R2D2 Mailboxes Hit the Streets

The USPS is wrapping mailboxes in 200 cities nationwide in an R2D2 skin to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars and in anticipation of a related announcement to be made on March 28th (hmmm what could it possibly be? robot mail collection? hmm…uhhh stamps anyone?). The droid mailboxes are in high traffic locations in Manhattan, including near the main post office on 33rd, in Times Square on Broadway, and near the Plaza Hotel. The Post Office press release states that R2-D2 “embodies the trust and dependability for which the Postal Service is so renowned.” Personally I feel that the PO is more like C3PO- technologically advanced in some ways but sort of bumbling and error prone. No word yet on the Darth Vader helmet phone booths.

photo courtesy of WSH1266

2 Comments so far

  1. Wayan (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    I love these mailboxes so much, I made a R2D2 Mailbox photo set of the one I found in DC. Check out the restraining bolts they’re using to stop any opportunistic jawas.

  2. Sandhya (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    That is cool. Does it beep when you drop in your mail? Jus kidding!

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