Tucson Yoda stamp rollout

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  1. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Yoda Stamp Makes His Solo Debut

    America voted, and the U.S. Postal Service will deliver the intergalactic results on Oct. 25, when an image of 900-year-old Jedi Master Yoda will be dedicated as a sheet of 20 stamps in New York City at Madison Square Garden. Since this 10 a.m. event is just six days before Halloween, stamp enthusiasts and Star Wars fans alike are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character from the Star Wars saga.
    The Yoda stamp dedication also marks the kick-off of the Fall Postage Stamp Mega-Event. This year's event will feature digital and traditional stamp exhibits. The U.S. Postal Service and the United Nations Postal Administration will each be holding various stamp ceremonies during the three-day Stamp Mega-Event. For more information on the stamp show visit www.asdaonline.com.

    Since March, 400 mail collection boxes across the country have been dressed as the beloved R2-D2. But now it's time for Artoo to get back to his droid duties. Oct. 25 will mark Artoo's last appearance on street corners. In the weeks following, these temporarily decorated collection boxes will be moved from the busy streets of America to military bases overseas.

    The combined Force of Star Wars and the U.S. Postal Service is only just beginning. The full Star Wars stamp collection, which depicts 15 images from the movie, will remain on sale until May 25, 2008, while the single Yoda stamp that goes on sale Oct. 25 will remain available through Oct. 25, 2008, continuing one of the most notable collaborations in Postal Service history.

    Please post any news of we are expected to ahve a Tucson connection to this event
  2. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Master

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    I have a sheet of SW stamps and they friggin' rock.
  3. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. padumavati Jedi Knight

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    I voted for Obi-Wan vs. Anakin, but I'm cool with Yoda too. :)
  5. firstsonofsolo Jedi Master

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    It was Yoda Vader Luke and Boba switching back and forth for a long time
  6. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    I was so surprised that Vader didn't win. That is just wierd.
  7. firstsonofsolo Jedi Master

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    Well if it was between Yoda and Vader I know who I would pick........
  8. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    the Tucson Postmaster who graciously hosted us for the stamp premier did say he wanted us to return for the unveiling of Yoda, but he said it woul dmost likely be in November. However, since its earlier, I can get ahold of him and see if he would like another appearance.
  9. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Depending on the time of say I would like to do that since I missed it last time around.
  10. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    Yeah... we were stuck at CIV. Ugh... I can't believe they were sp selfish...

    jk
  11. PikeKrzoick Jedi Padawan

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    Hey there!

    This looks pretty cool. I also missed the one in May because of CIV. Depending on the day, I'd also like to join you as a TK.
  12. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    that wuld rock glenn, we're just waiting to hear if Tucson is doing another unveiing!
  13. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    Is there an actual event set, Damian? On the calendar, there is somthing listed as going on from 10ap-12pm. Que es?
  14. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    I noticed it too, but as of now WE HAVE NO FIRM CONFIRMATION WE ARE MAKING AN APPEARANCE. I am waiting for a call from the postmaster, and I will update as soon as I can. I assume the times posted are just to fill space or to help people realize when the release is as its not yet conmfirmed.
  15. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    I have no information but putting that up was a "place holder". Nothing more.
  16. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    I still have not heard from the postmaster if this happens dont be surprised if its last minute like last time
  17. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    hence putting in the place holder. Just a "maybe" heads up thing.
  18. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    *** UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE***


    Ths is going to happen! Its going to be on OCtober 25th at the Borders Book Store on Oracle Rd across from the Tucson Mall (roughly) at 11am!

    Media will be there and the USPS will adtervise it as the Yoda stamp rpemier and then coffee with a sith lord!
  19. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    **** UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE***


    Ths is going to happen! Its going to be on OCtober 25th at the Borders Book Store on Oracle Rd across from the Tucson Mall (roughly) at 11am!

    Media will be there and the USPS will adtervise it as the Yoda stamp rpemier and then coffee with a sith lord![/quote]

    ....and then coffee with a sith lord!

    I don't know why but that is one of the most amusing statements I've ever seen.
  20. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    THATS A DIRECT QUOTE FROM THE POSTMASTER!
  21. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    UGH!

    I have to back out of this one. They just changed my schedule for several days (so I can cover the head on Engineering) and the last day is the 25th. I will be working at that time.

    Sorry.
  22. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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  23. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    I know, trust me... Coffee with a sith lord really had me interested.

    I really did want to do this 'cause I didn't do the last stamp release.
  24. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    this event has been cancelled. thank you
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