Wednesday, March 28, 2007

That Little Droid Did It! UPDATE

UPDATE: Visit now to vote on your favorite Star Wars Commemorative stamp. The winning stamp will become its own stamp sheet.

A few weeks ago the USPS deployed hundreds of R2-D2 mailboxes (pictured) around the country. The mailboxes, which feature the likeness of everyone's favorite little droid, are fully functioning letter drop boxes but also provided a hint at the Empire's, oops I mean government's, next phase of a deal with Lucasfilm.

That hint is the web address, which leads to an exciting announcement regarding the release of 15 commemorative Star Wars stamps.

Today at 10 a.m. (PST), USPS Executive Director of Stamp Services David Failor will join R2-D2, Darth Vader, and Imperial stormtroopers in front of Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre to reveal the designs for the new stamps commemorating 30 years of the Star Wars saga.

-J. McKinney