A New Hope for the USPS?
I've read the news reports about R2-D2 mailboxes and some sort of alliance between the United States Postal Service and George Lucas' cash cow, but this is the first one I've seen in Richmond, at the corner of Cary and Nansemond. The mailbox features the Web address www.uspsjedimaster.com, which takes you to a teaser ad featuring stormtroopers, Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2-D2 acting as a mail carrier. The ad ends with the text: "On March 28 two powerful forces will unite." Which we all know probably means Star Wars stamps, but I guess we'll have to wait a couple of days for the definitive answer.
Back in my stamp-collecting heyday (i.e. elementary school), you had to look overseas for the really wacky stamps, as our own were pretty sober affairs. But that seems to have changed, what with all the media tie-ins lately.
In any case, I give this mailbox a week or so before some enterprising rebels (no, not that kind) take a blowtorch to its legs and spirit it away in the middle of the night, federal crime or no.