#4 Watto – 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 - #4 Watto

For some reason, I actually liked Watto in The Phantom Menace. Sure, some of his lines were cheesy and his motivations where forced, but as a character, he was rather fun. Just like a cranky old guy who you just can’t hate. Today, he start on the #4 Watto Pepsi can, his huge nose just begging you to drink to high fructose corn syrup-y goodness.

During the 1999 Pepsi/Star Wars promotion, there were 8 different Pepsi cans represented (not including bonus versions). We’ve already taken a look at the first three: #1 Anakin Skywalker, #2 Sebulba, and #3 Qui-Gon Jinn. Again, it seems that the characters selected for the Pepsi-branded cans all involved something to do with the planet Tatooine.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #4 Watto

Here’s the official bio on this can:

Watto

A pudgy blue Toydarian, he runs a junk shop and love to be on the Podracers. But some days he is too shrewd for his own good.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #4 Watto

The secret word found on the can was But.

Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Pepsi Cans - #4 Watto

Like other Pepsi cans in this series, the background color is blue with silver starts dotted throughout, standing behind the character image superimposed in black/white. Let’s also not miss the big copyright blurb under the bio: “(C) Lucasfilms Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.”

“What, you think you’re some kind of Jedi, waving your hand around like that? I’m a Toydarian. Mind tricks donnat work on me. Only Pepsi.”