Lays - China - Star Wars Tazos (1997)


Star Wars Tazos were issued in a number of countries during the Special Editions. All Star Wars Tazos were distributed by a company affiliated with Lays. These tazos took a number of different forms, and it is rare for a set from one country to be identical to a set from another country. If you are unfamiliar with Tazos, you can think of them as being similar to pogs. Tazos are currently very popular in many countries outside of the U.S.

I know very little about the Chinese Star Wars Tazo set, but what information I have, I will indicate here. Much of this information was generously provided by Mike Kosowski. If you have additional information, or have any of these available for sale or trade, please contact me.

The checklist below is based on the Tazo album. The tazos are similar to the UK tazos, in that they are round in shape with small notches. Each tazo has one notch that is larger than the rest. A small number of the tazos are hologram tazos, but unlike the Australian hologram tazos, these are in full color.

The Chinese SW Tazo album is similar in appearance to the Australian album, but is much smaller in size. It is about the size of the UK Tazo album (approximately 8 1/2 inches tall, by 7 3/4 inches wide). The album contains four white pages with pictures of the Tazo images on them (very similar to the Australian album), and four plastic Tazo holder sheets. Each sheet can hold 10 Tazos for a set of 40. Each page also has a wider picture and text at the bottom of the page, and in front of this, there is a double sized pocket. I do not know if this pocket was intended to hold an item or not. Text on the back of each tazo is naturally in Chinese.

I cannot scan the internal pages of the album without damaging it (they are not removable). For this reason I will only provide a scan of the outside of the album as soon as I am able. I will also be providing scans of the few tazos I have in the near future. In the meantime, I have provided a sample scan of the back of tazo one.

I would like to thank Inkferno for confirming that these tazos and their album come from Hong Kong. And for helping translate some of the album text. Additional information will be posted with the scans. I would also like to thank Mike Kosowski for providing much of the other information posted on this page.

I have only a small number of these to trade, and would prefer to trade for ones I am missing.

Card Values
·  set value: $200
·  unopened box: $
·  single: $5-10
·  other: $25-40

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Card NumberDescription
1Scout Trooper
3Chewie (holo)
4Luke With New Saber
5Luke and Vader Duel (holo)
6B-Wing (holo)
9AT-ST (holo)
11Vader Reaching Out to Luke
12Luke, Leia and R2 Look Out on the Galaxy
13Sandtrooper on Dewback (holo)
14C-3P0 and R2 approach Jabba's Palace
15Han About to be Frozen (holo)
16Millennium Falcon (holo)
18Falcon in Reactor Core
19Luke and Yoda in Training (holo)
20AT-ATs on Hoth
21Luke and R2 on Dagobah
22Luke With Saber in Cave
23Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike (similar to #1 but holo)
24Star Destroyers
25R2 and C-3P0
26Luke in Stormtrooper Gear (holo)
27Luke in Jabba's Palace
28R2 and C-3P0 on Endor
29AT-ATs on Hoth (identical to #20 but holo)
30Vader Reaching Out to Luke (identical to #11)
31Leia and C-3P0
32Luke on TaunTaun
33TIEs in Death Star Trench (holo)
35Tusken Raider (holo)
36Yoda (holo)
37Luke and Vader Duel
38Obi Wan Kenobi
39Luke and Leia on Jabba's Sail Barge (holo)
40R2 and C-3P0 Artwork with Star Wars logo (like Australian 141)