#3 Qui-Gon Jinn – 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 - #3 Qui-Gon Jinn

Mysterious and confusing. Well, that could be used to describe Episode 1 in general, but in this case we’re going to apply that description to #3 Qui-Gon Jinn, who takes his place on a Pepsi can. Unfortunately, he also introduced the Star Wars world to things like “midi-chlorian count,” so it’s not all good.

During the 1999 promotion, there were 8 different Pepsi cans represented (not including bonus versions). We’ve already taken a look at the first two, #1 Anakin Skywalker and #2 Sebulba. With this third can, you can sense a pattern of “people who have to do with the planet Coruscant.”

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #3 Qui-Gon Jinn

Here’s the official bio on this can:

Qui-Gon Jinn

A compassionate Jedi Master, he is highly attuned to the Force. But he shuns consensus and follows his own path, despite the consequences.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #3 Qui-Gon Jinn

The secret word found on the can was Breaks.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #3 Qui-Gon Jinn

Like the rest of the Pepsi cans in this series, Qui-Gon’s can has a blue background with a B/W image, accentuated by stars. In some ways, it’s actually patriotic!

“Don’t center on your anxieties, Obi-Wan. Keep your Pepsi can here and now, where it belongs.”