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'Star Wars' Droid R2-D2 to Collect Mail


I'm sure everyone has heard about this by now... (I meant to post it on the day I read it, but you know how that goes!)

'Star Wars' droid R2-D2 to collect mail
3/15/2007, 9:06 a.m. PT The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) —- Thirty years ago, in theaters near and far, far away, a movie opened the imaginations of millions, combining the magic of mythology and special effects to launch the "Star Wars" phenomenon.

A star of those films -— the brave little robot R2-D2 —- is about to take a turn collecting mail as the Postal Service and Lucasfilm Ltd. commemorate that movie launch.

The post office is wrapping mail collection boxes in some 200 cities nationwide in a special covering to look like R2-D2.

It's part of a promotion for a new stamp to be announced March 28, said Anita T. Bizzotto, the post office's chief marketing officer.

"It's a little teaser for the upcoming announcement and we decided to have a little fun with it," she said.

About 400 mailboxes will be covered to look like the stout droid. "When you look at a mailbox, the resemblance to R2-D2 is too good to pass up," Bizzotto said.

While postal officials would like people to look for these mailboxes and maybe even drop in a letter, Bizzotto urged people not to tamper with them, noting that's a crime.



U.S. Postal Service

Postal Service's R2-D2 promotion (cute film).

In similar news, Marilyn mistressmarilyn told me that Carson Daly did a great Jedi bit recently, by the way. Sorry I missed seeing that!
Tags: 2007, humor, march-2007, marilyn
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