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Star Wars is going postal

Star Wars will get 15 commemorative stamps to mark the 30th anniversary of A New Hope.
ANI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2007 08:10 PM IST

The next time Star Wars fans decide to send a letter, they will be able to use postage stamps with the characters of their favourite movies, for George Lucas’ franchise just got stamped by the US Postal service.

The service has now unveiled the design for 15 commemorative stamps to mark the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.

However, while Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Chewbacca have all made the cut, representative of the Gungan race Jar Jar Binks has been left out in the cold.

David Failor, the Postal Service's executive director of stamp services, admitted that though leaving out some of the supporting characters was sure to disappoint some Star Wars fans, he’s hoping that overall the stamps would be a hit.

"I'm sure there'll be some disappointments. But overall I'm sure everybody's just going to love these stamps," E! Online quoted him, as saying.

Howard Roffman, Lucas Licensing president, was also sure that Jar Jar Binks wouldn’t take being left out too badly, for there were a host of other supporting characters that hadn’t made the cut.

"Jabba the Hutt didn't make the cut. Greedo [a bounty hunter] didn't make the cut. You can go down the list of characters that are loved, not loved, popular, unpopular," he said.

The stamps will be available at the post-office starting May 25.

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