Bluebird Chips - New Zealand - Promotional Cards (1999)


Bluebird is a potato chip company in New Zealand. I am not aware if they are associated with Lays, but would assume that they are in some fashion. Bluebird issued a set of 30 trading cards packaged in special multi-packs of chips for Episode One. You need to purchase either 12 or 18 bag packages in order to receive the cards. (2 cards in the 12 pack, 3 in the 18 pack). With 30 cards in the set, this became an expensive set to complete.

Each card features a character from Episode One on the front, and a glow-in-the-dark picture on the back of the cards. The cards are high quality, and are the size of a normal trading card.

Special thanks to James Howell and Andrew Leederfor the information on this page.

In addition to the standard-sized card set, Bluebird also issued a number of related card sets, in varying sizes, and with a varying number of cards in each set. These smaller sets are harder to locate for the average collector. Different sized cards are available in different sizes of chips, making it necessary to purchase a large number of chips to complete all of the sets. There are a total of 5 different sets to collect.

A medium sized card set (2 1/2" by 1 3/4") contains 18 cards numbered 1 through 18. The cards have a reddish border while the card backs combine to form poster images. A second identical parallel set is also available with a silver border instead of red.

The numbering from this card set is continued in a second 18 card set numbered 19 to 36. These adorable cards are approximately 1 1/2" by 1" in size. Again the set comes in both a red bordered set, and a parallel silver bordered set. The backs of these cards also form poster images.

These cards are printed by the same card company which produced the Australian exclusive iKon card set.

For collectors looking for an interesting group of cards to collect, and interested in a challenge, this set is an ideal set to attempt to complete.

Card Values
·  set value: $40-50 (each set)
·  single: $2

Find them on eBay, or trade for them in the Marketplace
Card NumberDescription
01Anakin Skywalker
02Obi-Wan Kenobi
03Qui-Gon Jinn
04Queen Amidala
05Darth Maul
07Jar Jar Binks
11Mos Espa
12Qui-Gon and Watto
13Anakin's Podracer
14Energy Binders (Jar Jar has trouble)
18Desert Duel
19Lightsaber Battle
20Sith Lord (Darth Maul)
21Master Yoda
22Jedi Vs. Sith
23Gungan Sub
25Trade Federation Assault
26Battle of Naboo (droid and tank)
27Ready for Combat
28Battle Droids
29Space Battle Over Naboo
30Naboo Pilot
Medium Card Set
01Boss Nass
03Jar Jar Binks
05Anakin Skywalker
06Queen Amidala
07Qui-Gon Jinn
08Mace Windu
09Obi-Wan Kenobi
10Battle Droid
12Darth Sidious
13Nute Gunray
14Rune Haako
15Trade Federation Droid Starfighter
16Trade Federation Tank
17Darth Maul
Mini Card Set
19Sio Bibble
20Gungans on Kaadu
21Naboo Starfighter
22Jedi Temple
23Royal Starship
24Obi-Wan Kenobi
27Boss Nass
28Bib Fortuna
29Darth Maul
30Darth Sidious
31Battle Droid on STAP
33Droid Control Ship
34Trade Federation Landing Ship
35Battle Droid
36Jabba the Hutt