Star Wars Pepsi Twist Special Bottle Caps from Japan – Review

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Collection size – 12 caps. Size: slightly over 2 1/2 inches each. Year Produced 2005.

Ratings: (Scale 0-5)

  • Displayability: 5
  • Articulation: 3
  • Assembly Ease: 5
  • Character Likeness: 4
  • Overall Quality: 4.25

I fell in love with these bottle caps years ago. For some reason I never saw this batch though and was excited to recently pick them up for a good price. These caps, unlike the other sets that were produced en masse have arms on them making them look more like Gentle Giant bust-ups than just busts or teeny figures.

Each figure comes w/ his/her arms off and you put them on to assemble the pieces. Joints consist of a ball that you fit into a hole and are easy as heck to apply. Once the arms are in they effortlessly move up and down so that you can decide how they’ll be posed for display.

Eleven of the caps are standard with Emperor Palpatine being a holographic, clear blue version.

The droids are all nicely detailed – R2-D2 is cute, his legs are long and as a result he stands taller than the rest of them. C-3PO, the Federation Droid, and Destroyer are nicely detailed. General Grievous only has one arm because his cloak is swooshed over where his right arm would be. He’s beautifully detailed. The Clonetrooper is nice also.  Darth Vader is very nicely detailed also with big broad shoulders and lots of detailing on the fabric for the arms.

For the humans – Palpatine has the best facial sculpt. They perfectly captured his creepy force lightning fire throwing face. Anakin is hiding in his hood and his face is a little bland. His robes are nicely detailed though. Obi-Wan looks great – they put a lot of detail in his beard. Padme has nice detailing on her hair and the gold accents on the outfit that she wears to Mustafar. She’s got a slight smile on her face that unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture on film.

Finally there’s Yoda – he looks fantastic. The only problem is that they should’ve applied a little paint to his hair because otherwise it’s just green.

Overall – these are awesome. The faces aren’t as large as the close-up busts from the larger collections so they’re not as detailed, but I think in many ways they’re nicer than some of the Hasbro 3 3/4″ face sculpts. These are winners in my book.

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2 Responses to Star Wars Pepsi Twist Special Bottle Caps from Japan – Review

  1. mffanrodders says:

    Hello, nice article on a hard to find ite,. I’ve just recently discovered these and as a Millennium Falcon collector i’m interested in acquiring series 9. Do you have any information or sources as to where i might be able to pick one up?

    Thanks

  2. erikab1123 says:

    As much as I’d love to say that there’s some magical store to pick them up – there aren’t. The only place that I’ve ever found these are on ebay and usually from Asian dealers.

    I’m guessing that you’re talking about the set w/ the ships? Those, particularly if they’re still in package are rather pricey – but you can get them on ebay. Good luck! 🙂

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