Winner he is! Light triumphs over evil in Star Wars voting

From left, Lucasfilm Ltd. Director of Content Management Steve Sansweet, USPS Chief Marketing Officer Anita Bizzotto and Lucas Licensing President Howard Roffman unveil the winner of the balloting for favorite Star Wars stamp image.In the end, there could be only one — Yoda.

The diminutive Jedi Master — who had no choice but to speak softly and carry a big light saber — will get his own stamp later this summer, having been voted the fan favorite among the 15 Star Wars stamp images.

The results were announced during the Star Wars stamps dedication at Star Wars Celebration IV at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With more than half a million votes cast, the balloting was close up until the end, when the Force with Yoda was.

More than 450 million Star Wars stamps went on sale May 25. The Star Wars stamp sheet is available for pur­chase in Post Offices, on and by calling 1–800-STAMP-24.