Friday, March 23, 2007

R2-D2 collection boxes gobble up mail

The USPS reports that last week, "From the mildly curious to the seriously obsessed, postal patrons — and Star Wars fans — pointed, paused and posed with the droid-like boxes."

According to USPS NewsLink, in Newport News, VA, local business manager Dick Sweetman has a R2-D2 collection box in front of his store. “I've had cars stopping out here,” he told the Hampton Roads Daily Press. “People roll down their windows to look.”

Shown above in a USPS photo, unidentified Jedi Knights, Imperial Storm Troopers and Princess Leia gather round their favorite droid at an undisclosed location. However, from the background it looks like it's at Hollywood Blvd. and Orange St. next to the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

If you have one in your town. Have someone take your picture with it and I'll post it on the Round-Up. You can send it to me at Five five get a free pair of Round-Up tongs. Be sure to include your mailing address and where the box is located.

To see more pictures of R2-D2 mailboxes around the country, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM