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Title: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 04, 2020, 09:44:35 AM
Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series is the name of the new set! 5 new WP in  the style of ANS every week. Just good old fashioned Wacky Packages. Every month makes a series. And there will be a checklist and other fun things. Official announcement coming tomorrow!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 04, 2020, 09:50:03 AM
 :great: big thank you to ALL of you, this will be AWESOME!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 04, 2020, 10:22:00 AM
Fantastic news!  Looking forward to the details tomorrow.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 04, 2020, 10:22:37 AM
This sounds amazing! Thanks so much for keeping Wackies alive!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 04, 2020, 10:32:51 AM
Hurray!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on May 04, 2020, 11:09:33 AM
I'm so 😁 & I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and i think i like it...this new tradition is gonna be a blast.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 04, 2020, 11:11:23 AM
And Old School 9 in November 2020! This is going to be a great year for Wackies!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 04, 2020, 11:14:43 AM
Monthly checklist and other things too!
Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 04, 2020, 11:30:05 AM
Here's hoping that there will be a bulk discount!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on May 04, 2020, 11:51:03 AM
So....THIS is where my stimulus money is going. Well played Wacky Packages, well played.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 04, 2020, 03:22:04 PM
Sounds Wacky!!!  Thanks so much.  Topps comes through during a Pandemic.  How cool.

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on May 04, 2020, 03:35:55 PM
Fantastic news!  Looking forward to the details tomorrow.

Another 50 sets this time?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 04, 2020, 03:40:44 PM
Another 50 sets this time?

Nope.  I want to keep Wackys going, but I cannot keep up with that kind of purchase every week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 04, 2020, 03:52:12 PM
Nope.  I want to keep Wackys going, but I cannot keep up with that kind of purchase every week.

With 5 cards each week, the price point will probably be $25, which equates to $100/month for just one set.  I doubt many of us can keep doing that every month.  Now if they were kiss cut with the wide black borders, no back variations, etc. then maybe.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 04, 2020, 05:23:42 PM
With 5 cards each week, the price point will probably be $25, which equates to $100/month for just one set.  I doubt many of us can keep doing that every month.  Now if they were kiss cut with the wide black borders, no back variations, etc. then maybe.
I hope not at $25. The weekly GPK sets of ten cards are $20, so really these should just five cards for $10. I'm sure Topps'll charge a Wacky tax though, and they'll be more. Wait and see.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 04, 2020, 05:37:49 PM
So cool to be getting new wackies to buy this Wed drawn by the Heavy Hitters.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on May 04, 2020, 08:19:32 PM
Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series is the name of the new set! 5 new WP in  the style of ANS every week. Just good old fashioned Wacky Packages. Every month makes a series. And there will be a checklist and other fun things. Official announcement coming tomorrow!

Is this going to be traditional humor or the recent political / entertainment / sports nonsense?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 05, 2020, 03:23:30 AM
Maybe it will be Pandemic related?
(https://i.postimg.cc/Nyv7TxkT/FB-IMG-1584889776998.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Nyv7TxkT)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 05, 2020, 03:29:44 AM
I hope not at $25. The weekly GPK sets of ten cards are $20, so really these should just five cards for $10. I'm sure Topps'll charge a Wacky tax though, and they'll be more. Wait and see.

Agreed, $25 is a lot.  I'd love $10, and would probably buy an extra set or two at that price point, but $15 is doable.  What I meant in my earlier post is that I will not be buying 50 packs a week.  I'd like a set for pages and a set to put away, but again, it will depend on the price point.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 05, 2020, 04:10:42 AM
Either way, I'm joining the buyers club here for whatever possible discount in group orders.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 05, 2020, 04:18:25 AM
Either way, I'm joining the buyers club here for whatever possible discount in group orders.

A bulk discount would be fantastic.  But Topps seems to have moved away from that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Chenduz on May 05, 2020, 05:56:19 AM
Yesss!!   :^) 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 05, 2020, 06:52:08 AM
I'd like a set for pages and a set to put away.

I like to do the same, keeping it in an "unopened" state, but if they're not sealed in any way, there's really no point to doing that any longer.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 05, 2020, 07:12:40 AM
I don't know the final price. I think it's roughly $15.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 05, 2020, 07:15:08 AM
Is this going to be traditional humor or the recent political / entertainment / sports nonsense?

ANS Wackys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on May 05, 2020, 07:45:34 AM
And Old School 9 in November 2020! This is going to be a great year for Wackies!

Will OS9 in November 2020 be all 1990's entries or a mix of 1970's/1980's/1990's entries?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 05, 2020, 07:54:46 AM
Will OS9 in November 2020 be all 1990's entries or a mix of 1970's/1980's/1990's entries?

Undecided at the moment!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 05, 2020, 08:09:02 AM
If it was a 1990s series, it would go good with the 1991 series.

Then you could go back to the 1970s again, because I'm sure you've got a whole lot more ideas for that.

Hey, I just thought of something! Why not take all of the lost 1992 series Wackys that have already been published and make a series out of those, lol? Then we'd have the 1992 series at last! All you'd have to do is release a few more of them that haven't been released yet, but are already finished and ready to go if you didn't have enough to make a full 55-card set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 05, 2020, 11:05:02 AM
Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series is the name of the new set! 5 new WP in  the style of ANS every week. Just good old fashioned Wacky Packages. Every month makes a series. And there will be a checklist and other fun things. Official announcement coming tomorrow!

Any idea when the announcement will be coming down?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 05, 2020, 11:32:39 AM
https://sailthru-media.s3.amazonaws.com/composer/images/sailthru-prod-3k4/editor_images/CrunchBoogies2.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 05, 2020, 11:34:41 AM
Announced on their Facebook page and in todayís email, with that image. No further info.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 05, 2020, 11:34:46 AM
Email from Topps just says Starting tomorrow ĎLook out for wacky wednesdaysí
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 05, 2020, 11:38:09 AM
very soooooooon!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 05, 2020, 11:41:42 AM
Email from Topps just says Starting tomorrow ĎLook out for wacky wednesdaysí

I don't seem to get the emails anymore.  I just logged in, and I'm subscribed.

I couldn't imagine how much the people who collect the MLB Topps Now are spending.  They release those every day.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 05, 2020, 11:56:52 AM
very soooooooon!

Hey Neil!

Any more insider details you can share with us? :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 05, 2020, 11:58:45 AM
Hey Neil!

Any more insider details you can share with us? :)

Aside from the teaser title that Topps sent out today, I think we are going to have to wait.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 05, 2020, 12:03:54 PM
Aside from the teaser title that Topps sent out today, I think we are going to have to wait.

Iím thinking youíre right about that. Will be interesting to see the format and if there will be extras. Iím kinda hoping itís just a straight set you buy each week. No sketches. Keeping things simple. The checklist at the end of the month sounds great. Hope itís somehow 9 pieces and makes the puzzle!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 05, 2020, 12:12:58 PM
Iím thinking youíre right about that. Will be interesting to see the format and if there will be extras. Iím kinda hoping itís just a straight set you buy each week. No sketches. Keeping things simple. The checklist at the end of the month sounds great. Hope itís somehow 9 pieces and makes the puzzle!
I expect itíll be very similar to the current weekly GPK sets, which is also the same lineup of five artists doing one card each.
They started with a simple 5x2 set (10 cards) @ $20 for all of April, and now for May they have introduced one parallel card with the set, giving 11 cards at the same $20.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 05, 2020, 12:13:43 PM
I'm still confused why Wacky Packages can't be like the GPK - available in boxes, packs, blaster boxes, etc. at retail outlets. I'm really excited ANS is back, especially with the artists involved, but 5 titles a week x $15 to $20 each is an expensive way to put set together. Now I'm reading that the bulk ordering thing is gone?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 05, 2020, 12:22:15 PM
I'm still confused why Wacky Packages can't be like the GPK - available in boxes, packs, blaster boxes, etc. at retail outlets. I'm really excited ANS is back, especially with the artists involved, but 5 titles a week x $15 to $20 each is an expensive way to put set together. Now I'm reading that the bulk ordering thing is gone?
I asked a similar question on a post I made on 3/22/20 called "Possible fate of Wackys in brick-and-mortar stores?" if you - or anyone else - would like to look.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 05, 2020, 12:25:40 PM
I expect itíll be very similar to the current weekly GPK sets, which is also the same lineup of five artists doing one card each.
They started with a simple 5x2 set (10 cards) @ $20 for all of April, and now for May they have introduced one parallel card with the set, giving 11 cards at the same $20.

The best thing about this is consistent Wackies. Fingers crossed these sets are well supported by the fans. These artists have gone to bat for us here. We need to show them that weíre not all about the talk. If sets like these are what it takes to re-ignite Topps to green light more sets. Iím all about it. With these upcoming sets, Neilís Attacky Packages and Davidís Old School Sets. Iím a happy guy here.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 05, 2020, 12:37:14 PM
The best thing about this is consistent Wackies. Fingers crossed these sets are well supported by the fans. These artists have gone to bat for us here. We need to show them that weíre not all about the talk. If sets like these are what it takes to re-ignite Topps to green light more sets. Iím all about it. With these upcoming sets, Neilís Attacky Packages and Davidís Old School Sets. Iím a happy guy here.

Agreed, I'm looking forward to consistent Wackys, and I intend to support them.  Not particularly happy with the weekly model though - seems like a lot of materials and energy wasted in processing and shipping.  I'd prefer a once a month complete set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on May 05, 2020, 12:59:11 PM
What I miss are the uncut sheets Topps used to sell.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 05, 2020, 01:00:01 PM
Not particularly happy with the weekly model though - seems like a lot of materials and energy wasted in processing and shipping.  I'd prefer a once a month complete set.

Agreed, but it does bring back childhood memories of only getting to the store about once a week to buy Wacky Packages.  If you waited a whole month, it seems like a new series was already out.

What I miss are the uncut sheets Topps used to sell.

Me too.  I'm a big fan of uncut sheets.  That's what I typically buy from Kickstarter projects.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 05, 2020, 01:21:55 PM
Crunch Boogers was snot what I was hoping for in terms of new Wackies.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 05, 2020, 06:49:54 PM
Crunch Boogers was snot what I was hoping for in terms of new Wackies.

It's the only one with snot and gross-out humor (that I know of). The rest from everyone does not have that. But it does fit perfectly into ANS1
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 05, 2020, 07:08:52 PM
Sneak peak of four of them on FB
Just linking, so no spoilers

https://postimg.cc/F10b5t2Q
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 05, 2020, 08:06:35 PM
Crunch Boogers was snot what I was hoping for in terms of new Wackies.

Agree.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 05, 2020, 09:21:47 PM
I guess with 4 sets of 5 each month...if the cards have puzzle backs that could be 2 different puzzles and 2 checklist cards.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 06, 2020, 03:31:42 AM
Great to know Topps launches a NEW Wacky Packages Series today.  We needed this during lockdown. Humor and the talent of the Big Five WP Artists will help us stay sane. So great to know we will have something to look forward to each Wednesday.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 06, 2020, 08:31:18 AM
... will help us stay sane.
Too late for some of us.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on May 06, 2020, 09:08:25 AM
I noticed the email from Topps this morning (5/6/20) did not mention the new Wacky cards, Perhaps this afternoon.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 09:55:10 AM
we've got cards!

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-all-new-series-week-1.html

$15 per pack
($135 for 10 packs)

Each pack will contain 5 brand new wacky stickers and 2 chase stickers including Ludlows, Coupons and the return of Wonky Packages.

Configuration

ē 5 base stickers, puzzle backs
ē 2 of 3 chase stickers (Red Ludlow Back, Coupon Back, Wonky Packages)

Subject List

ē Crunch Boogies
ē Thick Tac
ē Chips Destroy
ē Magic Meatballs
ē Slay
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 06, 2020, 10:04:19 AM
Looks like no bulk ordering discount, eh?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:06:55 AM
Looks like no bulk ordering discount, eh?
there is, the same 10% they're doing with the GPKs and others.
Giving $135 for a bundle of 10 sets (vs $150)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 06, 2020, 10:09:17 AM
I guess what I'm getting at, is there is little to no point in doing a bulk order for the forum, correct? the savings isn't worth the effort...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 10:10:02 AM
we've got cards!

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-all-new-series-week-1.html

$15 per pack
($135 for 10 packs)

Each pack will contain 5 brand new wacky stickers and 2 chase stickers including Ludlows, Coupons and the return of Wonky Packages.

Configuration

ē 5 base stickers, puzzle backs
ē 2 of 3 chase stickers (Red Ludlow Back, Coupon Back, Wonky Packages)

Subject List

ē Crunch Boogies
ē Thick Tac
ē Chips Destroy
ē Magic Meatballs
ē Slay

So does each card have a puzzle back, a coupon back and a Ludlow back? So each card has 3 backs? Are the wonky ones the back of Baby Rant? Is this a bonus card?  Can anyone clarify?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:15:15 AM
I guess what I'm getting at, is there is little to no point in doing a bulk order for the forum, correct? the savings isn't worth the effort...
Right. Itís a piddling amount. $1.50 a set. So even after a month (4 sets), the savings is $6, which is maybe $1 over what it would cost for me to resend. Not worth the time or effort.
It may be worthwhile if participants are all buying 2 or more sets a week
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:19:08 AM
So does each card have a puzzle back, a coupon back and a Ludlow back? So each card has 3 backs? Are the wonky ones the backs of the 2 chase cards? Can anyone clarify?
My guess ( but need the artists to weigh in)
Wonky is its own card - both front and back are shown.
Coupon and ludlow are alternate backs of the five base cards
So base cards total 15, counting all back variations, and there is one Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 06, 2020, 10:19:34 AM
I wish the Wonky Packages entry was an automatic bonus. So you're gambling if you just buy one set. Some weeks you might get the Wonky, some you don't. I need to be firm on my budget and purchase just the one set. They look great and worth the money. The parodies look top notch!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 10:20:26 AM
My guess ( but need the artists to weigh in)
Wonky is its own card - both front and back are shown.
Coupon and ludlow are alternate backs of the five base cards
So base cards total 15, counting all back variations, and there is one Wonky.

Thank you! So the Baby Rant is some sort of Bonus card?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 10:23:40 AM
Iíll most likely order 3 sets. More than happy to sell the extra 2 sets or trade for the alternate card backs. Let the trading begin.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:24:06 AM
Thank you! So the Baby Rant is some sort of Bonus card?
Thatís how I see it.
The Wonkys are a chase set/bonus card, possibly just one title per week?
I expect are all reworking of classic Wacky's.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 06, 2020, 10:26:53 AM
So does each card have a puzzle back, a coupon back and a Ludlow back? So each card has 3 backs?  Is Baby Rant a bonus card? 

YES, YES and NO. Baby Rant is the Wonky card. One per week each week.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 10:26:59 AM
Really appreciate you helping with clarifying this :) Once we know the format it makes it easier to figure out how many we need to order :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 10:28:06 AM
YES, YES and NO. Baby Rant is the Wonky card. One per week each week.

So no to the Ludlow back for each card?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2020, 10:31:22 AM
YES, YES and NO. Baby Rant is the Wonky card. One per week each week.

I do believe I'm extra dense today.........  can't quite figure out what to order to have a chance at one of everything.  Maybe I'll just not worry about the alternate backs.

And, is this print on Demand, or might they sell out before the week is up?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 06, 2020, 10:33:52 AM
Can someone help me figure out why I can't apply my $5 rewards to these?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:36:09 AM
Can someone help me figure out why I can't apply my $5 rewards to these?
Those are only good for topps now products and these arenít those.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:37:25 AM
So no to the Ludlow back for each card?
Neil said yes to that
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 06, 2020, 10:41:50 AM
I do believe I'm extra dense today.........  can't quite figure out what to order to have a chance at one of everything.  Maybe I'll just not worry about the alternate backs.

And, is this print on Demand, or might they sell out before the week is up?

Print on Demand so you don't have to worry about it selling out
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 10:44:36 AM
Ok he said yes yes no

I had puzzle, coupon and Ludlow

Confused...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 10:46:17 AM
Ok he said yes yes no

I had puzzle, coupon and Ludlow

Confused...
You had three questions. All those were in question one.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 10:48:29 AM
Awesome. Thank you.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 06, 2020, 11:14:43 AM
My mistake, I should've answered each question individually. To clear up some of the confusion:

There are Coupon Backs, Puzzle Backs and Ludlow backs for each of the 5 new titles. Baby Rant is the Wonky Packages card. There will be a different one each week.



Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on May 06, 2020, 11:16:41 AM
What makes this a Wonky Package?  It looks like a Wacky Package to me.

(https://i.postimg.cc/gXNVVs38/Screen-Shot-2020-05-06-at-2-13-07-PM.png) (https://postimg.cc/gXNVVs38)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 06, 2020, 11:17:18 AM
I hate this.

I really just want the base cards and the Wonky bonus card.


I assume that if you get 2 of 3 chase cards in each pack, in 3 packs you can get either:

I Ludlow, 1 Coupon
1 Ludlow, I Wonky
1 Coupon, I Wonky

So there's a 2/3 chance that you get the Wonky in one pack?

Then with perfect collation, you'd have to purchase at least 8 packs to get 5 each of the ludlows and coupon cards.

Is my logic correct?

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Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 06, 2020, 11:19:32 AM
What makes this a Wonky Package?  It looks like a Wacky Package to me.

(https://i.postimg.cc/gXNVVs38/Screen-Shot-2020-05-06-at-2-13-07-PM.png) (https://postimg.cc/gXNVVs38)

Hey Rob, It's based off the 6th series title, "Baby Runt", very similar but kind of different...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2020, 11:21:57 AM
What makes this a Wonky Package?  It looks like a Wacky Package to me.

(https://i.postimg.cc/gXNVVs38/Screen-Shot-2020-05-06-at-2-13-07-PM.png) (https://postimg.cc/gXNVVs38)

It might be considered a little bit of stretch from Baby Ruth, but it's a good twist on Baby Runt.  I don't know if the current packaging is different, but this Wonky looks like the old 1970's packaging used in Series 6.

Oh my, I need to go find my first four Wonkys..........
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on May 06, 2020, 11:22:10 AM
Hey Rob, It's based off the 6th series title, "Baby Runt", very similar but kind of different...

Where's the baby from?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 06, 2020, 11:27:04 AM
It might be considered a little bit of stretch from Baby Ruth, but it's a good twist on Baby Runt.  I don't know if the current packaging is different, but this Wonky looks like the old 1970's packaging used in Series 6.

Oh my, I need to go find my first four Wonkys..........
From what I can see, Pat, its real name is Curtiss Baby Ruth and it is, thus, based on Baby Runt from the 6th series. Baby Ruth is made by Nestle now, not Curtiss.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 06, 2020, 11:28:16 AM
By the way, I want to give a big shout out to Paul Harris, the brainchild of "Magic Meatball"! As everyone here will agree, he's a top-notch writer and a true inspiration to the hobby! As a matter of fact, he's been touting a regular Wacky Packages release for as long as I can remember. So many thanks Paul!!! Hope to see a lot more of your ideas in future weeks!

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 06, 2020, 11:30:43 AM
By the way, I want to give a big shout out to Paul Harris, the brainchild of "Magic Meatball"! As everyone here will agree, he's a top-notch writer and a true inspiration to the hobby! As a matter of fact, he's been touting a regular Wacky Packages release for as long as I can remember. So many thanks Paul!!! Hope to see a lot more of your ideas in future weeks!
Oh yeah, Magic Meatball! I got a real laugh out of that one when I saw it on the Topps website!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2020, 11:39:11 AM
Print on Demand so you don't have to worry about it selling out

Thanks!  That takes the pressure off for now, while we get a better understanding of the extra 2 cards per pack.  If the 2 cards will always be different types, such as ludlow and coupon, ludlow and Wonky, coupon and Wonky, that's one thing, but if packs might have 2 ludlows or 2 coupons, or 2 Wonkys, and the alternate backs for the 5 different stickers are printed in equal quantities with Wonkys, it might be a lot harder to get Wonkys.

Please forgive me if I'm overthinking this.........  I really like the Wonkys and will want one of each!  I've given up on luds, but I do enjoy the coupons, so I'll probably want those, too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 11:52:43 AM
Thanks!  That takes the pressure off for now, while we get a better understanding of the extra 2 cards per pack.  If the 2 cards will always be different types, such as ludlow and coupon, ludlow and Wonky, coupon and Wonky, that's one thing, but if packs might have 2 ludlows or 2 coupons, or 2 Wonkys, and the alternate backs for the 5 different stickers are printed in equal quantities with Wonkys, it might be a lot harder to get Wonkys.
Legit questions.
What are the odds with the chase cards. All equal? More Luds and coupons than Wonkys? Something else?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 12:07:24 PM
Would be nice if it was something easy like
Every pack had 1 coupon back and the 2nd card was either a Ludlow or Wonky. Maybe lower odds of getting the Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2020, 12:14:44 PM
I found my first Wonkys, numbered WP1 through WP4 on the fronts.  The backs are the same as what is shown for Baby Rant, but it looks like with this issue they will just be numbering the fronts starting from 1, without the WP.  A little odd to me, but I guess it keeps people who don't have the first four from feeling like they haven't "collected 'em all!" like it would if they started these with WP5.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 06, 2020, 12:37:26 PM
Those are only good for topps now products and these arenít those.

Basically you will earn these points for purchasing non-sports cards but if all you are interested in is non-sports cards, you can't use the points you earned because Topps Now products are only sports cards, as far as I know.  I'd love to be proven wrong so we could see how to actually use the points.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 12:38:08 PM
I found my first Wonkys, numbered WP1 through WP4 on the fronts.  The backs are the same as what is shown for Baby Rant, but it looks like with this issue they will just be numbering the fronts starting from 1, without the WP.  A little odd to me, but I guess it keeps people who don't have the first four from feeling like they haven't "collected 'em all!" like it would if they started these with WP5.

How were the first 4 wonkys made available? Were they easy to get?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 12:53:55 PM
How were the first 4 wonkys made available? Were they easy to get?
WP1-WP3 were one per Wacky Comic book #5 order back in April 2013.
And if you bought three comics, you received WP4 as a bonus.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2020, 12:55:02 PM
How were the first 4 wonkys made available? Were they easy to get?

They were issued in 2013 with the April Fool's Day Wacky Packages Comics #5.  Each sealed comic included 1 of 3 different Wonky Packages cards (WP1, WP2, and WP3); a purchase of three comics included a special 4th Wonky Packages card WP4.

The issue price was $16.95 per comic book.  So, although they were easy to get, they weren't cheap.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 12:57:54 PM
They were issued in 2013 with the April Fool's Day Wacky Packages Comics #5.  Each sealed comic included 1 of 3 different Wonky Packages cards (WP1, WP2, and WP3); a purchase of three comics included a special 4th Wonky Packages card WP4.

The issue price was $16.95 per comic book.  So, although they were easy to get, they weren't cheap.

Thanks so much for the info! If anyone has them for sale please PM me :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 06, 2020, 01:06:13 PM
Thanks so much for the info! If anyone has them for sale please PM me :)

PM sent.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2020, 02:01:48 PM
Here's a pic of the original Wonky Packages, with the back.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hJ5TbYb4/2013-Wonky-Packages001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hJ5TbYb4)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 06, 2020, 02:50:08 PM
I found my first Wonkys, numbered WP1 through WP4 on the fronts.  The backs are the same as what is shown for Baby Rant, but it looks like with this issue they will just be numbering the fronts starting from 1, without the WP.  A little odd to me, but I guess it keeps people who don't have the first four from feeling like they haven't "collected 'em all!" like it would if they started these with WP5.

Thanks for posting those Pat! And you guessed right: The reason we decided to start with 1 was because it might be tricky to find the original four titles and we didn't want to leave fans without a way to "collect them all".
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 06, 2020, 03:15:26 PM
I've been bidding on the W1 through W4 Wonky Packages on eBay when they come up for sale for several years now and only have managed to get one of them so far.  They don't come up very often.

  Does anybody know how many were made of each?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 06, 2020, 03:19:59 PM
There's a complete set listed on ebay for $250 plus applicable sales tax.  I have a complete set of W1 through W4 that I paid around $170 for.  I'd sell it for that same price, shipped.  If anyone is interested, please PM me.

SOLD!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 06, 2020, 04:29:36 PM
Missed it!   :'(

That sold quickly.

I'll keep searching....there's fun in that, or at least that's what I keep telling myself!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 06, 2020, 05:04:46 PM
Dr.M,

You CAN write a script for the KoDUCK to discount forum members to only $10 / week and we can have the most important meal of the day (inside joke)

Doctor's Orders!!! being They are in NY they SHOULD comply!

SOOOO Great to see a new and consistent release of Wackies!!!!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on May 06, 2020, 06:46:24 PM
Thanks!  That takes the pressure off for now, while we get a better understanding of the extra 2 cards per pack.  If the 2 cards will always be different types, such as ludlow and coupon, ludlow and Wonky, coupon and Wonky, that's one thing, but if packs might have 2 ludlows or 2 coupons, or 2 Wonkys, and the alternate backs for the 5 different stickers are printed in equal quantities with Wonkys, it might be a lot harder to get Wonkys.

Please forgive me if I'm overthinking this.........  I really like the Wonkys and will want one of each!  I've given up on luds, but I do enjoy the coupons, so I'll probably want those, too.

I don't mean to overthink it either, Pat, but I would like a clear answer about what the possibilities and odds are for the two bonus cards.  I also like the coupons (though not enough to collect 'em all as I suspect that could get a bit expensive) and Wonky Packages (which I would really like). 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 06, 2020, 07:14:13 PM
I don't mean to overthink it either, Pat, but I would like a clear answer about what the possibilities and odds are for the two bonus cards.  I also like the coupons (though not enough to collect 'em all as I suspect that could get a bit expensive) and Wonky Packages (which I would really like).
Finding out the odds would be great for the two extra cards, or really, the three types of bonus.
The coupon backs could be just as easy to get as the ludlow backs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 06, 2020, 07:32:44 PM
Dr.M,

You CAN write a script for the KoDUCK to discount forum members to only $10 / week and we can have the most important meal of the day (inside joke)

Doctor's Orders!!! being They are in NY they SHOULD comply!

SOOOO Great to see a new and consistent release of Wackies!!!!

Richard
#StayWacky

More than happy to oblige! Doctors orders must be followed. Stay safe out there!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Duznt on May 06, 2020, 10:26:18 PM
Agree.
Ditto. Snot gags are the worst. I'll pass on these and hope for another old school series.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 07, 2020, 03:31:36 AM
Ditto. Snot gags are the worst. I'll pass on these and hope for another old school series.

I has been stated that snot gags will not be the focus of this release. You can jump in and enjoy classic wacky humor without an overabundance of
poop/snot humor.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 07, 2020, 05:37:15 AM
Glad to see the return of Wacky Packages, but I couldn't care less about the coupon or ludlow backs.  I'd rather just have the base cards and the Wonky Package.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 07, 2020, 06:39:52 AM
Maybe in future weeks, they will make the Wonky a guaranteed bonus, where the other random bonuses will be a coupon back or red ludlow. I think more sets would sell that way, since many here want several of each unique card for their collection. I don't think most here care about completing the red ludlow backs anymore.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 07, 2020, 07:14:50 AM
Ditto. Snot gags are the worst. I'll pass on these and hope for another old school series.

Dave said that was the only one, so maybe you'll reconsider and give the series a chance?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 07, 2020, 07:29:16 AM
I don't think most here care about completing the red ludlow backs anymore.

When they were an accident because Topps ran out of backing paper, they were relevant.  Now that they're intentional, it's just another way to collect more money.  I gave up on being a "completist" while putting two kids through college.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 07, 2020, 09:24:21 AM
Here's mine:

(https://i.postimg.cc/kBMxnB8r/wp-weeklychipsdestroyfinalsmall-gross.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBMxnB8r)

I'm going back into my vault and pulling out all my favorite gags that Topps didn't use, updating the packaging if needed and using those for this set. Very happy to have this outlet to get all these roughs finally painted.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 07, 2020, 12:12:57 PM
aaah, the return of our beloved Wackys!  Great job to ALL of you!

Let's just sit back, sigh, relax and enjoy the ride, so what if there's
a little snot humor here and there?  The original Wackys had an "edge"
for the times back then, it's nice to see new concepts!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 07, 2020, 12:20:12 PM
aaah, the return of our beloved Wackys!  Great job to ALL of you!

Let's just sit back, sigh, relax and enjoy the ride, so what if there's
a little snot humor here and there?  The original Wackys had an "edge"
for the times back then, it's nice to see new concepts!

I agree.  It's unfortunate that Topps put a snot gag in the first pack, possibly turning off some collectors, but what's done is done.  Why not support the set now, since you can always decide to stop whenever you want to if things deteriorate later?  You'll still have some new Wackys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 07, 2020, 12:27:30 PM
I agree.  It's unfortunate that Topps put a snot gag in the first pack, possibly turning off some collectors, but what's done is done.  Why not support the set now, since you can always decide to stop whenever you want to if things deteriorate later?  You'll still have some new Wackys.

Agree, and 4 of the 5 Wackies are NOT snot gags.  I hate that gag myself but I'll be happy with the 4 out of 5.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 07, 2020, 02:32:30 PM
Here's the Wonky Package as of the website this evening.
(https://i.postimg.cc/XB3FNZ9t/Wonky-change.png) (https://postimg.cc/XB3FNZ9t)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 07, 2020, 03:15:10 PM
Good change to the numbering. Having it be WP makes sense.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 07, 2020, 03:25:15 PM
Any guesses to how many cards will be in the complete "All New Series"?

I"m trying to figure out how much I can allocate into purchasing the run of these.

The odds of getting a Wonky would be extremely helpful to know.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 07, 2020, 03:34:02 PM
Good change to the numbering. Having it be WP makes sense.
'course, now, we have two Wonkys labeled WP1.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 07, 2020, 03:36:15 PM
Any guesses to how many cards will be in the complete "All New Series"?

I"m trying to figure out how much I can allocate into purchasing the run of these.

The odds of getting a Wonky would be extremely helpful to know.
The first set is the month of May. Four weeks with 5 All New Weekly Series (ANWS) cards each. So 20 in all. (not counting the four Wonkys)
I would expect, if May sells well, that we will see more after that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 07, 2020, 03:58:41 PM
The first set is the month of May. Four weeks with 5 All New Weekly Series (ANWS) cards each. So 20 in all. (not counting the four Wonkys)
I would expect, if May sells well, that we will see more after that.


I would have to think twice about purchasing more than one set of each if Topps had an endless supply of cards in the pipeline to issue. Their "Project 2020" set that has been coming out now will end up having 400 cards at $17.50 each!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 07, 2020, 04:23:32 PM
How many packs of these are you all buying? I placed two separate orders of one pack each. Hoping for at least one Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on May 07, 2020, 05:05:09 PM
How many packs of these are you all buying? I placed two separate orders of one pack each. Hoping for at least one Wonky.

As of now, I'm just planning on one pack.  I'd like to buy more to support the cause, but other than increasing my chances of getting the Wonky, there's not much in it.  I don't care for ludlow backs, but I do like the coupon backs.  But I'm a completist and I either buy one pack to get the five base cards or buy an undetermined quantity in hopes of getting, well, I'm not sure to be honest (other than the Wonky).  I'd probably go for a set of coupon backs if I could do it at a reasonable cost and without having to do much trading, but that doesn't seem likely based on what I know.  I think I'll get one pack and sell or trade off the two bonuses I get (unless one is the Wonky).

As for the snot Wacky, it was quite a disappointment to see that come up as the first image when I clicked on the set.  I'm glad it's the only one like it, though, and hope it'll be the last one like that going forward.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 08, 2020, 05:37:00 AM
Only one set for me. That's always been my goal for all Wacky Packages. I don't want to buy a 2nd set to increase my chances for the Wonky, then have to sell my extra base set on eBay or something. There's probably going to be tons of the 5 card base sets listed on eBay anyways, so the chances of taking a loss are strong.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 08, 2020, 09:09:43 AM
Only one set for me. That's always been my goal for all Wacky Packages. I don't want to buy a 2nd set to increase my chances for the Wonky, then have to sell my extra base set on eBay or something. There's probably going to be tons of the 5 card base sets listed on eBay anyways, so the chances of taking a loss are strong.

I think the big question is: What will the Wonky's pull on Ebay? Based on the crazy prices for the original Wonky's; some sellers will try to flip them for $30.

What price do we think they will actually sell for?   $10?   $5?   $20?  I purchased two packs hoping to get at least one Wonky.   I sense the second set will go

on sale before we receive set one; so I will probably buy two of of set two also; as a hedge against the wonky's selling for more than I want to pay on ebay.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 08, 2020, 09:34:04 AM
I sense the second set will go on sale before we receive set one
They wonít start shipping until after the end of the sale date.
Likely set 3, if not set 4, will be on sale before most folks will even have set 1 in their hands
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 08, 2020, 09:40:21 AM
They wonít start shipping until after the end of the sale date.
Likely set 3, if not set 4, will be on sale before most folks will even have set 1 in their hands

Sad but true.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 08, 2020, 09:41:47 AM
They wonít start shipping until after the end of the sale date.
Likely set 3, if not set 4, will be on sale before most folks will even have set 1 in their hands

Agreed, especially since they also have to print everything.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 08, 2020, 09:55:40 AM
I think the big question is: What will the Wonky's pull on Ebay? Based on the crazy prices for the original Wonky's; some sellers will try to flip them for $30.

What price do we think they will actually sell for?   $10?   $5?   $20?  I purchased two packs hoping to get at least one Wonky.   I sense the second set will go

on sale before we receive set one; so I will probably buy two of of set two also; as a hedge against the wonky's selling for more than I want to pay on ebay.

I can't find production numbers, but I'm willing to bet that the original Wonkys are pretty scarce, especially the last card.  I remember some people only going for one copy of the comic because ordering three got too pricey.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 08, 2020, 03:13:11 PM
I found my Wonky's. That took awhile.  Psyched to add some cards to the Wonky page.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 10, 2020, 08:48:07 AM
I am with Dennis on this one.

Base set and Wonkys..... TOOOO expensive to try to hoard ads and ludlows,

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on May 10, 2020, 11:03:50 AM
When they were an accident because Topps ran out of backing paper, they were relevant.  Now that they're intentional, it's just another way to collect more money.  I gave up on being a "completist" while putting two kids through college.
Iíve never found them relevant in any way shape or form.  Never even held a Ludlow in my hand, ever.  If a series was printed in tan backs and white backs, I tried to make my set all one type or all the other, and the more common format at that, just for a consistent look and feel, and general aesthetics.  Beyond that, I fail to see the importance of variations in backing paper.  To me itís all about whatís on front.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 11, 2020, 12:38:05 PM
I had hoped that there would have been info about the extra 2 cards by now.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 11, 2020, 01:15:43 PM
Any news about what's coming this Wednesday?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 11, 2020, 01:26:55 PM
Any news about what's coming this Wednesday?

I'm still hoping for specifics on the extra cards with the first "set."
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 11, 2020, 01:56:58 PM
I'm still hoping for specifics on the extra cards with the first "set."

I just sent a message to David seeing if he has any idea about packing assortment. Will be tough to know for sure if itís random. We wonít likely get the 1st set until after the 3rd set is released. Maybe even the 4th. Iíll be more than happy to buy or trade for Ludlows and coupons. Iíve ordered several, so Iím more than happy to sell sets of 5 base cards if anyone is looking for them.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on May 11, 2020, 02:32:15 PM
There is a snot gag and?

Nintendo just put out Animal Crossings which has sold over 11 million and it too has a snot gag in it every Sunday morning. I guess I just don't find an issue with snot.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 11, 2020, 04:13:14 PM
Any news about what's coming this Wednesday?
I expect exactly the same as what we got last Wednesday
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 12, 2020, 07:14:25 AM
Sneak preview of Joe Simko's title for Wednesday, as shown on the Topps FB page

https://i.postimg.cc/VL45pYWC/6-B9918-B6-D58-E-4335-A49-E-375-C504003-DA.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 12, 2020, 07:40:45 AM
Sneak preview of a title for Wednesday, as shown on the Topps FB page

https://i.postimg.cc/VL45pYWC/6-B9918-B6-D58-E-4335-A49-E-375-C504003-DA.jpg

Not spoiling it, but I'm not a fan of these gadget parodies. The design is too simple and content is cluttered. I'd rather have snot parodies. LOL!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 12, 2020, 08:23:28 AM
Last day to order week one set. i have two order packs coming.  Not sure if I want a third for this first week. How many are others buying?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 12, 2020, 09:24:56 AM
Not spoiling it, but I'm not a fan of these gadget parodies. The design is too simple and content is cluttered. I'd rather have snot parodies. LOL!

We've already lost at least one Wacky fan because of the first title being a snot/booger gag.  Let's forgive the occasional title we don't like, and embrace the others!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 12, 2020, 09:34:13 AM
Reminds me of some of the titles during the Trumpocracy and Alternate Facts days, a few years back.

I think we all can feel like that guy, somewhat stranded in our homes watching tv all day?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on May 12, 2020, 10:08:17 AM
"I want you to get up right now. Sit up. Go to your windows. Open them and stick your head out and yell Ė ĎIím as mad as hell and Iím not gonna take this anymore!í Things have got to change. But first, youíve gotta get mad!ÖYouíve got to say, ĎIím as mad as hell, and Iím not gonna take this anymore!í Then weíll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first, get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: ĎIím as mad as hell, and Iím not gonna take this anymore!"
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 12, 2020, 10:28:08 AM
We've already lost at least one Wacky fan because of the first title being a snot/booger gag.  Let's forgive the occasional title we don't like, and embrace the others!

I should have worded it differently. I don't hate the parody or the artistry, I hate the subject matter. Products like Apple, Mac, Fitbit, Roku, etc. have incredibly boring, colorless packaging that doesn't allow a decent parody unless you add a bunch of crap to the parody to liven it up. So I'm against particular products getting parodies made.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on May 12, 2020, 02:08:55 PM
Sneak preview of a title for Wednesday, as shown on the Topps FB page

https://i.postimg.cc/VL45pYWC/6-B9918-B6-D58-E-4335-A49-E-375-C504003-DA.jpg

Is the Wacky Packages Weekly Series ever going to see in the weeks to come any Sonic the Hedgehog spoof or a Peanuts/Snoopy related spoof? But Topps isn't allowed to spoof Disney owned properties with Star Wars and Marvel and now the Simpsons (since Disney acquired 20th. Century Fox) in Wacky Packages form after the C&D on a planned Star Wars Wacky Packages series in 2014.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 12, 2020, 03:03:46 PM
I don't hate the parody or the artistry, I hate the subject matter. Products like Apple, Mac, Fitbit, Roku, etc. have incredibly boring, colorless packaging that doesn't allow a decent parody unless you add a bunch of crap to the parody to liven it up. So I'm against particular products getting parodies made.

I agree! 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on May 12, 2020, 03:57:19 PM
Boring or not, those are part of our culture. Isn't parody of current products the norm for this hobby?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 12, 2020, 04:23:24 PM
Boring or not, those are part of our culture. Isn't parody of current products the norm for this hobby?

I guess. Last week had mostly great titles, so I expect there will be one stinker every week. I'm still happy Wackies are back!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 13, 2020, 07:13:30 AM
Not much time left for the first pack!  Order now and give the new series a chance!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 13, 2020, 08:11:51 AM
Here's my card for this week: Mr. Teen


(https://i.postimg.cc/Mfxq2qKx/wp-mrteenfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mfxq2qKx)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 13, 2020, 08:23:22 AM
Here's my card for this week: Mr. Teen


(https://i.postimg.cc/Mfxq2qKx/wp-mrteenfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Mfxq2qKx)

So Cool.. Wacky Live!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 13, 2020, 08:39:24 AM
well done, great work Dave!  Love the gag!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2020, 09:27:28 AM
Week #2 is up

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-week-2.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on May 13, 2020, 09:40:35 AM
Thanks, Patrick!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2020, 09:42:32 AM
Glaring typo. Itís vs Its.
Powers that be, please fix before shipping!
Thank you.

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Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 13, 2020, 09:52:08 AM
Week #2 is up

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-week-2.html

Thanks for the link!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 13, 2020, 09:55:33 AM
Glaring typo. Itís vs Its.
Powers that be, please fix before shipping!
Thank you.

(https://i.postimg.cc/yY8pKcrn/B3-AA893-C-B15-E-49-D1-8-E7-C-D86-EA3-E469-A4.png)
I didn't even notice that, but I'm glad you did, Patrick.

You have no idea how much I hate that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 13, 2020, 09:58:46 AM
Glaring typo. Itís vs Its.
Powers that be, please fix before shipping!
Thank you.

(https://i.postimg.cc/yY8pKcrn/B3-AA893-C-B15-E-49-D1-8-E7-C-D86-EA3-E469-A4.png)

They said they would correct it
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 13, 2020, 10:26:41 AM
There's a checklist back shown this time.  So, one less coupon back?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 13, 2020, 10:29:08 AM
There's a checklist back shown this time.  So, one less coupon back?

There's 5 coupon backs as well as a checklist.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2020, 10:30:53 AM
There's a checklist back shown this time.  So, one less coupon back?
Remaining four puzzle backs (to make the 9), and checklist for 10, for the standard backs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2020, 11:27:56 AM
Week #1 print run of 886 sets.

Very good sale number, I would think.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 13, 2020, 11:39:14 AM
Order now and give the new series a chance!!
All she is sayyyyyy-ing...is give the series a chance!   :]
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on May 13, 2020, 02:29:56 PM
I should have worded it differently. I don't hate the parody or the artistry, I hate the subject matter. Products like Apple, Mac, Fitbit, Roku, etc. have incredibly boring, colorless packaging that doesn't allow a decent parody unless you add a bunch of crap to the parody to liven it up. So I'm against particular products getting parodies made.

I agree with this sentiment.  I'm not saying there's NO way one could ever be a good wacky, but they aren't great and not in the spirit of the originals.  I'd prefer they be few and far between in these new sets.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on May 13, 2020, 02:32:26 PM
Week #2 is up

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-week-2.html

I'm holding off on ordering for now in the slim hopes I either get my set from last week (I know, very unlikely) or we get more info about the two bonus stickers.  I may cave and order without that info, but in that case, I'm likely to just order one set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 13, 2020, 02:57:20 PM
I'm holding off on ordering for now in the slim hopes I either get my set from last week (I know, very unlikely) or we get more info about the two bonus stickers.  I may cave and order without that info, but in that case, I'm likely to just order one set.

The site says "ships 3-5 business days" from when the clock ends, so I see no way that we'll have the first pack in time to order the second.  And I believe we have gotten as much info on the bonus stickers that we're going to get.  Guess we'll be buying blind again.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on May 13, 2020, 04:35:27 PM
We've already lost at least one Wacky fan because of the first title being a snot/booger gag.  Let's forgive the occasional title we don't like, and embrace the others!

Lost me also.  Took one look at the stickers and closed the browser tab.  That stuff just turns me off.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 13, 2020, 08:18:41 PM
One sticker gag loses people for good? If that's the case there is no hope for a full time return for WPs. Ten stickers so far and two (painted really well at least) have a product or a type of gag (that WAS in the original ANS) and we lost ya. I don't get it. We talked about it. After this month's stickers (which are too far along to change) there will be no poop, vomit, snot or non-grocery store/ Target/ Walmart type of products. We are aware.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on May 13, 2020, 08:32:04 PM
I am torn by your reaction to some of these criticisms. On the one hand, it's wise to give customers what they want. On the other hand, Wacky Packages have always been a creative effort, and I am loathe to edit or direct an artist, especially one that I have always enjoyed. While it's true that I'm not a fan of certain kinds of Wackys, I'm still game for this set as designed.  There are always hits and misses in any set, depending on personal preference, and you're never going to please everyone. For me, the only line in the sand is the political stuff. Otherwise, have at it and let your creative imagination run wild!

I think some of the folks who are opting out likely have more of an issue with the small-batches-with-chase-cards approach. After all, previous sets that came all at once were loaded with subjects that you're now self-censoring.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 13, 2020, 08:53:07 PM
Like I said we are self correcting. After this month we are clear on what people won't want (we only have control on the sticker side of things). Just seems weird to me to drop collecting these entirely over a few of the many for the first month (BTW, these were not mine, I'm not sure if that is what you are thinking). We had gags like these in ANS which is what we were modeling it after and figured we should stay modern with the products.  There is one more like this one coming up and after that I don't think you'll see products like these again. The art will be solid. This isn't Jungwha art anymore. No political gags either.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2020, 09:18:17 PM
The pushback on snot jokes in Wackys should not be a surprise though, itís been that way since ANS 1.
I recall the preliminary checklist for that set was published and it was heavy on snot gags. A forum majority spoke out loudly against their inclusion. At least three snot jokes got pulled before release to everyoneís relief.

As good as these all are, it didnít feel like the right one to use to initially promote the run.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Rictor on May 13, 2020, 09:25:50 PM
Crunch Boogers is my favorite card from the new set.  My daughter thinks it's hilarious too.  Crunch Berries are her favorite cereal.

As a kid, I always liked the gross Wackys from the eighties like Chock Full O' Guts.  The gross-out factor of these and GPKs were the whole selling point for most of us kids in the eighties.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 13, 2020, 10:17:28 PM
The pushback on snot jokes in Wackys should not be a surprise though, itís been that way since ANS 1.
I recall the preliminary checklist for that set was published and it was heavy on snot gags. A forum majority spoke out loudly against their inclusion. At least three snot jokes got pulled before release to everyoneís relief.

As good as these all are, it didnít the right one to use to initially promote the run.
Patrick, I looked it up and it was three exactly: Little Drippie Snot Cakes (which was originally intended for the lost 1992 series, btw), Snot Pockets and Swansong Chicken Snot Pie (which was also made as a clear cling). They still have not been released to this day.

The one that actually did make it - Snots - wasn't even on the preliminary checklist to begin with. How that one got past the radar I'll never know.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 14, 2020, 03:37:31 AM
Like I said we are self correcting. After this month we are clear on what people won't want (we only have control on the sticker side of things). Just seems weird to me to drop collecting these entirely over a few of the many for the first month (BTW, these were not mine, I'm not sure if that is what you are thinking). We had gags like these in ANS which is what we were modeling it after and figured we should stay modern with the products.  There is one more like this one coming up and after that I don't think you'll see products like these again. The art will be solid. This isn't Jungwha art anymore. No political gags either.

Self correcting is greatly appreciated. I feel that those who are bailing due to one or two misses likely have other reasons to hope they do not like this release. Price may be a factor for some.  The online cards cost about $2.50 per card which is much higher than the retail cost. I personally can deal with that; but I think it is a factor for some. That is to be expected. It is great to know the artists are speaking for the collectors and Topps is listening. Neil; would you agree that the first week's sales met Topps expectations?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 14, 2020, 03:58:09 AM
Self correcting is greatly appreciated. I feel that those who are bailing due to one or two misses likely have other reasons to hope they do not like this release. Price may be a factor for some.  The online cards cost about $2.50 per card which is much higher than the retail cost. I personally can deal with that; but I think it is a factor for some. That is to be expected. It is great to know the artists are speaking for the collectors and Topps is listening. Neil; would you agree that the first week's sales met Topps expectations?

Agreed.  I am thrilled that Topps is listening.  And it's great to know that the art will be high quality.  Quite honestly, one or two snot/poop gags in a whole set wouldn't bother me, especially if well done, as long as they don't take over.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 14, 2020, 04:08:44 AM
I only saw a few people bailing out entirely. Some of us posted our gripes, but we are still buying these weekly. I think the artwork has been top notch and the parodies are in true Wacky Packages form! Like previous sets in the past going back to the die-cuts, there has always been one or two few least-favorite parodies. But like the Osmonds sang..."One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl" I hope the sales are good with these, and they continue beyond May!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 14, 2020, 06:21:47 AM
I don't get it, because you instantly see one title that has snot humor, which is everywhere, you throw in the towel?  That's silly, and I don't feel reflective of the majority of the fans here.  These guys have worked hard to bring back something that we've all loved, and when I look up at the header on this page, it reads "Wacky Packages". 

Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  If you don't like them, don't get them.  Or get the set and throw out the one you don't like. Or trade it?  That's all, I just get frustrated reading some of the comments.  If you don't care for the new stuff, don't visit the "All New Series" section?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on May 14, 2020, 07:25:27 AM
I am torn by your reaction to some of these criticisms. On the one hand, it's wise to give customers what they want. On the other hand, Wacky Packages have always been a creative effort, and I am loathe to edit or direct an artist, especially one that I have always enjoyed. While it's true that I'm not a fan of certain kinds of Wackys, I'm still game for this set as designed.  There are always hits and misses in any set, depending on personal preference, and you're never going to please everyone. For me, the only line in the sand is the political stuff. Otherwise, have at it and let your creative imagination run wild!

IMO I'd say the few people angered over snots is in the minority considering the number of sets purchased. Really though, we all can find previous sets with numerous gags we don't find funny or appealing but we don't call it quits. Sometimes we all need a temporary break from hobbies.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 14, 2020, 08:46:04 AM
As someone mentioned to me earlier today (LOL), Wackys need to evolve, times have changed.  What worked back in the 70's may not necessarily work here in 2020.  Don't mean to be harsh, I remember some of the same sentiments were expressed when the ANS series came out,

And if you look at that zoomed-in snot on the top corner of that title, you can see how well done the artwork is, you have to appreciate the talent and artistry that goes into these.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 14, 2020, 04:45:12 PM
  I'm very happy with the Week 2 cards and especially like the WP2 Wonky.

  I just hope the odds of getting a Wonky is higher than for a Ludlow. I'm guessing there will be one coupon bonus card in each pack.

  I don't care for the booger theme, but it doesn't deter me because I like the other cards. As someone else mentioned, I draw the line with politicians or celebrities being parodied.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 14, 2020, 04:59:13 PM
  I'm very happy with the Week 2 cards and especially like the WP2 Wonky.
same here. And with more titles out, it's getting easier to see how strong and well done this set is going to be as a whole
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 15, 2020, 05:21:26 PM
The thing here is that not every title will appeal to everyone. The most important thing is to support these releases or we really wonít be seeing anything else Wacky. The artists have really gone to bat for the fans. I would love to have a wacky weekly series every week. There are enough collectors on this site that will be able to help anyone out thatís looking for back variations. Iím rolling the dice here and ordering several sets every week. Iím Canadian and have my cards shipped to my US post office box. With the borders currently closed due to COVID, I have no idea when Iíll be able to get them. May be some seriously delayed trading or buying for me to complete the backs. Hoping Iíll get the Wonky cards in what Iíve ordered. Thank you to all the artists from these sets. I also canít wait for the next Old School set this fall!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 15, 2020, 06:26:18 PM
The thing here is that not every title will appeal to everyone. The most important thing is to support these releases or we really wonít be seeing anything else Wacky. The artists have really gone to bat for the fans. I would love to have a wacky weekly series every week. There are enough collectors on this site that will be able to help anyone out thatís looking for back variations. Iím rolling the dice here and ordering several sets every week. Iím Canadian and have my cards shipped to my US post office box. With the borders currently closed due to COVID, I have no idea when Iíll be able to get them. May be some seriously delayed trading or buying for me to complete the backs. Hoping Iíll get the Wonky cards in what Iíve ordered. Thank you to all the artists from these sets. I also canít wait for the next Old School set this fall!!

Yep. no one is going to love every title, and some will prefer certain titles over others.  But, we're getting new Wackys!!

So your Wackys will languish here until the border opens?  Bummer!  If the distribution is decent, I'll put aside Wonkys for you, just in case.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 15, 2020, 08:24:15 PM
Yup! They will be stuck there. The funny thing is Iím only 20 minutes from the border. You should look up where Point Roberts is in the United States. You can only access it from Canada and it doesnít connect to the rest of the US. And thank you so much for holding some cards back for me if you get extras. As soon as I can make it down to the US once the borders re-open, Iíll let you know what I need. Fingers crossed the distribution isnít too bad!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 16, 2020, 12:54:21 PM
  I'm very happy with the Week 2 cards and especially like the WP2 Wonky.

Glad to hear it! The Wonkys are always so much fun to work on. By the way, here's my wacky week 2 contribution:


(https://i.postimg.cc/tYtV7gFd/WP2-Gapettos.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tYtV7gFd)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on May 16, 2020, 01:40:33 PM
Like I said we are self correcting. After this month we are clear on what people won't want (we only have control on the sticker side of things). Just seems weird to me to drop collecting these entirely over a few of the many for the first month (BTW, these were not mine, I'm not sure if that is what you are thinking). We had gags like these in ANS which is what we were modeling it after and figured we should stay modern with the products.  There is one more like this one coming up and after that I don't think you'll see products like these again. The art will be solid. This isn't Jungwha art anymore. No political gags either.

Count me among those who dislike the snot gags, but I appreciate hearing that the artists are listening.  I will admit that I was a tad put off when I clicked on the first set with high hopes and the first sticker was plastered with snot.  So it goes.  The rest look great and, based on a super quick glance (I'm trying not to spoil the surprise entirely), week 2 looked even better.  I wish Topps would listen as well as the artists and include a wonky with each set (we collectors are completists and not knowing if I will get a full set has definitely been a bummer to me).  I can see how making the wonky not guaranteed could lead to increased set purchases, but for me, it led me to order just one set each week as I didn't want to spend $15 on the chance I'd get the sticker I'm missing (or, maybe not missing since it may have come in the one set I ordered).

On an unrelated note, I'm glad to see your tagline, Dave, about the chance for OLDS9 in November  :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 16, 2020, 02:39:28 PM
Glad to hear it! The Wonkys are always so much fun to work on. By the way, here's my wacky week 2 contribution:


(https://i.postimg.cc/tYtV7gFd/WP2-Gapettos.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tYtV7gFd)

One of my favorites this week! Great parody, and Gardetto's company started here in my hometown of Milwaukee, WI
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 17, 2020, 04:37:04 AM
I posted this on "Are they Nuts?" post as a reply to Richard #staywacky and his great binder inserts.

Since Topps doesn't seem to be interested in making WP binders anymore, maybe you artists could convince them to make a set of 3-ring inserts (front, back, binder) instead.  Anyone who orders a complete four-run set of the new weekly series cards gets one for free.  I'd much prefer that over different backs and a having to buy more for a chance to get a Wonky. 

Maybe then if it's popular they could print and sell them for past series without binders too?  It seems like these would be pretty cheap to print, so the ROI would be high. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 17, 2020, 05:17:22 AM
I posted this on "Are they Nuts?" post as a reply to Richard #staywacky and his great binder inserts.

Since Topps doesn't seem to be interested in making WP binders anymore, maybe you artists could convince them to make a set of 3-ring inserts (front, back, binder) instead.  Anyone who orders a complete four-run set of the new weekly series cards gets one for free.  I'd much prefer that over different backs and a having to buy more for a chance to get a Wonky. 

Maybe then if it's popular they could print and sell them for past series without binders too?  It seems like these would be pretty cheap to print, so the ROI would be high.

Great idea, fellow Dodger fan.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on May 18, 2020, 01:24:32 PM
Next wacky groupling in 2 days so yeah.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 19, 2020, 09:52:56 AM
sneak preview of Brent Engstrom's piece for tomorrow's set

https://i.postimg.cc/GmgZY166/99353171-3812268882147543-3129631643690598400-o.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 19, 2020, 11:15:28 AM
awesome!  Well done!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on May 19, 2020, 02:36:12 PM
Since Topps doesn't seem to be interested in making WP binders anymore, maybe you artists could convince them to make a set of 3-ring inserts (front, back, binder) instead.

I've been toying with this idea and was thinking about doing some unofficial inserts in my spare time, but haven't had much of that in a while. Maybe when things slow down a bit, I'll revisit this.

Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: rdsjnk on May 19, 2020, 03:33:24 PM
Here's another idea for binders. Use all those extra singles you may have.


(https://i.postimg.cc/BXQJS5b4/wacky-4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BXQJS5b4)

(https://i.postimg.cc/LqfpCNCB/wacky-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqfpCNCB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jwbrGPBV/wacky-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jwbrGPBV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BX6G9q7v/wacky-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BX6G9q7v)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FfttL0rf/wacky-6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfttL0rf)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7JZjkVVR/wacky-5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7JZjkVVR)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on May 19, 2020, 07:41:34 PM
I posted this on "Are they Nuts?" post as a reply to Richard #staywacky and his great binder inserts.

Since Topps doesn't seem to be interested in making WP binders anymore, maybe you artists could convince them to make a set of 3-ring inserts (front, back, binder) instead.  Anyone who orders a complete four-run set of the new weekly series cards gets one for free.  I'd much prefer that over different backs and a having to buy more for a chance to get a Wonky. 

Maybe then if it's popular they could print and sell them for past series without binders too?  It seems like these would be pretty cheap to print, so the ROI would be high.

I love this idea!  Something that I would really enjoy and use rather than different backs, which I just sell or trade or let take up space.  And, Neil, I'm glad to hear you're considering it  :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 20, 2020, 07:18:53 AM
Here's my Wacky for this week: Ghoul-Aid


(https://i.postimg.cc/CR1tr2k7/wp-weeklyghoulaidfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CR1tr2k7)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 20, 2020, 07:45:18 AM
Amazing! Thanks David!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on May 20, 2020, 08:22:43 AM
Amazing! Thanks David!

Excellent!  Especially the "Add Souls".
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on May 20, 2020, 08:58:27 AM
great stuff, Dave, love the title and the artwork!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on May 20, 2020, 09:05:33 AM
I've been toying with this idea and was thinking about doing some unofficial inserts in my spare time, but haven't had much of that in a while. Maybe when things slow down a bit, I'll revisit this.

Stay tuned...

Can I assume an independent effort (like you mention) could not include actual entries considered official Topps Wacky Packages? In other words a GI Toe, Mister Faulty, Qreep, etc.., couldn't be done? 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on May 20, 2020, 10:11:21 AM
Is anyone else having difficulty accessing topps.com? I keep getting verification messages.



Yes. The block is not there anymore and I can access the site.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on May 20, 2020, 10:26:11 AM
Yeah, they're probably updating the site for new releases at the moment.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 20, 2020, 10:40:39 AM
Is anyone else having difficulty accessing topps.com? I keep getting verification messages.
i've had issues for the past month when on my home wifi - access forbidden, and other errors.
when I use a cell network, or wifi at other locations (e.g. Starbucks), I have no problems.
I think they changed something with their security about a month ago, and it's been causing havoc for quite a few folks.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 20, 2020, 10:46:45 AM
Week #3 card set. Finally posted!

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-week-3.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 20, 2020, 10:53:34 AM
Damn it, there goes my Celestial Pizza gag!
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZBrxm0nT/wp14-Celestialpizza-gross.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZBrxm0nT)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 20, 2020, 11:03:29 AM
Great looking cards this week!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 20, 2020, 11:04:44 AM
Is there a picture of the Wonky card this week? David or Neil do you have this? :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 20, 2020, 11:08:14 AM
Is there a picture of the Wonky card this week? David or Neil do you have this? :)
They were slow to post it last week as well. Hopefully itíll show up soon.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 20, 2020, 11:16:39 AM
The Wonky is up now to view!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 20, 2020, 11:42:01 AM
The Wonky is up now to view!

Awesome! Thank you!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 20, 2020, 11:45:40 AM
Damn it, there goes my Celestial Pizza gag!
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZBrxm0nT/wp14-Celestialpizza-gross.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZBrxm0nT)

I like your gag!  "My Favorite Martian" has been on COZI TV lately, and your gag had me thinking "Just like my Uncle Martin used to make!"  But too many people wouldn't get that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 20, 2020, 12:38:01 PM
Week 2 sales are holding strong:  745
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 20, 2020, 01:48:15 PM
If sales continue to be strong for the next 2 weeks of releases, will we be seeing a weekly series in June as well?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on May 20, 2020, 02:24:26 PM
I wonder if in terms of this business model, a 16% decrease in sales after the first week is actually considered "holding strong"?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 20, 2020, 02:50:29 PM
Each parody this week is a winner!! Nice parodies, nice illustrations....perfection!! I've never been so excited about Wednesdays for a long time.

When comic books come back, it will be the best day of the week even more!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 20, 2020, 05:44:14 PM
I have one more coming next week then for June (which is now happening) I will be missing the first two sets for that month. I'll be doing one each in the last two for the month. Engstrom and Simko will be taking one each of mine because I have to finish up some other work and some home stuff. I should be back to normal weekly schedule for July should things still be moving ahead.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 20, 2020, 06:12:38 PM
Topps' website SUCKS! Does anyone know how to cancel an order? It appears to be impossible while you're logged in to your account...WTF!?!?!?! They want us to buy this stuff, they need to make it easier and less error prone....too many f--ing glitches in their processing.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 20, 2020, 06:52:50 PM
BigT.... hahahahahahahahahhahahhahahahhahaha

Their site DOES SUCK!!!!!!

IMPOSSIBLE TO EASILY find ANYTHING WACKY!!!!!! (they LOVEEEEEE To blend with GPK CRAP!!!!!!!!)

AND it is very slowwwwwwwww..... I bet if you wanted GPK and Baseball crap - It would move fast.......

Talk among yourselves!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 20, 2020, 08:04:23 PM
Their site DOES SUCK!!!!!!
IMPOSSIBLE TO EASILY find ANYTHING WACKY!!!!!!
Richard
#StayWacky
True, their site does have a lot of issues, and Search is terrible, but if you just wanna see Wackys, then just go to the Wacky category

Menuó>Cards&Collectiblesó>Online Brandsó>Wacky Packages

And these weekly sets have also been right near the top of the home page in the New Releases area for the entire week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 20, 2020, 08:06:05 PM
I have one more coming next week then for June (which is now happening) I will be missing the first two sets for that month. I'll be doing one each in the last two for the month. Engstrom and Simko will be taking one each of mine because I have to finish up some other work and some home stuff. I should be back to normal weekly schedule for July should things still be moving ahead.

Fantastic news. Keep them coming. Such a great lead up to your Old School series.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 21, 2020, 05:09:53 PM
Hoping week one cards arrive soon......
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 21, 2020, 05:13:42 PM
Hoping week one cards arrive soon......
they haven't even sent out shipping notices. The 3-5 business days is bogus.
Surprising too, as the weekly GPK sets state 5-7 business days. Why would Wackys be any quicker?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 21, 2020, 06:58:39 PM
Weíll be ordering the 4th set before the first arrives.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 22, 2020, 03:07:25 AM
Weíll be ordering the 4th set before the first arrives.

I ordered two sets of weeks one and two and one set of week three. I was hoping to receive the week one set before ordering ends for week three so I could up my order to two packs if the collation on the Wonky is Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 22, 2020, 09:11:17 PM
Just received my shipping notice from Topps via FedEx
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on May 22, 2020, 09:44:20 PM
Just received my shipping notice from Topps via FedEx

Same here.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 22, 2020, 11:39:14 PM
My notice came at 4 minutes after midnight.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 23, 2020, 04:44:02 AM
I think I got mine at 11:55 PM.  I have no idea if it's from Topps though.

**** This is a post-only message.  Please do not respond. ****

Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:   

Below is the USPS Tracking number you need to determine the delivery status of your package.   

USPS Tracking Number xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   
Your package is scheduled for shipment on 5/22/2020.   

This email was automatically generated by the US Postal Service (www.usps.com) at the shipper's request. Any reply to this email will not be received by the USPS or shipper.  The USPS has not collected or retained any personal information that would identify you or your purchase from this email.   

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Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 23, 2020, 05:47:01 AM
After-hours notifications on a Friday of a 3-day weekend? How very Topps-like.
Nothing will really be shipping until next Tuesday. At least they are finally starting to print them.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 23, 2020, 05:51:46 AM
After-hours notifications on a Friday of a 3-day weekend? How very Topps-like.
Nothing will really be shipping until next Tuesday. At least they are finally starting to print them.

That's exactly what I thought.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on May 23, 2020, 06:58:43 AM
After-hours notifications on a Friday of a 3-day weekend? How very Topps-like.
Nothing will really be shipping until next Tuesday. At least they are finally starting to print them.

I got my notification just before midnight. I live minutes from the printer (I used them for my Fearsome Weirdos set) and I think that they work 24/7 which may explain the shipping being printed at night. I expect USPS would pick up and hopefully scan the packages today.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 23, 2020, 07:47:15 AM
I got my notification just before midnight. I live minutes from the printer (I used them for my Fearsome Weirdos set) and I think that they work 24/7 which may explain the shipping being printed at night. I expect USPS would pick up and hopefully scan the packages today.

Mine said Fedex.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on May 23, 2020, 09:22:44 AM
Mine said Fedex.

Really? My Topps purchases always come USPS...maybe they go with the better rate for different regions.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 23, 2020, 12:33:52 PM
I think I got mine at 11:55 PM.  I have no idea if it's from Topps though.

**** This is a post-only message.  Please do not respond. ****

Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:   

Below is the USPS Tracking number you need to determine the delivery status of your package.   

USPS Tracking Number xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   
Your package is scheduled for shipment on 5/22/2020.   

This email was automatically generated by the US Postal Service (www.usps.com) at the shipper's request. Any reply to this email will not be received by the USPS or shipper.  The USPS has not collected or retained any personal information that would identify you or your purchase from this email.   

Thank you,    US-001893738 

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I got the same shipping notice emailed to me. I checked my account on Topps, and all 3 weekly sets I ordered just says processing.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 23, 2020, 02:35:08 PM
I got a rock.......
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 23, 2020, 02:50:40 PM
I got a rock.......

 ;D

Did you order on the first day?  I'm wondering if that matters, especially since I had a busy week with work and ordered the third week set just today.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 24, 2020, 03:38:49 AM
I ordered on the 3rd day I think. Email came in late last night. Shipping via USPS. Label generated. Not shipped yet.
So far only HenryR on ebay has presold Wonky's for $16.99. What do we think they will settle at long term?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 24, 2020, 04:32:38 AM
I got another shipping notice last night at 8:04 PM.  It says shipped by USPS, but the shipping method is FedEx-Smart Post.

So far only HenryR on ebay has presold Wonky's for $16.99. What do we think they will settle at long term?

He has the Crumbs for set 2 listed now -- two listed for $17.99, one sold already in less than 24 hours.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264741086671

Not knowing the collation, I wonder how many sets he ordered to guarantee getting at least two.

It also makes me think that the printing numbers may be misleading for the apparent demand of these two sets.  I wonder how many unique collectors ordered a set.  The ones that ordered many sets were probably doing so to resell many of them to recoup the cost.  If the collation is evenly distributed, then there will be 886 and 745 base sets, 118 and 99 ludlow back and coupon back sets, and 590 and 496 Wonky Packages, respectively for the two printing runs.  It will be interesting to see how many of these back variation sets show up on eBay and at what price.  It also means that many base sets will be tossed aside like the baseball cards of the early 90s.

However, an interest on eBay also shows an interest in Wacky Packages in general, but for some reason the buyers chose not to order directly from Topps.  Some probably didn't know or missed it.  Others might have chosen just to buy off ebay instead of playing the collation game.  So I wonder what the printing numbers would have been if there had been just five base stickers and one Wonky Package with the back variations offered separately.  I feel that would have been a better measure of the true demand.

Either way, I'm happy to see Wacky Packages back again!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on May 24, 2020, 05:05:32 AM
Have been holding off on ordering week #3 until receiving a shipping notice for week #1.  Still no news.  I feel like Charlie Brown...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 24, 2020, 05:51:46 AM
If the collation is evenly distributed, then there will be 886 and 745 base sets, 118 and 99 ludlow back, coupon back, and Wonky Packages, respectively for the two printing runs.  It will be interesting to see how many of these back variation sets show up on eBay and at what price. 
For your numbers, the 118 and 99 ludlow and coupon, that's the total number of "sets of five" cards divided by three (printRun*2Bonus/(5+5+5)). But since the Wonky is only a single title without variations, the total number of them printed in this scenario is five times that number, or 590 Wonkys.

To me that seems a really high number. I'm hoping for a different definition of 'evenly distributed', which is that there is only one Wonky per each sets of Ludlow and Coupons (printRun*2Bonus/(5+5+1)). This scenario would then give 161 of each set of five back variations as well as only 161 Wonky cards. More total back variation sets and a lot fewer Wonkys.


Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 24, 2020, 07:11:18 AM
For your numbers, the 118 and 99 ludlow and coupon, that's the total number of "sets of five" cards divided by three (printRun*2Bonus/(5+5+5)). But since the Wonky is only a single title without variations, the total number of them printed in this scenario is five times that number, or 590 Wonkys.

Good catch!  The puppy has awakened me too early on a Sunday for my brain to be working properly.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 24, 2020, 08:16:45 AM
I got my notice Late Friday - SO..... If we only ordered one pack, does that mean we will get a Wonky or is it just dumb luck?

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 24, 2020, 08:48:05 AM
Good catch!  The puppy has awakened me too early on a Sunday for my brain to be working properly.
Well, we donít know what the odds are yet, other than that there is not a Wonky in every pack - otherwise the write up would had said that . So your guess is as good as any
Could even be something uneven, like two coupons for every one ludlow, just to muck with the odds
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 24, 2020, 08:59:39 AM
For your numbers, the 118 and 99 ludlow and coupon, that's the total number of "sets of five" cards divided by three (printRun*2Bonus/(5+5+5)). But since the Wonky is only a single title without variations, the total number of them printed in this scenario is five times that number, or 590 Wonkys.

To me that seems a really high number. I'm hoping for a different definition of 'evenly distributed', which is that there is only one Wonky per each sets of Ludlow and Coupons (printRun*2Bonus/(5+5+1)). This scenario would then give 161 of each set of five back variations as well as only 161 Wonky cards. More total back variation sets and a lot fewer Wonkys.

I was also thinking that the Wonky inserts would be scarcer per 5 card set because they would be outnumbered by 10 alternate backs.  But, who knows with Topps!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 24, 2020, 09:26:49 AM
I got my notice Late Friday - SO..... If we only ordered one pack, does that mean we will get a Wonky or is it just dumb luck?

Richard
#StayWacky

Despite requests for clarification from Topps, specific insert card distribution in weekly sets was not provided, and we won't be getting our Week 1 sets for at least another week to see how they decided to do it.  Hell, they could change it mid-series.....

Meanwhile, people are buying blind. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 24, 2020, 09:45:03 AM
I agree - I would buy 2 packs if they had 1 Wonky - NOT going to buy 5-6 ...... Hope is NOT a strategy

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 24, 2020, 10:01:45 AM
I ended up buying 3 packs. I thought at worst, if all the bonus cards were even distributed at the same odds, that with 3 packs I would have a 50% chance of getting the Wonky.
 
 I still think there will be one coupon card as a bonus in each set with one ludlow and one wonky in every other set, meaning a 50% chance of a wonky. If that is the case, there might be enough around so everyone who wants one could get one without paying an arm and a leg for it.

  Might be good to have a running tally of what kind of cards everyone gets if it isn't obvious as to the odds of getting each variety.

We shall see in due time....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 25, 2020, 04:36:18 AM

To me that seems a really high number. I'm hoping for a different definition of 'evenly distributed', which is that there is only one Wonky per each sets of Ludlow and Coupons (printRun*2Bonus/(5+5+1)). This scenario would then give 161 of each set of five back variations as well as only 161 Wonky cards. More total back variation sets and a lot fewer Wonkys.
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It sounds like you would prefer fewer Wonkys being made. Why is that?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 25, 2020, 05:06:53 AM
To me that seems a really high number. I'm hoping for a different definition of 'evenly distributed', which is that there is only one Wonky per each sets of Ludlow and Coupons (printRun*2Bonus/(5+5+1)). This scenario would then give 161 of each set of five back variations as well as only 161 Wonky cards. More total back variation sets and a lot fewer Wonkys.


It sounds like you would prefer fewer Wonkys being made. Why is that?

Sorry, I think I messed up in my wording.

There are 11 bonus cards in total.  If I purchase 3 base sets, I get 6 bonus cards. If all 11 bonus cards are distributed evenly (meaning 5/11 odds of getting a Ludlow, 5/11 odds of getting a couoon, 1/11 odds of a Wonky) with no doubles, I would have a 6/11 chance of gettingt the wonky, or a little more than 50%.

  I'm hoping that the actual odds of getting the Wonky are higher than this so there are more Wonkys since it seems like mostly everyone likes there and would want one.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 25, 2020, 07:56:09 AM
Sorry, I think I messed up in my wording.

There are 11 bonus cards in total.  If I purchase 3 base sets, I get 6 bonus cards. If all 11 bonus cards are distributed evenly (meaning 5/11 odds of getting a Ludlow, 5/11 odds of getting a couoon, 1/11 odds of a Wonky) with no doubles, I would have a 6/11 chance of gettingt the wonky, or a little more than 50%.

  I'm hoping that the actual odds of getting the Wonky are higher than this so there are more Wonkys since it seems like mostly everyone likes there and would want one.

But, Topps might realize that mostly everyone will want the Wonky.  If the Wonkys are in 50% of each weekly set, I think there will be a big drop in future weekly set sales.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 25, 2020, 09:45:02 AM
I agree that we should keep notes on what the bonus card distribution is with every set. I do agree that Iím sure there will be a coupon back with every set and the Ludlows will probably be packed in with them in every 2-3 packs. Youíll probably see the Wonky in every 4th Pack. As mentioned, thereís no way the wonky will be in every other pack. This would kill the online sales for Topps. Youíre most likely going to have to buy between 4-6 sets to get the wonky. With this. There will be lots of base sets up on eBay pretty quick. If thatís all you want and donít care about the extras, you could probably just wait.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 25, 2020, 10:40:24 AM
Youíll probably see the Wonky in every 4th Pack. As mentioned, thereís no way the wonky will be in every other pack. This would kill the online sales for Topps. Youíre most likely going to have to buy between 4-6 sets to get the wonky.

That reminds me of the old bubblegum machines I saw as a kid with a bunch of worthless stuff and one really cool item pictured in the glass so I'd want to keep feeding it quarters until I got that one cool item.  The problem was, even though I was very gullible at that age, I also lacked having more than one or two quarters to feed the machine.  I'm tired of feeding Topps $15 just to try and get that cool item, so I'm buying one set and Wonky be d**ned.  If I get one, I get one.

There will be lots of base sets up on eBay pretty quick. If thatís all you want and donít care about the extras, you could probably just wait.

Just like those early 1990's baseball cards I invested heavily in, they're pretty worthless at that point, not even worth the paper they're printed on.

Glad to see Wackys back, and I'm supporting the artists, but only at the rate of $15/week.  COVID-19 has seen my salary reduced, my bonuses removed, my leave accrual stopped, my holiday taken away, and the demand for me to work more hours.  I just can't afford to keep paying for more, but I'm happy to have a job and be able to work from home in the interim.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 25, 2020, 10:47:52 AM
I agree that we should keep notes on what the bonus card distribution is with every set. I do agree that Iím sure there will be a coupon back with every set and the Ludlows will probably be packed in with them in every 2-3 packs. Youíll probably see the Wonky in every 4th Pack. As mentioned, thereís no way the wonky will be in every other pack. This would kill the online sales for Topps. Youíre most likely going to have to buy between 4-6 sets to get the wonky. With this. There will be lots of base sets up on eBay pretty quick. If thatís all you want and donít care about the extras, you could probably just wait.

If that's true, many collectors will stop buying directly from Topps and just wait for eBay. To keep Topps sales strong, they should make the distribution of the Wonkys higher so you get a 50-50 chance if you purchase just one set. So it's up to Topps to keep these weekly sets continuing for a long time. IMO the Wonky should be an automatic card you get each week, because it's a unique title and not a chase variant. I could care less about the Ludlow backs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 25, 2020, 11:00:03 AM
I purchased two packs for the first two weeks.  If the Wonky's settle at around $17 I may just buy one pack per week and supplement the wonky via Ebay if I strike out.  If Wonky's end up costing more ; I am not sure which way I will go.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 25, 2020, 11:05:56 AM
Glad to see Wackys back, and I'm supporting the artists, but only at the rate of $15/week.  COVID-19 has seen my salary reduced, my bonuses removed, my leave accrual stopped, my holiday taken away, and the demand for me to work more hours.  I just can't afford to keep paying for more.

Yeah, I'm in that boat right now as well. $15 a week isn't too much of a strain since I'm buying only 1 set. Time will tell what the distribution is on the Wonkys. Some people can afford to buy 10 sets to guarantee getting at least one Wonky, then dump their extras on eBay. I can't wait to see how low the base sets go!! If my work situation doesn't improve soon, I might be forced to wait for eBay if the Wonkys are near impossible to get. I really don't benefit personally from having the coupon backs or Ludlows in my collection.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 25, 2020, 11:44:34 AM
Yeah, I'm in that boat right now as well. $15 a week isn't too much of a strain since I'm buying only 1 set. Time will tell what the distribution is on the Wonkys. Some people can afford to buy 10 sets to guarantee getting at least one Wonky, then dump their extras on eBay. I can't wait to see how low the base sets go!! If my work situation doesn't improve soon, I might be forced to wait for eBay if the Wonkys are near impossible to get. I really don't benefit personally from having the coupon backs or Ludlows in my collection.

I do hope that the Wonkys will be in every 2-3 packs, but just doubt it.  So far, I've been buying my packs each week, hoping that the luds will be the rarest, and that I'll have plenty of Wonkys for people here, either for sale at less than ebay prices, or in trade for coupon backs I might need for myself.  I dearly hope that my Week 1 packs get here before I have to order Week 4 so we'll finally know the distribution for the inserts.

I ordered some magnet sheets for some of my base extras, and will probably also be giving single base stickers out at Halloween.

What I hate about the weekly sets is that if you're hoping to build an extra set to sell when it is "complete" you're going to have to wait 7 months until you can offer it  :-\

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 26, 2020, 12:51:20 PM
Teaser image on Facebook for one of tomorrow's titles. I won't spoil it here in case people want to be surprised.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 26, 2020, 01:43:01 PM
Teaser image on Facebook for one of tomorrow's titles. I won't spoil it here in case people want to be surprised.
nice spot!
Another good one

for those not on Facebook  https://i.postimg.cc/Ls5tp87R/100805853-3839049792802785-2611328167368982528-o.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 26, 2020, 02:54:25 PM
Teaser image on Facebook for one of tomorrow's titles. I won't spoil it here in case people want to be surprised.

Great looking card!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 26, 2020, 04:37:01 PM
Teaser image on Facebook for one of tomorrow's titles. I won't spoil it here in case people want to be surprised.

Great card!!!   Promises kept!  Wackies live on in 2020......
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 27, 2020, 11:08:53 AM
cards are up, sort of, there are definitely some problems with the topps site

looks like the website has been fixed now

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-week-4.html

all five coupons shown this time.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on May 27, 2020, 11:20:02 AM
I think there is some problems with Topps in general.  4 weeks of Wackies and still no shipping confirmations!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on May 27, 2020, 11:25:00 AM
I think there is some problems with Topps in general.  4 weeks of Wackies and still no shipping confirmations!

Check the spam folder in your email. Seems like most folks got a shipping notification for Week 1 purchases this past weekend.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 27, 2020, 11:27:13 AM
I think there is some problems with Topps in general.  4 weeks of Wackies and still no shipping confirmations!
I'm in the same boat. Still no shipping notice.
I know some people have gotten them, but going on 9 business days and still nada
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on May 27, 2020, 11:31:40 AM
So I think I jinxed myself by mentioning I live by the printer...my package is currently at the MIAMI FL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER. This happened once before with a GPK purchase. The  cards went to Puerto Rico and sat there for about 2 weeks before being redirected!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 27, 2020, 11:40:10 AM
I think there is some problems with Topps in general.  4 weeks of Wackies and still no shipping confirmations!

My order of first week cards is scheduled to arrive next Tuesday according to FedEx tracking.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: rdsjnk on May 27, 2020, 11:54:19 AM
So I think I jinxed myself by mentioning I live by the printer...my package is currently at the MIAMI FL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER. This happened once before with a GPK purchase. The  cards went to Puerto Rico and sat there for about 2 weeks before being redirected!

Mine said the same thing, now it's in Opa Locka and scheduled for Sat. delivery. Topps did not use Fed Up, they sent it directly thru the Post Office.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 27, 2020, 12:28:50 PM
Fedex tracking says my Week 1 packs have made it from Florida to Georgia, and that I should get them on Friday.  Here's hoping!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 27, 2020, 12:33:53 PM
Is this the best place to report a typo on one of the parodies? I noticed Hun Maid has "conquered" spelled "conquored" incorrectly. Figures its best to let them know right away to see if it can be fixed before production.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 27, 2020, 01:26:34 PM
Is this the best place to report a typo on one of the parodies? I noticed Hun Maid has "conquered" spelled "conquored" incorrectly. Figures its best to let them know right away to see if it can be fixed before production.

I sent them the wrong file last night (hey, I was tired). I just sent over the one that was correct for them to fix it. I had it right on the actual painting but put the wrong overlay of lettering over that. Oy.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 27, 2020, 01:42:20 PM
I'm really enjoying this series.

I ordered my week 1 sets on the final Wednesday morning that they were available so I'lll probably be the last person to get a shipping notification. Nothing as of today.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 27, 2020, 02:31:19 PM
Week 3 sales holding steady, which is great news!

Week 1:  886
Week 2:  745
Week 3:  739
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on May 27, 2020, 03:00:44 PM
Mine (with corrected typo): Hun-Maid Raisins
(https://i.postimg.cc/cK2mRp76/wp-weeklyhunmaidfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cK2mRp76)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 27, 2020, 03:06:39 PM
Assume the coupon would get updated as well to the corrected version?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 27, 2020, 03:09:47 PM
I sent them the wrong file last night (hey, I was tired). I just sent over the one that was correct for them to fix it. I had it right on the actual painting but put the wrong overlay of lettering over that. Oy.

Thanks David! Great looking card
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 27, 2020, 04:25:11 PM
I sent them the wrong file last night (hey, I was tired). I just sent over the one that was correct for them to fix it. I had it right on the actual painting but put the wrong overlay of lettering over that. Oy.

No worries...your entry this week is fantastic! I thought maybe there was a joke there, combining "conquered' with "concord" (as in grapes). This parody looks like it could be in the vintage series.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 27, 2020, 06:07:06 PM
One of the Coupon Backs in the 4th set is cool enough that I might have to buy it.  Maybe one coupon back from each 5 card release going forward.  These keep getting better.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on May 28, 2020, 06:35:50 AM
Really like the Hounds one! Knew I'd seen something similar before.
(https://i.postimg.cc/677RnbY9/hounds.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/677RnbY9)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 28, 2020, 07:26:57 AM
*Finally* got a shipping notice last night at 2am for my Week 1 cards
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 28, 2020, 09:49:20 AM
*Finally* got a shipping notice last night at 2am for my Week 1 cards

Yikes, bet you've been going crazy!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 28, 2020, 02:26:48 PM
Yikes, bet you've been going crazy!
Oh yeah! I didn't order on the first day of sales, but the delay compared to the others seems ridiculous.
At this point it's still only the tracking number, as Fedex doesn't actually have the package yet.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 28, 2020, 02:36:27 PM
Oh yeah! I didn't order on the first day of sales, but the delay compared to the others seems ridiculous.
At this point it's still only the tracking number, as Fedex doesn't actually have the package yet.

And it's Thursday afternoon...Ö.  Maybe next Wednesday?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on May 28, 2020, 04:07:18 PM
Got my set today. Received the Crunch Boogies Ludlow and Thick Tac coupon.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on May 28, 2020, 05:05:52 PM
I just got my tracking # at 3:20am today and you received your set already?!   :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on May 28, 2020, 05:36:52 PM
Finally got a shipping notice.  Due by the end of the day Thursday, June 4th.  I have to order 4 weeks of sets without any idea about insert distribution...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 29, 2020, 02:15:06 AM
Finally got a shipping notice.  Due by the end of the day Thursday, June 4th.  I have to order 4 weeks of sets without any idea about insert distribution...

Hopefully enough of us here will get our deliveries before the Wednesday deadline to give everyone an idea on insert distribution.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 29, 2020, 03:29:10 AM
My two sets are scheduled to arrive Monday. I ordered them separately and they shipped that way. Hoping that will increase my chances of scoring a Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 29, 2020, 03:58:54 AM
I ordered mine within the 1st hour of the sale, and it's due to arrive Monday by 8PM.  I would guess that they are all printed and packaged at the same time, so I wouldn't think mine would arrive any earlier than anyone else.  Maybe Topps is really trying to push their expedited delivery methods rather than the free shipping. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on May 29, 2020, 04:44:02 AM
Finally received my notification.  Topps is totally overwhelmed with Project 2020 orders.  In the last few weeks, print runs have increased from 10,000 per card to 25,000 per card to 50,000 per card. The Griffey just sold out with a print run on 99,000 cards.   I think this is the reason for the delays.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 29, 2020, 05:24:24 AM
Finally received my notification.  Topps is totally overwhelmed with Project 2020 orders.  In the last few weeks, print runs have increased from 10,000 per card to 25,000 per card to 50,000 per card. The Griffey just sold out with a print run on 99,000 cards.   I think this is the reason for the delays.

Wow!  I just looked those up, and at $19.99 a card that's a lot of money!  No wonder there are delays in Wackys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 29, 2020, 05:39:11 AM
And it's Thursday afternoon...Ö.  Maybe next Wednesday?
It took a day before a shipping estimate besides Ďpendingí was finally provided by fedex, and now shows Sunday delivery.
Fedex started doing Sunday home deliveries, so itís possible. Pretty quick for the free shipping option.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 29, 2020, 05:40:44 AM
The Griffey just sold out with a print run on 99,000 cards.   

Anyone on the forum want to buy a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card, a 1989 UD Baseball factory set, or an unopened box of 1989 UD Baseball low number?  I'm clearing out all of those things that I no longer want, and it appears that now is the time to strike for 1989 UD.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Yubum on May 29, 2020, 05:48:03 AM
Anyone on the forum want to buy a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card, a 1989 UD Baseball factory set, or an unopened box of 1989 UD Baseball low number?  I'm clearing out all of those things that I no longer want, and it appears that now is the time to strike for 1989 UD.

Are 80s baseball cards finally hot again? It's only been 30 years...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 29, 2020, 06:09:26 AM
It took a day before a shipping estimate besides Ďpendingí was finally provided by fedex, and now shows Sunday delivery.
Fedex started doing Sunday home deliveries, so itís possible. Pretty quick for the free shipping option.

I didn't know Fedex was delivering on Sundays.  I remember hating to see them as the shipper because they didn't even deliver on Saturdays.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 29, 2020, 06:59:02 AM
Seeing some in-hand Week 1 base sets on eBay from seller Wildathrill (anyone here?) $15 asking price before shipping and he's got 9 sets, so hopefully base sets stick to that type of pricing. I'm worried base sets will flood eBay and eventually be sold for $8 shipped. That would absolutely kill Topps sales of these because people will just wait and get them on the cheap. The seller is holding out on listing his Wonkys. Probably waiting to see what other sellers are asking first.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 29, 2020, 07:09:51 AM
Finally received my notification.  Topps is totally overwhelmed with Project 2020 orders.  In the last few weeks, print runs have increased from 10,000 per card to 25,000 per card to 50,000 per card. The Griffey just sold out with a print run on 99,000 cards.   I think this is the reason for the delays.
Itís certainly the new beanie baby craze. It sounds like many of the early cards in the run were being flipped for good money, so now everyone is overbuying. The current cards will be worthless, and topps will come out the winner if they keep selling 100k a day
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 29, 2020, 10:08:35 AM
I just got my order of 10 Week 1 packs.  Bad news for people who want Wonky Packages - out of this lot of 10 packs (20 insert cards), I ended up with just 1 Wonky, and then 9 luds and 10 coupons.  I did at least end up with one each of the luds and coupons.  None of my packs had two luds or two coupons.  One pack had both the lud and coupon back for Crunch Boogies.  Anyway, it looks like the Wonkys might be tough. 

This lot of 10 was ordered on the first day of sales.  I ordered some more packs on the last day of the sales window, but haven't even gotten a shipping notice for those.  I guess we'll have to wait and see what other people here receive.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 29, 2020, 10:29:15 AM
I just got my order of 10 Week 1 packs.  Bad news for people who want Wonky Packages - out of this lot of 10 packs (20 insert cards), I ended up with just 1 Wonky, and then 9 luds and 10 coupons.  I did at least end up with one each of the luds and coupons.  None of my packs had two luds or two coupons.  One pack had both the lud and coupon back for Crunch Boogies.  Anyway, it looks like the Wonkys might be tough. 

This lot of 10 was ordered on the first day of sales.  I ordered some more packs on the last day of the sales window, but haven't even gotten a shipping notice for those.  I guess we'll have to wait and see what other people here receive.

Wow! Only one out of 10 packs? I guess Henry from eBay is dreaded taking on all those pre-orders and will send out cancellations. LOL!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 29, 2020, 11:12:53 AM
Are 80s baseball cards finally hot again? It's only been 30 years...

No, just Ken Griffey Jr. and his upper deck rookie from 1989. The rest are worth less than I paid for them.

I also have Maxx NASCAR toolbox sets that I bought for about $20 in 1989 and were selling at over $350 at their peak. Now I'd be happy to get back the $20.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 29, 2020, 11:13:53 AM
Wow! Only one out of 10 packs? I guess Henry from eBay is dreaded taking on all those pre-orders and will send out cancellations. LOL!!
I notice that Henry-r65's last Clumsy sold immediately after Pat made her post.
He pre-sold 3 of each for the first three weeks.  If 1:10 remains the consistent odds, that'll be tough to fulfill.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 29, 2020, 11:22:14 AM
If 1:10 remains the consistent odds, that'll be tough to fulfill.

I'm glad I only bought one set now. I can live without the Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 29, 2020, 12:31:11 PM
out of this lot of 10 packs (20 insert cards), I ended up with just 1 Wonky,
I'm still hoping that it's 1:11 bonus for the Wonkys, or 1:5Ĺ packs, and you just got the short straw this set. And with good odds you'll get 2 in the next set of 10.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 29, 2020, 02:59:51 PM
Pat,

  Can you post pics of the card backs and the Wonky front and back?

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 29, 2020, 03:16:40 PM
This is going to be a painful wait. Wonít be able to get my cards until the Canada/US border re-opens.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 29, 2020, 04:41:42 PM
This is going to be a painful wait. Wonít be able to get my cards until the Canada/US border re-opens.

When is the border expected to re-open? I might take a drive to Ottawa from NJ. Lovely ride!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on May 29, 2020, 04:48:45 PM
Iím thinking at least another month until things in the US settle down a bit. Iím in Vancouver, so Iím close to the border. I get stuff sent to my US mailbox. Great way to save on rediculous shipping costs to Canada.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 29, 2020, 06:11:00 PM
I agree - They have been HORRIBLE on the paid versus ship date / time frame....
#TypicalTopps

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 30, 2020, 08:20:51 AM
Out of MORBID CURIOSITY I tracked Week #1 -..........

Tracking number 9200190204608931172402
Expected delivery
May 30, 08:00PM
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 30, 2020, 09:25:48 AM
Got my set yesterday (5/29). Included Slay's Ludlow and Magic Meatball coupon.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on May 30, 2020, 12:07:14 PM
Received my set today, Saturday, May 30.  Box included a 5 base card set, "Slay's" coupon back (who cares?,) and "Thick Tac" red ludlow (again, who cares?).  No Wonky.

Although I appreciate brand new Wackys being released once again - the funny gags, the fine artwork, etc. - especially after such a prolonged dry spell that had me seriously considering whether Wackys were dead - I REALLY WISH Topps would have simply released a FULL SET all in one fell swoop.  Instead, however, we are once again subjected to a barrage of clever marketing ploys in which, unless you spend truckloads of money, you will NEVER complete a full set.  (Think about this statement.)  Way back, when the ANS began, at least you had a definite chance of completing a full set.  WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL FOR MOST COLLECTORS.  You may not have been able to collect all of the borders - red, blue, pink, gold, etc. - but at least you  had a full set of titles. 

With this Weekly Series, however, MOST people will NEVER get a chance to collect all of the titles.  This, sadly, puts a sour taste in my mouth.  Instead of being happy - and more importantly satisfied - I feel like a loser who will take whatever I can get and then live with the fact that I'll never complete this series.  How does this make any business sense?  What company would want their customers to feel this way?  Once again, Topps screws us over with their "cleverness."  And I am sure I am not alone in feeling this way. 

To me, Wonkys are an integral part of this series.  They are as much a Wacky as the regular Wackys.  They are DISTINCT TITLES.  Card backs - like borders - are a different story.  They have the same front titles as are in the master set.  The back of the cards don't matter as much.  It is the front of the cards - the titles - that really count.  Yet, most of us here will never get to hold all of the titles.  Thus, even though we win by getting new wackys, we lose at the same time because we will never complete our collections.  What kind of way of doing business is this?  Winning and losing at the same time?   To be honest, I can't believe that Topps did this.  Why not offer EVERYONE a DEFINITE chance?  Even if I were to spend 150 bucks a week, there is still a chance I will not procure a Wonky.

So now, as it stands, every week I get to spend $15.99 on a new collection that is doomed to always being partial. WTF?  I wish I knew who came up with this latest ploy so I could take a club to their head.

Okay.  Enough raving.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 30, 2020, 12:58:28 PM
I agree.  Seeing that the coupon backs are tied to the base stickers, then they would be nice to have.  So it adds nothing to the set to have puzzle backs or ludlow backs.  You're probably right, it's just another ploy to sell more stickers.  From a collector's point of view, it would have made much more sense to only have six stickers per set. 

The only plus of the way it was done will be watching the feeding frenzy on eBay and seeing the variations in pricing.  How high will the Wonkys and other backs start, and will those prices be sustainable or will they drop as interest wanes?  The big shame is the plethora of base sets that will be proverbially separated like the chaff from the wheat and burned with the unquenchable fire.

I got my one set in the mail today and got a Crunch Boogies coupon back and a thick tac ludlow.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 30, 2020, 01:11:29 PM
So what price do we think Wonky's will sell at?   $50 is my guess.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 30, 2020, 01:13:33 PM
While I understand, I can't say I agree with this - the Bonus Cards have always required buying well above and beyond the base set in order to acquire them, going all the way back to ANS1.
How many folks actually bought the B2 Coach Motel from a Target when they were released? later sets had foils, magnets, etc. that took multiple full boxes to complete.  And then you had the Lost Wacky's in a couple of the later ANS set Collector Boxes. No easy feat to collect without spending a lot of money
If these new sets take 5 or so packs to pull a bonus card, seems no different
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 30, 2020, 01:29:09 PM
While I understand, I can't say I agree with this - the Bonus Cards have always required buying well above and beyond the base set in order to acquire them, going all the way back to ANS1.

I did buy the blaster boxes from Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys 'R Us to get the various bonus cards.  I always bought two: one to keep unopened and one to open for the bonus card.  Now, I would probably not bother or just buy one box to keep and one bonus sticker on eBay.

I guess what would've made a lot more sense for those who have bought heavily in this set would've been for Topps to publish the odds of getting the coupons, ludlows, and Wonkys.  Only now that the 4th set is for sale are we starting to discover that ratio.  I think it will leave a lot of collectors not getting the Wonky due to underproduction and high costs.  When that happens, I think collectors might decide, "if I can't get them all, then I'm not going to bother trying."  I know that's become my attitude. 

I do hope these keep going, but I'm just going to continue to buy my one set and then watch the fun of the resellers.  I wonder if a lot of them get burned and can't recoup what they've paid if they'll keep buying.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 30, 2020, 01:43:48 PM
I guess what would've made a lot more sense ... would've been for Topps to publish the odds of getting the coupons, ludlows, and Wonkys.
Agree, thatís the REAL problem, that topps still has not published any odds for the inserts. If folks knew it was 1:5 or 1:10, or whatever, there may still be grumbling, but at least everyone would know what theyíd need to buy in order to get one, or how expensive it would likely be on the after market.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 30, 2020, 01:54:31 PM
I don't feel Wonkys are new titles. They are reworked classic wackies. So I could see myself being ok with just buying one pack with the basic five new titles per week and hoping for a Wonky. So after 50 weeks maybe you end up with 5 or 10 Wonkys. Maybe you trade for the Wonky's that appeal to you.  So far of the four we have seen, I like Baby Rant but the other three are meh IMO.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 30, 2020, 02:25:17 PM
I look at the Wonkys the same way I look at those bootleg Wacky Variations sets on ebay with the classic pin-up girls replacing the goofy characters. (would you believe there are nine sets of those already?!) They are reworkings on existing parodies, not brand new parodies. So because I don't look at them as brand new titles, I won't lose sleep if I don't have them in my collection. I have the 4 from the comic books a few years back, and I'll be thrilled to get one inside one of the weekly sets I buy. I have a random sampling of what they are in my binder. So to me, It's kind of like buying lottery tickets every week, hoping to win big....in this case, a Wonky. Getting back to those Wacky Variations with pin-up girls....why isn't Topps lawyers on their ass, let alone the estates of illustrators like Gil Elvgren?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 30, 2020, 02:38:21 PM
I look at the Wonkys the same way I look at those bootleg Wacky Variations sets on ebay with the classic pin-up girls replacing the goofy characters. (would you believe there are nine sets of those already?!) They are reworkings on existing parodies, not brand new parodies. So because I don't look at them as brand new titles, I won't lose sleep if I don't have them in my collection. I have the 4 from the comic books a few years back, and I'll be thrilled to get one inside one of the weekly sets I buy. I have a random sampling of what they are in my binder. So to me, It's kind of like buying lottery tickets every week, hoping to win big....in this case, a Wonky. Getting back to those Wacky Variations with pin-up girls....why isn't Topps lawyers on their ass, let alone the estates of illustrators like Gil Elvgren?

I consider the Wonkys to be new "Wackys" of old Wackys.  And they are Topps issued, not bootleg.  I also really like the coupon backs.  Sadly, it seems that I'll have to either go broke or stop trying to collect them all.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on May 30, 2020, 02:53:40 PM
I guess what I'm saying here is that I like the Wonkys, would really like to have them in my collection, but now find out I can't afford them, which just sucks!  I would have gladly paid $20 - $25 for a set of six cards if the Wonkys were included.  That's an extra $10 just for the one Wonky card.  IMO a bit of a high price, but at least I would have been satisfied.

Again, why did Topps make it impossible to collect a set of titles?  At least when I put up the money for an Old School set, I get - guess what? - the entire set.  This is the way it should be.  Or when the April Fool's postcard sets came out, at least I had the option of buying the more expensive set to get all of the cards I wanted.  This time around there's no option.  I could buy 20 sets, and there's still no guarantee I would score a Wonky.

All in all, collecting Wackys should be fun.  It shouldn't go hand-in-hand with the experience of dissatisfaction.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on May 30, 2020, 02:56:25 PM
Sadly, it seems that I'll have to either go broke or stop trying to collect them all.

See?  This is what I'm on about.  Why should we have to be sad or stop collecting?

This didn't have to be the case.  There were other ways that this series could have been offered.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 30, 2020, 03:36:42 PM
I could buy 20 sets, and there's still no guarantee I would score a Wonky.

I agree with you there, but I guess as a kid you could've bought countless 1st series Original Series packs and never gotten a Band Ache, all be it at just 5 cents a pack.  I never had a lot of money to buy more than 10 packs or so at a time growing up, so I can only relate to never getting a 4th series Windhex.

All in all, collecting Wackys should be fun.  It shouldn't go hand-in-hand with the experience of dissatisfaction.

I couldn't agree more that collecting Wackys should be fun, and that's why I've stopped going after the really expensive bonus cards, even on eBay.  I used to buy a few of them thinking that I could resell them in 30 years and retire.  Well 30 years is here, and now that I've had time to go through all of my collections, I'm getting rid of most of those late 1980s and early 1990s investments I made in baseball, football, basketball, racing, and hockey cards.  I'm only keeping the cards I collected as a kid and a few that are special.  I'm hoping to get back maybe 50-75% of what I paid.  BTW, are any of you forum members just itching to buy any of those?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 30, 2020, 03:57:52 PM
I look at the Wonkys the same way I look at those bootleg Wacky Variations sets on ebay with the classic pin-up girls replacing the goofy characters. (would you believe there are nine sets of those already?!) They are reworkings on existing parodies, not brand new parodies. So because I don't look at them as brand new titles, I won't lose sleep if I don't have them in my collection. I have the 4 from the comic books a few years back, and I'll be thrilled to get one inside one of the weekly sets I buy. I have a random sampling of what they are in my binder. So to me, It's kind of like buying lottery tickets every week, hoping to win big....in this case, a Wonky. Getting back to those Wacky Variations with pin-up girls....why isn't Topps lawyers on their ass, let alone the estates of illustrators like Gil Elvgren?

I am aligned with this sentiment. Buy the pack each week, get the five NEW Wackys and maybe score a reworked Wonky title. After a year you will have a few Wonky's. I too am glad I have the four Wonky's previously released : but they are not that cool IMO. They come across as a weak attempt to rework a card I know and love. The RunTiny Shells Wonky comes to mind.  The Gag is good, but the Fly Swatter kills the card. It's just half as cool as Run Tony was.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on May 30, 2020, 04:09:05 PM
... but they are not that cool IMO. They come across as a weak attempt to rework a card I know and love. The RunTiny Shells Wonky comes to mind.  The Gag is good, but the Fly Swatter kills the card. It's just half as cool as Run Tony was.

 I agree with this.  The first four Wonkys somehow came across as a weak attempt.

This time around, though, it's almost as if the Wonkys are not weak reworkings, but somehow, in a sense, more Old School.  Or like Pat said, "I consider the Wonkys to be new "Wackys" of old Wackys."  I don't see anything weak about the new Wonkys and consider them to be just as good as the other cards in the base sets.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on May 30, 2020, 05:28:23 PM
Every new online Wacky series that Topps produces whether it's poor collation or problems with seeding of inserts brings to mind the old saying "Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice,  shame on me."  No matter what the issue, we keep on buying...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 30, 2020, 06:00:26 PM
Every new online Wacky series that Topps produces whether it's poor collation or problems with seeding of inserts brings to mind the old saying "Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice,  shame on me."  No matter what the issue, we keep on buying...
Actually, the full old saying is "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me three times, shame on both of us."

Stephen King said this in his book On Writing, I think.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on May 30, 2020, 06:34:00 PM
Not only is that not the full saying but your citation is 350 years too late. 

The earliest recording of this proverb in print is from a book called The Court and Character of King James by Anthony Weldon in 1651, where it reads: "The Italians having a Proverb, ĎHe that deceives me once, its his fault; but if twice, its my fault.'Ē 

As Confucius said "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.Ē
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 30, 2020, 07:23:55 PM
As Confucius said "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.Ē

Confucius also said, "man who stand on toilet, high on pot."
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on May 30, 2020, 07:56:46 PM
Confucius also said, "man who stand on toilet, high on pot."
Didn't he also say:  "He who lives in glass house, changes clothes in the basement" ?

 :P
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on May 30, 2020, 08:07:42 PM
Not only is that not the full saying but your citation is 350 years too late. 

The earliest recording of this proverb in print is from a book called The Court and Character of King James by Anthony Weldon in 1651, where it reads: "The Italians having a Proverb, ĎHe that deceives me once, its his fault; but if twice, its my fault.'Ē 

As Confucius said "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.Ē
Thanks for telling me; I didn't know that.

It's good to learn something new.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on May 31, 2020, 02:09:57 AM
Often wrongly attributed to either Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain, but actually first appearing in print in 1907 by Maurice Switzer, here's another valuable aphorism...

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."   :-X

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 31, 2020, 02:40:42 AM
No matter what the issue, we keep on buying...

I think we keep on buying because most of us remember the time when ZERO Wackys were produced by Topps and we never had new cards to buy.
Its still great to see new Wackies made in 2020 by Artists that grew up with them and strive to produce art and humor that carries on what the founders started.
A flawed marketing approach is sometimes better than no marketing approach. They want to ensure they get a decent ROI on their efforts so they soak us for chase cards. At least you can get the five new titles with a chance for a rare chase Wonky for $16 per week  OR you can just buy the five cards on Ebay for $10
shipped is my prediction. So if you don't need all the Wonky's and Ludlows/ Coupon backs, you can get your 20 cards per month for around $40. At least they did not go the digital route with Wacky's yet. I just saw a chase Digital Gold GPK sell for over $700.  Topps: Keep that in the GPK area please.  Thanks for the Wackys!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 31, 2020, 05:51:03 AM
I see a full Master Set of the 16 cards up this morning eBay auction: #174301148123, theyíre asking $149 or B.O.
Too high, too low, just right?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 31, 2020, 06:25:06 AM
I see a full Master Set of the 16 cards up this morning eBay auction: #174301148123, theyíre asking $149 or B.O.
Too high, too low, just right?

Interesting.  And the fun begins...

That seller looks like he buys a lot from Topps and resells.  He has a lot of Project 2020 listings that start with the phrase "I DON'T CANCEL! 10K FB."  I wonder if Topps is baffling the other resellers with their marketing strategy. 

I really don't understand the Project 2020 phenomenon.  The most popular ones look like my six year old grandson drew them, and he's no artist:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184308354188
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on May 31, 2020, 06:55:48 AM
Thatís the saddest excuse for a baseball card Iíve ever seen.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 31, 2020, 06:59:42 AM
I see a full Master Set of the 16 cards up this morning eBay auction: #174301148123, theyíre asking $149 or B.O.
Too high, too low, just right?

Topps offers a price break at 10 sets for $135, so around $140-145 after taxes.  Out of every 10 sets, you get 20 chase cards.  If you're lucky, then you could get a complete set of ludlow and coupon backs along with a Wonky.  So that would give you one master set, 9 base sets, and 9 extra chase cards - almost another complete set.  If you sold the 9 base sets for $10 each, you'd only need to get back $50-55 to break even for the master set.  I really doubt the base sets are going to fly off the shelves, so you'll probably only sell two or three, leaving $110-115 to break even.  No one buys and resells to break even, they typically would like to at least double their money.  Under that scenario, $150 seems reasonable for a reseller. 

My guess is that the seller bought many multiples of 10 since each one almost produces another master set.  If s/he bought 10 x 10, then I'm guessing that would produce about 17 master sets, 83 base sets, and 13 extra chase cards that don't make any complete sets.  S/he'll probably only be able to sell 10-15 base sets at $10 each, and the extra 13 might sell for $10-15 each for the coupons and ludlows, with the Wonkys probably getting $20.  On the low end, that's $100 + $120 + $20 based on one extra Wonky.  So to double the investment of $1,400, that leaves about $150 each for the master sets, right where the seller listed it. 

Given that it's the first one up, I think it's a bargain if you're looking for a master set.  If this goes on for 52 weeks, it's going to cost upwards of $7500 to get a complete master set.

I guess we'll see just how crazy it gets.  My guess is that the early master sets and individual chase cards will be really cheap in a year.

The real shame in my eyes is that 70 or so out of 100 of these base sets bought by resellers might end up being clothes pinned to the spokes of their six year olds' bicycles to sound like a motorcycle.  What a sad way for a Wacky Package to die.  Hopefully they can be given away to the neighborhood kids, like giving away free crack, to get the next generation hooked.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 31, 2020, 07:15:10 AM
Did anyone click on the red bar across the screen of the Topps.com web site to learn more about shipping delays?

Topps.com Shipping Delays
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Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on May 31, 2020, 07:23:41 AM
Got mine yesterday as well......

I tend to agree with both sides of the feedback........

I will only be going after a master BASE set at this point..... WAY too much WackyLoot to try to get a COMPLETE SET......

No Wonky Here... :-(

Let the Trading begin.....

P.S...... I GUESS it is time to start to create a binder to hold these, as they also forgot one of those.... AGAIN...

#KickstarterReallyWorksTopps

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 31, 2020, 07:38:13 AM
Topps offers a price break at 10 sets for $120, so around $125-130 after taxes. 
A bit more expensive actually, as thatís $120 in addition to the initial $15, so itís $135 for a bulk buy. (plus taxes)
Topps has been listing bulk price this way for awhile, and I wonder if itís done to intentionally make it look like the savings is bigger. A price break of just 10% vs a misleading 20%.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 31, 2020, 08:17:06 AM
A bit more expensive actually, as thatís $120 in addition to the initial $15, so itís $135 for a bulk buy. (plus taxes)
Topps has been listing bulk price this way for awhile, and I wonder if itís done to intentionally make it look like the savings is bigger. A price break of just 10% vs a misleading 20%.

I didn't realize that.  I've never bought 10 before.  I've adjusted my post above for this new knowledge.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 31, 2020, 08:48:24 AM
Got mine yesterday as well......

I tend to agree with both sides of the feedback........

I will only be going after a master BASE set at this point..... WAY too much WackyLoot to try to get a COMPLETE SET......

No Wonky Here... :-(

Let the Trading begin.....

It will be interesting to see if Wonky's are random OR if they only show up when you order 10 or more sets. i have two packs coming on Mon. Not thinking a Wonky is likely.

P.S...... I GUESS it is time to start to create a binder to hold these, as they also forgot one of those.... AGAIN...

#KickstarterReallyWorksTopps

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 31, 2020, 09:57:26 AM
Topps offers a price break at 10 sets for $135, so around $140-145 after taxes.  Out of every 10 sets, you get 20 chase cards.  If you're lucky, then you could get a complete set of ludlow and coupon backs along with a Wonky. 
Am I missing something (again) or wouldn't you need 40 different chase cards to get a master (20 coupon/20 luds)? I thought a base set will have 20 cards...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 31, 2020, 11:48:25 AM
Am I missing something (again) or wouldn't you need 40 different chase cards to get a master (20 coupon/20 luds)? I thought a base set will have 20 cards...
He was referring to buying a bulk of 10 for a single week, not for  the whole month of cards.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on May 31, 2020, 11:56:44 AM
Anyone else still waiting for a shipping notice?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 31, 2020, 12:11:09 PM
Received my 10 sets today.
Still a shock to see fedex Sunday home delivery!
Had fun pulling open the bubble wraps, popping the cases and checking the bonus cards.
I think I got lucky, as I did get 2 Wonky cards, so that was a great surprise
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on May 31, 2020, 12:54:54 PM
There's another master set up for just $99.95 + $5 S&H

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264749094562

This same seller also has 3 unopened packs for $84.99 + $3.95
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264749127638

a base set for $17.95 with free shipping
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264746956285

and a 2nd series base set for $19.95 with free shipping
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254613229506

I think those last three will be hard to sell at those prices when others show up.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 31, 2020, 01:05:13 PM
and the first Master seller has sold their first one for a Best Offer and listed a second at $99.

Those base sets may not move, as there are others for less.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on May 31, 2020, 01:19:45 PM
Anyone else still waiting for a shipping notice?

I don't recall getting a shipping notice.  Wasn't too concerned about it at first, but I'm starting to get concerned.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on May 31, 2020, 01:36:55 PM
Anyone else still waiting for a shipping notice?

Still waiting for mine for the first week sets.

Ordered on the last day they were available.  Still says "Processing"
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on May 31, 2020, 02:11:48 PM
The stickers for week 4 look really good to me.  Ordered a set!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on May 31, 2020, 03:47:23 PM
He was referring to buying a bulk of 10 for a single week, not for  the whole month of cards.
Not long after I posted, this dawned on me.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on May 31, 2020, 04:11:13 PM
There's another master set up for just $99.95 + $5 S&H

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264749094562

This same seller also has 3 unopened packs for $84.99 + $3.95
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264749127638

a base set for $17.95 with free shipping
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264746956285

and a 2nd series base set for $19.95 with free shipping
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254613229506

I think those last three will be hard to sell at those prices when others show up.

Ha! Those so-called unopened sets are a joke. It's easy to open up the envelope and peek inside the acrylic box to see what cards are inside.

Yeah, base sets are going to come down as weeks progress. Any predictions? I'm thinking we will see $10 shipped eventually.

Still no in-hand Wonky Packages Baby Runts for sale. Looking forward to see the price those will sell for alone.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on May 31, 2020, 04:20:12 PM
Got this reply from the seller with the Week One Master Set regarding how many packs he purchased and how many Wonky's:

  "20 packs. 4 Baby Ruth. Could only make 2 complete 16 card sets."

    So that's pretty good odds. 1 Wonky per 5 packs. Let's hope that continues.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 01, 2020, 09:02:35 AM
Best of luck to all who receive their cards today.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: 1980Phils on June 01, 2020, 10:37:14 AM
Anyone else still waiting for a shipping notice?
I am also still in "processing" for the week 1 set.  I'm considering putting my money towards other things at this point.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 01, 2020, 10:39:42 AM
I received my two packs. No wonky.  :sad:  The first pack had five base, 1 coupon back 1 Lud.

The second pack had 10 base (2 sets) , 1 coupon back and 1 Lud. LOL.   :]
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 01, 2020, 11:26:37 AM
All of my packs had the coupon/lud pairing for bonus cards, other than the Wonky packs, which had either one or the other.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 01, 2020, 12:23:59 PM
Best of luck to all who receive their cards today.

If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.

I struck out on getting a color sketch in all 17 of the binders, so I'm sure I'll beat the odds again and never get a Wonky.  I can live with that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 01, 2020, 01:03:25 PM
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.

I struck out on getting a color sketch in all 17 of the binders, so I'm sure I'll beat the odds again and never get a Wonky.  I can live with that.

I had the same luck with the binder sketches.  And now, I got one Wonky out of 10 packs  :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 01, 2020, 02:00:38 PM
I had the same luck with the binder sketches.  And now, I got one Wonky out of 10 packs  :sad:

I got one Wonky out of 5 packs.  I have an extra #1 coupon back and Ludlows #2 and #3 that I'd trade for a #4 coupon back.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hustler08 on June 01, 2020, 02:56:59 PM
Best of luck to all who receive their cards today.

THANKS!! GOT 2 WONKYS - GUESS F&S WAS RIGHT AGAIN - FOR SOME OF US - :] :] :] :] :]
TOPPS IS ALWAYS PLAYING WITH US AS THEY TAKE OUR MONEY!!WE SHOULD PROTEST IN FRONT OF THEIR OFFICES :] :] :] :]
WE WANT WONKY'S ******** WE WANT WONKY'S********* WE WANT WONKY'S
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 01, 2020, 04:53:36 PM
THANKS!! GOT 2 WONKYS - GUESS F&S WAS RIGHT AGAIN - FOR SOME OF US - :] :] :] :] :]
TOPPS IS ALWAYS PLAYING WITH US AS THEY TAKE OUR MONEY!!WE SHOULD PROTEST IN FRONT OF THEIR OFFICES :] :] :] :]
WE WANT WONKY'S ******** WE WANT WONKY'S********* WE WANT WONKY'S

How many packs did you buy bro??
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hustler08 on June 01, 2020, 06:44:56 PM
How many packs did you buy bro??

10 packs did it!!  8)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 02, 2020, 03:17:11 AM
I secured a Baby Rant Wonky via Ebay.  I don't plan on buying any others of the first 4 made. Not liking the others enough to buy them. Digging Baby Rant for the gag and the character. I have two young grandkids and can totally relate to that card.   ;)  Also wanted to have Wonky #1.   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 02, 2020, 08:14:27 AM
Sneak peek at the first of the June Wackys

 https://i.postimg.cc/02PvsY6R/DC036-B35-C8-EA-4-E14-80-D9-4-B576-A4-E9-D06.jpg (https://i.postimg.cc/02PvsY6R/DC036-B35-C8-EA-4-E14-80-D9-4-B576-A4-E9-D06.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on June 02, 2020, 08:19:18 AM
Week 5 comes out tomorrow and Topps still has only shipped a fraction of the Week 1 release. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 02, 2020, 08:42:11 AM
Sneak peek at the first of the June Wackys

 https://i.postimg.cc/02PvsY6R/DC036-B35-C8-EA-4-E14-80-D9-4-B576-A4-E9-D06.jpg (https://i.postimg.cc/02PvsY6R/DC036-B35-C8-EA-4-E14-80-D9-4-B576-A4-E9-D06.jpg)

Very surreal! And the cyclops is a nice touch.  Does anybody know who painted this?  It brings to mind some of Smokin' Joe's work.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 02, 2020, 08:48:58 AM
Very surreal! And the cyclops is a nice touch.  Does anybody know who painted this?  It brings to mind some of Smokin' Joe's work.
Pretty sure itís Smokiní Joe.
He hasnít done a final painting for a couple weeks, so itís great to see a return of his work.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 02, 2020, 08:55:30 AM
I secured a Baby Rant Wonky via Ebay.  I don't plan on buying any others of the first 4 made. Not liking the others enough to buy them. Digging Baby Rant for the gag and the character. I have two young grandkids and can totally relate to that card.   ;)  Also wanted to have Wonky #1.   

I thought and did the same thing.

Although I could afford the Wonkys, it would slowly drain my savings in the process.  Mind, I'm not calling the grapes sour.  I do like the Wonkys; They would make a nice addition to my collection.  I just cannot reasonably justify gambling an extra $300 - $600 dollars per month in order to try to obtain four cards, let alone the substantial cost of procuring these cards over the course of a year - mind, with no guarantees of anything.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 02, 2020, 09:56:55 AM
So for Wonky Odds so far we have, 1 for 11 packs, 4 for 20 packs, 2 for 10 packs. So that sounds like 1 with 5 packs. Has anyone scored a Wonky with a one or two pack purchase? I want to figure out if they intentionally give you a wonky if you hit a purchase threshold.  That threshold may be 5 packs. Let's figure this out.  If there is zero chance of a Wonky with buying 1 pack, I may just buy these on Ebay going forward.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 02, 2020, 10:30:27 AM
So for Wonky Odds so far we have, 1 for 11 packs, 4 for 20 packs, 2 for 10 packs. So that sounds like 1 with 5 packs. Has anyone scored a Wonky with a one or two pack purchase? I want to figure out if they intentionally give you a wonky if you hit a purchase threshold.  That threshold may be 5 packs. Let's figure this out.  If there is zero chance of a Wonky with buying 1 pack, I may just buy these on Ebay going forward.

Having only received one, all I can say is that the Wonky I pulled was the last card in the plastic case, and therefore the back was visible.  Can't say whether other people might be finding Wonkys between the base cards and the last card.

Still no shipping notice for my second order for Week 1.........  and they expect us to pony up for Week 5 tomorrow?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 02, 2020, 10:37:23 AM
So for Wonky Odds so far we have, 1 for 11 packs, 4 for 20 packs, 2 for 10 packs. So that sounds like 1 with 5 packs. Has anyone scored a Wonky with a one or two pack purchase? I want to figure out if they intentionally give you a wonky if you hit a purchase threshold.  That threshold may be 5 packs. Let's figure this out.  If there is zero chance of a Wonky with buying 1 pack, I may just buy these on Ebay going forward.

You think this might be the reason that Topps has been so slow shipping these?  They know that once we figure out how much it's going to cost for Wonkys or master sets that those of us who are one and two pack buyers are going to stop buying from Topps and buy base sets off eBay instead.  In the meantime those multi-pack buyers are going to be stuck with base sets they can't sell and have to lower their prices on the coupon and ludlow backs to get them to move, so they're going to either get out completely or buy less?  Then the base sets will dry up on eBay, and we'll be oscillating back in the other direction.  O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 02, 2020, 10:38:02 AM
I thought for sure we'd be seeing shipping notices for week 2 by now. They must be backed up with orders and shipping at Topps.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on June 02, 2020, 10:51:17 AM
So for Wonky Odds so far we have, 1 for 11 packs, 4 for 20 packs, 2 for 10 packs. So that sounds like 1 with 5 packs. Has anyone scored a Wonky with a one or two pack purchase? I want to figure out if they intentionally give you a wonky if you hit a purchase threshold.  That threshold may be 5 packs. Let's figure this out.  If there is zero chance of a Wonky with buying 1 pack, I may just buy these on Ebay going forward.

Bought 2 sets got no Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 02, 2020, 11:03:21 AM
Having only received one, all I can say is that the Wonky I pulled was the last card in the plastic case, and therefore the back was visible.  Can't say whether other people might be finding Wonkys between the base cards and the last card.

Still no shipping notice for my second order for Week 1.........  and they expect us to pony up for Week 5 tomorrow?
All my bonus cards were second and third in the pile, sandwiched between standard card #1 and #2. This included the Wonkys
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 02, 2020, 11:05:35 AM
So the only way to buy a wonky right now is via a $119 master set.  Considering the Alt Back cards are worth $3 - 4. That means you are paying about $70 for the Wonky.  Ouch!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 02, 2020, 11:13:56 AM
All my bonus cards were second and third in the pile, sandwiched between standard card #1 and #2. This included the Wonkys

Weird! Mine were all on the bottom of the case underneath the base cards.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 02, 2020, 11:37:54 AM
Weird! Mine were all on the bottom of the case underneath the base cards.

Same here.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: rdsjnk on June 02, 2020, 02:53:49 PM
I purchased 3 sets and one had a Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: WACKY MIKE on June 02, 2020, 03:10:16 PM
I bought 2 sets and got 1 wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 02, 2020, 03:32:55 PM
Glad to see that some people who have bought 2 or 3 sets are getting a wonky.

I guess buying 6 packs will mostly likely guarantee that you get one. Is that worth $90 is the question?


Still no shipping notice for my Week 1 sets. Hopefully once it ships,  it won't be sent by carrier pigeon!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 02, 2020, 03:38:40 PM
I ordered 4 sets each week. Seeing that some of you got the winky with 2 or 3 sets gives me hope. Unfortunately I will not be able to pick mine up until the border re-opens. Will post what I get as soon as get them. Will post my wants and trades in the trading section. With 4 weeks purchased and another set to be released tomorrow...yet only 1 set shipped. I may not be that far behind at this rate.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 02, 2020, 03:52:10 PM
Unfortunately I will not be able to pick mine up until the border re-opens.
that is unfortunate
I bought something two weeks ago, not realizing it would be shipping from Canada, and got worried about delays
But it got to me just three days. I was stunned.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 02, 2020, 04:20:46 PM
Itís funny how some things can be shipped over the border quickly and some take forever. The biggest problem is shipping to Canada from the US costs so much $$$$. Itís actually rediculous. Having the mailbox in the US saves the cost of shipping as most US companies seem to have a free shipping option. Even when I do trades with other members here. I go down and ship from the US. You get good pricing/tracking and service. Hope everyone is doing ok down there with everything going on before and during this past week. To all my US friends and members here, take care of yourselves.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 02, 2020, 06:29:57 PM
My order arrived today.  Not sure if I ever got a shipping notice.  Bought one pack and got no Wonky.  Listed my ludlow and coupon backs on ebay.  Figure it'll help me recoup part of my cost, though it's so little it's hardly worth it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on June 02, 2020, 08:56:36 PM
My first week sets arrived with no notice! I ordered 4 sets and got one Wonky. All the bonus cards were at that back and I could see the Wonky card in it's plastic case as it was the last card and stood out even though I didn't know what the back would look like - got 4 ludlow backs but only 2 different ones!
Been so busy I forgot to order Week 3 - A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 02, 2020, 11:16:06 PM
My first week sets arrived with no notice! I ordered 4 sets and got one Wonky. All the bonus cards were at that back and I could see the Wonky card in it's plastic case as it was the last card and stood out even though I didn't know what the back would look like - got 4 ludlow backs but only 2 different ones!
Been so busy I forgot to order Week 3 - A

Same here.  4 ludlows backs but just 2 different ones.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 03, 2020, 04:41:16 AM
Getting only 2 unique Ludlows in 4 packs is ridiculous.

I FINALLY received a shipping notice for the Week 1 cards at 3AM this morning.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 03, 2020, 05:58:29 AM
Getting only 2 unique Ludlows in 4 packs is ridiculous.

I FINALLY received a shipping notice for the Week 1 cards at 3AM this morning.

I got my shipping notice around midnight.  Then I got another, so I have a feeling my Week 2 sets will arrive with the rest of my Week 1 sets.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 03, 2020, 07:32:02 AM
My week 2 shipping label was created last night as well. Now waiting for topps to actually give the package to fedex. Probably late tonight. If like last time, I should have on Sat or Sun
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 03, 2020, 07:45:35 AM
Damn! I didn't even get a shipping notice for week 2 yet. Hopefully soon!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 03, 2020, 08:56:15 AM
I received a shipping label creation notice today which should be for week two.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 03, 2020, 09:02:06 AM
I got a generic shipping notice from USPS with Topps account number at 11:13 this morning.  If it works like last time, I'll get another one from Topps sometime tomorrow.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 03, 2020, 09:25:23 AM
June Week 1 now up

and the Bonus cards have an update
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week
ē Pezzimist - by Robert Jimenez

Wonky Packages restart at WP1. Hmm

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-1.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on June 03, 2020, 09:33:13 AM
June Week 1 now up

and the Bonus cards have an update
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week
ē Pezzimist - by Robert Jimenez

Wonky Packages restart at WP1. Hmm

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-1.html

Pezzimist gag written by Paul Harris!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on June 03, 2020, 09:53:04 AM
So now there is a 50% chance of getting a Wonky or one of a new series of inserts in each pack but completing sets of alternate backs are far more difficult??
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 03, 2020, 09:57:11 AM
Yeah, that's what it looks like.  A 50/50 chance of scoring either a Wonky or a Guest Artist card. Can't help but wondering about my luck if I purchase two packs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 03, 2020, 10:04:58 AM
So now there is a 50% chance of getting a Wonky or one of a new series of inserts in each pack but completing sets of alternate backs are far more difficult??

That's what it sounds like.  And, they're renumbering the Wonkys from WP1 again??  There are already two different WP1 cards..........  Really, if they are going to make drastic changes like this, I wish they would just nix the luds.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 03, 2020, 10:36:21 AM
So just purchased two packs of week 5. Time will tell if they give us both chase cards when buying two packs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 03, 2020, 11:49:33 AM
Great news!!! It's cool that you're guaranteed a unique 6th parody with each set! I'd be OK with either the Wonky or Guest Artist each week by just buying one.

Anyone know why certain card images in the product gallery are pixelated, and some are not?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on June 03, 2020, 12:02:56 PM
June Week 1 now up

and the Bonus cards have an update
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week
ē Pezzimist - by Robert Jimenez

Wonky Packages restart at WP1. Hmm

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-1.html

There will now be GUEST ARTIST cards every Wacky Packages release week? Most of them at their first Wacky Pack attempts?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 03, 2020, 12:10:35 PM
Anyone know why certain card images in the product gallery are pixelated, and some are not?
All look fine too me. Which ones?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 03, 2020, 12:22:12 PM
I noticed this, too.  "Gatorage," for example.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 03, 2020, 12:22:36 PM
Pezzimist gag written by Paul Harris!

Does the back of the card look similar to the Wonky Card?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 03, 2020, 12:27:36 PM
Week 4 sales of 740.
Incredibly consistent. Very nice.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on June 03, 2020, 12:28:04 PM
Does the back of the card look similar to the Wonky Card?

Actually  the back of the Guest Artist cards will have a q&a about us and Wackys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 03, 2020, 12:54:48 PM
Actually  the back of the Guest Artist cards will have a q&a about us and Wackys.

Thatís great! Looking forward to seeing it. Is there anyway I could get you to sign my card when I get one?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on June 03, 2020, 12:55:59 PM
Thatís great! Looking forward to seeing it. Is there anyway I could get you to sign my card when I get one?

Gladly! You can always mail it, or if you're at the Philly show this October, I'll be there.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 03, 2020, 01:02:41 PM
Gladly! You can always mail it, or if you're at the Philly show this October, I'll be there.

Thanks Robert! Iíll contact you when I get the card and will most likely have to mail it off to you. This is such a great idea to get an extra Wacky card each week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 03, 2020, 01:04:44 PM
Can I please ask for fellow forum members to post decent scans (or phone photos) of the coupon backs, Wonkys and Guest Artist cards as they get them in hand? What some of us can't afford to complete, it would be nice to have a decent visual reference of. eBay usually turns up good images in auctions, but there isn't anyone selling individual cards yet. Topps site shows just one of the coupon backs each week, and they are pixelating some of the gallery images. I know many of us here would appreciate it! Thanks!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 03, 2020, 01:27:17 PM
Can I please ask for fellow forum members to post decent scans (or phone photos) of the coupon backs, Wonkys and Guest Artist cards as they get them in hand? What some of us can't afford to complete, it would be nice to have a decent visual reference of. eBay usually turns up good images in auctions, but there isn't anyone selling individual cards yet. Topps site shows just one of the coupon backs each week, and they are pixelating some of the gallery images. I know many of us here would appreciate it! Thanks!

Here are the first coupon backs.

(https://i.postimg.cc/gXNXjbD3/2020-Week-1-Coupons.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gXNXjbD3)

Patrick has been doing a fantastic job of documenting everything in this thread: http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.msg100952#msg100952
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 03, 2020, 01:46:25 PM
Pezzimist gag written by Paul Harris!

Great looking card Robert (and wonderful writing by Paul)! Definitely one of your very best!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jg2000 on June 03, 2020, 02:53:23 PM
Nice job Robert!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 03, 2020, 02:54:23 PM
Robert is being too kind.  The individual flavors and packs down near the guy's feet,
and having the bottom of the guy be a dispenser are all his great ideas, a true team effort!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 03, 2020, 02:58:44 PM
Here are the first coupon backs.

(https://i.postimg.cc/gXNXjbD3/2020-Week-1-Coupons.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gXNXjbD3)

Patrick has been doing a fantastic job of documenting everything in this thread: http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.msg100952#msg100952

Thanks! I didn't know that thread existed. Nice!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 04, 2020, 06:34:26 AM
Thanks! I didn't know that thread existed. Nice!!
Iíd been working updates slowly, but I think itís mostly ready to go now.
Need to add missing images of coupons and whatnot as the cards arrive, and start working on June too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 04, 2020, 06:38:01 AM
My week 2 shipping label was created last night as well. Now waiting for topps to actually give the package to fedex. Probably late tonight. If like last time, I should have on Sat or Sun
I must have gotten lucky last time with a mistake,  as this latest package is not labeled Home Delivery, so I wonít receive it until Monday, (otherwise it would have been here Saturday)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 04, 2020, 11:31:59 AM
I had an ebay seller mention they will receive their week two cards tomorrow.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 04, 2020, 03:46:39 PM
another Baby Rant quickly sold by henry for a BIN of $25. A little low, or just right?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 04, 2020, 04:35:15 PM
another Baby Runt quickly sold by henry for a BIN of $25. A little low, or just right?

Seems low for now (?)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 04, 2020, 04:55:23 PM
another Baby Runt quickly sold by henry for a BIN of $25. A little low, or just right?

He could probably sell 10 of them at $25. They would sell for $45 or $40 right now also.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 04, 2020, 07:02:04 PM
I WISH!!!!! They had kept it simple:

Base Card SET (30 to 33 Cards)
WONKY Collectibles Subset (Complete)
Checklist
Puzzle

KISS

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 05, 2020, 03:13:38 AM
Can one of the artists who knows about the Guest Artists cards comment about whether they will change the insert ratio/ production of the Wonky's once they start the Guest Artist cards with week number five? They state either a Wonky or a Guest Artist card will be the second chase card in each pack. They do not state the odds of getting a Wonky. This impacts whether you purchase 2 packs / 5 packs etc. in hopes of scoring both a Wonky and a Guest Artist chase card.  Please advise. 

Thanks,  Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 05, 2020, 03:27:34 AM
Ebay seller got his week two shipment of twenty packs. He pulled two Cram Wonkys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 05, 2020, 04:43:34 AM
Can one of the artists who knows about the Guest Artists cards comment about whether they will change the insert ratio/ production of the Wonky's once they start the Guest Artist cards with week number five? They state either a Wonky or a Guest Artist card will be the second chase card in each pack. They do not state the odds of getting a Wonky. This impacts whether you purchase 2 packs / 5 packs etc. in hopes of scoring both a Wonky and a Guest Artist chase card.  Please advise. 

Thanks,  Andrew

If Topps was willing to share this info, I'd think they would have done it with Week 1 when we asked.  And, it seems that they will be changing the inserts on a monthly basis. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 05, 2020, 06:33:55 AM
If Topps was willing to share this info, I'd think they would have done it with Week 1 when we asked.  And, it seems that they will be changing the inserts on a monthly basis.

Looking for additional info sometimes pans out on this forum. What leads you to believe that they will be changing the inserts on monthly basis?
I feel the change they just made was influenced by our feedback on their choice of inserts. Did I miss a statement from Topps on changing up the inserts on a monthly basis?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 05, 2020, 08:44:20 AM
Looking for additional info sometimes pans out on this forum. What leads you to believe that they will be changing the inserts on monthly basis?
I feel the change they just made was influenced by our feedback on their choice of inserts. Did I miss a statement from Topps on changing up the inserts on a monthly basis?

I am just thinking that if they added a new insert type for June, and are restarting the numbering, that they may well be considering the sets on a monthly basis, and might make a different change for July (which also has a fifth Wednesday).  I originally thought it was going to be a "2020 set" issued weekly, with continuous numbering and inserts.


Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 05, 2020, 08:51:32 AM
I am just thinking that if they added a new insert type for June, and are restarting the numbering, that they may well be considering the sets on a monthly basis, and might make a different change for July (which also has a fifth Wednesday).  I originally thought it was going to be a "2020 set" issued weekly, with continuous numbering and inserts.

Maybe one of the artists will weigh in here and provide some insight. That has been known to occur.   ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 05, 2020, 09:01:37 AM
Maybe one of the artists will weigh in here and provide some insight. That has been known to occur.   ;)

It's a new ongoing program, so everything is on the table.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 05, 2020, 10:41:53 AM
It's a new ongoing program, so everything is on the table.

So safe to say that each month will be a set in its own? I kinda liked the idea of an ongoing set. Similar to the Wackies from 1979-1980 reprints. Each set was continuation of the previous set. Even over the 2 years. Would also be better if the wonkies could keep increasing in # and not restarting at 1 each month.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 05, 2020, 01:38:10 PM
So safe to say that each month will be a set in its own? I kinda liked the idea of an ongoing set. Similar to the Wackies from 1979-1980 reprints. Each set was continuation of the previous set. Even over the 2 years. Would also be better if the wonkies could keep increasing in # and not restarting at 1 each month.

Looks like even the base cards are starting over at #1 this month.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on June 05, 2020, 02:16:26 PM
Purchased 7 week 1 packs and 10 week 2 packs. Scored only one Wonky (week 2) and didn't get all the Luds or Coupons for week 1 either. That's a lot of money to not get all the cards. :sad:

Trying not to be negative, because: 1. Wackys are back! 2. The cards are GREAT!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on June 05, 2020, 03:46:19 PM
Quote from: Dr.M
So safe to say that each month will be a set in its own?
Right from minute one this was noted. Look at Dave's OP. "Every month makes a series". To me, this means "starting over each month".

Quote from: RawGoo
Looks like even the base cards are starting over at #1 this month.
Well, sure!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on June 05, 2020, 04:27:11 PM
Purchased 7 week 1 packs and 10 week 2 packs. Scored only one Wonky (week 2) and didn't get all the Luds or Coupons for week 1 either. That's a lot of money to not get all the cards. :sad:

Trying not to be negative, because: 1. Wackys are back! 2. The cards are GREAT!


I guess I am more negative than you. Thatís ridiculous. I wish the hell they would just offer a master set option for something like $100.or so.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 06, 2020, 03:38:14 AM
My Week Two Two Packs will arrive on Tuesday. Fingers crossed......
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 06, 2020, 09:50:43 AM
June Week 1 now up

and the Bonus cards have an update
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week
ē Pezzimist - by Robert Jimenez

Wonky Packages restart at WP1. Hmm

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-1.html

Thanks for posting this!  I'm actually trying not to look too closely as I want some surprise when my pack arrives.  But that strategy led me to miss this new info when I ordered my first week of June pack.  I've been buying just one pack per week as I don't want to spend too much money and still not get a complete set.  Now I'm tempted to buy a second set in hopes of getting a Wonky and a Guest Artist.  But I'd be annoyed to do that and get two of one type.  Guess I have a few days to consider.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 06, 2020, 10:49:19 AM
Got my second order of Week 1 packs.  These had the inserts hidden.  I now have plenty of extra inserts, even a Wonky.  LMK what you need! 

My Week 2 order showed up at the same time.  Haven't dug in yet, but I can see a Wonky at the back of one case, which is like what I saw with my first Week 1 order.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on June 06, 2020, 11:26:12 AM
In Week 1, the inserts I received were the 2nd and 3rd card in every case.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lucidjc on June 06, 2020, 11:41:53 AM
I guess we can call it pure luck, but I only ordered 2, week 1 packs and I got a Wonky.


I highly doubt my week 2, 2 packs will have one!



jim
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 06, 2020, 12:17:29 PM
Just got Week 2 from Topps.  5 packs, 1 Wonky, 4 different coupon backs, and Ludlows 7, 9, and 10.  I'll trade all 3 Ludlows for a coupon back #7.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 06, 2020, 01:25:18 PM
got my week 2 as well. not bubble wrapped this time. Just plastic cases loose in a box.
And collation was just awful this time, after a great distribution the first week. And just 1 Wonky for the 10 packs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 06, 2020, 01:33:35 PM
got my week 2 as well. not bubble wrapped this time. Just plastic cases loose in a box.
And collation was just awful this time, after a great distribution the first week. And just 1 Wonky for the 10 packs.

No bubble wrap for me either this time.  Glad to have less packaging.  Will open them later, gotta go make dinner.  I'm sure I will be able to help people with specific backs, not so sure about WP2 Wonkys yet.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 06, 2020, 01:43:22 PM
Reading the results of others and along with my luck, I'm not looking forward to opening my packs for the first 2 weeks LOL

Week 1 arrives Monday and Week 2 on Tuesday.

I haven't decided about how many of the June Series cards I will purchase yet. I'll see what I get in the mail first.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 06, 2020, 04:55:29 PM
got 20 sets, only one Wonky, not good distribution whatsoever.

I have plenty of the other "stuff" so if someone has a Wonky to spare, and you
need the Ludlows or Coupons, let me know, I always like to have a spare Wonky.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 06, 2020, 05:40:29 PM
Thanks for posting this!  I'm actually trying not to look too closely as I want some surprise when my pack arrives.  But that strategy led me to miss this new info when I ordered my first week of June pack.  I've been buying just one pack per week as I don't want to spend too much money and still not get a complete set.  Now I'm tempted to buy a second set in hopes of getting a Wonky and a Guest Artist.  But I'd be annoyed to do that and get two of one type.  Guess I have a few days to consider.

Based on what we have seen so far; I sense they will continue to make the Wonky's scarce and most Week 5 packs will contain a Guest Artist Card.
Once this is confirmed I will just buy one pack per week. For now I will go with two packs per week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 06, 2020, 06:23:00 PM
from what I understand, we will still get two bonus cards.

One is going to be a ludlow or coupon
The other will be a Wonky or Guest Artist card

so the Wonkys are going to be easier to get, but the Ludlows and coupons, tougher
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 07, 2020, 12:55:08 AM
from what I understand, we will still get two bonus cards.

One is going to be a ludlow or coupon
The other will be a Wonky or Guest Artist card

so the Wonkys are going to be easier to get, but the Ludlows and coupons, tougher

These are starting to make my head spin.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 07, 2020, 02:21:03 AM
from what I understand, we will still get two bonus cards.

One is going to be a ludlow or coupon
The other will be a Wonky or Guest Artist card

so the Wonkys are going to be easier to get, but the Ludlows and coupons, tougher
Nowhere has it been stated that with the new arrangement Wonkys will be "Easier" to get. I think they will remain short-printed.  I think most packs will contain a Artist Guest Card. Time will tell.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 07, 2020, 04:18:02 AM
Nowhere has it been stated that with the new arrangement Wonkys will be "Easier" to get. I think they will remain short-printed.  I think most packs will contain a Artist Guest Card. Time will tell.

I fear that I can no longer afford to want all the Wonkys and coupon backs  :'(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 07, 2020, 04:54:26 AM
These new June sets will satisy us a little better than the May sets, mainly because we get 6 unique titles with each set. I know many of you here are completists and want all the back variations (Luds, coupons) so the odds to complete a master set are harder, and you need to buy more sets. Personally, I think the whole Ludlow craze has run its course. I also wonder if the Guest Artist cards and Wonkys will be evenly produced, giving us a 50-50 chance. Time will tell indeed!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 07, 2020, 05:48:26 AM
I fear that I can no longer afford to want all the Wonkys and coupon backs  :'(

How did you do on your latest shipment? 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 07, 2020, 06:53:12 AM
How did you do on your latest shipment?

The Week 1 second shipment wasn't too bad.  Week 2 (that was a single order) I cracked this morning, and it was very disappointing.  I am ashamed to admit it, but I ordered 40 packs, hoping to be able to help everyone with Wonkys and Coupons.  I got just 3 Wonkys.  And, the Wonky packs were obvious since the Wonky was the last card, so you'd think for $590 they would have at least managed to do 1:10.  Even the coupon backs were skewed, and I was shorted on #8. 

I truly wasn't looking to make a profit, but I see no way to come close to just breaking even on these.  I hope there will be Trick-or-Treating this year so I can give the base cards out and save some money on candy.  And, there will be magnets.

This is exactly what I was afraid of from the beginning - buying blind for four weeks.  And since the "sets" change each month, we will always be buying blind.  Maybe I'll be trading May inserts for future June base sets.  Not sure.  Just, disappointed.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 07, 2020, 07:53:13 AM
I fear that I can no longer afford to want all the Wonkys and coupon backs  :'(

Some of us came to that realization, and gave up, much quicker.

Week 2 (that was a single order) I cracked this morning, and it was very disappointing. 

I haven't heard of collation that bad since 1986.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 07, 2020, 08:06:48 AM
Some of us came to that realization, and gave up, much quicker.


Guess I'm stupid, but I was trying to be optimistic and support new Wackys, and help forum friends.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on June 07, 2020, 08:50:58 AM
I ordered 40 packs... I got just 3 Wonkys.... you'd think for $590 they would have at least managed to do 1:10.  Even the coupon backs were skewed, and I was shorted on #8. 


OMG, I thought my story was bad. This is borderline robbery by Topps.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 07, 2020, 08:59:34 AM
Guess I'm stupid, but I was trying to be optimistic and support new Wackys, and help forum friends.

Pat, you're not stupid at all.  You're the best!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 07, 2020, 09:24:07 AM
Guess I'm stupid, but I was trying to be optimistic and support new Wackys, and help forum friends.

We should start a virtual protest based on what you just experienced!!  That is not cool. 40 packs and three Wonky's. Very sad to hear that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 07, 2020, 10:22:36 AM
Great point Andrew!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 07, 2020, 10:27:31 AM
Guess I'm stupid, but I was trying to be optimistic and support new Wackys, and help forum friends.

No, that was not the intention of what I said.  What you do by buying and helping out forum members is a great thing.  You've helped me in the past with other sets that I didn't invest in heavily, and I truly appreciate it. 

Working in the hospitality industry, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, I don't have the disposable cash to buy a lot of these, so I gave up early.  It's a shame that Topps is preventing 45+ year Wacky Package collectors from being able to buy an entire set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 07, 2020, 12:16:51 PM
Nowhere has it been stated that with the new arrangement Wonkys will be "Easier" to get. I think they will remain short-printed.  I think most packs will contain a Artist Guest Card. Time will tell.

Ugh.... your optimism is so inviting.  Of course, who knows if they start off with the same amount of Artist cards
and Wonky cards, but why would you think that Topps would print more of one and less of the other? 

It's the same as flipping a coin 10 times.  The "odds" are the same of getting all heads, or all tails, or 5 heads and 5 tails.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 07, 2020, 12:31:54 PM
No, that was not the intention of what I said.  What you do by buying and helping out forum members is a great thing.  You've helped me in the past with other sets that I didn't invest in heavily, and I truly appreciate it. 

Working in the hospitality industry, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, I don't have the disposable cash to buy a lot of these, so I gave up early.  It's a shame that Topps is preventing 45+ year Wacky Package collectors from being able to buy an entire set.

Sorry if I misinterpreted your post.  I enjoy helping forum friends, but it is getting pretty hard lately.

I hope the hospitality industry, and everything else, can recover this year.  I'm worried about some long established restaurants here.  Was just watching the first episode of Laverne & Shirley, and the "High Hopes" song was well timed.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 07, 2020, 12:55:27 PM
It's the same as flipping a coin 10 times.  The "odds" are the same of getting all heads, or all tails, or 5 heads and 5 tails.

I know what you were trying to express, but what you wrote is not true.  The exact order of the flips of 10 coins has the same odds for each pattern, but getting 5 heads and 5 tails in any order has 252 more combinations than getting all of one or all of the other.

Flipping a coin 10 times with an equal distribution of results provides these combinations:
All heads or all tails = 1 combination each
1 head, 9 tails or 9 heads, 1 tail = 10 each
2 heads, 8 tails or 8 heads, 2 tails = 45 each
3 heads, 7 tails or 7 heads, 3 tails = 120 each
4 heads, 6 tails or 6 tails, 4 heads = 210 each
5 heads, 5 tails = 252


Sorry if I misinterpreted your post.  I enjoy helping forum friends, but it is getting pretty hard lately.

I understand.  With the money you've spent on week 2, continuing and not being able to recoup, you could save your money and buy that Ratz.

I hope the hospitality industry, and everything else, can recover this year.

Me too!  Because my company borrowed money from the Government's Stimulus, we have to meet certain rules to be absolved of paying back the loan.  In order to do that, they slashed salaries, got rid of bonuses, paid holidays, and PTO accrual until we can get back to 75% of last year for two straight months and projected to do so for a third.  Being the numbers person that I am, I was looking at just this past week.  Since we just opened a new hotel, I worked 44 hours, should have gotten 3 hours of PTO and 6 hours of bonus, but the pay I'll receive is only worth 28 hours at my old salary.  So in essence, I donated 25 hours or over 3 days of time in one week.  And that's been the case every week since April 20th.  Needless to say, it's hard to keep morale high when you're working for free, the weather is beautiful, and you could be buying enough weekly packs to get all the coupon backs, Wonkys, and now artist cards.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 07, 2020, 01:24:24 PM
Me too!  Because my company borrowed money from the Government's Stimulus, we have to meet certain rules to be absolved of paying back the loan.  In order to do that, they slashed salaries, got rid of bonuses, paid holidays, and PTO accrual until we can get back to 75% of last year for two straight months and projected to do so for a third.  Being the numbers person that I am, I was looking at just this past week.  Since we just opened a new hotel, I worked 44 hours, should have gotten 3 hours of PTO and 6 hours of bonus, but the pay I'll receive is only worth 28 hours at my old salary.  So in essence, I donated 25 hours or over 3 days of time in one week.  And that's been the case every week since April 20th.  Needless to say, it's hard to keep morale high when you're working for free, the weather is beautiful, and you could be buying enough weekly packs to get all the coupon backs, Wonkys, and now artist cards.

What's strange for me is that I have been working for free from home for years (I tend to be awake at 2am), and now, I'm getting paid to work from home. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 07, 2020, 03:18:19 PM
I absolutely agree that the percentage of the possible combinations is what you wrote.  I wasn't referring to the combinations and "probability", I was strictly stating the "odds", that's all.  Big difference.  What the combinations are likely to be, a whole different ball game, that's "probability".

And I'm sure our Math discussion has put any remaining viewers of this topic right to sleep.... zzzzzzzz

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on June 07, 2020, 05:14:11 PM
FYI.  Week 1:   20 sets:  4 Baby Runts.    Week 2:  20 sets:  1 Crumbs.   Not sure what to make of it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 07, 2020, 05:41:31 PM
but why would you think that Topps would print more of one and less of the other? 

Because they may intentionally short print the Wonkys in the hopes of getting us to buy more packs each week in the hopes of scoring one.  The same reason Band Ache was short printed in the Series one in 1973.  To Sell More Cards.........

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Jean Nutty on June 07, 2020, 05:42:22 PM
I absolutely agree that the percentage of the possible combinations is what you wrote.  I wasn't referring to the combinations and "probability", I was strictly stating the "odds", that's all.  Big difference.  What the combinations are likely to be, a whole different ball game, that's "probability".

And I'm sure our Math discussion has put any remaining viewers of this topic right to sleep.... zzzzzzzz

My 16 year old's favorite topics of discussion (when I get to spend time with him) are geography, math, and evolution. Yesterday, while we drove to a nearby lake to do some hiking, we talked for a few minutes about the difference between combinations and permutations. And how many ways a deck of cards can be arranged. Hard to imagine 52 factorial.

sorry - I live alone and am suffering from a lack of human connection, so I might become the forum troll with random blurtings   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 07, 2020, 07:09:07 PM
FYI.  Week 1:   20 sets:  4 Baby Runts.    Week 2:  20 sets:  1 Crumbs.   Not sure what to make of it.

Topps doesn't know how to randomize.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 07, 2020, 07:15:48 PM
I absolutely agree that the percentage of the possible combinations is what you wrote.  I wasn't referring to the combinations and "probability", I was strictly stating the "odds", that's all.  Big difference.  What the combinations are likely to be, a whole different ball game, that's "probability".

And I'm sure our Math discussion has put any remaining viewers of this topic right to sleep.... zzzzzzzz

Not at all.  Many people don't realize that the most likely outcome of 10 coin tosses is not 5 and 5 but rather 6 and 4 (one way or the other).  I wrote this little book in the late 1990s but had to self-publish:

http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/your-intuition-is-wrong/

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 08, 2020, 10:46:05 AM
Received my two packs of week two cards today. Both packs had a Ludlow visible in the bottom of the pack. No Wonky.

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on June 08, 2020, 11:42:25 AM
Week 2 the same as week 1 for me. Three ludlows and 3 coupons but two of the packs were identical so only 2 different coupons and 2 different ludlows. Ludlow backs visible on the bottom.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 08, 2020, 03:36:08 PM
I received my three Week 1 sets and three Week 2 sets today.

Didn't fare too badly.

Week 1:    3 Ludlows, 2 Coupons, 1 Wonky
Week 2:    3 Ludlows, 3 Coupons

Would have preferred getting the Week 2 Wonky, but at least no doubles.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrSushi on June 08, 2020, 03:42:28 PM
I've gotten one set each week with the usual collation, no Wonkys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 08, 2020, 05:33:40 PM
Don't care for the Wonkys personally, but the last few weeks of new stickers have been getting better and better. Keep 'em coming.  :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on June 09, 2020, 12:37:19 AM
Week 2 - 4 packs - 3 different ludlows, 4 ad backs - no Wonkys!!!
This seems to be a tough one....
Anyone interested in Ludlow or adback trades?
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 09, 2020, 04:04:14 AM
From what I'm reading here, the Crumbs wonky was most likely produced in fewer numbers than the Baby Rant. Would love to hear the exact numbers at some time.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 09, 2020, 06:57:10 AM
Sneak peek at June Week 2

https://i.postimg.cc/B6V8tPcT/00-FB9-D52-C87-C-494-D-8612-A92-CE1425-C43.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 09, 2020, 10:05:21 AM
Sneak peek at June Week 2

https://i.postimg.cc/B6V8tPcT/00-FB9-D52-C87-C-494-D-8612-A92-CE1425-C43.jpg
Patrick,

I was doing some looking and found out that the Wacky you're showing here was originally submitted for ANS6 - same look and everything! (Go to lostwackys.com and click on the "Lost Wackys" section.)

And I also saw in the same section that Magic Meat Ball has an earlier version, too - Magic Hate Ball, originally submitted for ANS5. This one, however, was done by David Gross, not Paul Harris, so I don't know if it counts here for the Spreadsheet.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 09, 2020, 10:14:25 AM
Patrick,

I was doing some looking and found out that the Wacky you're showing here was originally submitted for ANS6 - same look and everything! (Go to lostwackys.com and click on the "Lost Wackys" section.)

And I also saw in the same section that Magic Meat Ball has an earlier version, too - Magic Hate Ball, originally submitted for ANS5. This one, however, was done by David Gross, not Paul Harris, so I don't know if it counts here.

You're correct! Wagu has layed dormant since ANS6! I've done about 600 concepts over the years and every now an then, I like to go back and see if there's any I'd like to revisit.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 09, 2020, 01:04:14 PM
My one week 2 pack produced one ludlow #9 and one coupon #6, which was on the bottom
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 09, 2020, 02:30:11 PM
My Week 2 pack was 1 coupon and one ludlow

#KickstarterNextTime

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 09, 2020, 02:48:10 PM
My single week two set also had a coupon and Ludlow as expected, but my single week one set landed me a Wonky. Call it sheer luck which will never happen again...for the May sets anyways.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 09, 2020, 04:05:29 PM
Just got a fedex notification for my week 3 wackys.
Expect I'll get them Saturday or Sunday again.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 09, 2020, 04:09:47 PM
Just got a fedex notification for my week 3 wackys.
Expect I'll get them Saturday or Sunday again.
I always thought there's no mail delivery on Sunday.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 09, 2020, 04:17:49 PM
I always thought there's no mail delivery on Sunday.
this is fedex.
Residential Delivery service covers the whole weekend, including Sundays, around most large cities
https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/7-day-delivery.html#delivery-area

for the most part USPS does not deliver on Sunday, although I have seen them deliver priority packages from time to time
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 09, 2020, 04:22:13 PM
Just received my notice as well. So looks like shipping is running about 3 weeks behind. Just nice to have the sets rolling in.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 09, 2020, 04:32:55 PM
this is fedex.
Residential Delivery service covers the whole weekend, including Sundays, around most large cities
https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/7-day-delivery.html#delivery-area

for the most part USPS does not deliver on Sunday, although I have seen them deliver priority packages from time to time
Okay, thanks for the information.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 09, 2020, 04:42:18 PM
I just got my first notice that it will be shipped tonight.  They're using USPS for me, so I'll probably get it Monday.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 09, 2020, 05:26:01 PM
Just received my shipping notice for week 3 as well.

It's fun getting a new package to open every week   :D


   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 10, 2020, 09:39:45 AM
June Week 2 is up

Guest artist this week is Chad Scheres - with Old Lice

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-2.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 10, 2020, 09:56:05 AM
Glad I could contribute! Hope you all like it!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 10, 2020, 09:58:38 AM
June Week 2 is up

Guest artist this week is Chad Scheres - with Old Lice

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-2.html

I've never used it, but I see that Topps apparently removed the option to buy 10 packs for $120.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 10, 2020, 10:09:43 AM
I've never used it, but I see that Topps apparently removed the option to buy 10 packs for $120.
Itís still there, just need another page refresh,
they added it later, (as with the checklist card), and sometimes requires several refreshes for new things to show up
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 10, 2020, 10:17:41 AM
Glad I could contribute! Hope you all like it!!

Great looking card!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 10, 2020, 10:21:45 AM
Interesting to see that the guest artist cards are on the checklist.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 10, 2020, 10:40:13 AM
Great looking card!
Thanks!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 10, 2020, 11:56:18 AM
Print run for the Week 1 June set was 1000! Nice to see that number going up.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 10, 2020, 12:01:49 PM
Print run for the Week 1 June set was 1000! Nice to see that number going up.

That is great news.  Thanks for sharing.

The fact that they put the Guest Artist Cards on the Checklist and not the Wonkys leads me to believe they will continue to majorly short print the Wonkys and do not consider them to be part of the base set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 10, 2020, 12:18:04 PM
Interesting to see that the guest artist cards are on the checklist.

I know that the checklist fills in the 10th card spot with a 9-card puzzle, but it's really meaningless when the entire base set comes in two packages with no substitutions.  The marketing intention of a checklist is to show you what you don't have, so you want to go and buy until you get what you're missing.  In that retrospect, it's surprising that the Wonky isn't there.  I think if it were, then more people would tend to want it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 10, 2020, 12:49:51 PM
Just got my week 2 order and I don't think I reported my week 1 order.  Each week I bought just one pack.  For week 1, I got one lud and one coupon.  For week 2, however, I lucked out in getting one lud and the wonky.  Being the completist that I am, I am not going to collect lud backs, coupon backs, or wonkys (much as it hurts to not collect the last two of those).  I put my lud and coupon from week 1 on ebay (both sold) and am going to do the same with my "bonus" cards from this week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 10, 2020, 12:57:05 PM
Great to hear you pulled  Wonky with a one pack purchase. Congrats!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 10, 2020, 01:12:16 PM
Just got my week 2 order and I don't think I reported my week 1 order.  Each week I bought just one pack.  For week 1, I got one lud and one coupon.  For week 2, however, I lucked out in getting one lud and the wonky.  Being the completist that I am, I am not going to collect lud backs, coupon backs, or wonkys (much as it hurts to not collect the last two of those).  I put my lud and coupon from week 1 on ebay (both sold) and am going to do the same with my "bonus" cards from this week.

Geez, what luck on the Week 2 Wonky - congrats!!  I had to turn down forum friends on that one, which makes me very sad.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 10, 2020, 01:15:48 PM
Great to hear you pulled  Wonky with a one pack purchase. Congrats!

Thanks!  I feel bad for those who have purchased so many packs and got none or few.  It's nice to hit the jackpot on occasion.  I did just list it on ebay with a starting price of 99 cents and no Buy It Now, so perhaps it will be an interesting auction to help determine what a fair market price is.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 10, 2020, 01:18:18 PM
Geez, what luck on the Week 2 Wonky - congrats!!  I had to turn down forum friends on that one, which makes me very sad.

Pat, you're so kind to help out so many people here and be a huge Wacky fan.  I hope whoever buys the one I got will give it a good home.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 10, 2020, 03:14:43 PM
Great score crackedjerk!

  If the wacky gods are shining down on me and I am fortunate enough get the week 3 wonky, I'll definitely enter a strong bid on your auction.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 10, 2020, 03:45:24 PM
I got a Wonky on my week 1 single purchase (Sorry I didn't report it clearly earlier) But week 2 was back to normal...just a Lud and a coupon. I hope in June I get all the GA cards instead of the Wonkys. Wonder what the odds are - 50/50?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 10, 2020, 04:27:13 PM
I got a Wonky on my week 1 single purchase (Sorry I didn't report it clearly earlier) But week 2 was back to normal...just a Lud and a coupon. I hope in June I get all the GA cards instead of the Wonkys. Wonder what the odds are - 50/50?

Wondering about the odds is what I hate the most.  Can't tell until you have ordered 4 weeks worth, and now they'll be changing the set inserts every month.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 10, 2020, 04:40:12 PM
Wonder what the odds are - 50/50?
Iíll go with 1:5 for the Wonky.
Like Andrew said, with the GA cards being on the checklist, I think theyíll make those common (4:5)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 11, 2020, 04:55:55 PM
big congratulations to Chad for his weekly Wacky entry!  it's well deserved and long overdue!

Who is in the queue for next week?  Who is our mystery guest?

I think we should all put on our blindfolds and say "Mystery Guest, sign in please!"
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 11, 2020, 05:45:11 PM
Thanks Paul! I know who the Guest artist is next week, But I'll leave it a surprise!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 12, 2020, 06:42:13 PM
Pat, you're so kind to help out so many people here and be a huge Wacky fan. 

Agreed! She's been a wacky santa for as long as I can remember!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrSushi on June 12, 2020, 08:00:43 PM
Agreed! She's been a wacky santa for as long as I can remember!
Yes, that's a great description. Thanks, Pat!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on June 12, 2020, 08:16:53 PM
Absolutely agree!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on June 12, 2020, 08:22:38 PM
Ok, so I understand the Wonky chase card thing but, damn, they're going to be so scarce, maybe 100-150 of each, that all it does is drive the eBay market through the roof.

This fool and his money are soon parted... Every time I swear I won't get suckered, they pull me back in!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on June 13, 2020, 04:32:13 AM
Received my week 3 cards yesterday. 10 packs, 1 Wonky. Again, the cards are great! Paid WAY too much to get them all, but what's a guy gonna do?  :-\
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 13, 2020, 04:39:41 AM
Received my week 3 cards yesterday. 10 packs, 1 Wonky. Again, the cards are great! Paid WAY too much to get them all, but what's a guy gonna do?  :-\

Mine are coming today, via Fedex.  Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on June 13, 2020, 08:48:04 AM
Paid WAY too much to get them all, but what's a guy gonna do?
Uh...not get them all?   :P
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 13, 2020, 12:08:56 PM
Received my week 3 cards yesterday. 10 packs, 1 Wonky.
Received mine, and same here, 1 out of 10 for the Clumsy Wonky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 13, 2020, 12:15:17 PM
Received mine, and same here, 1 out of 10 for the Clumsy Wonky

1:10 this time here as well.  Funny, one wasn't the last card, it was in the spot where the crudlows were in every other pack.  Pleasant surprise to say the least!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 13, 2020, 12:59:22 PM
1:10 this time here as well.  Funny, one wasn't the last card, it was in the spot where the crudlows were in every other pack.  Pleasant surprise to say the least!
Same here.
Bubble wrapped again, with all coupons showing through the back. Wonky replaced one of the luds
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 13, 2020, 01:03:25 PM
Got my Week 3 pack today: one lud and one coupon. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 13, 2020, 01:19:22 PM
Same here.
Bubble wrapped again, with all coupons showing through the back. Wonky replaced one of the luds

Geez, this series is creating a lot of waste!  I'm hip deep in bubble wrap that's too small for much of anything.  The only useful purpose I've found is to use it to protect my Gameboy Advance and my Gameboy Color.  That's 2; the rest, my mother will get to pop when she's bored.  That makes it a mom and pop   :]   But, our landfill is almost full here.  Maybe they could just tape the cases?

I would actually prefer that they sell a Series once a month, with a base set, maybe half the coupons, and a handful of ludlows with each base set.  Monthly is less trouble, especially when selling/trading extras, and should save Topps some packing and shipping expenses.  I'd rather the Wonkys be a separate offering, but if they continue in these sets, maybe 1 title a month, and make them 1:5, in place of one of the ludlows.  Just my two cents, if Topps is listening. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 13, 2020, 01:28:55 PM
Got my week 3 pack today also - one ludlow (12) and one coupon (11)

I don't know how many of you put your stickers in 9-pocket sheets, but the sticker order this week scrambled the puzzle.  You'd have to order them 15, 13, 14, 12, 11 to get the puzzle on the back to come out correctly.

Besides the packaging waste, there are a lot of base stickers that will end up as next month's garage sale fodder for sure.  That's the real shame.

Maybe we should hold a contest for all the forum members who ordered 10 or more packs.  Build a sculpture with all those empty plastic boxes.  The artists from the weekly series can be the judges and give away something special -- maybe 10,000 base set stickers.  ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 13, 2020, 01:49:46 PM
Same here.
Bubble wrapped again, with all coupons showing through the back. Wonky replaced one of the luds

I'm starting to wonder if Topps is strategically placing the Wonkys based on how many your order.  If the ratio were 1:5.5 as you've hypothesized, then if it were truly random, someone with ten packs would've gotten more than two in their order and someone would've struck out altogether.  I'm guessing from the print run numbers that a lot of orders have been for 10 or more, maybe 50% or higher of the total bought?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 13, 2020, 02:34:41 PM
I'm starting to wonder if Topps is strategically placing the Wonkys based on how many your order.  If the ratio were 1:5.5 as you've hypothesized, then if it were truly random, someone with ten packs would've gotten more than two in their order and someone would've struck out altogether.  I'm guessing from the print run numbers that a lot of orders have been for 10 or more, maybe 50% or higher of the total bought?
from what folks have been posting, it did seem like week 1 was around that 1:5 ratio.
But reading what people have been finding for week 2 and 3, and looking on ebay, they both seem twice as scarce, perhaps coming in closer to 1:10.
would be nice to know that actual numbers, but I doubt that'll ever happen
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on June 13, 2020, 03:42:46 PM
Uh...not get them all?   :P
There you go Tom, keeping it positive!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 13, 2020, 04:50:09 PM
I haven't even gotten a shipping notice yet for Week 3.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 13, 2020, 04:50:47 PM
but the sticker order this week scrambled the puzzle.  You'd have to order them 15, 13, 14, 12, 11 to get the puzzle on the back to come out correctly.
good grief, that is one messed up mix up
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 13, 2020, 05:37:54 PM
good grief, that is one messed up mix up

Plus for Wonky Packages it looks like we now have: Three WP1 Cards,: Gargle,  Baby Rant, Gatorage.
                                                                           Three WP2 Cards: Brutal, Crumbs, Pit-O-Money
                                                                           Two  WP3 Cards:   Run Tiny, Clumsy
                                                                           Two WP4 Cards: Dill,  Top Snob

That will make it alot easier to know if your set of Wonky's is complete right?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 13, 2020, 05:41:18 PM
good grief, that is one messed up mix up

Not only is this not rocket science, it is their business!!!  Shameful execution with reverses is much too common.

But, with base sets so overproduced compared to the inserts, my plan of putting one base set in pages in order and another set up to show the puzzle, I'm covered.  I've actually got enough base sets to cover a wall...Ö

Anyone remember the 1991 Upper Deck Looney Tunes MLB set?  Now, that was planning and execution!  Designed for 9 pocket pages, with 9 cards on the front, and the next 9 printed on the backs, in the right order for the page.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 13, 2020, 07:10:25 PM

I would actually prefer that they sell a Series once a month, with a base set, maybe half the coupons, and a handful of ludlows with each base set.  Monthly is less trouble, especially when selling/trading extras, and should save Topps some packing and shipping expenses.  I'd rather the Wonkys be a separate offering, but if they continue in these sets, maybe 1 title a month, and make them 1:5, in place of one of the ludlows.  Just my two cents, if Topps is listening.

I think the once per month is an interesting and worthwhile idea.  The savings on postage alone could allow for the price to be a bit lower or for Topps to add some extra incentive (assuming the month would still be $60 total).  It's kinda fun to get a set per week, but once per month is also pretty frequent.

I looked at the Topps page to see my previous orders as I had forgotten if I had already ordered the current week.  It listed like 2 of the 6 weekly series I've ordered.  I'm curious if anyone else has looked at that and seen an incomplete listing of their previous orders. 

Has it been determined (ie announced publicly) what will happen in months with five Wednesdays?  Will that month's set have more titles?

Edited to add: I just realized this is my 1000th post here.  Only 3900+, Pat, and I'll catch up to ya ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 14, 2020, 05:04:16 AM
My set arrived yesterday with a Ludlow and coupon, but I was more excited to get this week's batch of parodies! IMO this is the best week so far. The colors, the jokes, the artwork all top notch!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 14, 2020, 05:22:02 AM
I looked at the Topps page to see my previous orders as I had forgotten if I had already ordered the current week.  It listed like 2 of the 6 weekly series I've ordered.  I'm curious if anyone else has looked at that and seen an incomplete listing of their previous orders. 

All six of my weekly orders were listed.  Did you order some without logging in?


Anyone remember the 1991 Upper Deck Looney Tunes MLB set?  Now, that was planning and execution!  Designed for 9 pocket pages, with 9 cards on the front, and the next 9 printed on the backs, in the right order for the page.

I don't remember that one, but after going through all my worthless baseball card sets in binders from the late 80s and early 90s, I did notice that a couple of sets actually put the teams together in numerical and then alphabetical order rather than randomly scattering them through the series of 660 and more in the later sets.  As a kid, we never paid attention to the numbers on the backs of the cards, we kept them separated by teams and then sorted alphabetically, so that only makes sense for a manufacturer to do that knowing that the hobby moved to putting them in 9-pocket sheets.  It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tie Boot Tea on June 14, 2020, 05:45:18 AM

I looked at the Topps page to see my previous orders as I had forgotten if I had already ordered the current week.  It listed like 2 of the 6 weekly series I've ordered.  I'm curious if anyone else has looked at that and seen an incomplete listing of their previous orders. 


Yes.  I had the same with one of my orders.  I think I might have forgotten to log into my Topps account when I ordered that one, though.  Even though it was not in my order summary, I received an email confirmation from Topps for the order.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Jean Nutty on June 14, 2020, 06:49:14 AM

Geez, this series is creating a lot of waste!  I'm hip deep in bubble wrap that's too small for much of anything.  The only useful purpose I've found is to use it to protect my Gameboy Advance and my Gameboy Color.  That's 2; the rest, my mother will get to pop when she's bored.  That makes it a mom and pop   :]   But, our landfill is almost full here.  Maybe they could just tape the cases?

There are"Electronic Bubble Wrap Pop Fidget Toy Stress Relief Gadget" keychains on Amazon for those who crave the satisfaction. 

  (https://i.imgur.com/zL5HZcP.png)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 14, 2020, 09:29:50 AM
No Week 3 S&H for me either :-(

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 14, 2020, 10:06:48 AM
No Week 3 S&H for me either :-(

Richard
#StayWacky

Richard, I feel your pain.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on June 14, 2020, 10:18:54 AM
All six of my weekly orders were listed.  Did you order some without logging in?


I don't remember that one, but after going through all my worthless baseball card sets in binders from the late 80s and early 90s, I did notice that a couple of sets actually put the teams together in numerical and then alphabetical order rather than randomly scattering them through the series of 660 and more in the later sets.  As a kid, we never paid attention to the numbers on the backs of the cards, we kept them separated by teams and then sorted alphabetically, so that only makes sense for a manufacturer to do that knowing that the hobby moved to putting them in 9-pocket sheets.  It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

You know, I don't recall ordering any sets without logging in.  Guess I wouldn't have thought that would have even been possible.

I also organized my baseball and football card sets in teams regardless of order.  If memory serves, I used the team checklist to organize the teams and they were typically in alphabetical order.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 15, 2020, 11:22:38 AM
I received my two packs of week 3 wacky's today. I ordered each pack individually. First pack had a coupon back on the bottom with a Clumsy Wonky hiding underneath it. The second pack had a different coupon back on the bottom with another Clumsy Wonky hiding under it!!!!! I had purchased them this way in the hopes of having that happen. So two packs purchased each week so far, no Wonky's for weeks one of two. Two in week 3. I almost fainted.   ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on June 15, 2020, 11:50:37 AM
Week 3 arrived - without the benefit of a shipping notice - and what's up with the puzzle? I think a blind man lined it all up, the sequence is screwy.

3 sets each, 3 weeks, zero Wonkys. :-(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 15, 2020, 01:34:56 PM
Week 3 arrived - without the benefit of a shipping notice - and what's up with the puzzle? I think a blind man lined it all up, the sequence is screwy.

3 sets each, 3 weeks, zero Wonkys. :-(

Same here, no shipping notice.  5 sets, no Wonky, but remarkably all 5 coupon backs.  Also 5 ludlow backs, 4 different (all but #11) but I don't collect the ludlows.  I'll happily trade all 5 ludlows for a Clumsy Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on June 15, 2020, 01:47:27 PM
I received my 3 pack May week 3 order today as well. Was happier with this order. All 3 ludlows and all 3 coupons where different. But still Wonky-less after 3 weeks/9 packs. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 15, 2020, 04:13:33 PM
just an FYI, I received my week 3 order of 20 packs, and got 2 Wonkys, and one of the packs that had it, the Wonky card was NOT on the bottom of the clear case.

Otherwise, good distribution this week, fairly even.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lucidjc on June 15, 2020, 04:24:08 PM
Week twos, two packs, 2 coupons 2 luds


Week threes, two packs, 2 coupons 1 lud and 1 Wonky


That's 2 wonky from 6 packs, not bad.


(note) neither Wonkys were on the bottom.


Jim
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 15, 2020, 05:17:29 PM
week 3 resutls:

3 packs:  3 coupons (one a double) and 3 ludlows

Back to normal  :'(

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 15, 2020, 06:51:03 PM
Shipping label notice for week 4 just showed up.
I might get these by Friday
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 15, 2020, 07:19:50 PM
Same here. Coming via FedEx. Just need the borders re-opened. Should be getting them by August at this rate. Thatís going to be a lot of opening and sorting. 😆
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 16, 2020, 04:18:27 AM
Thatís going to be a lot of opening and sorting.

The way the collation is going, there might not be a lot of sorting.  ;D
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 16, 2020, 08:27:43 AM
And just announced this morning..borders for Canada and US will be closed until July 21st for non-essential travel. Definitely needed but itís going to be awhile before I get my sets. Oh well, Iíll keep supporting and keep my fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 16, 2020, 08:59:55 AM
Preview image up on Facebook for tomorrow's set. There's a spelling error on it though...I'm sure you'll find it without me pointing it out...

https://www.facebook.com/WackyPackages/photos/a.127286783979123/3925290234178740/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 16, 2020, 09:43:14 AM
Preview image up on Facebook for tomorrow's set. There's a spelling error on it though...I'm sure you'll find it without me pointing it out...
Thanks for the heads up
Unfortunate that typos like this get through the process, but Iím sure itíll get fixed before printing
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 16, 2020, 10:07:28 AM
There's a spelling error on it though...I'm sure you'll find it without me pointing it out...

https://www.facebook.com/WackyPackages/photos/a.127286783979123/3925290234178740/?type=3&theater

What are you talking about?  It's the new word for millennials living on their smart devices (computers) - compulively!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 16, 2020, 10:52:00 AM
Already fixed. Nice!!

https://i.postimg.cc/cJmSryTK/104099404-3925680780806352-8516226010269481365-o.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 16, 2020, 04:23:49 PM
Well, I guess I should not be ungrateful for the WP releases - I think they should have kept it simple; KISS

Puzzles no longer line up in order of cards - STOP trying to re-create the wheel..... gheeezzzzz!!!!!!

#AllWackiesMatter - For the love of G-d, keep them in proper order with ONE checklist.....

You're killing me smalls!

ONE Set with a checklist, one puzzle and OPTIONAL Wonky Set for those that wanted as well as a coupon SET.... what do I know..... I am a man over 50, that's two strikes already.... rant over, for now...... Grrrrrrr

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 16, 2020, 11:11:14 PM
I put my coupon and ludlow stickers into pages yesterday (to ensure that I actually kept one of everything for myself!), and still haven't decided what to do with the base sets.  At least I have plenty of those to just build the puzzles separately.  I might put them behind the number ordered stickers in the pages, although the checklists in the middle pose a problem.  Guess the extras could go at the end, checklists facing forward?  At least that way I'd save some pages.

A monthly set could avoid this, and have just one checklist
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 17, 2020, 08:21:30 AM
June week 3 posted a little bit earlier than usual

Guest artist of the week:  Chenduz

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-3.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on June 17, 2020, 08:28:17 AM
What's the plan for these, just 8 weeks of May & June?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 17, 2020, 08:28:50 AM
What's the plan for these, just 8 weeks of May & June?
Iím pretty sure that July is a Ďgoí
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 17, 2020, 09:33:29 AM
The more I see these GA Guest Artist cards, the more I love them! That being said, I prefer if I get that over the Wonky in my single weekly set. So if they are evenly rationed with a 50/50 chance, I'll pick one up on eBay since the price should be lower as more will be in circulation.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 17, 2020, 09:49:50 AM
June week 3 posted a little bit earlier than usual

Guest artist of the week:  Chenduz

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-3.html

Looks like a really good week, but sticker #13 would have been even better with something on the top of the box.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 17, 2020, 10:21:06 AM
Iím pretty sure that July is a Ďgoí

I'm sure you're correct!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 17, 2020, 11:09:41 AM
Sales for June week 2 staying high, at 952.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 17, 2020, 11:46:25 AM
Sales for June week 2 staying high, at 952.
WAHOO!!!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on June 17, 2020, 11:51:07 AM
I'll see you all again in next week's set!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 17, 2020, 12:00:17 PM
Sales for June week 2 staying high, at 952.

So great to see these sets having great sales numbers.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 17, 2020, 12:01:43 PM
I'll see you all again in next week's set!

Hi David! Will be great to have you back! How long do you see these weekly series going on for? Could they run into the Old School series this fall?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 17, 2020, 12:22:09 PM
I'll see you all again in next week's set!

When I first looked at the gallery on Topps for this week, I thought for sure your entry was Paesan because of the tight rendering and illustration style.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 17, 2020, 02:00:28 PM
Hi David! Will be great to have you back! How long do you see these weekly series going on for? Could they run into the Old School series this fall?

My sense is these sets will keep going for a long time if the sales remain. Why wouldn't they?

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 17, 2020, 02:26:47 PM
I can't stand the candy itself, but I love this parody. 

From time to time, David Gross has occasionally alluded to a really "old" old school set that he would like to do someday, hearkening back to some distant, bygone time way before the 70s.  This parody brings to mind as to what such a set might look like.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jWZVjJzc/Screen-Shot-2020-06-17-at-5-18-28-PM.png) (https://postimg.cc/jWZVjJzc)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on June 17, 2020, 02:39:18 PM
I can't stand the candy itself, but I love this parody. 

From time to time, David Gross has occasionally alluded to a really "old" old school set that he would like to do someday, hearkening back to some distant, bygone time way before the 70s.  This parody brings to mind as to what such a set might look like.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jWZVjJzc/Screen-Shot-2020-06-17-at-5-18-28-PM.png) (https://postimg.cc/jWZVjJzc)
Looks like it was also done from a bite-size piece, penny candy if you will.  A throwback to Gadzooka from OS1.  And Fleer Dubble Bubble parodies in ANS/OLDS, come to think of it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 17, 2020, 02:40:43 PM
I can't stand the candy itself, but I love this parody. 
Brent did a fantastic Wacky there.
ĎJust pretend to like ití is so appropriate for this candy
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 17, 2020, 03:59:09 PM
My dad loved candy and I fondly remember the Mary Jane candies. I havn't had one in 50 years; but they were good.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 17, 2020, 04:06:18 PM
My dad loved candy and I fondly remember the Mary Jane candies. I havn't had one in 50 years; but they were good.

My mom likes these too.  I got them for her just last year, but she told me to stop because they're too hard for her now.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 17, 2020, 06:12:53 PM
Another great week of stickers.  Keep 'em coming!  :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 18, 2020, 05:13:57 AM
Brent did a fantastic Wacky there.
ĎJust pretend to like ití is so appropriate for this candy

Yeah, isn't that fantastic? Definitely one of my top 5 favorites from this series, so far!

Lot's more really great ones to come!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 18, 2020, 06:58:11 AM
Yeah, isn't that fantastic? Definitely one of my top 5 favorites from this series, so far!

Lot's more really great ones to come!

Definitely one of my favorites this week as well. Mainly because of the "old-timey" simple design of the wrapper. I thought at first this was a parody of a box of Mary Jane candies, but it's an individual wrapped chew. This one would easily fit in the vintage series!

(https://i.postimg.cc/4Y2B4zKd/mary-janes-candy-02-wmark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4Y2B4zKd)(https://i.postimg.cc/xqgsFD0M/Mary-Jane-logo-web.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xqgsFD0M)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 18, 2020, 09:51:31 AM
My dad loved candy and I fondly remember the Mary Jane candies. I havn't had one in 50 years; but they were good.
My Nana (my mother's mother) loved them, too. She ate them whenever she could (and sometimes we got the individual chews for her as a gift whenever we could) until she couldn't eat them anymore. Ah, the memories...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 18, 2020, 01:20:10 PM
Wow! Got my Week 4 set today. They just keep arriving faster! Ludlow and Coupon Back as expected.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on June 18, 2020, 01:55:08 PM
Not for me.   :sad:  I just got my week 3 yesterday.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 18, 2020, 04:25:02 PM
I never realized that Mary Jane was a NECCO product.  As a kid I listened to a lot of baseball games for the local minor league team in Norfolk, VA, and it seems like there were plenty of Mary Jane commercials.  I always thought it was a local product.  I still remember the jingle: "Mary Jane, Mary Jane, everybody's favorite, Mary Jane."
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on June 18, 2020, 05:38:42 PM
Hi David! Will be great to have you back! How long do you see these weekly series going on for? Could they run into the Old School series this fall?

I think as long as they sell it will continue. Unlike GPK we don't have any retail sets so this is one of our main sources of Wackys for the foreseeable future
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on June 18, 2020, 05:39:51 PM
I can't stand the candy itself, but I love this parody. 

From time to time, David Gross has occasionally alluded to a really "old" old school set that he would like to do someday, hearkening back to some distant, bygone time way before the 70s.  This parody brings to mind as to what such a set might look like.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jWZVjJzc/Screen-Shot-2020-06-17-at-5-18-28-PM.png) (https://postimg.cc/jWZVjJzc)

Stay tuned on this subject. I'm working on trying to advance this. Maybe on it's own or within Old School.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 18, 2020, 06:52:36 PM
A WP2 Crumbs just sold for $101.99:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NEW-2020-Topps-Wacky-Packages-WEEKLY-SERIES-Bonus-Card-WP2-CRUMBS/293612680927?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NEW-2020-Topps-Wacky-Packages-WEEKLY-SERIES-Bonus-Card-WP2-CRUMBS/293612680927?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 19, 2020, 01:02:32 AM
A WP2 Crumbs just sold for $101.99:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NEW-2020-Topps-Wacky-Packages-WEEKLY-SERIES-Bonus-Card-WP2-CRUMBS/293612680927?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NEW-2020-Topps-Wacky-Packages-WEEKLY-SERIES-Bonus-Card-WP2-CRUMBS/293612680927?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649)

Wow!  Maybe I'm not going to lose my shirt on these after all.  The first half of my Week 4 order will be here today.  The second half hasn't even shipped yet, so it will be about a week until I know what I can sell/trade this time.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 19, 2020, 07:06:01 AM
A WP2 Crumbs just sold for $101.99:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NEW-2020-Topps-Wacky-Packages-WEEKLY-SERIES-Bonus-Card-WP2-CRUMBS/293612680927?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NEW-2020-Topps-Wacky-Packages-WEEKLY-SERIES-Bonus-Card-WP2-CRUMBS/293612680927?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649)

There must have been a lot more WP1 Baby Rants produced. A Master Set with the WP1 sold yesterday for $110, Buy It Now. I don't even see Master Sets offered for the subsequent weeks.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 19, 2020, 07:27:54 AM
There must have been a lot more WP1 Baby Rants produced. A Master Set with the WP1 sold yesterday for $110, Buy It Now. I don't even see Master Sets offered for the subsequent weeks.
This price doesnít surprise me.
my impression, and from what my own orders had, is weíre seeing half as many WP2 and WP3 as the WP1.
Consistently 1:10 now vs 1:5 in week 1.
Iíll receive my week 4 today. Weíll see if the ratio remains the same.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 19, 2020, 11:31:16 AM
This price doesnít surprise me.
my impression, and from what my own orders had, is weíre seeing half as many WP2 and WP3 as the WP1.
Consistently 1:10 now vs 1:5 in week 1.
Iíll receive my week 4 today. Weíll see if the ratio remains the same.

I saw a week 4 seller on ebay state 1 wonky for 20 packs purchased.

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 19, 2020, 11:31:52 AM
I saw a week 4 seller on ebay state 1 wonky for 20 packs purchased.

Andrew

Gulp....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 19, 2020, 12:51:41 PM
Stay tuned on this subject. I'm working on trying to advance this. Maybe on it's own or within Old School.

I'm hoping and keeping my fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 19, 2020, 01:04:18 PM
I received my one week four pack today. I scored a Sun Fright Ludlow Back and a Hounds Coupon Back. No Wonky.  Still elated about last weeks two wonkys.
It will probably take me 12 more weeks to score another Wonky.  Nice to see the binder pages filling up with new cards. Good and Punky and Sun Fright are my favs this week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on June 19, 2020, 01:32:10 PM
I received my May-Week 4 order today of three packs. Two packs were identical so doubles of the ludlow and the coupon, but i did get the TOP SNOB Wonky in the 3rd pack. My first Wonky for this set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 19, 2020, 03:04:46 PM
Received my week #4 today.

At least the puzzle pieces are consistent with Week #3 in still being scrambled (19, 18, 16, 17)   :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on June 19, 2020, 03:38:25 PM
Week 4: purchased 10 packs, scored 2 Wonkys. Got all the coupons and Luds, plus a few doubles.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 19, 2020, 05:58:26 PM
Got my week 4 pack yesterday, one coupon back (echo duh) and one Wonky.  Maybe Topps decided to give the Wonkys out to the single pack buyers this week to keep us buying. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 20, 2020, 06:36:52 AM
Got my week 4 pack yesterday, one coupon back (echo duh) and one Wonky.  Maybe Topps decided to give the Wonkys out to the single pack buyers this week to keep us buying.

They threw me a bone with a Wonky on week one. None ever since.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 20, 2020, 09:02:53 AM
I am sad to accept never a Wonky will be - MAYBE I will pray that some pirate on the bay will have a complete set we can all fight over ..... grrrrrr

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 20, 2020, 09:21:11 AM
I am sad to accept never a Wonky will be - MAYBE I will pray that some pirate on the bay will have a complete set we can all fight over ..... grrrrrr

Richard
#StayWacky

I was thinking of putting up a set of the 4 Wonkys from May to try to recoup some of my losses.  But, I don't want to be considered a pirate.  I think maybe after June I'll stop buying so many.  Hell, I'm looking at a Covid-19 pay cut soon, and $600 a week is a big hit even with my regular salary.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tie Boot Tea on June 20, 2020, 10:16:11 AM
Got my week 4 pack yesterday, one coupon back (echo duh) and one Wonky.  Maybe Topps decided to give the Wonkys out to the single pack buyers this week to keep us buying.

Same for me.  I bought one set and got one Wonky with it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrSushi on June 20, 2020, 05:00:42 PM
Same for me.  I bought one set and got one Wonky with it.

One set, no wonkys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 20, 2020, 05:09:59 PM
5 sets of Week 4, 1 Wonky (not showing on the bottom).  Now looking for Week 4 coupon back #18 and I have an entire set of all five Week 4 Ludlows available to trade.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 20, 2020, 05:11:24 PM
Lol, the first set I ordered was one week 4 and I got a Top Slob wonky in it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 21, 2020, 06:03:33 AM
Anyone here buying just one set weekly and got more than one Wonky so far?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 21, 2020, 07:42:47 AM
Not that is Wonky - Sorry.... :-(

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 21, 2020, 02:02:06 PM
I've been buying one a  week and no Wonky. Been getting 1 coupon and one ludlow. it does seem to be random  ..
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 21, 2020, 02:28:34 PM
Anyone here buying just one set weekly and got more than one Wonky so far?

I'm one for four.  I guess they'll be sending me down to the minors soon because I'll probably hit the Mendoza line with June week 1 and drift below with June week 2.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 21, 2020, 04:14:48 PM
I'm one for four.  I guess they'll be sending me down to the minors soon because I'll probably hit the Mendoza line with June week 1 and drift below with June week 2.
What's the Mendoza line? Never heard of it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Paul_Maul on June 21, 2020, 04:25:01 PM
What's the Mendoza line? Never heard of it.

There was an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1970s named Mario Mendoza. He was a good infielder but a terrible hitter (which was pretty common in that era). As a result a batting average of .200 is called the Mendoza line.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 21, 2020, 04:39:19 PM
I am sad to accept never a Wonky will be - MAYBE I will pray that some pirate on the bay will have a complete set we can all fight over ..... grrrrrr

Richard
#StayWacky

your pirate has shown up - $449.99 for the set of four  eBay auction: #164256645630
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 21, 2020, 04:40:01 PM
There was an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1970s named Mario Mendoza. He was a good infielder but a terrible hitter (which was pretty common in that era). As a result a batting average of .200 is called the Mendoza line.
Thanks! I did not know that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on June 21, 2020, 05:32:52 PM
Two surprising pieces of Mario Mendoza trivia -
By the time his major league career was over, his lifetime batting average was actually up to .215
He was elected to the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on June 21, 2020, 06:30:44 PM
What's the Mendoza line? Never heard of it.

Mario Mendoza was a very familiar name to me in the 70ís as I seemed to get his baseball card every year, but I hadnít seen Pirates games enough to know that his BA was so consistently low.  By the time the term ďMendoza lineĒ came into vogue many years later, I had no idea what it meant, and I had no idea it was a reference to Mario.  I guess he was a fixture in the Pittsburgh infield to have a card put out every season, but Iím also sure there were several other middle infielders from that era who flirted with BAs approaching .200.  Only in the modern era do we expect shortstops to hit .330.

Iím sure baseball fans have noticed the vintage games that have aired on tv while the current season is in limbo.  The other night MLB channel aired a Tom Seaver no-hitter from 1978 and it blew my mind to see something from that era that you never see today - batters who wore their soft caps underneath their batting helmet during an at bat!  Sooooooo corny-looking!!!! But a super cool little quirk from the MLB of childhood.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 22, 2020, 05:03:22 AM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2020-Topps-Wacky-Wonky-Packages-SSP-Crying-Baby-Rant-WP1-SUPER-SHORT-PR-88/164253684590?hash=item263e48536e:g:caIAAOSwFbFe7W0l (https://www.ebay.com/itm/2020-Topps-Wacky-Wonky-Packages-SSP-Crying-Baby-Rant-WP1-SUPER-SHORT-PR-88/164253684590?hash=item263e48536e:g:caIAAOSwFbFe7W0l)

I don't know how reliable this is, but this seller on eBay writes that there were 88 WP1 Baby Rant cards printed and in another auction states that 74 WP4 Top Slob cards were produced.

88 seems low for the Baby Rant from the results of forum members whereas 74 seems about on par with 1:10 odds.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 22, 2020, 09:58:01 AM
I don't know how reliable this is, but this seller on eBay writes that there were 88 WP1 Baby Rant cards printed and in another auction states that 74 WP4 Top Slob cards were produced.

My guess is he's just using the 1:10 ratio from the print run.  However, the very bottom of the auction description shows that he's found a way to slowly get rid of a few of his extra base cards.

All orders over $100 will get extra Bonus/Free Sticker

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on June 22, 2020, 10:51:30 AM
I've received 3 packs for 4 weeks and not one Wonky. Having to pay $100+ on eBay means it would make more sense just to buy 10 for $150 from Topps. Has anyone bought 10 in a week and NOT received a Wonky?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 22, 2020, 11:15:23 AM
I've received 3 packs for 4 weeks and not one Wonky. Having to pay $100+ on eBay means it would make more sense just to buy 10 for $150 from Topps. Has anyone bought 10 in a week and NOT received a Wonky?
Iíve received 1 or 2 every week in the set of 10.
Thereís going to be some screaming if a bundle wonít produce at least one wonky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 22, 2020, 11:35:28 AM
Just got a notice of shipping label from FedEx for June week 1.
Getting better
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 22, 2020, 12:08:28 PM
Just received mine from FedEx as well! Still canít pick up my other 4 weeks worth of sets but exciting none the less 😆
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 22, 2020, 12:09:55 PM
Just got a notice of shipping label from FedEx for June week 1.
Getting better

Same here.  Estimated delivery date is "pending."
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 22, 2020, 12:20:22 PM
Just got a notice of shipping label from FedEx for June week 1.
Getting better

I'm still waiting on a shipping notice for the second half of my May Week 4 order   :-\
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 22, 2020, 12:32:42 PM
Same here.  Estimated delivery date is "pending."
Mine stays Ďpendingí until the day itís finally Out for delivery, then it gets updated to that day.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 22, 2020, 04:05:45 PM
nothing yet here....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 22, 2020, 04:17:10 PM
Received my 3 - Week 4 packs today.

3 Coupons, 2 Ludlows, and a Wonky.





   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 23, 2020, 04:57:30 AM
Apparently, I didn't place a second order for May Week 4, or, if I did, it died in the ether.  So, I'll look through my extras and the requests I've received, and do what I can.  PMs should go out shortly.

On the bright side, My June Week 1 is on the way, and I did those all at once.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 23, 2020, 09:34:24 AM
Sneak peek for The week now up on Facebook

https://i.postimg.cc/QtZHX2FC/AC5-C2-FB0-4-A9-A-49-A5-A580-67-B2-FE634071.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on June 23, 2020, 10:36:54 AM
Got my Wackys today. Here's a look at the back of my card, since I don't believe it had been posted before.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kVRrz6bK/IMG-20200623-132806.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVRrz6bK)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 23, 2020, 03:35:45 PM
Sneak peek for The week now up on Facebook

https://i.postimg.cc/QtZHX2FC/AC5-C2-FB0-4-A9-A-49-A5-A580-67-B2-FE634071.jpg

Thanks for posting! Also always appreciate that you post the weekly series link when the set goes up!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 24, 2020, 05:55:35 AM
Got my shipping notice for my two week 5 packs. Saturday. Last week it said Sat but they showed on Friday.
Hoping to score a Gatorage Wonky. I think that is the best one yet!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2020, 08:03:15 AM
June week 4 now online

Guest artist Jon Gregory

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-4.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 24, 2020, 08:10:17 AM
Nice and early today!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tic_Toc on June 24, 2020, 08:34:25 AM
Got my Wackys today. Here's a look at the back of my card, since I don't believe it had been posted before.

(https://i.postimg.cc/kVRrz6bK/IMG-20200623-132806.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVRrz6bK)

That's cool! Which set did it come with? I've so far received all of the May sets and did not get any artist cards like this one. Are they randomly being distributed?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2020, 08:50:28 AM
That's cool! Which set did it come with? I've so far received all of the May sets and did not get any artist cards like this one. Are they randomly being distributed?
Robertís is in the first week of June set.
I havenít heard distribution ratios yet, and itís either this or the Wonky in a set.
Iíll bet itís likely in the majority of packs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jg2000 on June 24, 2020, 09:06:05 AM
Good see my artwork is up!

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-4.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 24, 2020, 09:06:16 AM
Anyone else having a hard time ordering from Topps now? I'm getting Internal Server Errors on their website.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 24, 2020, 09:08:15 AM
Anyone else having a hard time ordering from Topps now? I'm getting Internal Server Errors on their website.

I'm getting that same error from the link provided above to the artwork.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 24, 2020, 09:51:51 AM
I did manage to place my order earlier but the Topps app now says the app is having system maintenance??
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 24, 2020, 10:02:58 AM
seems to be working now.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 24, 2020, 10:05:00 AM
Good see my artwork is up!

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-june-week-4.html

great work as always, Jon, you are incredible!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 24, 2020, 10:46:50 AM
Site not working for me at present.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on June 24, 2020, 10:54:37 AM
Site not working for me at present.

Not working for me either.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2020, 11:04:02 AM
I had a server error issue with topps back in April.
It lasted for more than a month before it finally cleared. Incredibly annoying.

For me, it was specific to my home internet service.
If I used internet anywhere else outside of my home network (Starbucks, etc.), I never a problem

My only solution at home was to switch my phone from internet to cellular in order to get to the page and order
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 24, 2020, 11:09:18 AM
Still down...for me at least. :'(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 24, 2020, 11:33:56 AM
This is my favorite this week.  You gotta admit, someone was very clever creating dogs out of assorted marshmallows.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MXPRxF6H/Pet-Puffed-Muttmallows.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MXPRxF6H)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 24, 2020, 11:34:21 AM
Maybe too many people are ordering it and crashed the site!! Wackys are Popular again!!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 24, 2020, 11:43:27 AM
This is my favorite this week.  You gotta admit, someone was very clever creating dogs out of assorted marshmallows.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MXPRxF6H/Pet-Puffed-Muttmallows.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MXPRxF6H)
I like this one too!! Who did the art???
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2020, 11:56:43 AM
I like this one too!! Who did the art???
Pretty sure itís Dave Gross.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 24, 2020, 12:14:02 PM
I can't get it to add my 100 packs to the cart.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on June 24, 2020, 12:22:18 PM
I can't get it to add my 100 packs to the cart.

I finally got into PayPal to pay and it would not accept payment. I tried several times, then tried to change it to credit card. No luck.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 24, 2020, 12:23:16 PM
I can't believe they haven't fixed the issue yet. It's been several hours. I just want to order today before I forget.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on June 24, 2020, 12:26:24 PM
Last week's set (ended today) were missed by me so if anyone has two sets (whenever they arrive) for sale, give a yell.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 24, 2020, 12:36:11 PM
Nice and early today!

Yeah, I noticed that for a little while both week 3 and week 4 were available.  I had no problem placing my order.  I wonder what they're going to do about Week 5?  Can't have a 5 card puzzle  :-\
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 24, 2020, 12:39:20 PM
Last week's set (ended today) were missed by me so if anyone has two sets (whenever they arrive) for sale, give a yell.

I'll have plenty.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 24, 2020, 12:57:16 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/MXPRxF6H/Pet-Puffed-Muttmallows.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MXPRxF6H)

Anybody spot the misspelling on this one?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on June 24, 2020, 12:58:39 PM
Yeah, I noticed that for a little while both week 3 and week 4 were available.  I had no problem placing my order.  I wonder what they're going to do about Week 5?  Can't have a 5 card puzzle  :-\

Next Wednesday is July 1. July will have 5 weeks.

Still canít order the new cards.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on June 24, 2020, 01:04:37 PM
Topps wrote "Trix" on their site instead of "Brix".
And "Resolve" instead of "Dissolve".
And they spelled "Milky" wrong. And "Weight".

Guess we'll have a checklist variation!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 24, 2020, 01:05:39 PM
Next Wednesday is July 1. July will have 5 weeks.


Oops!   :-[ 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2020, 01:13:41 PM
Topps wrote "Trix" on their site instead of "Brix".
And "Resolve" instead of "Dissolve".
And they spelled "Milky" wrong. And "Weight".

Guess we'll have a checklist variation!
Those are only on the webpage list, which has been notoriously full of errors on most of the weekly gpk sets.
The physical checklist shown looks good
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2020, 01:16:25 PM
Anybody spot the misspelling on this one?
Yeah
BothĒitsĒ are ďitísĒ
Too common of a typo, unfortunately
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 24, 2020, 01:19:58 PM
Topps wrote "Trix" on their site instead of "Brix".
And "Resolve" instead of "Dissolve".
And they spelled "Milky" wrong. And "Weight".

Guess we'll have a checklist variation!
Pet-Puffed also has an error - twice.

The word is Its, not It's. I've seen this mistake made hundreds of times by people who should know better and it never ceases to make me sick.

It's like wanting to write whose and putting in who's instead. That's just as bad, I think.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on June 24, 2020, 01:20:28 PM
Those are only on the webpage list, which has been notoriously full of errors on most of the weekly gpk sets.
The physical checklist shown looks good

Just a bad joke, I guess...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 24, 2020, 01:21:33 PM
Yeah
BothĒitsĒ are ďitísĒ
Too common of a typo, unfortunately
Great minds think alike, Patrick! See my last post above.

In fact, I was posting this the same time as you.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 24, 2020, 01:54:05 PM
I had a server error issue with topps back in April.
It lasted for more than a month before it finally cleared. Incredibly annoying.

For me, it was specific to my home internet service.
If I used internet anywhere else outside of my home network (Starbucks, etc.), I never a problem

My only solution at home was to switch my phone from internet to cellular in order to get to the page and order

That has me worried. I use Spectrum and is Topps blocking me because of my internet service?

I hope they didn't think I was using bots, trying to order numerous times and then kicked me off.

I know some baseball card collectors on the Topps Facebook page are angry because they couldn't jump on some limited card set before it sold out today.

I hope it's a technical issue on their end since others here can't order. It's not just Wacky Packages...the entire site ordering system is down.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 24, 2020, 02:01:09 PM
This has me worried now!!! I use Spectrum and are they blocking me because of that? This is really annoying as hell!

For everyone who got through, did you order right when they went up? Any solutions besides ordering from my phone?

I ordered at 11:10 am with no problem.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on June 24, 2020, 02:27:43 PM
I ordered at 11:10 am with no problem.

Iím glad someone could order. I got a message that stated the site will take several hours to fix. I am furious because I got all the way up to pay pal payments and it would not let me place my order.

Update:

Just was able to place my order.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 24, 2020, 03:41:55 PM
It's like wanting to write whose and putting in who's instead. That's just as bad, I think.

Whose putting in "whose" instead of "who's," Mike?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on June 24, 2020, 04:13:52 PM
Whose putting in "whose" instead of "who's," Mike?
I can't think of anyone offhand, but I've seen it done before lots of times, mostly on written signs (btw, nice try, Rob! I saw that! lol!).
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dserna on June 24, 2020, 04:40:56 PM
I was able to order a set at 6:40PM (CST). I used Google Chrome and ran into cookie/server errors. I cleared my cache, cookies, and the whole kit and kaboodle and that seemed to help. My order went through from start to PayPal without any further hiccups.


Iím glad someone could order. I got a message that stated the site will take several hours to fix. I am furious because I got all the way up to pay pal payments and it would not let me place my order. I tried several times. When I can get into my account I can see if anything went through.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 24, 2020, 05:00:16 PM
I was able to order a set at 6:40PM (CST). I used Google Chrome and ran into cookie/server errors. I cleared my cache, cookies, and the whole kit and kaboodle and that seemed to help. My order went through from start to PayPal without any further hiccups.

Thanks! I tried Google Chrome and I got my order through as well. Not sure if Topps' site-wide issue was fixed and it works for any browser. Either way, all I care is I got my order in!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 24, 2020, 05:03:13 PM
Just ordered my set. They fixed it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 24, 2020, 05:28:50 PM
Got my order through!  Wow, I know I said it before, but these are really great and maintaining a high standard.  Liking these much more than ANS.  Keep it up!  :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on June 24, 2020, 05:35:58 PM
Another base set.... Ordered.

NOT paying PirateBay prices for Wonkys.... I do not need them THAT BAD!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on June 24, 2020, 05:37:16 PM
Whose putting in "whose" instead of "who's," Mike?

stop

 :] ;D :P cancelled  :] ;D :o
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 24, 2020, 07:19:31 PM
Sales for June week 3 at 891

Slightly down for the month, but still strong.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 25, 2020, 08:02:03 AM
Just a bad joke, I guess...
LOL
well, it's all fixed now. lots of updates to the page, including the corrected listing of parody names and updated artwork, including showing a correct puzzle back piece. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2020, 09:10:26 AM
I just cracked 10 June Week 1 packs - no Wonky, no artist card, 10 coupons (no set) and 10 luds (no set).  This is not what I recall them advertising.......  10 more to go now, and 20 more shipping in a few days.

Update:  the 12th pack completed a coupon and ludlow set for me (finally pulled #3).  Still nothing else.

Last update:  20 packs, 1 set of coupons, 3 sets of luds, 3 Wonkys, 1 artist card.

Maybe my second order will be better.  I double checked, and I DID in fact place 2 orders this time  :P
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 25, 2020, 09:25:22 AM
Last update:  20 packs, 1 set of coupons, 3 sets of luds, 3 Wonkys, 1 artist card.
whaaa??? that is not what was advertised for the GA and Wonkys. AT ALL. good grief.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 25, 2020, 09:31:30 AM
I just cracked 10 June Week 1 packs - no Wonky, no artist card, 10 coupons (no set) and 10 luds (no set).  This is not what I recall them advertising.......  10 more to go now, and 20 more shipping in a few days.

Update:  the 12th pack completed a coupon and ludlow set for me (finally pulled #3).  Still nothing else.

Last update:  20 packs, 1 set of coupons, 3 sets of luds, 3 Wonkys, 1 artist card.

Maybe my second order will be better.  I double checked, and I DID in fact place 2 orders this time  :P

Shit!!! I thought every set purchased would give you a GA or Wonky, but it looks like neither....unless you buy a ton.

Now I know why they pixelate the GA card images every week, along with the Wonkys! Too good to be true.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2020, 09:33:40 AM
whaaa??? that is not what was advertised for the GA and Wonkys. AT ALL. good grief.

Good grief is right!  And now we're all in for 3 more weeks.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 25, 2020, 09:38:17 AM
LOL
well, it's all fixed now. lots of updates to the page, including the corrected listing of parody names and updated artwork, including showing a correct puzzle back piece.

They didn't fix the wording on the chase card distribution. It should say something like "Includes 2 chase cards - 1 coupon AND 1 Ludlow OR the possibility of a rare Guest Artist or Wonky"
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 25, 2020, 09:40:05 AM
Good grief is right!  And now we're all in for 3 more weeks.

Did I read that right in your post earlier....you bought 40 packs of week 1? Damn...I'm just buying one pack each week because of my lost hours at work :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2020, 10:22:03 AM
Did I read that right in your post earlier....you bought 40 packs of week 1? Damn...I'm just buying one pack each week because of my lost hours at work :sad:

Yep, I've been trying to buy enough to help everyone here with the coupons and ludlows, but it is getting too expensive.  Think I'm going to have to stop for next month.

If you want extra base sets so you can put puzzles in the pages the right way, LMK. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 25, 2020, 12:41:16 PM
A big shout out to Paul Harris for the amazing writing on your weekly wacky series. You're hitting 'em out of the park!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 25, 2020, 12:42:07 PM
I must be extremely lucky! Just got my single June week 1 pack in the mail, and scored the Gatorage Wonky!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 25, 2020, 12:46:47 PM
I must be extremely lucky! Just got my single June week 1 pack in the mail, and scored the Gatorage Wonky!

Congrats. I like that one best so far!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2020, 12:47:18 PM
I must be extremely lucky! Just got my single June week 1 pack in the mail, and scored the Gatorage Wonky!

Wow!  I didn't hit a Wonky until my 14th pack   >(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on June 25, 2020, 03:39:58 PM
I

Last update:  20 packs, 1 set of coupons, 3 sets of luds, 3 Wonkys, 1 artist card.



If we're lucky, maybe there's a 1:5 chance of getting either a Wonky of an Artist Card.

I wish someone at Topps could write properly to describe the contents of each pack, so that the loyal buyers could know exactly what they are getting but I know that's asking a lot.

  Two hard to get cards in each week now? It almost makes me want to quit trying to get them even though I like the majority of the cards.

  Still waiting for a shipping notice for June Week 1.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 25, 2020, 03:52:49 PM
Wow!  I didn't hit a Wonky until my 14th pack   >(

That's just not right, and it's absurd!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 25, 2020, 04:12:21 PM
I just received emails from topps for replacement orders for June week 1

Perhaps fixing the GA and Wonky insert errors?

2020 Topps Wacky Packages Weekly Series: June Week 1 - replacement   $0.00
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 25, 2020, 04:45:20 PM
Shit!!! I thought every set purchased would give you a GA or Wonky, but it looks like neither....unless you buy a ton.

Now I know why they pixelate the GA card images every week, along with the Wonkys! Too good to be true.

I second this sentiment.

I was hoping - at the very least - to have decent images of the bonus cards I'll never own, not this pixelated crap they've been posting every week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 25, 2020, 04:57:48 PM
I just received emails from topps for replacement orders for June week 1

Perhaps fixing the GA and Wonky insert errors?

2020 Topps Wacky Packages Weekly Series: June Week 1 - replacement   $0.00

Maybe Pat and other forum members called Topps to raise hell and Topps realized their error.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on June 25, 2020, 05:27:44 PM
I also received the June week 1 "replacement" order/invoice email today.  Anyone else?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 25, 2020, 06:32:56 PM
I also received the June week 1 "replacement" order/invoice email today.  Anyone else?
Yes, I  got the replacement invoice too.....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2020, 06:56:40 PM
Yes, I  got the replacement invoice too.....

Me, too.  I didn't call anyone at Topps.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 25, 2020, 07:37:07 PM
Received my cards today, and got 1 wonky and one artist card in a set of 10
They were last card in pack, and visible, replacing a coupon

Short on coupon #4, but excess of #3 and #5
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 25, 2020, 07:41:30 PM
I was still having trouble even ordering this week's offering, and it was suggested
to try and use a different browser, and it did work.

I certainly don't want to go back to my old Internet Explorer, and I've been getting used to Microsoft Edge,
but if anyone is still having a problem making an order, give this a try!

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2020, 08:29:14 PM
Received my cards today, and got 1 wonky and one artist card in a set of 10
They were last card in pack, and visible, replacing a coupon

Short on coupon #4, but excess of #3 and #5

I was really short on #3.  I hope my second order gets here soon and evens things out.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 25, 2020, 08:39:19 PM
I was really short on #3.  I hope my second order gets here soon and evens things out.
And now your third and fourth order too, with the replacement sets. youíll be swimming in cards
Although probably a couple weeks before they ship
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2020, 08:55:39 PM
And now your third and fourth order too, with the replacement sets. youíll be swimming in cards
Although probably a couple weeks before they ship

I really am going to be able to wallpaper the office in my house with Weekly Wackys!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 26, 2020, 04:33:49 AM
I really am going to be able to wallpaper the office in my house with Weekly Wackys!!

You need to go on the TV show Trading Spaces.  They once wallpapered someone's kitchen with wine labels -- and they didn't drink. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 26, 2020, 05:20:26 AM
I'm curious what that replacement invoice is all about. Will Topps send everyone a complimentary GA card?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 26, 2020, 05:39:07 AM
I'm curious what that replacement invoice is all about. Will Topps send everyone a complimentary GA card?

Topps will send everyone a redemption card, expiring in 2017, for a complementary uncut sheet of Wacky Packages Chrome.   >(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 26, 2020, 08:40:58 AM
Topps will send everyone a redemption card, expiring in 2017, for a complementary uncut sheet of Wacky Packages Chrome.   

I thought it would be a super refractor uncut sheet.

Or they could send us one of those absolutely ugly Topps Project 2020 baseball cards.  That kind of looks like a Wacky Package or a Garbage Pail Kid.
(https://i.postimg.cc/0K2wtQpc/Georg-Brett-2020.png) (https://postimg.cc/0K2wtQpc)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 26, 2020, 09:25:43 AM
I think Topps is doing a great thing, and I'm not sure if they're going to just
send out new orders, or individual cards or who knows?  They thought that
the distribution was going to be X, it turned out to be Y, and I always applaud
companies who realize that we're all not perfect.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 26, 2020, 10:09:28 AM
I think Topps is doing a great thing, and I'm not sure if they're going to just
send out new orders, or individual cards or who knows?  They thought that
the distribution was going to be X, it turned out to be Y, and I always applaud
companies who realize that we're all not perfect.

It is definitely encouraging (and much appreciated!) that Topps is taking a corrective action.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 26, 2020, 11:25:53 AM
Got my two packs of June Week One cards. The same Coupon back in each pack (Thingles) and a different Ludlow in each pack.  No GA/Wonky.   :'(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 26, 2020, 11:44:04 AM
It is definitely encouraging (and much appreciated!) that Topps is taking a corrective action.

Agreed, but what corrective action are they taking?  It's like Zenergizer said, they promised X and instead it was Y.  I think a lot of the frustration expressed here on the forum stems from the fact that we don't know what X and Y are, and their email offers no details.  Finally with the last set up for sale, we got a small sampling of that, but all along others have been purchasing a lot of sets hoping to get a full set of ludlow and coupon backs along with a wonky and now a guest artist card only to be baffled by both the distribution and collation of chase cards.  If they're going to do that, then they should go back to putting them in wax packs and boxes and selling them that way.  At least hopefully you could get a full set by buying one box at $50 rather than spending $15+ for each base set along with whatever chase cards they want to throw in.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on June 26, 2020, 11:49:15 AM
we'll just have to wait and see, but I have faith it will be good for all of us.  Other companies
could just say "too bad," but some people spoke and they listened, all good.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 26, 2020, 11:56:41 AM
we'll just have to wait and see, but I have faith it will be good for all of us.  Other companies
could just say "too bad," but some people spoke and they listened, all good.

I think I missed exactly what Topps did here here to rectify their screw-up. I have received no corrective action shipment email. Who has and what did it state?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 26, 2020, 12:03:00 PM
For those that got replacement emails from Topps. Did anyone order less than 10 sets?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 26, 2020, 12:09:16 PM
For those that got replacement emails from Topps. Did anyone order less than 10 sets?

I only ordered one set and got the email.  I'm guessing that the distribution of the chase cards didn't match what they stated on the web site:

ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week

So they're probably shipping out just either a wonky or a guest artist card, which will be greatly appreciated.

This is the gist of the email:

(https://i.postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r/Topps-Replacement.png) (https://postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 26, 2020, 12:49:21 PM
I think I missed exactly what Topps did here here to rectify their screw-up.
you didn't miss anything, as none of us actually knows yet exactly what Topps is doing

Perhaps it'll be like one of the recent GPK weekly sets, where they were sent out missing the chase card.
Everyone got the 'replacement order' and received just the missing chase card.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on June 26, 2020, 01:02:41 PM
I only ordered one set and got the email.  I'm guessing that the distribution of the chase cards didn't match what they stated on the web site:

ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week

So they're probably shipping out just either a wonky or a guest artist card, which will be greatly appreciated.

This is the gist of the email:

(https://i.postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r/Topps-Replacement.png) (https://postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r)

Thanks much!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on June 26, 2020, 01:35:38 PM
Got June Week 1.  Wonky, plus 4 of 5 coupon backs (missing #4 Blistext), plus all 5 Ludlows (except I don't collect the Ludlows).  That's two weeks in a row I've gotten all 5 Ludlows in 5 packs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on June 26, 2020, 04:08:46 PM
I only ordered one set and got the email.  I'm guessing that the distribution of the chase cards didn't match what they stated on the web site:

ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week

So they're probably shipping out just either a wonky or a guest artist card, which will be greatly appreciated.

This is the gist of the email:

(https://i.postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r/Topps-Replacement.png) (https://postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r)

I work not far from 1 Whitehall.  I should look into whether they give tours of their HQ.  maybe I can sneak into ĎThe Vaultí lol.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 26, 2020, 07:38:33 PM
I only ordered one set and got the email.  I'm guessing that the distribution of the chase cards didn't match what they stated on the web site:

ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week

So they're probably shipping out just either a wonky or a guest artist card, which will be greatly appreciated.

This is the gist of the email:

(https://i.postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r/Topps-Replacement.png) (https://postimg.cc/5QmB5S3r)

Thank you. I ordered 4 sets and didnít get an email. Wonder if theyíll just automatically ship to everyone. I canít get my orders until the borders open, so I have no idea what I got. The way things are looking, I will have like 12-13 weeks worth of sets to open. Maybe more if they have sets in August or September.....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 27, 2020, 12:20:40 AM
Thank you. I ordered 4 sets and didnít get an email. Wonder if theyíll just automatically ship to everyone. I canít get my orders until the borders open, so I have no idea what I got. The way things are looking, I will have like 12-13 weeks worth of sets to open. Maybe more if they have sets in August or September.....

Did you check your junk mail?  Some of my email from Topps ends up there.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 27, 2020, 08:25:14 AM
Did you check your junk mail?  Some of my email from Topps ends up there.

Nothing in my junk mail or inbox. Even checked my Topps account....nothing. Maybe something will just get sent out?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 27, 2020, 08:47:39 AM
Nothing in my junk mail or inbox. Even checked my Topps account....nothing. Maybe something will just get sent out?
maybe the problem was corrected before they shipped yours out?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 27, 2020, 09:00:54 AM
maybe the problem was corrected before they shipped yours out?

Maybe? Itís funny though. You and I seem to get our shipping notices at the exact same time. So that made me wonder. And as I mentioned before..with not being able to get my sets anytime soon, Iíll have no idea what I got. Itís driving me a bit crazy not really being able to be involved in the conversation here or so trades for what cards I may need....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 27, 2020, 10:14:03 AM
Maybe? Itís funny though. You and I seem to get our shipping notices at the exact same time. So that made me wonder. And as I mentioned before..with not being able to get my sets anytime soon, Iíll have no idea what I got. Itís driving me a bit crazy not really being able to be involved in the conversation here or so trades for what cards I may need....

I got correction messages for the 20 packs that came already, and a shipping notice for the other 20 packs. 

That's got to be frustrating, having the Wackys pile up.  For all you know, you're sitting on a pile of Wonkys!  I wish I could pick them up for you, but I'm about as far from the border as you can be and still be in New York.  Our covid numbers are really much better now - maybe soon they will open part of the border.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 27, 2020, 10:39:36 AM
I got correction messages for the 20 packs that came already, and a shipping notice for the other 20 packs. 

That's got to be frustrating, having the Wackys pile up.  For all you know, you're sitting on a pile of Wonkys!  I wish I could pick them up for you, but I'm about as far from the border as you can be and still be in New York.  Our covid numbers are really much better now - maybe soon they will open part of the border.

Awe thanks Pat! Itís going to be a lot of opening for me to do once I get them. And probably a fairly long want list spanning over 3 months of sets. Hope I get at least a few Wonkys!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: rdsjnk on June 27, 2020, 11:47:25 AM
I just received my shipping notice.  :-\
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on June 27, 2020, 12:03:22 PM
Did you check your junk mail?  Some of my email from Topps ends up there.

I don't see that email either and I wonder if I had deleted it thinking it was just another Topps ad.
Did you have to reply to the email?
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 27, 2020, 12:17:04 PM
I don't see that email either and I wonder if I had deleted it thinking it was just another Topps ad.
Did you have to reply to the email?
A

No reply was needed.  The basic message is pictured a little further above in this thread.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 27, 2020, 01:29:40 PM
Got my June Week 1 pack today - one coupon (Band-Ape) and one ludlow (Blistext).  So I guess my replacement shipment will either be a wonky or a guest artist.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on June 27, 2020, 01:33:00 PM
I'll have plenty.

Great. Maybe you can let me know when that week's cards come in.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 27, 2020, 01:55:53 PM
Got my June Week 1 pack today - one coupon (Band-Ape) and one ludlow (Blistext).  So I guess my replacement shipment will either be a wonky or a guest artist.

Wondering what the ratio is for receiving a Wonky or a GA card. 50-50 chance?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 27, 2020, 01:58:02 PM
Wondering what the ratio is for receiving a Wonky or a GA card. 50-50 chance?
something tells me that is very unlikely. 

my bet is Wonkys will be just as rare (1:10)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on June 27, 2020, 07:22:17 PM
my bet is Wonkys will be just as rare (1:10)

That works for me.  I've given up on getting the wonkys, so I'll take the guest artist card every week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on June 28, 2020, 12:29:21 AM
My week 4 for May still hasn't come in..... :-\
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 28, 2020, 05:09:06 AM
My week 4 for May still hasn't come in..... :-\

Something sounds wrong there, you should call them tomorrow.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 28, 2020, 05:10:38 AM
something tells me that is very unlikely. 

my bet is Wonkys will be just as rare (1:10)

I'm wondering how much packaging material there will be  :o
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on June 29, 2020, 12:36:27 AM
Something sounds wrong there, you should call them tomorrow.

I just checked the shipping on this Ė I ordered this on June 3, expected delivery June 30!
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 30, 2020, 11:15:50 AM
Sneak peek from FB for July week 1

https://i.postimg.cc/N0Bvz4pd/61-EE353-F-5-A0-E-4-F32-89-B7-B62045-AC0-FE4.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on June 30, 2020, 12:23:19 PM
NO WAY.

I might have to get that pack, just for that card.

That brings back my childhood.

How much do the packs cost?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on June 30, 2020, 12:53:08 PM
Sneak peek from FB for July week 1

https://i.postimg.cc/N0Bvz4pd/61-EE353-F-5-A0-E-4-F32-89-B7-B62045-AC0-FE4.jpg

Cool! Looks like a vintage series parody. The packaging design hasn't changed too much over the years.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Baked Bears on June 30, 2020, 01:02:11 PM
Happy 4th of July!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 30, 2020, 01:38:13 PM
Sneak peek from FB for July week 1

https://i.postimg.cc/N0Bvz4pd/61-EE353-F-5-A0-E-4-F32-89-B7-B62045-AC0-FE4.jpg

Amazing looking card! I wonder what the July series with hold. Similar to June or maybe something different....tomorrow will tell...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 30, 2020, 02:25:20 PM
Amazing looking card! I wonder what the July series with hold. Similar to June or maybe something different....tomorrow will tell...

Glad you all like the Black & Blue Cats card! I wanted to do something "fourthy" to celebrate the occasion. There's more holiday themed fun in store!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on June 30, 2020, 02:33:30 PM
Thatís awesome, a completely different direction, yet as vintage and relatable a product as one could come up with in an Old School vein, albeit only seasonally.  Hope more fireworks ideas will come to fruition.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 30, 2020, 02:49:59 PM
Glad you all like the Black & Blue Cats card! I wanted to do something "fourthy" to celebrate the occasion. There's more holiday themed fun in store!

Youíve been a busy man, Neil! With these Wackies and the GPK set. Save some time for more Attacky Packages ;) Thanks again for keeping Wackies alive.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on June 30, 2020, 02:56:34 PM
Sneak peek from FB for July week 1

https://i.postimg.cc/N0Bvz4pd/61-EE353-F-5-A0-E-4-F32-89-B7-B62045-AC0-FE4.jpg

What does it spoof? Something British or foreign?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on June 30, 2020, 03:16:12 PM
Glad you all like the Black & Blue Cats card! I wanted to do something "fourthy" to celebrate the occasion. There's more holiday themed fun in store!

What does the real product look like?  Fireworks are illegal here, haven't seen them since I lived in PA.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on June 30, 2020, 03:46:44 PM
What does the real product look like?  Fireworks are illegal here, haven't seen them since I lived in PA.
(https://i.postimg.cc/18j8KDfL/3-E5-E2150-7896-48-D0-B525-1-E7-CB009-B146.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18j8KDfL)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: OutofStep on June 30, 2020, 03:48:19 PM
What does the real product look like?  Fireworks are illegal here, haven't seen them since I lived in PA.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCqLQpqY/1763-DEE4-FB41-44-EB-9-B3-D-024-A82914404.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZCqLQpqY)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 30, 2020, 04:05:49 PM
Fireworks got the GPK treatment this year too - except these are REAL

(https://i.postimg.cc/MHZ3VQns/DaYooper.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QxyYKVhb/feature-photo-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on June 30, 2020, 04:46:17 PM
Glad you all like the Black & Blue Cats card! I wanted to do something "fourthy" to celebrate the occasion. There's more holiday themed fun in store!

Black Cat has been the brand that my family has liked since I was real young. Unfortunately, for some reason I don't see that many of this brand specifically when we go to a fireworks store. Not sure why.

My father even has a Black Cat shirt. Best brand, I'm tellin ya.

Awesome parody. Not sure about the others in this set, but I will likely buy the pack for this title alone.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on June 30, 2020, 05:03:52 PM
Wow! I want a black cat T- shirt! That would be so cool. Where did your dad find it?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on June 30, 2020, 06:45:45 PM
Black cat was everywhere in the 70's when fireworks stands were in just about every grocery store parking lot. . I saw some a few years ago at a stand on an Indian reservation and they had T shirts! But only in Large so I didnt get one. I need a lot bigger size!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on June 30, 2020, 08:29:03 PM
Black Cat has been the brand that my family has liked since I was real young. Unfortunately, for some reason I don't see that many of this brand specifically when we go to a fireworks store. Not sure why.

My father even has a Black Cat shirt. Best brand, I'm tellin ya.

Awesome parody. Not sure about the others in this set, but I will likely buy the pack for this title alone.
In my fireworks heyday (teen years) the dominant brand in my neck of the woods for regular firecrackers was always Thunder Bomb.  Although not legal in NY, it was never hard to acquire.  Either you had a guy, or your friend had a guy, etc, and youíd pick stuff off a price list.

Sometimes youíd see a smattering of other brands around - Black Cat, Link Triad, Red Lantern, TNT, Cherry Bomb, and some others, but the dealers always carried Thunder Bomb in the larger multi-pack sizes, ďmatsĒ and ďbricks.Ē

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on June 30, 2020, 08:42:34 PM
In the Northeast during the late 70's and early 80's, it was definitely Thunder Bomb!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on June 30, 2020, 08:50:44 PM
In the Northeast during the late 70's and early 80's, it was definitely Thunder Bomb!
No knock on Thunder Bomb, but they were so dominant that whenever you came across a different brand, there would be a certain novelty appeal, particularly because the labels were interesting and the single packs often came in a wider variety of sizes. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 01, 2020, 02:57:46 AM
I don't know where my dad got the shirt from honestly. He has had it for a while.

And, yeah, I definitely know about Thunder Bombs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on July 01, 2020, 03:49:20 AM
Wow! I want a black cat T- shirt! That would be so cool. Where did your dad find it?
A quick search shows them readily available on line in all sizes, multiple colors, both official and bootleg, including several different versions of the packaging.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 01, 2020, 04:17:15 AM
Thanks! What I really want to find is an official company T-shirt with just the black cat logo
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 01, 2020, 04:19:51 AM
Thanks! What I really want to find is an official company T-shirt with just the black cat logo

https://www.blackcatthreads.com/product-category/apparel/
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 01, 2020, 04:24:41 AM
https://www.blackcatthreads.com/product-category/apparel/

That's the ticket - thanks! Check out that cycling jersey!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on July 01, 2020, 07:24:25 AM
What does the real product look like?  Fireworks are illegal here, haven't seen them since I lived in PA.

Most cities cancelled their fireworks this 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 01, 2020, 07:29:01 AM
Has anyone received a shipping notice for June Week 2? 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on July 01, 2020, 07:40:34 AM
Has anyone received a shipping notice for June Week 2?

Not I.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bwing on July 01, 2020, 07:42:28 AM
No shipment yet for me for June week 2 either.

Looking at my account at Topps - everything since then is "processing"

Any idea what the hold up is?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 01, 2020, 07:47:18 AM
Just triple checked - I ordered all of my Week 2 sets on June 11th.  Maybe fixing the June Week 1 insert issue has them behind schedule? 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 01, 2020, 09:59:24 AM
Just ordered a Black Cat t shirt!! 3xl and free shipping!! Wahoo!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 01, 2020, 10:01:26 AM
July Week 1

Guest artist - Fred Wheaton

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-1.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 01, 2020, 10:10:09 AM
July Week 1

Guest artist - Fred Wheaton

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-1.html

Looks like a great set this week. Happy Canada Day to all you Canadian Wackies!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 01, 2020, 10:56:15 AM
I actually got this week's set. Will likely have a couple things to trade as I only really got it for one title but I will keep the other four normal ones.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 01, 2020, 10:56:34 AM
Here's my new one for this week:
(https://i.postimg.cc/PvnQ1K48/wp-weeklysmaryfoodfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PvnQ1K48)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 01, 2020, 11:08:37 AM
Here's my new one for this week:
(https://i.postimg.cc/PvnQ1K48/wp-weeklysmaryfoodfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PvnQ1K48)

Great looking wacky!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 01, 2020, 11:13:07 AM
Oops!   :-[

Looks like July week 1 has no puzzle backs, unless they just did not include in the gallery.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 01, 2020, 11:26:03 AM
Love Fred's card this week!!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 01, 2020, 11:38:42 AM
Looks like July week 1 has no puzzle backs, unless they just did not include in the gallery.
Iíd guess Ďnot includedí
Itíll be fun to see what they do for week 5 though. Maybe a four card puzzle a third checklist? Thatíd work.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 01, 2020, 12:03:44 PM
Looks like a great set this week. Happy Canada Day to all you Canadian Wackies!

Happy Canada Day to you! Has special meaning for me too, but that's a story for another time.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 01, 2020, 12:14:15 PM
June Week 4 print run of 935

Above 900 again. Nice.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 01, 2020, 12:26:26 PM
June Week 4 print run of 935

Above 900 again. Nice.

Nice to see things are still going strong after 8 weeks worth of sets!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on July 01, 2020, 01:46:35 PM
Nice to see things are still going strong after 8 weeks worth of sets!

Kind of surprising, too, considering so many folks were/are out of work.

I'm doing my part, 10 packs per week  8)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on July 01, 2020, 01:48:45 PM
I've been way behind on this thread but just skimmed through it now.  A few things.

Someone asked if anyone who orders single packs has gotten a Wonky (or maybe it was more than one).  I have gotten both the Crumbs and Gatorage.  Living a charmed life.  I did order two packs of June week #1 separately.  Only one pack has arrived, but that did include the Gatorage. 

I've not received the second of my June week #1 packs, nor anything since.  I called Topps customer service today.  After a very lengthy wait, I was basically told that shipping is quite delayed.  Looks like something is supposed to arrive this Friday.

I got a couple emails about replacement packs (?) for June week #1, but nothing has arrived in the mail yet.  Maybe that's what is supposed to arrive on Friday.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 01, 2020, 03:10:54 PM
July Week 1 puzzle piece of Ice Rubes now added to the listing
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 01, 2020, 06:38:09 PM
I just checked the shipping on this Ė I ordered this on June 3, expected delivery June 30!
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Week 4 of May set....still not here yet..... :'(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 02, 2020, 09:26:24 AM
Topps shipping and handling was a well-oiled machine until last week. Maybe their distribution center is near a COVID flare-up area, which has been happening more often lately. The country was ready to re-open too.  :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 02, 2020, 11:03:49 AM
Topps shipping and handling was a well-oiled machine until last week. Maybe their distribution center is near a COVID flare-up area, which has been happening more often lately. The country was ready to re-open too.  :sad:

Covid could definitely be an issue.  And, I think the replacements for June Week 1 threw another monkey wrench in the works.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 02, 2020, 12:00:37 PM
Covid could definitely be an issue.  And, I think the replacements for June Week 1 threw another monkey wrench in the works.

I still never received an email about replacement cards. Hoping the original ones i was sent were not in need of replacement. Guess it will be a nice surprise when I can go get them. The way things are looking I will be picking up May, June and July and August (if theyíre still happening then) all at the same time! That could be up to 80 sets at the same time....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 02, 2020, 02:29:59 PM
I still never received an email about replacement cards. Hoping the original ones i was sent were not in need of replacement. Guess it will be a nice surprise when I can go get them. The way things are looking I will be picking up May, June and July and August (if theyíre still happening then) all at the same time! That could be up to 80 sets at the same time....

That's a lot at once!!  I'll try not to misplace my extras in case you get bad collation :P

I got two replacement notices several days ago for my first June Week 1 order of 20.  Today I got one replacement notice for 10 of the 20 in my second June Week 1 order (those 20 showed up today, in need of replacements).  Not sure what's up with the last 10  :-\ 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 02, 2020, 02:49:45 PM
That's a lot at once!!  I'll try not to misplace my extras in case you get bad collation :P

I got two replacement notices several days ago for my first June Week 1 order of 20.  Today I got one replacement notice for 10 of the 20 in my second June Week 1 order (those 20 showed up today, in need of replacements).  Not sure what's up with the last 10  :-\
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Thanks Pat! Iím sure Iíll be needing some help to complete the sets. Fingers crossed I get some Wonkys as well. Who knows what Iíll get from the June week 1 set. Hope you get your replacement cards soon and it all works out!