Nerd Alert - R2-D2 mailboxes invade USA


R2D2 The Seattlepi reports that the Star Wars droid R2-D2 has a new job - to collect mail.

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.
Now watch out for star wars fans stealing mailboxes. ;)




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Comments (4)

  • garbahnzo's picture

    I don't get why they aren't selling these by itself. Hello? Die-hard Trekkies + Pretty cool idea = Goldmine!

    Mar 18, 2007
  • TDD's picture

    Since it is just a special wrapping, the USPS will remove the temporary R2-D2 covering when the campaign is over. They might sell the covering, but not the collection boxes.

    Mar 18, 2007
  • Dabitch's picture

    Yeah! Really - they should sell these when the campaign is over. It's a limited number of mailboxes too so that would still be pretty cool to have.

    Mar 18, 2007
  • TDD's picture

    Maybe they'll have replica R2-D2 mailboxes that people can buy.

    Mar 19, 2007

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