Calling all Jedi Masters

May 11, 2007

Star Wars movie posterAs a Proud Geek, I love extravagant sci-fi movies. And the six (so far?) Star Wars movies has got to be the best sci-fi double-trilogy anywhere. Now, if we were discussing single-trilogies only, I’d say perhaps the Lord of the Rings series are the best, but hey, I stood in line in Anchorage, Alaska waiting to watch Star Wars, and my then-supervisor once skipped out of work to watch the fourth or fifth installment.(No, he wasn’t fired — he retired several years later.) Lots of feelings and memories associated with the Star Wars series.

ANYWAY (see what happens when I wax nostalgic about the Star Wars series?!) — I was absolutely thrilled to see my first R2-D2 mailbox yesterday while passing through Union Station in Washington, D.C. (Photo at right is actually from Gothamist). I never really liked C-3PO — he was too chicken-yellow (in spite of his gold exterior) and dweeby (which is definitely different from being geeky). R2-D2, in contrast, was brave and gutsy and trustworthy. Sent tingles up my arms just seeing R2-D2 sitting there, awaiting missives from Princess Leia and me and others. Yay!

Here’s what the U.S. Postal Service has to say about the R2-D2 collection boxes:

R2D2 mailboxesThe R2-D2 collection boxes are located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Placed in high-visibility areas nationwide, they can be found in Times Square and at Rockefeller Center in New York; on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles; the Embarcadero in San Francisco; Union Station in Washington, D.C.; Harbor Place in Baltimore; Navy Pier in Chicago; Newbury Street in Boston; by Yale University in New Haven, CT; by the Miami Performing Arts Center in Miami; on Peachtree Street in Atlanta; Loyola Avenue in New Orleans; and Paradise Road in Las Vegas.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen one of these collection boxes, and where.

The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles at the end of May. USPS has set up a cool Star Wars-themed website with games and pictures, and will be selling 15 different Star Wars-themed stamps on May 25th. (People can pre-order these stamps via the USPS website).


4 Responses to “Calling all Jedi Masters”

  1. LaRonda Says:

    These mailboxes are cool! Thanks for sharing.

    ~ LaRonda

  2. Alli Says:

    I saw the one at Union Station a couple weeks ago too — very cool. I just wish it was part of a marketing ploy to announce the advent of the last trilogy…

  3. Natasha Says:

    Craig and I took the twins to the star wars exhibit here in LA. It was fabulous!! The best part was that the boys got to meet a storm trooper and Obi Wan (an actor dressed like him but still). The boys were in awe! It was fabulous!!!

  4. Bob Says:

    I saw one is disney world, at Down Town disney, near the lego shop.

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