Back in 2007, the United States Postal Service transformed mailboxes around the country into replicas of everyone’s favorite astromech droid R2-D2 in honor of Star Wars’ 30th Anniversary. For some strange reason, we are just now seeing the release of the R2-D2 Post Box Bank to commemorate this bizarre collaboration between Star Wars and the USPS. Some might say this promotion has come three years too late, but not The Blot! I don’t care if no one besides the true Star Wars faithful remember those awesome looking R2-D2 mailboxes, this coin bank rocks.
The Star Wars R2-D2 Mailbox bank is an exact replica of the actual mail boxes distributed by the US Postal Service in ’07. While there is no coin slot on the top or back of this Artoo Post Box, all collectors have to do to make a deposit is pull down the mailbox door and slide their change in. It really is a working mailbox, pretty cool huh? The Star Wars R2-D2 Mailbox bank is 6.3” tall and will look awesome next the 7” Krink Mailbox Kidrobot released back in 2008 (it was limited to 500 pcs and sold for $39.95).
The R2-D2 Mailbox bank will retail for around $30 and is estimated to arrive in stores sometime in February or March of 2010. You can currently pre-order this awesome Star Wars figure made of PVC from BigBadToyStore.com here.