#18 Padme – Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans


Phantom Phridays showcase PepsiCo cans featured in the 1999 promotion of Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #18 Padme

Natalie Portman is lucky; she’s featured on two Pepsi Star Wars cans! She was first spotted on #17 Queen Amidala. Now she’s back as #18 Padme. Interestingly, in both cases, she’s featured on a Diet Pepsi can.

During the 1999 promotion, there were 4 different Diet Pepsi cans represented (not including bonus versions). We’ve already mentioned the first one, #17. Definitely a female vibe on the Diet Pepsi selections so far!

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #18 Padme

Here’s the official bio on this can:

Padme

This strong-willed handmaiden faces her own challenges, but entrusts not even the Jedi Knights with her deepest secret.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #18 Padme

The secret word found on the can was Nearby.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #18 Padme

It sure does seem like Padme has a big head, doesn’t it? I mean, she takes up a lot of space with her black/white artwork. The Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace logo is situated directly under the Diet Pepsi logo.

“You’re a funny little Diet Pepsi can. How do you know so much?”