The U.S. Postal Service started promoting Star Wars-themed stamps Tuesday — May the Fourth — to commemorate Disney’s philanthropic applications and a nonprofit devoted to increasing STEM studying for younger folks world wide.
The 20 without end stamps that includes the assorted droid characters from the Star Wars universe are being offered on-line, however the first-day-of-issue location was in Nicasio in Marin County close to the place Star Wars director George Lucas has workplaces for his manufacturing firm Lucasfilm.
“The Postal Service has a long history of looking to the stars as inspiration for its stamps, and for celebrating the innovation, science and technology it takes to get us there, which is why the ‘Star Wars’ droids are a perfect fit for stamps,” mentioned Isaac Cronkhite, USPS chief logistics and processing operations officer and govt vice chairman. “These new Forever stamps represent more than four decades of technical innovation in the service of brilliant storytelling.”
The stamps acknowledge the collaboration between the Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropy initiative and the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) group, which work to introduce robotics applications to under-resourced communities throughout the globe.
The stamps have been commemorated at a digital ceremony Tuesday that includes Cronkhite, Lucasfilm govt vice chairman and basic supervisor Lynwen Brennan, vice chairman and govt inventive director Doug Chiang, and C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels.
“Droids have been a centerpiece of “Star Wars” for generations, capturing the hearts of fans and igniting imaginations,” Brennan mentioned. “The U.S. Postal Service perfectly captured the charisma of each droid in this new stamp collection and we’re excited for fans to spread their love of these iconic characters throughout our galaxy.”