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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!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 02, 2020, 03:19:49 PM
Just received and opened my 3 packs of June Week 1:

-Coupon, Ludlow
- Ludlow, Artist Card
-Coupon,  Ludlow (double)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 02, 2020, 03:25:54 PM
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?

No news on June week 2 yet on my end. Iím sure the replacement issue and COVID-19 are to blame. I hope they send June week 2 and 3 together in the same week to catch up. I know, itís Topps so Iím dreaming.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 02, 2020, 04:40:15 PM
So is the general consensus that everyone who ordered June Week 1 packs will get replacement orders? I have no email on this topic and purchased two packs.

Maybe one of the artists can comment??

Thanks
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bludevilok on July 02, 2020, 09:41:33 PM
Just today, I received Topps' first shipment of June Week 1 cards, the one in which the sets had mostly Ludlows and coupon backs. I was happy to find that in those 10 sets, I did get a whole set of coupons, a whole set of Ludlows (not that I really care about those), one Wonky, and one Guest Artist card.

Yesterday, though, I got a shipping notice from Topps that my replacement sets were just now shipped with a confirmation from USPS, so now I guess I'll have lots more sets to pass out on Halloween!  (Yes, let's get a whole new generation addicted to Wacky's!)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 03, 2020, 10:12:32 AM
I got my replacement shipping notice too. Exciting to see if they send us all complete new sets or just the GA card.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 03, 2020, 10:26:59 AM
I received a notice of shipping from Topps on Wednesday, but USPS is still waiting to actually receive the package from them
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 03, 2020, 10:30:02 AM
I received a notice of shipping from Topps on Wednesday, but USPS is still waiting to actually receive the package from them

How many sets did you order for that week? I ordered 4 and havenít received a notice...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 03, 2020, 10:42:33 AM
How many sets did you order for that week? I ordered 4 and havenít received a notice...
a set of 10.
that it's going by USPS, and not Fedex, tells me the shipment size is small. Perhaps all cards in a single case.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 03, 2020, 10:47:03 AM
Got my June 1 set yesterday. Lots of Blistext! I did get the replacement invoice so should be something here soon...
(https://i.postimg.cc/k2ZWvJPp/wpjune1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k2ZWvJPp)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 03, 2020, 10:49:19 AM
a set of 10.
that it's going by USPS, and not Fedex, tells me the shipment size is small. Perhaps all cards in a single case.

Did anyone order less than 10 sets get an email for replacement sets?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 03, 2020, 10:56:55 AM
Yes, I ordered 1 set and got the replacement email.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 03, 2020, 10:58:04 AM
Yes, I ordered 1 set and got the replacement email.

Thank you! Hoping Iíll get one at some point....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tic_Toc on July 03, 2020, 12:40:41 PM
I don't know if anyone has posted this yet, but do we have any idea how many ludlow sets or bonus card sets are being produced for each series? I know that the run quantity varies, but would it be fair to say that there are 1/5 the run number for the lud sets, and some other ratio for the bonus cards?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on July 03, 2020, 01:40:50 PM
Did anyone order less than 10 sets get an email for replacement sets?
I did.  I ordered two sets on separate days and got two emails mentioning replacement sets.  I also got an email (or was it two, I don't recall now?) with a tracking number but, when I clicked on it, it sounded like they hadn't actually been sent yet.  Very curious to see what is included.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 03, 2020, 01:45:45 PM
Did anyone order less than 10 sets get an email for replacement sets?

I ordered two sets and got no email about replacements. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on July 04, 2020, 04:04:30 AM
This is the first week that I didn't have a box of Wackys waiting for me when I got home on Friday. Boo
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on July 04, 2020, 06:09:41 AM
I ordered two sets and got no email about replacements.

I got no such email as well.  Not in Spam/Junk either.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 04, 2020, 08:43:52 AM
I got no such email as well.  Not in Spam/Junk either.

My fourth replacement shipping notice came last night.  Maybe by Thursday one of us will find out what they're sending?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 04, 2020, 09:34:54 AM
My fourth replacement shipping notice came last night.  Maybe by Thursday one of us will find out what they're sending?
my 'replacement' order still has not been received by USPS.
the order says Complete as of 7/1, but nothing has happened.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on July 04, 2020, 10:31:50 AM
I'd still like to receive my "regular" June week 1 order  :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 04, 2020, 11:58:40 AM
I'd still like to receive my "regular" June week 1 order  :sad:
For me, I'm still waiting for my Week 4 May order! Sent an email to Topps.... :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on July 05, 2020, 07:55:28 PM
I got two emails today saying I'd be getting packages this Friday.  I'm assuming they are the two (separately ordered) replacement June week #1 sets.  The emails didn't say what the packages were, but they are coming from FL.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 06, 2020, 03:17:15 AM
Interesting how their screw up has turned into a mystery packages with a mystery email. Maybe by next Friday the mystery will be solved. They should have
just sent an email explaining their error and what they were doing to rectify it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tie Boot Tea on July 06, 2020, 07:46:07 AM
I received my "replacement" 10 pack package for June Week 1.  In my pack, I got one Wonky, one Guest Artist, one complete Ludlow set and one complete Coupon set and extra Coupons and Ludlows.  All but two of the sets had just a coupon and a ludlow as the extra two cards (so no Wonky or GA card in every pack).  So, still a mystery as to why they needed to send replacements.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 06, 2020, 08:02:36 AM
I received my "replacement" 10 pack package for June Week 1.  In my pack, I got one Wonky, one Guest Artist, one complete Ludlow set and one complete Coupon set and extra Coupons and Ludlows.  All but two of the sets had just a coupon and a ludlow as the extra two cards (so no Wonky or GA card in every pack).  So, still a mystery as to why they needed to send replacements.

OMG.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 06, 2020, 08:27:21 AM
I received my "replacement" 10 pack package for June Week 1.  In my pack, I got one Wonky, one Guest Artist, one complete Ludlow set and one complete Coupon set and extra Coupons and Ludlows.  All but two of the sets had just a coupon and a ludlow as the extra two cards (so no Wonky or GA card in every pack).  So, still a mystery as to why they needed to send replacements.

This keeps getting worse! Sorry to hear that. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on July 06, 2020, 08:31:03 AM
I guess this leads to the next question on what will see when you receive our June Week 2 sets.   Hopefully, we get them in July and not August.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 06, 2020, 12:17:02 PM
I received my "replacement" 10 pack package for June Week 1.  In my pack, I got one Wonky, one Guest Artist, one complete Ludlow set and one complete Coupon set and extra Coupons and Ludlows.  All but two of the sets had just a coupon and a ludlow as the extra two cards (so no Wonky or GA card in every pack).  So, still a mystery as to why they needed to send replacements.

Yeah, so what's the purpose of the replacements if the collation is the same? Are there mistakes in the printing, or spelling in some parodies we don't know about?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 06, 2020, 12:44:23 PM
Yeah, so what's the purpose of the replacements if the collation is the same? Are there mistakes in the printing, or spelling in some parodies we don't know about?

I didn't notice anything like spelling or printing issues, just that we didn't get the inserts that they advertised.  I figured they'd be sending me 40 cards consisting of Pezzimist or Gatorage.  This way, I'll probably end up with 3 or 4 of those as replacements, which will still not be what they advertised, and more base sets than I'll ever want.  On the bright side, at Halloween I'll now be able to give out an entire base set to every kid!!  Too bad they're not kiss-cut, so the kids can see that they are stickers.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on July 06, 2020, 12:45:59 PM
I didn't notice anything like spelling or printing issues, just that we didn't get the inserts that they advertised.  I figured they'd be sending me 40 cards consisting of Pezzimist or Gatorage.  This way, I'll probably end up with 3 or 4 of those as replacements, which will still not be what they advertised, and more base sets than I'll ever want.  On the bright side, at Halloween I'll now be able to give out an entire base set to every kid!!  Too bad they're not kiss-cut, so the kids can see that they are stickers.

This assumes parents will let their kids go trick-or-treating in 2020.  Kids will have to wear a mask on top of their mask!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 06, 2020, 12:47:43 PM
Those will be some lucky kids.

Wearing a mask on top of a mask... this is getting even more ridiculous than it already was.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 06, 2020, 12:54:10 PM
This assumes parents will let their kids go trick-or-treating in 2020.  Kids will have to wear a mask on top of their mask!

Crud!  I didn't even think of that!!  Oh my, I might actually have to wallpaper my office with these............
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 07, 2020, 12:20:21 PM
New teaser card is up on wacky packages Facebook page for tomorrowís release.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 07, 2020, 12:32:12 PM
A link for those w/o FB

https://i.postimg.cc/zXbfR8Ys/4-E6-D800-C-F341-439-F-8-BA8-0-EBB7-ADAD618.jpg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 07, 2020, 12:40:55 PM
A link for those w/o FB

https://i.postimg.cc/zXbfR8Ys/4-E6-D800-C-F341-439-F-8-BA8-0-EBB7-ADAD618.jpg

Wondering if the artist is a fan of Annette Funicello. She had the hit song Pineapple Princess from her Hawaiannette album.

Not a fan of that rub-down script lettering. Is that how the packaging looks? Otherwise, the parody and illustration are most excellent!

FYI - Your avatar parody is now featured in the gag and criticism thread.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on July 07, 2020, 05:10:52 PM
Wondering if the artist is a fan of Annette Funicello. She had the hit song Pineapple Princess from her Hawaiannette album.

Not a fan of that rub-down script lettering. Is that how the packaging looks? Otherwise, the parody and illustration are most excellent!

FYI - Your avatar parody is now featured in the gag and criticism thread.

I thought Disney did a C&D on Topps! Remember when Disney did the C&D on Topps back in 2014 to stop the release of a Wacky Packages series of the Disney owned Star Wars Wacky Packages style?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on July 07, 2020, 06:20:45 PM
Remember when Disney did the C&D on Topps back in 2014 to stop the release of a Wacky Packages series of the Disney owned Star Wars Wacky Packages style?
You never let us forget.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 07, 2020, 08:03:14 PM
Just received a shipping notice from fedex. Should get the one from Topps by tomorrow. Maybe replacement sets...maybe June week 2....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 07, 2020, 09:32:46 PM
Just received a shipping notice from fedex. Should get the one from Topps by tomorrow. Maybe replacement sets...maybe June week 2....

It is very confusing!  I'd like August off to recover, receive July sets, and to save for Old School 9 and Halloween Postcards (fingers crossed!).
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 07, 2020, 10:05:59 PM
It is very confusing!  I'd like August off to recover, receive July sets, and to save for Old School 9 and Halloween Postcards (fingers crossed!).

I hear you on that. Iíll post as soon as I find out what Iím getting. With July week 2 going up for sale tomorrow...thatís going to be 5 weeks worth or sets still outstanding..Iím not complaining! I love that there are new Wackies every week. And hopefully Halloween as you said and Old School 9! Itís been a good year!! Iím going to have a lot of sets to open when I can get them!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 08, 2020, 12:23:05 AM
I hear you on that. Iíll post as soon as I find out what Iím getting. With July week 2 going up for sale tomorrow...thatís going to be 5 weeks worth or sets still outstanding..Iím not complaining! I love that there are new Wackies every week. And hopefully Halloween as you said and Old School 9! Itís been a good year!! Iím going to have a lot of sets to open when I can get them!

You're going to need a week off to open and collate everything that's stuck at the border!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on July 08, 2020, 07:59:31 AM
It is very confusing!  I'd like August off to recover, receive July sets, and to save for Old School 9 and Halloween Postcards (fingers crossed!).

I hear ya, Pat.  Don't forget the mini Wacky grocery items happening in August as well.  That could take some trading and collating time.

Have we ever heard whether there will be five sets in July or will there be a week off since there are five Wednesdays in July?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 08:46:04 AM
You're going to need a week off to open and collate everything that's stuck at the border!

No kidding! Iíd book some vacation time but I have no idea when the borders will be opening. If I had to guess it wonít be until September at the earliest...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 08, 2020, 08:59:56 AM
Here's mine for this week.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Jt63bs7c/wp-weeklyfantomfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Jt63bs7c)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 08, 2020, 09:17:53 AM
Love it!! Nice nod to Lon Chaney Sr.!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on July 08, 2020, 10:03:45 AM
There was an earlier version of Fantom in ANS4, if anyone wants to look.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 08, 2020, 10:22:16 AM
There was an earlier version of Fantom in ANS4, if anyone wants to look.

Yep! That was mine as well. This weekly card was the first version. They didn't use it so I changed it to the ghost. Glad to finally have a chance to do the one I really wanted to do.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 08, 2020, 11:14:30 AM
Sales for July Week 1 of 944

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 11:16:01 AM
New July week 2 set is up but itís saying Ďjust missed ití when you click on it...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 08, 2020, 11:16:22 AM
July Week 2 now up

Guest artist John Zeleznik

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-2.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 08, 2020, 11:17:35 AM
New July week 2 set is up but itís saying Ďjust missed ití when you click on it...
Works for me, but GPK set yesterday was giving the same error to a lot of people
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 08, 2020, 11:21:44 AM
The link doesn't work for me in Firefox, but I got it to work in the Safari browser (on my Mac), but I don't click Allow Cookies. Otherwise, if I click Allow Cookies I get the You Missed It page.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 08, 2020, 11:30:52 AM
Just missed it!   LOL!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 08, 2020, 11:38:48 AM
Heh Heh.... It says Slit instead of Silt on the checklist....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 08, 2020, 12:04:24 PM
July Week 2 now up

Guest artist John Zeleznik

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

Thank you for the link. I was able to place my order and did not just miss it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 08, 2020, 12:46:01 PM
I got my replacement card today from Topps! Just the Pezzimist card, as expected.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 01:07:56 PM
Looks like the link is working just fine now! :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 08, 2020, 03:16:16 PM
Just received a shipping notice from fedex. Should get the one from Topps by tomorrow. Maybe replacement sets...maybe June week 2....

I received a shipping notice this afternoon too....I guess I'm getting replacements as well.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 08, 2020, 03:49:36 PM
received my June replacement pack for my set of 10 purchase. Replacement was a single pack of 10 cards - 5 Wonky and 5 Pezz
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 03:49:40 PM
I received a shipping notice this afternoon too....I guess I'm getting replacements as well.

Fingers crossed! Havenít got the shipping notice email from Topps yet. Would be great if itís the case! How many sets did you order?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 03:50:22 PM
received my June replacement pack for my set of 10 purchase. Replacement was a single pack of 10 cards - 5 Wonky and 5 Pezz

Thatís great news!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 04:14:26 PM
Sales for July Week 1 of 944

Another great week in sales! Wackies are staying strong!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 08, 2020, 04:38:51 PM
Fingers crossed! Havenít got the shipping notice email from Topps yet. Would be great if itís the case! How many sets did you order?

I ordered 3 sets and I think it was on the last night they were available (Tuesday)

I got a USPS confirmation but since nobody else received any for the June Week 2 sets, I have to assume they are replacements. I usually don't order my sets until late.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 08, 2020, 04:41:41 PM
I did receive a notice from Fedex, and then from Topps saying something was sent. When I check my Orders page, there has been no updates though.

But they did include the Order Number in the message from Topps, and it matches my Week 2 June #.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 08, 2020, 04:47:37 PM
Powers that be, some corrections:

the numbers for the GA cards are wrong on the checklist, they should be GA1 and GA2.
as well as 3 should be Smarmy Food, 6 should be Fantom, and GA2 should be Silt

(https://i.postimg.cc/jjRLj0y9/Screen-Shot-2020-07-08-at-6-38-13-PM.png)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 08, 2020, 04:50:14 PM


But they did include the Order Number in the message from Topps, and it matches my Week 2 June #.

Thanks. Never noticed that before and just checked. The confirmation was for the June Week 2 sets so it looks like I'm NOT getting replacements after all. This is all so confusing.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tie Boot Tea on July 08, 2020, 05:06:02 PM
Hey, for July Week 2 they did not include pictures of all of the Wackies this time.  They're missing Marchin Roman (7) and Death (10).  There is a coupon for Death, but not for Marchin Roman!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 05:10:53 PM
Thanks. Never noticed that before and just checked. The confirmation was for the June Week 2 sets so it looks like I'm NOT getting replacements after all. This is all so confusing.

Same...the delivery notice is for June week 2 :(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 08, 2020, 05:14:30 PM
Powers that be, some corrections:

the numbers for the GA cards are wrong on the checklist, they should be GA1 and GA2.
as well as 3 should be Smarmy Food

(https://i.postimg.cc/jjRLj0y9/Screen-Shot-2020-07-08-at-6-38-13-PM.png)

Phantom should be Fantom
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 08, 2020, 06:04:20 PM
Got my Fed ex notice for June week 2!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 08, 2020, 07:45:14 PM
This series is EPIC!  The titles are getting better and better with each set.  On board 100%.  Keep'em coming!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: toddbarrett on July 08, 2020, 08:11:04 PM
Received my June week 1 Replacement in the mail today. I ordered one set in June (no Wonky, No Artist Card) and this replacement was just a single Gatorage Wonky. Which BTW, I already purchased on eBay. :-(

Todd B.
Ramona, CA
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 08, 2020, 08:52:33 PM
Received my June week 1 Replacement in the mail today. I ordered one set in June (no Wonky, No Artist Card) and this replacement was just a single Gatorage Wonky. Which BTW, I already purchased on eBay. :-(

Todd B.
Ramona, CA

Bummer!  I have an extra Pezzimist if you'd like to trade.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 08, 2020, 08:54:03 PM
This whole replacement card thing makes no sense at all. Why do some get them and the others not? Can any of the artists chime in on this or get a statement from Topps for us? Iím spending money every week supporting these sets and it would be nice to have a definite answer. Neil? David? Can you help?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 09, 2020, 03:12:16 AM
has anyone received a replacement shipment without getting any email notification from Topps?   I purchased two packs and have not been graced with a replacement package.

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 09, 2020, 05:44:30 AM
I got the email, in what seems like weeks ago, but I haven't gotten the replacement yet.  I only ordered one set, so maybe they put it in an envelope on a cruise ship bound for Japan.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 09, 2020, 06:21:41 AM
Looks like Wonky prices for many titles besides Crumbs and Clumsy are getting more affordable.  $20 for a Gatorage.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on July 09, 2020, 06:32:05 AM
I too received confirmation for Week 2 June Wackies.   Looks like the production on guest artist stickers and wonky stickers have increased.  This will make them more affordable but make the ludlows and coupon backs rarer.   I can't wait to see the collation for Week 2 sets. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 09, 2020, 09:48:01 AM
I too received confirmation for Week 2 June Wackies.   Looks like the production on guest artist stickers and wonky stickers have increased.  This will make them more affordable but make the ludlows and coupon backs rarer.   I can't wait to see the collation for Week 2 sets.

I actually preferred if the Wonkys were rare compared to the Guest Artist cards. I don't plan on backtracking to get the Wonkys I missed because the earlier ones are still expensive. I buy only one set each week, and if it's a 50/50 toss up of getting the Wonky or GA, I prefer the GA card. If I get the Wonky I won't complain either, but I'm going to want to get the GA cards I missed each week on eBay or from people here on the forum, meaning I have to spend an extra $20 to get that card. But if it's around $10, then I will definitely bite.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 09, 2020, 02:28:13 PM
I got my June week 1 replacement for my one pack purchase today - Wonky Gatorage. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 09, 2020, 02:42:37 PM
Looks like "Death" stole my "Coffin Bar" tagline...

(https://i.postimg.cc/cKHHtxTL/20170825-054737.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cKHHtxTL)

Planning on a lawsuit against Topps...  8)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 09, 2020, 03:01:04 PM
Has anyone received June week 2 sets yets?  I'm getting confused where we're at on shipping.

I have June week 1 and just received a Pezzimist in the mail.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 09, 2020, 04:09:47 PM
Has anyone received June week 2 sets yets?  I'm getting confused where we're at on shipping.

I have June week 1 and just received a Pezzimist in the mail.

Theyíve just started sending them out. Most will receive by next week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 09, 2020, 04:16:39 PM
Theyíve just started sending them out. Most will receive by next week.

I got my June Week 2 shipping notice last night.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on July 09, 2020, 04:36:06 PM
Hey, for July Week 2 they did not include pictures of all of the Wackies this time.  They're missing Marchin Roman (7) and Death (10).  There is a coupon for Death, but not for Marchin Roman!

What does Marchin Roman spoof?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on July 09, 2020, 04:39:59 PM
Maruchan Ramen noodle soup
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 09, 2020, 04:47:08 PM
I got my June Week 2 shipping notice last night.

My June week 2 sets are slated to arrive on Monday. I still never heard or received notice about replacement sets for June week 1....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 09, 2020, 06:27:21 PM
Thanks guys, I'm up to speed now.  :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bandaches on July 09, 2020, 07:01:38 PM
does anyone have a flow diagram on how this works?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 10, 2020, 12:55:19 AM
I finally got my Week 4 - from the May release!!!!
At least I did get a Wonky this time...only one duplicate Ludlow...
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 10, 2020, 01:52:48 AM
I just purchased two Gatorage Wonky's on Ebay for $9.99 each with Free Shipping. The dealer who sold me these also told me he just opened 20 packs of June Week 2 and 10/20 had a Wonky and the other 10 had a Guest Artist card.
Do we think that Wonky's will sell $9.99 going forward? I know Crumbs and Clumsy are expensive; but are all the others going to be cheap?
If that is the case; will dealers keep buying tons of packs and focus on the Coupon Backs and Ludlows? This Wacky On-Line set is a volatile market so far. Frustrating and Exciting for sure.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 10, 2020, 05:07:44 AM
I finally got my Week 4 - from the May release!!!!
At least I did get a Wonky this time...only one duplicate Ludlow...
A

Congrats on the Wonky. I hope it was worth the wait!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 10, 2020, 05:15:28 AM
I just purchased two Gatorage Wonky's on Ebay for $9.99 each with Free Shipping. The dealer who sold me these also told me he just opened 20 packs of June Week 2 and 10/20 had a Wonky and the other 10 had a Guest Artist card.
Do we think that Wonky's will sell $9.99 going forward? I know Crumbs and Clumsy are expensive; but are all the others going to be cheap?
If that is the case; will dealers keep buying tons of packs and focus on the Coupon Backs and Ludlows? This Wacky On-Line set is a volatile market so far. Frustrating and Exciting for sure.

  I wonder if everyone who bought the Gatorage at higher prcies on eBay are returning them? Must be a fiasco for some sellers.

  Unless Topps doesn't change anything (which somehow I doubt!), the Wonkys should be inexpensive from now on.

 

 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 10, 2020, 05:44:30 AM
Here's a Death concept I did for the 2014 Halloween postcard set. Unfortunately, the postcards never materialized, but I'm really glad to see someone finally painted a Heath bar parody!

(https://i.postimg.cc/k6SQNBD6/WPPC-Dth-Concept-NCmera.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k6SQNBD6)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 10, 2020, 05:45:09 AM
Here's a Death concept I did for the 2014 Halloween postcard set that never happened.

Unfortunate the the postcards never materialized, but I'm really glad to see someone finally painted a Heath bar parody!


Very cool!

I like how the reaper is on top of the bar, gives it a bit more depth. Unfortunate that the set never came to be.

By the way, July Week 2 is no longer sold out... not sure if it was just me, but it was "sold out" for a couple days and all of the sudden it isn't anymore. Weird.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 10, 2020, 06:32:21 AM
Here's a Death concept I did for the 2014 Halloween postcard set. Unfortunately, the postcards never materialized, but I'm really glad to see someone finally painted a Heath bar parody!

(https://i.postimg.cc/k6SQNBD6/WPPC-Dth-Concept-NCmera.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/k6SQNBD6)

Awesome!! Are you able to share all sketches from the cancelled set?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 10, 2020, 06:35:34 AM
By the way, July Week 2 is no longer sold out... not sure if it was just me, but it was "sold out" for a couple days and all of the sudden it isn't anymore. Weird.
The Topps website incorrectly going to a "Just Missed It" page was occurring frequently for both the GPK and Wacky sets when they initially posted this week. Seems to have cleared up.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 10, 2020, 08:01:05 AM
Awesome!! Are you able to share all sketches from the cancelled set?

Not yet. You never know when some of them might come back to life ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 10, 2020, 08:06:55 AM
I'm throwing in the towel trying to help everyone.  Too many cancellations, and too much money lost.  So, starting with next week (July Week 3) don't count on me.  I'll still trade/sell extras, but I can no longer keep buying what I have been, only to get left with a load of stickers and a credit card bill.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 10, 2020, 09:01:29 AM
I'm throwing in the towel trying to help everyone.  Too many cancellations, and too much money lost.  So, starting with next week (July Week 3) don't count on me.  I'll still trade/sell extras, but I can no longer keep buying what I have been, only to get left with a load of stickers and a credit card bill.

Sorry to hear that people arenít living up to their end with you fronting the money and purchasing all these sets each week. Save those variant backs, Wonkys etc for me from each week. As soon as I can get my sets, Iíll send you a want list! Take care and thanks again for everything you do here!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 10, 2020, 09:02:37 AM
Topps updated this week's set gallery. Now you can see the Marchin Roman and Death parodies, along with the fixed checklist.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 10, 2020, 12:08:55 PM
Topps updated this week's set gallery. Now you can see the Marchin Roman and Death parodies, along with the fixed checklist.

That's one good thing about showing us everything up front, before the stickers are printed - they can fix the typos!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 10, 2020, 12:13:29 PM
My June week 2 arrived today.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 10, 2020, 12:28:25 PM
I'm throwing in the towel trying to help everyone.  Too many cancellations, and too much money lost.  So, starting with next week (July Week 3) don't count on me.  I'll still trade/sell extras, but I can no longer keep buying what I have been, only to get left with a load of stickers and a credit card bill.

Pat.  You have gone above and beyond for many on this board and your good works are truly treasured by many here.   Glad to hear you are scaling back
your wacky outlay. I hope many of us can help you out in the future.

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 10, 2020, 01:15:26 PM
Pat.  You have gone above and beyond for many on this board and your good works are truly treasured by many here.   Glad to hear you are scaling back
your wacky outlay. I hope many of us can help you out in the future.

Andrew

I enjoy helping my Wacky friends!  Looking forward to some more good trades!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 10, 2020, 01:17:08 PM
Let's hear it for Pat!

 :clap: :91: :clap: :91: :clap: :91:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 10, 2020, 01:37:33 PM
Hopefully we can all help Pat if she ever needs anything!

I also got my June week 2 set today. I got the Pit-O-Money Wonky. Really wanted the Old Lice GA card, so I jumped on 1 on eBay for $8, but $12 after shipping.

That's almost the price of a weekly set from Topps, but if I ordered two sets from Topps, I run the risk of getting two Wonkys.

Still hoping I just got lucky with the Wonky this week and I get the GA cards every week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on July 10, 2020, 02:14:54 PM
I'm throwing in the towel trying to help everyone.
Bummer! I was kinda dependin' on you to pick up some base sets down the road. I've stopped buying these from Topps, as I only care about base sets, and figure I can likely acquire them much more cheaply down the road from others...

And, I agree wholeheartedly with others, you Wacky rock! We've done some good trading/deals over the years...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 10, 2020, 03:11:36 PM
Hopefully we can all help Pat if she ever needs anything!

I also got my June week 2 set today. I got the Pit-O-Money Wonky. Really wanted the Old Lice GA card, so I jumped on 1 on eBay for $8, but $12 after shipping.

That's almost the price of a weekly set from Topps, but if I ordered two sets from Topps, I run the risk of getting two Wonkys.

Still hoping I just got lucky with the Wonky this week and I get the GA cards every week.

My cards will be here tomorrow - please guys, wait on pulling the ebay trigger!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 10, 2020, 03:12:22 PM
Bummer! I was kinda dependin' on you to pick up some base sets down the road. I've stopped buying these from Topps, as I only care about base sets, and figure I can likely acquire them much more cheaply down the road from others...

And, I agree wholeheartedly with others, you Wacky rock! We've done some good trading/deals over the years...

I'll have base sets for you, no worries there.  It's the inserts that are killing me.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 10, 2020, 03:27:17 PM
I too would like to thank RawGoo for being kind enough to do this for forum members and am most appreciative of my recent transaction with her. :great:

 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 10, 2020, 03:29:21 PM
Did anyone get a June Week 3 Shipping Notification today? I seem to have gotten one this morning  :o
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 10, 2020, 03:30:49 PM
Did anyone get a June Week 3 Shipping Notification today? I seem to have gotten one this morning  :o

I just received a shipping notice. Didnít know if maybe it was replacement cards or June week 3. Should know by tomorrow:)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tie Boot Tea on July 10, 2020, 03:50:02 PM
received my June replacement pack for my set of 10 purchase. Replacement was a single pack of 10 cards - 5 Wonky and 5 Pezz

I just got the same thing.  Now this is the weird part.  My original order was a single set plus a separate set of 10.  I received my single set.  Then I got those confirms for replacement sets.  I received another single set without a wonky or guest card.  I then received my set of ten (for the first time) with only one Wonky and one Guest artist in the set.  Now, today, I received two more deliveries for June Week 1 - one with 5 Wonkies and 5 Guest Artist cards and another with just one of each.

So, clearly Topps was trying to live up to their word here of a Wonky or GA in every pack.  I kind of feel bad for all the cards and mail they sent my way.  Thanks, Topps, for doing the right thing.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 10, 2020, 03:52:28 PM
Did anyone get a June Week 3 Shipping Notification today? I seem to have gotten one this morning  :o
yes, just a fedex notice earlier for week 3

Edit - evening email sent out from topps saying they shipped
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrSushi on July 10, 2020, 05:06:44 PM
Pat.  You have gone above and beyond for many on this board and your good works are truly treasured by many here.   Glad to hear you are scaling back
your wacky outlay. I hope many of us can help you out in the future.

Andrew

I couldn't agree more!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 10, 2020, 05:54:48 PM
My cards will be here tomorrow - please guys, wait on pulling the ebay trigger!

Sorry about that, Pat! Confusion still on the rarity of the GA vs. Wonkys so I acted on impulse. Moving forward, what price do you guys think future GA and Wonkys will sell for? $5, or is that wishful thinking?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: toddbarrett on July 10, 2020, 08:12:33 PM
I purchased a Wonky Gatorage on eBay for around $75.00 on July 1st. About two or three days after that Gatorage arrived in the mail, I got my "replacement" June Week 1 package from Topps... of course, a Wonky Gatorage. I got burned, it happens, I wasn't too stressed. Then I got a "eBay Message" from the seller of the Gatorage. He expressed his apologies and mentioned how he never meant to take advantage of anyone, but obviously this card is no longer worth more then $10-$20. He said he couldn't refund my money but wanted to let me know he will ship the next Wonky and Guest Artist card out to me for free. I was shocked... I thought to myself, "I'm not sure I would have reached out to anyone; a deal is a deal." There was no way for him to know the replacement fiasco was about to happen! Anyway, chalk one up for this eBay seller, it doesn't happen often so I wanted to share my story!

I'm totally stoked on this weekly set, I hope it keeps up for the rest of the year! :-)

Todd B.
Ramona, CA
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 10, 2020, 08:46:41 PM
Wow! You don't hear a story like that too often. Very cool to see that there's still some decent ebayer sellers out there.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 11, 2020, 12:23:20 AM
Wow! You don't hear a story like that too often. Very cool to see that there's still some decent ebayer sellers out there.

Last I heard here the replacement sets were like the original shipments, with base sets, and Wonkys and GA cards scarce.  Yesterday afternoon I got a replacement package from Topps that had 5 of each Wonky and GA.  Topps is definitely trying to make things right, but how the heck am I supposed to know what to charge anymore to break even?

My June Week 2 order is supposed to arrive today, and my shipping notice for Week 3 came last night.  If I can figure out what to expect going forward, maybe I'll try another week of 40 packs to help people with July Week 3 coupons and ludlows (seems those are to be the tough ones now).  I don't know.  :c002:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 11, 2020, 05:42:31 AM
Last I heard here the replacement sets were like the original shipments, with base sets, and Wonkys and GA cards scarce.  Yesterday afternoon I got a replacement package from Topps that had 5 of each Wonky and GA.  Topps is definitely trying to make things right, but how the heck am I supposed to know what to charge anymore to break even?

My June Week 2 order is supposed to arrive today, and my shipping notice for Week 3 came last night.  If I can figure out what to expect going forward, maybe I'll try another week of 40 packs to help people with July Week 3 coupons and ludlows (seems those are to be the tough ones now).  I don't know.  :c002:

Cool! LMK when you determine what you will be selling GAs and Wonkys for.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 11, 2020, 07:17:53 AM
My sense is that Wonky's 2 and 3 (Crumbs and Clumsy) will now sell for even more as they are really the only super short-printed titles and once you own those two; collecting all the Wonkys is doable.  This series has been a roller coaster in terms of pricing.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 11, 2020, 07:30:40 AM
My sense is that Wonky's 2 and 3 (Crumbs and Clumsy) will now sell for even more as they are really the only super short-printed titles and once you own those two; collecting all the Wonkys is doable.  This series has been a roller coaster in terms of pricing.

The roller coaster is making my scream  >( >( 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 11, 2020, 08:17:58 AM
My June Week 2 sets arrived today.  19 GA cards, 21 Wonkys.  On set 33 I finally finished a coupon back set.  No other coupon #8 cards, so just the one coupon set out of 40 base sets.  Did get 3 ludlow sets, so 2 available.  Some singles available.

Wonkys and Guest Artist cards are now VERY available.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 11, 2020, 08:59:43 AM
My June Week 2 sets arrived today.  19 GA cards, 21 Wonkys.  On set 33 I finally finished a coupon back set.  No other coupon #8 cards, so just the one coupon set out of 40 base sets.  Did get 3 ludlow sets, so 2 available.  Some singles available.

Wonkys and Guest Artist cards are now VERY available.

How much are you asking for GA, Wonkys, coupons and Luds?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on July 11, 2020, 09:07:28 AM
Let's hear it for Pat!

 :clap: :91: :clap: :91: :clap: :91:

Seconds on thanking Pat for her service to the Wacky community!  You rock, Pat!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 11, 2020, 10:57:33 AM
I purchased a Wonky Gatorage on eBay for around $75.00 on July 1st. About two or three days after that Gatorage arrived in the mail, I got my "replacement" June Week 1 package from Topps... of course, a Wonky Gatorage. I got burned, it happens, I wasn't too stressed. Then I got a "eBay Message" from the seller of the Gatorage. He expressed his apologies and mentioned how he never meant to take advantage of anyone, but obviously this card is no longer worth more then $10-$20. He said he couldn't refund my money but wanted to let me know he will ship the next Wonky and Guest Artist card out to me for free. I was shocked... I thought to myself, "I'm not sure I would have reached out to anyone; a deal is a deal." There was no way for him to know the replacement fiasco was about to happen! Anyway, chalk one up for this eBay seller, it doesn't happen often so I wanted to share my story!

I'm totally stoked on this weekly set, I hope it keeps up for the rest of the year! :-)

Todd B.
Ramona, CA

I got burned like you did but my seller just kept the money. I think what is happening is shameful. Because of the delays and Topps errors and having to buy sets weeks before they arrive, I donít know whether to buy just one set and get the artist cards and wonkys later on eBay or to buy the 10 sets from Topps? Raw goo posted she did not get a full coupon back set until the 33rd set. They are all I want. I think I give up. Becoming too expensive.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: 1980Phils on July 11, 2020, 04:22:18 PM
My single June Week 2 set arrived today with no #8 and two #9s.  Did someone here get my #8 and I have your #9?  And now I get a Wonky they are easy to get - go figure.  :-\    And the numbers are out of order again on the puzzle backs for everyone else, right?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 11, 2020, 04:38:33 PM
My June Week 2 sets arrived today.  19 GA cards, 21 Wonkys.  On set 33 I finally finished a coupon back set.  No other coupon #8 cards, so just the one coupon set out of 40 base sets.  Did get 3 ludlow sets, so 2 available.  Some singles available.

Wonkys and Guest Artist cards are now VERY available.

This is getting confusing...coupon sets are now harder to complete, at least for June Week 2....anyone keeping track of this, week by week?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 11, 2020, 05:00:14 PM
Hi everyone, new here.  Started collecting these this year from the beginning.

Bought 20 sets still needed 1 lud and 1 coupon.  Got 10 of each of the Wonky / GA.  Just my 2 cents!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 11, 2020, 05:11:00 PM
Hi everyone, new here.  Started collecting these this year from the beginning.

Bought 20 sets still needed 1 lud and 1 coupon.  Got 10 of each of the Wonky / GA.  Just my 2 cents!

Welcome to the forum. Is your name referencing Mopar Muscle cars? If so, that is awesome. Mopar or no car!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 11, 2020, 05:36:34 PM
Yes!

Proud Owner of a 2020 Challenger Hellcat!

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 12, 2020, 02:39:00 AM
Yes!

Proud Owner of a 2020 Challenger Hellcat!

Very nice. I don't own any muscle cars, but my dream one would be a '71 GTX 440-6 pack.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 12, 2020, 02:55:20 AM
Yes!

Proud Owner of a 2020 Challenger Hellcat!

Please post pics of that Wicked Hellcat!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 12, 2020, 03:28:44 AM
I only own 1:64 scale muscle cars   :]   I'll start a thread for muscle cars in the Non-Wacky section.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on July 12, 2020, 07:27:20 AM
On Friday I received my "replacement" card with Gatorage Wonky, not sure why I got this but I will not look a gift Wacky in the mouth

I also received my next weekly package and FINALLY got a Wonky!!!! Pit-O-Money

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on July 12, 2020, 08:24:00 AM
My June Week 3 cards just showed up. Sunday morning at 10:30am. Nice!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Campy on July 12, 2020, 11:36:20 AM
I am still waiting on June week 2. I have email notification that week 2 and 3 have shipped last week but no cards yet :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 12, 2020, 11:41:05 AM
Please post pics of that Wicked Hellcat!!


(https://i.postimg.cc/5jvyQBrb/meow.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jvyQBrb)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 12, 2020, 02:22:57 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/5jvyQBrb/meow.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jvyQBrb)

Thanks,    That is one hellacious ride!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 12, 2020, 02:27:19 PM
Please put the muscle car stuff in the new Non-Wacky Discussion thread I created.   :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on July 12, 2020, 03:19:41 PM
The way the sets are named or such is a pita. I forgot to order one week and now I can't remember what cards were in it as that would make descriptors easier. I think it is the set that ended on 6/23. All I know is Saturday I received a shipment and in the entire 12 or 13 orders from beginning to then, I finally received a Wonky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 12, 2020, 03:59:56 PM
My June week 2 are scheduled to be delivered Tuesday. Got my week 3 notification friday...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 12, 2020, 04:06:24 PM
The way the sets are named or such is a pita. I forgot to order one week and now I can't remember what cards were in it as that would make descriptors easier. I think it is the set that ended on 6/23. All I know is Saturday I received a shipment and in the entire 12 or 13 orders from beginning to then, I finally received a Wonky.
I have a living checklist running, with sale dates, checklist, artist, etc., with images for all fronts and backs
That may help

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.msg105509#new (http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.msg105509#new)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 12, 2020, 04:34:27 PM
I have a living checklist running, with sale dates, checklist, artist, etc., with images for all fronts and backs
That may help

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.msg105509#new (http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=4823.msg105509#new)

Your work on the checklist is MUCH appreciated!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 12, 2020, 07:23:27 PM
Please put the muscle car stuff in the new Non-Wacky Discussion thread I created.   :great:

Sorry, one time thing, didnt know.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 12, 2020, 07:24:35 PM
SO.... looks like June week 3 comes tomorrow.  Also noticed in my week 2 sets, one set was a complete red back set of 5.  Really strange.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 12, 2020, 11:21:45 PM
Sorry, one time thing, didnt know.

No worries!  Nice car!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 13, 2020, 08:52:16 AM
Week 3 June arrived:

in 20 sets

10 Crummy
10 Paesan
Complete Coupon Set
Complete Lud Set
10 Coupon / 10 Lud split.  They finally got the collation right.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on July 13, 2020, 08:58:19 AM
I got 3 sets of June week 2 - 2 Wonkys and a Guest Artist.

Looks like the bottom dropped out of the Wonky market. A deal's a deal - enjoy my money, eBay sellers!

I moved up to 10 sets after week 3. Every time I try to outsmart Topps, I get burned. Good business model I suppose!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 13, 2020, 09:12:39 AM
On further review of my 20 sets -

2 complete coupon sets
2 complete red lud sets.

Wow, could they have "collated" any better?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 13, 2020, 09:14:35 AM
Week 3 June arrived:

in 20 sets

10 Crummy
10 Paesan
Complete Coupon Set
Complete Lud Set
10 Coupon / 10 Lud split.  They finally got the collation right.

Topps does seem to be trying.  The 20 sets on the top of the box were all Wonkys, and the 20 on the bottom were all Guest Artist stickers.  On my 15th set I completed a ludlow set, and on the 19th I completed a coupon set.  I wish I hadn't already ordered so many sets for the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 13, 2020, 11:57:54 AM
Topps does seem to be trying.  The 20 sets on the top of the box were all Wonkys, and the 20 on the bottom were all Guest Artist stickers.  On my 15th set I completed a ludlow set, and on the 19th I completed a coupon set.  I wish I hadn't already ordered so many sets for the next few weeks.

I stuck with 20 for week 4 and July 1 and 2.  Even with the overprinting of Wonkys I can still make a few dollars.  $15 seems to be a fair price for them now.  I offered future freebies to those who preordered wonkys at exorbitant prices.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on July 13, 2020, 02:59:41 PM
I actually got my week 2 and week 3 orders today, looks like I'll be busy tonight!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 13, 2020, 03:17:39 PM
I got my Week 3 today but my Week 2 cards haven't arrived yet  :]
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 13, 2020, 03:58:28 PM
Got my week 2  set today.  Had a Pit-o-Money wonky in there and 2 Tylenolds for some reason lol.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 14, 2020, 03:06:43 AM
With the new normal of low prices for Wonkies; who is now looking to be a completest on Wonkies? I am putting 4 wonkies and  4 Guest Artist cards in a 9 card sleeve for each month. They look pretty nice like that IMO.

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 14, 2020, 03:57:08 AM
With the new normal of low prices for Wonkies; who is now looking to be a completest on Wonkies? I am putting 4 wonkies and  4 Guest Artist cards in a 9 card sleeve for each month. They look pretty nice like that IMO.

Andrew

I'm not backtracking to complete them. The Wonkys from May are still expensive.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 14, 2020, 04:13:06 AM
With the new normal of low prices for Wonkies; who is now looking to be a completest on Wonkies? I am putting 4 wonkies and  4 Guest Artist cards in a 9 card sleeve for each month. They look pretty nice like that IMO.

Andrew

I've given up on the Wonkys too, even for June and July.  I'll try for the guest artist cards if they're affordable.  I  just bought a Pezzimist on eBay for $6 plus $2 shipping.  So if my $15.91 a week doesn't score one, I'll gladly pay $8 to get it instead.  That's still cheaper than paying $31.82 for two sets.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 14, 2020, 04:22:01 AM
I got 3 sets of June week 2 - 2 Wonkys and a Guest Artist.

Looks like the bottom dropped out of the Wonky market. A deal's a deal - enjoy my money, eBay sellers!

I moved up to 10 sets after week 3. Every time I try to outsmart Topps, I get burned. Good business model I suppose!

I did the exact same thing. Time to go back to buying 2 sets instead of 10.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 14, 2020, 04:58:03 AM
I've given up on the Wonkys too, even for June and July.  I'll try for the guest artist cards if they're affordable.  I  just bought a Pezzimist on eBay for $6 plus $2 shipping.  So if my $15.91 a week doesn't score one, I'll gladly pay $8 to get it instead.  That's still cheaper than paying $31.82 for two sets.

June Week 2 and 3, I have about 15 of each Wonky and Guest Artist card.  Make me an offer.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 14, 2020, 06:50:47 AM
Received my June Week 4 notice this morning. Feels like they are catching up on orders.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on July 14, 2020, 06:54:45 AM
So how long will this go on?  Is August a go?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 14, 2020, 07:01:19 AM
Received my June Week 4 notice this morning. Feels like they are catching up on orders.

I got one too.  Still waiting for most of my June Week 1 replacements.  Doesn't matter, no one needs them now.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 14, 2020, 07:05:12 AM
June Week 2 and 3, I have about 15 of each Wonky and Guest Artist card.  Make me an offer.

I might want a week 3 artist if I don't get one in my order.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 14, 2020, 09:40:21 AM
So how long will this go on?  Is August a go?

Have you tried asking the Magic Meatball?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on July 14, 2020, 09:43:10 AM
Have you tried asking the Magic Meatball?

I ate it. *burp*
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 14, 2020, 09:51:59 AM
bon appetit!

 :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 14, 2020, 02:27:45 PM
Received my June Week 4 notice this morning. Feels like they are catching up on orders.

Damn! My June week 3 won't arrive here until Saturday, let alone getting an email about week 4 shipping.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 14, 2020, 02:51:22 PM
Now I want spaghetti and meatballs.........

Useless post!

An ode to the man and the myth, RonZombie, of whom I have only read about in legend...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 14, 2020, 03:24:15 PM
Useless post!

An ode to the man and the myth, RonZombie, of whom I have only read about in legend...

OK, deleted.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: NationalSpittoon on July 14, 2020, 03:38:15 PM
I didn't mean it!

Justice for the meatballs!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on July 14, 2020, 05:24:48 PM
No teaser on the Wacky Packages facebook this week?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on July 14, 2020, 06:23:54 PM
Awesome!! Are you able to share all sketches from the cancelled set?
Yes, can you please do this? I didn't even know there was supposed to be a Wacky Halloween Postcards 2014! This is a real scoop for the Spreadsheet!

Oh, Patrick? Pa-a-a-atrick?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bludevilok on July 14, 2020, 10:34:41 PM
I must say, kudos to Topps collating in June Week 3 shipments.  I bought a 10-set.  I got 5 Wonkys, 5 Guest Artist cards, all 5 coupon backs, and all 5 Ludlows (not that I'm collecting those anyway).  That's the way it should be if one is shelling out $135.  I just hope this "complete set" collation continues from now on.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 15, 2020, 10:08:07 AM
Just a heads up when the set goes up today one of mine (Ghostitos) will not be pictured. It will be posted up tomorrow instead. Had a problem with another painting that delayed me finishing it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on July 15, 2020, 10:38:39 AM
I must say, kudos to Topps collating in June Week 3 shipments.  I bought a 10-set.  I got 5 Wonkys, 5 Guest Artist cards, all 5 coupon backs, and all 5 Ludlows (not that I'm collecting those anyway).  That's the way it should be if one is shelling out $135.  I just hope this "complete set" collation continues from now on.

Don't count on it. I spent the same amount of money, but didn't get all of the coupons OR Ludlows.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 15, 2020, 11:05:37 AM
Week 3 series is now LIVE

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-3.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=071520%20Topps.com&utm_term=All%20Sports%20and%20Auction
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 15, 2020, 11:14:25 AM
Guest Artist this week :  Joe Grossberg
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on July 15, 2020, 11:29:45 AM
Guest Artist this week :  Joe Grossberg

Patrick, ha!  As if you didnít already know that!  So a quick request if anyone does end up with extras of my card, July GA3, please keep me in mind, as Iím hoping to get a bunch.  Also I do want to thank the great Chad Scheres for spearheading the Guest Artist series as a way broaden the Wacky artist base and get us a little work!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 15, 2020, 11:43:40 AM
Patrick, ha!  As if you didnít already know that!  So a quick request if anyone does end up with extras of my card, July GA3, please keep me in mind, as Iím hoping to get a bunch.  Also I do want to thank the great Chad Scheres for spearheading the Guest Artist series as a way broaden the Wacky artist base and get us a little work!

Joe,   Your GA card looks great!!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on July 15, 2020, 11:56:44 AM
Joe,   Your GA card looks great!!!!

Andrew, thanks so much!  It was a fun one to do.  I was always a huge fan of the classic Robot Wackies and was dying to do one.  So glad this opportunity came along.  I want to post the rough but I suspect this is a spoiler free thread so will wait until the cards are mailed.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 15, 2020, 12:36:22 PM
July Week 2 sales looking good at 909.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 15, 2020, 12:38:44 PM
Patrick, ha!  As if you didnít already know that!  So a quick request if anyone does end up with extras of my card, July GA3, please keep me in mind, as Iím hoping to get a bunch.  Also I do want to thank the great Chad Scheres for spearheading the Guest Artist series as a way broaden the Wacky artist base and get us a little work!

I'm cutting back this week, but was already planning on saving a few GAs for you :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on July 15, 2020, 12:47:57 PM
I'm cutting back this week, but was already planning on saving a few GAs for you :)

Pat, youíre the best!  Youíre always so supportive and I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 15, 2020, 01:01:59 PM
Anyone else not got June week 3 yet?  I'm getting a little worried.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on July 15, 2020, 02:00:23 PM
Anyone else not got June week 3 yet?  I'm getting a little worried.

I just received June/Week2 today. Tracking shows I should get Week 3 by Friday. I am just using the "free" shipping, though.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 15, 2020, 02:13:19 PM
Anyone else not got June week 3 yet?  I'm getting a little worried.

My June week 3 set is slated to arrive Saturday and I have a shipping notice for June week 4. That should arrive next week at some point.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 15, 2020, 02:19:15 PM
My June week 3 set is slated to arrive Saturday and I have a shipping notice for June week 4. That should arrive next week at some point.

My June Week 4 shipped yesterday, and I'm thinking Friday or Saturday arrival.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 15, 2020, 03:18:07 PM
Funny thing, the actual artist bought 2 of his own GA cards from me on eBay (Paesan).  Pretty cool.  THhe only other person who bought anything of his own from me was Ron Nischwitz, a pitcher in the 60's.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on July 15, 2020, 03:28:43 PM
Funny thing, the actual artist bought 2 of his own GA cards from me on eBay (Paesan).  Pretty cool.  THhe only other person who bought anything of his own from me was Ron Nischwitz, a pitcher in the 60's.

Well if youíre the seller selling them for $6 each with free shipping then Iíll put in an order for two of mine right now!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 15, 2020, 03:47:05 PM
Patrick, ha!  As if you didnít already know that! 
I'll plead the fifth on that! lol.

It's a fantastic card too, btw! Love that baby robot, and all the jokes perfectly mesh together too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on July 15, 2020, 04:11:28 PM
I'll plead the fifth on that! lol.

It's a fantastic card too, btw! Love that baby robot, and all the jokes perfectly mesh together too.

Patrick thanks!  Coming from our resident rocket scientist thatís high praise indeed!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 15, 2020, 04:30:59 PM
Well if youíre the seller selling them for $6 each with free shipping then Iíll put in an order for two of mine right now!

Which one is yours?  LOL.  I'm a newbie.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 15, 2020, 05:06:52 PM
Card came out great Joe!!! Let's hope we can do more of these Guest Artist cards!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 15, 2020, 05:08:10 PM
Funny thing, the actual artist bought 2 of his own GA cards from me on eBay (Paesan).  Pretty cool.  THhe only other person who bought anything of his own from me was Ron Nischwitz, a pitcher in the 60's.
  I bought one too!! 6 bucks shipped for a Chenduz is a steal!!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 15, 2020, 05:58:46 PM
I have a bunch of Old Lice left!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 15, 2020, 06:02:02 PM
I have a bunch of Old Lice left!
I may want those! They make good business cards....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on July 15, 2020, 06:23:19 PM
I may want those! They make good business cards....
If you don't mind my asking, what business are you in?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 15, 2020, 07:38:07 PM
Anyone else not got June week 3 yet?  I'm getting a little worried.

I haven't gotten mine and I ordered on the first day.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 15, 2020, 07:41:38 PM
Here's mine for the week. My second one will be up late tomorrow.


(https://i.postimg.cc/B8sKSXsy/wp-weeklymadefinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8sKSXsy)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on July 15, 2020, 07:57:21 PM
Here's mine for the week. My second one will be up late tomorrow.


(https://i.postimg.cc/B8sKSXsy/wp-weeklymadefinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8sKSXsy)

Dave, love it!  So well done.  Very funny and unique take on MAD! Also very Mingo!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: ToadallyDude on July 16, 2020, 12:02:48 AM
Freaking Cool... is this going to be a released title?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 16, 2020, 03:20:42 AM
Just found out my June Week 4 sets are arriving today.  I'm really surprised at how fast Fedex went this time!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 16, 2020, 04:01:49 AM
Dangit! My week 4 didn't even ship yet. Usually I get my shipping notices and packages the same time as everyone else. Maybe Topps is starting to give special early shipments to bigger spenders. I only buy one a week.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 16, 2020, 06:02:08 AM
Dangit! My week 4 didn't even ship yet. Usually I get my shipping notices and packages the same time as everyone else. Maybe Topps is starting to give special early shipments to bigger spenders. I only buy one a week.

What day did you order?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 16, 2020, 06:44:09 AM
What day did you order?

First day, as always. My order is there, but not shipped. Is there a customer service email at Topps where I can ask?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 16, 2020, 07:30:53 AM
First day, as always. My order is there, but not shipped. Is there a customer service email at Topps where I can ask?

That's awful!  I got shipping notices for my June Week 1 replacements, but not all of them arrived.  Think only 10 out of 40 arrived?

I just sorted my Week 4 packs - 20 Wonkys (those packs had coupons) and  20 GA cards (those packs had ludlows).  I finished a ludlow set on pack 11, and a coupon set on pack 15.  I currently have extras of everything, including insert sets, if anyone knows what they need yet.  Please just ask!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on July 16, 2020, 08:05:29 AM
ludlows and coupon backs are a lot tougher to get now
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 16, 2020, 08:08:43 AM
http://
ludlows and coupon backs are a lot tougher to get now

Yes, they really are.  Even buying 20 packs might not get you one of each.  But, at least there's trading here. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 16, 2020, 10:14:12 AM
I can't believe some of you are getting June Week 4 deliveries already.  I just checked with Topps.com about my June WEEK ONE order, and it looks like it just arrived today at my PO box.
But that doesn't mean I have access to it  - it may not actually be there for pickup until tomorrow!!!
This slowness really kept me from ordering the July Week 2...or 3...I may as well buy them from the forum board, so much faster!
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 16, 2020, 12:06:25 PM
Freaking Cool... is this going to be a released title?
Itís on sale right now, for one week only

 https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-3.html (https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-3.html)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 16, 2020, 03:45:37 PM
Looks like my June week 3 will be arriving Saturday and June week 4 on Monday. Still canít pick them up but nice to know they will be added to the ever growing pile. Borders are closed until at least end of August now. Wouldnít be surprised if this gets extended again..maybe until end of 2020. Who knows??
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 16, 2020, 04:19:45 PM
Topps never updated the weekly gallery with Dave's Ghostitos parody.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 16, 2020, 07:19:46 PM
Topps never updated the weekly gallery with Dave's Ghostitos parody.

Maybe tomorrow? Here it is:


(https://i.postimg.cc/7fsXh9Vd/wp-weeklyghostitosfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fsXh9Vd)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 16, 2020, 09:44:32 PM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 17, 2020, 02:52:41 AM
Maybe tomorrow? Here it is:


(https://i.postimg.cc/7fsXh9Vd/wp-weeklyghostitosfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fsXh9Vd)

So cool to see great new Wackys still coming out in 2020!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 17, 2020, 04:57:46 AM
Maybe tomorrow? Here it is:


(https://i.postimg.cc/7fsXh9Vd/wp-weeklyghostitosfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fsXh9Vd)

I love this one! Thank you.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 17, 2020, 12:53:15 PM
So go figure...my June week 4 set arrived ahead of my June week 3 set which is supposed to arrive tomorrow...At least Topps is catching up on the backlog...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 17, 2020, 02:33:25 PM
I can't believe some of you are getting June Week 4 deliveries already.  I just checked with Topps.com about my June WEEK ONE order, and it looks like it just arrived today at my PO box.
But that doesn't mean I have access to it  - it may not actually be there for pickup until tomorrow!!!
This slowness really kept me from ordering the July Week 2...or 3...I may as well buy them from the forum board, so much faster!
A

Note today at Topps.com regarding my Week 1 - June order - 'EXCEPTION AT FACILITY' - WTF??
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 17, 2020, 03:54:50 PM
Note today at Topps.com regarding my Week 1 - June order - 'EXCEPTION AT FACILITY' - WTF??
A

Well, the pack did show up! 5 packs - 1 GA, no Wonkys, duplicate red Ludlow, duplicate coupon back!
What are the chances that, even though I didn't get a notice, that I will also get replacement cards?
Has everyone who had gotten a notice gotten their extra cards? Has anyone who has NOT gotten a notice gotten extra cards?
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 18, 2020, 11:47:36 AM
Well, the pack did show up! 5 packs - 1 GA, no Wonkys, duplicate red Ludlow, duplicate coupon back!
What are the chances that, even though I didn't get a notice, that I will also get replacement cards?
Has everyone who had gotten a notice gotten their extra cards? Has anyone who has NOT gotten a notice gotten extra cards?
A

I never got a notice nor replacement cards.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 18, 2020, 11:52:35 AM
I never got a notice nor replacement cards.

Same here. Nothing...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 18, 2020, 12:11:31 PM
Same here. Nothing...

As I think I said before, I got notices for 40 replacements, but only received 10.   :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 18, 2020, 12:12:14 PM
Got June week 3 today Got a Chenduz!!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 18, 2020, 12:22:58 PM
just received my July Week 1 notice from Fedex.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 18, 2020, 12:30:21 PM
just received my July Week 1 notice from Fedex.

Just received mine as well! :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on July 18, 2020, 12:36:20 PM
So I noticed that Dave is posting images so I guess itís safe to post my rough for this weekís Guest Artist Card.  I was pretty faithful to it in the final painting but went much younger with the baby bot and went for more of an Iron Giant feel for the Girder Baby.


(https://i.postimg.cc/RNrqYH2r/6301422-A-D345-449-D-A79-C-1-F0-EA7-D48-D45.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RNrqYH2r)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 18, 2020, 12:51:39 PM
So I noticed that Dave is posting images so I guess itís safe to post my rough for this weekís Guest Artist Card.  I was pretty faithful to it in the final painting but went much younger with the baby bot and went for more of an Iron Giant feel for the Girder Baby.

thanks for posting! always great to see and read some of the 'behind the scenes' info.
and both change-ups I think were good choices - baby bot is fantastic, and I did wonder if there was a bit of Iron Giant there. Great movie!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 18, 2020, 12:53:59 PM
Thanks, Joe! That sketch and real packaging reference is awesome!!

I got two USPS notifications today. Most likely June Week 4 and July Week 1.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 18, 2020, 01:13:34 PM
just received my July Week 1 notice from Fedex.

Me too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 18, 2020, 02:08:13 PM
As I think I said before, I got notices for 40 replacements, but only received 10.   :sad:

All so confusing....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on July 18, 2020, 05:56:27 PM
My July Week 1 has shipped, but no shipping notification for my June Week 4 sets yet.

I'm giving up on getting replacements for June Week 1 at this point.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on July 18, 2020, 07:38:44 PM
Just got my June week 4 and July week 1 shipping notice.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on July 19, 2020, 08:17:37 AM
AMAZING JOB!!! THANK YOU FOR ALLLLL THE DETAILS!!!!!!!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: lordmopar66 on July 20, 2020, 06:05:48 AM
Got my June Week 4 Sunday.  Collation no great on Coupon/Luds.

If you need any let me know.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 20, 2020, 04:52:15 PM
Never got my week 3 set I ordered.  Got one off ebay in any case.  Hope this doesn't happen again.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on July 20, 2020, 05:44:07 PM
Got my June Week 4 Sunday.  Collation no great on Coupon/Luds.

If you need any let me know.

Please post your Extras and Needs in the "Weekly ANS trading post" thread. We can all help each other out!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 21, 2020, 09:15:32 AM
Teaser Tuesday is back

Edit: image updated

https://i.postimg.cc/G3k3WZp2/F6-B117-EA-9-A83-4-C2-E-92-D0-0-A85-C615-CF08.jpg (https://i.postimg.cc/G3k3WZp2/F6-B117-EA-9-A83-4-C2-E-92-D0-0-A85-C615-CF08.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 21, 2020, 09:16:35 AM
Teaser Tuesday is back

 https://i.postimg.cc/xCRVqPHr/F42-BBB65-101-F-47-FF-96-A4-998-DC8-FEA71-B.jpg (https://i.postimg.cc/xCRVqPHr/F42-BBB65-101-F-47-FF-96-A4-998-DC8-FEA71-B.jpg)

Freshner?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 21, 2020, 09:31:34 AM
It's fixed. They had the wrong file.

<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FWackyPackages%2Fposts%2F4077446952296400&width=500" width="500" height="594" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 21, 2020, 10:14:02 AM
Glad to hear it!  Love that gator!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on July 21, 2020, 11:32:37 AM
great one, Dave, love it! 

And I've seen products spell it "freshner" before, no biggie. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on July 21, 2020, 12:17:15 PM
That is a great lookin' Wacky.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Gurgle on July 21, 2020, 07:52:28 PM
MADE, Girder and Ever Glades are top notch.


Week 3 series is now LIVE

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-3.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=071520%20Topps.com&utm_term=All%20Sports%20and%20Auction
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hostile_Thinkies on July 21, 2020, 11:58:46 PM
Ever glades looks great! Thank you for the preview.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on July 22, 2020, 03:17:55 AM
Never received a replacement pack for June Week 1. Oh well.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 22, 2020, 07:19:56 AM
I'm going through my July Week 1 packs, and this time the coupons and ludlows don't match up with Wonky/Guest Artist stickers.  I got 20 of the Wonkys and 20 GA stickers, so it seems they have that solved for good.  After 10 packs I completed a set of the luds.  After 17 packs I completed the coupon set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on July 22, 2020, 09:15:01 AM
The days of the Wonky being rare were certainly short-lived.  Except for a couple of the May ones, of course.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 22, 2020, 10:00:15 AM
July Week 4

Guest artist:  Sam Gambino

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

I keep getting the Ďyou just missed ití with that link.
One option is to go to the Wacky Page link below, and then click on the ĎAdd to Cartí button. That will take you there.

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/wacky-packages.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 22, 2020, 10:28:10 AM
July Week 4

Guest artist:  Sam Gambino

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

I keep getting the Ďyou just missed ití with that link.
One option is to go to the Wacky Page link below, and then click on the ĎAdd to Cartí button. That will take you there.

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/wacky-packages.html

Thank you. I got in using the second link above and clicking on ďadd to cartĒ like you said.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 22, 2020, 10:41:01 AM
Thanks Patrick.  That worked.

I'd have to say that the Topps shopping cart is the worst I've ever seen.  I can't believe a large company like Topps, who must do bazillions of dollars in sales online each year, could consistently have this "just missed it" issue when  a new product gets launched.  Besides that, the whole checkout process is quirky asking you to fill out the form before realizing that you have an account, and then asking you to log in.  The only positive thing I can say about the whole process (except for the fact that Wacky Packages are being produced again - each week), is that their PayPal integration works smoothly.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 22, 2020, 12:03:35 PM
My other for this week is CaPrison which is based on a Jay Lynch rough I had from the ANS days. Tried to keep the characters looking like Jay would have done them.

It's also my 650th Wacky painting!


(https://i.postimg.cc/GBKrHX3W/wp-weeklycaprisonfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GBKrHX3W)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 22, 2020, 12:09:40 PM
My other for this week is CaPrison which is based on a Jay Lynch rough I had from the ANS days. Tried to keep the characters looking like Jay would have done them.

It's also my 650th Wacky painting!

Very nice and congrats on the milestone!  I'd say you captured Jay's characters very well.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 22, 2020, 12:12:30 PM
Here's my contributions for week 4: Crypt and Peter Prank peanut butter

(https://i.postimg.cc/Cd1vwRzt/WP-CRYPT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cd1vwRzt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yDFjL9bJ/WP-PP.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yDFjL9bJ)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on July 22, 2020, 01:50:13 PM
Here's my contributions for week 4: Crypt and Peter Prank peanut butter

(https://i.postimg.cc/Cd1vwRzt/WP-CRYPT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cd1vwRzt)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yDFjL9bJ/WP-PP.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yDFjL9bJ)

At first look, I was feeling down in the mouth, then my spirit soared.    :P    Great, as always, Neil!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 22, 2020, 04:18:05 PM
You're good!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: conradcjc on July 22, 2020, 05:45:55 PM
Question:

How long are these weekly series going to last?

A few more months?? Until the end of the year???

Does anyone know?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on July 22, 2020, 06:19:40 PM
Will the next Wacky Packages weekly series ever have either a parody related to the Peanuts comic strip or a parody related to Sonic the Hedgehog?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 22, 2020, 06:25:16 PM
Love the Crypt Neil!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 22, 2020, 06:27:58 PM
Got my June week 4 and July week 1 today!! Both with Wonkys.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 22, 2020, 08:04:44 PM
July week  3 sales:  901
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 23, 2020, 04:57:29 AM
Got my June week 4 and July week 1 today!! Both with Guest Artists.  That makes 4 out of 5 for the Guest Artist cards.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 23, 2020, 06:29:38 AM
Love the Crypt Neil!!

Ha! Wasn't Creep the character in your artist biography card?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 23, 2020, 09:17:39 AM
Ha! Wasn't Creep the character in your artist biography card?
YES!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 23, 2020, 11:17:10 AM
I'm thinking of giving up on ordering these from Topps. I still haven't gotten my June Week 2 sets yet and I never got replacement cards or a notice, for June Week 1. Covid, work and family is all I can deal with right now!!!!
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on July 23, 2020, 01:52:27 PM
I got June wk 4 and July wk 1 today, moved up to 10 sets of each. Almost perfect collation, just missing one Ludlow!

From the ridiculous to the sublime, sheesh...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on July 24, 2020, 07:27:19 AM
My June Week 4 showed up. Ordered 10, got 7. Somebody with the initials GG even "checked" my package. Boo 👎
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 24, 2020, 10:59:26 AM
I'm thinking of giving up on ordering these from Topps. I still haven't gotten my June Week 2 sets yet and I never got replacement cards or a notice, for June Week 1. Covid, work and family is all I can deal with right now!!!!
A
Tracking info from Topps today - June Week 2 and Week 3 showed up at my facility, and WAS SENT BACK TO SHIPPER!!!!
Of course, Topps customer service line is closed today!!! ARGGGGGHHH
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 24, 2020, 12:02:06 PM
I'm thinking of giving up on ordering these from Topps. I still haven't gotten my June Week 2 sets yet and I never got replacement cards or a notice, for June Week 1. Covid, work and family is all I can deal with right now!!!!
A

Yeah, I never got my June week 3 set.  I'll keep ordering from Topps for now.  Received my June week 4 and July week 1.  Had to order June week 3 from ebay.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 24, 2020, 01:01:46 PM
Yeah, I never got my June week 3 set.  I'll keep ordering from Topps for now.  Received my June week 4 and July week 1.  Had to order June week 3 from ebay.

I've got 35 of those sets here, would have sold you one for $5.......
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on July 25, 2020, 05:52:57 PM
I got June wk 4 and July wk 1 today, moved up to 10 sets of each. Almost perfect collation, just missing one Ludlow!

From the ridiculous to the sublime, sheesh...

Hoping this is the new normal. I have also been ordering 10 packs since 2nd week of June. I received my June/week4 and July/week1 orders today. For both, I received 5 packs with a Wonky and coupon and 5 packs with a Guest artist card and ludlow. For both series there was a complete ludlow and coupon set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 27, 2020, 09:08:22 AM
Has anyone gotten a shipping notice for July Week 2?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 27, 2020, 09:14:57 AM
Has anyone gotten a shipping notice for July Week 2?
Not yet, and they were doing so well catching back up for the past few weeks too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 27, 2020, 09:47:27 AM
Not yet, and they were doing so well catching back up for the past few weeks too.

That's exactly what I was thinking.  Thought maybe it was just my order that was in limbo.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on July 27, 2020, 11:12:44 AM
no, although I got my shipment with the Fred Wheaton GA cards, along with Jon Gregory's,
so I think I may be as caught up as anyone else.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 27, 2020, 11:32:28 AM
What in the world???!

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

(https://i.postimg.cc/z3P0HzSZ/topps.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z3P0HzSZ)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on July 27, 2020, 11:37:01 AM
What in the world???!

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

(https://i.postimg.cc/z3P0HzSZ/topps.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z3P0HzSZ)
OH!!!!!! This makes me so happy!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 27, 2020, 11:55:48 AM
What in the world???!

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

(https://i.postimg.cc/z3P0HzSZ/topps.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/z3P0HzSZ)

What is this? Is it something upcoming?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 27, 2020, 12:03:38 PM
Has anyone gotten a shipping notice for July Week 2?

Havenít received any notice yet.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 27, 2020, 12:10:02 PM
OH!!!!!! This makes me so happy!!!!!!!

Looks like ugly monsters or something of that sort? Any insight? :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: rdsjnk on July 27, 2020, 12:13:16 PM
Mashup!?  :o
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 27, 2020, 12:21:01 PM
Looks like ugly monsters or something of that sort? Any insight? :)

Which week?  I don't remember seeing that when I ordered July week 4.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 27, 2020, 12:24:48 PM
Which week?  I don't remember seeing that when I ordered July week 4.

Looks like July week 4. Wasnít there on Wednesday, when we first ordered. Just went up today? Maybe weíll be seeing something different for August or maybe there will be something included with July week 4. You can see it on the Topps website now under July week 4...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 27, 2020, 12:33:36 PM
My guess is this is the heads up that there will not be a Wacky set this week, as itís Week 5 of July.
Wacky sets are 4 weeks long, and this is the Ďfillerí for the extra week.
Then back to our normal programming starting August 5.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 27, 2020, 12:37:13 PM
My guess is this is the heads up that there will not be a Wacky set this week, as itís Week 5 of July.
Wacky sets are 4 weeks long, and this is the Ďfillerí for the extra week.
Then back to our normal programming starting August 5.

Good call on that. Really would have been easier to just have it as one continuous set, instead of resetting the card numbers each month....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 27, 2020, 01:01:29 PM
Good call on that. Really would have been easier to just have it as one continuous set, instead of resetting the card numbers each month....

God forbid anything be easy..........
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 27, 2020, 01:13:07 PM
God forbid anything be easy..........

Very true..
And I still canít even get my sets yet. Borders closed until at least end of August. Iím guessing it will go on longer...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 27, 2020, 02:53:35 PM
Topps June - week 2 - still waiting....

BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   4:20 PM   Delivery exception
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   4:10 PM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   11:37 AM   Out for delivery
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   11:26 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
OAKLAND, CA, US   Jul 26, 2020   2:42 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
OAKLAND, CA, US   Jul 26, 2020   1:18 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
OAKLAND, CA, US   Jul 26, 2020   1:16 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 23, 2020   3:22 PM   Returning package to shipper
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 23, 2020   12:37 PM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 22, 2020   2:10 PM   In transit
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 27, 2020, 06:25:57 PM
We definitely have a set this week. That...is something else.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 27, 2020, 08:03:33 PM
We definitely have a set this week. That...is something else.

Sounding fun!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bludevilok on July 27, 2020, 09:33:23 PM
Since the monster is behind "Peter Prank," perhaps Topps is playing a prank on us buyers, and they have something lined up to add to the set IF we buy the same set again next week.  Surely they wouldn't do that!  Oh wait, they've already pranked us into buying 10 sets of the same thing every week...   (Sigh, and like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football from Lucy, I fall for it every week to get those extra cards. Good grief!)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on July 28, 2020, 04:00:21 AM
Since the monster is behind "Peter Prank," perhaps Topps is playing a prank on us buyers, and they have something lined up to add to the set IF we buy the same set again next week.  Surely they wouldn't do that!  Oh wait, they've already pranked us into buying 10 sets of the same thing every week...   (Sigh, and like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football from Lucy, I fall for it every week to get those extra cards. Good grief!)

Iíve said this before, but I wish Topps would drop the charade and just offer a master set (1 of each guest, wonky, ludlow, and coupon and maybe 3 sets of base cards) for $150 each week. Many of us would go for that and would cut down the tremendous amount of shipping waste in purchasing 10 packs. Iíve got enough card holders, boxes and bubble wrap to start my own store.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 28, 2020, 06:24:02 AM
Iíve said this before, but I wish Topps would drop the charade and just offer a master set (1 of each guest, wonky, ludlow, and coupon and maybe 3 sets of base cards) for $150 each week. Many of us would go for that and would cut down the tremendous amount of shipping waste in purchasing 10 packs. Iíve got enough card holders, boxes and bubble wrap to start my own store.

So you're saying those who spend $150 weekly would get all 5 Luds, all 5 coupons, 1 wonky, 1 GA and 3 base sets? What would the rest of us get who only spend $15 a week and are on a limited budget?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 28, 2020, 06:38:08 AM
Iíve got enough card holders, boxes and bubble wrap to start my own store.

I suggested early on that we have a contest for building sculptures with the card boxes that Topps sends.  I'm only buying one pack a week, but between that and the on demand cards from a couple of years ago, I've probably got about 50 of them.  That's not really enough to build anything impressive, but I can imagine that you 10-pack or more buyers could build your own version of the Eiffel Tower by now.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 28, 2020, 09:14:42 AM
The creature is behind the GPK set as well so don't worry it's not something that connects to WPs and something you have to buy with the WPs. GPK comes out on Tuesday, WP on Wednesday so...it's "behind" them...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 28, 2020, 10:56:38 AM
No Uglys lurking with the GPKs. Guess they were forgotten.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 28, 2020, 11:46:22 AM
No Uglys lurking with the GPKs. Guess they were forgotten.

They had the creature behind this past week's GPKs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 28, 2020, 12:01:42 PM
They had the creature behind this past week's GPKs.
Ah, never saw it on the main topps page, but I do see it now tucked in with last weeks set

(https://i.postimg.cc/Ny7BSVTq/9-B5-C322-D-BC54-4-B6-A-87-B6-38-DF0-F500735.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ny7BSVTq)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on July 28, 2020, 02:09:16 PM
So you're saying those who spend $150 weekly would get all 5 Luds, all 5 coupons, 1 wonky, 1 GA and 3 base sets? What would the rest of us get who only spend $15 a week and are on a limited budget?

The same as before, I just mean make a master set an option.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on July 28, 2020, 02:51:12 PM
One question: do these Wackys only come in red Ludlows?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 28, 2020, 04:43:41 PM
The creature is behind the GPK set as well so don't worry it's not something that connects to WPs and something you have to buy with the WPs. GPK comes out on Tuesday, WP on Wednesday so...it's "behind" them...

So.... maybe a Thursday release?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 28, 2020, 04:45:07 PM
And still no Tuesday wacky preview on the Facebook page...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 28, 2020, 07:19:29 PM
Topps June - week 2 - still waiting....

BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   4:20 PM   Delivery exception
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   4:10 PM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   11:37 AM   Out for delivery
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 27, 2020   11:26 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
OAKLAND, CA, US   Jul 26, 2020   2:42 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
OAKLAND, CA, US   Jul 26, 2020   1:18 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
OAKLAND, CA, US   Jul 26, 2020   1:16 AM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 23, 2020   3:22 PM   Returning package to shipper
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 23, 2020   12:37 PM   At U.S. Postal Service facility
BERKELEY, CA, US   Jul 22, 2020   2:10 PM   In transit

I feel for you.  I guess if I asked USPS where my package was, they could truthfully say it's unknown.


(https://i.postimg.cc/9Df1VVVg/Unknown.png) (https://postimg.cc/9Df1VVVg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on July 28, 2020, 08:56:09 PM
I feel for you.  I guess if I asked USPS where my package was, they could truthfully say it's unknown.


(https://i.postimg.cc/9Df1VVVg/Unknown.png) (https://postimg.cc/9Df1VVVg)

Actually, they finally arrived today! Both weeks at the same time - June Week 2 had a good range of backs, no dups, and 3 Wonkys and 2 GAs, June Week 3 HOWEVER - all coupon backs, no luds, 4 dup coupons!!!!! 3 Wonkys and 2 GAs...gawdd....
A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 29, 2020, 01:24:16 AM
Actually, they finally arrived today! Both weeks at the same time - June Week 2 had a good range of backs, no dups, and 3 Wonkys and 2 GAs, June Week 3 HOWEVER - all coupon backs, no luds, 4 dup coupons!!!!! 3 Wonkys and 2 GAs...gawdd....
A

Yikes on Week 3!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 29, 2020, 10:29:18 AM
Here's my two for this week. Sore Boy is from an old rough Jay and I worked on together. Gang Scouts was a rough I had submitted along with Ghoul Scouts but a different cookie flavor. Both were updated to the newest packaging from the old roughs.


(https://i.postimg.cc/grq4yHrT/wp-weeklygangscoutsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grq4yHrT)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SJgr3Q6L/wp-weeklysoreboyfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJgr3Q6L)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 29, 2020, 10:39:48 AM
Now posted on topps

Guest Artist Chris Meeks

And now with W A C K Y Monster Initial backs !

(https://i.postimg.cc/D4W50k5D/A8342689-CD39-4835-A0-B7-CAB0-E4149-ED9.png) (https://postimg.cc/D4W50k5D)

 https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-5.html (https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-july-week-5.html)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 29, 2020, 11:45:20 AM
So are the wacky monster backs an additional back or do they replace another back?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 29, 2020, 12:03:11 PM
So are the wacky monster backs an additional back or do they replace another back?
Replaces the basic puzzle back. (My take on it)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 29, 2020, 12:19:17 PM
I guess that makes sense rather than having a 4-piece puzzle.  I'm assuming there's still a checklist on the back of one even though I didn't see it. 

So I wonder if there are five different back variations for base each sticker, or is it one per back and no checklist? 

Topps isn't saying:

Configuration

ē 5 base stickers
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week

Subject List

ē21 Tattootsie Roll
ē22 Sun Chimps
ē 23 Gang Scouts
ē 24 Sore Boy
ē 25 Neck L Nip
ēWonky: Cyclop Sikle
ē Guest Artist of the Week: Viceine - by Chris Meeks

ē W-A-C-K-Y sticker backs!

I guess we'll just have to wait about 6-8 weeks to see.  Ah, that brings back memories of all the TV commercials that always said it would take 6-8 weeks for delivery.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on July 29, 2020, 12:27:05 PM
I guess that makes sense rather than having a 4-piece puzzle.  I'm assuming there's still a checklist on the back of one even though I didn't see it. 

So I wonder if there are five different back variations for base each sticker, or is it one per back and no checklist? 

Topps isn't saying:

Configuration

ē 5 base stickers
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wonky Packages OR Guest Artist of the Week

Subject List

ē21 Tattootsie Roll
ē22 Sun Chimps
ē 23 Gang Scouts
ē 24 Sore Boy
ē 25 Neck L Nip
ēWonky: Cyclop Sikle
ē Guest Artist of the Week: Viceine - by Chris Meeks

ē W-A-C-K-Y sticker backs!

I guess we'll just have to wait about 6-8 weeks to see.  Ah, that brings back memories of all the TV commercials that always said it would take 6-8 weeks for delivery.

What does Neck-L-Nip spoof?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 29, 2020, 12:51:47 PM
Replaces the basic puzzle back. (My take on it)

That would make sense!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 29, 2020, 01:16:56 PM
What does Neck-L-Nip spoof?

Nik L Nip

(https://i.postimg.cc/21zz3RH4/ypqSAr2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21zz3RH4)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 29, 2020, 01:39:45 PM
That would make sense!

Yep, that's correct!

Besides the Wacky Initials, here's my contributions to July, Week 5:

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y/WP12-TATTOO.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw/WP-Cyclop.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tic_Toc on July 29, 2020, 01:55:53 PM
Yep, that's correct!

Besides the Wacky Initials, here's my contributions to July, Week 5:

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y/WP12-TATTOO.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw/WP-Cyclop.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw)

The Monster Initials backs are AWESOME! I bought an extra set just so I could have that group as the lead-in display page for my weekly series binder! Also loved the Cyclops concept - better than the original!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 29, 2020, 02:23:09 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y/WP12-TATTOO.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y)
Hmmmmm. Those knuckles look like they have an N-E-I on them. Wonder what letterís on the 4th knuckle? ;D
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on July 29, 2020, 02:24:18 PM
Yep, that's correct!

Besides the Wacky Initials, here's my contributions to July, Week 5:

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y/WP12-TATTOO.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw/WP-Cyclop.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw)

Fantastic as always. Those wacky backs will look good with the Mars Attacks Uprising ones from the Kickstarter set!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on July 29, 2020, 02:25:02 PM
Hmmmmm. Those knuckles look like they have an N-E-I on them. Wonder what letterís on the 4th knuckle? ;D
L if I'd know.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 29, 2020, 02:37:04 PM
I love the Mom tattoo too.  You should've made it say "Mother" and then hidden the "er" beneath the packaging so it would resemble Bart Simpson's interrupted tattoo.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on July 29, 2020, 03:48:22 PM
I guess that makes sense rather than having a 4-piece puzzle.  I'm assuming there's still a checklist on the back of one even though I didn't see it. 



Wait, wouldn't the Wacky Initials have to be on all 5 backs, meaning no checklist?  I really like the Wacky Initials and wouldn't want to get only 1.  But I also like the checklists.  Either way, it looks like a great set, but I do wish we could get all 5 WI backs as well as a checklist.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Gurgle on July 29, 2020, 05:25:34 PM
These are great titles!

Yep, that's correct!

Besides the Wacky Initials, here's my contributions to July, Week 5:

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y/WP12-TATTOO.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw/WP-Cyclop.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on July 29, 2020, 08:16:57 PM
Yep, that's correct!

Besides the Wacky Initials, here's my contributions to July, Week 5:

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y/WP12-TATTOO.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjPWqk0y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw/WP-Cyclop.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrD8X2Qw)

At first I thought there were two Wonkys this week. Tattootsie Roll reminded me of Footsie Roll at first.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on July 29, 2020, 09:13:07 PM
Nik L Nip

(https://i.postimg.cc/21zz3RH4/ypqSAr2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21zz3RH4)
As a kid I used to buy these in a tube format.  You got five tubes about the same shape and size as cigarettes, joined together with wax but in a way that you could pull them apart and drink/chew each tube separately.  There was also a little sticker card in each pack, with a corny little graphic, in red and blue ink I believe.  Maybe called Slurpees, not sure.  I also remember the bottles being sold loose as penny candy.  The pack you see here is the only way theyíre still made today that Iíve seen, but Iíve only found them in a store that specializes in nostalgia candy.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hostile_Thinkies on July 29, 2020, 10:12:15 PM
The two titles by slamjim are fantastic! Congratulations on your fine work. They are just perfect.

Joe 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 30, 2020, 02:36:46 AM
As a kid I used to buy these in a tube format.  You got five tubes about the same shape and size as cigarettes, joined together with wax but in a way that you could pull them apart and drink/chew each tube separately.  There was also a little sticker card in each pack, with a corny little graphic, in red and blue ink I believe.  Maybe called Slurpees, not sure.  I also remember the bottles being sold loose as penny candy.  The pack you see here is the only way theyíre still made today that Iíve seen, but Iíve only found them in a store that specializes in nostalgia candy.

Maybe Sippies?  I found these on the web:
https://nuts.com/chocolatessweets/old-time-candy/wax-bottles.html?msclkid=3befe5a0fe7b13c29e4fba826a194fd7&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BPA%20-%20Items%20-%20Chocolates%20%26%20Sweets&utm_term=4580153131667401&utm_content=BPA%20Item%20-%20Hot%20Item%7C5775%7CNuts.com%7CChocolates%20%26%20Sweets%7C5-10%7CC%3A70 (https://nuts.com/chocolatessweets/old-time-candy/wax-bottles.html?msclkid=3befe5a0fe7b13c29e4fba826a194fd7&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BPA%20-%20Items%20-%20Chocolates%20%26%20Sweets&utm_term=4580153131667401&utm_content=BPA%20Item%20-%20Hot%20Item%7C5775%7CNuts.com%7CChocolates%20%26%20Sweets%7C5-10%7CC%3A70)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on July 30, 2020, 03:37:18 AM
As a kid I used to buy these in a tube format.  You got five tubes about the same shape and size as cigarettes, joined together with wax but in a way that you could pull them apart and drink/chew each tube separately.  There was also a little sticker card in each pack, with a corny little graphic, in red and blue ink I believe.  Maybe called Slurpees, not sure.  I also remember the bottles being sold loose as penny candy.  The pack you see here is the only way theyíre still made today that Iíve seen, but Iíve only found them in a store that specializes in nostalgia candy.

I think you nailed it.. they were called Slurpys...


(https://i.postimg.cc/PNN6Ght3/4-D43-BA0-E-60-B3-4768-9776-3-B2-B7-F7-B3107.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNN6Ght3)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 30, 2020, 04:51:30 AM
I love the Mom tattoo too.  You should've made it say "Mother" and then hidden the "er" beneath the packaging so it would resemble Bart Simpson's interrupted tattoo.

I have to admit I haven't watched the Simpsons in years, but that sounds like it would've been really funny! Do you have a screen shot of Bart's tattoo?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 30, 2020, 05:31:00 AM
I have to admit I haven't watched the Simpsons in years, but that sounds like it would've been really funny! Do you have a screen shot of Bart's tattoo?

(https://i.postimg.cc/Xp8N2ZRM/Bart-tattoo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Xp8N2ZRM)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 30, 2020, 06:57:34 AM
I haven't watched The Simpsons in years either.  I seem to remember Marge asking Bart after pulling him out of the tattoo chair, "is that what you wanted it to say, 'Moth'."  I used to think The Simpsons was the funniest show on TV, but then it either got childish or I matured.  My all-time favorite was in season 1 when they paid  Dr. Marvin Monroe $250 for family harmony - "nice hair, Mom!"  I really can't watch it anymore.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 30, 2020, 07:33:49 AM
July week 4 sales of 755

Significant drop. Possibly due to how much easier itís turned out to get the Wonky cards?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on July 30, 2020, 10:26:24 AM
July week 4 sales of 755

Significant drop. Possibly due to how much easier itís turned out to get the Wonky cards?

Buyer fatigue, IMO.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on July 30, 2020, 12:27:28 PM
Quote
Possibly due to how much easier itís turned out to get the Wonky cards?
Buyer fatigue, IMO.
Pat just ordered less?  :P
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 30, 2020, 12:48:12 PM
July week 4 sales of 755

Significant drop. Possibly due to how much easier itís turned out to get the Wonky cards?

I did notice they took the WP image off  the front Topps page a few days earlier. Bumped for extra baseball card stuff. Maybe that hurt a little.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on July 30, 2020, 12:58:02 PM
Or maybe all of those eBay sellers aren't getting buyers, so they've stopped buying - or moved to the minis instead.  I would bet most of us on the forum are still buying what we've always been buying. 

Honestly I think 755 is a pretty high number given the prices.  Hank Aaron would agree, but maybe not Barry Bonds.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on July 30, 2020, 01:15:44 PM
Or maybe all of those eBay sellers aren't getting buyers, so they've stopped buying - or moved to the minis instead.  I would bet most of us on the forum are still buying what we've always been buying. 

Honestly I think 755 is a pretty high number given the prices.  Hank Aaron would agree, but maybe not Barry Bonds.

The GPK weekly sets are around 450 so it's still a fantastic number. I'm sure Topps would have been happy with 450 consistently.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 30, 2020, 01:42:50 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Xp8N2ZRM/Bart-tattoo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Xp8N2ZRM)

Ha! That's great! Thanks for posting
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 30, 2020, 02:10:46 PM
Pat just ordered less?  :P

I most certainly don't account for the entire difference, but I've cut down since July Week 2.  So many people don't want to buy the singles if they can trade, which I totally understand.  But, I can't spend for postage to trade for stickers I don't need or want, and am tripping over excess Wackys.  This is not something a non-dealer like me should have attempted  :-\    I shall not make this mistake again.

Might cut down further for August, will wait and see what next week's offering includes.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on July 30, 2020, 04:23:37 PM
Maybe Sippies?  I found these on the web:
https://nuts.com/chocolatessweets/old-time-candy/wax-bottles.html?msclkid=3befe5a0fe7b13c29e4fba826a194fd7&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BPA%20-%20Items%20-%20Chocolates%20%26%20Sweets&utm_term=4580153131667401&utm_content=BPA%20Item%20-%20Hot%20Item%7C5775%7CNuts.com%7CChocolates%20%26%20Sweets%7C5-10%7CC%3A70 (https://nuts.com/chocolatessweets/old-time-candy/wax-bottles.html?msclkid=3befe5a0fe7b13c29e4fba826a194fd7&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BPA%20-%20Items%20-%20Chocolates%20%26%20Sweets&utm_term=4580153131667401&utm_content=BPA%20Item%20-%20Hot%20Item%7C5775%7CNuts.com%7CChocolates%20%26%20Sweets%7C5-10%7CC%3A70)
Yes, thatís what I remember the loose bottles looking like.  Never really had a name for them except Ďwax bottles.í  As for the other image that Scoot posted, the shorter group of tubes on the right looks like an exact match in terms of size, but the cello graphics look different.  I think the items shown are from before my time.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: JasonLiebig on July 30, 2020, 04:25:37 PM
I think you nailed it.. they were called Slurpys...


(https://i.postimg.cc/PNN6Ght3/4-D43-BA0-E-60-B3-4768-9776-3-B2-B7-F7-B3107.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNN6Ght3)

Yeah, that's one of my archival scans.  I've documented the whole Glenn Confections / W&F Wax stuff via my Flickr and CollectingCandy.com

Here's another:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/7538093660/
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on July 30, 2020, 04:29:17 PM
Yeah, that's one of my archival scans.  I've documented the whole Glenn Confections / W&F Wax stuff via my Flickr and CollectingCandy.com

Here's another:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/7538093660/
Jason - your candy siteís been quiet for a long time.  Have you shown everything there is to show, got bored with it, or just busy with other pursuits?  Just wondering.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: JasonLiebig on July 30, 2020, 04:29:50 PM
Here's a decent dive I did on the subject matter some years back. 

Nik-L-Nip and other Wondrous & Weird Waxy Candy!
http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=5104

If you want to have a chuckle, look at the Nik-L-Nip header graphic I created for that article and then Google "vintage Nik-L-Nip" and count up how many people have used it.  No, don't actually do that.  But, it's pretty much all of them. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: JasonLiebig on July 30, 2020, 04:37:29 PM
Jason - your candy siteís been quiet for a long time.  Have you shown everything there is to show, got bored with it, or just busy with other pursuits?  Just wondering.

Good question.  I still intend to add new content up there, and actually did a bunch of work toward a new post on flavored candy cigarettes over the past few weeks that I intend to create and post up soon.  But in many ways, it has become a bit of a legacy site, just not a dead legacy site. 

I did get to the point where each article was taking more and more time, where it would be days and days of scanning, processing and so on, to put something together.  My desire to create complete editorial packages just demanded more from me, and at a point, I had less time to focus on that part of it.  That alone wasn't the reason for the slowdown, though.  Part of it was the year that I was working on the Cooking Channel show/pilot.  That sort of took my eye off the site, and I was enjoying a much more casual ability to share things via instagram, without nearly the "complete editorial package" demands part of it. 

And, there are some things that I could blast out upon the site, that I've sort of been saving for my first book.  Which I had had a number of meetings on, before the pandemic hit. 

As for running out of things, no, nowhere near running out of things to put up there.  I've got years of content, but it's priorities and time and a bit of editorial strategy, too.  I've got SOO much material now that's never been seen anywhere, it's crazy.  But I'll keep getting back to it.  I still have a bunch of work to do on WishbookWeb.com that I want to do this year, and believe it or not, I've actually been really busy lately.  So I keep on doing what I'm doing and keep up seeking out the stories that no one else has documented and so on.

Long answer, I know...  Sorry.  :-)  But thanks for asking. 

J



Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on July 30, 2020, 05:43:24 PM
No apology necessary!  On the contrary, the in-depth response is much appreciated, as itís now clear thereís more good stuff to come.  Hope that book you mentioned is chock full of the same stuff youíve featured on your site.  BTW, the Big Buddy gum feature absolutely blew me away!  Did you actually obtain all those boxes and wrapper shown?  Had no idea it was even made in all those flavors.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: JasonLiebig on July 30, 2020, 10:13:59 PM
No apology necessary!  On the contrary, the in-depth response is much appreciated, as itís now clear thereís more good stuff to come.  Hope that book you mentioned is chock full of the same stuff youíve featured on your site.  BTW, the Big Buddy gum feature absolutely blew me away!  Did you actually obtain all those boxes and wrapper shown?  Had no idea it was even made in all those flavors.

Ah, thanks.  Yeah, the Bazooka Big Buddy was a decade of hunting in the making.  I do have all of the wrappers and boxes featured in the piece in my archives here.  And they come from all over the place. Some from European and Eastern European collectors, some from the personal files of the former owner of Philadelphia Chewing Gum.  And other pieces from random spots.  Oddly, none from Topps Vault. 

Suffice it to say, those are every Big Buddy piece I've encountered in all of those years, and I managed to get them all.  Like you, I was surprised a few times along the way, as the brand was almost entirely undocumented when I started.  It was a fun fun journey.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on July 31, 2020, 07:34:21 AM
I just got my July Week 2 shipping notice.  I believe that was my last huge order.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on July 31, 2020, 11:03:56 AM
Hmmmmm. Those knuckles look like they have an N-E-I on them. Wonder what letterís on the 4th knuckle? ;D

Me too ;)!  I'm seriously considering getting a tattoo with Tattootsie Roll on it!  But maybe I should change the "mom' to "moth" as a homage to Bart's tattoo? Something to think about...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on July 31, 2020, 05:31:31 PM
Just want to say thanks to everyone involved with these sets.  They are way above an beyond ANS imho.  Keep up the good work.  Really enjoying them!  :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 03, 2020, 09:06:14 AM
Got my July Week 2 sets today.  Even distribution of Wonkys and Guest Artists.  Coupons were all with Wonkys, ludlows with the artist cards.  Collation not too shabby.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 03, 2020, 10:40:55 AM
Got my July Week 2 sets today.  Even distribution of Wonkys and Guest Artists.  Coupons were all with Wonkys, ludlows with the artist cards.  Collation not too shabby.

I agree collation was ok, but got two Vlasick ludlows and no Death Ludlow. Coupons, artist cards and Wonkys were fine.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 03, 2020, 04:03:41 PM
July week 2 arrived, and first time I did not get an even distribution of wonky and GAs. Got one less Wonky, and one over on the GA.
Which of course affected how many coupons and luds I got.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Tie Boot Tea on August 04, 2020, 07:42:18 AM
It's quite clear now that the two rare Wonkys (Crumbs and Clumsy) are really rare.  Does anyone have a good estimate as to how many were produced in the set?  Are these two cards now two of the rarest Wackies?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 04, 2020, 09:31:22 AM
August Week 1 sneak peek

 https://i.postimg.cc/gJffz9dC/01496138-4-F80-4-EB2-BFF9-80932-DFE4175.jpg (https://i.postimg.cc/gJffz9dC/01496138-4-F80-4-EB2-BFF9-80932-DFE4175.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 04, 2020, 09:55:03 AM
It's quite clear now that the two rare Wonkys (Crumbs and Clumsy) are really rare.  Does anyone have a good estimate as to how many were produced in the set?  Are these two cards now two of the rarest Wackies?
Most reports were that they showed up in 1 out of 10 packs. (Was that ratio for me)

Looking at the print runs (745, 739), that indicates about 74 for each.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 04, 2020, 10:17:18 AM
Most reports were that they showed up in 1 out of 10 packs. (Was that ratio for me)

Looking at the print runs (745, 739), that indicates about 74 for each.

Week 2 I got just 3 Wonkys out of 40 packs.......
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 04, 2020, 11:58:44 AM
August Week 1 sneak peek

 https://i.postimg.cc/gJffz9dC/01496138-4-F80-4-EB2-BFF9-80932-DFE4175.jpg (https://i.postimg.cc/gJffz9dC/01496138-4-F80-4-EB2-BFF9-80932-DFE4175.jpg)

Nice! How do you locate the large images for these? The one on Facebook isn't as nice as the one you post here.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on August 04, 2020, 01:36:18 PM
Nice! How do you locate the large images for these? The one on Facebook isn't as nice as the one you post here.

I can't answer for Patrick as to his source but on Tuesdays a good quality image is posted on the "Wacky Packages and More" Facebook page by David Tanny.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 04, 2020, 01:37:42 PM
Nice! How do you locate the large images for these? The one on Facebook isn't as nice as the one you post here.
that's actually just a copy of what's on the Topps' Wacky Packages Facebook page, so I'm not sure of the difference you're seeing
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 04, 2020, 03:36:40 PM
that's actually just a copy of what's on the Topps' Wacky Packages Facebook page, so I'm not sure of the difference you're seeing

That's strange. When I download that same image from Topps Facebook page, the file size is small and around 88k. The one you post is larger and well over 200k. So I'm not sure how you access the better image. Facebook compresses images and videos people post too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 04, 2020, 03:48:18 PM
that's actually just a copy of what's on the Topps' Wacky Packages Facebook page, so I'm not sure of the difference you're seeing

That's a pretty cool facebook page! Looks updated regularly as well. How many forum members here are on there?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on August 04, 2020, 04:44:05 PM
Week 2 I got just 3 Wonkys out of 40 packs.......

The past few weeks (six ish) have changed the odds considerably for me. 1 Wonky out of 3 and the other two are the artists cards (from the week those were inserted).
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 04, 2020, 04:56:06 PM
The past few weeks (six ish) have changed the odds considerably for me. 1 Wonky out of 3 and the other two are the artists cards (from the week those were inserted).

Topps changed everything in June and July, so what you received the last few weeks was correct.  However, they completely screwed up June Week 1, so those WP1 and GA1 stickers are likely scarcer.  But in May, for both Weeks 2 and 3 I got only 3 Wonkys out of 40 packs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on August 04, 2020, 06:01:36 PM
great preview image, looks like the work of our very own Neil, if I'm not mistaken?

I can't stop cracking up with the arm holding out a fiddle for the woman, awesome!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on August 05, 2020, 04:44:53 AM
why do I keep saying "fiddle," I'm sure it's a violin, as if "play me violin music in the background, while I kvetch, etc."
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 05, 2020, 08:20:52 AM
Wacky Packages August week 1 is live. Looks like no Wonky. Replaced with wacky initials.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 05, 2020, 08:24:01 AM
https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-august-week-1.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 05, 2020, 09:14:56 AM
Guest Artist is Pat Chaimuang
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 05, 2020, 10:06:40 AM
Wacky Packages August week 1 is live. Looks like no Wonky. Replaced with wacky initials.

So these Wacky Initials are going to be 2 to a card, making them half the size of the ones in July Week 5?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 05, 2020, 10:15:38 AM
So these Wacky Initials are going to be 2 to a card, making them half the size of the ones in July Week 5?
Yes...
But at least theyíll total 9 cards and fit on a single page 😁
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 05, 2020, 10:29:38 AM
Yes...
But at least theyíll total 9 cards and fit on a single page 😁

And then there will be a checklist to mess up the next page.  And I just don't understand why they can't get the orientations to be consistent.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on August 05, 2020, 02:34:23 PM
Just want to say thanks to everyone involved with these sets.  They are way above an beyond ANS imho.  Keep up the good work.  Really enjoying them!  :great:

Thanks! Appreciate it!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on August 05, 2020, 02:34:53 PM
Here's my new card for the week: Players Peanuts

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs/wp-weeklyplayersfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 05, 2020, 03:27:37 PM
Here's my new card for the week: Players Peanuts

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs/wp-weeklyplayersfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs)

Great looking card! Hey David! Think you could convince Topps to make a binder for each of the monthly sets?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on August 05, 2020, 04:49:35 PM
So the Wonky's are done. That means the set with the First 4 from the Comics totals 17 cards.   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on August 05, 2020, 05:34:58 PM
Here's my new card for the week: Players Peanuts

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs/wp-weeklyplayersfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs)

Excellent sticker!  Love it!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 05, 2020, 07:20:15 PM
So the Wonky's are done. That means the set with the First 4 from the Comics totals 17 cards.

Definitely not done. Keep those binder pages open.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 05, 2020, 07:27:20 PM
Definitely not done. Keep those binder pages open.

Now if only we had a binder to keep those pages in.......🤔
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 05, 2020, 07:40:35 PM
July week 5:  784

Another nice sales run
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 06, 2020, 01:54:24 AM
Great looking card! Hey David! Think you could convince Topps to make a binder for each of the monthly sets?

Maybe a generic Weekly binder; even putting puzzles in separately, I only have 8 pages for May and 9 for June.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on August 06, 2020, 02:50:00 AM
Definitely not done. Keep those binder pages open.

Thanks for the intel!  Wonkys live on.....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 06, 2020, 05:33:46 AM
great preview image, looks like the work of our very own Neil, if I'm not mistaken?
I can't stop cracking up with the arm holding out a fiddle for the woman, awesome!

Glad you like it! By the way, if the character in the art seems familiar, it's supposed to be a nod to the 6th series title, "Sneer"
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 06, 2020, 05:53:34 AM
Here's my new card for the week: Players Peanuts

(https://i.postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs/wp-weeklyplayersfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGYNg8Vs)

I love parodies like this where there is lots of details inside the glass. Love the joke, the artistry and colors. Among my DG favorites of all time, up there with JIP peanut butter!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on August 06, 2020, 01:29:56 PM

And, there are some things that I could blast out upon the site, that I've sort of been saving for my first book.  Which I had had a number of meetings on, before the pandemic hit. 

J

That sounds exciting.  I'll look forward to learning/hearing more about it when the time is right.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on August 07, 2020, 07:17:31 AM
Since the Wacky Weekly series is having current a Wacky Initials subset, how about for a future Wacky Weekly subset Wacky Packages characters in the style of Mars Attacks or Wacky Packages characters in the style of Hollywood Zombies?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 07, 2020, 10:32:57 AM
Since the Wacky Weekly series is having current a Wacky Initials subset, how about for a futre Wacky Weekly subset Wacky Packages characters in the style of Mars Attacks or Wacky Packages characters in the style of Hollywood Zombies?

(https://i.postimg.cc/2qmjYZdh/C2M.gif) (https://postimg.cc/2qmjYZdh)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 10, 2020, 06:48:03 AM
Got a ship notice for week 3 finally
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 10, 2020, 03:54:57 PM
Will the 2nd checklist from the July sets (week 4) also have the cards from the 5th week on it? Not sure if this question has already been answered?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 12, 2020, 10:30:01 AM
Week 2 now up

Guest Artist Dustin Graham

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-august-week-2.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on August 12, 2020, 11:14:16 AM
Here's mine for the week: IONS Radioactive Dog Food


(https://i.postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk/wp-weeklyionsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 12, 2020, 12:56:25 PM
Here's mine for the week: IONS Radioactive Dog Food


(https://i.postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk/wp-weeklyionsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk)

Fun looking card, David! Do you know if the 2nd checklist from the July series will include the week 5 cards as well?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 12, 2020, 02:37:34 PM
August Week 1 had a print run of 715.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on August 12, 2020, 03:22:53 PM
It says that an August Week 2 pack includes either a wonky or an artist card, which is different from the previous week....I assume that's an error?

I see there's a July Week 5 checklist too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 12, 2020, 03:30:52 PM
It says that an August Week 2 pack includes either a wonky or an artist card, which is different from the previous week....I assume that's an error?

I see there's a July Week 5 checklist too.

Where do you see the July week 5 checklist? :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 12, 2020, 03:33:19 PM
It says that an August Week 2 pack includes either a wonky or an artist card, which is different from the previous week....I assume that's an error?

I see there's a July Week 5 checklist too.

I already ordered, and now I'm confused again.  I thought Wonkys were stopped for the month and replaced by initials.  And, putting a July checklist in an August set is asinine.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 12, 2020, 03:35:23 PM
It says that an August Week 2 pack includes either a wonky or an artist card, which is different from the previous week....I assume that's an error?

I see there's a July Week 5 checklist too.

I see it now. Wasnít there this morning:)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 13, 2020, 03:45:20 AM
The August Week 2 listing is frustrating as hell.  A Wonky is mentioned in the Configuration, but not in the Subject List, and is not shown in the Gallery.  Initials are mentioned in the Subject List, but not in the Configuration, and that sticker is shown in the Gallery.  It says "Each Set contains (7) stickers - 5 base PLUS 2/3 chase stickers PLUS Checklist Card!" which in my world adds up to 8

Can one of the artists here PLEASE get Topps to clarify before the ordering window ends??

I bought 20 of the July Week 5 sets, and cut down to 10 for August.  Now, to get checklists for all of my July Week 5 sets, I have to shell out another $150 on 10 more August Week 2 sets I don't want?  I call BS!  If they realized they made a mistake by not including a checklist in the July Week 5 set, they should send us the July Week 5 checklists that should have been included in those sets we already paid for.  Of course, I'm still waiting for my "replacement" Wonkys and Guest Artists stickers from June Week 1.........
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 13, 2020, 05:45:01 AM
Here's mine for the week: IONS Radioactive Dog Food


(https://i.postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk/wp-weeklyionsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk)

Nice job! When I look at this bag and those radioactive vegetables, it reminds me of my favorite episode of Gilligan's Island, where a crate of radioactive seeds floats ashore, and they develop super powers from these vegetables they grew.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 13, 2020, 06:24:26 AM
The August Week 2 listing is frustrating as hell.  A Wonky is mentioned in the Configuration, but not in the Subject List, and is not shown in the Gallery.  Initials are mentioned in the Subject List, but not in the Configuration, and that sticker is shown in the Gallery.  It says "Each Set contains (7) stickers - 5 base PLUS 2/3 chase stickers PLUS Checklist Card!" which in my world adds up to 8

Can one of the artists here PLEASE get Topps to clarify before the ordering window ends??

I bought 20 of the July Week 5 sets, and cut down to 10 for August.  Now, to get checklists for all of my July Week 5 sets, I have to shell out another $150 on 10 more August Week 2 sets I don't want?  I call BS!  If they realized they made a mistake by not including a checklist in the July Week 5 set, they should send us the July Week 5 checklists that should have been included in those sets we already paid for.  Of course, I'm still waiting for my "replacement" Wonkys and Guest Artists stickers from June Week 1.........

Maybe they will print and get the July checklist in the July week 5 sets when those ship. It's not too late.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on August 13, 2020, 08:56:13 AM
Maybe they will print and get the July checklist in the July week 5 sets when those ship. It's not too late.

Iím really hoping this is the case. I posted this question a few times in this thread over the past week and it went unanswered. It makes no sense for the checklist to come with the August set. To be honest there shouldnít be a 3rd checklist. It should be combined on the 2nd July checklist. Just reduce the font size. Pretty easy to do....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on August 13, 2020, 09:44:19 AM
Here's mine for the week: IONS Radioactive Dog Food


(https://i.postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk/wp-weeklyionsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDQbkDbk)
Love that one! All the dog needs, imo, is one more head with one eye and he'd be a cyclopean version of Cerberus, the three-headed, dragon-tailed watchdog of the gates of Hades!

Never even occurred to you, did it?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jeffcaff on August 13, 2020, 11:00:32 AM
I believe that the July Week 5 checklist will be on the back side of the CK initials card.   I think the initials header was on the back side of the PA initial card from Week 1 August.  Just a guess.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on August 13, 2020, 03:07:08 PM
I already ordered, and now I'm confused again.  I thought Wonkys were stopped for the month and replaced by initials.  And, putting a July checklist in an August set is asinine.

Looks like it has been corrected...NO WONKYS:

Configuration

ē 5 base stickers
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wacky Initials OR Guest Artist of the Week
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 13, 2020, 06:37:57 PM
Looks like it has been corrected...NO WONKYS:

Configuration

ē 5 base stickers
ē 2 chase stickers - (1) Red Ludlow Back OR Coupon Back, (1) Wacky Initials OR Guest Artist of the Week

Still shows two checklists though - July and August
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 14, 2020, 10:29:39 AM
Did anyone get their July week 3 sets yet? The collation is not even. I bought the 10 set and (besides the 5 Wonkys and 5 Artist cards) I got only 7 different coupons or red ludlows: 4 coupon backs and 3 red ludlows. The remaining 3 were repeats. 

I took care of my missing coupon back already.
Not concerned about ludlows.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on August 14, 2020, 10:56:49 AM
I just looked on the Topps site, and my July week 2 order is supposed to be delivered today.  I always order one set on Wednesday right after it goes on sale, so they must be shipping the smaller orders later than the others.  I'm scheduled to get week 3 today too, so they must be combining the smaller orders.  Has anyone else experienced this?

So they arrived in two separate packages with tracking numbers that are very close to each other.  I don't see the purpose in shipping them at the same time in separate packages.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 14, 2020, 02:22:32 PM
Did anyone get their July week 3 sets yet? The collation is not even. I bought the 10 set and (besides the 5 Wonkys and 5 Artist cards) I got only 7 different coupons or red ludlows: 4 coupon backs and 3 red ludlows. The remaining 3 were repeats. 
my collation was pretty good, not perfect, but better than last week. At it had even Wonky/GAs this time.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 14, 2020, 03:03:20 PM
my collation was pretty good, not perfect, but better than last week. At it had even Wonky/GAs this time.

My Wonkys and GAs were even again, but my extras are not spread out.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on August 14, 2020, 03:18:28 PM
Similar here for July week 3 2020. Five Wonkys and Five  Guests but 1 dupe ludlow and 1 dupe coupon.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 14, 2020, 03:46:56 PM
My Wonkys and GAs were even again, but my extras are not spread out.

Why canít Topps get it right?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on August 15, 2020, 12:06:36 PM
Received my July week 3 set today.

Had a second set in the mailbox also so I thought what's going....turns out they finally sent me the June 3rd set I never received.  Lol that's strange.  And I had already bought a set from ebay thinking I'd never see the set I ordered.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on August 15, 2020, 06:29:36 PM
Why canít Topps get it right?

I have bought 10 packs every week since the beginning, and still have never gotten a "complete" weekly set. I'm always missing a coupon (or Lud) or two, while having doubles of other coupons (or Luds). $144 per week, and I still have to make trades or more purchases to complete each weekly set. It's maddening. I've tried to stay quiet and positive, but it's been happening every week for 3 months  :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 17, 2020, 10:25:00 AM
I have bought 10 packs every week since the beginning, and still have never gotten a "complete" weekly set. I'm always missing a coupon (or Lud) or two, while having doubles of other coupons (or Luds). $144 per week, and I still have to make trades or more purchases to complete each weekly set. It's maddening. I've tried to stay quiet and positive, but it's been happening every week for 3 months  :sad:

That was the point I was making.  We buy 10 sets In the hopes of completing the week and then we get doubles and still have to trade or buy the missing cards. That is why I collect all  the coupons and not all the red ludlows. Itís just too expensive. Whatever reds I get. So be it.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Alexeirex on August 17, 2020, 12:32:47 PM
I have bought 10 packs every week since the beginning, and still have never gotten a "complete" weekly set. I'm always missing a coupon (or Lud) or two, while having doubles of other coupons (or Luds). $144 per week, and I still have to make trades or more purchases to complete each weekly set. It's maddening. I've tried to stay quiet and positive, but it's been happening every week for 3 months  :sad:

I hear you - I'm giving up on these....I may give up on the minis too - so many dups yet no chasers even after I bought 2 boxes full....A
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on August 18, 2020, 02:35:43 PM
Next lineup is tomorrow, don't forget
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 19, 2020, 02:44:41 AM
Has anyone gotten a shipping notice for July Week 4?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 19, 2020, 03:49:15 AM
Has anyone gotten a shipping notice for July Week 4?

Nope.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on August 19, 2020, 05:19:23 AM
Just got my July Week 4 Shipping notice. Should ship today.

Andrew
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 19, 2020, 06:53:06 AM
Just got my July Week 4 Shipping notice. Should ship today.
Andrew
same here.
hopefully it will actually ship today. that's seems to be the case for these morning notices
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 19, 2020, 07:40:35 AM
same here.
hopefully it will actually ship today. that's seems to be the case for these morning notices

All I got was a rock  :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 19, 2020, 09:39:45 AM
All I got was a rock  :sad:

I actually got my shipping notice today after I posted earlier I had gotten nothing. Maybe youíll get your notice today as we live in the same state.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 19, 2020, 09:43:10 AM
Week 3 is up

Nice OS yellow pack shoutout in this one!

Guest artist:  Robert ĎFloydmaní Sumner

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-august-week-3.html?options=cart
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on August 19, 2020, 09:49:32 AM
I painted two for this week: 8-U-Up and Jerky Cat cat litter


(https://i.postimg.cc/YjXZYWjd/wp-weekly8uupfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjXZYWjd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/LqB0XqrB/wp-weeklyjerkycatfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqB0XqrB)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 19, 2020, 10:09:57 AM
Week 3 is up

Nice OS yellow pack shoutout in this one!

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-august-week-3.html?options=cart

Glad you like it! I was "hoppy" with the way it turned out ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on August 19, 2020, 10:12:13 AM
I painted two for this week: 8-U-Up and Jerky Cat cat litter


(https://i.postimg.cc/YjXZYWjd/wp-weekly8uupfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjXZYWjd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/LqB0XqrB/wp-weeklyjerkycatfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqB0XqrB)

I wonder what Jerky Cat spoofs, pauly states sarcasticlly.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 19, 2020, 12:03:55 PM
August week 2 at 734 sales.  Holding at the new level. Still crushing GPK, which is fantastic
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on August 19, 2020, 12:55:17 PM
Interestingly, an eBay only GPK set just sold 1937, the 2nd best selling GPK online set ever.  Is this the model of the  future?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 19, 2020, 12:57:35 PM
Interestingly, an eBay only GPK set just sold 1937, the 2nd best selling GPK online set ever.  Is this the model of the  future?

ebay-only set?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on August 19, 2020, 01:00:33 PM
Interestingly, an eBay only GPK set just sold 1937, the 2nd best selling GPK online set ever.  Is this the model of the  future?

Someone has been doing that with Wacky Packages for years (lost, variations).
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on August 19, 2020, 01:02:18 PM
I think this one is a great idea.  If only they'd used a wax pack instead of foil pack.  I'd love to see more like this -- maybe even all 5 one week.


(https://i.postimg.cc/mh0SY0nR/Hoppy-Packages.png) (https://postimg.cc/mh0SY0nR)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 19, 2020, 01:10:53 PM
I think this one is a great idea.  If only they'd used a wax pack instead of foil pack.  I'd love to see more like this -- maybe even all 5 one week.


(https://i.postimg.cc/mh0SY0nR/Hoppy-Packages.png) (https://postimg.cc/mh0SY0nR)

The foil wrapper matches better with all the newer Wacky Packages Wackys like Postcard Series 1.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on August 19, 2020, 02:17:07 PM
The foil wrapper matches better with all the newer Wacky Packages Wackys like Postcard Series 1.

I guess now it should've come in a clear box.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 19, 2020, 02:55:47 PM
  I'd love to see more like this -- maybe even all 5 one week.

so an all Wonky Packages set then?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 19, 2020, 04:16:54 PM
so an all Wonky Packages set then?

Don't tempt me ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on August 19, 2020, 06:29:50 PM
sounds interesting, what other sets or extras would be interesting?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 19, 2020, 06:38:19 PM
sounds interesting, what other sets or extras would be interesting?

how about a set of "Harris Packages"?!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on August 20, 2020, 04:43:59 AM
so an all Wonky Packages set then?

It has #12 on it, so it's not a Wonky is it? 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 20, 2020, 05:55:57 AM
It has #12 on it, so it's not a Wonky is it?

No, I think the intention was for a modern day ANS foil wrapper that pays homage to the vintage series wrapper. Just my guess.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 20, 2020, 12:09:59 PM
No, I think the intention was for a modern day ANS foil wrapper that pays homage to the vintage series wrapper. Just my guess.
That sounds about right!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 22, 2020, 10:14:16 AM
Are a lot of people here waiting to get their July Week 4 shipments? Not seeing a lot of them listed on eBay.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on August 22, 2020, 10:26:32 AM
I think Hoppy Packages is by far my most favorite of all the new weekly cards!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 22, 2020, 11:01:51 AM
I think Hoppy Packages is by far my most favorite of all the new weekly cards!

Richard
#StayWacky

You're much too kind Richard!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 23, 2020, 06:33:28 AM
Are a lot of people here waiting to get their July Week 4 shipments? Not seeing a lot of them listed on eBay.

I got mine yesterday evening. Collation stinks again. Only got 3 of 5 different coupon backs; 2 were repeat titles. I did get all 5 red ludlow backs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 23, 2020, 06:39:37 AM
Are a lot of people here waiting to get their July Week 4 shipments? Not seeing a lot of them listed on eBay.

Mine won't be here until tomorrow.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 23, 2020, 07:27:21 AM
I got mine yesterday evening. Collation stinks again. Only got 3 of 5 different coupon backs; 2 were repeat titles. I did get all 5 red ludlow backs.
got mine yesterday, and had the best collation I've received so far. It was just off by one Ludlow, which was the last pack I opened.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on August 25, 2020, 05:31:53 AM
Week 3 is up

Nice OS yellow pack shoutout in this one!

Guest artist:  Robert ĎFloydmaní Sumner

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-august-week-3.html?options=cart

Just did the pre-order August 2020 week #3.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on August 25, 2020, 05:41:29 AM
We were talking on a different thread recently about how Wacky Packages are like "time capsules" where the packaging style takes you back to a specific place in your memories. Just a few weeks ago Dave Gross gave us the awesome Pet Puffed marshmallows parody. Today, I visit one of my favorite graphic design websites, and Kraft is changing the Jet Puffed marshmallows packaging. While the update is fun, I find the words "Jet Puffed" not as prominent as they were on the previous packaging. Plus, they got rid of the Kraft logo.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TpWqWygj/jet-puffed-packaging-before-after.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TpWqWygj)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on August 25, 2020, 08:34:46 AM
We were talking on a different thread recently about how Wacky Packages are like "time capsules" where the packaging style takes you back to a specific place in your memories. Just a few weeks ago Dave Gross gave us the awesome Pet Puffed marshmallows parody. Today, I visit one of my favorite graphic design websites, and Kraft is changing the Jet Puffed marshmallows packaging. While the update is fun, I find the words "Jet Puffed" not as prominent as they were on the previous packaging. Plus, they got rid of the Kraft logo.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TpWqWygj/jet-puffed-packaging-before-after.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TpWqWygj)
I know what you mean. A little while back, Patrick (Fanatical and Sickly) told me that Quaker had removed its company logo from the Cap'n Crunch cereals.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 26, 2020, 10:49:12 AM
August Week 4 finally up

guest artist:  Jason Brower

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-august-week-4.html?options=cart
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on August 26, 2020, 10:56:28 AM
Here's my two this week. Back to one a week going forward. Scrappy is from a rough written by me and drawn by Jay.


(https://i.postimg.cc/xXh4Vhjx/wp-weeklyfloridasupernaturalfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xXh4Vhjx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9Rjgr97y/wp-weeklyscrappyfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9Rjgr97y)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on August 26, 2020, 11:10:54 AM
disregard.  I was able to order a set after trying again.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 26, 2020, 12:00:19 PM
the full set of Initials. pretty cool

Wormy Packages
Ajerx
Cap'n Crud
Koduck
Yubum

Plastered Peanuts
Awful Bits
Cover Ghoul
Kook-Aid
Achoo
Gadzooka
Evil Time
Shot Wheels

(https://i.postimg.cc/bN2pySQb/Wacky-Packages-Initials.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dserna on August 26, 2020, 12:04:56 PM
the full set of Initials. pretty cool

Wormy Packages
Ajerx
Cap'n Crud
Koduck
Yubum

Plastered Peanuts
Awful Bits
Cover Ghoul
Kook-Aid
Achoo
Gadzooka
Evil Time
Shot Wheels

(https://i.postimg.cc/bN2pySQb/Wacky-Packages-Initials.jpg)

Not to mention the awesome and stellar artwork by Neil! They look pretty impressive all together!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 26, 2020, 12:36:30 PM
Not to mention the awesome and stellar artwork by Neil! They look pretty impressive all together!

Thanks for the shout out! Maybe sometime down the road, I'll finish the rest of the alphabet! I think there's still 17 letters to do, lol!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on August 26, 2020, 02:39:45 PM
and where would that "X" letter come from? LOL

maybe use Exceedrin?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on August 26, 2020, 02:48:37 PM
and where would that "X" letter come from? LOL

maybe use Exceedrin?
No, I think it'd have to begin with an "X".

How about X-Ray-O-Vac? I know it's an Old School Wacky, but that's close enough for all practical purposes.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 27, 2020, 02:12:52 PM
August Week 3 sales:  699
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on August 27, 2020, 03:30:56 PM
Is fatigue setting in?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 27, 2020, 03:57:09 PM
Is fatigue setting in?

Wallet fatigue.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: FourRoses on August 27, 2020, 04:08:25 PM
Bummer with no Halloween cards this year but the weekly arrival of the online series helps out.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on August 27, 2020, 04:14:57 PM
Bummer with no Halloween cards this year but the weekly arrival of the online series helps out.

My take on this is that Topps will be producing a Halloween set this year.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 27, 2020, 05:03:51 PM
My take on this is that Topps will be producing a Halloween set this year.
And if there's not an actual set, the weekly ones could certainly 'go Halloween' for the whole month of October
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 27, 2020, 09:47:06 PM
Still no week #5 shipping notice, but I did just receive one for the Ugly stickers which were the same week
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hostile_Thinkies on August 28, 2020, 12:23:57 AM
Is fatigue setting in?

For me it has. I skipped one of the recent weekly releases for the first time.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on August 28, 2020, 08:47:22 AM
My take on this is that Topps will be producing a Halloween set this year.

Wouldn't that be a treat? ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on August 30, 2020, 07:54:45 AM
If anyone has a complete set of these Letters and would like to sell / trade, please let me know,

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bloodweiser_ontap on August 31, 2020, 08:57:33 AM
How many months have they done the weekly series?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on August 31, 2020, 09:02:08 AM
How many months have they done the weekly series?

Four now (May, June, July, August) with four releases each, except for July with five
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on August 31, 2020, 08:53:38 PM
They're starting to get really behind, still no July week 5 shipping notice.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 31, 2020, 09:21:14 PM
They're starting to get really behind, still no July week 5 shipping notice.
Just received a fedex shipping notice a few minutes ago

edit:  thought it was for July week 5, but it's actually for August Week 1
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 01, 2020, 12:20:53 AM
Just received my notice for July #5 a few minutes ago

I also received my notice around midnight.  I'm glad it's Fedex - I haven't gotten any regular mail since last Wednesday.   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 01, 2020, 01:34:18 AM
I also received my notice around midnight.  I'm glad it's Fedex - I haven't gotten any regular mail since last Wednesday.

I received my notice at 11:18 Pm (Eastern time).
The USPS routed an item I bought on eBay from St. Louis to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I live in NY. So I too am glad itís Fed Ex!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on September 01, 2020, 05:12:06 PM
Why did I just receive a shipping notice for August week 1 but no notice yet for July week 5 which was purchased at the same time as the Ugly stickers that I've already received???
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 01, 2020, 05:31:19 PM
Why did I just receive a shipping notice for August week 1 but no notice yet for July week 5 which was purchased at the same time as the Ugly stickers that I've already received???

Same here!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: rdsjnk on September 01, 2020, 05:32:43 PM
Same here!  :-\
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 01, 2020, 05:50:08 PM
Why did I just receive a shipping notice for August week 1 but no notice yet for July week 5 which was purchased at the same time as the Ugly stickers that I've already received???
just received my August Wk1 notice from Topps as well.
I thought my FedEx notice last night was for July Wk5, but looking at my Topps profile, July is still 'Processing'
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 02, 2020, 01:38:36 AM
Why did I just receive a shipping notice for August week 1 but no notice yet for July week 5 which was purchased at the same time as the Ugly stickers that I've already received???

Yes the shipping notice was for August week 1 and not July week 5.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 02, 2020, 01:54:15 AM
just received my August Wk1 notice from Topps as well.
I thought my FedEx notice last night was for July Wk5, but looking at my Topps profile, July is still 'Processing'

 >( >( >( >(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on September 02, 2020, 05:28:19 AM
Yeah, this is happening to everyone here.

Maybe we're actually getting July Week 5, and it's a system-wide inventory error on Topps end.

Why else would July week 5 be delayed?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 02, 2020, 05:40:18 AM
Yeah, this is happening to everyone here.

Maybe we're actually getting July Week 5, and it's a system-wide inventory error on Topps end.

Why else would July week 5 be delayed?

Maybe the change to Wacky initials sticker backs?   :-\

I checked my order number against the one listed in the shipping notice, and it corresponds to August Week 1.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 02, 2020, 08:56:05 AM
Maybe the artists can weigh in on this and speak to someone at Topps on our behalf. Thereís no point in us contacting Topps as they donít reply.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 02, 2020, 09:38:48 AM
I'll be honest, I'm so crazy busy every day with all the assignments I've not looked at or read anything here about deliveries or chase cards or any of that stuff. I've only been concerned about putting out a good card (or two) each week. If someone here wants to write a very specific note detailing whatever it is you all have an issue with with the sets so that it's crystal clear I will pass it on to them for you.

Also, let's talk about the actual cards in the sets as much as all the minutia. That's what the sets are about after all!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 02, 2020, 10:48:30 AM
I'll be honest, I'm so crazy busy every day with all the assignments I've not looked at or read anything here about deliveries or chase cards or any of that stuff. I've only been concerned about putting out a good card (or two) each week. If someone here wants to write a very specific note detailing whatever it is you all have an issue with with the sets so that it's crystal clear I will pass it on to them for you.

Also, let's talk about the actual cards in the sets as much as all the minutia. That's what the sets are about after all!

Hi David,

The only concern here was that many of us received our shipping notice for August week 1. We havenít received our shipping notice for July week 5. We were just looking for some clarification. We reach out to you the artist(s) from time to time as you seem to have a direct line to Topps. If we reach out directly to them our questions remain unanswered. Thank you for these sets and the artwork you contribute every week. I have no doubt youíre swamped these days. Thank you for all that youíve done to keep Wackies alive!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 02, 2020, 10:53:27 AM
September week one is LIVE. Looks pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on September 02, 2020, 10:53:58 AM
https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-september-week-1.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 02, 2020, 10:56:19 AM
I agree, it's the cards and titles and our beloved Wackys, that's what is more important.

Mail is slow everywhere, all my packages take forever,
and I'm in a major suburb outside of Boston,
but patience is a virtue, they're worth the extra delay.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 02, 2020, 10:59:22 AM
Hi David,

The only concern here was that many of us received our shipping notice for August week 1. We havenít received our shipping notice for July week 5. We were just looking for some clarification. We reach out to you the artist(s) from time to time as you seem to have a direct line to Topps. If we reach out directly to them our questions remain unanswered. Thank you for these sets and the artwork you contribute every week. I have no doubt youíre swamped these days. Thank you for all that youíve done to keep Wackies alive!

Just write me a clear message as if you are writing Topps with exactly the issues with all the shipping and any of the insert stuff. This way after I give it to them if they have comments I can know how respond. You can post it here and I'll cut and paste it into an email
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 02, 2020, 11:03:20 AM
Here's my card for the week: Brrrzooka (from a Pete Zies gag).


(https://i.postimg.cc/Q998NvSd/wp-weeklybrrrookafinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q998NvSd)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 02, 2020, 11:28:46 AM
Just write me a clear message as if you are writing Topps with exactly the issues with all the shipping and any of the insert stuff. This way after I give it to them if they have comments I can know how respond. You can post it here and I'll cut and paste it into an email
Thank you David. Hereís a letter to send off, if you donít mind. Please and thank you.

Dear Topps Customer Service,

I would like to inquire as to why my shipment of the Weekly Wacky Packages Series August Week 1 shipped out prior to Weekly Wacky Packages Series July Week 5 shipped out. Was this just an oversight and can I expect to receive a shipping notice for July Week 5 sometime this week? I checked my account status and it says Ďprocessingí. This is the same for any series not yet shipped out. Any information you could provide, would be of great help.

Thank you and take care
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 02, 2020, 11:29:56 AM
Here's my card for the week: Brrrzooka (from a Pete Zies gag).


(https://i.postimg.cc/Q998NvSd/wp-weeklybrrrookafinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q998NvSd)

Great looking card :)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 02, 2020, 12:12:21 PM
September week 1 guest artist:  Simone Arena

Great to see the GA cards continue
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 02, 2020, 01:10:34 PM

Also, let's talk about the actual cards in the sets as much as all the minutia. That's what the sets are about after all!

I wanted to start a thread for Weekly Wacky card commentary, but, quite honestly, the way these are coming out I haven't had time to really look at and appreciate the art and gags as much as I would like.   I do finally have May and June in pages, so maybe I can start that up tonight.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on September 02, 2020, 01:16:59 PM
This week's guest artist is someone named Simone Arena, never heard of her.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on September 02, 2020, 01:24:17 PM
I see an error in this week's Wonky listing. The gallery images shows Flabby's juice, but on the checklist it says Rich Boy Paint. The Ditz image is also missing.

I'm sure they will correct these things soon.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on September 02, 2020, 01:52:49 PM
This week's guest artist is someone named Simone Arena, never heard of her.

Simone is actually a guy (I think he pronounces it as Simon). He's an outstanding artist from Italy who's been doing Wacky (and gpk) work for many years. Great to have him in the mix!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 02, 2020, 03:01:02 PM
and he (Simone) does a lot of great sketch cards for a LOT of different sets!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on September 03, 2020, 05:33:24 AM
Danny from the Facebook fan page mentioned the artwork for September Week 1 Ditz was "embargoed" by Topps. What does that mean? Is the artwork being changed?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 03, 2020, 06:47:31 AM
Danny from the Facebook fan page mentioned the artwork for September Week 1 Ditz was "embargoed" by Topps. What does that mean? Is the artwork being changed?
Embargoed? LOL sounds like nonsense.
Iím sure the art simply wasnít ready yet at the time of posting. this has happened a few times before.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 03, 2020, 07:35:05 AM
Embargoed? LOL sounds like nonsense.
Iím sure the art simply wasnít ready yet at the time of posting. this has happened a few times before.

I did a Ditz Crackers way back in ANS. Don't know what this version of Ditz is a parody of though. If it's the crackers that could be the issue. Don't know.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on September 03, 2020, 08:57:28 AM
I did a Ditz Crackers way back in ANS. Don't know what this version of Ditz is a parody of though. If it's the crackers that could be the issue. Don't know.
I checked it out; it was ANS7.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 03, 2020, 11:55:22 AM
I just got a Fedex notice for my July Week 5 shipment.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 03, 2020, 12:11:49 PM
I just got a Fedex notice for my July Week 5 shipment.

Fantastic news!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 03, 2020, 04:02:01 PM
Just received a shipping notice today as well. Guess they just printed the weekly sets out of order.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on September 03, 2020, 06:29:35 PM
Iím sure the art simply wasnít ready yet at the time of posting. this has happened a few times before.

You guessed right! I had to finish up a few other parts of the set first. Here it is for your viewing consideration...

(https://i.postimg.cc/zLH2SYx5/WPDITZ.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zLH2SYx5)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 03, 2020, 08:35:50 PM
You guessed right! I had to finish up a few other parts of the set first. Here it is for your viewing consideration...

(https://i.postimg.cc/zLH2SYx5/WPDITZ.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zLH2SYx5)

Enjoy!

Another amazing card!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 03, 2020, 10:15:19 PM
You guessed right! I had to finish up a few other parts of the set first. Here it is for your viewing consideration...

(https://i.postimg.cc/zLH2SYx5/WPDITZ.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zLH2SYx5)

Enjoy!

I love it!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hostile_Thinkies on September 03, 2020, 11:01:57 PM
That's a great card indeed! Hope to have it someday. Thanks for sharing it- wonderful artwork.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 04, 2020, 08:40:36 AM
August week 4 sales:  688
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 04, 2020, 09:04:10 AM
I received my August Week 1 order this morning.  Excellent collation - out of my 10 sets, I got one of each ludlow and coupon back, and 4 initials and 6 guest artists.  I hope this keeps up!!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 04, 2020, 10:41:47 AM
So the numbers are good, but they're consistently going down.  Pat, you just have to start buying more again.  Should we start a Go Fund Me page for you?  ;)
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCKkQwH8/Wacky-Weekly-August.png) (https://postimg.cc/ZCKkQwH8)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on September 04, 2020, 01:05:40 PM
Thank you David. Hereís a letter to send off, if you donít mind. Please and thank you.

Dear Topps Customer Service,

I would like to inquire as to why my shipment of the Weekly Wacky Packages Series August Week 1 shipped out prior to Weekly Wacky Packages Series July Week 5 shipped out. Was this just an oversight and can I expect to receive a shipping notice for July Week 5 sometime this week? I checked my account status and it says Ďprocessingí. This is the same for any series not yet shipped out. Any information you could provide, would be of great help.

Thank you and take care

I had the same issue.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 04, 2020, 01:12:51 PM
So the numbers are good, but they're consistently going down.  Pat, you just have to start buying more again.  Should we start a Go Fund Me page for you?  ;)
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZCKkQwH8/Wacky-Weekly-August.png) (https://postimg.cc/ZCKkQwH8)

 :] :] :] :]
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on September 04, 2020, 03:04:14 PM
I take it, then, that as far as buying Wackys is concerned, this system we have now just may be the new normal when compared to buying them in, say, brick-and-mortar stores?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 04, 2020, 03:05:38 PM
I received my August Week 1 order this morning.  Excellent collation - out of my 10 sets, I got one of each ludlow and coupon back, and 4 initials and 6 guest artists.  I hope this keeps up!!  :great: :great:
Once again unlike you, I am short one coupon back (Players #2) and one red ludlow.  I canít understand why we pay so much for 10 sets and have to get doubles? Topps should make sure we get one of every coupon and ludlow available in the set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 04, 2020, 03:06:27 PM
I take it, then, that as far as buying Wackys is concerned, this system we have now just may be the new normal when compared to buying them in, say, brick-and-mortar stores?

I HATE these weekly sets. Rather have a monthly set.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 04, 2020, 03:18:23 PM
Once again unlike you, I am short one coupon back (Players #2) and one red ludlow.  I canít understand why we pay so much for 10 sets and have to get doubles? Topps should make sure we get one of every coupon and ludlow available in the set.

I agree.  10 packs should get one of every coupon and ludlow available in the set.  You should have seen my collation when I was buying 40 sets!  Sometimes I'd get 1 of 1 coupon, and 6 of another.  And often, more luds than coupons. 

So, after getting my August Week 1 sets at 11:15 today, my July Week 5 sets just arrived!  Will open those later.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 04, 2020, 03:57:12 PM
I agree.  10 packs should get one of every coupon and ludlow available in the set.  You should have seen my collation when I was buying 40 sets!  Sometimes I'd get 1 of 1 coupon, and 6 of another.  And often, more luds than coupons. 

So, after getting my August Week 1 sets at 11:15 today, my July Week 5 sets just arrived!  Will open those later.

That was fast delivery, I just got my July week 5 notice today. Maybe theyíll come next Tuesday.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on September 04, 2020, 05:57:19 PM
Once again unlike you, I am short one coupon back (Players #2) and one red ludlow.  I canít understand why we pay so much for 10 sets and have to get doubles? Topps should make sure we get one of every coupon and ludlow available in the set.

Me too. Again. Counting only the weeks that I have physically received: that's 13 weeks of buying 10 packs - almost $1900 spent with Topps... plus more spent with eBay and forum members to get missing cards. That's a lot of money I've spent.

On top of all those purchases, I have made several trades for missing cards... my God, how many cards was I missing?!?!
 
And, if you check the ANS trading post thread right now, you'll see that I'm still missing a few cards.

I'm an idiot. I should have bailed out long ago.  :sad:

Sorry for the rant.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 04, 2020, 06:12:33 PM
I should have bailed out long ago.  :sad:

Those of us who bailed from the beginning thank those of you who buy enough each week to keep the series going.  Maybe if I had the $11K in take home pay I've lost since they cut my salary for COVID-19, I could've afforded to buy more.  Kudos and many thanks to those of you who could.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2020, 12:38:24 AM
Well, my luck with the 10 August Week 1 sets didn't hold up - my 20 July Week 5 sets didn't include a coupon #22  >(

I also noticed two base cards (so far) that don't have the glossy front finish.  I don't usually inspect each base card, but the one in front of a set was noticeably different, and I checked the others in that snap case and found another.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 05, 2020, 01:59:09 AM


I'm an idiot. I should have bailed out long ago.  :sad:

Sorry for the rant.
[/quote]

No rant. Just the truth. Then when you add in the money for the minis Iíve spent I may have to get a 2nd mortgage.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2020, 03:14:03 AM
I wish they'd make the new sets more affordable, because I really am enjoying the new titles, and want them to continue.  Axing the ludlows would be a huge help - they add no extra art or humor, like the coupons do, but they make everything more expensive.

Also, I hope they will give us a break soon so we can actually really look at them and discuss them!   

If they continue this way into October, when there will hopefully be a Halloween set, and later, when there should hopefully be an Old School set, something will HAVE to give.  For me, as much as I have been trying to support these, I'll likely have to drop down to two Weekly sets (I like to put the assembled puzzles in pages) and give up on the inserts.

Please note - I say this, not to be a "Negative Nellie," but in the hope that Topps might listen and realize that a reduction in Weekly set sales isn't due to a lack of willing Wacky customers, just the fact that their customers do not have unlimited disposable incomes.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 05, 2020, 04:48:12 AM
I wish they'd make the new sets more affordable, because I really am enjoying the new titles, and want them to continue.  Axing the ludlows would be a huge help - they add no extra art or humor, like the coupons do, but they make everything more expensive.

Please note - I say this, not to be a "Negative Nellie," but in the hope that Topps might listen and realize that a reduction in Weekly set sales isn't due to a lack of willing Wacky customers, just the fact that their customers do not have unlimited disposable incomes.

I agree completely, so I certainly don't see your comment as coming from a "Negative Nellie."  I have no interest in the ludlows either.  What would make more sense to me personally would be to offer the base set for $10, the coupon set for $25, the guest artist for $5, and the initials or wonky for $10 = $50 total.  If the sales dropped to 200, they would still make $10K, which is more than the 688 * 15 (minus 10% discount on 600 sets?) = $9,420 they made from the last print run.  Also they'd only have to print 200 * 12 = 2400 stickers instead of 688 * 7 = 4816, saving printing costs (which I doubt are very much anyway).  Then instead of 688 base sets, there would only be 200, and the dealers may buy more since they'd be rare again (read next paragraph).  For me, I've been buying the one set each week at $15 and trying to find the 4-5 coupons I didn't get for $5 each ($20-25), and then the guest artist, wonky, or initials I didn't get for about $5-7 each ($10-15), so I'd break even.  I've had pretty good luck with that strategy, but I still need 9 coupons (not counting July week 5 and August week 1) and three May wonkys.  I'm not willing to pay $50+ each to get those three, so I probably never will.  So my thank you a few posts earlier to those who purchase multiple sets and make the coupons, wonkys, and initials available, was sincere.  You truly are keeping the project going.

What I can't seem to understand is what is happening with all the base sets.  The lowest sales total was 688, so that's 688 base sets compared to maybe 120 complete coupon and ludlow sets.  I really doubt there are 688 people who are interested in buying a set; I'd place it much closer to the 120, so a lot of multiple sets are being purchased as evidenced from the discussion here.  I think the real reason we've seen a steady drop in sales is the dealers have realized they can't recoup their money, so they've slowly dropped out.  I see the same stagnant listings on eBay, so the product doesn't appear to be moving in the secondary market.  I just think it's such a waste of base stickers that could be prevented from a better sales strategy.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on September 05, 2020, 04:55:00 AM
My rant is clearly directed at the buying experience, not the Wackys themselves. In fact, I have been completely thrilled with these cards. Great art, great gags, guest artists, Wonkys... I have been LOVING these releases. They have truly brought a lot of Wacky joy into my life.

I worry that the artists, or Topps, might read these complaints and think, "No matter what we release, these people complain about everything! Why even bother?". And I really really don't want THAT.

After spending $2000 on newly released cards, I shouldn't be missing ANYTHING. Right? I'm not crazy for thinking this way, am I?

The buying experience needs fixing. That's all. Keep them Wackys coming!  :D
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 05, 2020, 05:02:02 AM
My rant is clearly directed at the buying experience, not the Wackys themselves. In fact, I have been completely thrilled with these cards. Great art, great gags, guest artists, Wonkys... I have been LOVING these releases. They have truly brought a lot of Wacky joy into my life.

True!  It's great to have a new set of Wackys each week.  It gives me something to look forward to.  I feel for other forum members who are spending so much and not getting what would really satisfy them, a complete set for a reasonable price.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2020, 05:24:54 AM
My rant is clearly directed at the buying experience, not the Wackys themselves. In fact, I have been completely thrilled with these cards. Great art, great gags, guest artists, Wonkys... I have been LOVING these releases. They have truly brought a lot of Wacky joy into my life.

I worry that the artists, or Topps, might read these complaints and think, "No matter what we release, these people complain about everything! Why even bother?". And I really really don't want THAT.

After spending $2000 on newly released cards, I shouldn't be missing ANYTHING. Right? I'm not crazy for thinking this way, am I?

The buying experience needs fixing. That's all. Keep them Wackys coming!  :D

That's basically what I was saying.  I DO want the new Wacky titles to keep coming!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 05, 2020, 03:07:57 PM
I also noticed two base cards (so far) that don't have the glossy front finish.  I don't usually inspect each base card, but the one in front of a set was noticeably different, and I checked the others in that snap case and found another.
Also had a perfect collation of coupons/luds in my August week 1

and similarly pulled three cards with a matte front - two base cards (2, 3) and one ludlow (5), all from different snap cases
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 05, 2020, 04:13:24 PM
I forwarded the issues to Topps AND I just sent over copies of the conversation going on today to show that there are some growing problems. I also made a number of suggestions to fix the weekly sets and also for some changes to Old School which I'm going to discuss and ask opinions about in an Old School 9 thread.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2020, 04:34:58 PM
Also had a perfect collation of coupons/luds in my August week 1

and similarly pulled three cards with a matte front - two base cards (2, 3) and one ludlow (5), all from different snap cases

Your matte cards are August Week 1, and mine were July Week 5.  Looks like I have some more cards to check over!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2020, 05:14:42 PM
I forwarded the issues to Topps AND I just sent over copies of the conversation going on today to show that there are some growing problems. I also made a number of suggestions to fix the weekly sets and also for some changes to Old School which I'm going to discuss and ask opinions about in an Old School 9 thread.

Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Dr.M on September 05, 2020, 07:21:58 PM
I forwarded the issues to Topps AND I just sent over copies of the conversation going on today to show that there are some growing problems. I also made a number of suggestions to fix the weekly sets and also for some changes to Old School which I'm going to discuss and ask opinions about in an Old School 9 thread.

Thank you David. We all appreciate your support and dedication to these cards. This has been an amazing year for Wackies, thanks to you and the other artists involved.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on September 06, 2020, 05:46:31 AM
  I also got a complete set of ludlows and coupons in my August Week 1 order...first time!

 It feels good that for at least one week I don't have to scramble to try to find any missing cards. I've had good trading experiences with people on the forum and of course, RawGoo has been a savior in this regard so for this I am grateful.

For the most part, I am loving the cards. The quality of the ones in September are just as good (if not better) than the ones in May. I have to admit, I've been spending WAY more money than I should on these but I'd like to show my support to Topps for producing a GOOD product and for keeping wackys alive.

  I too would be thrilled that you could be guaranteed a complete set when you purchase 10 packs.

  The only other thing that bothers me is all the excess base sets that everybody has now that nobody wants. I hate waste and thought maybe in the future Topps could maybe have a pack with equal amounts of base and bonus cards (5 base, 4 chase, 1 wonky/artist). Charge more for a pack, but maybe make a person only have to buy 5 to potentially get all the chase cards. 

  I know a part of business is trying to convince (or entice) people to purchase something they don't really want or need, but I think a factor you have to think about now is the secondary market. You want to create some constant demand for a sold out product to give people incentive to purchase more of your upcoming releases.   The base sets as they are now are probably nothing more than cannon fodder.



 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on September 06, 2020, 06:03:05 AM
I have been able to sell all of my extra base sets. I put them together and build a "monthly set" and sell them that way. Of course, I'm selling them for half the price I bought them for 🥴..... but, they are sold! 😁
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on September 06, 2020, 06:18:54 AM
I have been able to sell all of my extra base sets. I put them together and build a "monthly set" and sell them that way. Of course, I'm selling them for half the price I bought them for 🥴..... but, they are sold! 😁

Good for you!

I'm not that quick. I haven't even sorted through my cards yet to make sure I have everything.

By the time I get around to trying to sell them, the market will be saturated LOL


Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on September 06, 2020, 08:21:30 AM
The last set I received had #20 - Caprison as the last base card,

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 06, 2020, 08:26:33 AM
Just got my shipment of August week 1, I was suprised by a Sunday FedEx delivery honestly.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 06, 2020, 09:44:33 AM
Just got my shipment of August week 1, I was suprised by a Sunday FedEx delivery honestly.
yes, Sunday Fedex is the best.
I've now had ~4 sets delivered on Sunday. Great day to get them
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: MoldRush on September 07, 2020, 08:59:34 AM

  The only other thing that bothers me is all the excess base sets that everybody has now that nobody wants.
I have not been buying any of the weekly product from Topps because Iím not much of a chase card collector and canít see dropping $15 for what is to me essentially a 5-card ďseriesĒ, but I am open to taking some of the base set excess off membersí hands if the price is right.  My initial idea was to cherrypick favorite singles only from eBay, but Iím not seeing much volume there.  If I understand the collation correctly every pack contains all 5 base cards so I imagine sellers would want to move their excess the same way and not by individual titles, which is fine.  Iím mainly interested in the more recent weeks but based on all the shipping delay discussion Iím guessing I will have to wait until November to talk about September lol.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on September 07, 2020, 12:53:55 PM
I have not been buying any of the weekly product from Topps because Iím not much of a chase card collector and canít see dropping $15 for what is to me essentially a 5-card ďseriesĒ, but I am open to taking some of the base set excess off membersí hands if the price is right.  My initial idea was to cherrypick favorite singles only from eBay, but Iím not seeing much volume there.  If I understand the collation correctly every pack contains all 5 base cards so I imagine sellers would want to move their excess the same way and not by individual titles, which is fine.  Iím mainly interested in the more recent weeks but based on all the shipping delay discussion Iím guessing I will have to wait until November to talk about September lol.

Pat has enough base cards for this series to supply a small country with cards; so you should message her with your needs.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 07, 2020, 02:59:46 PM
Pat has enough base cards for this series to supply a small country with cards; so you should message her with your needs.

;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on September 07, 2020, 04:39:03 PM
Pat has enough base cards for this series to supply a small country with cards
I believe the country is Wackystan.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: vahsurfer on September 07, 2020, 05:09:21 PM
HAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHA
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2020, 08:44:02 AM
Weíre in another five Wednesday month with September. I wonder what week 5 will bring this time?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on September 08, 2020, 09:04:37 AM
Weíre in another five Wednesday month with September. I wonder what week 5 will bring this time?

Delivery by Christmas.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on September 08, 2020, 10:52:21 AM
Delivery by Christmas.


(https://i.postimg.cc/VdCg7846/nWu.gif) (https://postimg.cc/VdCg7846)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 08, 2020, 02:38:00 PM
Well, my luck with the 10 August Week 1 sets didn't hold up - my 20 July Week 5 sets didn't include a coupon #22  >(


I am missing #21 and #22 coupon backs for July week 5. I got 3 coupons out of 5 that were the same. What rot!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 08, 2020, 02:52:02 PM
I am missing #21 and #22 coupon backs for July week 5. I got 3 coupons out of 5 that were the same. What rot!

July Week 5 was a train wreck........but, my last extra coupon back is a #21.  So, PM on the way.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 08, 2020, 03:29:29 PM
July Week 5 was a train wreck........but, my last extra coupon back is a #21.  So, PM on the way.

PM sent
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2020, 08:16:49 PM
Got my week 5 today, and had a first - one of the cases with a Wonky didnít have a ludlow, just a duplicate of the regular #23
Got screwed out of a chase card, not sure if thereís any recourse for this

This pack also had my only matte version cards
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 09, 2020, 10:16:09 AM
September Week 2 is up

Guest Artist:  Paul Harris


https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-september-week-2.html (https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-september-week-2.html)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on September 09, 2020, 10:19:43 AM
Another little groupling of Wackys released, unfortunately Paul Harris' WIDE guest art wasnt showcased. I wish it was.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on September 09, 2020, 10:21:28 AM
Guest Artist:  Paul Harris

Woohoo!  :bravo_2: :You_Rock_Emoticon:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 09, 2020, 11:08:12 AM
Congrats Paul!

Here's my one for the week: Emerold Almonds (from a rough by Pete Zies)


(https://i.postimg.cc/n92Q4k9w/wp-weeklyemeroldfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n92Q4k9w)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 09, 2020, 11:34:22 AM
I'm truly honored, thanks! 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on September 09, 2020, 12:06:01 PM
I'm truly honored, thanks!

Glad to hear it...would it be cool if you give us a taste of your first published wacky, no pun intended?

A fellow paul
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 09, 2020, 12:14:04 PM
September week 1:  714 in sales. Back over 700 again, which is great to see.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 09, 2020, 12:32:38 PM
September week 1:  714 in sales. Back over 700 again, which is great to see.

Average still going down but leveling off


(https://i.postimg.cc/qNdnHNbt/Wacky-Weekly20200902.png) (https://postimg.cc/qNdnHNbt)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 09, 2020, 01:48:00 PM
September week 1:  714 in sales. Back over 700 again, which is great to see.

I'm glad to see that.  I wonder if Topps might consider adding a 15 set discount, say at $200?  That would give people a better chance at getting all 10 back variations, and leave some left over for trading/selling. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on September 09, 2020, 01:54:50 PM
Glad to hear it...would it be cool if you give us a taste of your first published wacky, no pun intended?

A fellow paul

I'm anxious to see it as well, but it's far from Paul's first Wacky!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 09, 2020, 02:01:01 PM
I wonder if Topps might consider adding a 15 set discount, say at $200?  That would give people a better chance at getting all 10 back variations, and leave some left over for trading/selling.

I'd much rather see an option to just buy the back variations you want and spend less money.  How about it Topps, can we try that for a month to see if you'd make more money that way and stop printing all those base sets for our grandkids' bicycle spokes?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 09, 2020, 02:13:57 PM
I'd much rather see an option to just buy the back variations you want and spend less money.  How about it Topps, can we try that for a month to see if you'd make more money that way and stop printing all those base sets for our grandkids' bicycle spokes?

That'd be awesome!  But, I don't get the impression that they're willing to offer a la carte.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 09, 2020, 04:00:34 PM
I agree, while it would be ideal to get packs "a la carte," and it would be a lot easier on our wallets (and pocketbooks),
and save us a lot of sanity, it's just not the way the hobby is, the whole premise is to "collect".

Like the mini Wackys lately, it's fun to open up a cup/pack and see what you get, no guarantee you're
going to get the whole set in a few cups, and chasing for a rare title, as long as it isn't near impossible
like getting a Wonka Golden Ticket, adds to the thrill.

At least to me...
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on September 09, 2020, 06:30:04 PM
Paul, when can we see your card???
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 09, 2020, 06:50:47 PM
it's all getting tweaked, hang in there, hopefully it's worth the wait !
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 09, 2020, 06:54:23 PM
it's just not the way the hobby is, the whole premise is to "collect".

Like the mini Wackys lately, it's fun to open up a cup/pack and see what you get, no guarantee you're
going to get the whole set in a few cups, and chasing for a rare title, as long as it isn't near impossible
like getting a Wonka Golden Ticket, adds to the thrill.

At least to me...

I thoroughly enjoy the collecting part when I can get a handful of stickers or minis for a few bucks.  However, spending $135 to get nine extra base sets that I don't need and can't trade because everyone else has them too, then still not getting a full set of ludlows and coupons, and not getting them delivered until 4-5 weeks later so I can't buy more.  That's just not collecting to me. 

I bought three boxes of the Brand Busters so that I could open packs, put together a set, and keep some unopened for posterity.  I spent the same amount on that one order as I have on the 19 Topps Weekly sets combined.  I would spend a lot more on Topps' products if they had a better shopping option.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on September 10, 2020, 03:16:48 AM
I thoroughly enjoy the collecting part when I can get a handful of stickers or minis for a few bucks.  However, spending $135 to get nine extra base sets that I don't need and can't trade because everyone else has them too, then still not getting a full set of ludlows and coupons, and not getting them delivered until 4-5 weeks later so I can't buy more.  That's just not collecting to me. 

I bought three boxes of the Busted Brands so that I could open packs, put together a set, and keep some unopened for posterity.  I spent the same amount on that one order as I have on the 19 Topps Weekly sets combined.  I would spend a lot more on Topps' products if they had a better shopping option.

What are Busted brand Cards?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 10, 2020, 04:08:10 AM
What are Busted brand Cards?

Brand Busters is Jon Gregory's new series, with boxes, wrappers and checklist puzzle cards.  Check in the Parody Card Discussion (non-Wacky Packaghes) section, or use this:

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5918.0 (http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5918.0)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 10, 2020, 04:35:25 AM
What are Busted brand Cards?

Yesterday was a tough day at work - one crisis after another.  I meant to say Brand Busters or did I just make my own Wacky Parody? 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on September 10, 2020, 07:31:27 AM
Paul, when can we see your card???

Here's Paul's card!


(https://i.postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc/WP-WIDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: zerostreet on September 10, 2020, 07:36:29 AM
Here's Paul's card!


(https://i.postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc/WP-WIDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc)

That's awesome!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BustedFinger on September 10, 2020, 10:55:09 AM
Here's Paul's card!


(https://i.postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc/WP-WIDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc)

I got to admin - that's pretty funny!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 10, 2020, 11:11:50 AM
and Neil did a fantastic job painting this concept of mine, I always loved the simplicity of it....

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jg2000 on September 10, 2020, 01:01:30 PM
I dig it! Nice job Paul!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 10, 2020, 11:30:47 PM
Here's Paul's card!


(https://i.postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc/WP-WIDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc)

Love the huge chip!  I hope they correct the checklist to remove the "s" on chips.  Froot Gloops is also really wrong on the checklist.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 11, 2020, 09:21:09 AM
Love the huge chip!  I hope they correct the checklist to remove the "s" on chips.  Froot Gloops is also really wrong on the checklist.
Fully updated checklist now posted.  Nice!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 11, 2020, 10:35:45 AM
Fully updated checklist now posted.  Nice!

That's one thing I like about the online sales - we can proofread the stickers!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Joe G. on September 11, 2020, 02:43:51 PM
Here's Paul's card!


(https://i.postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc/WP-WIDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc)

Neil so well done and Paul congrats!  So nice to see gag writers getting a little star treatment!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: crackedjerk on September 11, 2020, 03:23:48 PM
OK, I'm confused about the Wacky Initials.  I guess I've been too busy to pay close attention.  I've got the "Wacky" backs from July week 5, but was assuming August week 1 would continue with the next five initials.  Instead, it's the first half of the Cap'n Punch puzzle.  So my "Wacky" backs sit in a page with four blanks after them.  Am I missing something?  How are others putting them in pages?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 11, 2020, 03:53:04 PM
OK, I'm confused about the Wacky Initials.  I guess I've been too busy to pay close attention.  I've got the "Wacky" backs from July week 5, but was assuming August week 1 would continue with the next five initials.  Instead, it's the first half of the Cap'n Punch puzzle.  So my "Wacky" backs sit in a page with four blanks after them.  Am I missing something?  How are others putting them in pages?
there was some discussion on this over in a BUY thread
http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5917.msg108668#msg108668 (http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5917.msg108668#msg108668)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Gurgle on September 11, 2020, 05:29:43 PM
Great! Yay! Top notch idea and execution.


Here's Paul's card!


(https://i.postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc/WP-WIDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: All-Brain on September 13, 2020, 08:00:28 PM
Here's Paul's card!


(https://i.postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc/WP-WIDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPxWn3Qc)

That is Chip-tastic !! Great concept Pauly and of course the amazing Neil painted her up nice an purdy!!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 14, 2020, 05:59:40 AM
Thanks, Jeff-o-rific !
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 14, 2020, 09:09:50 PM
fedex notice for August Week 2 just showed up. Was starting to wonder
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 16, 2020, 09:53:09 AM
fedex notice for August Week 2 just showed up. Was starting to wonder

Yeah, they took a while, but it was worth the wait.  I got two notices last night, and one box arrived today.  Perfect collation, 10 packs yielded one of each coupon and ludlow, along with 5 GAs and 5 Initials.  Also, each pack includes an 8th card, which is a checklist for July Week 5.  Much better packaging this time - they're wrapping as many as 4 packs per bubble envelope!  So, for the 10 packs I only have 3 bubble envelopes.  Way to go, Topps!!

I ordered a second lot of 10 this time because of the confusion regarding the July checklist; tracking says that box should be here tomorrow.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on September 16, 2020, 11:22:28 AM
New weekly set is up!

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-september-week-3.html

You guys are falling behind! LOL
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 16, 2020, 03:35:13 PM
You guys are falling behind! LOL
Was heads down with no internet all day. Was driving me crazy that I couldnít even peek at the titles

Guest artist:  Darrin Pepe
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 16, 2020, 04:04:34 PM
another week of great titles, and Darren's concept is beautifully done, congrats!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on September 16, 2020, 05:04:34 PM
another week of great titles, and Darren's concept is beautifully done, congrats!

Agreed, top notch stuff from Darren!

I think this week's set is dedicated to mutt lovers!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 16, 2020, 08:14:52 PM
September week 2 sales of 677.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 17, 2020, 03:27:01 AM
Lowest print run so far. 

(https://i.postimg.cc/34F4c2Tg/Wacky-Weekly20200909.png) (https://postimg.cc/34F4c2Tg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 17, 2020, 04:27:01 AM
Lowest print run so far. 

(https://i.postimg.cc/34F4c2Tg/Wacky-Weekly20200909.png) (https://postimg.cc/34F4c2Tg)

Wallet fatigue.  I truly hope they will pause the Weekly sets until January or February so we can have money for Halloween and Old School, or they might find sales for all three lower than expected, and our great new Wackys get cancelled because we don't have bottomless pockets.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: drono on September 17, 2020, 05:07:19 AM
Wallet fatigue.  I truly hope they will pause the Weekly sets until January or February so we can have money for Halloween and Old School, or they might find sales for all three lower than expected, and our great new Wackys get cancelled because we don't have bottomless pockets.

Or better yet, just let us buy what we want instead of letting us guess what we'll get so we have to seek that in the secondary market.  Even for us one pack buyers, we have to guess if we'll get a Wonky or a Guest Artist card, will we get a coupon (and which one - ludlows add no value), but with the shipping delay, you don't know for 4-5 weeks.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on September 17, 2020, 01:00:54 PM
Hopefully their tolerance for lower sales is there. I recall the On Demand Trump Cards were selling less than 100 and still plugging along.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 17, 2020, 01:47:03 PM
Hopefully their tolerance for lower sales is there. I recall the On Demand Trump Cards were selling less than 100 and still plugging along.

I hope so, too.  And I hope any drops in Postcard and Old School sets will be understood and forgiven.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 17, 2020, 03:45:12 PM
the GPK weekly sets have been consistently under selling Wackys by >200+ sets, and I don't believe those are stopping any time soon.
Should be a strong indication that Wackys are in a good sales position and will keep going too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on September 18, 2020, 01:24:21 PM
...  Perfect collation, 10 packs yielded one of each coupon and ludlow, along with 5 GAs and 5 Initials.  Also, each pack includes an 8th card, which is a checklist for July Week 5.  Much better packaging this time - they're wrapping as many as 4 packs per bubble envelope!  So, for the 10 packs I only have 3 bubble envelopes.  Way to go, Topps!!
...


Just received my August2002/Week2 order today with the same results. I applaud the efforts to cut down on excessive packaging and certainly enjoyed getting a full set within the 10 pack order. Keep it up Topps! And thanks to whoever here may be relaying some of our feedback to them.    :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 19, 2020, 07:53:35 AM
Just received my August2002/Week2 order today with the same results. I applaud the efforts to cut down on excessive packaging and certainly enjoyed getting a full set within the 10 pack order. Keep it up Topps! And thanks to whoever here may be relaying some of our feedback to them.    :bravo_2:
well, received my August Wk2, but did not get a full set of coupons.
reduced packaging was nice, but lack of complete set is still annoying
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on September 19, 2020, 08:28:17 AM
Received August week 2. It took 15 weeks, but I finally got a complete set of coupons and Ludlows. Also, my package didn't have any reduced packaging, though.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: cmgmd on September 19, 2020, 08:54:15 AM
Exactly what I was going to report...on both aspects
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 21, 2020, 02:38:07 PM
Received August week 2. It took 15 weeks, but I finally got a complete set of coupons and Ludlows. Also, my package didn't have any reduced packaging, though.
I think I may never get my August week 2. It left Florida went to Connecticut then to Virginia to Arkansas, then Texas and now is in New Mexico. Doesnít the driver know that to get from Connecticut to Virginia you usually pass through NEW YORK.  I am getting sick of all this. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 21, 2020, 02:47:46 PM
I think I may never get my August week 2. It left Florida went to Connecticut then to Virginia to Arkansas, then Texas and now is in New Mexico. Doesnít the driver know that to get from Connecticut to Virginia you usually pass through NEW YORK.  I am getting sick of all this.

That's CRAZY!  I thought it was only the USPS that was getting messed with, not FedEx.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: mikecho on September 21, 2020, 02:49:21 PM
I think I may never get my August week 2. It left Florida went to Connecticut then to Virginia to Arkansas, then Texas and now is in New Mexico. Doesnít the driver know that to get from Connecticut to Virginia you usually pass through NEW YORK.  I am getting sick of all this.
That reminds me of an old Hallmark funny birthday card that said "A List of the Top 10 Things that Make Absolutely No Sense". No. 9 on the list was 'You have to connect in Chicago to fly from Denver to Dallas."
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on September 21, 2020, 05:52:45 PM
Also would like to report that I did receive a complete set of Ludlows and Coupons in August Week 2. 


Fed Ex Smart Post has been driving me crazy over the past few months.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 22, 2020, 01:55:03 AM
That's CRAZY!  I thought it was only the USPS that was getting messed with, not FedEx.

Update: now itís in Arizona. Expected delivery date is now 9-27.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on September 22, 2020, 04:38:09 AM
Update: now itís in Arizona. Expected delivery date is now 9-27.

I had this mental image of you finally receiving them, opening the box, and finding travel decals and bumper stickers all over the Wacky Packages.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 22, 2020, 06:32:32 AM
I must say that I enjoyed having a lot less packing material in my shipment, it just
made much more sense.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: jleonard1967 on September 22, 2020, 04:08:58 PM
I got two shipping notices this week.  One today and one yesterday. Maybe they are trying to catch up
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 23, 2020, 01:01:12 AM
I got two shipping notices this week.  One today and one yesterday. Maybe they are trying to catch up

I did also. I just hope these donít go to Arizona like week 2 did. Maybe Iíll get all 3 weeks on the same day.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Scheres on September 23, 2020, 09:55:21 AM
https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-september-week-4.html
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 23, 2020, 11:29:04 AM
September Week 4 Guest Artist: Pete Zies
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 23, 2020, 01:24:33 PM
I have Buddafed for this week (yes, I know Buddha has an H. Dropped it on purpose for the gag to get it through).



(https://i.postimg.cc/5YXsYvR7/wp-weeklybuddhafedfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5YXsYvR7)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 23, 2020, 02:24:05 PM
Sales back up, week 3 September:  701.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 23, 2020, 02:52:52 PM
Looks like another solid week!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 24, 2020, 06:35:14 AM
I'd personally love to see us talk more about the concepts, which ones
you loved the best, what tickled your funny bone, etc.

We seem to be focusing on collation, the card backs, even the occasion
gripe about pricing, and we should get back to what we love about
Wackys in the first place, the humor!

I loved the Sea Monkeys concept, I always pictured them as Punk Rockers!

Great idea by "guest artist" Pete Zies, too!

What do you all think, without being too negative, let's stay positive and
embrace all the Wacky "Wonderfulness" that we've had and continue
to do so?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: koduck on September 24, 2020, 07:30:21 AM
I'd personally love to see us talk more about the concepts, which ones
you loved the best, what tickled your funny bone, etc.

We seem to be focusing on collation, the card backs, even the occasion
gripe about pricing, and we should get back to what we love about
Wackys in the first place, the humor!

I loved the Sea Monkeys concept, I always pictured them as Punk Rockers!

Great idea by "guest artist" Pete Zies, too!

What do you all think, without being too negative, let's stay positive and
embrace all the Wacky "Wonderfulness" that we've had and continue
to do so?

Well said Paul! As for concepts, i think we're getting spoiled having several really top-notch writers in the mix! So, hats off to you, Pete and the others for creating the framework for some really memorable titles!

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 24, 2020, 08:42:16 AM
I'd personally love to see us talk more about the concepts, which ones
you loved the best, what tickled your funny bone, etc.

We seem to be focusing on collation, the card backs, even the occasion
gripe about pricing, and we should get back to what we love about
Wackys in the first place, the humor!

I loved the Sea Monkeys concept, I always pictured them as Punk Rockers!

Great idea by "guest artist" Pete Zies, too!

What do you all think, without being too negative, let's stay positive and
embrace all the Wacky "Wonderfulness" that we've had and continue
to do so?

I agree, and am hoping that there will be a break after September so I can start a thread for us to really look at the Weekly titles.  But, we're at something like 100 new titles coming at us like shotgun blasts.  I haven't even been able to sit down and actually enjoy them.  July isn't even in pages yet...............
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on September 25, 2020, 09:39:51 AM
Topps is catching up!

Received a shipping notification this morning for September Week 1.


Getting 3 weeks of cards next week!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 25, 2020, 11:28:25 AM
So, my August Week 3 and Week 4 orders shipped the same night.  At about 10 last night, Week 3 was in Edison, NJ, and Week 4 was in Bordentown, NJ.  Week 3 arrived today, but Week 4 only went as far as Edison  :-\  At least they're showing Saturday delivery.

So, Week 3 again had perfect collation  :great: :great:  But, they switched back to individual bubble wrap bags for each set   :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on September 25, 2020, 01:06:41 PM
So, my September Week 3 and Week 4 orders shipped the same night.  At about 10 last night, Week 3 was in Edison, NJ, and Week 4 was in Bordentown, NJ.  Week 3 arrived today, but Week 4 only went as far as Edison  :-\  At least they're showing Saturday delivery.

So, Week 3 again had perfect collation  :great: :great:  But, they switched back to individual bubble wrap bags for each set   :sad:

Did you mean August weeks 3 and 4? I think someone earlier just got a september week 1 shipping notice.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 25, 2020, 01:18:29 PM
Did you mean August weeks 3 and 4? I think someone earlier just got a september week 1 shipping notice.

Yes.  I corrected my post  :-[
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 25, 2020, 02:51:02 PM
So, my August Week 3 and Week 4 orders shipped the same night.  At about 10 last night, Week 3 was in Edison, NJ, and Week 4 was in Bordentown, NJ.  Week 3 arrived today, but Week 4 only went as far as Edison  :-\  At least they're showing Saturday delivery.

So, Week 3 again had perfect collation  :great: :great:  But, they switched back to individual bubble wrap bags for each set   :sad:
I received my August week 2 finally after traveling all across America. I also received the August week 3 set. Perfect collation for week 2, only double in week 3 was a ludlow. Week 4 for August is on its way along with Sept.week 1.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on September 26, 2020, 05:02:21 AM
Received 10 packs each from August week 3 and 4.... and, I'm back to trading for and buying missing cards. SMDH
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on September 26, 2020, 05:10:08 AM
Everybody seems to have their Week 3 sets except me....I have to wait 4 more days!  :'(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on September 26, 2020, 08:30:27 AM
Received 10 packs each from August week 3 and 4.... and, I'm back to trading for and buying missing cards. SMDH
Think you need Wacky rehab.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 26, 2020, 12:13:59 PM
Received 10 packs each from August week 3 and 4.... and, I'm back to trading for and buying missing cards. SMDH

For August week 4 I only got 3 ludlows and 4 coupon backs. The rest were repeats. Traded already for my missing coupon.

Love the art work in this set especially Kentucky Flies Sicken and Floridaís Super Natural.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on September 26, 2020, 01:44:14 PM
Yeah, I had perfect collation in Aug wk 3 and the worst ever in wk 4!

I know the chase was part of the fun when we were kids, but we're not anymore and we're not paying a nickle or whatever. If I order 10 sets, I want everything.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on September 26, 2020, 02:34:22 PM
Just received August 2020 Week #3 in the September 26, 2020 snail mail.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: JasonLiebig on September 26, 2020, 11:02:58 PM
To add my voice to the "what I like about these"...

Loved the Wacky Initials (very fun)...

And a broader statement on the Weekly Series.. I'm loving the amount of candy Wackys I'm getting.  Always happy to see those. 

:-)

Jason

Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 27, 2020, 01:43:05 AM
Yeah, I had perfect collation in Aug wk 3 and the worst ever in wk 4!

I know the chase was part of the fun when we were kids, but we're not anymore and we're not paying a nickle or whatever. If I order 10 sets, I want everything.

I 100% agree with you. The collation in week 4 was one of the worst and we should not have to go to eBay or trade after paying a fortune to buy 10 sets to only TRY to complete the set. For me they got it right some of the weeks. Why not all the time?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 27, 2020, 06:48:21 AM
received my August week 3 and 4.

as with everyone else, week 3 was perfect collation. But I did have another issue - with about half the sets, the base cards are stuck together with some sticky residue on the backs of the cards. the chase cards were unaffected. Just the base cards, stuck together in a wad.
Anyone else have base cards stuck together?

and ditto for week 4. a mess. they couldn't even provide an even split of GA/Initial cards. multiple dupes of some luds and totally shorted on others. Abysmal. Just when it looked like they had figured it out, too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 27, 2020, 06:59:26 AM

as with everyone else, week 3 was perfect collation. But I did have another issue - with about half the sets, the base cards are stuck together with some sticky residue on the backs of the cards. the chase cards were unaffected. Just the base cards, stuck together in a wad.
Anyone else have base cards stuck together?

and ditto for week 4. a mess. they couldn't even provide an even split of GA/Initial cards. multiple dupes of some luds and totally shorted on others. Abysmal. Just when it looked like they had figured it out, too.

I also had sticky cards in August Week 3, and it included every set, and the chase cards, to some degree.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on September 27, 2020, 09:29:56 AM
Unfortunately, my August 2020/Week 3 order was not a perfect collation, but only 1 dupe ludlow and 1 dupe coupon. My base cards also had the sticky syndrome. Also, a return to the excess packaging for me as well.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Slaytex99 on September 27, 2020, 04:14:19 PM
Got the sticky Aug week 3 set as well.  Yuck!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Zenergizer on September 27, 2020, 04:55:26 PM
got my week 3 and week 4 sets fairly close together, opened everything up today.

I did find, to my surprise, a super rare card!  It was totally white on both sides, what a concept!

I think it was supposed to be a ludlow or coupon, but obviously, Topps must have had to
refill the ink in the printing machines during that two seconds, and voila, I have a beautiful
variation! 

I think I'll head over to eBay and list it for hundreds!



Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bigtomi on September 27, 2020, 05:24:27 PM
I did find, to my surprise, a super rare card!  It was totally white on both sides, what a concept!
That's the somewhat elusive "polarbearoid in a blizzard" sketch card, done on both sides. Congrats!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: bludevilok on September 27, 2020, 11:07:28 PM
My Week 3 also had the "sticky syndrome," and in one of my cases, the Fisterine was completely missing.  (Yes, I checked to see if it was stuck to another card, but nope, just gone.)  Plus, I also got the "super rare," white-on-both-sides card in another case.

Fortunately, I got all the bases and all the coupons, so it just wouldn't be worth the time and effort to raise a stink to Topps' customer service.  But I coulda if I wanted to.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Brian Mc on September 28, 2020, 04:58:10 AM
...so it just wouldn't be worth the time and effort to raise a stink to Topps' customer service.

You're absolutely right. I was shorted three sets from JUNE week 4. Contacted TOPPS the day I received the seven sets, and called them the following Tuesday.

Guess what I STILL haven't received?  :-\
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: quas on September 28, 2020, 12:17:31 PM
For September Week 1, the Wonky Packages for Flabby's Juice has an Initials back instead of a Wonky back?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on September 28, 2020, 01:41:08 PM
For September Week 1, the Wonky Packages for Flabby's Juice has an Initials back instead of a Wonky back?

Yes, you are right. I noticed that as well. Maybe theyíll send us one with the Wonky back and these will be rare. LOL!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on September 28, 2020, 02:56:37 PM
Received Wacky Packages Week 1 September 2020 in today's September 28, 2020 snail mail.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: sco(o)t on September 28, 2020, 03:19:01 PM
Received Wacky Packages Week 1 September 2020 in today's September 28, 2020 snail mail.

Maybe you'll get them three days in a row like I did. Week 1 on Friday, week 2 on Saturday and week 3 today.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 28, 2020, 11:36:38 PM
Maybe you'll get them three days in a row like I did. Week 1 on Friday, week 2 on Saturday and week 3 today.

I got August Week 3 on Friday, Week 4 on Saturday, and September Week 1 on Monday.  What a waste of packing materials and shipping costs!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 29, 2020, 01:46:42 AM
For September Week 1, the Wonky Packages for Flabby's Juice has an Initials back instead of a Wonky back?

How could they screw up like that?  Someone has my dream job, and doesn't deserve it.  These are going to look ridiculous in my pages of Wonkys   :sad:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Swiski on September 29, 2020, 09:20:26 AM
Do you think they will bother with reprinting them with the correct back, then ship a corrected card to buyers of 2 or more packs?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 29, 2020, 10:53:43 AM
Do you think they will bother with reprinting them with the correct back, then ship a corrected card to buyers of 2 or more packs?

That would be nice.  But, I'm still waiting for my June WP1 Gatorages...............
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on September 30, 2020, 03:30:42 AM
Do you think they will bother with reprinting them with the correct back, then ship a corrected card to buyers of 2 or more packs?

I solved this problem by placing an extra Gatorage Wonky behind The Falbby's Wonky Card so that the back of the Flabby's shows the Wonky Back.   ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on September 30, 2020, 05:12:06 AM
I solved this problem by placing an extra Gatorage Wonky behind The Falbby's Wonky Card so that the back of the Flabby's shows the Wonky Back.   ;)

Funny you chose Gatorage - that's the one Topps shorted me on.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: paulygsparodies on September 30, 2020, 10:31:10 AM
I wonder what this week's wacky are like.  :^)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 30, 2020, 10:38:30 AM
Now up
https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-september-week-5.html

Guest artist:  Matthew Kirscht
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 30, 2020, 10:48:31 AM
Looks like the Week 5 backs will have initials plus the checklist

Edit to update
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on September 30, 2020, 11:52:39 AM
Mitt's is my last new WP for the next month and half so I can focus on the Old School stuff but I will have three older never printed ANS pieces from the past coming the next three weeks including my third ever WP painting.


(https://i.postimg.cc/hzvFsMHR/wp-weeklymittsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hzvFsMHR)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 30, 2020, 12:13:02 PM
... but I will have three older never printed ANS pieces from the past coming the next three weeks including my third ever WP painting.
Great to hear that those got cleared! Looking forward to them
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on September 30, 2020, 01:18:47 PM
Will the October Wacky Packages weekly series include Halloween related Wacky Pack entries?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: DrDeal on September 30, 2020, 02:10:41 PM
Funny you chose Gatorage - that's the one Topps shorted me on.

I purchased a few extras for cheaply once the prices dropped on Wonky's. Gatorage is my favorite.   ;)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hostile_Thinkies on September 30, 2020, 10:28:45 PM
Got a sticky Aug week 3 set like many others here. I couldn't get the cards to slide apart and had to pry them apart. The residue on the cards is very heavy. I emailed Topps and asked if they know what the contamination is and if the problem will be rectified going forward.   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on October 01, 2020, 03:06:39 PM
Still waiting on my August Week 3 and 4 sets.

I'll get my crowbar ready for the Week 3 cards....
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Hostile_Thinkies on October 01, 2020, 11:16:37 PM
Mitt's is my last new WP for the next month and half so I can focus on the Old School stuff but I will have three older never printed ANS pieces from the past coming the next three weeks including my third ever WP painting.


(https://i.postimg.cc/hzvFsMHR/wp-weeklymittsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hzvFsMHR)


That's a great card. I have to say your cards are always my favorites in these new weekly sets- great work and thank you!   
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on October 03, 2020, 06:42:41 AM

That's a great card. I have to say your cards are always my favorites in these new weekly sets- great work and thank you!   

Thanks! Appreciate it!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: BattleCaps on October 04, 2020, 05:43:22 AM
*twiddling my thumbs* waiting for my August Week 3 and 4 sets.

11 days ago the packages were 50 miles from me in my state. Since then they have been in 2 other states and only one package's tracking has been updated in the past 4 days.

Hopefully I can get lucky and do some trading if any other extra cards are still around at this point.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Lavirus on October 07, 2020, 01:10:48 AM
Got two shipping notices this evening, glad the catch-up continues.

Are we getting an October week 1 set tomorrow?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: RawGoo on October 07, 2020, 02:47:08 AM
Got two shipping notices this evening, glad the catch-up continues.

Are we getting an October week 1 set tomorrow?

I was hoping not, but I believe an October entry has already been shown here.  If there is a new October series introduced today, I will probably drop down to 2 sets. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 07, 2020, 05:45:17 AM
Got two shipping notices this evening, glad the catch-up continues.

Are we getting an October week 1 set tomorrow?
Only received one shipping notice last night - for September week 2.
Edit - received one this morning for week 3

There will definitely be a set today (and for all October).
Dave has already hinted at most of his titles for the month 👍
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 07, 2020, 10:21:01 AM
Set finally up
https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2020-topps-wacky-packages-weekly-series-october-week-1.html

Guest artist:  Jeff Dionise

And the appearance of a Lost Wacky from Dave.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: slamjim on October 07, 2020, 01:07:01 PM
Picky Stix painted in 2005 for ANS6 finally sees the light of day! Two more of my unused ANS stickers coming the next few weeks.
(https://i.postimg.cc/4n6HHsnM/pickystixfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4n6HHsnM)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
Post by: dth1971 on October 07, 2020, 03:05:42 PM
Picky Stix painted in 2005 for ANS6 finally sees the light of day! Two more of my unused ANS stickers coming the next few weeks.
(https://i.postim