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Title: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 01, 2018, 03:28:38 PM
Well, September is here! And you know what that means...October is just around the corner...and that means Halloween will be here before you know it! So, what would the season be without a little treat for the forum faithful?! Presenting "Cleanup On Aisle 13", a new series featuring some of your favorite haunted products! Lots more details to come but here's a promo peek for the not-so faint of heart. Enjoy!
(https://s15.postimg.cc/5ionvlxav/CA13_Promo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ionvlxav/)

UPDATE 9/29/18:
Halloween "Cleanup On Aisle 13" 2018 Ordering Information:

Now that October is almost here, it's time for some Halloween fun! So, to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday, I'm offering an
all new series of product parody cards, called "Cleanup On Aisle 13"! They're based on some of your favorite candy aisle
products, but with a sinister twist - it's like candy gone bad (but in a good way)! And this year, I've decided to get some of my favorite artist friends to join in and make the set even more fun! "Cleanup On Aisle 13" features all new art by Jason Crosby, Robert Jimenez, Chad Scheres and myself as well as the outstanding writing of Paul Harris, Robert Hall and Mike DePaz!!! I think you'll agree, this is going to be one helluva set!
 
Here's the nuts and bolts of this year's release:

* Limited Edition of 150 packs!
* Wacky Forum Exclusive Release (members must have registered on wackypackagesforum.com prior to June 1, 2018).
* 6 collectible cards
* 2 bonus cards to collect
* 1  hand-drawn sketch card (randomly inserted in packs)
* Souvenir Wrapper
* + More Surprises!!!
* Sale Date Begins: SATURDAY, October 6, 2018 at Midnight (Eastern Time) and ends when sets are sold out.
* Ship Date: October 24, 2018.

$9.50 per pack (includes 1st class shipping to continental US). $18.00 per 2 pack purchase. $26.50 for a 3 pack purchase.

To order, send me your request in a PM and indicate how many packs you would like. Limit 3 packs per household. Available on a first come/first serve basis. I will send you a confirmation letter with payment information.

Details are subject to change, but this should give everyone a good idea of what the sets will consist of. I'll post more info and
pics) as we get closer to the release date!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Brian Mc on September 01, 2018, 05:10:29 PM
Bring it on!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: lucidjc on September 01, 2018, 05:33:21 PM
I've got Cash, Credit and Crypto...Release the Kraken!



Jim
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on September 01, 2018, 05:38:48 PM
Release the Kraken!

I second that!

Really looking forward to these treats!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: paulygsparodies on September 01, 2018, 05:47:17 PM
So, you're spoofing more than just candy this Halloween, huh? This oughtta be good.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: DrSushi on September 01, 2018, 07:49:11 PM
I see "Special De K" on the shelf - outstanding  :00123101:
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: mlmtf6 on September 02, 2018, 12:29:52 AM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so glad you decided to do another one this year  :great:
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: NationalSpittoon on September 02, 2018, 06:35:11 AM
Looks good!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 02, 2018, 10:41:14 AM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so glad you decided to do another one this year  :great:

Me too ;) ! Halloween wouldn't be the same without something fun to collect!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Swiski on September 02, 2018, 11:42:25 AM
I'm extremely happy, but why is Topps allowing you to do parodies this year, where last year you had to cancel your Halloween parodies last minute?!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: vahsurfer on September 02, 2018, 11:45:53 AM
Can not wait!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 02, 2018, 01:34:39 PM
I'm extremely happy, but why is Topps allowing you to do parodies this year, where last year you had to cancel your Halloween parodies last minute?!

I can understand why you're curious, and although I would prefer to avoid politics in this thread, I will say this: The concerns over last year's Halloween set stemmed from one individual who evidently didn't like the idea of me producing them and contacted Topps about it.  Topps main concern was over what they perceived as similarities to the Wacky Packages look. There was a lot of points discussed and we maintained good communications, even if we didn't agree on every point. Ultimately, both parties agreed that it was in our best interest if I focused on my work with Topps. So, out of respect, I decided to cancel the 2017 Halloween set and continue working on Topps brands. For the 2018 Halloween release, I intentionally created a set with an entirely different identity, including the name and logo. But however unique it may be, my goal is to maintain a high degree of humor and artistic style that fans will find worthy of collecting for many Halloweens to come...

Enjoy!
Neil

PS - I have a special request: I'd like to focus on the new 2018 release in this thread, so if you want to comment further about last year's release, feel free to do so in a related discussion that can be found in the 2017 thread. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: crackedjerk on September 02, 2018, 02:45:06 PM
I can understand why you're curious, and although I would prefer to avoid politics in this thread, I will say this: The concerns over last year's Halloween set stemmed from one individual who evidently didn't like the idea of me producing them and contacted Topps about it.  Topps main concern was over what they perceived as similarities to the Wacky Packages look. There was a lot of points discussed and we maintained good communications, even if we didn't agree on every point. Ultimately, both parties agreed that it was in our best interest if I focused on my work with Topps. So, out of respect, I decided to cancel the 2017 Halloween set and continue working on Topps brands. For the 2018 Halloween release, I intentionally created a set with an entirely different identity, including the name and logo. But however unique it may be, my goal is to maintain a high degree of humor and artistic style that fans will find worthy of collecting for many Halloweens to come...

Enjoy!
Neil

PS - I have a special request: I'd like to focus on the new 2018 release in this thread, so if you want to comment further about last year's release, feel free to do so in a related discussion that can be found in the 2017 thread. Thanks in advance!

Thanks for the explanation, Neil, and more importantly, your spirit in keeping Wackys alive! 
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 03, 2018, 04:22:29 AM
Me too ;) ! Halloween wouldn't be the same without something fun to collect!

You got that right. Thanks.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: sco(o)t on September 03, 2018, 11:07:31 AM
 :00123101: :0012392: :0012393: :0012395: :0012395: :0012398:

 :1rij: :1rij: :1rij:
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Zenergizer on September 03, 2018, 11:51:06 AM
looks great, Neil!  I may have to give up waiting in the Pumpkin Patch this year for the Great Pumpkin
and wait for these instead!

Although I do think this could be the year the Great Pumpkin shows up.... I think I've been good.... yes?

Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Jean Nutty on September 03, 2018, 12:38:35 PM
That's frighteningly great news!

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Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 03, 2018, 12:45:32 PM
Paper, plastic or BYOB, I'm there! Great news!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: cardnut on September 03, 2018, 06:08:56 PM
Most excellent news!! Can't wait for these Halloween treats! Going door to door was never as much fun as the anticipation of your great creations is. Thanks for all your efforts. And they don't A) cause cavities or B) pull fillings from previous Halloween candy binges.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 05, 2018, 06:37:49 AM
...they don't A) cause cavities or B) pull fillings from previous Halloween candy binges.

unless you eat them ;)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Rictor on September 10, 2018, 03:23:38 PM
I don't check the forums much, but came by as it was the time of year for a Halloween set.  I hope I don't miss it.  I was sad when last year's set didn't happen.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 10, 2018, 06:43:50 PM
I don't check the forums much, but came by as it was the time of year for a Halloween set.  I hope I don't miss it.  I was sad when last year's set didn't happen.

Glad you checked in! And no, you didn't miss it! I'll be posting more throughout September, so keep your eyes peeled.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: HENRY.R on September 12, 2018, 11:32:17 PM
Just logged in,great news I'm in,always great to see your awesome art work. :great: :great: :great:
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 23, 2018, 03:05:28 PM
Hi all,

Great news! I've got some wacky friends helping out with this year's release - some familiar names and a few new ones! Should be a horrifyingly fun set! I'll be posting ordering info this week, so keep your eyes peeled!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Brian Mc on September 23, 2018, 06:53:57 PM
I'll be posting ordering info this week, so keep your eyes peeled!
I will!

(https://i.postimg.cc/K4k2ZZKt/IMG_20180923_215053.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K4k2ZZKt)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: quas on September 23, 2018, 07:41:00 PM
Hi all,

Great news! I've got some wacky friends helping out with this year's release - some familiar names and a few new ones! Should be a horrifyingly fun set! I'll be posting ordering info this week, so keep your eyes peeled!

Can't wait!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on September 23, 2018, 08:36:28 PM
WAHOO!!!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: lucidjc on September 24, 2018, 01:12:17 AM
Aint not nobody better be messin wit my Halloweenin this year!!!



Grrrrrr



Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Swiski on September 24, 2018, 08:12:20 AM
Hip Hip Horroray!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Duznt on September 24, 2018, 09:44:25 AM
Woohoo! Looking forward to this Halloween treat Neil.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: 6_Fooey_Ounces on September 27, 2018, 06:51:40 AM


(https://i.postimg.cc/bGC7H6R4/excited-dog-gif-9.gif) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on September 29, 2018, 07:12:33 AM
With these artist types, it's always the same thing: delays and a complete disregard for the little man.  Instead, it's always attending gallery premieres, off to gala luncheons to hobnob with celebrities, then back by five to have cocktails with Jack Nicholson and Alice Walton.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: RawGoo on September 29, 2018, 10:40:37 AM
Nah. I think Neil has locked himself in his private "sketchatorium" and will not surface until he has created enough masterpieces to make this set the best it can be!

I think he mentioned other artists helping, so there may be some coordinating and mailing going on.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 29, 2018, 11:59:17 AM
Hey Halloweensters! No need to fret! There's an update coming later this weekend! Just coordinating some last minute details before we get the party started!

Keep those eyes peeled!

Neil
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: mlmtf6 on September 29, 2018, 03:07:49 PM
 :great: :great: :great: :great: :great: :great:
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on September 30, 2018, 08:19:27 AM
Looking forward to it! ;)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: vahsurfer on September 30, 2018, 08:41:38 AM
I have faith .... The Scariest Duck of all may appear!

#StayWacky
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on September 30, 2018, 09:48:06 AM
I think there might be some gooey Bubble Gum in this set.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 30, 2018, 03:15:57 PM
Halloween "Cleanup On Aisle 13" 2018 Ordering Information:

Now that October is almost here, it's time for some Halloween fun! So, to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday, I'm offering an
all new series of product parody cards, called "Cleanup On Aisle 13"! They're based on some of your favorite candy aisle
products, but with a sinister twist - it's like candy gone bad (but in a good way)! And this year, I've decided to get some of my favorite artist friends to join in and make the set even more fun! "Cleanup On Aisle 13" features all new art by Jason Crosby, Robert Jimenez, Chad Scheres and myself as well as the outstanding writing of Paul Harris, Robert Hall and Mike DePaz!!! I think you'll agree, this is going to be one helluva set!
 
Here's the nuts and bolts of this year's release:

* Limited Edition of 150 packs!
* Wacky Forum Exclusive Release (members must have registered on wackypackagesforum.com prior to June 1, 2018).
* 6 collectible cards
* 2 bonus cards to collect
* 1  hand-drawn sketch card (randomly inserted in packs)
* Souvenir Wrapper
* + More Surprises!!!
* Sale Date Begins: SATURDAY, October 6, 2018 at Midnight (Eastern Time) and ends when sets are sold out.
* Ship Date: October 24, 2018.

$9.50 per pack (includes 1st class shipping to continental US). $18.00 per 2 pack purchase. $26.50 for a 3 pack purchase.

To order, send me your request in a PM and indicate how many packs you would like. Limit 3 packs per household. Available on a first come/first serve basis. I will send you a confirmation letter with payment information.

Details are subject to change, but this should give everyone a good idea of what the sets will consist of. I'll post more info and
pics) as we get closer to the release date!


Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: NationalSpittoon on September 30, 2018, 03:23:16 PM
I don't know if I just skipped over it but - how many cards are there per pack?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on September 30, 2018, 03:27:20 PM
I'm in. Let the countdown to Oct 7 begin!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: bigtomi on September 30, 2018, 04:54:56 PM
$9.50 per pack.
$18.00 per 2 pack purchase.
$27.50 for a 3 pack purchase.
Sounds great, Neil, but is that pricing schedule correct? You save a dollar if you buy two packs, but nothing further if you buy three? Just verifying...
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Dr.M on September 30, 2018, 05:32:28 PM
So does 1 pack contain a complete set?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 30, 2018, 06:01:48 PM
Sounds great, Neil, but is that pricing schedule correct? You save a dollar if you buy two packs, but nothing further if you buy three? Just verifying...

Thanks for pointing that out! It should be $26.50 for 3 packs. I revised the post to reflect this.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on September 30, 2018, 06:02:32 PM
So does 1 pack contain a complete set?
[/quote

Typically, it takes 3 packs to get a complete set, since there are some cards that are randomly inserted
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Dr.M on September 30, 2018, 07:19:00 PM
Thank you! Canít wait for the set. Count me in for 3 packs! :)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: bludevilok on September 30, 2018, 10:37:35 PM
So, I'm assuming this is the midnight that separates Saturday from Sunday. (One could argue that Oct. 7 midnight would be the midnight that separates Sunday from Monday, and I don't want to miss out!)  How exactly do we "buy" them? Do we PM you and tell you how many we want at that time?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 01, 2018, 04:35:12 AM
So, I'm assuming this is the midnight that separates Saturday from Sunday. (One could argue that Oct. 7 midnight would be the midnight that separates Sunday from Monday, and I don't want to miss out!)  How exactly do we "buy" them? Do we PM you and tell you how many we want at that time?

Yes, to clarify, the sale starts Saturday evening. To order,  send me your request in a PM and indicate how many packs you would like.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: jleonard1967 on October 01, 2018, 01:52:27 PM
I will be in for 3 packs
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 02, 2018, 05:53:17 AM
I'm proud to announce a couple of new additions to the writing team for "Cleanup On Aisle 13": Robert Hall and Mike DePaz!!!They're both familiar faces on the forum and incredibly talented writers! I know you're going to enjoy their work!

Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on October 04, 2018, 03:02:13 PM
Halloween "Cleanup On Aisle 13" 2018 Ordering Information:

Now that October is almost here, it's time for some Halloween fun! So, to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday, I'm offering an
all new series of product parody cards, called "Cleanup On Aisle 13"! They're based on some of your favorite candy aisle
products, but with a sinister twist - it's like candy gone bad (but in a good way)! And this year, I've decided to get some of my favorite artist friends to join in and make the set even more fun! "Cleanup On Aisle 13" features all new art by Jason Crosby, Robert Jimenez, Chad Scheres and myself as well as the outstanding writing of Paul Harris, Robert Hall and Mike DePaz!!! I think you'll agree, this is going to be one helluva set!
 
Here's the nuts and bolts of this year's release:

* Limited Edition of 150 packs!
* Wacky Forum Exclusive Release (members must have registered on wackypackagesforum.com prior to June 1, 2018).
* 6 collectible cards
* 2 bonus cards to collect
* 1  hand-drawn sketch card (randomly inserted in packs)
* Souvenir Wrapper
* + More Surprises!!!
* Sale Date Begins: SATURDAY, October 6, 2018 at Midnight (Eastern Time) and ends when sets are sold out.
* Ship Date: October 24, 2018.

$9.50 per pack (includes 1st class shipping to continental US). $18.00 per 2 pack purchase. $26.50 for a 3 pack purchase.

To order, send me your request in a PM and indicate how many packs you would like. Limit 3 packs per household. Available on a first come/first serve basis. I will send you a confirmation letter with payment information.

Details are subject to change, but this should give everyone a good idea of what the sets will consist of. I'll post more info and
pics) as we get closer to the release date!

Canít wait!😃
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: crackedjerk on October 04, 2018, 08:02:13 PM
Thanks for the info, Neil, and the set!  Just to be clear, we can't PM you now with an order for three packs, we have to wait until late Saturday evening (11:00 PM Central for me) to tell you we want them?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 05, 2018, 03:47:13 AM
Thanks for the info, Neil, and the set!  Just to be clear, we can't PM you now with an order for three packs, we have to wait until late Saturday evening (11:00 PM Central for me) to tell you we want them?

Technically, yes. Of course, you can wait until Sunday morning, but I can't guarantee that any sets will be left. Besides, it's a lot more fun to stay up late 'til midnight!  >:D >:D
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on October 06, 2018, 09:02:32 AM
Midnight Madness Tonight!  Be there or be scared you will miss out on a great release that does not cost you too much. Thanks Neil. You Made Halloween!

Yes, thanks in advance Neil!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 06, 2018, 04:55:16 PM
It's eeeerily quiet around here. Must be the quiet before a storm...
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: zerostreet on October 06, 2018, 05:02:34 PM
It's eeeerily quiet around here. Must be the quiet before a storm...

So how about some sneak peeks!  >:D
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 06, 2018, 06:29:37 PM
OK, just promise not to tell anyone ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wyZq2MrW/H18_PROMO_B_FLAT_L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wyZq2MrW)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Hustler08 on October 06, 2018, 07:07:07 PM
OK, just promise not to tell anyone ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wyZq2MrW/H18_PROMO_B_FLAT_L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wyZq2MrW)

Neil that is awesome!! THX Again!! Hallowed Eve Lives!!! >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Hustler08 on October 06, 2018, 07:08:22 PM
Neil that is awesome!! THX Again!! Hallowed Eve Lives!!! >:D >:D >:D

Watching the YANKEES ( Game 2) - I know i will be up until midnight then!! :] :] :]
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: lucidjc on October 06, 2018, 08:15:43 PM
OK, just promise not to tell anyone ;)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wyZq2MrW/H18_PROMO_B_FLAT_L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wyZq2MrW)

I am salivating like Pavlov's Dog!!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Hustler08 on October 06, 2018, 09:00:43 PM
I am salivating like Pavlov's Dog!!!

sent for 3 sets!!  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Swiski on October 06, 2018, 09:01:41 PM
Me too!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: ratchet007 on October 06, 2018, 09:01:48 PM
Is it time yet?  Just kidding, I sent for three also.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on October 06, 2018, 09:02:01 PM
sent for 3 sets!!  >:D >:D >:D
Me too! PM sent. Thanks Neil.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: lucidjc on October 06, 2018, 09:03:18 PM
I'm in.  Now I have to clean up all this saliva. CLEAN UP ON AISLE 13...
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: cardnut on October 06, 2018, 09:03:43 PM
I'm in for 3. PM sent as well.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on October 06, 2018, 09:08:58 PM
I'm in for 3. PM sent. Thanks Neil!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: cmgmd on October 06, 2018, 09:10:57 PM
3 for me as well.  PM sent.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Dr.M on October 06, 2018, 09:13:16 PM
3 for me too! PM sent.

Thanks Neil!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: rdsjnk on October 06, 2018, 09:15:35 PM
3 for me also. PM sent

Thanks Neil!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Jean Nutty on October 06, 2018, 09:19:50 PM
Thanks for cooking up another scary Halloween Neil!

           (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/eb/5b/a7/eb5ba7ef89d37b3b2bdfac51492d2231.gif)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 06, 2018, 09:36:59 PM
Happy to oblige! Cleanup On Aisle 13 is the best way I know to celebrate the holiday! And many thanks to all of the artists and writers who lent their talent to this year's release! I'll be posting more details in the coming weeks.

Happy Halloween!!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: jleonard1967 on October 06, 2018, 10:40:41 PM
I am down for 3
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: vahsurfer on October 06, 2018, 11:55:25 PM
3 SETS to #StayWacky
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: RawGoo on October 06, 2018, 11:57:43 PM
I fell asleep  :-[   Hopefully there were still a few left when I woke up a at 2:12   >(
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 07, 2018, 04:40:46 AM
I fell asleep  :-[   Hopefully there were still a few left when I woke up a at 2:12   >(

Ha! That's just about when i was got to bed! And yes, I've got 3 packs reserved for you!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Jean Nutty on October 07, 2018, 05:23:22 AM
Thanks to those who volunteered to help clean up after the midnight madness party.

  (http://i68.tinypic.com/15mcvtl.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 07, 2018, 09:22:52 AM
That's why we  call it "Cleanup On Aisle 13"! ;)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on October 07, 2018, 10:49:44 AM
It's nice to know that some holiday (and Wacky) traditions are not lost.  Thanks to everyone who made this long-awaited set a reality, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: sco(o)t on October 07, 2018, 03:33:08 PM
Ha! That's just about when i was got to bed! And yes, I've got 3 packs reserved for you!

Don't feel bad... I started to watch SNL to carry me over until midnight and fell asleep on my recliner and didn't wake up until 8 am since everyone else had gone up to bed. I think this is mostly a comment on old age and secondy on how uninteresting SNL was. I was glad that Neil reassured me there were still packs available. Saw a comment recently, "I used to sneak out to go to parties and stay out late. Now I sneak out of parties to go home early".
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: RawGoo on October 07, 2018, 03:43:10 PM
Don't feel bad... I started to watch SNL to carry me over until midnight and fell asleep on my recliner and didn't wake up until 8 am since everyone else had gone up to bed. I think this is mostly a comment on old age and secondy on how uninteresting SNL was. I was glad that Neil reassured me there were still packs available. Saw a comment recently, "I used to sneak out to go to parties and stay out late. Now I sneak out of parties to go home early".

I love the party comment!!

I have started falling asleep earlier in the evening, but, sadly, I then wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. I've been up since basically 2am...ÖÖ  When the Hallmark channel changes to all Christmas in two weeks, I'm gonna miss Frasier in the middle of the night.  I refuse to watch those movies, especially for two solid months.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 14, 2018, 06:42:43 AM
OK, last call for "Cleanup On Aisle 13"! For anyone who's interested and hasn't placed their orders yet, please do so today! And for those who have already placed their orders, please send me your contact if you haven't already - thanks!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: paulygsparodies on October 16, 2018, 03:00:58 PM
Can anyone please give us another taste of this year's halloween set?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: FourRoses on October 19, 2018, 01:44:46 PM
All gone I assume?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Choke_Wagon on October 23, 2018, 10:20:37 PM
I'm proud to announce a couple of new additions to the writing team for "Cleanup On Aisle 13": Robert Hall and Mike DePaz!!!They're both familiar faces on the forum and incredibly talented writers! I know you're going to enjoy their work!

I'm always behind the scenes but honored to be working with such a fantastic talent like you Neil!

Back to lurk mode >(

Mike DePaz
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 24, 2018, 03:04:08 PM
Just received my first Halloween Trick or Treat for the season

(https://i.postimg.cc/B6MRVTPF/13.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Swiski on October 24, 2018, 03:34:39 PM
Just received my first Halloween Trick or Treat for the season

(https://i.postimg.cc/B6MRVTPF/13.jpg)

Got mine today too! What's that orange card in the back? I didn't get one of those.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 24, 2018, 03:49:38 PM
Got mine today too! What's that orange card in the back? I didn't get one of those.
an orange slip of paper with special thanks and the artist/writer credits. seems like that would be in everyone's envelope
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 24, 2018, 04:18:20 PM
Yes, everyone should have gotten the thank you note. Swiski, I just sent you a pm
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: FourRoses on October 24, 2018, 04:20:40 PM
The wrapping looks too good to open.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: crackedjerk on October 24, 2018, 05:15:12 PM
D'oh!  I'm sorry I missed out!  I'm just too removed from Wacky World these days with Topps not doing much of anything with Wackys.  Thanks, Neil, for your continued support and enthusiasm for Wackys and us fans!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Rictor on October 24, 2018, 05:29:28 PM
Okay, so here are the cards I got.  The first 2 packs had 3 cards each and the third pack had 3 cards and a sketch, for a total of 10 cards.  The sketch is by Jason Crosby.


Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Rictor on October 24, 2018, 05:33:51 PM
Better view of the sketch.

(https://i.postimg.cc/SJDfBfZp/20181024-202632.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJDfBfZp)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Rabid Shaver on October 24, 2018, 05:52:06 PM
Hi All ..... I too have a Gooey Louie ......and yes I'm having a Dr. look into it  :great:

Awesome Treat!!   Big thank you to all involved.  Peeled Sticker off one package and put on Card stock,

2.)  opened one carefully through back (to preserve the package)
3) .....and just tore one open like a little Kid. (i'm 54) great feeling.




(https://i.postimg.cc/XZ6N1tHn/IMG.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XZ6N1tHn)

                                                                                               --  Chad Scheres
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Jean Nutty on October 25, 2018, 12:09:14 AM
I've cracked my packs, and am enjoying the Halloween 2018 set!

Here's my very nice sketch, by Chad Scheres

   (http://i63.tinypic.com/o9qxs9.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: ratchet007 on October 25, 2018, 04:15:34 AM
I haven't received mine yet. Maybe in today's mail.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Swiski on October 25, 2018, 04:57:11 AM
Here's my lovely ROTS sketch card by Neil Camera!

(https://i.postimg.cc/RN6L106K/IMG-20181025-065256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RN6L106K)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on October 25, 2018, 12:37:49 PM
Got mine Thanks!! But if any of you hate Brain Blo or Gooey Looie don't blame Paul. Those are both mine, concept and art.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 25, 2018, 04:26:56 PM
Got mine Thanks!! But if any of you hate Brain Blo or Gooey Looie don't blame Paul. Those are both mine, concept and art.

My apologies Chad! The Artist/Writers card should have credited you as the writer (not Paul) for "Brain Blo" and "Gooey Looie"! For what it's worth, you did outstanding work on both titles!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: RawGoo on October 25, 2018, 05:30:54 PM
I'm hoping for tomorrow!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Pupsi-Cola on October 25, 2018, 06:53:43 PM
I'm hoping for tomorrow!







Got mine today.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: DrSushi on October 25, 2018, 08:03:13 PM
Pulled a Brain Blo beauty. I hope the awesomely vibrant colors show up in the pic. Great job Chad!

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hj098Qyn/brainblo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Hj098Qyn)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: bludevilok on October 25, 2018, 11:06:02 PM
Got mine yesterday.  Great job, Neil, et al.  As usual, fun jokes and excellent art work by all the artists involved on the project.  I also thought the puzzle pieces on the backs were a nice touch.  Thanks for making Halloween special for all of us here on the Forum.  Still waiting to see what becomes of last year's set, though........
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Hustler08 on October 26, 2018, 05:09:33 AM
I haven't received mine yet. Maybe in today's mail.

same here - its so slowwwwwww
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Hustler08 on October 26, 2018, 05:12:54 AM
Still waiting to see what becomes of last year's set, though........

THE GOBLIN'S GOT IT...... >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Zenergizer on October 26, 2018, 07:23:33 AM
Got mine Thanks!! But if any of you hate Brain Blo or Gooey Looie don't blame Paul. Those are both mine, concept and art.

Yes, those both are all Chad, although if there is a "Brain SLOW," that could be me hehe
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on October 26, 2018, 10:31:44 AM
Once everyone gets theirs we can start trading right? I'll need a a full set. Glad to see some sketches getting pulled and that you like them!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: WACKY MIKE on October 26, 2018, 03:34:26 PM
I got my set today! Great work from all the artist. Thanks, Neil.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: DrDeal on October 26, 2018, 04:46:01 PM
Set received. Mind Blown. Great art and gags. Cool Puzzle Backs. Special pack art. Awesome Neil Camera Brain Blo Sketch. All at a sweet price. 
No tricks. All treats.

Thanks to Neil and the bevy of artists that pitched in to save Halloween.

Andrew
(https://i.postimg.cc/3W29Bwwn/100-6650.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3W29Bwwn)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on October 26, 2018, 05:26:16 PM
Love seeing the sketches of my cards!! I have the original paintings for Gooey Louie and Brain Blo for sale if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: DrSushi on October 26, 2018, 05:31:09 PM
Got mine yesterday.  Great job, Neil, et al.  As usual, fun jokes and excellent art work by all the artists involved on the project.  I also thought the puzzle pieces on the backs were a nice touch.  Thanks for making Halloween special for all of us here on the Forum.  Still waiting to see what becomes of last year's set, though........

Well said, I agree. Thanks to all involved!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: RawGoo on October 27, 2018, 03:10:55 AM
Got my packs yesterday - fantastic job!  Thanks to everyone involved in giving us this special Halloween treat.  I'll scan my sketch when I get home today.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Lavirus on October 27, 2018, 09:48:19 AM
What's the checklist for this set? I have:
But A Finger
Junior Mutants
Rots
Brain-Blo
Mr. Crowbar (I have two of these if someone wants to trade)
Gooey-Louie
Skull
Swampson
Creepytime
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on October 27, 2018, 09:54:59 AM
Very well done!  Nice gags, artwork, and packaging.  With their enlarged illustrations, the six major cards (candy/puzzle cards) really jump out at you.  (I believe this was what the thin black borders were supposed to do, though they never quite seem to achieve the same effect.)  The puzzle was also a nice surprise.  Overall, very well designed and produced.  Very professional.  I am even more appreciative when I consider that this set is a labor of love, simply conceived for us to revel in the wacky spirit of Halloween and put a smile on everyone's face.  Thank you, everyone!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on October 27, 2018, 09:55:55 AM
What's the checklist for this set? I have:
But A Finger
Junior Mutants
Rots
Brain-Blo
Mr. Crowbar (I have two of these if someone wants to trade)
Gooey-Louie
Skull
Swampson
Creepytime

According to the orange insert, this is the complete list (save for sketches.)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on October 27, 2018, 10:53:01 AM
Very well done!  Nice gags, artwork, and packaging.  With their enlarged illustrations, the six major cards (candy/puzzle cards) really jump out at you.  (I believe this was what the thin black borders were supposed to do, though they never quite seem to achieve the same effect.)  The puzzle was also a nice surprise.  Overall, very well designed and produced.  Very professional.  I am even more appreciative when I consider that this set is a labor of love, simply conceived for us to revel in the wacky spirit of Halloween and put a smile on everyone's face.  Thank you, everyone!

Well said. Kudos to the Camera Crew as this set is very well done! I got a nice Mr. Crowbar sketch by Chad. I especially like the 6 piece puzzle and the thick card stock these were done on. Very professional and they should hold up well.

The whole project got me to thinking about future projects I'd like to see. How about more themed Holiday projects throughout the year?
I was thinking it would be awesome to have a themed set for New Years, Valentine's day, St Patricks Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween (of course), Thanksgiving, and Christmas! I'm sure all of the forum folks would support it and could even contribute with ideas and suggestions. Maybe we could even pre-pay for such a project as a way to defray some of the upfront costs. That way Neil and the other artists involved would have a guaranteed base of people who buy into the project presale. I know I would be happy to contribute to such a project and think it would be exciting to know we can look forward to various themed sets throughout the year as well as any sets that Topps may put out as well!

This set was really well done and I'd like to see more! Again, thanks to Neil and all the folks who contributed. Great job!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on October 27, 2018, 04:01:56 PM
Got my packs yesterday - fantastic job!  Thanks to everyone involved in giving us this special Halloween treat.  I'll scan my sketch when I get home today.

I received my packs today. It was very well done in every aspect. Makes Halloween special to all of us adults who are kids at ♥️ heart.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Brian Mc on October 27, 2018, 04:17:36 PM
My packs were waiting for me when I got home from work Friday, and...

(https://i.postimg.cc/qgCh8Srq/IGot-ARock.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qgCh8Srq)

Just kidding. Great cards! Great sketch! and a puzzle!  :great:

Happy Halloween
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: dth1971 on October 28, 2018, 05:14:35 AM
What's the checklist for this set? I have:
But A Finger
Junior Mutants
Rots
Brain-Blo
Mr. Crowbar (I have two of these if someone wants to trade)
Gooey-Louie
Skull
Swampson
Creepytime

What real products do they spoof?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on October 28, 2018, 08:11:34 AM
What real products do they spoof?

Butterfinger
Junior Mints
Dots
Rain-Blo Gum
Hershey's Mr. Goodbar
Chewy Louie
Hershey's Skor
Swanson Broth
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on October 28, 2018, 09:43:11 AM
I need rots and Creepytime, I have Butafinger, Skull Mr. Crowbar Brain blo and Gooey Looie to trade.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on October 28, 2018, 10:55:33 AM
I need rots and Creepytime, I have Butafinger, Skull Mr. Crowbar Brain blo and Gooey Looie to trade.

PM sent.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Zenergizer on October 28, 2018, 12:19:49 PM
I'm making a list as to who wants to join me in the Pumpkin Patch this Halloween, to wait for the Great Pumpkin
to come down and visit the best pumpkin patch and bring candy and presents to all the good boys and girls!

I'm sure I can get my great friend, All-Brain, to join me, any others?  Hopefully the World Series will be
over by then (with the BoSox winners!)!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on October 28, 2018, 12:20:23 PM
Got Creepytime Thanks!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: lucidjc on October 28, 2018, 02:41:15 PM
I'm making a list as to who wants to join me in the Pumpkin Patch this Halloween, to wait for the Great Pumpkin
to come down and visit the best pumpkin patch and bring candy and presents to all the good boys and girls!

I'm sure I can get my great friend, All-Brain, to join me, any others?  Hopefully the World Series will be
over by then (with the BoSox winners!)!

Can we sing Pumpkin Carols?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Zenergizer on October 28, 2018, 05:08:01 PM
of course!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Swiski on October 29, 2018, 05:02:51 AM
I need rots and Creepytime, I have Butafinger, Skull Mr. Crowbar Brain blo and Gooey Looie to trade.

Did you accidentally get doubles in the 3 packs you bought? Just curious how some people need to trade cards if they bought 3 packs.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: RawGoo on October 29, 2018, 05:33:42 AM
Did you accidentally get doubles in the 3 packs you bought? Just curious how some people need to trade cards if they bought 3 packs.

My 3 packs came out just right, with no extras to trade.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on October 29, 2018, 05:34:24 AM
Chad didn't need to buy any packs. I sent all the artists and writers cards as a thank you. I may have inadvertently missed a couple of cards when I was collated their extras. Chad, give me a shout if you still need any

Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: quas on October 29, 2018, 11:04:56 AM
My 3 packs came out just right, with no extras to trade.

Same here!  :)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on October 29, 2018, 01:46:22 PM
I got duplicates, but all sorted out now. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: mikecho on October 29, 2018, 01:58:39 PM
Butterfinger
Junior Mints
Dots
Rain-Blo Gum
Hershey's Mr. Goodbar
Chewy Louie
Hershey's Skor
Swanson Broth
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea
All of these I know, except for Chewy-Louie. What exactly is this product-a candy or a gum? Or is it something else altogether?

And which Swanson Broth was parodied? Chicken broth, beef broth, what?

UPDATE: Never mind; Patrick just put them on the Spreadsheet. Chewy-Louie is a candy bar and it was beef broth.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: crackedjerk on October 29, 2018, 07:00:31 PM
I was a bit slow on getting mine (entirely my fault) but they arrived today and I want to add my thanks and congrats to all involved.  Great set and a fun addition to our Wacky hobby!  Topps could take a lesson from those behind this set.  You guys rock!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: ratchet007 on October 30, 2018, 06:25:21 AM
Here's the sketch I got. Nice work Chad.


(https://i.postimg.cc/jDPbxych/Cleanup-on-Aisle-13-Sketch.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDPbxych)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Zenergizer on October 31, 2018, 02:45:36 PM
okay, here's the plan.... I hope to see everyone join me in the Pumpkin Patch (instead of silly ol' candy collecting door to door) and we'll wait for the Great Pumpkin to come down and bring us lots of candy and toys and everything, as I know we have the BEST pumpkin patch in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD this year!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: lucidjc on October 31, 2018, 03:36:46 PM
okay, here's the plan.... I hope to see everyone join me in the Pumpkin Patch (instead of silly ol' candy collecting door to door) and we'll wait for the Great Pumpkin to come down and bring us lots of candy and toys and everything, as I know we have the BEST pumpkin patch in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD this year!


I'm starting to feel foolish sitting here, and cant help but think I'm going to miss out on Tricks or Treats.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Zenergizer on November 01, 2018, 08:38:22 AM
...uh....(just waking up now)....what happened?  I think I must have fell asleep.... did the Great Pumpkin show up?

Wha?    All is can say is  AAARGGH!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 01, 2018, 03:45:30 PM
Received a really nice one from Robert in mine

(https://i.postimg.cc/Rh88hh8d/Crowbar.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: FourRoses on November 03, 2018, 07:28:31 AM
Good work.


(https://i.postimg.cc/8sRsQ8cg/IMG-1183.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8sRsQ8cg)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: vahsurfer on November 03, 2018, 08:11:09 AM
Thank you as always to Neil and all the new Artists that joined the ranks this year!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: FourRoses on November 03, 2018, 02:01:34 PM
On a side note: The packaging is something Topps should look at rather than what it uses.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: JasonLiebig on November 03, 2018, 03:09:07 PM
All of these I know, except for Chewy-Louie. What exactly is this product-a candy or a gum? Or is it something else altogether?


Neil,

You did a parody of Chewy-Louie?!  I assume that one was in reference to the wrapper from my collection and archives.  I don't know of another example out there in the world.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5124/5269759100_21280febc3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/92ETMw)
Fox-Cross Candy - Chewy-Louie candy wrapper - 1940's 1950's (https://flic.kr/p/92ETMw) by Jason Liebig (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr

Chewy-Louie was a clear knockoff of Schutter's Bit-O-Honey at the time, as the wrapper design and colors were dead on "inspired-by", but Fox-Cross was not just a manufacturer with copycat products as they were also the longtime (and, I believe original) manufacturers of Charleston Chew.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on November 03, 2018, 03:18:04 PM
Actually, you can thank Chad for the concept and art! He's the mastermind behind Gooey.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on November 03, 2018, 05:41:03 PM
Yes, I like vintage candy packaging. That one was in the files for awhile and seemed like a good one for the Halloween set.
(https://i.postimg.cc/217zBhPY/gooey.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/217zBhPY)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: mikecho on November 03, 2018, 06:51:00 PM
Neil,

You did a parody of Chewy-Louie?!  I assume that one was in reference to the wrapper from my collection and archives.  I don't know of another example out there in the world.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5124/5269759100_21280febc3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/92ETMw)
Fox-Cross Candy - Chewy-Louie candy wrapper - 1940's 1950's (https://flic.kr/p/92ETMw) by Jason Liebig (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr

Chewy-Louie was a clear knockoff of Schutter's Bit-O-Honey at the time, as the wrapper design and colors were dead on "inspired-by", but Fox-Cross was not just a manufacturer with copycat products as they were also the longtime (and, I believe original) manufacturers of Charleston Chew.
Thanks, Jason. I've seen a lot of candy and gum products in my time, but never this one.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: JasonLiebig on November 03, 2018, 08:33:51 PM
Yes, I like vintage candy packaging. That one was in the files for awhile and seemed like a good one for the Halloween set.
(https://i.postimg.cc/217zBhPY/gooey.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/217zBhPY)

Nice to see my archives and collection still inspires. 

Also, nicely done!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on November 04, 2018, 05:19:22 AM
Absolutely Jason! In fact, that "Oodles of Noodles" design you posted a few years ago, is still one of the only decent examples I've seen on the web! Very gracious of you to post some of these for our enjoyment!

On a completely different note, I'd like to mention again that the "Gooey Louie" and "Brain Blo" concepts and art are by Chad! I inadvertently credited Paul as the concept writer for both concepts in the credit line. Paul wrote the "But a finger", "Mr Crowbar" and "Skull" concepts.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Zenergizer on November 04, 2018, 03:38:59 PM
and Robert made both "But a Finger" and "Mr. Crowbar" his own creations, doing a great job as always! 

Same with Jason, I didn't know he had worked on Skull until I saw the set myself, a nice surprise!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: lucidjc on November 04, 2018, 06:24:22 PM
Speaking of SET, anyway we can get some nice pics of the original art?   That Creepytime is Awesome! (it is my computer wallpaper)  Need to see the others...please


Jim

P.S. wasn't there a pic of the set someone took down?  No spoilers, if someone didn't get their set yet, I don't think they are going to get one.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Baked Bears on November 07, 2018, 03:52:19 AM
"Clean Up on Aisle 13" breaks record!

If you look down at the very bottom of the main forum screen (where it states who is logged in, etc.,) you'll notice the most online ever was "143."  Now look at the date beside the number.  It seems the last midnight madness sale broke the all time record!  Congratulations, Neil!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: zerostreet on November 07, 2018, 07:46:15 AM
Speaking of SET, anyway we can get some nice pics of the original art?   That Creepytime is Awesome! (it is my computer wallpaper)  Need to see the others...please


Jim

Hey Jim!

Here are my 2 paintings for the set (plus my digital sketch for But A Finger)...changes were made for the final cards. Thanks to Paul Harris for offering up these ideas!

These are available for purchase. if anyone is interested just PM me!

(http://zerostreet.com/wp-content/uploads//2018/11/BUT-A-FINGER-lo-res.jpg)

(http://zerostreet.com/wp-content/uploads//2018/11/crowbar-lo-res.jpg)

(http://zerostreet.com/wp-content/uploads//2018/11/BUT-A-FINGER-rough.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on November 07, 2018, 04:29:00 PM
"Clean Up on Aisle 13" breaks record!

If you look down at the very bottom of the main forum screen (where it states who is logged in, etc.,) you'll notice the most online ever was "143."  Now look at the date beside the number.  It seems the last midnight madness sale broke the all time record!  Congratulations, Neil!

Thanks Rob! I couldn't have done it without you (and 142 others)!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: zerostreet on November 08, 2018, 03:43:53 AM
Thanks Rob! I couldn't have done it without you (and 142 others)!

Thank you Neil, it was fun!

The original But A Finger art has sold. Mr. Crowbar is still available.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Rictor on November 08, 2018, 11:04:11 AM
I'm curious about the technical aspects of putting together a small print run set like this.  Do you print the cards yourself or is there a service you use?

When I've looked at having cards printed by large presses, they charged basically the same rate for 1000 cards and 100 cards.
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on November 08, 2018, 03:08:58 PM
I'm curious about the technical aspects of putting together a small print run set like this.  Do you print the cards yourself or is there a service you use?

When I've looked at having cards printed by large presses, they charged basically the same rate for 1000 cards and 100 cards.

Good question! The primary reason I do these small releases is for the fans.  While they may not make any money (apart from maybe the original art sales), I definitely think it's worth it! As far as production, I prefer to do most of the work myself to keep costs down and maintain quality control. Printing costs all depend on the size of the run, the number of cards and the stock you choose. Because I like to print offset (a pre-digital standard), I have to do minimum runs, so I pay more overall, but the price per card is less and the quality of the product is much, much better than digital. Anyway, if you ever decide to do a set, I'll be happy to discuss with you in more detail. Just be ready for a lot of work but a lot of enjoyment!
 
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: FourRoses on November 11, 2018, 12:36:52 PM
Good question! The primary reason I do these small releases is for the fans.  While they may not make any money (apart from maybe the original art sales), I definitely think it's worth it! As far as production, I prefer to do most of the work myself to keep costs down and maintain quality control. Printing costs all depend on the size of the run, the number of cards and the stock you choose. Because I like to print offset (a pre-digital standard), I have to do minimum runs, so I pay more overall, but the price per card is less and the quality of the product is much, much better than digital. Anyway, if you ever decide to do a set, I'll be happy to discuss with you in more detail. Just be ready for a lot of work but a lot of enjoyment!

Have you ever considered holding back a number of uncut sheets for sale?
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: koduck on November 11, 2018, 02:12:51 PM
Yeah, that would definitely be something to consider in the future. I've sort of passed on the idea so far, since the sets are so small. Honestly, an uncut sheet on an 8.5 x 11 isn't really all that impressive. I guess I can always make bigger sets ;)

Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: Scheres on December 19, 2018, 03:41:58 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJXGHP56/louie.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJXGHP56)

 Just saw this on ebay, someone did a sketch card of my Gooey Louie. Cool!
Title: Re: Halloween 2018
Post by: vahsurfer on December 19, 2018, 06:03:33 PM
Saweeeeeet