2007_03_r2d22.jpgThe special US Postal Service-Star Wars R2D2 mailboxes have arrived, just in time to get acquainted with NYC-style slush. WNBC has a slideshow of a mailbox in Midtown, and we suppose the horrible sleet kept some fans away, lest they sully their Jedi robes.

Some readers noted that there were R2D2 mailboxes outside the Kaufman Studios in Astoria as well as on Mott and Bayard in Chinatown, in addition to Manhattan locations of 43rd and Broadway, 58th and Fifth Avenue, and 33rd and Seventh Avenue. Let us know if you see one!

On the West Coast, though, the weather in Southern California was perfect for the 501st to great R2D2.

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Photograph from The Force