

 

Peter Mayhew Memorial Coin

Peter Mayhew passed away on April 30th, 2019. The Peter Mayhew Foundation was Peter’s passion for helping others in the form of a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that helped alleviate suffering in all its forms. From helping families struggling to receive a life saving transplant, to aiding animal rescues with the funds needed to care for abandoned animals and make them ready for adoption. Angie Mayhew, Peter’s wife, now takes up the mantle of Executive Director of the Foundation and will continue to deliver on Peter’s moral imperative to help those in need.

As a Commemorative Memorial Challenge Coin we have produced an individually numbered coin with artwork by Peter’s daughter Katy DeHay, and coin design by Richard Gonzalez. Katy went through hundreds of photos of Peter, from comic convention appearances to Star Wars movie releases to build a portrait of Peter that represented her father at his best. Each step of the coin’s design process was supervised and approved by the Mayhew family, and everyone had input on the final artwork and coin design.

Along the edge of the coin is a quote “If I See Further It Is By Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” and each coin is 2″ in diameter.

Limited Edition Variant Coin – For every $20 donation made to the Peter Mayhew Foundation you will receive one (1) challenge coin made with a black nickel core and an antique bronze face. These coins will be individually numbered with an edition size of 5,000 across all variants. For every $100 donation made to the Peter Mayhew Foundation, you will receive four (4) of the standard antique bronze coins and as a bonus one (1) bronze coin will be replaced with a limited coin with a brushed silver face. [NOTE – The above art is the current artistic rendering and may change slightly in production.] Shipping for this Memorial Coin is set to begin on July 15th. Please allow 8-12 weeks from July 15th for your coin to arrive.

Please Note the Limited Edition brushed silver variant is limited to 499 units and is only available while supplies last. 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Peter Mayhew Foundation. Click below to order. 

Remembering Peter Mayhew

Thank you to Nightline, Clayton Sandell and ABC for including me in this beautiful tribute. Peter meant so much to so many of us. May he rest in peace.