Lucas goes postal

R2-D2 spotted on the rough streets of Palo Alto

Like a snowstorm on Hoth, the 30 year anniversary of Star Wars is quickly approaching. To commemorate this historic event the United States Post Office is releasing a new line of Star Wars stamps. These 41 cent stamps (why oh why couldn’t they be one penny more?!) will be available May 25th and feature water color versions of your favorite Star Wars characters… as well as some of the characters from the recent Star Wars films.

As promotion for the stamps release, the USPS has sent an army of R2-D2 themed post boxes out on the streets. Pictured above is an R2 unit I saw on the rough and tumble streets of Palo Alto, more pictures here and here. Check out these awesome pictures of the post office’s rebel robot army on

May the fourty-one-cents be with you.


3 responses to “Lucas goes postal

  1. redgrape Avatar

    that is just awesome!

  2. mike Avatar

    I will do my duty as a consumer whore to pick up some star wars stamps. I’m glad there’s a one cent difference. When the HitchHiker’s guide to the Galaxy Stamp collection comes out, then they’ll raise it up a penny.

  3. doc Avatar

    Okay, I’m totally confused. What I read on the web said these wouldn’t be released until May, but my post office has them in stock right now.

    The post office employees couldn’t tell me about them, and their own website contains NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT.

    So confused, but apparently they are out now at some or possibly all post offices.

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