Sunday, May 27, 2007

The 'Force' was with him and the good side won

The Associated Press reports that Yoda defeated Darth Vader in voting to choose which "Star Wars" character would get their own stamp.

According to the AP, "With about half a million votes cast, the diminutive force for good topped the evil Lord Vader by about 10,000 votes, according to postal officials."

The decision was announced Friday night at a 3-day Star Wars convention being held in Los Angeles

Fans voted on the USPS website and picked their favorite stamp from the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars sheetlet which was released earlier in the day.

The Yoda stamp will be re-issued later this year as an individual stamp. Shown above is a USPS photo of a horizonally formatted Yoda stamp. The Yoda stamp on the Star Wars sheetlet is vertically formatted. Otherwise, the two are the same.

Click here for Star Wars stamps on tee-shirts, coffee mugs, and other neat stuff.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM