I was reading Christie’s LJ and found the following news…
Thirty years after delivering thrills to Star Wars fans, R2-D2 is delivering mail.
The brave little droid will be promoting the movie’s 30th anniversary for Lucasfilm and a stamp that’s being produced in its honor by the Postal Service.
The new stamp will be released March 28.
About 400 mailboxes will be covered to look like R2-D2, which is about the same shape.
Postal officials are warning people looking for souvenirs that it’s a crime to tamper with mailboxes, even those in costume.
SO. COOL. What’s even COOLER is that Rob and I were in Berkeley yesterday morning and FOUND AN R2D2 MAILBOX. LOOK…
I totally wanted to have my picture taken next to it (I’m a geek, I know) but I had just come from the gym, I was in workout clothes, and my hair was crap so I refrained. Hopefully I’ll be better prepared next time. Heh. 😀
I also found this teaser trailer that USPS/Lucasfilm released to promote the collaboration. I love you, R2-D2.