We love the United States Postal Service. For some loose change they’ll take a piece of paper from one side of the country to the other. You can’t beat that deal! However, even the great men and women of the post office have limits. For example, they can’t deliver a letter to Tatooine. Yet. But while you can’t mail something to the galaxy far, far away, you can now add a little bit of Star Wars to your mail. The USPS has announced a new collection of stamps featuring some of our favorite droids from the franchise.
The U.S. Postal Service’s new stamp collection celebrates some of the most beloved droids in all of Star Wars. That includes clankers from every film, and one troublemaking robot from Star Wars Rebels. Designed by Greg Breeding under the art direction of William Gicker, the set includes: R2-D2, C-3PO, IG-11, K-2SO, D-O, L3-37, BB-8, a Gonk droid, a 2-1B surgical droid, and Chopper.
We really wish AP-5 had been included in this collection. But we understand why they left the sardonic former Galactic analyst droid out. He would have complained on every delivery trip. Postal workers deal with enough crap without having to hear that all day.
In addition to celebrating Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary this year, the USPS says this set is also “a nod” to Disney’s “commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning and the continued collaboration between Star Wars: Force for Change and global pre-K-12 nonprofit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).” You can pre-order them now and they’ll ship on May 4.
Plus they’re really cool. They’re so good looking we’re not sure if we even want to use them when they begin arriving this spring. The set will be available together in a pane of 20 stamps. We might be better off framing them instead of licking them.
Unless a Star Wars droid stamp turns out to be the only way to get a letter to Tatooine.
Featured Image: USPS
Originally published on January 26, 2021 with updates on April 9.