retrotrash: I would pay real american dollars to get these today.
When the first Star Wars prequel came out Pepsi did a promotion across all their sodas that had 24 characters that you could collect. Part of it was finding the right vending machine or going to the right person’s graduation party, or stalking the super market shelves, punching out the hand-holds to see which character was inside.
I consumed my fair share of Diet Pepsi during those few weeks, and I never was able collect them all, but I had a respectable amount.
Then I went to college and the house temperature apparently fluctuated a bit too much back then (maybe I left the cans in the sun too long?) and several of them burst and created quite a mess on my dresser top.
Then I came to my senses and realized nobody wants an almost complete collection of Star Wars soda cans and I obviously didn’t have the right temperature controls to manage these things, so I dumped them out and recycled them shortly after.
Currently on ebay a full collection (plus some other garbage) is going for $8 (obo) so I feel like I made the right choice in the long run (but I guess we’ll REALLY see 30 years from now).
Also funny (in a not funny way) ALL of the female characters (and a generic, nameless, faceless robot) are on the Diet Pepsi cans. There are 24 cans in total, only THREE of them are women, and ONLY on the Diet Pepsi cans.