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R2D2 Has New Job @ Post Offices Around America!

Discussion in 'Jacksonville, FL' started by DairNimiris, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. DairNimiris FanForce CR Jacksonville, FL USA

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    `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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    On the Net:

    U.S. Postal Service:

    http://www.usps.com

    Postal Service's R2-D2 promotion:

    http://www.uspsjedimaster.com/teaser/index.html
  2. Anakin-and-Padme Jedi Knight

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    Sep 2, 2005
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    Very Cool.

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

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