Thursday, March 29, 2007

Star Wars Stamps

Well, I totally called it didn't I?

The United States Postal Service and the Star Wars people have teamed up and will be releasing some 30th anniversary commemorative stamps. In an elaborate ceremony presented outside Grumman's Chinese theater today The US Director of Stamp Services David Foiler will reveal the stamps accompanied by R2 D2, Darth Vader, and a regiment of Stormtroopers....

Not that this isn't like super exciting news or anything... but come on, stamps?! Can't we do better than that? I think they should have every mail carrier dress as a Stormtrooper for like a month or two. That would be totally sweet. Maybe repaint the mail trucks to look like X-Wings or something. This is just a bit boring. And that's not to say I won't be buying them, Oh I definitely will, but I think I was hoping it'd be more exciting.

So if you head over to now you'll see a bunch of stuff there now. For only the second time in history (the first being I believe with the fat/old vs thin/young Elvis) the USPS is allowing you to vote for the best Star Wars themed stamp. Although the Vader stamp is tempting I think I'm going to have to go with this sweet looking Millennium Falcon stamp for my vote. Maybe tomorrow I'll vote for Vader, or Yoda. Anyhow, go check it out if you're interested. Not sure I understand exactly what they're doing though... Are we only getting a single stamp? or are we voting for the best just for the hell of it? I'm sure all will be clear in time. Also it looks like they're bringing out some new SW themed express mail parcels soon; so I suppose that is more than just stamps. Oh and it looks like you can even enter a sweepstakes to win a trip to this years Star Wars Celebration IV at the end of May in LA. I guess that's pretty cool.

What do you guys think? Was this too much hype? Or am I just a tool for blogging twice about Star Wars stamps... some days I'm just not sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tool... but then... I read it... so where doest that put me?