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Title: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 18, 2017, 07:01:27 PM
These new Topps Online store daily Wacky Packages have been fun, but as every one has noted, they cost a LOT! Unless you buy in bulk....

So, I'm ready to head up a bulk buyer's club - if there's enough interest - for the next print-on-demand series starting next week (1/24/17), for just the new Wacky Package cards released (no GPK)
The key though is that we have dedicated, consistent buyers. You'd have to buy them all, and couldn't pick and choose only the ones that you like.

As was mentioned over in the print-on-demand thread, there's a large discount when buying the print-on-demand cards in bulk (1/2 price or less) when compared to a single card purchase.
The idea is that we can pull together at least 10 purchasers, to drop the price from $10 to $5/card.
And if we can pull together 20 purchasers, it would drop it to $4/card.

The crux of the problem is the cost to re-mail the cards back out to everyone. My idea to minimize that is one shipment for a weekly set of cards. With all the week's cards together, it lowers the postage cost per card. Checking some prices online, it looks like I can do postage, mailer, top-loaders, penny sleeves, for about $3.50.

With the current Disg-race cards, they have been very consistent of late with 3 cards per week. Disg-race ends this week and a new set starts next week. (I'll guess a name of "The First 100 Daze"). Dave G. wasn't sure what form next week will take, but I think at this point we'll have to guess 3 new Wacky cards.

Something to be aware of is how long it'll be before you'll get your cards. They already take forever to ship when using smart-post. The recent ones have taken 2 weeks to get delivered to me after their on-sale date! Add a few more days before all cards for the week show up, and several more days after I re-mail them before they get to you. Looking at ~3.5 weeks from the on-sale date.

My plan:
1. Form Wacky Packages buyer's club member list

if there are 10 (or 20) cards allotted for, then -
2. Collect all the dues for the forthcoming 2 weeks

if, and only if, everyone paid up, then -
3. Purchase bulk set of just the Wacky on each day for the week and post notice of purchases

(if everyone doesn't pay in time, I'll have to forego the purchase though. I don't want to get stuck with extras. I'll post an early notice and refund everyone).

4. After 2 week's worth of Wackys have arrived, I'll pack them up and mail them out to everyone.

5. Rinse and repeat - for as long as Topps is producing these cards and we have enough members in the Club to make it worthwhile.

Example cost for getting singles of each Wacky, if Topps produces 10 cards across 2 weeks:
if we have a 10 card bulk buy - it would be $53.50 for 10 cards mailed
for a 20 card bulk buy - it would be $43.50 for 10 cards mailed

Thoughts? Questions?
Who's In?

Looks like we have 20:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on January 18, 2017, 08:04:16 PM
I'm ready to head up a bulk buyer's club - if there's enough interest - for the next print-on-demand series starting next week (1/24/17)
The key though, is that I have dedicated, consistent buyers. You'd have to buy them all, and couldn't pick and choose only the ones that you like.

As was mentioned over in the print-on-demand thread, there's a large discount when buying the print-on-demand cards in bulk (50-60%) when compared to a single card purchase.
The idea is that we can pull together at least 10 purchasers, to get to $5/card.
And if we can pull together 20 purchasers, that would drop it to $4/card.

The crux of the problem is the cost to re-mail the cards back out to everyone. My idea to minimize that is one shipment of the weekly lot of cards. With all the week's cards together, it lowers the cost per card. Checking some prices online, it looks like I can do postage, mailer, top-loaders, penny sleeves, for about $3.50. I'll round that to $4 for my effort.

With the current Disg-race cards, they have been very consistent of late with 3 cards per week. Disg-race ends this week and a new set starts next week. (I'll guess a name of "The First 100 Daze"). Dave G. wasn't sure what form next week will take, but I think at this point we'll have to guess 3 new Wacky cards.

Something to be aware of is how long it'll be before you'll get your cards. They already take forever to ship when using smart-post. The recent ones have taken 2 weeks to get delivered to me after their on-sale date! Add a few more days before all cards for the week show up, and several more days after I re-mail them before they get to you. Looking at ~3.5 weeks from the on-sale date.

My plan:
1. Form buyer's club member list

if there are 10 (or 20) cards allotted for, then -
2. Collect all the dues for the forthcoming week

if, and only if, everyone paid up, then -
3. Purchase bulk set of Wacky's on each day for the week and post notice of purchases

(if everyone doesn't pay in time, I'll have to forego the purchase though. I don't want to get stuck with extras. I'll post an early notice and refund everyone).

4. After the week's worth of Wackys have arrived, I'll pack them up and mail them out to everyone.

Weekly cost for getting singles (or doubles) of each Wacky:
if we have a 10 card bulk buy - it would be $19.00 for 3 cards mailed ($34.00 for 6)
if we have a 20 card bulk buy - it would be $16.00 for 3 cards mailed ($28.00 for 6)

Thoughts? Questions?
Who's In? Do we have 10? or maybe 20?

I'm in for 2

sound off below.

I'd be in for one of each.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 19, 2017, 02:34:07 AM
Count me in for one of each card. Thanks for doing this.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 19, 2017, 05:04:33 AM
Count me in for one of each card. Thanks for doing this.

Same here.  One of each card.  Thanks!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 20, 2017, 09:16:10 AM
Ditto.  One of each card.  (Wackys, not GPKs.)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 20, 2017, 09:45:18 AM
Ditto.  One of each card.  (Wackys, not GPKs.)
Yep. This is Wackys only.

This makes 9. 1 more person and the Buyers Club is a "go"
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on January 20, 2017, 09:53:13 AM
Yep. This is Wackys only.

This makes 9. 1 more person and the Buyers Club is a "go"

I am in!! cant pass up a deal!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on January 20, 2017, 09:56:32 AM
I am in!! cant pass up a deal!!

one card of each...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 20, 2017, 10:21:47 AM
I am in!! cant pass up a deal!!
And there's 10! You're all locked in and I'll send out details in a PM. Likely tomorrow.

If 10 more are interested, we could do a 20 buy, but only if there's 10 more claimed. Anything less wouldn't be viable.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Alexeirex on January 20, 2017, 12:30:46 PM
Count me in for 2 each - LMK if it's too late to be included - Alex
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 20, 2017, 12:52:41 PM
Count me in for 2 each - LMK if it's too late to be included - Alex
Have to wait and see. If we can get 8 more cards claimed by Sunday, I can work you in.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 20, 2017, 07:37:02 PM
If it would lower the postage rate any, or be more convenient, I wouldn't mind if my three weekly cards were all put into one box, as opposed to three separate plastic boxes.

And thanks for your idea - and for doing this.  It has really bothered me - and Mr. Wallet - being gouged week after week for a set of cards that, under normal circumstances, might cost $20 - $30 on eBay if they were simply released as, say, a subset of a larger set (which, in actuality, they are.)

Also, it must be very clear and understood that we all must be faithful in paying up front.  No exceptions, please.  I really like this plan a lot and would like to rely and depend upon it. Besides, I'd hate to go back to having purchase individual cards on a daily basis.  (And everyone please take a moment to thank the Good Lord above for the small miracle that Topps isn't releasing the 50th anniversary set as separate $9.99 cards.   I mean, could you imagine?)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 21, 2017, 02:20:08 AM
If it would lower the postage rate any, or be more convenient, I wouldn't mind if my three weekly cards were all put into one box, as opposed to three separate plastic boxes.

And thanks for your idea - and for doing this.  It has really bothered me - and Mr. Wallet - being gouged week after week for a set of cards that, under normal circumstances, might cost $20 - $30 on eBay if they were simply released as, say, a subset of a larger set (which, in actuality, they are.)

Also, it must be very clear and understood that we all must be faithful in paying up front.  No exceptions, please.  I really like this plan a lot and would like to rely and depend upon it. Besides, I'd hate to go back to having purchase individual cards on a daily basis.  (And everyone please take a moment to thank the Good Lord above for the small miracle that Topps isn't releasing the 50th anniversary set as separate $9.99 cards.   I mean, could you imagine?)

I am hoping we still get our wackies in those acrylic boxes Topps has been using as of late as I like them to display cards. I consider them to be a small perk you get for purchasing these high end cards. I don't think they add too much weight; but I could be wrong. Whatever is best for the group though.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 21, 2017, 02:55:48 AM
I am hoping we still get our wackies in those acrylic boxes Topps has been using as of late as I like them to display cards. I consider them to be a small perk you get for purchasing these high end cards. I don't think they add too much weight; but I could be wrong. Whatever is best for the group though.

Andrew

I expect there will be only one acrylic box per order.

A big thank you to Patrick for doing this!  I would have offered to do it myself, but I have to pay sales tax, which just boosts the price.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 21, 2017, 05:51:38 AM
If it would lower the postage rate any, or be more convenient, I wouldn't mind if my three weekly cards were all put into one box, as opposed to three separate plastic boxes.
that's essentially my proposal. 1 shipment per week, containing the 3 cards for the week. Postage is killer, so the fewer re-mailings, the lower the price. But also, they'd be in top-loaders, not the snap-boxes

Pat suggested 1 shipment of 6 cards every 2 weeks as a way to drop the cost a little more. Not sure how everyone feels about that?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 21, 2017, 06:27:38 AM
that's essentially my proposal. 1 shipment per week, containing the 3 cards for the week. Postage is killer, so the fewer re-mailings, the lower the price. But also, they'd be in top-loaders, not the snap-boxes

Pat suggested 1 shipment of 6 cards every 2 weeks as a way to drop the cost a little more. Not sure how everyone feels about that?

I prefer but acrylic boxes but can live without them if that's better for the project. Shipments every two weeks to cut down on postage is fine with me.
But if that is the decision; why not send six cards in one of the acrylic boxes and not 6 top loaders. You would have to purchase the top loaders and the boxes are provided by Topps.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 21, 2017, 06:39:17 AM
I am hoping we still get our wackies in those acrylic boxes Topps has been using as of late as I like them to display cards. I consider them to be a small perk you get for purchasing these high end cards. I don't think they add too much weight; but I could be wrong. Whatever is best for the group though.

Andrew
those snap boxes are nice, but as Pat indicated, that's not going to be possible when distributing single bulk order purchases out to 8 members in the club.

I was going to propose going in the other direction actually. I've got a good pile of 'used' top loaders around. (why, oh why, do people use cellophane tape on these when shipping? it never comes off and they're ruined!!). If people don't mind ugly toploaders, I'd knock 50˘ off a week until I used them all up in a few weeks. Two cards can easily fit in one toploader, so I'd double up where possible as well.

My thought with this club is minimizing the price/card for everyone. Then how to display or store is up to you.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 21, 2017, 06:53:21 AM
I prefer but acrylic boxes but can live without them if that's better for the project. Shipments every two weeks to cut down on postage is fine with me.
But if that is the decision; why not send six cards in one of the acrylic boxes and not 6 top loaders. You would have to purchase the top loaders and the boxes are provided by Topps.

Andrew
it'll take 10 orders from topps before I'd have enough snap boxes for everyone.
Options would be to ship every 3-4 weeks, with 10 cards in a snap case. Or still ship weekly or bi-weekly and round robin between toploaders and snap cases as they arrive.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 21, 2017, 06:57:59 AM
it'll take 10 orders from topps before I'd have enough snap boxes for everyone.
Options would be to ship every 3-4 weeks, with 10 cards in a snap case. Or still ship weekly or bi-weekly and round robin between toploaders and snap cases as they arrive.

I am grateful that you are doing this, and am OK with whatever used ugly top loaders you have!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 21, 2017, 09:31:41 AM
I am grateful that you are doing this, and am OK with whatever used ugly top loaders you have!

Ditto
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: drono on January 21, 2017, 12:12:19 PM
I'll take two if you can get it up to 20 buyers, and ugly top loaders with six cards every two weeks is fine with me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 21, 2017, 12:22:08 PM
I'm good with top loaders and every two weeks.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 21, 2017, 12:35:37 PM
I'll take two if you can get it up to 20 buyers, and ugly top loaders with six cards every two weeks is fine with me.
have you listed in the 2nd set of 10.

if six more cards can get spoken for in the next day, we can do the 20 Count order @$4 / card.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 21, 2017, 02:49:47 PM
C'mon, everyone!  6 more isn't that much.  Topps was selling 300 - 400 of these each time around.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: rdsjnk on January 21, 2017, 03:12:18 PM
I would be in for one of each. Thanks

Robert
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 21, 2017, 03:20:17 PM
I would be in for one of each. Thanks

Robert
great! 5 to go
would love to get these down to just $4 a card
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on January 21, 2017, 04:55:42 PM
Count me in for two (or three if possible)  great idea !
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 21, 2017, 05:44:10 PM
Count me in for two (or three if possible)  great idea !
will do. 2, with the potential for 3, depending how many others would still like to join.

3 cards to claim left.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: 7-Pup on January 22, 2017, 12:47:17 AM
I would be interested in one of each. Thank you.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 22, 2017, 05:36:16 AM
cool. I'll add you to the list

2 to go. But, I think we can close the gap to 20, even if no one else jumps in today. So, I'll plan out the 20 @$4 for everyone! W00t!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: BRUTE_88 on January 22, 2017, 06:48:58 AM
cool. I'll add you to the list

2 to go. But, I think we can close the gap to 20, even if no one else jumps in today. So, I'll plan out the 20 @$4 for everyone! W00t!

Go ahead and add me in as well...  I will take 1.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 22, 2017, 09:36:22 AM
**********  PSA for the Buyer's Club  ***********

Note: Monday there is expected to be a special 'event' set for the Inauguration.
Meaning it will almost certainly be just like the Golden Globes, Christmas, etc. special 'event' card sets.
Those 'event' sets were on sale for 1 week and there was NO bulk discount offered.

If there is NO bulk discount with "Inauguration", then the Wackys from the 'event' set will NOT be a part of our Buyer's Club.
Meaning, you will be on your own to purchase any special 'event' cards that do not offer bulk discount, tomorrow or down the road.
We will see for sure on Monday, but I want to give everyone a head's up on this scenario.

I don't think I can factor in the higher cost of these special 'event' sets, as we don't know if there will be one or more Wackys in them ahead of time. So, it will be far easier if I don't. There's also no benefit to routing these 'event' cards to me before they go to you and you might even get a snap case out of it too (for those desiring them)

Let me know if there's any questions or concerns on this, and if you all feel this is a good plan.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: dth1971 on January 22, 2017, 09:46:22 AM
Why not print on demand commissions for not for future Wacky Packages ANS Wacky Packages entries?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 22, 2017, 10:10:08 AM
**********  PSA for the Buyer's Club  ***********

Note: Monday there is expected to be a special 'event' set for the Inauguration.
Meaning it will almost certainly be just like the Golden Globes, Christmas, etc. special 'event' card sets.
Those 'event' sets were on sale for 1 week and there was NO bulk discount offered.

If there is NO bulk discount with "Inauguration", then the Wackys from the 'event' set will NOT be a part of our Buyer's Club.
Meaning, you will be on your own to purchase any special 'event' cards that do not offer bulk discount, tomorrow or down the road.
We will see for sure on Monday, but I want to give everyone a head's up on this scenario.

I don't think I can factor in the higher cost of these special 'event' sets, as we don't know if there will be one or more Wackys in them ahead of time. So, it will be far easier if I don't. There's also no benefit to routing these 'event' cards to me before they go to you and you might even get a snap case out of it too (for those desiring them)

Let me know if there's any questions or concerns on this, and if you all feel this is a good plan.

Sounds good to me. We purchase the special set on our own if there is no bulk discount; but hold for payment instructions from you if there is a bulk discount. Will you be sending out payment instructions today for the first week's 3 cards? Can we pre-pay for two weeks at a time as you will shipping every two week? Can we do Paypal Gift to save you those fees?

Thanks, Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 22, 2017, 10:44:20 AM
Sounds good to me. We purchase the special set on our own if there is no bulk discount; but hold for payment instructions from you if there is a bulk discount. Will you be sending out payment instructions today for the first week's 3 cards? Can we pre-pay for two weeks at a time as you will shipping every two week? Can we do Paypal Gift to save you those fees?

Thanks, Andrew

I think paypal gift is a given for all these transactions.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 22, 2017, 10:59:04 AM
I think paypal gift is a given for all these transactions.
yes, definitely.
also, so there's no confusion later, I believe the word 'gift' is gone from the PayPal types.

It is the "Send to Friends and Family in the US" option.

Do not use the "Pay for Goods or Services" option.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 22, 2017, 11:08:58 AM
We now officially have a full 20 cards spoken for in the Buyer's Club.  :great:
Complete list of folks and the number of cards ordered are listed in the first post.

I think we've converged on bi-weekly payments and shipments.
Expectation of 3 cards each week for 2 weeks, then the 6 cards get mailed out.
Snap-cases will get round-robinned out in the order of your sign-up.

I'll send PM's shortly with more details for PayPal and mailing addresses.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 22, 2017, 11:21:39 AM
We now officially have a full 20 cards spoken for in the Buyer's Club.  :great:
Complete list of folks and the number of cards ordered are listed in the first post.

I think we've converged on bi-weekly payments and shipments.
Expectation of 3 cards each week for 2 weeks, then the 6 cards get mailed out.
Snap-cases will get round-robinned out in the order of your sign-up.

I'll send PM's shortly with more details for PayPal and mailing addresses.

Thanks again for doing this!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on January 22, 2017, 11:41:07 AM
Patrick, as Marc said,  thanks so much!  This is a great idea and we appreciate all the effort you put in to make it happen!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on January 22, 2017, 12:15:41 PM
We now officially have a full 20 cards spoken for in the Buyer's Club.  :great:
Complete list of folks and the number of cards ordered are listed in the first post.

I think we've converged on bi-weekly payments and shipments.
Expectation of 3 cards each week for 2 weeks, then the 6 cards get mailed out.
Snap-cases will get round-robinned out in the order of your sign-up.

I'll send PM's shortly with more details for PayPal and mailing addresses.

Thx Patrick for doing this...very Cool !! - BTW its 'Joe' - aka Hustler - if you want to fix the first page...

if anyone drops out for '2' I can fill that spot if need be...just an FYI...

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: drono on January 22, 2017, 12:48:06 PM


  • First 10
  • Patrick | Fanatical for 2
  • Scot | Sco(o)t for 1
  • Andrew | DrDeal for 1
  • Marc | quas for 1
  • Pat | RawGoo for 2
  • Rob | JeanNutty for 1
  • Robert | Baked Bears for 1
  • Joe | Hustler08 for 1

  • Second 10
  • Alex | Alexeirex for 2
  •   | drono for 2
  • Robert  | rdsjnk for 1
  • Paul  | Zenergizer for 2
  • | 7-Pup for 1
  • Brian | BRUTE-88 for 1
  • Joe | Joe G for 1

If anyone else wants in, I'll drop back to one.  2 at a time x 3 per week gets expensive.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 22, 2017, 01:10:58 PM
If anyone else wants in, I'll drop back to one.  2 at a time x 3 per week gets expensive.
thanks for the offer. I'll keep the spot open for today, if someone else wants to join in.
And if not, we've got someone already Hustling for the card...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 22, 2017, 08:08:21 PM
PMs sent to everyone earlier today with the details.
Quite a few of the payments have already rolled in. Thanks!
Waiting on the others to see their PMs for the info.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 23, 2017, 10:43:49 AM
Window is closing today for any late comer that wants to join for a card. Tic Toc, tic toc.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on January 23, 2017, 11:16:30 AM
Window is closing today for any late comer that wants to join for a card. Tic Toc, tic toc.

im watching the clock  ;D ;D ;D ;D lmk
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 23, 2017, 05:19:35 PM
**********  PSA for the Buyer's Club  ***********

Note: Monday there is expected to be a special 'event' set for the Inauguration.
Meaning it will almost certainly be just like the Golden Globes, Christmas, etc. special 'event' card sets.
Those 'event' sets were on sale for 1 week and there was NO bulk discount offered.

If there is NO bulk discount with "Inauguration", then the Wackys from the 'event' set will NOT be a part of our Buyer's Club.
As expected, today we got the "Inaug-hurl Ceremony" special event card set, and also as expected, there is no bulk discount buy.
Therefore these are not part of our Club purchase and you're on your own if you want to buy or not.
Some already have, some have already skipped.
Tuesday should be our first buy.
And we will also see if there is still just a single Wacky per day, or they've upped it to two...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 23, 2017, 07:32:42 PM
The Mission Statement for the PoD Club is to minimize the cost of these online Wackys and to maximize our enjoyment of them.

Are rocket scientists always on a mission?            :D
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 23, 2017, 08:44:36 PM
Are rocket scientists always on a mission?            :D
LOL. You know it.

Makes me think we should have an Elon Musk's used rockets wacky at some point.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 24, 2017, 12:28:24 PM
Are the three 24-hours-only Wackies in the following link, from today, included in the first order for the amount we paypaled?  If not, any of us interested in them would need to order them separately and pay the lousy $9.99 apiece.

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/presidential-inaug-hurl-ceremony.html

Thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on January 24, 2017, 12:44:37 PM
Are the three 24-hours-only Wackies in the following link, from today, included in the first order for the amount we paypaled?  If not, any of us interested in them would need to order them separately and pay the lousy $9.99 apiece.

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/presidential-inaug-hurl-ceremony.html

Thanks!

I would think they would be...F&S to opine...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 24, 2017, 12:46:15 PM
Are the three 24-hours-only Wackies in the following link, from today, included in the first order for the amount we paypaled?  If not, any of us interested in them would need to order them separately and pay the lousy $9.99 apiece.

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/presidential-inaug-hurl-ceremony.html

Thanks!
good question.
Those 3 wackys are the ones I mentioned above. They are part of an 'Event' set, Inaug-hurl, which are available for a full week (vice 24 hours).
There are no discounts for these, so they will NOT be part of our club's first order.
If you want some, none or all, you are on your own.
At the full $9.99/card.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 24, 2017, 01:18:38 PM
Is Dave doing all of these?

   (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/TrumpDon_zpsdommztwr.png)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 24, 2017, 01:29:55 PM
Is Dave doing all of these?

Dave did the t-shirt and mask/costume. The Girl Scout cookies are Joe Simko.
Joe's painted many of the recent ones, and Dave did most of the early ones. Neil and Smokin Joe each have a title as well.
I need to update the master list for yesterday's cards.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on January 24, 2017, 01:48:32 PM
OK, looks like there are four online series running at the same time:

Wacky Packages Alternative Facts
Twitster
GPK Trumpocracy - The First 100 Days
Network Spews

In addition to them there will be event sets (a la The Emmys, Oscars, etc) and Holiday sets.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 24, 2017, 01:55:57 PM
Okay, we have our first Alt Fact Wacky up now

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/wacky-packages-alternative-facts/alternative-tally-counter-wacky-packages-alternative-facts.html

I will be buying this card for the Club.

There is also a Twitster card, but I do not consider this a wacky and do not plan to buy.
Let's discuss though. What do people think of that card?

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/twitster/twitster-sticker-card-1.html
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 24, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
Okay, we have our first Alt Fact Wacky up now

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/wacky-packages-alternative-facts/alternative-tally-counter-wacky-packages-alternative-facts.html

I will be buying this card for the Club.

There is also a Twitster card, but I do not consider this a wacky and do not plan to buy.
Let's discuss though. What do people think of that card?

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/twitster/twitster-sticker-card-1.html

I'm torn on that Twitster card, because it's not a Wacky but it looks like Dave G. was the artist.  Tough decision, but I lean in favor of including it.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on January 24, 2017, 02:01:29 PM
Okay, we have our first Alt Fact Wacky up now

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/wacky-packages-alternative-facts/alternative-tally-counter-wacky-packages-alternative-facts.html

I will be buying this card for the Club.

There is also a Twitster card, but I do not consider this a wacky and do not plan to buy.
Let's discuss though. What do people think of that card?

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/twitster/twitster-sticker-card-1.html

I did that one. From what I understand there will be gags based on his Twitter comments with new art for each based on those comments.

If all this sells well enough I'm trying to see if they will do a once a week Old School online set with a 32 card ending time for each series. Do an 80s set, maybe a 1968 set for the die-cut period and maybe even a 1950s set. Gonna be awhile before anything like that happens though. Gotta finish the current Old School set still!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 24, 2017, 02:03:28 PM
good question.
Those 3 wackys are the ones I mentioned above. They are part of an 'Event' set, Inaug-hurl, which are available for a full week (vice 24 hours).
There are no discounts for these, so they will NOT be part of our club's first order.
If you want some, none or all, you are on your own.
At the full $9.99/card.

Real bummer that there's no discount on these particular three..............I wonder why...............
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on January 24, 2017, 02:21:05 PM
I'm torn on that Twitster card, because it's not a Wacky but it looks like Dave G. was the artist.  Tough decision, but I lean in favor of including it.

I think I would favor including the TWISTER also. Seems to fit in with the Internet Apps subset from several series ago.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 24, 2017, 02:42:35 PM
I am not in need of the Twitster Cards.....even though it looks nice.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 24, 2017, 03:15:04 PM
Okay, we have our first Alt Fact Wacky up now

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/wacky-packages-alternative-facts/alternative-tally-counter-wacky-packages-alternative-facts.html

I will be buying this card for the Club.

There is also a Twitster card, but I do not consider this a wacky and do not plan to buy.
Let's discuss though. What do people think of that card?

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/twitster/twitster-sticker-card-1.html

I do not see the Twitster card as being a Wacky.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on January 24, 2017, 04:29:55 PM
My vote is also NO on twister.  It's not a package so not much of a Wacky Package.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 24, 2017, 04:39:31 PM
order for 20 of the Alt Fact: Alternative Tally Counter - Wacky Packages has been placed.


(https://s29.postimg.org/uy89vvedz/Tally_Counter_Order.jpg)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 24, 2017, 04:41:20 PM
I agree with Scot in that the Twitster card resembles the Internet App subset.  If there is going to be a Twitster series, though, I suggest that a second club is formed for that series, and we reserve the first club for Wackys alone.

I would also suggest that, for this week at least, those wishing to purchase the Twitster cards purchase them on their own.  (That way they are guaranteed to get them before the clock runs out and not miss out on any.)  It may be a day or two before all of the votes are in regarding his decision.

My vote is that we stick with the Wackys for right now.  After the week is over and the dust settles, we can see (hopefully) what the pattern is going to be for the weeks to come.  If we were to change now, in the middle of the week, poor Patrick is going to find himself thrown in the middle of a big mess.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 24, 2017, 04:43:52 PM
good question.
Those 3 wackys are the ones I mentioned above. They are part of an 'Event' set, Inaug-hurl, which are available for a full week (vice 24 hours).
There are no discounts for these, so they will NOT be part of our club's first order.
If you want some, none or all, you are on your own.
At the full $9.99/card.

$10 apiece and they're not even actual Wackys.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 24, 2017, 04:57:51 PM
I suggest that ... we reserve the first club for Wackys alone
I would also suggest that, for this week at least, those wishing to purchase the Twitster cards purchase them on their own.
THIS  :iagree:
Thanks Rob, that was well thought out and captured much of what I've been thinking.

I formed the Club to buy just the Wackys and several others joined for that same reason as well. The Twitster card is not Wacky branded and it will be its own thing. While the card does hearken back to some aspects of old ANS Wacky backs, that's not defining as many ANS gpk's had similar backs (websites, etc.), so it's not one or the other.

If folks want to pick one up, you'll need to do it on your own.
And we can discuss more in the coming days.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 24, 2017, 05:06:50 PM
$10 apiece and they're not even actual Wackys.
two are based off of real products, and there are 'My Parents went to X' t-shirts everywhere, so kind of real

(https://s23.postimg.org/rbtv3meyf/shortbread_trefoils_girl_scout_cookies_pg_full.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rbtv3meyf/)(https://s29.postimg.org/smixe38gj/ben_cooper_halloween_costume_scary_clown.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/smixe38gj/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 24, 2017, 05:30:17 PM
two are based off of real products, and there are 'My Parents went to X' t-shirts everywhere, so kind of real

(https://s23.postimg.org/rbtv3meyf/shortbread_trefoils_girl_scout_cookies_pg_full.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rbtv3meyf/)(https://s29.postimg.org/smixe38gj/ben_cooper_halloween_costume_scary_clown.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/smixe38gj/)

Is that an old costume?  I have two Ben Cooper costumes around somewhere that are from Star Trek.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 25, 2017, 12:42:52 PM
Here is today's batch:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-trumpocracy-the-first-100-days.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1-25%20GPK&utm_term=All%20Sports%20and%20Auction#

Pumpkin Lie Pie and Fiction Facts seem like definites for our club, since they are in the Wacky section (and we already have Alternative Tally Counter in there from yesterday).  What about Hawaiian Punk, which is listed as a "Network Spew" under the heading of "GPK", but it sure looks like a Wacky, drawn by a Wacky artist, to me......
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on January 25, 2017, 12:54:54 PM
Here is today's batch:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-trumpocracy-the-first-100-days.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1-25%20GPK&utm_term=All%20Sports%20and%20Auction#

Pumpkin Lie Pie and Fiction Facts seem like definites for our club, since they are in the Wacky section (and we already have Alternative Tally Counter in there from yesterday).  What about Hawaiian Punk, which is listed as a "Network Spew" under the heading of "GPK", but it sure looks like a Wacky, drawn by a Wacky artist, to me......

Too bad they don't show the backs of the cards as well. I read it the same way however. That PUMPKIN LIE and FICTION FACTS would be labeled as Wacky Packages and that HAWAIIAN PUNK was not.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 25, 2017, 01:01:19 PM
Too bad they don't show the backs of the cards as well. I read it the same way however. That PUMPKIN LIE and FICTION FACTS would be labeled as Wacky Packages and that HAWAIIAN PUNK was not.

I think they mislabeled the Hawaiian Punk Card as it looks nothing like a GPK card and sure looks like a Wacky. I vote we include it in the bulk purchases.

If not I will be purchasing it so I need to know where we land on this one while it is still available.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on January 25, 2017, 01:08:40 PM
GPK Network Spews will be a mix of WP and GPK depending on the topic. Kind of like Disg-race had the GPK name in it as well. The back WILL have a WP logo on it.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 25, 2017, 01:57:00 PM
GPK Network Spews will be a mix of WP and GPK depending on the topic. Kind of like Disg-race had the GPK name in it as well. The back WILL have a WP logo on it.
I think that is the clincher then.

(There are some wackys *still* labeled as GPK in the historical section, so that's not really something we can trust)

That's 3 cards in one day. We'll see if our funds will even last one week....
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 25, 2017, 02:08:58 PM
I think that is the clincher then.

(There are some wackys *still* labeled as GPK in the historical section, so that's not really something we can trust)

That's 3 cards in one day. We'll see if our funds will even last one week....

It will be ironic if we end up with twice as many Wackies per week (6) as before (3) and end up paying the same amount per week (Or a little less) even though we are getting them for less than half-price.  This development makes the Bulk Buyer's Club the best move ever!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 25, 2017, 03:25:59 PM
I really wish they'd use the original black borders.  With the thin line, these barely even look like Wackys.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on January 25, 2017, 03:42:12 PM
I really wish they'd use the original black borders.  With the thin line, these barely even look like Wackys.

Pat that was my initial reaction as well but then I realized that the thinner borders mean that the art is actually printed larger and my 50 year old eyes kinda appreciate that!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 25, 2017, 04:07:54 PM
Yes, this is getting a bit tricky and messy. We've already spent 2/3 of our two week funds in two days.  In addition, we can't rely upon a pattern - at least for the moment.  Who would have saw this coming?  I guess we have no choice but to play it day by day.  Pat, you're the ref and making all the calls.  Please let us know whether or not to send more money - or if we're on our own buying a particular card.  If the same thing happens again tomorrow, our club's kitty will be bankrupt - and there will still be a third card up for grabs. 

Again, thanks for forming the club, thanks for the savings, and now, more than ever, thank you for managing the club.

Rob
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 25, 2017, 04:49:00 PM
Who would have saw this coming? 
Well, this is actually why I ended up going with the 6 card "2 week" suggestion.  8)
After Dave mentioned there may be several new categories, that got me concerned. I figured it was better to cover more cards up front and then watch how the week played out. I was thinking 2 cards a day over 3 days and we're almost there.
Have to see how the rest of the week plays out and then prep for the next round this weekend.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on January 25, 2017, 05:12:10 PM
Well, this is actually why I ended up going with the 6 card "2 week" suggestion.  8)
After Dave mentioned there may be several new categories, that got me concerned. I figured it was better to cover more cards up front and then watch how the week played out. I was thinking 2 cards a day over 3 days and we're almost there.
Have to see how the rest of the week plays out and then prep for the next round this weekend.

Not knowing what is going on but I'd plan for around 5-6 WP a week excluding the possibility of any that might be in special sets like for the Oscars and whatnot. I'm doing two for tomorrow.

Also, I expect other than special sets that may appear on a Monday that these will always be Tues, Wed and Thurs.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 25, 2017, 05:47:45 PM
60 cards purchased....  >(

(https://s23.postimg.org/di1z7z8c7/Big_Lee.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/di1z7z8c7/)
(https://s23.postimg.org/z42ubpg0n/Fiction_Facts.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/z42ubpg0n/)
(https://s29.postimg.org/41jfc9ik3/Hawaiian_Punk.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/41jfc9ik3/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: JasonLiebig on January 25, 2017, 10:53:29 PM
I really wish they'd use the original black borders.  With the thin line, these barely even look like Wackys.

Agreed.

It's like putting Coca-Cola in a blue can.  It just doesn't make any sense.  While the thick black border might not be a literally-trademarked ® feature of Wacky Packages, it IS one of the trademark features of them.   It immediately identifies it for what it is. 

This is a bone-headed design choice.  If there is an argument for the change, I couldn't imagine what it would be, or that it would stand up to criticism. 
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on January 26, 2017, 12:26:13 AM
Agreed.

It's like putting Coca-Cola in a blue can.  It just doesn't make any sense.  While the thick black border might not be a literally-trademarked ® feature of Wacky Packages, it IS one of the trademark features of them.   It immediately identifies it for what it is. 

This is a bone-headed design choice.  If there is an argument for the change, I couldn't imagine what it would be, or that it would stand up to criticism.

Bigger art and fitting the space to the max is the reason. Old School will still have thick borders. Hopefully if we do any non-celebrity/ political sets coming up we will do traditional WP borders but the newest sets will have them as Topps tries to appeal to more people.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 26, 2017, 01:11:41 AM
Bigger art and fitting the space to the max is the reason. Old School will still have thick borders. Hopefully if we do any non-celebrity/ political sets coming up we will do traditional WP borders but the newest sets will have them as Topps tries to appeal to more people.

I understand the bigger art and space reasons, but my brain has been programmed to expect Wackys to have the old, thicker borders.  I am very glad to hear that Old School will retain that format!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 26, 2017, 02:43:09 AM
I understand the bigger art and space reasons, but my brain has been programmed to expect Wackys to have the old, thicker borders.  I am very glad to hear that Old School will retain that format!

To my perception: Thin Border Wackies are "Wackies Light".  Something derived from the original; but a new version.  I too prefer the thicker borders.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: JasonLiebig on January 26, 2017, 08:57:33 AM
Bigger art and fitting the space to the max is the reason. Old School will still have thick borders. Hopefully if we do any non-celebrity/ political sets coming up we will do traditional WP borders but the newest sets will have them as Topps tries to appeal to more people.

In my opinion, I'd be surprised if the buying-or-not-buying factor of Wacky Packages in 2017 is art-to-card size ratio.  This seems to be a case of a legit problem (not enough people wanting to buy the product) with a solution (thin borders) that doesn't actually address the problem, and in fact weakens the product overall.  It merely makes a change for changes sake, and in the process creates a less-effectively designed product. 

I appreciate the demands of increasing sales and trying to do things differently to achieve that, but sometimes the approach to that goal is misguided.  This design choice certainly seems like a case of that.

I'd be curious to know how they came to the decision (consumer testing, etc), because even testing can have numerous pitfalls if you don't know how to interpret the data (i.e. New Coke).  My guess is that this was the probably the choice of an art director, or someone making the decisions of one. 
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on January 26, 2017, 09:43:16 AM
Agreed.

It's like putting Coca-Cola in a blue can. 

Jason, too cool, I like the way you snuck in your passion, package design.  Of course, Wackys have big borders and others don't!  But, playing devil's advocate here, I would love to see Coke in a blue can and the original Wackys are a bit old fashioned, at least according to my kids.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: JasonLiebig on January 26, 2017, 10:05:14 AM
Jason, too cool, I like the way you snuck in your passion, package design.  Of course, Wackys have big borders and others don't!  But, playing devil's advocate here, I would love to see Coke in a blue can and the original Wackys are a bit old fashioned, at least according to my kids.

Well, they have put Coke in different color cans. Organic Coca-Cola came with a green background logo and was/is called Coca-Cola Life.   So there are reasons.  But they still kept that great old type-face logo and still called back to the classic bottle shape. 

But you raise a great point and that is the perception that these are old-fashioned.   We have someone perceives Wacky Packages as "a bit old-fashioned", and I'd say that's a great starting point to problem solve (if that someone is a lot of people).  Does a thin border mean modern?  I'd be shocked if that were the case, but I'm open to the information if that is what makes them "old-fashioned" somehow.   To me, thinning the border (or getting rid of it entirely) seems more arbitrary than directed.   But again, maybe there's a series of focus groups that decided Thick Border = Old, Thin Border = New.   

My guess would be that, rather than an iconic border thickness being the thing that makes these old fashioned, it may be the fundamental nature of trading cards/stickers at all, that makes them that.  And a border doesn't solve that fundamental problem. 

I'd also posit that, if you look at what hip-hop artwork and graphitti artwork looks like - the design elements that are most often used within it; it all has thick BOLD borders.  So, I would take the position and argue that the fat black border design element is the MOST contemporary aspect of Wacky Packages.  And in an effort to make them "modern" (if that was indeed the goal of removing it) they have stripped away the singular aspect of Wacky Package that was already visually contemporary.  :-)  Ahem.

[Edit: Sorry guys, I just realized that we're having a style/design discussion on your thread where you're trying to work out the twists and turns of the On-Demand releases for the buyer's club - which I think is a great idea, BTW.  Didn't mean to step on your thread.]
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on January 26, 2017, 10:40:26 AM
I think that is the clincher then.

(There are some wackys *still* labeled as GPK in the historical section, so that's not really something we can trust)

That's 3 cards in one day. We'll see if our funds will even last one week....

So just to confirm, cumulatively, we're up to 4 at the moment?  (Pending whatever Topps will post later this afternoon?)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 26, 2017, 11:13:36 AM
So just to confirm, cumulatively, we're up to 4 at the moment?  (Pending whatever Topps will post later this afternoon?)
Correct. 3 Alt Facts and 1 Network Spews.
(Or - One card Tuesday and three cards Wednesday)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 26, 2017, 11:25:35 AM
Correct. 3 Alt Facts and 1 Network Spews.
(Or - One card Tuesday and three cards Wednesday)

So we should plan on sending another payment Sunday for the following two week period right? It will likely be double what we last sent if this volume continues right?

The more cards they produce; the better deal this club turns out to be.  Very good timing on your part Patrick.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 26, 2017, 12:42:16 PM
So we should plan on sending another payment Sunday for the following two week period right? It will likely be double what we last sent if this volume continues
So we got 6 cards in one week instead of the two weeks we were planning.
Not sure if getting 6 this week was luck or not, but makes future planning a little easier.
Sending cards out every 2 weeks still has benefits for reduce costs for shipping though, but with a higher card count per envelope I'll have to check for increased postage.
I need to check that before the weekend so we can plan this out smartly.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 26, 2017, 01:59:15 PM
This might sound weird at first, but what if we paid for 8 cards the next time around?

If it ends up being six cards again next week, we will have extra money in the kitty for the week after and be ahead of the game.

If it happens to be more than 6 cards next week, though, then at least we'll have a bit of a cushion and be able to purchase two more cards at discount prices.

But if we only pay for 6 cards this time, and they issue, say, eight cards next week, we'll be stuck paying full price for two of them.

Just food for thought, being no definitive pattern has been established just yet.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on January 26, 2017, 04:11:34 PM
This might sound weird at first, but what if we paid for 8 cards the next time around?

If it ends up being six cards again next week, we will have extra money in the kitty for the week after and be ahead of the game.

If it happens to be more than 6 cards next week, though, then at least we'll have a bit of a cushion and be able to purchase two more cards at discount prices.

But if we only pay for 6 cards this time, and they issue, say, eight cards next week, we'll be stuck paying full price for two of them.

Just food for thought, being no definitive pattern has been established just yet.

I think we need to pay for 12 cards if we are still shooting for two weeks per payment.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 26, 2017, 04:55:30 PM
FYI to the Club - I'm in the middle of returning from a work trip, so the purchase will be later In the day than previously. Just didn't want folks to get anxious. I'll post tonight when it's complete.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 26, 2017, 05:26:29 PM


A little bit pricey, but sounds about right.

Even with this, though, we have no cushion on the off chance that Topps offers up even more cards next time around.

(Drats!  I still can't seem to get a handle on this "quote" feature!)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 26, 2017, 08:49:57 PM
both of today's now purchased, bringing it 6 Wacky titles for the week. Our "2 week" fund is now used up. More to come.
I'm still leaning towards 2-week bundles. Possibly extend this week into next, before going to the full 12 card pre-buys.
Or close this week out at 6, and go right into a 12 card pre-buy covering the next two weeks. (I still need to estimate postage for the heavier 12 card packages).
Plus, maybe tack on a 1 or 2 card buffer fund, as Rob mentions, to cover extra cards for the week beyond 6.

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Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on January 26, 2017, 10:15:58 PM
Patrick, you are the Man!  Thanks again for doing this as I'm sure I would have given up without your club!  I'm for the two week plan and extending this week into next.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 26, 2017, 11:29:31 PM
(Drats!  I still can't seem to get a handle on this "quote" feature!)

When I clicked on your post with the reply button, it looked like this, below


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Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: drono on January 27, 2017, 03:55:49 AM
While the thick black border might not be a literally-trademarked ® feature of Wacky Packages, it IS one of the trademark features of them.

I believe Topps sued one of the knock-off sets for using the thick black border and won.  So in a way it is something that Topps believes they own.  Did any of the knock-offs use a thin border?  If so, they should sue Topps and maybe we'll get our thick black borders back.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 27, 2017, 12:52:48 PM
order for 20 of the Alt Fact: Alternative Tally Counter - Wacky Packages has been placed.
(https://s29.postimg.org/uy89vvedz/Tally_Counter_Order.jpg)
first 20 cards in transit

HAS SHIPPED:  Alternative Tally Counter - Wacky Packages Alt Fact
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on January 27, 2017, 02:06:51 PM
I believe Topps sued one of the knock-off sets for using the thick black border and won.  So in a way it is something that Topps believes they own.  Did any of the knock-offs use a thin border?  If so, they should sue Topps and maybe we'll get our thick black borders back.

If they really wanted to go in a different direction, I would be an advocate of the all black "canvas "backgrounds like we had in a few of the recent releases. About the only border variation I really liked.


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Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 27, 2017, 02:18:26 PM
If they really wanted to go in a different direction, I would be an advocate of the all black "canvas "backgrounds like we had in a few of the recent releases. About the only border variation I really liked.


(https://s29.postimg.org/6g4vdh0tf/cementos.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6g4vdh0tf/)

I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on January 27, 2017, 04:30:53 PM
Yes, the artwork really stood out.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 27, 2017, 05:40:47 PM
Yes, the artwork really stood out.

While I will always prefer the old thick black borders, for nostalgic or whatever reasons, IMHO, the black "canvas" alternates were by far the best Topps gave us.  Sometimes the art really pops!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on January 27, 2017, 07:43:53 PM
Well black canvas is definitely an option.  When you see the new stickers, you'll see there's very little white outside the border and that the art is huge.  Also I believe they won't be numbered, which would be cool. I have a painting in the set and Topps was very specific about filling the entire card.  I'm really excited to see how it comes out!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on January 27, 2017, 09:23:12 PM
I like the all black borders as well. That is always a cool look.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 28, 2017, 04:34:13 PM
Meant to post something earlier in the day - but had to deal with a shut off valve for the water line to fridge's ice maker. As I turned the spigot on the valve to the 'off' position, it decided to sheer off instead shut off. I had to make a mad dash to the main line to shut the water off and then multiple trips to the hardware store after that. Still more work to do to fix it completely.

Anyways.

I propose the next payment to cover a single week of cards, just next week.
And after that, we'll step up to payments to cover 2 full weeks at a time.
Shipping will still be done after this first 2 week increment of cards has arrived.

I also believe it's good to add some buffer in the payment, to alleviate concerns (of my own and others) of running short before the week is done.
So instead of pre-paying for 6 cards, I'd like to go with 8.

I spent some time at the post office this morning, weighing different configurations of packages, and found a configuration that didn't change anyone's postage (except for Zen), even though there are more cards.

I'll send PM's to everyone with the details, but expect essentially a request of $32 for each 8 card group. There are exceptions with a few folks, so wait for the PM.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on January 28, 2017, 04:46:54 PM
Thanks again for all your efforts!  And, I hope your fridge problem worked out OK.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 30, 2017, 09:03:55 PM
Thanks again for all your efforts!  And, I hope your fridge problem worked out OK.
All okay now.  :great:
And in the process, I learned how to become an amateur plumber! Saved a bundle not having to call in a pro over the weekend at emergency rates to fix some pipes. And as a bonus, I now own some new tools to boot - like a propane torch!

Has Shipped:  FICTION FACTS - WACKY PACKAGES: ALTERNATIVE FACTS SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-17GPK-WA003-QTY20
Has Shipped:  HAWAIIAN PUNK - GPK: NETWORK SPEWS SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-17GPK-S004-QTY20

I expect we'll see 1 or more Wackys tomorrow
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bandaches on January 31, 2017, 06:54:42 AM
All okay now.  :great:
And in the process, I learned how to become an amateur plumber! Saved a bundle not having to call in a pro over the weekend at emergency rates to fix some pipes. And as a bonus, I now own some new tools to boot - like a propane torch!

Has Shipped:  FICTION FACTS - WACKY PACKAGES: ALTERNATIVE FACTS SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-17GPK-WA003-QTY20
Has Shipped:  HAWAIIAN PUNK - GPK: NETWORK SPEWS SKU: ARTGPK-STIC-17GPK-S004-QTY20

I expect we'll see 1 or more Wackys tomorrow
I have hard water(lots o minerals) so all of the old fashioned shut offs pretty much are useless as they get stuck in place, don't shut off the water completely or break when you turn them and start leaking.  I just hired a local handyman who is great with plumbing to replace the shut off valve for all water feeds to my sinks and toilets and to the outside the house water feeds with current ball valves(14 total replacements).  Through the process, found out three of them were on the verge of leaking and wouldn't turn at all.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 31, 2017, 04:34:59 PM
40 cards purchased today

PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - 3 DORKS DOWN - WACKY PACKAGES TRUMPOCRACY: THE FIRST 100 DAYS
PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - TV SNIDE – HILLARY’S “ONE VIEW” - WACKY PACKAGES: NETWORK SPEWS

20 more cards from last week now in transit

SHIPPED: TRUMP’S DUPLICAKE MIX - WACKY PACKAGES: TRUMPOCRACY - THE FIRST 100 DAYS

1 Wednesday and 1 Thursday title are still "processing"
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on January 31, 2017, 10:34:19 PM
Glad to join the club and save some money  ;D
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 01, 2017, 04:33:29 PM
20 cards purchased today

PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - LIES POTATO CHIPS - WACKY PACKAGES - ALTERNATIVE FACTS

No cards shipped today. Still seeing 1 Wednesday and 1 Thursday title as "processing"
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 02, 2017, 04:21:24 PM
20 cards purchased today

PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - #28: FRACKY PACKAGES - WACKY PACKAGES TRUMPOCRACY: THE FIRST 100 DAYS

40 more cards from last week now in transit. That's all of them from week #1

SHIPPED: BIG LEE PUMPKIN LIE PIE - WACKY PACKAGES: ALTERNATIVE FACTS (finally! So much for "ships in 3-5 business days")
SHIPPED: TAKE-A-ME & GO - WACKY PACKAGES: TRUMPOCRACY - THE FIRST 100 DAYS
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on February 02, 2017, 06:01:03 PM
Patrick, so how are we doing?  Are we still covered or will we need another installment this weekend?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 02, 2017, 06:21:56 PM
Patrick, so how are we doing?  Are we still covered or will we need another installment this weekend?
Doing very well. Everyone has a balance for 4 more cards. Which is surprising after last week's 6 card onslaught.
I think we can now get back to the original idea of working in 2 week increments.
My estimate would be for us to cover 12 cards for the next 2 weeks.
Subtracting out the 4 in reserve, that would mean a payment this weekend for 8 more, plus the next postage charge too.
Then there shouldn't be another payment until later in February.

Does 12 sound like a good number for everyone?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on February 02, 2017, 06:44:49 PM
Doing very well. Everyone has a balance for 4 more cards. Which is surprising after last week's 6 card onslaught.
I think we can now get back to the original idea of working in 2 week increments.
My estimate would be for us to cover 12 cards for the next 2 weeks.
Subtracting out the 4 in reserve, that would mean a payment this weekend for 8 more, plus the next postage charge too.
Then there shouldn't be another payment until later in February.

Does 12 sound like a good number for everyone?

Ok here
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on February 02, 2017, 06:59:47 PM
Sounds perfect to me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on February 02, 2017, 08:01:55 PM
Doing very well. Everyone has a balance for 4 more cards. Which is surprising after last week's 6 card onslaught.
I think we can now get back to the original idea of working in 2 week increments.
My estimate would be for us to cover 12 cards for the next 2 weeks.
Subtracting out the 4 in reserve, that would mean a payment this weekend for 8 more, plus the next postage charge too.
Then there shouldn't be another payment until later in February.

Does 12 sound like a good number for everyone?
Let's do it!  :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on February 02, 2017, 08:09:55 PM
Works for me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on February 03, 2017, 03:44:28 AM
 :great: :great: :great: :great: :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on February 03, 2017, 04:06:29 AM
Fine with me!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on February 03, 2017, 04:21:45 AM
I'm for it.  Let's try it and see.  If there's another onslaught next week, at least we're well covered.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on February 03, 2017, 05:38:38 AM
I'm for it.  Let's try it and see.  If there's another onslaught next week, at least we're well covered.

good here as well...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 03, 2017, 04:04:48 PM
First shipment showed up today. Card 1 of Increment 1. Packed in a single 20-card count snap box. (was hoping for two 10's)

(https://s30.postimg.org/t4hdwqshp/Alt_Facts_Shipment.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/t4hdwqshp/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on February 03, 2017, 04:20:02 PM
first shipment showed up today. packed in a single 20-card count snap box. (was hoping for two 10's)

(https://s30.postimg.org/t4hdwqshp/Alt_Facts_Shipment.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/t4hdwqshp/)

You are awash in Wackies!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Chenduz on February 04, 2017, 06:56:22 AM
Is there a way to join in on those online cards buyings?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 04, 2017, 01:48:22 PM
Is there a way to join in on those online cards buyings?
at the moment we're right at the 20 card buy level. But possible, if a spot opens up.

a spot has opened up for you. Check your PMs for info.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 06, 2017, 05:51:37 PM
Increment 2 has begun:

First title purchased today (1 down, up to 11 in the bank)

PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - WACKY PACKAGES: NETWORK SPEWS STICKER CARD 10: GA-GA YO-YO

Increment 1 cards slowing arriving:

60 more cards today, 3, 4 & 7 (4 in hand, 6 to go)

#3:  FICTION FACTS - WACKY PACKAGES: ALTERNATIVE FACTS
#4:  HAWAIIAN PUNK - WACKY PACKAGES: GPK NETWORK SPEWS
#7:  TRUMP'S DUPLICAKE MIX - WACKY PACKAGES: TRUMPOCRACY - THE FIRST 100 DAYS

(fyi - the Club has now saved over $1000 vs full priced cards!)

(https://s29.postimg.org/6ufeh2qj7/More_Cards.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6ufeh2qj7/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: JasonLiebig on February 06, 2017, 11:37:07 PM
Impressive work, guys.  I'm not a part of the bulk buyers club but I am inspired by this.  It's great to see the forum community working together and helping each other out.  This is pretty cool, and amazing to see how much you've already saved.  I mean, geez.. you've only just started!!  Kudos to this.


(fyi - the Club has now saved over $1000 vs full priced cards!)

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 07, 2017, 03:12:53 PM
Increment 2 continues:

One title purchased today (2 Wackys ordered, up to 10 more in the bank)

PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - WACKY PACKAGES TRUMPOCRACY - FIRST 100 DAYS #37: Q: ARE WE UNQUALIFIED? A: WE ARE DEVOS!

Increment 1 cards :

no cards arrived today (4 in hand, 6 to go)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 08, 2017, 04:05:46 PM
Increment 2 continues:

Two titles purchased today (4 Wackys ordered, up to 8 more in the bank)

PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - WACKY PACKAGES TRUMPOCRACY - FIRST 100 DAYS #41: DEAL BREAKERS
PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - WACKY PACKAGES TRUMPOCRACY - FIRST 100 DAYS #42: PAMPERED

Increment 1 cards :

one title arrived today (TAKE-A-ME & GO), five to go
1   ALTERNATIVE TALLY COUNTER
2   BIG LEE PUMPKIN LIE PIE
3   FICTION FACTS
4   HAWAIIAN PUNK
5   TAKE-A-ME & GO
6   TRUMP'S DUPLICAKE MIX

7   3 DORKS DOWN
8   TV SNIDE – HILLARY’S “ONE VIEW”
9   LIES POTATO CHIPS
10   FRACKY PACKAGES

Increment 2 orders:
1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on February 09, 2017, 10:25:33 AM
And another new one today!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on February 09, 2017, 10:32:40 AM
And another new one today!

Where and which one is that?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on February 09, 2017, 10:35:42 AM
Where and which one is that?

Sorry, forgot to include the link and pic:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-trumpocracy-the-first-days/my-way-wacky-packages-trumpocracy-the-first-100-days.html

(https://s30.postimg.org/f212rrryl/My_Way.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/f212rrryl/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 09, 2017, 03:28:15 PM
Increment 2 continues:

One title purchased today (5 Wackys ordered, up to 7 more in the bank)

PROCESSING:   20 CARDS - WACKY PACKAGES TRUMPOCRACY - FIRST 100 DAYS #46: MY WAY

Increment 2 orders:
1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY

Increment 1 cards :

no arrivals today, five to go

1   ALTERNATIVE TALLY COUNTER
2   BIG LEE PUMPKIN LIE PIE
3   FICTION FACTS
4   HAWAIIAN PUNK
5   TAKE-A-ME & GO
6   TRUMP'S DUPLICAKE MIX

7   3 DORKS DOWN
8   TV SNIDE – HILLARY’S “ONE VIEW”
9   LIES POTATO CHIPS
10   FRACKY PACKAGES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 10, 2017, 03:56:51 PM
Increment 2 week 1 complete:

No new titles today (5 Wackys ordered, up to 7 more in the bank)

Giving the artists a well deserved rest for the day.
Sunday is the Grammy Awards, and last year there was a GPK "Shammys" set. So probably a good chance something will be done with GPK again for that.

Increment 2 orders:
1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY

Increment 1 cards :

one arrival today (Big Lee), four to go.
Actually received 21 Big Lee's, so there's an extra floating around now.

1   ALTERNATIVE TALLY COUNTER
2   BIG LEE PUMPKIN LIE PIE
3   FICTION FACTS
4   HAWAIIAN PUNK
5   TAKE-A-ME & GO
6   TRUMP'S DUPLICAKE MIX

7   3 DORKS DOWN
8   TV SNIDE – HILLARY’S “ONE VIEW”
9   LIES POTATO CHIPS
10   FRACKY PACKAGES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on February 11, 2017, 06:27:40 AM

(fyi - the Club has now saved over $1000 vs full priced cards!)


WOW  :o

I had totally given up on these over-priced cards. Thank you so much, Patrick. Could not (and would not) have done it without you!!

Brian Mc
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on February 13, 2017, 02:37:24 PM
Patrick / Fanatical_and_Sickly,

Can I assume the Bulk Buyers Club is purchasing these three cards today?  They look like WP, although they don't state so.  On the "24 Hours" thread, SlamJim refers to them as WP.

If not, I'll be spending $30 tonight.  On another note,  I feel no qualms at all about spending $10 on Bowie.  The card is very well rendered, and I'm glad to see the Thin White Duke made it into the WP pantheon.

(https://s4.postimg.org/x13dknsp5/wp_bowieknifefinal_gross.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/x13dknsp5/)



(https://s15.postimg.org/7edabmck7/wp_princecrayonsfinal2_gross.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7edabmck7/)

Can't seem to get the 3rd image to load.


Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 13, 2017, 03:09:30 PM
Patrick / Fanatical_and_Sickly,

Can I assume the Bulk Buyers Club is purchasing these three cards today?  They look like WP, although they don't state so.  On the "24 Hours" thread, SlamJim refers to them as
Good heads up

The Shammys 2017 are another "Event" set - which are offered for a week, and do *not* have a bulk discount. Same as we've seen with the earlier Inauguration, Christmas, etc. We'll probably see them again for other Holidays and Events (e.g. Oscars)

Since there is no bulk discount, these are NOT part of the Buyer's Club.
 Everyone is on their own with these cards.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on February 13, 2017, 03:30:13 PM
OK.  Makes sense.  Thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on February 13, 2017, 03:52:14 PM
Thank God for the Buyer's Club.... all of these cards are getting to be more expensive than my ex-wife!! LOL
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 13, 2017, 04:18:37 PM
Thank God for the Buyer's Club.... all of these cards are getting to be more expensive than my ex-wife!! LOL
Would be nice if these Event cards had bulk prices. I just hope Topps doesn't decide to make 'everything' an Event, then we're all in trouble
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on February 13, 2017, 04:48:47 PM
Would be nice if these Event cards had bulk prices. I just Topps doesn't decide to make 'everything' an Event, then we're all in trouble

Valentine's day cards tomorrow. A special benefit set on Wednesday and the Oscars later this month. Besides that I think just the regular Tues-Thurs cards.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on February 13, 2017, 05:17:44 PM
Would be nice if these Event cards had bulk prices. I just hope Topps doesn't decide to make 'everything' an Event, then we're all in trouble

As much as I like the artwork, I'm very happy to pass on these and not have them be part of the club's purchases.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on February 13, 2017, 05:31:23 PM
Valentine's day cards tomorrow. A special benefit set on Wednesday and the Oscars later this month. Besides that I think just the regular Tues-Thurs cards.


Sounds intriguing.  In particular the benefit set.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 13, 2017, 07:23:47 PM
In particular the benefit set.
Yeah, I'm really looking forward to this one
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 14, 2017, 01:44:25 PM
Looks like the valentine cards are part of the daily set and not a special Event, which is nice $-wise.

I'll be buying all 3 Wackys later today.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on February 14, 2017, 02:24:51 PM
Looks like the valentine cards are part of the daily set and not a special Event, which is nice $-wise.

I'll be buying all 3 Wackys later today.

Here is the link:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-trumpocracy-the-first-100-days.html

Just to confirm, the three for today includes the Dashing Donald's Valentines, the Creeps, and the Leggo Bootman Movie, but not the Twitster 4, correct?

Thanks...Marc
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 14, 2017, 03:28:58 PM
Here is the link:
https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-trumpocracy-the-first-100-days.html
Thanks. Yep, still the same link since late January. I don't expect the link will change until after the first 100 Days are over, which is April 29.
Quote
Just to confirm, the three for today includes the Dashing Donald's Valentines, the Creeps, and the Leggo Bootman Movie, but not the Twitster 4, correct?
Correct. Those first 3 are Wackys, and labeled as such, so are part of the Club buy. That 4th is a Twitter, not a Wacky, and the Club majority decided these therefore should not be part of the group buy.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 14, 2017, 03:38:14 PM
Increment 2 week 2 underway:

3 new titles today (8 Wackys ordered, up to 4 more in the bank)

High number of new titles due to a couple of Valentine cards

Increment 2 orders:
1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY
6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE

Increment 1 cards :

two arrivals, two to go.

1   ALTERNATIVE TALLY COUNTER
2   BIG LEE PUMPKIN LIE PIE
3   FICTION FACTS
4   HAWAIIAN PUNK
5   TAKE-A-ME & GO
6   TRUMP'S DUPLICAKE MIX
7   3 DORKS DOWN

8   TV SNIDE – HILLARY’S “ONE VIEW”
9   LIES POTATO CHIPS
10   FRACKY PACKAGES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on February 15, 2017, 12:25:47 PM
Increment 2 week 2 underway:

3 new titles today (8 Wackys ordered, up to 4 more in the bank)

High number of new titles due to a couple of Valentine cards

Increment 2 orders:
1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY
6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE

Increment 1 cards :

two arrivals, two to go.

1   ALTERNATIVE TALLY COUNTER
2   BIG LEE PUMPKIN LIE PIE
3   FICTION FACTS
4   HAWAIIAN PUNK
5   TAKE-A-ME & GO
6   TRUMP'S DUPLICAKE MIX
7   3 DORKS DOWN

8   TV SNIDE – HILLARY’S “ONE VIEW”
9   LIES POTATO CHIPS
10   FRACKY PACKAGES

Jay Lynch GPK & Wacky Packages Tribute Set (11 Cards)

SHOULD BE PART OF THE BBC? lmk
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 15, 2017, 12:34:43 PM
Jay Lynch GPK & Wacky Packages Tribute Set (11 Cards)

SHOULD BE PART OF THE BBC? lmk
Nope. No discounts with the set, so it's not part of the Club.

Everyone gets to do their own tributes! 👍
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on February 15, 2017, 12:38:53 PM
Patrick, agreed!  It's to help Jay so who wants a discount anyway.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on February 15, 2017, 01:00:32 PM
Patrick, agreed!  It's to help Jay so who wants a discount anyway.

Very good point, and agree 100%.  Here is a link to the Jay Lynch tribute set:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/jay-lynch-gpk-wacky-packages-tribute/jay-lynch-gpk-wacky-packages-tribute-set-11-cards.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2/15%20GPK&utm_term=All%20Sports%20and%20Auction
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on February 15, 2017, 03:56:27 PM
Very good point, and agree 100%.  Here is a link to the Jay Lynch tribute set:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/jay-lynch-gpk-wacky-packages-tribute/jay-lynch-gpk-wacky-packages-tribute-set-11-cards.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2/15%20GPK&utm_term=All%20Sports%20and%20Auction

We asked for Topps to do something to help Jay, and they actually did!!  I'm in all the way, and I hope this helps him.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 15, 2017, 04:48:16 PM
Increment 2 week 2 underway:

No new titles today (8 Wackys ordered, up to 4 more in the bank)

Increment 2 orders:
1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY
6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE

Increment 1 cards :

One arrival, one to go.

1   ALTERNATIVE TALLY COUNTER
2   BIG LEE PUMPKIN LIE PIE
3   FICTION FACTS
4   HAWAIIAN PUNK
5   TAKE-A-ME & GO
6   TRUMP'S DUPLICAKE MIX
7   3 DORKS DOWN

8   TV SNIDE – HILLARY’S “ONE VIEW”
9   LIES POTATO CHIPS
10   FRACKY PACKAGES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on February 16, 2017, 02:13:12 PM
3 more today as reported in the "24 hours" string:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-trumpocracy-the-first-100-days.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2/16%20TBT/GPK/TN%20Opening%20Day%20Team%20Set&utm_term=All%20Sports%20and%20Auction#
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on February 16, 2017, 02:29:12 PM
So I assume we need to replenish the bank this weekend?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 16, 2017, 03:24:37 PM
Increment 2 week 2 underway:

Three new titles today (3 Wackys ordered, only 1 more in the bank)

Increment 2 orders:
1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY
6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE
9   FRUIT OF THE LOON
10  TRUMPOCRACY DOMINOS
11  NO-STROM

Increment 1 cards :

All cards in hand

Increment 2 cards in hand :

1   GA-GA YO-YO
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 16, 2017, 03:27:18 PM
So I assume we need to replenish the bank this weekend?
Yep, it's that time already.
I'll wait and see if Topps has a Friday surprise or not, and then figure it out.
But I think we will all need to pre-pay for 12 cards to cover the next two weeks.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on February 16, 2017, 04:01:04 PM
Yep, it's that time already.
I'll wait and see if Topps has a Friday surprise or not, and then figure it out.
But I think we will all need to pre-pay for 12 cards to cover the next two weeks.

No cards tomorrow from what I've heard
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 18, 2017, 06:40:26 AM
No cards tomorrow from what I've heard
great!
No Friday surprise.
This leaves Everyone with 1 in the bank and I think it would be good to get back up to 12.
So basically it'll be 11x$4 for single or 22x$4 for double plus postage.
I'll send emails in a bit.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on February 18, 2017, 07:56:50 AM
great!
No Friday surprise.
This leaves Everyone with 1 in the bank and I think it would be good to get back up to 12.
So basically it'll be 11x$4 for single or 22x$4 for double plus postage.
I'll send emails in a bit.

Sounds great. Thanks again.
Title: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 18, 2017, 04:04:47 PM
3 more increment 2 arrived.

Increment 1 cards :

All cards in hand

Increment 2 cards in hand :

1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED

5   MY WAY
6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE
9   FRUIT OF THE LOON
10  TRUMPOCRACY DOMINOS
11  NO-STROM
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 21, 2017, 07:20:28 PM
Increment 3 Week 1 underway

No cards today. (up to 12 in the bank)

Increment 2 cards:

1 more arrival (#5), 6 to go.

1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY

6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE
9   FRUIT OF THE LOON
10  TRUMPOCRACY DOMINOS
11  NO-STROM

Increment 1 cards :

Cards counted, sorted, and ready for shipping tomorrow

(https://s27.postimg.org/qcv85wb33/Increment1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/qcv85wb33/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Swiski on February 22, 2017, 04:54:46 AM
I'm not getting any of these, but I appreesh the time and commitment you are making to coordinate these orders for forum members!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on February 22, 2017, 10:56:09 AM
Steve, agreed!  Patrick is going over and beyond on this one! 
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on February 22, 2017, 11:00:42 AM
Steve, agreed!  Patrick is going over and beyond on this one!

Patrick is the MAN - The Space Station MAN!!THX AGAIN!!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on February 22, 2017, 12:03:35 PM
Thanks again for doing all this, Patrick!

And don't sneeze, you may mess up those organized piles!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on February 22, 2017, 12:29:16 PM
Thanks again for doing all this, Patrick!

And don't sneeze, you may mess up those organized piles!

Patrick has gone above and beyond! Thanks very much.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 22, 2017, 05:11:44 PM
Thanks everyone.
With these outrageous prices, it was really the only way to make them affordable.
So thanks to you all for making this possible.
And while it may not take a rocket scientist to coordinate a Club like this, you got one anyways!  ;)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 22, 2017, 05:15:01 PM
Increment 3 Week 1 underway

3 new cards ordered today. (up to 9 more in the bank)

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST

Increment 2 cards:

still 6 to go.

1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY

6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE
9   FRUIT OF THE LOON
10  TRUMPOCRACY DOMINOS
11  NO-STROM

Increment 1 cards :

Shipped!!!

(https://s22.postimg.org/oh2yv11q5/IMG_0321.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/oh2yv11q5/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 23, 2017, 04:59:20 PM
Increment 3 Week 1 underway

3 new cards ordered today. (up to 6 more in the bank)

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA

Increment 2 cards:

still 6 to go.

1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY

6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE
9   FRUIT OF THE LOON
10  TRUMPOCRACY DOMINOS
11  NO-STROM
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on February 25, 2017, 03:00:41 PM
My first group of 10 titles arrived today - thanks again Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 25, 2017, 03:12:59 PM
My first group of 10 titles arrived today - thanks again Patrick!
WOW, that was fast.
I see 4 of them got delivered today. The other 10 should get delivered on Monday.


Increment 2 cards:

3 more in, just 3 to go. All expected on Thursday.

1   GA-GA YO-YO
2   WE ARE DEVOS!
3   DEAL BREAKERS
4   PAMPERED
5   MY WAY
6   DASHING DONALD'S VALENTINES
7   CREEPS
8   THE LEGGO BOOTMAN MOVIE

9   FRUIT OF THE LOON
10  TRUMPOCRACY DOMINOS
11  NO-STROM
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on February 26, 2017, 05:16:02 PM
This is my first batch. Can't wait to see the treasure trove in my mailbox  ;D

Brian Mc
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: rdsjnk on February 27, 2017, 08:38:34 AM
Got mine today!!!   Thanks Patrick!!! 
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on February 27, 2017, 01:04:01 PM
Got mine today!!!   Thanks Patrick!!!

Same here. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 27, 2017, 01:17:05 PM
Another 'Event ' set today - the Oscars.
As always, no discount, so everyone is on their own to buy them or not.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on February 27, 2017, 02:43:10 PM
Another 'Event ' set today - the Oscars.
As always, no discount, so everyone is on their own to buy them or not.

Buying these "Event" cards at full boat makes me SOOOO appreciative of what Patrick is doing for us on the non- "Event" cards.   ;) ;) ;) ;)

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on February 27, 2017, 02:47:10 PM
Buying these "Event" cards at full boat makes me SOOOO appreciative of what Patrick is doing for us on the non- "Event" cards.   ;) ;) ;) ;)

Andrew

Or not buying them, in either case Patrick is the best!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on February 27, 2017, 02:49:17 PM
I agree, Andrew.

And thank you once again, Patrick.  I came home to find my set waiting for me in the mailbox.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 27, 2017, 07:41:20 PM
Increment 3 Week 2 underway

0 new cards ordered today. (up to 6 more in the bank)

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA

Increment 2 cards:

the remaining 3 cards arrived several days early.
Sets are shipped!

(https://s14.postimg.org/rbglnwhe5/IMG_0341.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rbglnwhe5/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 28, 2017, 03:30:09 PM
Increment 3 Week 2 underway

2 new cards ordered today. (up to 4 more in the bank)

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA
7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK

Increment 2 cards:

In transit

Increment 1 cards:

All delivered
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on February 28, 2017, 04:52:33 PM
Increment 3 Week 2 underway

2 new cards ordered today. (up to 4 more in the bank)

Maybe we need to re-up by Thurs this time around so as to not run out of funds if they do more than 4 prior to the weekend?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 01, 2017, 09:40:39 AM
Maybe we need to re-up by Thurs this time around so as to not run out of funds if they do more than 4 prior to the weekend?
Didn't see your message there at all, as it's buried inside the quote box.

I feel comfortable with where we are, and I'm betting on just 2 a day for today and tomorrow.
If there is a surprise, we can work it out within this weekend's payment.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 01, 2017, 05:01:59 PM
Increment 3 Week 2 underway

3 new cards ordered today. (1 more pre-pay in the bank)

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA
7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNWELCOME MAT

Increment 2 cards:

In transit

I'm thinking for this weekend, that we'll need to raise our expectations and pre-pay for 14 cards for the following 2 weeks.
As well as any additional if there's more than 1 Wacky card tomorrow and everyone has an IOU to cover.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on March 02, 2017, 01:24:45 PM
Increment 3 Week 2 underway

3 new cards ordered today. (1 more pre-pay in the bank)

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA
7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNWELCOME MAT

Increment 2 cards:

In transit

I'm thinking for this weekend, that we'll need to raise our expectations and pre-pay for 14 cards for the following 2 weeks.
As well as any additional if there's more than 1 Wacky card tomorrow and everyone has an IOU to cover.

Looks like based on the trifecta today that we indeed have that IOU!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on March 02, 2017, 02:43:02 PM
Looks like based on the trifecta today that we indeed have that IOU!

It looks like the Bulk Buyers Club Members are currently in arrears.  I can re-up sooner than later if needed.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 02, 2017, 05:22:24 PM
Increment 3 complete

3 new cards ordered today. A '2 card' IOU in place for everyone. (Although it was very tempting to just skip those 2 JungHwa Im pieces today and call it even. LOL)
(https://s22.postimg.org/lz1mhlm8t/iou.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lz1mhlm8t/)

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA
7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNWELCOME MAT
12 MAD LIBERALS
13 GNN TOY NEWSROOM PLAYSET
14 MOORE OF ME

Increment 2 cards:

5 delivered today, 9 out for delivery Friday


We'll definitely need to pre-pay for at least 14 cards for the coming 2 weeks. Maybe 15.
Plus everyone will need to back-pay for these additional 2 cards this increment that were beyond the 12 paid for.

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on March 02, 2017, 05:33:39 PM
We will await your usual instructions!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 02, 2017, 06:34:14 PM

We'll definitely need to pre-pay for at least 14 cards for the coming 2 weeks. Maybe 15.
Plus everyone will need to back-pay for these additional 2 cards this increment that were beyond the 12 paid for.

I would suggest 16 (or even 18) plus the two IOUs.

Since we've begun the club, no definitive pattern with card releases has developed and we never really know what to expect.  I'd rather have extra money in the bank that spills over from one week to the next, rather than coming up short.  Patrick was generous enough to front us the extra money this time around - thank you, Patrick, and sorry for speaking of you in the third person - however 1) Patrick shouldn't be expected to fork out his own money, 2) a situation may arise in which he doesn't have the luxury of extra money, 3) payment is OUR responsibility, and 4) sometimes situations get "tricky" when money is lent on terms of good faith - and I wouldn't like to see the club fall apart over any disagreements and/or misunderstandings.  Patrick is doing a lot on our behalf, and he really shouldn't have to bear any extra aggravation if something were to go awry.

In addition, if we play it close with no extra money in the bank (like this week,) there is the possibility that we might get slammed next time not with 2 extra IOU cards, but maybe 4 or 6 or 8.  Who knows?  We really can't be certain.  And then maybe we would have to purchase these cards on our own - at full price.  Which I'd rather not.

Just tossing my opinions out there.  What does everyone else think?


Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 02, 2017, 07:52:18 PM
Thanks Pat! Keep me posted on when you need additional funds send. As always

THANK YOU!!

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on March 03, 2017, 01:47:47 AM
I would suggest 16 (or even 18) plus the two IOUs.

I agree. Let's build in a nice cushion so Patrick does not get "Wacked" again.

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 03, 2017, 07:00:45 AM
I would suggest 16 (or even 18) plus the two IOUs.
seem to be getting a consensus on going to a higher card count plus ensuring some padding on top of that.
I think I'll go with 16, and include the 2 IOU on top of that for this weekend's payment. I'll send out PMs on Saturday.
Quote
And then maybe we would have to purchase these cards on our own - at full price.  Which I'd rather not.
While maybe not necessarily the preferred way to do things, my having to step in and pick up one or two 'overage' cards at the end of an increment I don't foresee ever being a show stopper for the Club. I know you all will be good for the re-payment.
And if some sort of problem does crop up, there should be enough time to work something out before the 'end-of-sale' time to ensure folks will never have to resort to trying to pick something up through the second hand market. That would not be fun for anyone.  >(
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on March 03, 2017, 07:40:40 AM
Patrick, I'm good with whatever you say is needed to cover my share of the expenses.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on March 03, 2017, 07:50:22 AM
Patrick, I'm good with whatever you say is needed to cover my share of the expenses.

Ditto.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on March 03, 2017, 10:20:11 AM
Patrick, it's miraculous that you're made this work so far!  Stay the course, and we'll happily hang on for the ride.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on March 03, 2017, 11:07:29 AM
Yes, let me add my continued kudos to Patrick for all the work on this.

We speak your name.

p.s. I got word that the typo on the recent GNN Newsroom card will be fixed before print.  I think Topps knows about
the other one already, on the Un-Welcome Mat, but I still did mention that as well.

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on March 03, 2017, 11:11:52 AM
Paul, that's good news about GNN. It's a great gag and happy to hear the mistake was caught before it hit the presses!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on March 03, 2017, 11:15:26 AM
Paul, that's good news about GNN. It's a great gag and happy to hear the mistake was caught before it hit the presses!

Typos/misspellings in Wackys drive me crazy!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 03, 2017, 11:44:51 AM
Great news that those will be fixed. They would have driven me crazy. Not a good scenario for our Club :]
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Joe G. on March 03, 2017, 04:43:34 PM
Patrick, increment 2 cards delivered today.  Perfect and thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: rdsjnk on March 03, 2017, 04:58:17 PM
Got mine today also, Thanks Patrick!!!  :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 03, 2017, 06:53:21 PM
Received my set, as well.  As always, you have my thanks and gratitude, Patrick.

There may have been a small mistake, though.  Mixed in with the political/social satire cards were a couple of real, honest-to-goodness Wackys!  Be still my beating heart!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on March 03, 2017, 08:21:55 PM
Great news that those will be fixed. They would have driven me crazy. Not a good scenario for our Club :]

I was invisioning the 3rd batch of cards containing 2 shredded and in tatters.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on March 04, 2017, 06:06:24 AM
Bumping up the number is good with me. I don't like you spending your own money. I'd rather pay a little more up front so you're not reaching into your own wallet. You've already gone WAY above and beyond  :D
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 05, 2017, 08:16:06 AM
"There's just been more and more Wacky cards each increment, with the latest having 14 cards compared to 10 and then 11." - F&S


Perhaps we can put our psychic abilities to the test this upcoming round?

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I will personally send everyone (in the Bulk Buyers Club only, mind) a gift card for a Shamrock Shake at McDonald's (mmm... dee-lish!) who guesses the exact number of titles we will ultimately purchase this next round.

Just like in the club, event titles will not be included.

Whoever decides to participate must post their guess on this thread by the end of tomorrow, Monday, March 6.

The round will begin tomorrow morning, Monday, March 6, and will end late Friday evening , March 17.

The same number can be chosen multiple times.  (For example, three people can all choose the number "14.")

Note:  You are guessing on the number of "titles," not the sum total of all of the cards the club purchases during this time frame.  This also applies to those who are purchasing double sets - you are only guessing the number of titles, not the number of cards you will receive.

My guess is "17."

(https://s29.postimg.org/6ak2q81qr/o_SHAMROCK_SHAKE_570.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6ak2q81qr/)

Fine dining at its best!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on March 05, 2017, 09:46:40 AM
I'll go with 16.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 05, 2017, 09:58:46 AM
Great!

I'll make a table and modify it as the responses come in.


15 - Fanatical & Sickly

16 - RawGoo
     - DrDeal

17 - Baked Bears

18 - Sco(o)t
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on March 05, 2017, 10:44:15 AM
I will guess we will see 9 each week for a total of 18.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 05, 2017, 11:59:16 AM
My guess for number of new titles is 15.

Increment 3 cards:

Just waiting on the cards to arrive. Don't have even one yet.

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA
7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNWELCOME MAT
12 MAD LIBERALS
13 GNN TOY NEWSROOM PLAYSET
14 MOORE OF ME

Increment 2 cards:

All delivered
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 05, 2017, 12:34:11 PM
Just waiting on the cards to arrive. Don't have even one yet.

I'm sure they'll all arrive, but kind of strange...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on March 05, 2017, 12:58:18 PM
My guess is 16 cards.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 05, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
I'm sure they'll all arrive, but kind of strange...
They do, but it's a very slow process
Topps orders are "fulfilled in 3-5 business days". They mean it and usually push to the bitter end of that.
And then the free shipping takes a full week to get from Florida to Texas through whatever slow as molasses process they have going on.

So the first order for cards #1-3 was back on W 2/22.
They weren't even printed and shipped until the following week on T 2/28.
And the slow-poke FedEx arrival date of the package is not until T 3/7.
Almost 2 weeks from order to mailbox.
So FYI,  it's going to be awhile before everyone gets Increment 3.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 05, 2017, 01:54:53 PM
Yes, slow shipping and the fact that they have to go back and fix all of those typos!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on March 05, 2017, 01:56:19 PM
They do, but it's a very slow process
Topps orders are "fulfilled in 3-5 business days". They mean it and usually push to the bitter end of that.
And then the free shipping takes a full week to get from Florida to Texas through whatever slow as molasses process they have going on.

So the first order for cards #1-3 was back on W 2/22.
They weren't even printed and shipped until the following week on T 2/28.
And the slow-poke FedEx arrival date of the package is not until T 3/7.
Almost 2 weeks from order to mailbox.
So FYI,  it's going to be awhile before everyone gets Increment 3.

No worries here, whenever you can send them is fine with me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 05, 2017, 08:51:00 PM
I wish I could get them- they are literally printed 4 miles up the road from me. They are printed at a Topps approved printer called Rex Three in Sunrise, Florida

Funny I have to get a great deal from Pat in Texas ;D

Great job Pat!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 06, 2017, 04:01:24 AM
You should try dumpster diving there some quiet Sunday afternoon!!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 06, 2017, 05:16:11 PM
You should try dumpster diving there some quiet Sunday afternoon!!!

Fort Knox ;D
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 07, 2017, 04:55:38 PM
Increment 4, week 1 cards:

In a surprising twist, no cards today. That'll mess with everyone's guesstimate.

Increment 3 cards:

Starting to arrive. First 3 today.

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST

4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA
7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNWELCOME MAT
12 MAD LIBERALS
13 GNN TOY NEWSROOM PLAYSET
14 MOORE OF ME
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 07, 2017, 07:08:03 PM
F&S,

Like your new avatar.  :great: :great: :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 08, 2017, 03:54:18 PM
Increment 4, week 1 cards:

First 3 cards ordered. 13 card balance in the bank

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT


Increment 3 cards:

Another 3 arrived today. 8 to go.

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA

7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNWELCOME MAT
12 MAD LIBERALS
13 GNN TOY NEWSROOM PLAYSET
14 MOORE OF ME
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 08, 2017, 06:34:06 PM
Seems like a slow week or they are going gangbusters Thursday and Friday. I thought they would have a field day with the wire tapping drama :]
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 09, 2017, 04:10:32 PM
Seems like a slow week or they are going gangbusters Thursday and Friday. I thought they would have a field day with the wire tapping drama :]
looks like you got your wish today Mike!

Increment 4, week 1 cards:

Four more cards ordered today (a record). 9 card balance in the bank

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS

Increment 3 cards:

No arrivals today. 8 to go.

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA

7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UNWELCOME MAT
12 MAD LIBERALS
13 GNN TOY NEWSROOM PLAYSET
14 MOORE OF ME
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 09, 2017, 10:53:38 PM
Yes sir Pat, seems like they got to give artist some time to Draw and Concept on Demand :]

No easy feat but Trump will keep them busy- mind you its just the first 4 weeks and look how many cards have been done so far!!

Good times to me an On-Demand artist for Topps for the next 4 years at least because Im sure they are going to squeeze every drop they can out of this >(
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 11, 2017, 11:58:35 AM
Increment 4, week 1 cards:

9 card balance in the bank

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS

Increment 3 cards:

5 arrivals today. 3 to go.

1  CRIME? MAGAZINE
2  "COLONEL" BERNIE SANDERS
3  SWEDISH FIST
4  STOP-A-LEAK
5  AL FRANKEN BERRY
6  TRUMP'S MAP OF AMERICA
7  TRUDEAU COLOGNE
8  SPILLED MILK
9  HER’S PROTESTING CHIPS
10 WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL BY JOE BIDEN
11 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S UN-WELCOME MAT

12 MAD LIBERALS
13 GNN TOY NEWSROOM PLAYSET
14 MOORE OF ME

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on March 11, 2017, 02:56:42 PM

... for the next 4 years at least because Im sure they are going to squeeze every drop they can out of this >(


4 years of on-demand cards??  :o  My bank account will not survive.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 13, 2017, 04:57:59 PM
Increment 4, week 2 :

9 card balance in the bank

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS

Increment 3 cards:

14 packages shipped
(https://s1.postimg.org/3yipg5qun/IMG_0373.jpg)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 14, 2017, 01:13:26 PM
Increment 4, week 2 in progress:

3 new cards today, 6 card balance in the bank

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS
8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT

Increment 3 cards:

14 packages in transit
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 14, 2017, 07:08:13 PM
General Notice to the entire Forum:

A spot for a 1-card daily WP purchase is opening in the PoD Club, starting next week (3/20).

If anyone is interested in joining our Club for the $4 online cards and filling the spot in the roster, PM me for more details.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 15, 2017, 03:37:22 PM
Increment 4, week 2 in progress:

3 new cards today, 3 card balance in the bank

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS
8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT

Increment 3 cards:

14 packages in transit
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 15, 2017, 06:14:49 PM

3 new cards today, 3 card balance in the bank


It seems we're getting just a bit too close to bankruptcy here, ladies and gents, (and we're not even playing "Donopoly!")

And then there's St. Patrick's Day to consider...

(https://s11.postimg.org/dwpmz1izz/luckycharms.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dwpmz1izz/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 15, 2017, 06:25:00 PM
And then there's St. Patrick's Day to consider...

Already considered - my pints of Guinness will be good to go!!

(https://s18.postimg.org/aa9ps4abd/0_Pint_of_Guinness.jpg)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 16, 2017, 02:26:36 PM
Patrick.

Received my 3rd shipment of Wackys this afternoon.

As always, thank you for your time and effort on the club's behalf. 

And although I'm sure you meant well, you really didn't have to trouble yourself whitening out the typos, correcting them with a Sharpie, and then wrapping clear tape around the cards to ensure the corrections remain permanent.  I mean, you really shouldn't have.  On the other hand, this might make them worth more some day.  Oh, well, we can always blame it on the Guinness, I suppose!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 16, 2017, 02:39:31 PM
Patrick.

Received my 3rd shipment of Wackys this afternoon.

As always, thank you for your time and effort on the club's behalf. 

And although I'm sure you meant well, you really didn't have to trouble yourself whitening out the typos, correcting them with a Sharpie, and then wrapping clear tape around the cards to ensure the corrections remain permanent.  I mean, you really shouldn't have.  On the other hand, this might make them worth more some day.  Oh, well, we can always blame it on the Guinness, I suppose!
glad you got them so quick!
Looks like 11 of 14 got delivered today. The remaining 3 should be tomorrow.
LOL. Gotta correct those damn typos one way or another! :41:

man, I'm so glad they at least fixed GNN NETWSROOM before printing.  :banghead:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 16, 2017, 02:41:23 PM
Increment 4 complete:

1 new cards today, 2 card balance in the bank

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS
8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE

Increment 3 cards:

11 packages delivered, 3 in transit
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 16, 2017, 03:05:53 PM
Increment 4 complete:

Patrick,

I wouldn't start counting the chickens just yet.  I could be mistaken, but I've a feeling we're going to be hit again tomorrow - perhaps hard - on St. Patty's Day.  Red-headed, leprechaun Trumps bathing in pots o' gold?  Hilary drowning her sorrows in ale?  (She has been known to down a pint or two.)  Don't know, but it just seems too tempting for any writer/artist to resist.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on March 16, 2017, 03:05:58 PM
glad you got them so quick!
Looks like 11 of 14 got delivered today. The remaining 3 should be tomorrow.
LOL. Gotta correct those damn typos one way or another! :41:

man, I'm so glad they at least fixed GNN NETWSROOM before printing.  :banghead:

I shall make sure to look tomorrow!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 16, 2017, 03:35:07 PM
I shall make sure to look tomorrow!
you should of had it today, but tracking shows "delivery exception: regional weather delay"
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on March 17, 2017, 11:53:06 AM
Looks like two more today:

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-trumpocracy-the-first-100-days.html

Unusual for Topps to list on a Friday, where the 24 hours ends on a weekend?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 17, 2017, 01:21:55 PM
Increment 4 complete, for real this time:

2 new cards today, $0 balance in the bank
I'll think we'll need to increase our pre-pay to 18 cards, maybe 20.

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS
8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE
15 GOP GPS
16 BANNED

Increment 3 cards:

all 14 should be delivered
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 17, 2017, 01:34:55 PM
16, eh?

So it looks like I owe RawGoo and DrDeal a milkshake!  Congratulations on your psychic predictions!!  PM me with your addresses and I'll send out gift cards (unless you'd rather me send out an actual shake - which I will do, though I can't guarantee its condition upon arrival.)

I'm really, really surprised there were no St. Patty's Day cards, though.  In fact, I would have staked money on it.  There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to to this whole 24 hour thing.  None at all.  "Lucky Trumps" (Charms) would have fit the occasion perfectly.

I'd say up the ante to an 18 card prepayment.  If we decide on 20 or wish to keep it at 16, I'm fine with that as well.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on March 17, 2017, 01:53:36 PM
16, eh?

So it looks like I owe RawGoo and DrDeal a milkshake!  Congratulations on your psychic predictions!!  PM me with your addresses and I'll send out gift cards (unless you'd rather me send out an actual shake - which I will do, though I can't guarantee its condition upon arrival.)

I'm really, really surprised there were no St. Patty's Day cards, though.  In fact, I would have staked money on it.  There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to to this whole 24 hour thing.  None at all.  "Lucky Trumps" (Charms) would have fit the occasion perfectly.

I'd say up the ante to an 18 card prepayment.  If we decide on 20 or wish to keep it at 16, I'm fine with that as well.

Thanks for the awesome prize. I feel lucky today AND I'm Irish.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on March 17, 2017, 05:22:47 PM

Increment 3 cards:

11 packages delivered, 3 in transit

Got mine. Thanks again, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 17, 2017, 09:30:47 PM
Nice pack arrival today :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on March 18, 2017, 04:15:59 AM
Got mine. Thanks again, Patrick!


Got mine as well. Thanks again, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 18, 2017, 06:58:16 AM
I shall make sure to look tomorrow!
looks like you had 2 days of weather delays, but the tracking number now shows 'out for delivery'.
yours is the last one
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: koduck on March 18, 2017, 08:24:10 AM

I'm really, really surprised there were no St. Patty's Day cards, though.  In fact, I would have staked money on it.  There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to to this whole 24 hour thing.  None at all.  "Lucky Trumps" (Charms) would have fit the occasion perfectly.

"Lucky Trumps" would've been hilarious! Full of potential funniness! I submitted one yesterday morning for St Patty's Day, but couldn't get it approved in time :(

Here's the pencil concept for a little amusement:



(https://s24.postimg.org/r860zxk0h/wp_stptty_NCamera.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r860zxk0h/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on March 18, 2017, 09:25:41 AM
Increment 4 complete, for real this time:

2 new cards today, $0 balance in the bank
I'll think we'll need to increase our pre-pay to 18 cards, maybe 20.

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS
8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE
15 GOP GPS
16 BANNED

Increment 3 cards:

all 14 should be delivered

IS THE "THANK ME TOUR" PART OF THE WP BUYERS CLUB? LMK THX
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 18, 2017, 09:47:26 AM
"Lucky Trumps" would've been hilarious! Full of potential funniness! I submitted one yesterday morning for St Patty's Day, but couldn't get it approved in time :(

Here's the pencil concept for a little amusement:



(https://s24.postimg.org/r860zxk0h/wp_stptty_NCamera.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r860zxk0h/)

See?  This is what I'm on about.  This would have been great!  (I like the idea of Trump painting the coal gold.  Very suggestive.  Even more so because of that wicked grin.)

Thanks for sharing this!  I'm appreciative, though somewhat disappointed at the same time.  I only wish it could have been fully realized.  Perhaps someday?  After all, we have four long years to go!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 18, 2017, 10:09:35 AM
IS THE "THANK ME TOUR" PART OF THE WP BUYERS CLUB? LMK THX

I don't believe so. The "Thank Me Tour" title is dated 12/06/16.  Patrick first suggested the idea of a Bulk Buyer Club over a month later on January 18th.  The "Alternative Tally Counter" is the first title the Club purchased and is dated 1/22/17.  If you back to page 4 of this thread, you'll find the first of the increment lists that Patrick has been posting detailing the purchases of the BBC.  From there, you can go and see everything purchased up until yesterday.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 18, 2017, 11:31:36 AM
IS THE "THANK ME TOUR" PART OF THE WP BUYERS CLUB? LMK THX
what BB said is correct.
the "Thank Me Tour Ticket" was released before our club started.
The Tour Ticket card was part of the Disgrace to the Whitehouse set.
Our BBC started just after the Disgrace set finished, and began with the Trumpocracy and Alternative Facts sets (with a few Network Spews in there as well)
You can view all the Disgrace cards in the Master List.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on March 18, 2017, 11:53:48 AM
looks like you had 2 days of weather delays, but the tracking number now shows 'out for delivery'.
yours is the last one

Got 'em!  I'm surprised it was two days for the weather here, but heck, the last time it got from Texas to me in 2 days, on a Saturday when it was scheduled for Monday, so I'm now even!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on March 18, 2017, 01:21:54 PM
Got them yesterday. Many thanks to Patrick. I count  64 On-Line Only Wacky Pack cards in my binder at present from all of the on-line offerings except the Lynch Tribute set.  That number will be 80 when the next 16 arrive. This collection is growing rapidly. Very happy about the buyer's club.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on March 20, 2017, 01:22:27 PM
what BB said is correct.
the "Thank Me Tour Ticket" was released before our club started.
The Tour Ticket card was part of the Disgrace to the Whitehouse set.
Our BBC started just after the Disgrace set finished, and began with the Trumpocracy and Alternative Facts sets (with a few Network Spews in there as well)
You can view all the Disgrace cards in the Master List.

thx wasn't aware of that...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 20, 2017, 04:40:28 PM
Increment 5, week 1:

Club fully funded for 18 cards

Increment 4 arriving:
7 down, 9 to go

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS

8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE
15 GOP GPS
16 BANNED
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 20, 2017, 09:28:20 PM
I missed out on the Inaugrual Set if anyone has a spare for sale. I dont know how that one slip by me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 21, 2017, 02:54:04 PM
Increment 5, week 1:

1 card today, 17 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER

Increment 4 arriving:
7 down, 9 to go

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS

8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE
15 GOP GPS
16 BANNED
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 22, 2017, 03:23:01 PM
Increment 5, week 1:

slow day, no new cards, 17 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER

Increment 4 arriving:
still 9 to go

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS

8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE
15 GOP GPS
16 BANNED
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 22, 2017, 04:01:44 PM
Increment 5, week 1:

slow day, no new cards, 17 card balance


Again, there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to this.  I've never seen anything so arbitrary.  I was under the impression that corporations - or for that matter, any business - followed some kind of plan, sales projections, etc. to determine future growth?  If the "plan" is to simply follow the news and hope that some celebrity will do something absurd or a member of the Trump camp will say something outrageous, I would say the plan is, through its very nature, rather unreliable, and consequently, weak.

I do like some of the 24 hour titles, but some part of me secretly wishes that Topps will just put an end to this experiment (for, in essence, that's what it is, e.g. "Twitster") and just go back to releasing sets on a periodic basis.  And I've a strong feeling I'm not alone in this regard.  It feels like we're pigeons pecking at whatever is being thrown to us, whenever it is being thrown to us.  I think we would all be more comfortable, though, with premium seed on a fixed schedule.

On another note, would anyone happen to know how much proceeds was generated from the Jay Lynch Tribute Set - and how Topps plans on utilizing said funds?  Just curious.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 22, 2017, 04:50:29 PM
Again, there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to this.

I think we would all be more comfortable, though, with premium seed on a fixed schedule.

On another note, would anyone happen to know how much proceeds was generated from the Jay Lynch Tribute Set - and how Topps plans on utilizing said funds?  Just curious.
I wonder if the 'snow days' late last week affected things this week. who knows. does seem odd after such a consistent T-W-Th schedule.

you'll get your premium seed next week with the 50th Anniversary set.

topps has yet to release the sales numbers on the Jay set. they've been good about releasing the numbers for all others sets, so it's a bit odd.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 22, 2017, 05:20:50 PM

you'll get your premium seed next week with the 50th Anniversary set.


Hallelujah!  Thanks for the reminder!  90 cards plus!  I'll be able to stuff myself after a long, cold winter!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 23, 2017, 03:28:35 PM
Topps website appears to be down.
I'll keep checking and buy today's 3 cards whenever it comes back up.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 23, 2017, 04:19:26 PM
Topps store back online, and cards purchased

Increment 5, week 1:

3 new cards, 14 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD

Increment 4 arriving:
still 9 to go

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS

8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE
15 GOP GPS
16 BANNED
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on March 23, 2017, 04:35:40 PM
Topps store back online, and cards purchased

Were you able to get them even cheaper with the three card bundle?







Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 23, 2017, 04:44:24 PM
Were you able to get them even cheaper with the three card bundle?
not sure how you buried your question inside the quote?

But no, the price in the bundle is not even close, as bulk buy is not offered for the bundles.
The cards in the bundle are $8.33 each. Our bulk buy is $4 each.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 24, 2017, 02:12:05 PM
no surprise Friday cards today

Increment 5, week 1 complete:

0 new cards, 14 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD

Increment 4:
just 5 to go and all expected to arrive on Monday

1  TRUMP BAR-RED
2  SPICEY BUNGLE GUM 
3  SLICK RIGHT'S OUT
4  TWISTED
5  OBAMA EAR SPY GEAR
6  OLD SPICEY DEODORANT
7  GADZOOKS
8  DONOPOLY
9  BIGLY-MAN DINNER
10 TALES FROM THE SCRIPT

11 iPHONEY
12 KELLYANE'S MICROWAVE CAMERA
13 MY LAST SCIENCE KIT
14 3RD DEGREE
15 GOP GPS
16 BANNED
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 27, 2017, 06:45:53 PM
Increment 5, week 2 begins:

0 new cards, 14 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD

Increment 4:
last five arrived, and everyone's cards are shipped
if you want your tracking #, let me know.

(https://s28.postimg.org/eoc4zer3h/IMG_0391.jpg)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 27, 2017, 06:50:11 PM

last five arrived, and everyone's cards are shipped


Thanks, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on March 27, 2017, 06:54:37 PM
Thanks, Patrick!
Double YAY!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 28, 2017, 03:58:33 PM
Increment 5, week 2 begins:

2 new cards, 12 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS

Increment 4:
in transit
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on March 28, 2017, 05:09:18 PM
Double YAY!

Triple YAY!!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: vahsurfer on March 28, 2017, 07:56:28 PM
HUUUGEEEE
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on March 28, 2017, 09:37:09 PM
Topps must make a Bigly and Huuuugh album for these :]
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 29, 2017, 03:52:53 PM
Increment 5, week 2 hump day:

1 new card purchased (sorry Pat), 11 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS
7   TRUDEAU CANADIAN CARDBOARD CUT-OUT

Increment 4:
in transit
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 30, 2017, 03:27:57 PM
Increment 5, week 2 last day?:

Yuuge 5 new cards purchased, 6 card balance

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS
7   TRUDEAU CANADIAN CARDBOARD CUT-OUT
8  FIRE ME? OH-NO! DOLL
9  THE ART OF "NO DEAL!" BY T. RUMP
10 TRUMP CARDS
11 DIVIDED - BANNED ARIPLANE LEGGINGS
12 METALIZED CHICKEN FRIES

Increment 4:
11 of 14 delivered today
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on March 31, 2017, 06:38:19 PM
Arrived home this evening to find my latest increment waiting for me in my mailbox.  Always a pleasant surprise.  Thanks, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 01, 2017, 07:11:22 AM
Increment 6 payment due this weekend, I'll send out PMs today for details.

Increment 5 now starting to arrive:

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS
7   TRUDEAU CANADIAN CARDBOARD CUT-OUT
8   FIRE ME? OH-NO! DOLL
9   THE ART OF "NO DEAL!" BY T. RUMP
10 TRUMP CARDS
11 DIVIDED - BANNED ARIPLANE LEGGINGS
12 METALIZED CHICKEN FRIES

Increment 4:
all 14 parcels now delivered
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on April 01, 2017, 07:41:46 AM
Got Mine.  Thanks SOOOOOOO much!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on April 01, 2017, 10:14:04 AM
Mine were waiting for me when I got home this weekend (along with my 50th anniversary collector boxes, hobby boxes, and blaster boxes!!). I'm almost wackied-out  ;D. Thanks again Patrick, you're the best.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 04, 2017, 03:30:01 PM
Increment 6 Week 1
Members are all paid in full for up to 18 cards

And we're off to the races today with 2 titles. Leaving a 16 card balance.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT

Increment 5 arrivals:

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS
7   TRUDEAU CANADIAN CARDBOARD CUT-OUT
8   FIRE ME? OH-NO! DOLL
9   THE ART OF "NO DEAL!" BY T. RUMP
10 TRUMP CARDS
11 DIVIDED - BANNED ARIPLANE LEGGINGS
12 METALIZED CHICKEN FRIES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 05, 2017, 04:15:47 PM
Increment 6 Week 1

Light day today with 1 title. Leaving a 15 card balance.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING

Increment 5 arrivals:

still only 1 card in hand. Snail mail indeed....

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS
7   TRUDEAU CANADIAN CARDBOARD CUT-OUT
8   FIRE ME? OH-NO! DOLL
9   THE ART OF "NO DEAL!" BY T. RUMP
10 TRUMP CARDS
11 DIVIDED - BANNED ARIPLANE LEGGINGS
12 METALIZED CHICKEN FRIES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 06, 2017, 03:42:26 PM
Increment 6 Week 1

2 more purchased today. Leaving a 13 card balance.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

Increment 5 arrivals:

still only 1 card in hand. Snail mail indeed....

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS
7   TRUDEAU CANADIAN CARDBOARD CUT-OUT
8   FIRE ME? OH-NO! DOLL
9   THE ART OF "NO DEAL!" BY T. RUMP
10 TRUMP CARDS
11 DIVIDED - BANNED ARIPLANE LEGGINGS
12 METALIZED CHICKEN FRIES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 08, 2017, 03:14:02 PM
Increment 6 Week 1

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

Increment 5 arrivals:

Finally received more cards today.
We'll see if the remainder really show up on Monday.

1   2017 MOVIE POSTER
2   OBLITERATION OF OBAMACARE GAME
3   TILLERSON IS TIRED CAFFEINE PILLS
4   BILL OF RIGHTS DRY ERASE BOARD
5   LIE-VIRUS
6   TEXAS TEETH TACOS
7   TRUDEAU CANADIAN CARDBOARD CUT-OUT

8   FIRE ME? OH-NO! DOLL
9   THE ART OF "NO DEAL!" BY T. RUMP
10 TRUMP CARDS
11 DIVIDED - BANNED ARIPLANE LEGGINGS
12 METALIZED CHICKEN FRIES
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 10, 2017, 01:53:42 PM
today we have the release of the 'Event' set for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-sets.html (https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-sets.html)

since it's been a while since we've had one of these, just a reminder to Club members that these are *not* part of our club. You are on your own if you'd like to purchase.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: lucidjc on April 10, 2017, 03:39:48 PM
today we have the release of the 'Event' set for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-sets.html (https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/garbage-pail-kids/gpk-sets.html)

since it's been a while since we've had one of these, just a reminder to Club members that these are *not* part of our club. You are on your own if you'd like to purchase.

$40 for 4 cards, is my head the only one bleeding from pounding it against the wall?? :banghead:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on April 10, 2017, 03:51:24 PM
$40 for 4 cards, is my head the only one bleeding from pounding it against the wall?? :banghead:

No way, at least for me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 10, 2017, 04:47:11 PM
Increment 6 Week 2 beginning

no new cards today. 13 card balance.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

Increment 5 shipped:

remaining 5 cards showed up today. Cards packed up and now shipped out to all 15 members.
Tracking #'s available, if desired.

(https://s18.postimg.org/5o0x9r3i1/IMG_0409.jpg)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 10, 2017, 04:47:24 PM
$40 for 4 cards, is my head the only one bleeding from pounding it against the wall?? :banghead:

Yes, but if you pay just a teensy, tiny $5.00 more you get 13 additional cards - for only thirty-eight cents per card!  What bargains and $avings to be had!  O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

(Or, sell the GPK set on eBay for $25.  That leaves the WP at $5 apiece.  Almost bulk prices.)


Postscript:  Anybody interested in a 13 card GPK 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Lame set for $25?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on April 10, 2017, 04:58:16 PM
Got the complete set.  How can you not when it's $5 more? You have to boycotting GPK to not get the full set.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on April 10, 2017, 05:16:55 PM
Got the complete set.  How can you not when it's $5 more? You have to boycotting GPK to not get the full set.

I admit, I don't even get most of the gags.................
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: koduck on April 10, 2017, 06:29:03 PM
I admit, I don't even get most of the gags.................

You definitely had to see it to understand many of the gags. It was an HBO pay event, meant for hard-core fans of the bands being inducted. Anyway, HBO's going to re-air on their regular channel on April 29th for those that missed it.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on April 10, 2017, 07:08:32 PM
I admit, I don't even get most of the gags.................

Same here, I'm just glad they're not part of the club.....
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 11, 2017, 04:23:17 PM
Increment 6 Week 2 underway

2 new cards today. 11 card balance.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN
6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER

Increment 5 shipped:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 12, 2017, 03:32:05 PM
Increment 6 Week 2 underway

2 new cards today. 9 card balance.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN
6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD

Increment 5 shipped:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 13, 2017, 04:41:53 PM
Increment 6 Week 2 underway

2 new cards today. 7 card balance.
2 cards now in hand.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT

3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN
6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI

Increment 5 shipped:

9 of 15 delivered today
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 15, 2017, 06:37:04 AM
Increment 5 received.  Thanks, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on April 15, 2017, 07:14:47 AM
Increment 5 received.  Thanks, Patrick!

Ditto!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on April 15, 2017, 09:41:48 AM
Increment 5 received.  Thanks, Patrick!
Mine were waiting for me when I got home Friday. Yay!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 15, 2017, 11:23:58 AM
Increment 7

payments due this weekend

Increment 6 Week complete

7 card balance. 4 cards now in hand.
Also - coincidentally with the start of this increment, Topps has stopped using FedEx Smartpost and switched to USPS.
Delivery of the cards has shortened to just 2 days vs the full week when FedEx was involved.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT

3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI

Increment 5 shipped:

All 15 delivered
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 15, 2017, 11:45:25 AM
Also - coincidentally with the start of this increment, Topps has stopped using FedEx Smartpost and switched to USPS.
Delivery of the cards has shortened to just 2 days vs the full week when FedEx was involved.

Well that's good news!

Incidentally, Patrick, thanks for using the blue paint tape on our plastic boxes.  It hasn't gone unnoticed, and I appreciate it.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 15, 2017, 11:55:20 AM
Well that's good news!

Incidentally, Patrick, thanks for using the blue paint tape on our plastic boxes.  It hasn't gone unnoticed, and I appreciate it.
LOL. Thanks! Glad you noticed.
My absolute, biggest pet peeve when it comes to receiving cards in the mail, is having the top loaders, etc. ruined by using cellophane and/or invisible tape.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 18, 2017, 06:36:19 PM
Increment 7 - week 1 underway

3 cards today, 15 card balance

1  Donald's Easter Surprise Basket
2  Fuma Ad
3  Fan Down Ticket

Increment 6 Week

5 cards now in hand.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on April 18, 2017, 08:42:51 PM
LOL. Thanks! Glad you noticed.
My absolute, biggest pet peeve when it comes to receiving cards in the mail, is having the top loaders, etc. ruined by using cellophane and/or invisible tape.

Yes thanks, I hate top loaders with invisible tape that falls apart taking it off.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 19, 2017, 09:53:25 PM
Increment 7 - week 1 underway

4 cards today, 11 card balance

Very reluctant purchase today - with some good discussion in the '24 hour' Thread regarding the appropriateness and quality of these 4 cards as 'Wacky Packages'.
All of these were produced by JungHwa Im. (if I'm not mistaken)
Her recent cards - like yesterday's Puma ad and the movie ticket - have become the lowest selling cards yet - at just 168.

Which means that our 20 card bulk buys yesterday were a noticable percentage of their sales!

Money talks, and I think we could send a strong signal to Topps that fans don't support her work or these half-baked ideas, if we chose at this point to stop buying cards done by her.
We would continue to buy the great pieces from Dave Gross, Neil Camera, Smokin' Joe, Joe Grossberg, Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, et al. - showing that fans do support these Print on Demand cards - as long as they have the high quality artwork, with strong concepts, that the Wacky brand has been known for.

This would be a huge and surely controversial change to what we've been doing, but we reached the point today where it's clearly time for the Club to discuss the continued purchasing of cards done by JungHwa Im.
I'd like to hear what everyone has to say.

1  Donald's Easter Surprise Basket
2  Fuma Ad
3  Fan Down Ticket
4  Dump Steaks
5  DNC Inter-Office Memo
6  The Hate of the Furious
7  Grumpaldo Rivera

Increment 6 Week

5 cards in hand.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on April 20, 2017, 12:25:50 AM
Increment 7 - week 1 underway

4 cards today, 11 card balance

Very reluctant purchase today - with some good discussion in the '24 hour' Thread regarding the appropriateness and quality of these 4 cards as 'Wacky Packages'.
All of these were produced by JungHwa Im. (if I'm not mistaken)
Her recent cards - like yesterday's Puma ad and the movie ticket - have become the lowest selling cards yet - at just 168.

Which means that our 20 card bulk buys yesterday were a noticable percentage of their sales!

Money talks, and I think we could send a strong signal to Topps that fans don't support her work or these half-baked ideas, if we chose at this point to stop buying cards done by her.
We would continue to buy the great pieces from Dave Gross, Neil Camera, Smokin' Joe, Joe Grossberg, Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, et al. - showing that fans do support these Print on Demand cards - as long as they have the high quality artwork, with strong concepts, that the Wacky brand has been known for.

This would be a huge and surely controversial change to what we've been doing, but we reached the point today where it's clearly time for the Club to discuss the continued purchasing of cards done by JungHwa Im.
I'd like to hear what everyone has to say.

1  Donald's Easter Surprise Basket
2  Fuma Ad
3  Fan Down Ticket
4  Dump Steaks
5  DNC Inter-Office Memo
6  The Hate of the Furious
7  Grumpaldo Rivera

Increment 6 Week

5 cards in hand.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI

I would like to skip those cards.  Yesterday, when I saw 4 of 4, I almost regretted joining the club, as I certainly would not have purchased them on my own.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on April 20, 2017, 02:08:50 AM
I would like to skip those cards.  Yesterday, when I saw 4 of 4, I almost regretted joining the club, as I certainly would not have purchased them on my own.

Same here.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on April 20, 2017, 02:49:57 AM
Same here.

I feel those are as poor in quality/ execution as some of our 50th titles like Kylie Jenner.  Oh well. There are some great ones too so it all evens out.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on April 20, 2017, 06:18:24 AM
I feel those are as poor in quality/ execution as some of our 50th titles like Kylie Jenner.  Oh well. There are some great ones too so it all evens out.

Yep, would be too messy from a logistical point of view to be "voting" in or out each time new titles show up.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on April 20, 2017, 06:30:40 AM
Yep, would be too messy from a logistical point of view to be "voting" in or out each time new titles show up.

I certainly don't want to complicate what Patrick is doing for all of us, but I would be fine with a general policy to NOT include JungHwa Im titles, just as we are excluding some other items, such as the ones with no bulk discount.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on April 20, 2017, 06:32:33 AM
I certainly don't want to complicate what Patrick is doing for all of us, but I would be fine with a general policy to NOT include JungHwa Im titles, just as we are excluding some other items, such as the ones with no bulk discount.

That would work for me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on April 20, 2017, 06:33:31 AM
Same here.

DEFINITELY SAME HERE - HER STUFF SUX!! WAS SHE PART OF 50TH WP ARTISTS - HOPE NOT!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 20, 2017, 06:46:13 AM
I feel those are as poor in quality/ execution as some of our 50th titles like Kylie Jenner.  Oh well. There are some great ones too so it all evens out.
Yep, same artist in both cases
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 20, 2017, 06:59:49 AM
WAS SHE PART OF 50TH WP ARTISTS - HOPE NOT!!
Yes, she was a big part of the 50th, and did a large number of pieces in the last several sets. I posted my thoughts on her work in the 2014 and 2015 sets.
I personally feel her work is destroying both the Wacky and GPK brands with poor quality work.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on April 20, 2017, 08:07:33 AM
Yes, she was a big part of the 50th, and did a large number of pieces in the last several sets. I posted my thoughts on her work in the 2014 and 2015 sets.
I personally feel her work is destroying both the Wacky and GPK brands with poor quality work.

I couldn't agree more...i was looking for your 50th master checklist link so see if her name was on the list - thx - hopefully Topps gets the message... :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 20, 2017, 09:14:54 AM
Well, this is a dilemma. Lots to think about, with several points for everyone to consider.

I'll hop back on the forum tonight.  The only thing that worries me is what I'll find in Topps' 24 hour listing between now and then.  Maybe a prayer to Norm and Jay will help.



Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on April 20, 2017, 09:28:15 AM
Increment 7 - week 1 underway

4 cards today, 11 card balance

Very reluctant purchase today - with some good discussion in the '24 hour' Thread regarding the appropriateness and quality of these 4 cards as 'Wacky Packages'.
All of these were produced by JungHwa Im. (if I'm not mistaken)
Her recent cards - like yesterday's Puma ad and the movie ticket - have become the lowest selling cards yet - at just 168.

Which means that our 20 card bulk buys yesterday were a noticable percentage of their sales!

Money talks, and I think we could send a strong signal to Topps that fans don't support her work or these half-baked ideas, if we chose at this point to stop buying cards done by her.
We would continue to buy the great pieces from Dave Gross, Neil Camera, Smokin' Joe, Joe Grossberg, Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko, et al. - showing that fans do support these Print on Demand cards - as long as they have the high quality artwork, with strong concepts, that the Wacky brand has been known for.

This would be a huge and surely controversial change to what we've been doing, but we reached the point today where it's clearly time for the Club to discuss the continued purchasing of cards done by JungHwa Im.
I'd like to hear what everyone has to say.



I have mixed feelings. I am not a fan of a lot of the titles this artist has produced. But if the club does not purchase them, I will probably purchase on my own for completeness. I would rather be purchasing these at club price rather than full price.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on April 20, 2017, 04:31:06 PM
I have mixed feelings. I am not a fan of a lot of the titles this artist has produced. But if the club does not purchase them, I will probably purchase on my own for completeness. I would rather be purchasing these at club price rather than full price.

  I'm with Scot. Her work is abysmal, but I want all of the cards - not just the ones I think are cool. They're official, they have bulk pricing, so they're in, IMO.

  Hey, is EVERY OS Wacky awesome? No. Are they in your collection? Yes.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 20, 2017, 06:21:21 PM
Increment 7 - week 1

4 cards today, only 7 card balance.
Very high burn rate this week.

1  Donald's Easter Surprise Basket
2  Fuma Ad
3  Fan Down Ticket
4  Dump Steaks
5  DNC Inter-Office Memo
6  The Hate of the Furious
7  Grumpaldo Rivera
8 MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9 BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM


Increment 6 Week

Still just 5 cards in hand. Hoped I could bring some sets to the Show, but that's not happening.
They're taking more than the quoted "3-5 business days to ship".

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN

6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 20, 2017, 06:40:51 PM
Wait (Part 1)

I suggest that we wait.

("What?" the other forum members cried.  "What an idiot!  This lunatic rants and raves on and on and on the night before, and now he suggests that we simply wait?")

Yes, I suggest we wait.  Right now, the BBC is divided into two camps, which, for purposes of clarification, I will call the "completists" and the "dissidents."  At the moment, we are smack in the middle of another increment.  I don't think it would be fair or respectful to the completists if the dissidents voted to stop purchasing specific cards at this point.  Moreover, I believe it would shatter and destroy their expectations.  If a change is to occur, I suggest it occur between increments.

Completists and Dissidents

Being we are divided into two groups, if one group wins, the other must lose - and I don't think anyone here wants to see that happen.

I would suggest the following...

Divide the BBC into two distinct camps.  The completists will receive all of the Wacky titles in a given increment, while the dissidents will only receive select titles.  Of course, this would mean a little more work for Patrick, but not too much work.  (Sorry for speaking of you in the third person again, Patrick.)  By way of illustration, if the group were to be divided as thus:

Completists: 8
Dissidents: 12

Patrick could then keep the completists' bank at 18, and, say, the dissidents' bank at 14.  The same thing, always, week after week after week.  One group will get charged one figure, the second group another figure.  One group will receive all of the Wacky titles, the second group will receive a portion of the titles.  This would be entirely up to Patrick, though.  I only suggest it because, from what I've seen, Patrick is very methodical, a problem solver, and I don't believe this would present a great challenge to him.

(Mind, I'm not trying to stick everything on poor Patrick.  If necessary, I could take over one of camps.)

If the dissidents choose to eliminate some titles from the bimonthly increments, it must be understood that we go along with and respect Patrick's decisions as to what titles are purchased and what titles are ignored.  We cannot haunt and PM him everyday, saying, "Get this title!" or "Don't buy that title!"  The decision must be Patrick's, and his alone.  Personally, I have faith and confidence in his judgment.  And if, by chance, an "ignored" title jumps out at me that I simply "cannot live without," it will be up to me to purchase that title on my own.  Patrick is pretty good about making our purchases within the first few hours.  That leaves more than ample time for anyone to make any additional purchases on their own.

Wait (Part 2)

I also suggest we wait to see what changes Topps has in store for us being "Trumpocracy: The First 100 Days" is coming to a close.  Before we make any great changes, let us first see what happens.  During the past few months, I received great titles and piss-poor titles.  I don't think another week of two is going to make that much of a difference.

My Decision

Although I am a completist, and it really bugs me not to be, I am joining the dissidents.  To be honest, I wish that Topps had never put me in this position - but I must face reality.

Postscript

I can rant and rave from my armchair all I want, but to be honest, it is highly unlikely that I will ever be able to paint some of the figures that JungHwa Im paints.  What's more, during the past few years, her work has also improved.  You can tell the difference between her rushed titles and the titles she obviously spent more time on.  It's just this damned, unrelenting, 24 hour "thumbscrew" business that Topps is continuously applying to its writers and artists.  It's the same old "quantity" vs "quality" thing - along with the one result it always yields: an inferior product.  And when the inferior product is just 10% or 5% of the original product, something is very, very wrong.  And, yes, I agree.  A message must be sent to Topps.  And if some artists are shunned, then they are shunned.  It was their decision to sell out and produce rushed, inferior work.  Just the other day, an artist was saying how he had spent the entire weekend working on one title.  Probably morning, noon, and night.  But, you know what?  That's what it often takes: sacrifice.  And I believe a true artist, a committed artist, a devoted artist, would rather sacrifice his or her own effort and time  - in fact, its probably not even a choice - than sacrifice their art, the very creation to which they have given birth.  They are going to take the time to add that extra brushstroke that may not even be noticed.  They may not want to, but they have to.  That is their nature; It's in their blood.  And that's what gives us the artists that Patrick mentioned earlier, the artists who we respect and admire - and deservedly so.

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: vahsurfer on April 20, 2017, 07:22:04 PM
Agreed
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 20, 2017, 08:27:29 PM
I couldn't agree more...i was looking for your 50th master checklist link so see if her name was on the list - thx - hopefully Topps gets the message... :'( :'( :'(
I had been putting off filling in the list of artists in the Master List, as it was going to be dispiriting to see just exactly how many had been handed over to JungHwa Im again.

Master List is now updated.  (http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4895.0)
Artist totals are at the top
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Jean Nutty on April 20, 2017, 08:40:07 PM
I apologize for busting in, but the voyeur in me would like to see this woman, JungHwa Im.

It appears she keeps a very low profile. Has anyone ever seen a photo of this artist, or met her? 

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 21, 2017, 05:48:58 AM
Boy, some days I am just such a complete bonehead - solid skull through and through!  Please ignore my suggestion above about two separate camps of the Bulk Buyers Club.  I woke up this morning and instantly realized what should have been obvious: the club only works if we have numbers of 10 or 20 per order.  Sorry!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 21, 2017, 06:14:28 AM
I had been putting off filling in the list of artists in the Master List, as it was going to be dispiriting to see just exactly how many had been handed over to JungHwa Im again.

Master List is now updated.  (http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4895.0)
Artist totals are at the top

25% of the titles?  Why?  What's going on?

When I first saw the 50th set, in particular the "Cereals" and "50th Anniversary subset," I sighed and thought, "Well, Topps must be adding a few new artists to its stable.  I really don't care for their seemingly "inexperienced" works, but it is what it is."  Now I find that I am completely mistaken - there are no new artists at all!  Moreover, I would have never have imagined how skewed things were!



Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Kook on April 21, 2017, 06:27:59 AM
I apologize for busting in, but the voyeur in me would like to see this woman, JungHwa Im.

It appears she keeps a very low profile. Has anyone ever seen a photo of this artist, or met her?

Here's a little info along with an email address in the article:

http://gpknews.com/2016/09/10-questions-with-garbage-pail-kids-artist-junghwa-im/
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 21, 2017, 07:12:36 AM
25% of the titles?  Why?  What's going on?

When I first saw the 50th set, in particular the "Cereals" and "50th Anniversary subset," I sighed and thought, "Well, Topps must be adding a few new artists to its stable.  I really don't care for their seemingly "inexperienced" works, but it is what it is."  Now I find that I am completely mistaken - there are no new artists at all!  Moreover, I would have never have imagined how skewed things were!
that's the thing, as you point out, it hasn't been a number of new artists coming in, but the same one, going back to ANS10 at least.
The 2015 set is similar with 38 of the 110 from her.
And if you go back to the ANS11 and the 2014 sets, when the sets were smaller at 55, you'll see that she did nearly half of the titles.
The percentage is skewed far too high for both the Wacky and GPK brands that have relied on strong eye-catching artwork with a solid sense of realism as a main selling point of the cards.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Kook on April 21, 2017, 08:54:49 AM
that's the thing, as you point out, it hasn't been a number of new artists coming in, but the same one, going back to ANS10 at least.
The 2015 set is similar with 38 of the 110 from her.
And if you go back to the ANS11 and the 2014 sets, when the sets were smaller at 55, you'll see that she did nearly half of the titles.
The percentage is skewed far too high for both the Wacky and GPK brands that have relied on strong eye-catching artwork with a solid sense of realism as a main selling point of the cards.

As they say in the software business - cheap, fast, good. You can pick 2. Looks like that may apply here as well.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on April 24, 2017, 01:10:01 PM
Here's a little info along with an email address in the article:

http://gpknews.com/2016/09/10-questions-with-garbage-pail-kids-artist-junghwa-im/

Totally agree with F&S - is she married to Colin ? Who now runs or controls the WP OUTPUT AT TOPPS? Why such a newbie little talent artist as the first full time female artist at topps? Really pathetic - especially what they CHARGE FOR THESE - f*cking crazy!! LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMER BASE TOPPS !! Ok off my soap box !!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 25, 2017, 06:07:29 AM
Forgot to mention this over the weekend as I was distracted by the show...
Just an FYI that after we bought the 4 cards last Thursday, that we have now collectively saved ourselves over $10,000 versus paying the full price for the cards since the start of the Club.
$10,000 !!
Seems incredible.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on April 25, 2017, 06:27:35 AM
Forgot to mention this over the weekend as I was distracted by the show...
Just an FYI that after we bought the 4 cards last Thursday, that we have now collectively saved ourselves over $10,000 versus paying the full price for the cards since the start of the Club.
$10,000 !!
Seems incredible.

Fantastic!!  Thanks again Patrick for all you've done, and it was great meeting you in person at the Philly show!

Marc
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on April 25, 2017, 04:33:10 PM
Forgot to mention this over the weekend as I was distracted by the show...
Just an FYI that after we bought the 4 cards last Thursday, that we have now collectively saved ourselves over $10,000 versus paying the full price for the cards since the start of the Club.
$10,000 !!
Seems incredible.

Don't let Topps know. They'll cut us off!  :P

Thanks again, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 25, 2017, 05:07:51 PM
Increment 7 - week 2 underway

4 cards today, only 3 card balance.
Very high burn rate continues.
Club funds will be in the red after tomorrow.
Everyone expect a much larger payment due this weekend!

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET

4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM
12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS


Increment 6

This one is running late.
2 cards to go still, and I'm already receiving cards from Increment 7 above.
Tracking number shows it's hung up in Florida. It should of been here by yesterday.
I wonder what Topps will do if the shipment is actually lost?

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN
6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER

8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on April 25, 2017, 10:22:44 PM
I apologize for busting in, but the voyeur in me would like to see this woman, JungHwa Im.

It appears she keeps a very low profile. Has anyone ever seen a photo of this artist, or met her?



I hate to say this but her artwork on the 50th was not that great and border on amateur. The computer execution on these gags were just plain bad. It totally took away from the charm and passion put into past series. From what Ive read, she has not been there too long either.

There is something to be said about hand painting a wacky then totally resorting to computer rendering. I know for small type its totally needed and makes sense, but not for the overall graphics.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 26, 2017, 05:09:31 PM
Increment 7 - week 2 underway

5 cards today, -2 card balance.
Very high release rate continues.

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET

4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM
12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE
18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS


Increment 6

Package with cards 8 & 9 still hung up in Florida.
I'll talk with topps.com support about this tomorrow morning.

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN
6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER

8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on April 26, 2017, 06:21:01 PM
While the output remains high, the gags, content, execution are piss poor. This really gives the Wacky brand a black eye. Apart from some great executions from Neil, this overall has been a dire series. I keep having some hope for some good ones but it gets worse with time.

Seriously folks, these are not the Wackys we love. Its like a group of people up in Topps sitting around and making stuff up without any proper brainstorming, slapping some stuff in Photoshop and cranking it out for $10. Its really sad state they we are the relative minority that has to see this stuff pass off as funny Wacky's

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 27, 2017, 06:07:03 AM
Increment 6

Package with cards 8 & 9 recovered from the Twilight Zone early this morning, and are now on their way from Florida.
Should get them Friday.
No need to talk with topps.com support this morning. Whew!

Looking ahead, Increment 7 is going to have too many cards for a single packet. Since Increment 6 hasn't gone out yet, and it only has 11 cards, I'm going to wait until I get a few more from I7 and include them in the I6 packet to balance the two in size. This will delay the I6 package by a few days. Apologies, but this is the best option.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on April 27, 2017, 06:38:57 AM
Increment 6

Package with cards 8 & 9 recovered from the Twilight Zone early this morning, and are now on their way from Florida.
Should get them Friday.
No need to talk with topps.com support this morning. Whew!

Looking ahead, Increment 7 is going to have too many cards for a single packet. Since Increment 6 hasn't gone out yet, and it only has 11 cards, I'm going to wait until I get a few more from I7 and include them in the I6 packet to balance the two in size. This will delay the I6 package by a few days. Apologies, but this is the best option.

Whatever works the best for you is fine with me.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on April 27, 2017, 09:39:36 AM

Looking ahead, Increment 7 is going to have too many cards for a single packet. Since Increment 6 hasn't gone out yet, and it only has 11 cards, I'm going to wait until I get a few more from I7 and include them in the I6 packet to balance the two in size. This will delay the I6 package by a few days.

Makes sense.  :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 27, 2017, 04:04:48 PM
Increment 7 - week 2 - we can only hope it is done!!

6 cards today, -8 card balance.
Yuge deluge of cards.
Hoping for no Friday surprise, but it is the end of 'The First 100 Days' this weekend, so you never know.

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET

4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM
12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE
18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS
21 ONE CARD GAME
22 ALTERNATIVE IVANKA DUMP CLOTHING
23 ROT PRUITTS PESTICIDE
24 SUSAN'S HALF-COOKED RICE
25 SCRIBBLE SCRABBLE
26 DIET MOUNTAIN DE-MENTIA


Increment 6

All cards now in hand finally!

1   MR. TOUPEE HEAD
2   HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE KIT
3   SEVEN SPIES RUSSIAN DRESSING
4   NEURAFINK
5   $1 MILLION GOLD COIN
6   THANK DONALD DUMP AD
7   TURFS MOVIE POSTER
8   RISKY BOARD GAME
9   DIVIDED AIRLINES AD
10 POWER-HUNGRY RANGERS
11 PROTESTI
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 27, 2017, 06:19:26 PM
Increment 7 - week 2 - we can only hope it is done!!

-8 card balance.

Hoping for no Friday surprise

Bloody -8 card balance!  I'm down on my knees praying for no Friday surprise!  (This, coming from the selfsame idiot who suggested we wait this latest increment out before arriving at a final boycott decision.  Where on earth was my head?  I know what I'm thinking of now, though: What that 26 card list would like with a "few" titles shaven off.)

Meanwhile, somewhere on the shores of the Caribbean, Bigtomi (with cool margarita in hand) rests comfortably in his wicker peacock chair, leisurely looking over the few select, quality Wackys he has purchased, all of the while thinking to himself that, perhaps, just perhaps, with all of the money he has saved, he might be able to hire yet another beautiful island girl to fan him with a large palm frond...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bigtomi on April 28, 2017, 09:11:25 AM
Meanwhile, somewhere on the shores of the Caribbean, Bigtomi (with cool margarita in hand) rests comfortably in his wicker peacock chair, leisurely looking over the few select, quality Wackys he has purchased, all of the while thinking to himself that, perhaps, just perhaps, with all of the money he has saved, he might be able to hire yet another beautiful island girl to fan him with a large palm frond...
Just don't tell my wife and I'll have the island girl fan you, too...to alleviate the steam coming from your ears, LOL.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 30, 2017, 08:37:38 AM
Just don't tell my wife and I'll have the island girl fan you, too...to alleviate the steam coming from your ears, LOL.

Mums the word.  And thanks for your generosity!  Much appreciated!  Getting to be so much steam, I can't even see clearly.  (And Patrick still has yet to send out the latest bills.  Time to start digging between the sofa cushions, searching behind the car seats, checking the change slots of vending machines, visiting blind beggars, you know, those sorts of enterprising things.)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on April 30, 2017, 09:20:12 AM
Mums the word.  And thanks for your generosity!  Much appreciated!  Getting to be so much steam, I can't even see clearly.  (And Patrick still has yet to send out the latest bills.  Time to start digging between the sofa cushions, searching behind the car seats, checking the change slots of vending machines, visiting blind beggars, you know, those sorts of enterprising things.)

I was packing up old clothes for charity and found $520.  I used it to buy a new TV and Blu-Ray player after the fire.  You check your old jeans and jacket pockets, and I'll check my couch and car........
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 30, 2017, 10:45:09 AM
And Patrick still has yet to send out the latest bills. 
Goon squads are being prepped and will be on their way soon.

Did I say goon squads? I meant PMs.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 30, 2017, 11:33:26 AM
Goon squads are being prepped and will be on their way soon.

Did I say goon squads? I meant PMs.

Hey, Sharkie.

I can understand you wanting your money, brother, but did you have to send ghoul scouts?  One of them just smacked me upside my jaw with a box of "Thing Mints" in my own living room!  Teeth and cookie crumbs everywhere!

Then, to make matters even worse, they sneer and tell me, "You owe us for a box of cookies, pal," stroll up to my binder of '67 die-cuts, punch a few out, lick and slap 'em on their green uniforms, and then add, "How do you like our new merit badges, punk?"

Cut me a little slack, here, man!  You'll get your money!

(https://s4.postimg.org/koj9uddm1/1_front.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/koj9uddm1/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 30, 2017, 11:41:01 AM
I was packing up old clothes for charity and found $520.

Lucky duck!

Now you already have enough to pay for a third of our next increment!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 01, 2017, 04:56:38 PM
Increment 8

The big experiment starts tomorrow...

Increment 7

8 cards received today.
So many cards that they had to send them in a box!

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET
4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM

12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE
18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS
21 ONE CARD GAME
22 ALTERNATIVE IVANKA DUMP CLOTHING
23 ROT PRUITTS PESTICIDE
24 SUSAN'S HALF-COOKED RICE
25 SCRIBBLE SCRABBLE
26 DIET MOUNTAIN DE-MENTIA


Increment 6

Shipped out today! Includes the first 7 of Increment 7 as well.
If you'd like your tracking #, let me know.

(https://s24.postimg.org/7q497dpat/IMG_0440.jpg)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 01, 2017, 06:48:04 PM
The big experiment starts tomorrow...

Or do you mean the "bigly" experiment?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on May 02, 2017, 06:00:25 AM
Well that's good news!

Incidentally, Patrick, thanks for using the blue paint tape on our plastic boxes.  It hasn't gone unnoticed, and I appreciate it.

agreed...thx and thx for the breakout of the buyers club!! great job!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on May 02, 2017, 06:42:34 PM
We are on our own for the Lord of The Flyes set, I suppose?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 02, 2017, 06:51:07 PM
New Event set today:  LORD OF THE FLYES FESTIVAL
As always with the Events, everybody is on their own to buy, or not, as they are not part of the Club.

Increment 8

3 titles today

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD

Increment 7

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET
4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM

12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE
18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS
21 ONE CARD GAME
22 ALTERNATIVE IVANKA DUMP CLOTHING
23 ROT PRUITTS PESTICIDE
24 SUSAN'S HALF-COOKED RICE
25 SCRIBBLE SCRABBLE
26 DIET MOUNTAIN DE-MENTIA
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 03, 2017, 08:53:32 PM
After a weekend filled with many PMs and back-n-forths, the Club has successfully survived through the big transition. The original Club group is all still here, and a mini-Club has now sprouted its wings. For my own amusement, I've called the two the Economy and the Premiere Clubs.

Also, special shout outs and "thank you's" to Zenergizer (Paul) and vahsurfer (Richard), who helped out tremendously in the last minute to make this work, just when it looked like the whole thing was all going to fall apart.

Increment 8 looks to be off to a great start! The card count so far is very low, which I think is great for everyone.


Topps Now Rewards
As was posted over on the 24 Hour thread, there is a new thing Topps has started - Topps Now Rewards. A program where buyers accumulate points for purchasing the NOW cards. After enough points are accumulated, points are redeemed for a coupon or baseball card.
I signed up to see what would happen, and as it turns out, the daily Wacky card purchases are valid for this program.
So that's cool.
Wackys aren't excluded.
The messy bit, because of course there is a messy bit, is what to do with the points.

One option - would be for me to figure out how to divvy up these discounts of $10 (or $20) - after one has been earned after a few weeks or a month - amongst the 16 people in the Club - who are now all buying different quantities of cards. Estimating $1 every few weeks or month, +/- some ˘ depending if you're Economy or Premiere, singles or doubles.
Another option - would be for the Club members to graciously let the Club owner keep the points as a perk for organizing and running this PoD BBC since January. 
I endorse the second option...   8)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on May 03, 2017, 09:28:16 PM
After a weekend filled with many PMs and back-n-forths, the Club has successfully survived through the big transition. The original Club group is all still here, and a mini-Club has now sprouted its wings. For my own amusement, I've called the two the Economy and the Premiere Clubs.

Also, special shout outs and "thank you's" to Zenergizer (Paul) and vahsurfer (Richard), who helped out tremendously in the last minute to make this work, just when it looked like the whole thing was all going to fall apart.

Increment 8 looks to be off to a great start! The card count so far is very low, which I think is great for everyone.


Topps Now Rewards
As was posted over on the 24 Hour thread, there is a new thing Topps has started - Topps Now Rewards. A program where buyers accumulate points for purchasing the NOW cards. After enough points are accumulated, points are redeemed for a coupon or baseball card.
I signed up to see what would happen, and as it turns out, the daily Wacky card purchases are valid for this program.
So that's cool.
Wackys aren't excluded.
The messy bit, because of course there is a messy bit, is what to do with the points.

One option - would be for me to figure out how to divvy up these discounts of $10 (or $20) - after one has been earned after a few weeks or a month - amongst the 16 people in the Club - who are now all buying different quantities of cards. Estimating $1 every few weeks or month, +/- some ˘ depending if you're Economy or Premiere, singles or doubles.
Another option - would be for the Club members to graciously let the Club owner keep the points as a perk for organizing and running this PoD BBC since January. 
I endorse the second option...   8)


Patrick,  I don't know how others feel but I would not begrudge you keeping the points for yourself as reward for organizing, implementing  and agonizing over the buyers clubs.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 04, 2017, 03:13:15 AM
I endorse the second option...   8)

Go for it!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on May 04, 2017, 04:51:10 AM

Patrick,  I don't know how others feel but I would not begrudge you keeping the points for yourself as reward for organizing, implementing  and agonizing over the buyers clubs.

I agree wholeheartedly!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on May 04, 2017, 04:52:33 AM
I agree wholeheartedly!

I agree as well.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on May 04, 2017, 05:32:56 AM
I agree as well.

I agree as well. I wish we could give you double Topps now point
for all you do. Thanks very much.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 04, 2017, 05:52:12 AM
thanks everyone! that'll be a really nice perk to get once in a while.

also - late entry

Increment 8

1 new title for the Economy Club

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD

Increment 7

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET
4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM

12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE
18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS
21 ONE CARD GAME
22 ALTERNATIVE IVANKA DUMP CLOTHING
23 ROT PRUITTS PESTICIDE
24 SUSAN'S HALF-COOKED RICE
25 SCRIBBLE SCRABBLE
26 DIET MOUNTAIN DE-MENTIA
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on May 04, 2017, 11:00:03 AM
Keep the points. That's the LEAST you deserve for your troubles. And, as always, thanks for making it all work. I would not be buying these cards without you.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 04, 2017, 04:17:43 PM
Increment 6 1/2 received today.  Thank you!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 04, 2017, 04:22:27 PM
Increment 8

1 new title for Economy and 4 new titles for Premiere

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF

Increment 7

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET
4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM

12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE
18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS
21 ONE CARD GAME
22 ALTERNATIVE IVANKA DUMP CLOTHING
23 ROT PRUITTS PESTICIDE
24 SUSAN'S HALF-COOKED RICE
25 SCRIBBLE SCRABBLE
26 DIET MOUNTAIN DE-MENTIA

Increment 6 all delivered except for 2 (Raw Goo and Choke Wagon)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on May 05, 2017, 06:40:23 AM
After a weekend filled with many PMs and back-n-forths, the Club has successfully survived through the big transition. The original Club group is all still here, and a mini-Club has now sprouted its wings. For my own amusement, I've called the two the Economy and the Premiere Clubs.

Also, special shout outs and "thank you's" to Zenergizer (Paul) and vahsurfer (Richard), who helped out tremendously in the last minute to make this work, just when it looked like the whole thing was all going to fall apart.

Increment 8 looks to be off to a great start! The card count so far is very low, which I think is great for everyone.


Topps Now Rewards
As was posted over on the 24 Hour thread, there is a new thing Topps has started - Topps Now Rewards. A program where buyers accumulate points for purchasing the NOW cards. After enough points are accumulated, points are redeemed for a coupon or baseball card.
I signed up to see what would happen, and as it turns out, the daily Wacky card purchases are valid for this program.
So that's cool.
Wackys aren't excluded.
The messy bit, because of course there is a messy bit, is what to do with the points.

One option - would be for me to figure out how to divvy up these discounts of $10 (or $20) - after one has been earned after a few weeks or a month - amongst the 16 people in the Club - who are now all buying different quantities of cards. Estimating $1 every few weeks or month, +/- some ˘ depending if you're Economy or Premiere, singles or doubles.
Another option - would be for the Club members to graciously let the Club owner keep the points as a perk for organizing and running this PoD BBC since January. 
I endorse the second option...   8)

I agree - got for it Patrick!!option #2
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on May 05, 2017, 08:24:05 PM
Increment 6 1/2 received today.  Thank you!

My cards were waiting for me when I got home this evening. Thanks again Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on May 08, 2017, 02:20:39 PM
Got my mail from being away all last week. Increment 6.5 in hand.

Thanks to Patrick,  Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 09, 2017, 03:23:05 PM
Increment 8

Deathly quiet Tuesday. No new cards for anyone, Wacky or GPK.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF

Increment 7

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET
4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM
12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE

18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS
21 ONE CARD GAME
22 ALTERNATIVE IVANKA DUMP CLOTHING
23 ROT PRUITTS PESTICIDE
24 SUSAN'S HALF-COOKED RICE
25 SCRIBBLE SCRABBLE
26 DIET MOUNTAIN DE-MENTIA
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 10, 2017, 03:48:23 PM
Increment 8 Week 2

Online cards return today, But will they sell more than 100 each?

3 titles - for the Premiere Club only.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF
6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK

Increment 7

1   DONALD'S EASTER SURPRISE BASKET
2   FUMA AD
3   FAN DOWN TICKET
4   DUMP STEAKS
5   DNC INTER-OFFICE MEMO
6   THE HATE OF THE FURIOUS
7   GRUMPALDO RIVERA - DAMN! ALBUM COVER
8   MAKE THE DEPRESSION GREAT AGAIN HAT
9   BAFFLESHIP
10 BIG MESS HOT CHOCOLATE
11 BAZONGA GUM
12 UNICAPPUCCINO
13 PUZZLER ALPHABET SOUP
14 HAMMY-LET
15 TEED OFF TATER TOTS
16 CUSHY BULLET PROOF VEST
17 EPA PRESS RELEASE
18 SNICKER
19 BOSS HACKING HEADPHONES
20 THE X-TREMELY OLD FOLKS
21 ONE CARD GAME
22 ALTERNATIVE IVANKA DUMP CLOTHING
23 ROT PRUITTS PESTICIDE
24 SUSAN'S HALF-COOKED RICE
25 SCRIBBLE SCRABBLE
26 DIET MOUNTAIN DE-MENTIA


all in hand. shipping soon.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 11, 2017, 03:49:30 PM
Increment 8 Week 2

3 more titles - again for the Premiere Club only.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF
6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST

Increment 7

all in hand. shipping soon.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on May 12, 2017, 04:14:50 AM
Increment 8 Week 2

3 more titles - again for the Premiere Club only.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF
6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST

Increment 7

all in hand. shipping soon.

Starting with increment 8 the economy club shipments are going to be pretty small. Have you thought about waiting till we hit a certain number of cards to ship?

I don't see the point of going through the trouble of shipping 4 - 6 cards.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 12, 2017, 05:55:44 AM
I'm willing to wait until we have more cards in hand.  It makes sense.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 12, 2017, 06:19:59 AM
if there's a consensus for the Economy club, I could let them sit idle through to the end of the next increment.
(hopefully the number of titles will have at least doubled by then for that group)
that way the number of my trips to the P.O. with the packages doesn't change, just the number of packages per trip
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on May 12, 2017, 08:37:23 AM
if there's a consensus for the Economy club, I could let them sit idle through to the end of the next increment.
(hopefully the number of titles will have at least doubled by then for that group)
that way the number of my trips to the P.O. with the packages doesn't change, just the number of packages per trip

agreed from my end....
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on May 12, 2017, 11:03:02 AM
agreed from my end....

Agree.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on May 12, 2017, 03:19:40 PM
if there's a consensus for the Economy club, I could let them sit idle through to the end of the next increment.
(hopefully the number of titles will have at least doubled by then for that group)
that way the number of my trips to the P.O. with the packages doesn't change, just the number of packages per trip

Sounds good, as long as it doesn't make a lot of extra work for you.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2017, 09:38:13 AM
Increment 7 shipped out this morning.

Packets include the remaining 19 cards (8-26) of the Increment.
They also contain the last sets of Im cards that go out to everyone in the Club.
Enjoy!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bigtomi on May 13, 2017, 09:47:33 AM
the last sets of Im cards ... Enjoy!
Oxymoron?  :)  sorry, couldn't resist!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Choke_Wagon on May 13, 2017, 09:54:35 AM
Oxymoron?  :)  sorry, couldn't resist!

(https://s12.postimg.org/l1u5dramh/De_Paz_Oxy_Moron_promo_P3_PROOF.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/l1u5dramh/)

Because there is hope in doing creative Wacky's. It just take good concept and good art execution. Stay tuned  :-[
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2017, 10:05:13 AM
Oxymoron?  :)  sorry, couldn't resist!
LOL. Nope, intentional. Quite a few will take joy that this is the end! :P
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 13, 2017, 10:27:30 AM
Quite a few will take joy that this is the end! :P

Even my poor, beleaguered wallet managed to crack a smile!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on May 13, 2017, 10:27:54 AM
LOL. Nope, intentional. Quite a few will take joy that this is the end! :P

Agreed.

Now, if we can only get the political stuff to stop..................................
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 13, 2017, 12:04:42 PM
Now, if we can only get the political stuff to stop..................................

Or even slow it down to a snail's pace.  As it now stands, it feels like we are under assault or drowning in a sickening, murky deluge.

One political parody a week wouldn't be so bad - providing the titles are not rushed and the humor is actually humorous and non-repetitive.  (Come on, we really don't need a new Trump "checklist" parody week after week.  And what really worries me is how many of next week's satires are going to be focused on FBI Director James Comey.  Here's a novel idea: One title will suffice.)  More importantly, the titles must be products - actual products - not lists, memos, or nonexistent products, etc..  The name of the 50 year old series is "Wacky Packages," yes?  Products that come in packages?  And real products, at that - a precedent that has been established by hundreds upon hundreds of Wackys over the years.

As an aside, when I was at the Allentown Show, I had the opportunity to view many original Wacky paintings, sketches, and roughs, courtesy of Smokin' Joe, Chad Scheres, George Wright, etc..  Many things stood out for me, however, one thing in particular was the incredible amount of time, effort, thought, and concern that was obviously put into these pieces.  You could see it in the artwork and hear it in the artists' explanations as to why they did this in such-and-such a way or why they opted for a particular kind of paint.  It may sound corny, but each of these pieces was obviously a labor of love for those who created them.  Everything was well thought out - from how a viewer might perceive a title on a subconscious level to what shade of pink would produce the best radiant "glow" in a bottle of mouthwash or how a character might be better received if rendered in more of a comic fashion.  (All of these examples are from actual conversations with the artists.)

Since the show, I can better appreciate why personal sets by George Wright (Galactic Groceries,) Neil Camera (Pranky Products,) and Smokin' Joe (Wicked Packages) are seemingly always ongoing and take "forever" to produce.   But do you know what, though?  If time is what it takes to produce the kind of quality pieces that I've grown to expect, admire, and appreciate from such artists, then I'm willing to wait.  That is one of the reasons why the suggestion posted earlier by SlamJim makes so much sense:  In order to achieve quality, one must slow down the pace.  There's a sound reason why the adage "haste makes waste" is part of our vocabulary.  We are now seeing it happen right before our very eyes.   

Lastly, like others have also so recently mentioned, I agree that the political humor doesn't always have to be so mean-spirited and have such a biting, sharp "edge."  What's wrong with just "silly?"  Or has plain, simple "silliness" now become weak and lackluster, a Norman Rockwellian "innocence" now consigned to a past era in our present society? (Hell, we all need to get together, buy up Topps' stock on the sly, and then appoint Richard Thomas, a.k.a. John-Boy Walton, as art director.)

Silly, but still funny:

(https://s18.postimg.org/rktu65pf9/28_front_tix_small.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rktu65pf9/)

(https://s11.postimg.org/74z9jroin/swissmess_front_small.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/74z9jroin/)

(https://s23.postimg.org/ynfeihqtz/9b77a9e072512a96e3cc9708fb085323.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ynfeihqtz/)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: JasonLiebig on May 13, 2017, 10:05:03 PM
Lastly, like others have also so recently mentioned, I agree that the political humor doesn't always have to be so mean-spirited and have such a biting, sharp "edge."  What's wrong with just "silly?"  Or has plain, simple "silliness" now become weak and lackluster, a Norman Rockwellian "innocence" now consigned to a past era in our present society?

Wacky Packages should be able to be more silly, and really, these current event-themed sets don't lend themselves to classic Wacky Packages humor - it's rarely if ever what Wacky Packages were, classically-speaking.   So as has been already discussed, these can barely be considered "Wacky Packages" in the classic sense.  These are something else.  I suppose the one thing you can say about them is; at least the political ones are being created for a series that is literally meant to be just that - Wackys about our current political process and goings-ons.  I'm not a big fan of them, myself. 

On the other side, it's important to keep in mind that parody and humor has a long history of also stating strong political messages and points-of-view, when those things need to be said.  Vietnam-era Mad magazine, for instance, could state incredibly dark and powerful anti-war and anti-government messages at times (it wasn't all movie parodies, The Lighter Side of... and Spy Vs Spy, especially then).   And Jay Lynch himself was (to me anyway) clearly an anti-war guy and in many cases an anti capitalism and anti-corporate imperialism guy who lent his work to protest efforts around the globe.   His creative voice could be found as one of protest against what he saw as injustice around the globe.  It wasn't just clever wordplay and tightly-rendered versions of goofy characters making fun of consumer products.   He had a specific point-of-view and a unique way to say something about it. 

For his part, even Norman Rockwell created powerful political pieces for his more innocent (yet plagued with racial and social injustice) era...  some that might even seem controversial to many in our charged society today:

(http://www.nrm.org/wp2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/GoldenRule-500.jpg)

So yeah, some of these Wackys are just plain crap.  The political ones are occassionally divisive and mean-spirited.  It's disappointing, but it's probably also to be expected.  Art and artists have always found a way to have a powerful, sometimes transformative voice in such things. 


Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 14, 2017, 08:09:48 AM
Wacky Packages should be able to be more silly, and really, these current event-themed sets don't lend themselves to classic Wacky Packages humor - it's rarely if ever what Wacky Packages were, classically-speaking.   So as has been already discussed, these can barely be considered "Wacky Packages" in the classic sense.  These are something else.  I suppose the one thing you can say about them is; at least the political ones are being created for a series that is literally meant to be just that - Wackys about our current political process and goings-ons.  I'm not a big fan of them, myself. 

On the other side, it's important to keep in mind that parody and humor has a long history of also stating strong political messages and points-of-view, when those things need to be said.  Vietnam-era Mad magazine, for instance, could state incredibly dark and powerful anti-war and anti-government messages at times (it wasn't all movie parodies, The Lighter Side of... and Spy Vs Spy, especially then).   And Jay Lynch himself was (to me anyway) clearly an anti-war guy and in many cases an anti capitalism and anti-corporate imperialism guy who lent his work to protest efforts around the globe.   His creative voice could be found as one of protest against what he saw as injustice around the globe.  It wasn't just clever wordplay and tightly-rendered versions of goofy characters making fun of consumer products.   He had a specific point-of-view and a unique way to say something about it. 

For his part, even Norman Rockwell created powerful political pieces for his more innocent (yet plagued with racial and social injustice) era...  some that might even seem controversial to many in our charged society today:

(http://www.nrm.org/wp2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/GoldenRule-500.jpg)

So yeah, some of these Wackys are just plain crap.  The political ones are occassionally divisive and mean-spirited.  It's disappointing, but it's probably also to be expected.  Art and artists have always found a way to have a powerful, sometimes transformative voice in such things.

I agree with the post above.

Yes, "Mad" was definitely politically charged in the 60s and 70s - as were the times.  And certain sides of Jay Lynch, I would say, gravitated toward anti-capitalism and anti-corporate imperialism.  Wacky Packages are a testament to this.  So, if the humor we grew up with was good enough for us then - sometimes political, anti-capitalist, and anti-corporate - we do we rant about it now?

Fifty years after the advent of Wackys, I think a lot of people - particularly the older generation that makes up a lot of the WP forum - tend to view the 60s and 70s through an idealized and romanticized lens, a child-like perspective of innocence.  But then and again, we were, after all, children at the time.  No, I don't believe the past was a completely innocent age of red, white, and blue festooned bicycles parading down Main Street on the 4th of July, firemen rescuing cats from trees, or walking barefoot along dusty country roads at the base of Walton Mountain.  (But perhaps it should have been.)

Wacky Packages, like "Mad" magazine, GPK, comics, Disney World, cruises, camping, and so, so many other things are a form of escape.  A place to simply get away.  Yet, when we try to get away from the perpetual onslaught of today's politics by retreating into Wacky-Land, the politics just follow us en masse through the gate.

None of us should be surprised when the latest 24 hour "Trumpocracy" and "Network Spews" offerings feature political and social humor.  I mean, the site does state "Trumpocracy" and "Network Spews."  I just believe that many of us, if given a choice, simply don't prefer them.  And we reason that if Topps can spend time and energy creating these parodies, they could just as easily create and release "traditional" Wacky Packages.  (Which they could.)  Instead, they slap the moniker "Wacky Packages" on the political/social sets, tease and bait us with some actual product parodies, and sometimes give us an actual WP, for example, the 2017 Valentine's Day "Creeps" (which they labeled, I believe, "Network Spews," though for the life of me, I don't know why, unless I missed something - again!)

All in all, the "Trumpocracy," etc. sets are exactly what they are - and will continue to be.  I guess it is up to us individually to make the decision as to whether we want to add them to our collections.  And although I do admire some titles, I would personally like to see what David Gross suggested - just a few actual WP titles a week.  Not to disparage the artists or their recent endeavors, however I believe a lot of them originally got into this business to create Wacky Packages, not political and social satires.  From what I've read on the forum, I am also under the distinct impression that many feel awkwardly stifled and hog-tied, and I doubt that their creativity would suffer at all if they were once again given free rein.  I can't be 100% sure, however I am willing to bet that there are many notebooks out there bursting with ideas like so many packets of seeds just waiting to find fertile soil.

Postscript:  Interesting Rockwell painting!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: slamjim on May 14, 2017, 01:11:55 PM
Two things concerning what Baked Bears said above:

1. Creeps which was a regular WP did not sell nearly as well as the political ones. So if you want to see good old fashioned WPs online everyone needs to have these outsell the political ones so Topps gets the point.

2. Time is crucial. Staying up all night through to make these in one day is not healthy and definitely affects the work. I'm never going to turn in something I'm unhappy with so I stay up the entire night through to get many of these done and I'm not going to cut and paste or Photoshop figures. So...yeah, please to more time on each piece. I used to work on a piece 2-4 days. The new Old School I was able to do that again and it will show when they come out.

3. Absolutely I'll take old style product parodies any day, any time over the political stuff.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 14, 2017, 05:20:42 PM
The new Old School I was able to do that again and it will show when they come out.

If it is anything like the 50th Old School, I'm confidant OS6 is going to be the high point of the year!  Can't wait!

Added note:  The time and care you put into your work is more than evident to everyone here.  I'm certain of that.  It shows.  It cannot help but to show.  Moreover, it often shines.  I cannot even begin to name the many ANS and OS titles that I and my many, many students over the years hold in very high regard.  I mean, we're talking tippy-top of the mountain, that kind of high.

It is also obvious that your creations are your metaphorical "children" - and you treat them as such, giving them whatever is necessary to blossom into their very best.  You do and sacrifice whatever it takes - as with many of the WP artists - to achieve that goal.  I would also imagine, however, that, after laboring so hard and committing one's self to a vision, it must be frustrating at times to be hamstrung by inane corporate policy or have one's work displayed side-by-side with the substandard work of others intent on taking shortcuts along the road to glory.

Personally, though, I'm glad you've taken the high road.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 14, 2017, 09:42:37 PM

Wacky Packages should be able to be more silly . . . 

How about an ABBA parody . . .

Mamma Mia Artichoke Hearts

Four Swedes who use the Heimlich maneuver 

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/CaraMia14.75RGB_zpsfpgiwyxf.jpg)
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 15, 2017, 02:57:34 PM
1. Creeps which was a regular WP did not sell nearly as well as the political ones. So if you want to see good old fashioned WPs online everyone needs to have these outsell the political ones so Topps gets the point.

This, exactly.
We need the real Wacky's to out sell the political.
Creeps was bizarrely the lowest selling Wacky in all of February, which is just shocking. And it was easily outsold by the other Valentine wacky that day that had inferior art, but it did have 'Trump' on it.
The Club is only making a difference of 10 card in sales, but every little bit can help.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 15, 2017, 05:22:15 PM
Creeps was bizarrely the lowest selling Wacky in all of February, which is just shocking.

Yes, but why?  There must be a reason.

Could one possible explanation be that people are, indeed, responding to - and even embracing - the "Trump" political sets?  And the "oddball" nonpolitical "Creeps" (233 sold) just didn't fit in?  But that doesn't explain why "My Way" (246 sold) brought in only 13 more sales.  After all, "My Way" was political.  And then we have "Bootman" (285 sold) which wasn't political, yet sold well anyway.  "Peeps" and "Milky Way" are not exactly headliner news.  "Batman" and "Legos," though, were very current at the time.

Thus, I'm wondering (yet struggling against admitting it) if we, here on the forum, are in the minority?  Could it be that classic Wackys,  as we know and love them, are a thing of the past?  Have they once again run their course?  Is society now mainly embracing whatever the television/internet flashes at them on any particular minute of any given day and everything else is, well, passe?  It wouldn't surprise me.  And, if this is indeed the case, I've a feeling we're probably going to see a lot more of the same from Topps.  Keep it current!  Keep it current!  Keep it current!  Unfortunately, and in the long run, though, I've a feeling what this means to us older farts is that we're screwed.



Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on May 16, 2017, 03:43:56 AM
Yes, but why?  There must be a reason.


I would have bought extras of Creeps, but not at $10 a card.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: freetoes on May 16, 2017, 11:30:19 AM
Yes, but why?  There must be a reason.

Could one possible explanation be that people are, indeed, responding to - and even embracing - the "Trump" political sets?  And the "oddball" nonpolitical "Creeps" (233 sold) just didn't fit in?  But that doesn't explain why "My Way" (246 sold) brought in only 13 more sales.  After all, "My Way" was political.  And then we have "Bootman" (285 sold) which wasn't political, yet sold well anyway.  "Peeps" and "Milky Way" are not exactly headliner news.  "Batman" and "Legos," though, were very current at the time.

Thus, I'm wondering (yet struggling against admitting it) if we, here on the forum, are in the minority?  Could it be that classic Wackys,  as we know and love them, are a thing of the past?  Have they once again run their course?  Is society now mainly embracing whatever the television/internet flashes at them on any particular minute of any given day and everything else is, well, passe?  It wouldn't surprise me.  And, if this is indeed the case, I've a feeling we're probably going to see a lot more of the same from Topps.  Keep it current!  Keep it current!  Keep it current!  Unfortunately, and in the long run, though, I've a feeling what this means to us older farts is that we're screwed.

Hang on to your ANS stuff, and wait for the kids who collected them to start turning 35.

I remember Ernie asking years ago (referring to older collectors at the shows), "Is that going to be me when I'm 60, still chasing down Wackys?"  We're all getting closer.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 16, 2017, 08:45:19 PM
Increment 9 Week 1

two titles to start us off - 50/50 split

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB

Increment 8
starting to arrive

Economy Club
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS

4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF
6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 17, 2017, 04:13:25 AM
Increment 7 in hand.  Thank you, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on May 17, 2017, 11:54:43 AM
Increment 7 in hand.  Thank you, Patrick!

got mine as well - thx Patrick!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on May 17, 2017, 12:42:59 PM
Increment 7 in hand.  Thank you, Patrick!

Likewise.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 17, 2017, 08:42:26 PM
Increment 9 Week 1

one title for premiere

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

Increment 8
starting to arrive

Economy Club
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS

4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF
6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 18, 2017, 02:49:27 PM
Increment 9 Week 1

two titles for Economy, rejoice!

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

Increment 8
starting to arrive

Economy Club
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO


Premiere Club
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF

6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on May 19, 2017, 06:38:07 PM
Increment 7 in hand.  Thank you, Patrick!
Got mine too. Thanks again Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 23, 2017, 05:56:24 PM
Increment 9 Week 2 now underway

two more titles for Economy. Loving it!

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN
4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

Increment 8
still waiting for more

Economy Club
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO


Premiere Club
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF

6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 24, 2017, 03:03:23 PM
Increment 9 Week 2 now underway

Another Economy title today. Yes!

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN
4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

Increment 8
still waiting for more

Economy Club
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO


Premiere Club
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF

6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 25, 2017, 05:28:23 PM
Increment 9 Week 2 should be complete

Another Economy title today.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN
4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX
7  COMEY NUTS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

Increment 8
all arrived. Premiere Club lots will ship out Saturday.

Economy Club
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO


Premiere Club
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF
6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 27, 2017, 04:40:26 PM
Increment 8
All 15 cards below shipped out to Premiere Club members today

Economy Club members will have their 4 cards shipped with Increment 9

Economy Club
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO

Premiere Club
1  AMERICAN AIRFINES AD
2  MCDICTATORS AD
3  DELT YA AIRLINES AD
4  SAMSTUNG GALIXNAY WONT8 - Error Card
5  TV GUILE: ROESEANNE BARF
6  DONALD DUMP'S DICTIONARY
7  DONALD DUMP'S SELF-REPORT CARD
8  ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S INAUGURATION BOOK
9  DUMP KETCHUP FOR STEAKS
10 JOLLY ORANGE GIANT
11 DONALD DUMP'S TO DO LIST
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 30, 2017, 03:18:31 PM
Increment 10 Week 1 underway

1 Economy title today.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS

Increment 9

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN

4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX
7  COMEY NUTS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE


Increment 8

Economy cards in storage.
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 31, 2017, 04:11:58 PM
Increment 10 Week 1 underway

1 Economy title today.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.

Increment 9

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN

4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX
7  COMEY NUTS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE


Increment 8

Cards in storage for the Economy Club.
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 01, 2017, 03:54:01 PM
Increment 10 Week 1 done

2 cards today - 1 Economy, 1 Premier

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES


Increment 9

awaiting arrival of all cards

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN

4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX
7  COMEY NUTS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE


Increment 8

Cards in storage for the Economy Club.
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on June 02, 2017, 05:43:58 PM
Got my increment 8 package. Thanks, Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 06, 2017, 02:34:35 PM
Increment 10 Week 2 underway

0 cards today - no 24HR cards of any kind, which is odd.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES


Increment 9

just waiting on Comey Nuts. A shipping notice was sent to USPS on 6/2 (5 working days after the order) so they could honor their "Ships in 3-5 Business Days" commitment, but USPS still has yet to actually receive the package for shipping. Lame.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN
4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX

7  COMEY NUTS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE


Increment 8

Cards in storage for the Economy Club.
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on June 06, 2017, 06:40:11 PM

0 cards today - no 24HR cards of any kind, which is odd.


Actually, I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

Now watch.  I probably just jinxed myself.  Tomorrow there will be 8 cards - all for the premier club!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 07, 2017, 08:08:18 PM
Increment 10 Week 2 underway

2 cards today - both Economy

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ
4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES


Increment 9

Comey Nuts finally shipped - at 7 business days. Should have it Friday, and packages will go out Saturday morning.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN
4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX

7  COMEY NUTS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE


Increment 8

Cards in storage for the Economy Club.
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 08, 2017, 08:12:19 PM
Increment 10 Week 2 underway

3 cards today - two Economy and one Premiere

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ
4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX
6  LACE ME, YUP! SHORTS
7  HEP-A TAINTED TUNA

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES
2  NESCOVFEFE


Increment 9

Comey Nuts finally shipped - at 7 business days. Should have it Friday, and packages will go out Saturday morning.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WHERE’S RICHARD?
2  TOP SECRET
3  VIEW MARTIAN
4  HOGGIN’ DON’S TWO SCOOPS
5  FIDGET SKINNER
6  ME! ME! ME! MIX

7  COMEY NUTS

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  KELLYANNE CONJOB
2  13 REASONS IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE


Increment 8

Cards in storage for the Economy Club.
1  ELOHS STRANGE MAGIC KIT
2  SMOKIN HAUTE WHEELS
3  JOHNNY'S DELUXE COTTON BALLS
4  SEASICK MERMAID SLOPPUCCINO
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 10, 2017, 10:58:22 AM
Increments 8 & 9 and the extra View Martians all got shipped out today.

Increment 11 payment requests will be PM'd today as well.


Increment 10

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ
4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX
6  LACE ME, YUP! SHORTS
7  HEP-A TAINTED TUNA

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES
2  NESCOVFEFE
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on June 13, 2017, 11:24:29 AM
Increments 8 & 9 and the extra View Martians all got shipped out today.

Increment 11 payment requests will be PM'd today as well.


Increment 10

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ
4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX
6  LACE ME, YUP! SHORTS
7  HEP-A TAINTED TUNA

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES
2  NESCOVFEFE

Increments 8 & 9 and the extra View Martians all got shipped out today. = Got Mine THX PATRICK!!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on June 13, 2017, 04:09:20 PM
Mine showed up yesterday. Thanks Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on June 13, 2017, 04:31:17 PM
Mine showed up yesterday. Thanks Patrick!

Same here.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 13, 2017, 09:32:55 PM
Increment 11

3 cards today, 2 for Economy and 1 for Premiere

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR

Increment 10

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ

4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX
6  LACE ME, YUP! SHORTS
7  HEP-A TAINTED TUNA

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES
2  NESCOVFEFE

Tracking shows all but two Increments 8 & 9 have arrived.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 20, 2017, 03:03:56 PM
Today saw the release of the Summer Time TV Set.
This is an 'Event' set, with no discount offered for bulk buy - and so they are not part of the Club.

Everyone is on their own with these.

So far a very light 2 week period for the Club, with only 2 to 3 cards depending.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 20, 2017, 07:11:02 PM
Increment 11 Week 2 underway

0 cards today

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER


Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR

Increment 10

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ

4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX
6  LACE ME, YUP! SHORTS
7  HEP-A TAINTED TUNA


Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES
2  NESCOVFEFE


Tracking shows one package in limbo, with covfefe flakes and nix.
and I've already received the 3 cards from last week.
I'll give it a couple days, and then file a missing mail incident. egad. I hope it's not lost.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 21, 2017, 03:20:25 PM
Increment 11 Week 2

2 cards today, 1 for Economy and 1 for Premiere

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER

3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR
2  PUTIN POWDER

Increment 10

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ

4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX
6  LACE ME, YUP! SHORTS
7  HEP-A TAINTED TUNA


Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES
2  NESCOVFEFE


Covfefe Flakes and Nix have found their way out of the Black Lodge and are now in transit.
Barring heavy street flooding, should have them by Friday
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on June 21, 2017, 03:56:50 PM
Totally psyched about Today's Economy Club card. OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!!  This one makes me extremely happy to be part of the ECO Club.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 22, 2017, 04:20:52 PM
Increment 11 Week 2

2 cards today, 1 for Economy and 1 for Premiere

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER

3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR
2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS

Increment 10

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  BROMPERS
2  WRINKLING AND BORING BROS.
3  BOTZ
4  COVFEFE FLAKES
5  NIX
6  LACE ME, YUP! SHORTS
7  HEP-A TAINTED TUNA


Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  IVANKA’S BOOZE-CICLES
2  NESCOVFEFE


finally!! got all the cards, will ship out tomorrow
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2017, 09:08:20 AM
Increment 10 cards went out to everyone this morning. Tracking #'s on request.

Also, since the just completed Increment 11 has so few cards, and I already had 3 of them, I made the executive decision to include them in the packages.
The remaining 4 cards of Increment 11 I'll include with the Increment 12 shipment later on down the line.

New dues this weekend. It's going to be another very light one. And no postage charge either.

Increment 11

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS - shipped
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER - shipped
3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR - shipped
2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS

Increment 10

shipped
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on June 24, 2017, 09:09:41 AM
I am quite comfortable with you making executive decisions!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on June 25, 2017, 11:07:52 AM
I am quite comfortable with you making executive decisions!
So say we all.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 25, 2017, 12:28:40 PM
So say we all.
cool. thanks.
it'll save everyone in the Club a few dollars and saves me the time of packing and mailing just a handful of cards
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on June 26, 2017, 02:40:55 PM
Got my shipment. Many thanks to Patrick. Your ongoing club efforts are greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 26, 2017, 03:52:27 PM
Got my shipment. Many thanks to Patrick. Your ongoing club efforts are greatly appreciated.
thanks to all of you as well for helping to keep this going for 5 months now.

and *all* 15 packages got delivered today. Really impressive work by the USPS, as they were just shipped on Saturday morning!!  :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 27, 2017, 04:05:05 PM
Increment 12 - Week 1 underway

4 titles to kick it off. Surprisingly large number of cards, mostly Premiere.
I hope this pace does not continue.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WOLF OF VINE STREET

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  NO TAPES TRUMP
2  MCDELAYED’S SLOTH POUNDER
3  NUTSIFYA COCONUT CHOLESTEROL

Increment 11

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS - shipped
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER - shipped
3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR - shipped
2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 28, 2017, 05:37:35 PM
Increment 12 - Week 1 underway

3 more titles. Only 2 days in and already 7 titles, as much as we had in the last 2 weeks.
I hope this pace does not continue.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WOLF OF VINE STREET
2  LYNCH LIGHTER

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  NO TAPES TRUMP
2  MCDELAYED’S SLOTH POUNDER
3  NUTSIFYA COCONUT CHOLESTEROL
4  CHARKEA GRAPE GRILLER BOWL
5  UNDERARM UNICORN ARMPIT HAIR DYE

Increment 11

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS - shipped
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER - shipped
3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR - shipped
2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 29, 2017, 03:16:53 PM
Increment 12 - Week 1

No new Club cards today.
July 4th Event set is out. Only available as a bundle  with the GPKs, no singles for sale.

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WOLF OF VINE STREET
2  LYNCH LIGHTER

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  NO TAPES TRUMP
2  MCDELAYED’S SLOTH POUNDER
3  NUTSIFYA COCONUT CHOLESTEROL
4  CHARKEA GRAPE GRILLER BOWL
5  UNDERARM UNICORN ARMPIT HAIR DYE

Increment 11

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS - shipped
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER - shipped
3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR - shipped
2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 07, 2017, 04:32:26 PM
Increment 12 - Week 2

No Club cards, or any cards at all, this week.
No Dues required this weekend.
Club members patiently holding their breathes and waiting for the other shoe to drop

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WOLF OF VINE STREET
2  LYNCH LIGHTER

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  NO TAPES TRUMP
2  MCDELAYED’S SLOTH POUNDER
3  NUTSIFYA COCONUT CHOLESTEROL
4  CHARKEA GRAPE GRILLER BOWL
5  UNDERARM UNICORN ARMPIT HAIR DYE

Increment 11

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS - shipped
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER - shipped
3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST


Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR - shipped
2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 11, 2017, 04:52:02 PM
All Increment 12 cards now in hand.
Very few cards for the economy club.
I was hoping to see how the new sets would work before shipping these out, to see if there'd be any benefit to combining old and new.
But we could all be waiting a while, so I'll be sending these out in the next day or so.

Increment 12
Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  WOLF OF VINE STREET
2  LYNCH LIGHTER


Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  NO TAPES TRUMP
2  MCDELAYED’S SLOTH POUNDER
3  NUTSIFYA COCONUT CHOLESTEROL
4  CHARKEA GRAPE GRILLER BOWL
5  UNDERARM UNICORN ARMPIT HAIR DYE


Increment 11

Economy Club - cards for everybody
1  DOLLARS & GREENBACKS - shipped
2  SEIN-X SANITIZER - shipped
3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST


Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few
1  PEACOCK LIQUOR - shipped
2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on July 11, 2017, 05:13:57 PM
Thanks for all you did for the bulk club. Regardless of the future- you went above beyond to unite this group and made ownership of the daily cards feasible for many who thought they were out of reach.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on July 11, 2017, 06:02:18 PM
Thanks for all you did for the bulk club. Regardless of the future- you went above beyond to unite this group and made ownership of the daily cards feasible for many who thought they were out of reach.

AMEN.

And, hopefully, there's more to come!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 14, 2017, 03:56:40 PM
Latest (last?) Buyer Club shipments have been sent.

It's been a good run! and I hope it can continue in some form or fashion.

Increment 11 & 12

Economy Club - cards for everybody
3  WAY-OUT PACKAGES 500TH ANNIVERSARY
4  STEVEFAST[/s]
1  WOLF OF VINE STREET
2  LYNCH LIGHTER

Premiere Club - additional titles for the select few

2  PUTIN POWDER
3  FAUX NEWS
1  NO TAPES TRUMP
2  MCDELAYED’S SLOTH POUNDER
3  NUTSIFYA COCONUT CHOLESTEROL
4  CHARKEA GRAPE GRILLER BOWL
5  UNDERARM UNICORN ARMPIT HAIR DYE
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on July 22, 2017, 02:44:53 PM
Arrived home from Vaca today to find my latest 4 card package waiting. Some pretty sweet cards in there to finish out the run.

Thanks to Patrick for all you have done.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 22, 2017, 04:53:00 PM
Thanks to Patrick for all you have done.
you're welcome. it was a good run.

I'm thinking if nothing shows up next week that has any kind of bulk buy benefit, then it's time to terminate the Club and pay out everyone's remaining Club balances.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: vahsurfer on July 23, 2017, 10:53:09 AM
Patrick - You da MAN!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on July 31, 2017, 09:02:17 AM
you're welcome. it was a good run.

I'm thinking if nothing shows up next week that has any kind of bulk buy benefit, then it's time to terminate the Club and pay out everyone's remaining Club balances.

Sounds good...and a great run!! THX AGAIN PATRICK!! Awesome Job!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 01, 2017, 06:13:51 PM
I just sent out everyone's remaining Club balance tonight.

And with that, the great 2017 Wacky Bulk Buyer's Club experiment comes to a close. 

All told, the Club saved us a combined $16,030 off of the full price for the cards. :great::great::great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on August 01, 2017, 06:27:04 PM
I just sent out everyone's remaining Club balance tonight.

And with that, the great 2017 Wacky Bulk Buyer's Club experiment comes to a close. 

All told, the Club saved us a combined $16,030 off of the full price for the cards. :great::great::great:

Received - thanks so much for everything, Patrick!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on August 01, 2017, 06:50:38 PM
Also received.

And thank you, Patrick, for all of your time, thought, and effort.  It was all greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: vahsurfer on August 01, 2017, 07:25:31 PM
You are THE MAN!

Richard!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Campy on August 01, 2017, 07:26:17 PM

  I was not a part of the buying club as I decided not to be the completist on these but now that they are done I am looking to pick up a few. To start I am looking for Robocorpse, Wolf, Sein-X, and D&G if anyone has extra they would like to trade or sell.

Thanks,
Mark B
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on August 01, 2017, 07:53:23 PM
I'll check my stash, see what I got.  Robocorpse may be tough, as it was part
of a set.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bandaches on August 01, 2017, 08:44:27 PM
I just sent out everyone's remaining Club balance tonight.

And with that, the great 2017 Wacky Bulk Buyer's Club experiment comes to a close. 

All told, the Club saved us a combined $16,030 off of the full price for the cards. :great::great::great:
Holy Crap dude, nice job!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: lucidjc on August 01, 2017, 10:50:05 PM
I'm afraid to ask how much the set was, even at the discounted price. Those are some crazy numbers!


Jim
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on August 02, 2017, 02:26:29 AM
I just sent out everyone's remaining Club balance tonight.

And with that, the great 2017 Wacky Bulk Buyer's Club experiment comes to a close. 

All told, the Club saved us a combined $16,030 off of the full price for the cards. :great::great::great:

Patrick,

Thanks for the the many hours of time you dedicated to the club. We all owe you!

Regards,  Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on August 02, 2017, 04:34:39 AM
I just sent out everyone's remaining Club balance tonight.

And with that, the great 2017 Wacky Bulk Buyer's Club experiment comes to a close. 

All told, the Club saved us a combined $16,030 off of the full price for the cards. :great::great::great:

Thanks again for running the club!  Your efforts are much appreciated.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on August 02, 2017, 01:53:29 PM
I just sent out everyone's remaining Club balance tonight.

And with that, the great 2017 Wacky Bulk Buyer's Club experiment comes to a close. 

All told, the Club saved us a combined $16,030 off of the full price for the cards. :great::great::great:

Got mine, thanks!

I've said it before, but I think it bears repeating: without you, I never would have bought these cards. I tried on my own, but gave up very early in the game. Your openness, efforts, and dedication allowed me to have a whole new collection of Wackys that I never would have had otherwise. I am certainly in your debt.

Thanks, friend!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 02, 2017, 04:46:01 PM
Holy Crap dude, nice job!
yeah, those $$$ added up surprisingly fast when topps started churning out a dozen cards each week!!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 02, 2017, 04:48:52 PM
Got mine, thanks!

I've said it before, but I think it bears repeating: without you, I never would have bought these cards. I tried on my own, but gave up very early in the game. Your openness, efforts, and dedication allowed me to have a whole new collection of Wackys that I never would have had otherwise. I am certainly in your debt.

Thanks, friend!
thanks everyone,

And I'm right there with you- running this Club was the only way I was going to keep buying those cards, as otherwise they were just too damn expensive. It was a fun endeavor and a great way to interact with a bunch of fellow collectors!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on August 02, 2017, 07:45:44 PM
Here, here!

On another note, even though the Club has ended, so has the bombardment of politics - phew! - for now.  Time to rest, regenerate, and let creativity follow a few other paths.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on August 02, 2017, 08:02:06 PM
Here, here!

On another note, even though the Club has ended, so has the bombardment of politics - phew! - for now.  Time to rest, regenerate, and let creativity follow a few other paths.

I truly hope they stop the political stuff.  How about some cereals or candy?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on August 03, 2017, 02:49:14 AM
I bet GPK fans are grateful for the break also.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Alexeirex on August 05, 2017, 11:00:42 PM
Thank you Mr Z!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 27, 2018, 04:19:07 PM
resurrecting the thread for the awesome Attacky Packages set now on sale.

they have bundles of 5 sets for $55, or just $11 a set, vs the $24.99 single price.

if there's enough interest in single set orders, I would buy some bundles and send them out like before (with $3.50 postage, they'd be $14.50 / set)

but also good FYI, if anyone was thinking of buying 2 sets at their full price of $50, I say go ahead and buy yourself the bundle for just $5 more and get 5 full sets instead!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on April 27, 2018, 05:34:55 PM
I would be in for a set. Two if more are needed.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Campy on April 27, 2018, 06:14:03 PM

I would take a set.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on April 27, 2018, 06:39:27 PM
resurrecting the thread for the awesome Attacky Packages set now on sale.

they have bundles of 5 sets for $55, or just $11 a set, vs the $24.99 single price.

if there's enough interest in single set orders, I would buy some bundles and send them out like before (with $3.50 postage, they'd be $14.50 / set)

but also good FYI, if anyone was thinking of buying 2 sets at their full price of $50, I say go ahead and buy yourself the bundle for just $5 more and get 5 full sets instead!

i will take 2 sets = bundle of 5 sets...thx dude!!!LMK

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Scheres on April 27, 2018, 06:48:53 PM
There's 10 cards but only 7 per set?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: ratchet007 on April 28, 2018, 01:45:42 AM
I would also take a set Patrick.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on April 28, 2018, 03:17:48 AM
I purchased a set yesterday so can't participate. Count me in for next time if there is a next time.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: JasonLiebig on April 28, 2018, 05:10:19 AM
So great to see Neil's work on these get turned into an official mini set!

https://www.topps.com/mars-attacks-wacky-packages-set.html
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 28, 2018, 05:26:54 AM
There's 10 cards but only 7 per set?
yep, those drop down menu listings are wrong in a couple ways. "(1) 7 card set for $19.99"? It's 10 cards and $24.99 on checkout.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 28, 2018, 06:26:22 AM
currently have enough interest for one bundle order of 5.

1 - Dr Sushi
1 - Campy
1 or 2 - Sc(o)ot
1 - ratchet007
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on April 28, 2018, 09:08:48 AM
I purchased a set yesterday so can't participate. Count me in for next time if there is a next time.

Andrew

Same here.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 28, 2018, 11:26:22 AM
Discount is now discontinued on the Topps site. No more buyer's club entries available.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bigtomi on April 28, 2018, 02:18:50 PM
Discount is now discontinued on the Topps site. No more buyer's club entries available.
Given all the errors on that ordering page, I'm wondering if they're going to give you the 5 sets at that price. Looked to me like someone screwed up royal [gasp!] and left that drop down by complete mistake (i.e. there never should have been any bulk discount). Will be interesting to see if Topps eats/honors it, if so.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Hustler08 on April 28, 2018, 03:32:40 PM
Given all the errors on that ordering page, I'm wondering if they're going to give you the 5 sets at that price. Looked to me like someone screwed up royal [gasp!] and left that drop down by complete mistake (i.e. there never should have been any bulk discount). Will be interesting to see if Topps eats/honors it, if so.

they will don't worry...
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 29, 2018, 05:51:16 AM
for FYI - everyone in the list below is covered with an order I made at the bundle price. Assuming Topps holds to it, you are all good. If they renege, there will be more posts to come. There's no rush, as they are on sale through Friday afternoon.

1 - Dr Sushi
1 - Campy
2 - Sc(o)ot
1 - ratchet007
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrSushi on April 29, 2018, 04:23:11 PM
for FYI - everyone in the list below is covered with an order I made at the bundle price. Assuming Topps holds to it, you are all good. If they renege, there will be more posts to come. There's no rush, as they are on sale through Friday afternoon.

1 - Dr Sushi
1 - Campy
2 - Sc(o)ot
1 - ratchet007

Thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 01, 2018, 11:07:20 AM
It’s been a day and a half into the work week, and no changes to the order. I think we’re good. I’ll keep watching just in case, but think everyone can breathe easy.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 14, 2018, 03:21:03 PM
I'm sure we're going to get the 80th anniversary Wacky wrapper some time in the near future, and just wanted to judge interest in a Bulk Buy for that card.

Individual cards from Topps are $8 and postage is free.

A bulk buy of 10 cards will bring the price down to $4.50 a card, and to cover postage, etc., maybe $.75, so $5.25 for a card.
This would be for shipping in a standard envelope in a top holder.
(could probably do 2 cards in one envelope (in separate top loaders) for $9.75.)

is that price difference worthwhile to pursue a bulk buy? 

would it matter if the image was the yellow die-cut wrapper and not the red first series wrapper?
would it matter if they botched the image like they botched the GPK wrapper?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 14, 2018, 04:04:30 PM
Would be interested in a single card, Patrick, unless it's really piss poor.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrSushi on May 14, 2018, 05:09:34 PM
I'd be in for one card regardless of quality/color.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on May 14, 2018, 09:34:12 PM
I'd be in for one.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on May 15, 2018, 03:11:59 AM
Count me in!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: cmgmd on May 15, 2018, 03:40:51 AM
Ditto
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on May 15, 2018, 04:02:48 AM
I'd be in for one card; even if it looks like it was created by a first day graphics student.

Andrew
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 15, 2018, 05:20:08 AM
thanks for replies. Looks like there's already enough to make a 10 card bulk buy a 'go'.

and if others are interested, we'll work towards a second lot.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Swiski on May 15, 2018, 09:32:28 AM
If there is a second batch of 10 ordered, please add me to the list!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 15, 2018, 10:19:55 AM
I’ll likely be ordering 2 sets anyways as I’d like to have some extras, so you’ll be covered.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: ratchet007 on May 15, 2018, 11:08:33 AM
I'd be in for 1 Patrick unless the quality was really poor.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on May 15, 2018, 01:19:25 PM
I'd be up for one as well.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bigtomi on May 15, 2018, 07:23:53 PM
I'd be in for at least one card.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Alexeirex on May 17, 2018, 11:47:29 AM
Please put me up for 2 cards -
Alex
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on May 17, 2018, 12:08:32 PM
I'm in for one card, thanks Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bwing on June 19, 2018, 01:38:22 PM
As a potential "80th anniversary Wacky Wrapper" card has been mentioned in this thread before, I thought I would discuss it here.

Does everyone expect there to be one?  I keep following the offerings and still nothing.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on June 19, 2018, 03:09:47 PM
How could they not include wackies in the 80th wrapper set?  There will be at least one is my sense.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 19, 2018, 03:28:41 PM
there are still tons of wrappers to go:  battlestar galactica, buck rogers, moonraker, star wars, and on and on. they'll get there eventually
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: crackedjerk on July 16, 2018, 07:07:11 PM
How could they not include wackies in the 80th wrapper set?  There will be at least one is my sense.

I would have to think they'd include one for sure.  I'd love to get the 10 by 14 (or whatever size).  There are actually a number of wrappers, both sport and non-sport that I would like to buy.  But $8 each (plus shipping, unless that's included) strikes me as pretty high unless it one I really wanted, like Wackys.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on August 29, 2018, 04:02:30 AM
there are still tons of wrappers to go:  battlestar galactica, buck rogers, moonraker, star wars, and on and on. they'll get there eventually

I keep checking the 80th Anniversary Wrapper Set every Tuesday, and still no Wacky.  "The Brady Bunch" wrapper is up this week, and that's a tough one to get for real, but it's kind of ugly.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on August 29, 2018, 01:28:23 PM
Just a criket parade at Topps when it comes to Wackies.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 13, 2018, 04:37:00 PM
Topps definitely saved the best for last - releasing the Wacky Packages red wrapper on the 38th and final week of the 80th year wrapper releases.

I'm planning to do the bulk buy of the Wacky Packages card in a day or so, but since it's been 6 months since I first brought up this idea, I want to double check with everyone.
My current (updated) list is below, for those that wanted this card.

If you've changed your mind, and want to jump off, let me know. Otherwise, I'll assume everyone is still good and buy accordingly.

And also, if you're not on the list, and want to jump in, let me know.

I'm expecting it to run $4.50 +$.75 for postage for one card in a basic envelope
(and $9.75 for two cards)

baked bears
drsushi
sco(o)t
rawgoo
cmgmd (2)
koduck
swiski
ratchet007
Brian Mc
brute88 (2)
Alexeirex (2)
quas
zenergizer (2)
Todd

https://www.topps.com/shop-entertainment-brands/80thanniversary/80th-anniversary-cards/80th-anniversary-wrapper-art-card-112.html
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: koduck on November 13, 2018, 05:08:18 PM
Yep, I'm still in!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on November 13, 2018, 05:15:14 PM
I must have blacked out on this one, you're doing a bulk buy of the whole set? 

Definitely count me in, if I'm not too late?

Thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 13, 2018, 05:33:11 PM
I must have blacked out on this one, you're doing a bulk buy of the whole set? 

Definitely count me in, if I'm not too late?

Thanks!

This is Just for the one card, the wacky wrapper.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: DrDeal on November 13, 2018, 06:09:45 PM
I got the WP Wrapper Poster. Its on card stock with info about the series on the bottom. Pretty cool. I wonder who purchased the 1/1 Gold version?
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: bigtomi on November 13, 2018, 07:14:20 PM
If you've changed your mind, and want to jump off, let me know.
Patrick, as you mention, it had been a while and I'd forgotten I'd signed up for this. You can strike me from the list. Thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: cmgmd on November 14, 2018, 02:42:50 AM
Still in.  Thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Swiski on November 14, 2018, 04:18:56 AM
I'm still in too...Thank you for organizing the group order!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on November 14, 2018, 04:45:18 AM
gotcha, still count me in if possible?

Thanks!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 14, 2018, 05:10:26 AM
gotcha, still count me in if possible?

Thanks!
had a couple drop offs, so no problem, you're in the list
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on November 14, 2018, 06:07:55 AM
muchos thank you-os!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on November 14, 2018, 07:18:08 AM
I almost forgot about this, it's been so long. I'm still in though.

Edit: no wonder I forgot, I replied to this thread on May 15. Six months ago! LOL
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 17, 2018, 06:05:17 AM
A couple 10 packs have been ordered to cover the bulk buy for the group.
it'll probably be two weeks before I receive them and can ship them out.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on November 17, 2018, 06:42:45 AM
A couple 10 packs have been ordered to cover the bulk buy for the group.
it'll probably be two weeks before I receive them and can ship them out.

Thanks, Patrick.  Very much appreciated!

Please give the cost and I"ll PayPal my payment, as well as my address.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: ratchet007 on November 18, 2018, 04:08:17 AM
Thanks Patrick. LMK when to pay.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Zenergizer on November 18, 2018, 07:46:11 AM
yes, let me know what I need to do when you want to do what you want us to do....er, you get it....
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 01, 2018, 06:56:11 AM
Topps has finally shipped the bulk card lot!
PM's sent to everyone on the list above for the dues

there are some cards available if anyone is looking, @ $5.25 pp
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on December 04, 2018, 01:45:32 PM
Topps has finally shipped the bulk card lot!
PM's sent to everyone on the list above for the dues

there are some cards available if anyone is looking, @ $5.25 pp

I’d like one if there’s one available. I can PayPal you the cost. Just need the address to sent it to if one is available.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Alexeirex on December 04, 2018, 03:10:34 PM
Topps has finally shipped the bulk card lot!
PM's sent to everyone on the list above for the dues

there are some cards available if anyone is looking, @ $5.25 pp

Thanks Fanactical!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 04, 2018, 03:26:03 PM
I’d like one if there’s one available. I can PayPal you the cost. Just need the address to sent it to if one is available.
yes, a couple are still available.
sending PM
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 04, 2018, 03:28:11 PM
FYI looks like the Wednesday Federal holiday is pushing my delivery date from Friday to Monday for receipt of the cards
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 11, 2018, 06:05:38 AM
FYI for the bulk buy team, cards were received and everyone’s Wacky card was sent out this morning
Enjoy!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: ratchet007 on December 11, 2018, 12:08:17 PM
Thanks Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on December 11, 2018, 12:28:03 PM
Thanks again!  Most appreciated!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on December 11, 2018, 03:00:09 PM
Yay. Thanks Patrick!

I did order a poster separately... I rather like it  :great:
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on December 12, 2018, 02:52:58 PM
FYI for the bulk buy team, cards were received and everyone’s Wacky card was sent out this morning
Enjoy!

Thanks.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: ratchet007 on December 14, 2018, 08:27:43 AM
Thanks Patrick!

Received the card in the mail today. Everything safe and sound.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on December 16, 2018, 07:07:12 AM
Card showed up today. Thanks again Patrick!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: sco(o)t on December 16, 2018, 05:56:32 PM
Mine also arrived safe and sound on Saturday.
Title: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 03, 2020, 01:01:24 PM
resurrecting this thread of old, from the gory days of daily wacky cards...

the recent announcement of weekly doses of Wackys had me thinking of bulk buying again, and wondering if it could be done.
Taking the recent GPK releases for examples though, they mostly have no bulk discount at all.
But some have had a 10% discount - the GPK weekly holiday sets, which I think are the direct comparator here.

Examining this best case of a 10% discount, a bulk buying plan is just not worth it for single set buyers. A set is probably going to be $14.99, so even if four weeks of cards were accumulated, the total savings still ($6 in this example) would barely break the cost postage. Better off just buying them direct with free postage.

The bulk buy savings is almost worth the effort though if everyone that was buying was getting multiple sets (2, 3 or more). Of course, everyone would have to wait weeks before getting cards for the maximum benefit, so there is that too.

Just some ruminating on my part.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Brian Mc on May 03, 2020, 01:42:16 PM
The gory days HaHa!

  I, for one, don't mind waiting, if it helps the greater good. I would also commit to 2 sets.

Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on May 03, 2020, 02:35:44 PM
I don't mind waiting.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Swiski on May 03, 2020, 02:38:58 PM
I'd be on board for this as well!
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: vahsurfer on May 03, 2020, 03:14:13 PM
Me as well!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Alexeirex on May 03, 2020, 04:29:13 PM
Weekly doses of Wackys??? Count me in -
A
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: drono on May 04, 2020, 03:44:21 AM
I might be interested
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Campy on May 04, 2020, 10:18:48 AM
I may be interested as well.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: quas on May 04, 2020, 10:19:29 AM
I may be interested as well.

Same here --- let's see what this Wednesday brings....
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: cmgmd on May 04, 2020, 10:49:57 AM
Ditto
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Baked Bears on May 04, 2020, 11:29:19 AM
Same here --- let's see what this Wednesday brings....

 I agree.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Swiski on May 06, 2020, 10:15:27 AM
Looks like the buyers club for the new Wacky Wednesdays aren't worth the effort. We'd be saving just a couple bucks and you can only order 10.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:32:59 AM
The only way for it to be worthwhile is with a 2 pack minimum per person for all 4 weeks

But with so many chase cards, I’m sure it’ll create more chaos than it’s worth for folks to save just a few $ a month
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2020, 10:34:58 AM
The only way for it to be worthwhile is with a 2 pack minimum per person for all 4 weeks

But with so many chase cards, I’m sure it’ll create more chaos than it’s worth for folks to save just a few $ a month

Not to mention the time and effort for you to keep track of everything!   >(   I think we're all on our own.
Title: Re: WP Print-on-Demand Bulk Buyer's Club
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 04:59:41 PM
Not to mention the time and effort for you to keep track of everything!   >(   I think we're all on our own.
Concur.
Besides being a low $ benefit for the effort, not even 25˘ a card, the killer is the Wonky Package.
Everyone wants one, and if the distribution is, well, wonky, then there might not be enough for each club member to get one. I don’t want to be in that position.

The Bulk Buyer Club remains closed for now.