Episode 1 Cans Starting to Spring Leaks

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  1. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Yeah,My Dad threw out my Can Collection.
  2. Obi-Wan's Apparition Force Ghost

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    How wude! :p

    I think it's safe to say that if you have any Eppy I pop items that you should drain them. Now.
  3. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    I bought an old Yoda can from EBay which is full. No signs of leeks but I will be draining it soon. I am just a little worried about draining it as it cost me alot of money and I do not want to wreck it in the process...

    I know I am a big chicken :)
  4. Obi-Wan's Apparition Force Ghost

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    I'll put it this way... it will cost you a lot of money if you don't because it will explode! :p

    Edit: Don't be a chicken! It's not too hard. You just need to be gentle. :)
  5. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    I have drained all my other cans back in 99
    and I just got this can a few weeks ago on EBay. You are right I should drain it...
  6. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    The Yoda one. If I remembered correctly... You would have won a lot of money if you found it.
  7. Ret Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 17, 1999
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    It's the gold yoda can right? It was really rare.
  8. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Well I just drained the can from the top, tab intact and no holes on the bottom and everything went well. Actually the gold Yoda cans were only
    available in the US and if you found one and sent it back to the powers that be you would get $20. I bought mine from EBay at $30 US plus shipping. My wife is going to split my
    throat :)whatever I am already marked for death anyways, there are 4 versions of the gold Yoda cans mt dew, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi, and pepsi One..... I think.

    I bought those 4 Japanese EPII cans for $15
    US and they were already drained from the top
    with the tap in place

    Any body else collect cans
  9. Obi-Wan's Apparition Force Ghost

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    Well I just drained the can from the top, tab intact and no holes on the bottom and everything went well.

    How did you manage that? Did you just slightly pop the top?

    Ahh, the memories. I remember spending a lot of time searching eBay in late '99 and I wanted all of the foreign cans. I never got any, though. :(
  10. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    I just popped the top and made the opening bigger with a narrow long knife and then let it drain out. I then squeezed the tab back down against the top of the can so it looks almost perfect.

    There was so much stuff when EP1 came out. Actually I have EP1 pop cans from several countries.
  11. darthvader2570 Jedi Knight

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    Mar 29, 2002
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    I got them all drained. Thanks for all of your help you guys/gals.
  12. AnakinMoonwalker Jedi Knight

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    Oct 23, 2002
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    I hate living in Canada. There are only 20 different cans and no gold yoda.
  13. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    I am a can collector and the Pepsi cans will start to leak. You should try and drain them
    as soon as you can before you have problems.

  14. TOBBI_DALA Jedi Knight

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    All of the EP1 cans i have are drained. I did that when i got them. I have a Gold Yoda Pepsi can and i am REALLY reluctant to drain it. :( Decisions, decisions, decisions. I also have a Dale Earnhardt Coca Cola can that is still full.
  15. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    Well I have 3 gold Yoda cans and I was scared to drain them. Those cans are hard to find. I am still looking for a Pepsi One, MT Dew and Storm Yoda cans :(
  16. robertyodarugenstein Jedi Master

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    Mike my Gold Yoda Pepsi can was givin' to me with no pop in it. It had no hole's in the bottom or top. It looked as if the can was never filled.
  17. Ret Jedi Grand Master

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    ". I have a Gold Yoda Pepsi can and i am REALLY reluctant to drain it. "

    It will explode sooner or later.
  18. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    You should try and drain it. The easiest way
    is to open the can slowly so that you hear the fiss sound and then stick a sharp object
    under the tab and let the can drain out in the sink over night.

    I know a can specialist who I can put you in contact with who can also help you out...
  19. TOBBI_DALA Jedi Knight

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    Mike,
    Thanks for the help. Maybe i should drain it. What if i put it in a plastic case? I'm sure they make displays for cans.
  20. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    I had a box of around 35-40 cans which I never drained. When I moved around a year ago, I went to pick up the box expecting it to weigh a ton. Much to my surprise, it was incredibly light. Only one can (at the bottom of the box thankfully) had sprung a major leak. Two other cans had the light sticky ring around the bottom. I'd say of the 35-40 cans, only 10-12 still had anything left in them, and most of those were down to around 1/4 full. All the rest had evaporated without ever being drained. I just went through and cleaned the cans' exteriors, found another box and lined it with a plastic trash bag, placed the cans that still had drink in them on the bottom and sealed them back up. I have a gold Yoda can in my curio cabinet and it's around 1/4 full also. It had a sticky ring on the bottom about 6 months ago which I wiped off and haven't had another problem with since.
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