Sunday, March 25, 2007

R2 D2 mailbox found

I actually found one! As you should all know by now, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, Lucas has teamed up with the usps, yes United States Postal Service to decorate select mailboxes around the country like beloved astromech R2 D2. I'm very excited that I actually found one. If I had more room, and it wasn't a felony, I would definitely steal one of them. As you can see from the picture the mailbox has a website emblazoned onto the side of it. Now what you may ask is actually waiting for you at www.uspsjedimaster.com? Well it turns out; a mystery....


After a cute little video where we see how R2 is really just a glorified mailbox, we are left with the rather cryptic message that "on March 28th two powerful forces will unite" and then a text box where you can enter your email addy and they can send you all the info on the day of the big reveal. Yes, I've entered my mail now, but what oh what could it be??? I presume the two powerful forces are the usps and Lucas, but what have they got up their sleeve? My guess, commemorative stamps. But really are some new stamps worth all this trouble?!

What do you think?

3 comments:

Bernard said...

For all that... the USPS/SW site was pretty low quality... and I'm more surprised that Lucas allowed his baby to get abused so blatantly... is it really worth the few bucks that he might get from a commemorative stamp?

In any event, I'm bored of the man and his umpteen reincarnations of the Star Wars label.

BvB

Chappy said...

I understand what you're saying. And yes, I agree with you in a way. But maybe I'm wrong, maybe they're not making stampos. It really could be anything. We'll have to just wait and see.

As for SW branding, I want to hate it, I really do. But I still can't stop myself from getting excited about the new cartoon, and the live action tv series. I hate it, but I just can't help from still being a fan.

Ross said...

I think they're going to outsource mail delivery to an army of R2D2 clones, thereby eliminating thousands of jobs and Lucas will get 15% of every stamp ever sold, retroactive to opening day of the first Star Wars movie back in 1977.