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Discussion in 'South East Regional Discussion' started by DairNimiris, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. DairNimiris

    DairNimiris Jedi Youngling star 2

    May 19, 2005
    `Star Wars' Droid R2-D2 to Collect Mail
    By Associated Press

    This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Postal ...

    WASHINGTON - 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.



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  2. Anakin-and-Padme

    Anakin-and-Padme Jedi Youngling star 3

    Sep 2, 2005
    Very Cool.

    How many people do you think are going to try to commit the crime of stealing one of those now???
  3. JaxAnakinSkywalker

    JaxAnakinSkywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 21, 2006
    How well are those things bolted down again?
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