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Title: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 08, 2021, 12:44:47 PM
Well folks, it's a New Year and that means an all-new installment of Wacky Packages! Details will be coming very soon, but I figured I'd take Patrick's advice and get the thread started now. Get ready for a smorgasbord of amazing Wacky stickers!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 08, 2021, 01:00:54 PM
I am ready!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on January 08, 2021, 01:13:35 PM
Bring it!  :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on January 08, 2021, 02:02:12 PM
Nice to hear Wacky News is coming to start the New Year.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 08, 2021, 04:06:33 PM
Looking forward to hearing more about what will be new for our 2021 Wackys!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on January 09, 2021, 09:43:03 AM
Who is up for some more holiday Wackys? Maybe Easter spoofs?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on January 09, 2021, 12:22:10 PM
I'm excited and nervous at the same time! The single $15 weekly set was something I could afford.

Hopefully this next offering will be similar in price, or at least not weekly.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on January 09, 2021, 01:39:27 PM
Well folks, it's a New Year and that means an all-new installment of Wacky Packages! Details will be coming very soon, but I figured I'd take Patrick's advice and get the thread started now. Get ready for a smorgasbord of amazing Wacky stickers!!!

Great news! Looking forward to more info.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 09, 2021, 03:01:19 PM
I'm excited and nervous at the same time! The single $15 weekly set was something I could afford.

Hopefully this next offering will be similar in price, or at least not weekly.

If they keep it weekly, I hope they skip any Week 5 sets, like they did with December.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 09, 2021, 07:56:18 PM
They won't be weekly
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on January 10, 2021, 02:23:26 AM
They won't be weekly

Hurray!!!!!  Hopefully once a monthly.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 10, 2021, 02:27:39 AM
They won't be weekly

Less packaging and postage - WooHoo!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: vahsurfer on January 10, 2021, 08:04:49 AM
Monthly would be better, allowing us and our wallets to breath!

This would also allow for the following: (Dave)
- Monthly themed release
- 9 Cards TOTAL (with a puzzle Back)
- Official Checklist (Card #10)
- One Sketch Card (B&W or Color)

That's It! - KISS!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 11, 2021, 07:42:23 AM
From the WP FB

(https://i.postimg.cc/J4HBwKpg/6-F3273-A2-BE6-B-4-B44-93-C4-31-BEABFA307-C.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on January 11, 2021, 07:55:47 AM
From the WP FB

(https://i.postimg.cc/J4HBwKpg/6-F3273-A2-BE6-B-4-B44-93-C4-31-BEABFA307-C.jpg)

So happy to ask to contribute to these monthly Wackys. That's my Hamburger Belcher.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on January 11, 2021, 03:05:48 PM
  Looking forward to these, but.....

 my wallet is waiting with nervous anticipation  :]

 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Paul_Maul on January 11, 2021, 05:36:48 PM
I assume the pack shown will not really exist?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on January 11, 2021, 08:50:52 PM
I assume the pack shown will not really exist?

Maybe it will be some sort of title card. Similar to what Dave has done with the recent Old School series ?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on January 12, 2021, 06:17:50 AM
Is this new series launching tomorrow?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on January 12, 2021, 06:28:15 AM
Is this new series launching tomorrow?

I believe it is.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 12, 2021, 02:55:58 PM
Great job on Hamburger Belcher!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on January 12, 2021, 03:01:56 PM
I will claim responsibility for Thix and Can't Tell's. I'm super excited to see two of my designs on the promo teaser! The waiting is the hardest part!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on January 12, 2021, 03:25:25 PM
Great job on Hamburger Belcher!

Thank you, Neil!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 13, 2021, 05:05:19 AM
I will claim responsibility for Thix and Can't Tell's. I'm super excited to see two of my designs on the promo teaser! The waiting is the hardest part!

Yeah, those are both impressive!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 13, 2021, 07:40:02 AM
January set is now up and available in the Wackys section

28 cards @ $60

20 base + Chases of coupons, wonky and Playing cards

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-january.html
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on January 13, 2021, 09:48:20 AM
January set is now up and available in the Wackys section

28 cards @ $60

20 base + Chases of coupons, wonky and Playing cards

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-january.html

Cool! I'm glad the price is the same, when you take in account the weekly sets were $15 each. What sucks is there are 4 Wonkys now to get monthly.
So me buying only one set monthly will only give me one Wonky, where before, the odds were better getting several Wonkys or GA cards when I purchased them weekly.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on January 13, 2021, 10:14:33 AM
The problem based on the past is there is no guarantee if you buy 4 sets that you will get all 4 Wonkys. I’m not paying $240 to get duplicates. And there’s no guarantee if you buy 5 sets you’ll get all 20 coupon backs.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 13, 2021, 10:18:36 AM
Cool! I'm glad the price is the same, when you take in account the weekly sets were $15 each. What sucks is there are 4 Wonkys now to get monthly.
So me buying only one set monthly will only give me one Wonky, where before, the odds were better getting several Wonkys or GA cards when I purchased them weekly.

Yep, the Wonkys are now going to be more expensive to complete.  I might have to give up on them, which will hurt.

I don't see anything about what will be on the backs of the base cards.  2 puzzles and 2 misc??  Plain white backs?  Would be nice to know.

I've got some serious thinking to do in the next few days.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Baked Bears on January 13, 2021, 10:20:41 AM
I agree.  You now have to spend even way more money than before - with no guarantees of completing sets of peripheral cards, only chances.  Now, only the people with lots of money to burn will be able to complete sets.  Meanwhile, the rest of us lose.  For the life of me, I can't see why Topps can't just put out a simple, straightforward set without gimmicks.  I like the idea of new Wackys, but it's a bit difficult being enthusiastic when you're also disappointed.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 13, 2021, 10:38:38 AM
Cool! I'm glad the price is the same, when you take in account the weekly sets were $15 each. What sucks is there are 4 Wonkys now to get monthly.
So me buying only one set monthly will only give me one Wonky, where before, the odds were better getting several Wonkys or GA cards when I purchased them weekly.
They’ve certainly made the Wonkys tough again. It’s too bad there aren’t two per set. Guess one was sacrificed so they could include a checklist, so they could hold it at 28 cards.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: NationalSpittoon on January 13, 2021, 11:17:42 AM
For the life of me, I can't see why Topps can't just put out a simple, straightforward set without gimmicks.

Money?

For me, I'd like them to release a set EXACTLY like the original series. White OR tan backs, thick black borders with sharp corners, kiss cut, and have certain double prints and rarer cards. As stupid as it sounds, the cards should not have perfect centering always either. Some of us on the forum are definitely still looking for OS upgrades, and that would be fun in the new sets. Instead of stupid variations, they could make a set just like the OS that requires upgrades to get a high grade set and that would be their money maker. For those who don't care, they don't need to buy another set.

I do like the playing cards though. I will probably buy a set of those on eBay when they eventually get put on there assuming they don't cost a heart and a lung.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on January 13, 2021, 02:04:51 PM


I do like the playing cards though. I will probably buy a set of those on eBay when they eventually get put on there assuming they don't cost a heart and a lung.

They will.

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on January 13, 2021, 03:47:34 PM
I have to do a lot of thinking too.

 I'm afraid that the collation of these might end up like the Attacky Series 4 sets and we'll all be scrambling trying to trade our quadruple and quintuples of extras to try to complete one set.  I just don't know if it's worth the hassle.

  I'm thinking it might be more financially feasible to split the sets between 2 people. Get the discount by purchasing 10 sets;  each getting 5 and then purchase or trade enough to get 2 complete master sets.  Probably would end up costing a maximum of $300 for each to get a master monthly set if you're really unlucky and you wouldn't have tons of extras lying around.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 13, 2021, 04:37:12 PM
I do like the playing cards though. I will probably buy a set of those on eBay when they eventually get put on there assuming they don't cost a heart and a lung.
13 months to complete the playing cards, if it stays 4 per set. We're all in for the long haul!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on January 13, 2021, 05:32:24 PM
Ordered a set.  Glad it's now once a month, but might be harder to remember lol.  Is there a twitter feed to notify when a new set is out? 

I like that they are stickers now.  Gonna miss the guest artists...not really interested in the playing cards, but it seems fun to chase for those that are into them.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 13, 2021, 05:44:44 PM
Ordered a set.  Glad it's now once a month, but might be harder to remember lol.  Is there a twitter feed to notify when a new set is out? 

I like that they are stickers now.  Gonna miss the guest artists...not really interested in the playing cards, but it seems fun to chase for those that are into them.
Don’t know about Twitter, but there’s Facebook, and here too.

They’ve always been stickers and not cards. I read on FB the other day of someone not liking OLDS 9 because they are cards, which is odd as they are definitely stickers as well. Peel and Paste anyplace.

My impression is that the ‘Guest Artists’ are included as part of the regular set, such as Robert Jimenez did this month’s Hamburger Belcher, and are now one of the gang.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on January 13, 2021, 05:51:42 PM
Hopefully there will be room for us Guest Artists in Future Months...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on January 13, 2021, 06:00:49 PM
Don’t know about Twitter, but there’s Facebook, and here too.

They’ve always been stickers and not cards.

Well, I don't do facebook, so here is the best option I guess.  Lol, I thought the weekly series was cards for some reason.  Just checked with one of my duplicates and saw it was a sticker.   ;D
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on January 13, 2021, 06:17:48 PM
Here's my Hamburger Belcher from the set.
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/Jan_2021_Wacky_Pakcages_Jimenez_Topps_Hamburger_Helper_sticker_vintage_parody_card_2_720x.jpg?v=1610558946)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 14, 2021, 02:04:54 AM
Hamburger Belcher looks great!  I do like the elimination of the separate Guest Artist cards and hope that Topps will simply be having all the artists contribute regularly.

I love the elimination of the Ludlows  :00123101:  They contributed nothing of value art-wise, and towards the end of 2020 it seemed that out of 10 sets I'd be getting 7 ludlows to just 3 coupons.  With this format, we know exactly what we'll be getting, and only have to worry about collation.  Still wondering what will be on the backs of the 20 base set stickers.

I do hope these don't come in the black On Demand cardboard boxes.  First off, they're hard to open (how did anyone open the sketch boxes from Attacks Packages without tearing them???), and they are wasteful.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: lucidjc on January 14, 2021, 02:13:37 AM
(how did anyone open the sketch boxes from Attacks Packages without tearing them???), and they are wasteful.


I found if you slide a butter knife under the short end all the way in and lift, you can open without ripping. But sept for the sketch boxes, who on earth would want to save that shitty open generic box???


Jim
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 14, 2021, 03:50:05 AM

I found if you slide a butter knife under the short end all the way in and lift, you can open without ripping. But sept for the sketch boxes, who on earth would want to save that shitty open generic box???


Jim

I don't save them, I just have a hard time getting the darn things open!  They can cause awful "paper" cuts!!  Will try the butter knife suggestion, thanks.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 14, 2021, 04:45:14 AM
Another Wonky from the new set for all you paper towel fans!
(https://i.postimg.cc/yJvbFvns/wp-Wonky-Diva.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJvbFvns)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 14, 2021, 04:59:13 AM
Another Wonky from the new set for all you paper towel fans!
(https://i.postimg.cc/yJvbFvns/wp-Wonky-Diva.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJvbFvns)

Oh, I really like that!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on January 14, 2021, 05:58:07 AM
the Wonkys have been awesome from day One, love 'em all! 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 14, 2021, 06:54:27 AM
the Wonkys have been awesome from day One, love 'em all!

Me, too!  That's why I don't want to stop collecting them.  I like that they aren't on any Monthly checklists; I can just keep up my separate set of Wonkys, going back to the comics from 2013:

(https://i.postimg.cc/XBSRmhq1/Wonky-Packages.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBSRmhq1)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on January 14, 2021, 07:46:07 AM
Me, too!  That's why I don't want to stop collecting them.  I like that they aren't on any Monthly checklists; I can just keep up my separate set of Wonkys, going back to the comics from 2013:

(https://i.postimg.cc/XBSRmhq1/Wonky-Packages.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBSRmhq1)

I am complete on the Wonky's and would like to stay that way. The hardest part is done if you are complete at present. I will probably buy the wonky's on the bay.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 14, 2021, 07:52:21 AM
.........The hardest part is done if you are complete at present............

OMG, you said that in your "out loud voice"  >( >(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on January 14, 2021, 08:06:22 AM
I bought one set and will probably not bother getting the three wonkys, two playing cards, and 16 coupons that don't come in that one pack.  It's getting too rich for my wallet.

In 1973, at 5 cents a pack for two stickers and a checklist, I probably could've gotten a complete set for $3.  At the inflation rate of 505.14%, that's only about $18.15 in today's dollars.  Can we go back to 1973?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 14, 2021, 11:03:51 AM
The Guest Artist feature may be gone, but just for fun, let's try playing...

"GUESS ARTIST"!

Here's 2 great titles from the new set! Can you guess which artists painted these?
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr/wp-09-Snack-Puck.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr)
(https://i.postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw/wp-13-Uncuttables.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw)

I'll post the writer's credits once we have the correct answers!


Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on January 14, 2021, 11:21:58 AM
The Guest Artist feature may be gone, but just for fun, let's try playing...

"GUESS ARTIST"!

Here's 2 great titles from the new set! Can you guess which artists painted these?
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr/wp-09-Snack-Puck.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr)
(https://i.postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw/wp-13-Uncuttables.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw)

I'll post the writer's credits once we have the correct answers!

They are kinds hard to see, I'd say Pat on the first one. Not sure of the person's name but I think the second one is the same artist on Therafool, Jeff Dionise?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on January 14, 2021, 11:50:51 AM
What's fun out this online set is i get to use lots of old roughs I loved that were not used (updated of course) but also take my worst roughs, including what I thought was my worst ever and rework it into a WP I now love: Just For Hens


(https://i.postimg.cc/WtTpShNp/justforhensrough.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtTpShNp)



(https://i.postimg.cc/bZ7pnvVh/wp-monthlyjustforhensfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZ7pnvVh)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on January 14, 2021, 01:40:09 PM
The Guest Artist feature may be gone, but just for fun, let's try playing...

"GUESS ARTIST"!

Here's 2 great titles from the new set! Can you guess which artists painted these?
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr/wp-09-Snack-Puck.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr)
(https://i.postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw/wp-13-Uncuttables.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw)

I'll post the writer's credits once we have the correct answers!

I think Snack Puck is done by John zelznik
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: lucidjc on January 14, 2021, 02:25:50 PM
The Guest Artist feature may be gone, but just for fun, let's try playing...

"GUESS ARTIST"!

Here's 2 great titles from the new set! Can you guess which artists painted these?
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr/wp-09-Snack-Puck.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNsgCzVr)
(https://i.postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw/wp-13-Uncuttables.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/B8N6Mknw)

I'll post the writer's credits once we have the correct answers!

Mark Parisi on the second?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 14, 2021, 03:03:35 PM
What's fun out this online set is i get to use lots of old roughs I loved that were not used (updated of course) but also take my worst roughs, including what I thought was my worst ever and rework it into a WP I now love: Just For Hens

(https://i.postimg.cc/WtTpShNp/justforhensrough.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtTpShNp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bZ7pnvVh/wp-monthlyjustforhensfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZ7pnvVh)

Agreed! That's one handsome hen!

By the way, Robert (Zerostreet) guessed correctly about the two "Guess Artists": First one is Pat Chaimuang (concept by Mike DePaz) and the Second One is by Jeff Dionese (concept by Jeff).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on January 14, 2021, 05:22:36 PM
Jeff dionise? Never heard of him. Where's his art located?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on January 14, 2021, 06:53:34 PM
What's fun out this online set is i get to use lots of old roughs I loved that were not used (updated of course) but also take my worst roughs, including what I thought was my worst ever and rework it into a WP I now love: Just For Hens


(https://i.postimg.cc/WtTpShNp/justforhensrough.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtTpShNp)



(https://i.postimg.cc/bZ7pnvVh/wp-monthlyjustforhensfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZ7pnvVh)
Dave, what ANS was Just for Hens meant for again? I saw it once on lostwackys.com, but that's gone now. I'd like to tell Patrick so he can record it on the Spreadsheet.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 14, 2021, 10:24:36 PM
Dave, what ANS was Just for Hens meant for again? I saw it once on lostwackys.com, but that's gone now. I'd like to tell Patrick so he can record it on the Spreadsheet.

Looks like from ANS 4

http://www.wackypackages2007.com/lost-wackys/ans4/David-Gross/justforhens.html
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on January 15, 2021, 04:52:29 AM
Jeff dionise? Never heard of him. Where's his art located?

I believe his first Wacky may have been the Skittles gag in the recent Halloween Postcard set.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on January 15, 2021, 05:47:24 AM
Looks like from ANS 4

http://www.wackypackages2007.com/lost-wackys/ans4/David-Gross/justforhens.html

Rusty's Lost Wackys site is back?!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 15, 2021, 05:53:25 AM
I believe his first Wacky may have been the Skittles gag in the recent Halloween Postcard set.
He also did the October week 1 Guest Artist “Kind of Difficult to Chew” bar
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Tie Boot Tea on January 15, 2021, 06:01:55 AM
The problem based on the past is there is no guarantee if you buy 4 sets that you will get all 4 Wonkys. I’m not paying $240 to get duplicates. And there’s no guarantee if you buy 5 sets you’ll get all 20 coupon backs.

I agree.  I was spending $120/month (2 sets each week) and that usually got me both a Wonky and a Guest Artist card.  I am not going to spend $240/month for the chance that I'll get all of the Wonkies.  That's too much of a squeeze.  So I'll buy one $60 set/month - which means Topps has lost $60/month from me.  I'm giving up on the Wonkies, like I'm giving up on the minis.  They've made it too expensive.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 15, 2021, 08:35:59 AM

Rusty's Lost Wackys site is back?!

Someone here, I think bigtomi or Fanatical, recently mentioned only the home page is gone. You can still access the information. I got to that web page via Google by searching for "Just for Hens Wacky Packages"
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 18, 2021, 08:58:40 AM
Here's a little something to help you stay organized with your 2021 wackys! Keep in mind, this is not an official Topps binder release, just something I put together for fun that you can print on your home computer. The inserts are designed for a standard binder and the spine is ideally suited for a 3/4" to 1" width.

Enjoy! Neil
(https://i.postimg.cc/VdXTfmsH/wp21-Jan-Binder-FRONT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VdXTfmsH)
(https://i.postimg.cc/N5vJPS88/wp21-Jan-Binder-BACK.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N5vJPS88)
(https://i.postimg.cc/hQLrB48L/WP21-JAN-Binder-SPINE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hQLrB48L)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: vahsurfer on January 18, 2021, 04:49:57 PM
I have inspired my protegee to be an Artiste! Who Knew!

THANK YOU NEIL - You ROCK!
I guess you have signed up for 11 more issues?

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on January 18, 2021, 07:07:03 PM
Here's a little something to help you stay organized with your 2021 wackys! Keep in mind, this is not an official Topps binder release, just something I put together for fun that you can print on your home computer. The inserts are designed for a standard binder and the spine is ideally suited for a 3/4" to 1" width.

Enjoy! Neil
(https://i.postimg.cc/VdXTfmsH/wp21-Jan-Binder-FRONT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VdXTfmsH)
(https://i.postimg.cc/N5vJPS88/wp21-Jan-Binder-BACK.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N5vJPS88)
(https://i.postimg.cc/hQLrB48L/WP21-JAN-Binder-SPINE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hQLrB48L)

Good job, Mr. Camera. I know David Gross did the GEek bulbs, but who painted Escher-Sketch and Freeze whiz?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 19, 2021, 08:16:34 AM
Here's a list of the artists that appear on the binder:

FRONT:
Flubb - Joe McWilliams
Escher Sketch - Neil Camera
Uncuttables - Jeff Dionises
Fez - Brent Engstrom

BACK:
Freez Whiz - Joe Simko
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Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on January 19, 2021, 02:10:41 PM
Well, what about Lob and Sup? What are they parodying?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on January 19, 2021, 02:32:14 PM
Well, what about Lob and Sup? What are they parodying?
My guess is 'Sup would be 7up.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 19, 2021, 04:09:32 PM
Time for another installment of "What the Wonky?!"

Presenting...
(https://i.postimg.cc/xkj1Xjyn/WP21-Wonky-KANGRU.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xkj1Xjyn)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on January 19, 2021, 05:13:49 PM
Love Kangru!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 20, 2021, 06:32:29 AM
Thanks Chad! Here's a couple more titles painted by Pat Chaimuang. Written by the ever-talented Mike DePaz!

(https://i.postimg.cc/gnYz1Mwn/wp-09-Snack-Puck-PRINT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnYz1Mwn)
(https://i.postimg.cc/18X93frS/wp-15-BIGPULP-PRINT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18X93frS)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on January 20, 2021, 07:28:01 AM
Thanks Chad! Here's a couple more titles painted by Pat Chaimuang. Written by the ever-talented Mike DePaz!

(https://i.postimg.cc/gnYz1Mwn/wp-09-Snack-Puck-PRINT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnYz1Mwn)
(https://i.postimg.cc/18X93frS/wp-15-BIGPULP-PRINT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18X93frS)

Really nice collaborations here. I think Pat's Wacky characters keep getting better and better.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 20, 2021, 07:42:43 AM
Really nice collaborations here. I think Pat's Wacky characters keep getting better and better.

Agreed! Pat is the quintessential wacky artist!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 20, 2021, 07:44:17 AM
REMINDER:

LAST CALL for the January 21 Wackys! The sale ends in less than 1 Hour!
https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-january.html
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 20, 2021, 10:35:03 AM
January set sales:  554
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 20, 2021, 11:04:17 AM
January set sales:  554

So, maximum 138 sets of Wonkys, 277 sets of playing cards, and 110 sets of coupons.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on January 20, 2021, 11:28:24 AM
Trading to complete the set is going to be difficult  :sad:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 20, 2021, 12:47:02 PM
Trading to complete the set is going to be difficult  :sad:

It will be challenging, but at least there are no more Ludlows gumming up the works!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on January 20, 2021, 02:42:21 PM
January set sales:  554

I'd be interested to know how many unique buyers there were - maybe 150?  I only bought one set, but I'm betting a lot of people bought multiples hoping that the collation gods gave them full sets.  I wonder if we'll get them before February goes on sale.  If so, I'm betting collation will play a heavy role in the print run for next month.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on January 20, 2021, 03:31:10 PM
I'd be interested to know how many unique buyers there were - maybe 150?  I only bought one set, but I'm betting a lot of people bought multiples hoping that the collation gods gave them full sets.  I wonder if we'll get them before February goes on sale.  If so, I'm betting collation will play a heavy role in the print run for next month.

I bought 2 sets. I’ll have to settle for fewer coupons as this is too expensive for me.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 20, 2021, 09:12:19 PM
2 set here also
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on January 21, 2021, 02:17:07 AM
I purchased one set. No interest in coupons or playing cards so hoping to trade multiples of those for Wonky's with the aim of not having to buy all 3 of the wonky's I do not get in my pack.

Andrew
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on January 21, 2021, 05:09:13 AM
I ordered one set as well.  I love these new Wackys but I considered just buying a regular set on ebay and calling it a day.  I love the Wonkys and the playing cards look great as well.  But it is frustrating to me as a collector to have to spend so much money and not even get a set.  As others have mentioned, I wish Topps would simply offer options to buy a regular set, Wonky set, playing card set, etc so that one could simply pay for what one wants.  I'll probably end up selling my playing cards knowing I'll never get the complete set and may or may not do the same with the Wonkys.  But I do look forward to enjoying the regular set of 20 as the ones I've seen so far look terrific.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on January 21, 2021, 06:44:22 AM
I'm only buying just one $60 set monthly, considering I was spending $15 a week for last year's weekly sets. So I'm spending the same amount in a month's time. The only drawback is I was getting an extra coupon or Ludlow and GA or Wonky cards weekly on top of the 5 weekly base cards, where now it's just one Wonky per month. Not really into the playing cards. I was getting 7 cards weekly for a total of 28 cards in a month's time (in a normal 4-week month). How many cards do we get now for the monthly set?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 21, 2021, 07:47:34 AM
I was getting 7 cards weekly for a total of 28 cards in a month's time (in a normal 4-week month). How many cards do we get now for the monthly set?
It’s basically the same:  28 cards.
20 base + 4 unique + 4 dupe/alt backs
The bonus is no more Lud backs in the dupes! Which is huge, as those were worthless.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on January 21, 2021, 08:23:39 AM
It’s basically the same:  28 cards.
20 base + 4 unique + 4 dupe/alt backs
The bonus is no more Lud backs in the dupes! Which is huge, as those were worthless.

Looking at the contents configuration, I'd rather get 2 Wonkys and not so many coupons. I don't count the checklist card as the 28th card.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nXMqPnq4/Screen-Shot-2021-01-21-at-10-20-22-AM.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 21, 2021, 08:40:47 AM
I'm still wondering what will be on the backs of the base stickers  :-\
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on January 21, 2021, 02:09:35 PM
I ordered one set as well.  I love these new Wackys but I considered just buying a regular set on ebay and calling it a day.  I love the Wonkys and the playing cards look great as well.  But it is frustrating to me as a collector to have to spend so much money and not even get a set.  As others have mentioned, I wish Topps would simply offer options to buy a regular set, Wonky set, playing card set, etc so that one could simply pay for what one wants.  I'll probably end up selling my playing cards knowing I'll never get the complete set and may or may not do the same with the Wonkys.  But I do look forward to enjoying the regular set of 20 as the ones I've seen so far look terrific.

I agree. I've just been going to ebay and buying base sets or what I want. I also buy base sets from some of the good folks here!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on January 21, 2021, 03:23:35 PM
I ordered one set as well.  I love these new Wackys but I considered just buying a regular set on ebay and calling it a day.  I love the Wonkys and the playing cards look great as well.  But it is frustrating to me as a collector to have to spend so much money and not even get a set.  As others have mentioned, I wish Topps would simply offer options to buy a regular set, Wonky set, playing card set, etc so that one could simply pay for what one wants.  I'll probably end up selling my playing cards knowing I'll never get the complete set and may or may not do the same with the Wonkys.  But I do look forward to enjoying the regular set of 20 as the ones I've seen so far look terrific.


Topps would have gotten more money from me each month if I could have bought the subsets individually and I'm sure many other collectors would have as well.

Hopefully someone at Topps monitors this forum, will crunch some numbers, and consider this in future offerings.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 22, 2021, 01:13:20 AM

Topps would have gotten more money from me each month if I could have bought the subsets individually and I'm sure many other collectors would have as well.

Hopefully someone at Topps monitors this forum, will crunch some numbers, and consider this in future offerings.

At least they listened and got rid of the ludlows!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on January 22, 2021, 01:44:49 PM
At least they listened and got rid of the ludlows!

I definitely give them credit for that!

I wonder why I am still buying them  :-[ :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 22, 2021, 01:46:50 PM
I definitely give them credit for that!

I wonder why I am still buying them  :-[ :]

Because they are cool, clever, well rendered parodies that are our beloved Wacky packages!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 22, 2021, 04:52:42 PM
Just got a shipping notice. Far sooner than I’d have guessed, with the slowness of the weekly sets
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 23, 2021, 12:30:25 AM
Me too!!  I thought these had to be printed after the number of sets was determined?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on January 23, 2021, 01:25:02 AM
Me too!!  I thought these had to be printed after the number of sets was determined?

Me Three!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 23, 2021, 08:15:05 AM
Me too!!  I thought these had to be printed after the number of sets was determined?
Sales ended on Wednesday, after the 7 day clock ran out. 554 sets sold.
Despite the web page stating:  available 1 month ONLY!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on January 23, 2021, 01:48:08 PM

Despite the web page stating:  available 1 month ONLY!

I noticed that too, but went by the countdown clock. It might have confused a few people, though.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 23, 2021, 01:52:33 PM
I noticed that too, but went by the countdown clock. It might have confused a few people, though.

Yep, they should word it differently next month - "Available one week only!"
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on January 26, 2021, 10:22:53 AM
Got my set, it all looks great! Standout for me is Brent's FEZ!

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/hamburger_helper_topps_wacky_packages_parody_hamburger_900x.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 29, 2021, 11:32:48 AM
Can you believe it's almost February?! I'm starting to feel a bit wacky!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on January 29, 2021, 12:30:58 PM
Do you know when the new cards will drop?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 29, 2021, 01:05:07 PM
Do you know when the new cards will drop?
2nd  Wednesday of every month, according to Topps
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on January 30, 2021, 08:23:22 AM
Received my January set today!   :great: :great:

Nice job to all involved.  Now just have to remember the next set.  I wish they had some sort of text or email notification when they are available.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on February 05, 2021, 11:16:09 AM
All New Wackys coming our way February 10th!
(https://i.postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X/wp21-Wrapper-FEB21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: lucidjc on February 05, 2021, 01:05:40 PM
All New Wackys coming our way February 10th!
(https://i.postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X/wp21-Wrapper-FEB21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X)

That wrinkled wrapper is going to drive my OCD nuts!  I love it!!!


Jim
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on February 05, 2021, 04:22:13 PM
All New Wackys coming our way February 10th!
(https://i.postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X/wp21-Wrapper-FEB21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X)

I really like these checklists for the monthly sets, Neil!  It may seem like a small thing, but it's very well designed and feels like a throwback (if we can use that term) to the early ANS wrappers.  Oh, and don't be in a rush to use an orange colored wrapper anytime soon.  We had plenty of that towards the end of the ANS run.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on February 05, 2021, 06:53:22 PM
Less orange! I'll pass the word along, lol!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 06, 2021, 09:37:15 AM
Less orange! I'll pass the word along, lol!
LOL. yes, way too much orange in those later ANS sets, five back-to-back-to-back:  9, 10, 11, 2014, 2015

and bring on a lovely blue box to go with the February set wrapper as well.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on February 06, 2021, 09:48:23 AM
Yes, it would also be nice to have the month and year on the boxes.  I like to keep my sets in the box and it would help to be able to see the release date on the box.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: vahsurfer on February 07, 2021, 02:15:24 PM
I can not wait to Break Your Heart February!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: JasonLiebig on February 07, 2021, 11:36:45 PM
Awesome!

All New Wackys coming our way February 10th!
(https://i.postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X/wp21-Wrapper-FEB21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on February 08, 2021, 09:51:19 AM
All New Wackys coming our way February 10th!
(https://i.postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X/wp21-Wrapper-FEB21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnL5gG4X)

No Valentine's month entries yet for the Feb. 2021 Wacky Packages? We may see...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on February 09, 2021, 09:50:21 AM
Seems kind of quiet today. What can that mean?...
(https://i.postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx/WP21-FEB-DUM.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on February 09, 2021, 10:04:14 AM
Seems kind of quiet today. What can that mean?...
(https://i.postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx/WP21-FEB-DUM.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx)

MEANS WE NEED MORE WACKY'S!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :] :] :] :] :] :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 09, 2021, 07:54:01 PM
from today's email from Topps. Who QA's these things?

(https://i.postimg.cc/9Qkdrb16/toppsemail.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on February 10, 2021, 03:13:06 AM
Seems kind of quiet today. What can that mean?...
(https://i.postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx/WP21-FEB-DUM.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx)

Smells like Wonky Wednesday. Or is that just the pig?   ;)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 10, 2021, 09:00:39 AM
We’ve got Wackys!   :great:

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-february.html
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 10, 2021, 09:09:00 AM
No discount for sets of 10? Or is the listing in error?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on February 10, 2021, 09:24:11 AM
Hmm, it won't add into the shopping cart for me.  Looks like they're having some problems.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 10, 2021, 09:26:07 AM
Hmm, it won't add into the shopping cart for me.  Looks like they're having some problems.
Same.
Says the ‘option’ not entered - which would be the selection of single or 10-packs.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bwing on February 10, 2021, 09:27:40 AM
Site is having issues - can't add anything to the Cart
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on February 10, 2021, 09:36:18 AM
No discount for sets of 10? Or is the listing in error?

Looks like the Topps website is having issues currently (12:30 pm Eastern). I can't log in or add anything to my cart in guest mode.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on February 10, 2021, 10:24:38 AM
same here, same problem.  I hope it's because thousands of us are trying to order several sets at a time!   :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on February 10, 2021, 10:26:41 AM
I have 2 cards in this set, Sleepymime, and here's Trisquid:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/Feb_2021_Wacky_Pakcages_Jimenez_Topps_Trisquit_Squid_sticker_vintage_parody_card_520x500.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 10, 2021, 10:55:42 AM
Ordering page is now fixed and working.

It was missing the 1 or 10 sets selection option, and killing the ability to add to the cart
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on February 10, 2021, 11:16:01 AM
How about another monthly round of name that wacky artist?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on February 10, 2021, 11:26:01 AM
yes, I got my order in as well.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bwing on February 10, 2021, 11:32:16 AM
Still not working for me
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Prez on February 10, 2021, 12:06:07 PM
Still not working for me either. (Tried multiple browsers.) As of 3:04pm.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on February 10, 2021, 12:09:41 PM
Try logging in first, then add to cart. Seems to work that way. Was able to order from my phone’s browser.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bwing on February 10, 2021, 12:12:19 PM
That worked Dr.M - Thanks!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on February 10, 2021, 12:14:35 PM
That worked Dr.M - Thanks!!

My pleasure! Glad it worked for you!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on February 10, 2021, 12:58:06 PM
Got my order in finally!  :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on February 10, 2021, 01:20:39 PM
got my order in, also got the Mars Attacks set
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Prez on February 10, 2021, 01:22:42 PM
Logging in didn't immediately allow me to add to cart. Worked on 3rd try though. Thanks.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bryanspawn on February 10, 2021, 01:32:44 PM
I have 2 cards in this set, Sleepymime, and here's Trisquid:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/Feb_2021_Wacky_Pakcages_Jimenez_Topps_Trisquit_Squid_sticker_vintage_parody_card_520x500.jpg)

Nicely done. $4 Clams and 200 Fathoms, lol
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on February 11, 2021, 05:37:00 AM
I wonder what Breaks and Snarkies will spoof...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on February 11, 2021, 12:19:06 PM
If the Snarkies is the rough I drew, it takes a shot at Sharpies permanent markers.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on February 11, 2021, 12:41:15 PM
Seems kind of quiet today. What can that mean?...
(https://i.postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx/WP21-FEB-DUM.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDKkSkLx)
That Wonky reminds me of the ending of the 1952 Looney Tunes cartoon "Operation: Rabbit" starring Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote ("Genius"), with the latter in his first speaking role.

In it, Wile E., sporting the "Warner well-done" look (i.e., burnt and covered in ashes) after his last attempt in the cartoon to get Bugs for supper blows up in his face (literally), staggers up to Bugs' rabbit hole, puts up a collapsible door in front of it and knocks on it. When Bugs rises up from his hole and answers the door, Wile E. (who is barely able to stand up as it is), says, in a dazed voice, "Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mud", admitting defeat. He then faints.

Bugs then breaks the fourth wall and says to the audience, "And remember - Mud spelled backwoids is Dum." (which, I just found out, is a parody of the advertising slogan for a laxative from that time called Serutan ("Serutan spelled backwards is "natures"".))
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on February 12, 2021, 05:33:07 AM
Nicely done. $4 Clams and 200 Fathoms, lol

Thanks!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on February 13, 2021, 03:57:30 AM
Trisquid is grrreat!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on February 13, 2021, 03:53:17 PM
Trisquid is grrreat!

Thanks, Neil!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on February 16, 2021, 03:46:17 PM
What happens when Loggs get wet? This:

(https://i.postimg.cc/HVfPq9h5/WP21-FEB-Wonky-04-FROGG-PRINT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HVfPq9h5)

Get 'em while they hop!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on February 16, 2021, 06:02:57 PM
What happens when Loggs get wet? This:

(https://i.postimg.cc/HVfPq9h5/WP21-FEB-Wonky-04-FROGG-PRINT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HVfPq9h5)

Get 'em while they hop!

Love it, Neil! 

At the risk of being negative, I will say that I really like the Wonkys.  But I have given up collecting them as they are simply too expensive.  It bums me out to miss out on such well done cards that are excellent tributes to the Wackys of our youth, but so it goes.  Maybe if the price comes down on them, I'll pick up a couple that I really like.  But I wish Topps would simply make the set accessible to people who don't want to spend so much.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on February 17, 2021, 03:56:47 AM
Love it, Neil! 

Thanks a bunch! The Wonkys really have been a fun addition to the new sets! And here's another one for fun:
(https://i.postimg.cc/62ThXBpq/WP21-FEB-Wonk-FLABjpg.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/62ThXBpq)

REMINDER: February set sale ends today (Wednesday, 2/17) https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-february.html
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on February 17, 2021, 01:25:32 PM
546 sets for February, slightly down from 554 in January.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on February 17, 2021, 02:39:40 PM
546 sets for February, slightly down from 554 in January.
That could be considered a rounding error 8)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on February 17, 2021, 03:43:18 PM
That could be considered a rounding error 8)

Strange the weekly sets were selling better...did Topps make a mistake going monthly?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on February 17, 2021, 09:52:28 PM
well if you look at it 60 dollars ends up being a decent amount of money vs 15 dollars that someone can rationalize away as a lunch. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on February 22, 2021, 07:00:19 AM
I agree, even though it's the same as buying each of the weekly sets, the perceived "sticker shock" is still there for the monthly sets.

I wonder why Topps doesn't keep the sales window open for at least a couple of weeks?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on February 22, 2021, 10:25:56 PM
I find it odd that Topps continues to advertise this month's Wacky Packages set at the bottom of its daily emails.  I've seen it in every email since they went off sale.  Even though I bought some already, I clicked on the image to see what would happen.  It just takes you to the page that tells you that the sale is over and how many sets were sold.  Are the marketing people not paying attention to what they send out?  I can't imagine a lack of communication or attention among the Topps departments.
 :-\
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on February 26, 2021, 11:55:22 PM
Anybody get a shipping notice for February yet?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on February 27, 2021, 01:29:26 AM
Anybody get a shipping notice for February yet?

Nope.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on February 27, 2021, 06:56:13 AM
Nothing here either.  :sad:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 02, 2021, 05:56:08 AM
Wow, where are February's stickers?  C'mon Topps, get your act together.  :-\
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on March 02, 2021, 06:03:30 AM
Wow, where are February's stickers?  C'mon Topps, get your act together.  :-\

I think we'll probably get them before Christmas, you got a problem with that?   ;D
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 03, 2021, 05:50:59 PM
Sneak peek at the 'wrapper' card and one sticker for the March set - via Facebook
on sale next Wednesday


(https://i.postimg.cc/d1y4BG0C/March-Wrapper.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/tRFBndwQ/March-wacky.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 03, 2021, 07:52:07 PM
Sneak peek at the 'wrapper' card and one sticker for the March set - via Facebook
on sale next Wednesday


(https://i.postimg.cc/d1y4BG0C/March-Wrapper.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/tRFBndwQ/March-wacky.jpg)

I'm really excited to see "Paranoid" finally published! This is one of a handful of concepts Jay Lynch started and asked me to finish for him shortly before his passing.  Definitely one of the most meaningful wacky titles I've painted and I just hope he's as happy with the finished art as I am. I've got several others in progress, so we may see more in the future. Thank you Jay for being such a cool mentor and inspiration!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on March 03, 2021, 10:30:43 PM
I'm really excited to see "Paranoid" finally published! ... Definitely one of the most meaningful wacky titles I've painted and I just hope he's as happy with the finished art as I am.

Neil, I'd say you definitely did Jay proud!  Paranoid looks terrific, and I'm excited about this new March set.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 04, 2021, 05:10:11 AM
I'm really excited to see "Paranoid" finally published! This is one of a handful of concepts Jay Lynch started and asked me to finish for him shortly before his passing.  Definitely one of the most meaningful wacky titles I've painted and I just hope he's as happy with the finished art as I am. I've got several others in progress, so we may see more in the future. Thank you Jay for being such a cool mentor and inspiration!

Paranoid is a winner!!  It is fitting that you were the one to paint it, as camera Wackys are your thing!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on March 04, 2021, 08:20:18 AM
Paranoid is perfection! Can't wait to see all of these March titles. I haven't even seen all the February titles yet. Anyone get a shipping notice?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on March 04, 2021, 09:26:09 AM
great title, awesome!  and the painting does it justice, definitely!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 04, 2021, 09:34:08 AM
Paranoid is perfection! Can't wait to see all of these March titles. I haven't even seen all the February titles yet. Anyone get a shipping notice?

I thought we'd have the February sets in hand this week, but still not even a shipping notice here. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 04, 2021, 10:45:34 AM
I thought we'd have the February sets in hand this week, but still not even a shipping notice here.
Frustrating.
And the GPK Valentines set that came out a week later is already shipping. Wonder why Wackys were delayed?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on March 04, 2021, 12:23:09 PM
Sneak peek at the 'wrapper' card and one sticker for the March set - via Facebook
on sale next Wednesday


(https://i.postimg.cc/d1y4BG0C/March-Wrapper.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/tRFBndwQ/March-wacky.jpg)

Looking at the wrapper for March: 2 Wackies could have been fiting for Halloween - And will this March Wacky set have anything related to St. Patrick's Day and/or Easter in Wacky Packages form?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on March 04, 2021, 01:00:13 PM
The monster designs were accidentally released early. Apparently they are a fave of the artists, and were snapped up before they could be pulled back. There are others that are still being stockpiled for Halloween, so fear not! Paul Harris and I have scribbled up a bunch of St. Patty's and Easter ideas, so hopefully a few will make it into these upcoming sets. Only the Shadow knows! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on March 04, 2021, 03:40:39 PM
I came to check if anyone has received their order confirmation for the February set.  From the looks of the comments I can safely say that it has not shipped
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on March 05, 2021, 05:42:41 AM
I came to check if anyone has received their order confirmation for the February set.  From the looks of the comments I can safely say that it has not shipped
tru dat!!! :sad: :sad:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on March 05, 2021, 06:04:06 AM
I came to check if anyone has received their order confirmation for the February set.  From the looks of the comments I can safely say that it has not shipped

I just received shipping notification yesterday (3/4/21) evening.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 05, 2021, 08:35:12 AM
I just received shipping notification yesterday (3/4/21) evening.
I had a shipping notice last night too, but I think it was for my NASA Perseverance card order. No way to tell from the message.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on March 05, 2021, 08:54:29 AM
I had a shipping notice last night too, but I think it was for my NASA Perseverance card order. No way to tell from the message.

You may be right.. I forgot about those cards. The emails from Topps could use some improvement.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on March 05, 2021, 10:44:48 AM
You may be right.. I forgot about those cards. The emails from Topps could use some improvement.

I received the vague shipping notice also and only ordered the Mars Cards so its probably them for us all.

Andrew
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 05, 2021, 04:38:18 PM
Just received the corresponding email from topps. That shipment was for the Mars cards.

But - also just received a notice from fedex today - and this one is for the Feb Wackys!!

Classic topps move. Shipping notice is sent after hours on a Friday, so it looks like they are doing something, but nothing actually gets shipped for three days.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 05, 2021, 06:05:37 PM
Received my shipping notice for the February set!  :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on March 05, 2021, 07:23:48 PM
NOW, I have received the WP shipping notice Let’s see what arrives first... Wackies or Mars mission.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on March 06, 2021, 12:48:12 AM
NOW, I have received the WP shipping notice Let’s see what arrives first... Wackies or Mars mission.
I just received the Wacky February shipping notice.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 06, 2021, 01:20:47 AM

Classic topps move. Shipping notice is sent after hours on a Friday, so it looks like they are doing something, but nothing actually gets shipped for three days.

I really HATE that!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on March 06, 2021, 05:36:41 AM
I got my shipping notice as well, and I had already received my Mars Attacks sets, so this very well could be our February sets?

Although I still order and enjoy their GPK Bizarre Holidays sets, so it could be that, too?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 06, 2021, 05:45:40 AM
I got my shipping notice as well, and I had already received my Mars Attacks sets, so this very well could be our February sets?

Although I still order and enjoy their GPK Bizarre Holidays sets, so it could be that, too?

I also got a shipping notice last night, and it is definitely for the February Wackys.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: OutofStep on March 08, 2021, 01:30:47 PM
I'm bummed.  The Feb sets did not come with the cardboard boxes. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 08, 2021, 02:11:24 PM
I'm bummed.  The Feb sets did not come with the cardboard boxes.

Yep, that was a surprise.  I'm looking at it as a savings in packaging (and less room to store!).  They also left the Topps tape off the plastic cases, and used all shorter bubble wrap bags.

Another difference is that the coupons I got were all in five different groups:  1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, and 17-20.  The playing cards were also consistently 3 of Diamonds and 4 of Clubs, or 9 of Spades and Queen of Hearts.  My collation was quite good.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on March 08, 2021, 02:30:16 PM
I'm bummed.  The Feb sets did not come with the cardboard boxes.

Great - that much less for my paper recycleables!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 08, 2021, 02:59:07 PM
Yep, that was a surprise.  I'm looking at it as a savings in packaging (and less room to store!).  They also left the Topps tape off the plastic cases, and used all shorter bubble wrap bags.
ugh. mine still haven't even been delivered by Topps to the fedex office in Florida

you must have done next day shipping?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 09, 2021, 09:21:48 AM
I'm bummed.  The Feb sets did not come with the cardboard boxes.

Seriously? And not even a Topps branded seal?  I always like to keep a set sealed and one to look at.  I liked the boxes as they were sealed up and looked nice.  I was hoping they would make the boxes have a picture of the series wrapper like the checklist card. Now we get nothing.

Why can't we have nice things from Topps?  They get cheaper and cheaper....very disappointed about this.  :sad:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: lucidjc on March 09, 2021, 09:46:39 PM


Why can't we have nice things from Topps? 

That's because "It's Topps because it sucks because it's Topps"


Jim
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on March 10, 2021, 07:26:52 AM
Today's the day, can't wait to see the March wackys.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 10, 2021, 08:49:09 AM
Here you go!

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-march.html
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on March 10, 2021, 09:13:37 AM
With randomly inserted sketch cards this month!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bwing on March 10, 2021, 09:18:04 AM
Trying to put more than one in the cart and not working - always something with Topps
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jeffcaff on March 10, 2021, 09:19:08 AM
Wish there were more information about the odds of pulling a sketch.  Big difference between 1:2 versus 1:10.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on March 10, 2021, 09:19:33 AM
Here are my 2 contributions to the March set.
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/March_2021_2_Wacky_Pakcages_Jimenez_Topps_Haagen-Dazs_Dunkin_Donuts_sticker_vintage_parody_card_900x.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on March 10, 2021, 09:29:44 AM
Here are my 2 contributions to the March set.
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/March_2021_2_Wacky_Pakcages_Jimenez_Topps_Haagen-Dazs_Dunkin_Donuts_sticker_vintage_parody_card_900x.jpg)

These look great. Looking like March is going to be a great month!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bwing on March 10, 2021, 09:29:59 AM
Ordered my usual 2 sets - hoping for a sketch card but not counting on it

It would be nice to know the ratio
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 10, 2021, 10:56:52 AM
That's because "It's Topps because it sucks because it's Topps"


Jim

It's because Topps has a captured audience with the Wackys and they know it.  Those 500-600 will buy sets no matter what.  They don't need value-adds so all the frills get whittled down to squeeze the most profit because they don't see any reason not to.  Probably have made the decision that they're not going to increase their sales numbers too much.

Well, I see no reason to buy 2 sets now, so I'm down to just one a month. Too bad so sad.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 10, 2021, 11:19:58 AM
It's because Topps has a captured audience with the Wackys and they know it.  Those 500-600 will buy sets no matter what.  They don't need value-adds so all the frills get whittled down to squeeze the most profit because they don't see any reason not to.  Probably have made the decision that they're not going to increase their sales numbers too much.

Well, I see no reason to buy 2 sets now, so I'm down to just one a month. Too bad so sad.

It could be that the lack of a box was an error that they will correct with the March sets.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 10, 2021, 11:20:41 AM
Here are my 2 contributions to the March set.
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/March_2021_2_Wacky_Pakcages_Jimenez_Topps_Haagen-Dazs_Dunkin_Donuts_sticker_vintage_parody_card_900x.jpg)

Cool - another title for my Dunkin' Donuts collection!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on March 10, 2021, 11:58:57 AM
I think the box must have been a mistake as I had heard it would be all year.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 10, 2021, 12:01:21 PM
It could be that the lack of a box was an error that they will correct with the March sets.

March will have a box
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 10, 2021, 01:37:41 PM
Ok, I'll stop being indignant and cynical then.   :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 10, 2021, 01:39:16 PM
March will have a box

Do you know if it will be purple to match the title card?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on March 10, 2021, 03:10:24 PM
For March 2021: What will Muggy (#10) spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on March 10, 2021, 04:05:03 PM
For March 2021: What will Muggy (#10) spoof?

Mug Root Beer


(https://i.postimg.cc/568Wn3GR/wp-monthlymuggyfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/568Wn3GR)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on March 10, 2021, 04:06:29 PM
Here's my other two:

Rice Krypton Treats


(https://i.postimg.cc/06yg5qNT/wp-monthlyricekryptontreatsfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06yg5qNT)


Toast-It Notes



(https://i.postimg.cc/1gCkfYnf/wp-monthlytoastitnotesfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1gCkfYnf)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on March 10, 2021, 07:43:28 PM
Here's my other two:

Rice Krypton Treats


(https://i.postimg.cc/06yg5qNT/wp-monthlyricekryptontreatsfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06yg5qNT)


Toast-It Notes



(https://i.postimg.cc/1gCkfYnf/wp-monthlytoastitnotesfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1gCkfYnf)

Great stuff as always, Dave!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 11, 2021, 04:45:20 AM
Mug Root Beer


(https://i.postimg.cc/568Wn3GR/wp-monthlymuggyfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/568Wn3GR)

Wow, I really like this one.  Nice job!  :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on March 11, 2021, 05:55:53 AM
Looks like a lot of people are still waiting for their February sets to arrive. Last month, there was a ton of base sets, coupons, playing cards and wonkys on eBay for the January set.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on March 11, 2021, 10:49:25 AM
    Well, the March Wackys set is on sale, and the artwork looks dynamite! Especially with the addition of sketch cards, there is no reason for holding back on buying some! Topps never did expand the purchase window, so get them now, before someone else finds your sketch card!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 11, 2021, 02:26:56 PM
Time for another March Wonky!
(https://i.postimg.cc/WDP3LX4q/WP21-March-WONKY-GRAPE-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDP3LX4q)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 11, 2021, 02:37:40 PM
Time for another March Wonky!
(https://i.postimg.cc/WDP3LX4q/WP21-March-WONKY-GRAPE-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDP3LX4q)

Fantastic!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on March 11, 2021, 06:30:19 PM
Here's a peek at a few of the sketch cards I did for March.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/topps_wacky_packages_sketch_cards_1_480x480.jpg)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/files/topps_wacky_packages_sketch_cards_2_480x480.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Alexeirex on March 11, 2021, 11:43:53 PM
What's happening in March? A new series?
A
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 12, 2021, 01:52:55 AM
What's happening in March? A new series?
A

The continuation of the 2021 Monthly Wackys, but with sketch cards randomly inserted this time.  The March set is available for order on the Topps site until noonish next Wednesday.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on March 12, 2021, 06:11:29 AM
Here's a peek at a few of the sketch cards I did for March.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/articles/topps_wacky_packages_sketch_cards_1_480x480.jpg)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1444/3758/files/topps_wacky_packages_sketch_cards_2_480x480.jpg)

Hey! Thanks for doing sketches of modern Wackys! It seems like the originals get all the love. I got a kick out of seeing your rendition of my Gravy Brain! Thanks! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 12, 2021, 06:45:45 AM
Here's some cool new sketches from Jeff Dionise!
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZBFTZzDG/Jeff-D-sketch-cards.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZBFTZzDG)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: zerostreet on March 12, 2021, 06:52:43 AM
I never tire of the classics...but thought this would be a nice break from them.


Hey! Thanks for doing sketches of modern Wackys! It seems like the originals get all the love. I got a kick out of seeing your rendition of my Gravy Brain! Thanks! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 12, 2021, 09:59:29 AM
Looks like a lot of people are still waiting for their February sets to arrive.
My order arrived at Ellenwood, GA on Wednesday, aka the hellhole of Fedex inefficiency.
I won’t receive them until next Friday, even though the ‘expected delivery’ date is today.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on March 12, 2021, 11:38:28 AM
My order arrived at Ellenwood, GA on Wednesday, aka the hellhole of Fedex inefficiency.
I won’t receive them until next Friday, even though the ‘expected delivery’ date is today.

Mine shows it left Florida this morning, even though I now have it in my hands in Terre Haute, Indiana. Go figure.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on March 13, 2021, 06:01:31 AM
Time for another March Wonky!
(https://i.postimg.cc/WDP3LX4q/WP21-March-WONKY-GRAPE-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDP3LX4q)

Ape Green Beans meets Planet of the Grapes?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Alexeirex on March 13, 2021, 06:18:27 PM
The continuation of the 2021 Monthly Wackys, but with sketch cards randomly inserted this time.  The March set is available for order on the Topps site until noonish next Wednesday.

Any idea of the chances of getting a sketch card? Does one come with every set ordered?
A
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 13, 2021, 06:40:04 PM
Here's another March Wonky for all the pupsi fans out there (especially those named Mark)!

(https://i.postimg.cc/tYLyLC2S/WP21-Wonky-Pupto-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tYLyLC2S)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on March 13, 2021, 06:57:48 PM
Here's another March Wonky for all the pupsi fans out there (especially those named Mark)!

(https://i.postimg.cc/tYLyLC2S/WP21-Wonky-Pupto-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tYLyLC2S)

Awesome, Neil!  Wonky in multiple ways!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 13, 2021, 07:36:39 PM
Awesome, Neil!  Wonky in multiple ways!

Thanks a bunch! There's lots more cool titles in the upcoming March set, so keep your eyes peeled
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: MoldRush on March 13, 2021, 10:11:29 PM
Looks like the Wonkys have evolved into something more like a Wacky Mash-Up, where elements of a second vintage Wacky become part of the new spoof.  I think most would agree these are even better than the Wonkys made for the weekly sets.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on March 14, 2021, 09:02:50 AM
Looks like the Wonkys have evolved into something more like a Wacky Mash-Up, where elements of a second vintage Wacky become part of the new spoof.  I think most would agree these are even better than the Wonkys made for the weekly sets.

Why not do Wonkys mashing up any 1970's Wacky Package entries with 1985 and 1991 Wacky Packages entries?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 14, 2021, 01:06:50 PM
Looks like the Wonkys have evolved into something more like a Wacky Mash-Up, where elements of a second vintage Wacky become part of the new spoof.  I think most would agree these are even better than the Wonkys made for the weekly sets.

Glad you like them! Sometimes, combining two wackys does make the idea better (but not always). Depending on the Wonky, I think some characters seem to fly better solo.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on March 14, 2021, 02:28:57 PM
Some of the new March sketch cards from Pat Chaimuang!
(https://i.postimg.cc/SJsKgVkf/pc-sketch.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJsKgVkf)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 14, 2021, 03:37:44 PM
Some of the new March sketch cards from Pat Chaimuang!

nice!

so what happened to the topps site? the March page is updated and all the text regarding the sketches is now gone.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 14, 2021, 04:02:56 PM
nice!

so what happened to the topps site? the March page is updated and all the text regarding the sketches is now gone.

That is odd.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 14, 2021, 04:13:55 PM
I just checked the page and it now says "Available 1 month ONLY!"

But then the countdown timer says expires in 2 days...haha.

Which is it?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 14, 2021, 05:40:45 PM
I just checked the page and it now says "Available 1 month ONLY!"

But then the countdown timer says expires in 2 days...haha.

Which is it?
and
"Ships in 7-10 Days" or "Ships in 3-5 Days".
Take your choice.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on March 14, 2021, 08:26:24 PM
and
"Ships in 7-10 Days" or "Ships in 3-5 Days".
Take your choice.

how bout it never ships!!! :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on March 15, 2021, 03:38:52 AM
That is odd.

That is Topps.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on March 16, 2021, 02:12:44 AM
I just received this email, today, March 16:

Your package from TOPPS.COM is scheduled for delivery today:
   
SCHEDULED DELIVERY
Fri 3/12/2021
estimated between 9:45am and 2:00pm
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 16, 2021, 02:24:22 AM
I just received this email, today, March 16:

Your package from TOPPS.COM is scheduled for delivery today:
   
SCHEDULED DELIVERY
Fri 3/12/2021
estimated between 9:45am and 2:00pm

Good grief!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 16, 2021, 06:58:10 AM
I got an email also after mine had already arrived.

I guess it's the thought that counts.  :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on March 16, 2021, 08:03:09 PM
I ordered 10 sets.  The collation was good and I amassed a full set of everything in the first 7 sets.  However, one of the 7 sets was wrongly packed by a Topps employee and contained only the basic set of 20 and no Wonky, playing cards, or coupons. Given how much of a nuisance it is to complain to Topps, I don't plan to, so that set is available.  And I still have three fully unwrapped sets that I can make available for sale if anyone wants one - hopefully they include all the bonus cards (which I can check).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on March 16, 2021, 10:18:16 PM
Mine arrived a day earlier than FedUp said it would, which was nice.  I also appreciated the good collation of this set, as I bought 6 sets and received all the coupons and Wonkys (and playing cards).  I can only hope that Topps will continue this distribution of the extras....but I'm not gonna hold my breath.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 17, 2021, 02:03:36 AM
Mine arrived a day earlier than FedUp said it would, which was nice.  I also appreciated the good collation of this set, as I bought 6 sets and received all the coupons and Wonkys (and playing cards).  I can only hope that Topps will continue this distribution of the extras....but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

I am truly hoping that the good collation continues, too.  They obviously CAN do it, so they should always do it.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Alexeirex on March 17, 2021, 12:56:18 PM
I thought today was the last day to order the March set! It's gone from the website now...I wanted a chance at the sketch...
A
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 17, 2021, 01:09:54 PM
I thought today was the last day to order the March set! It's gone from the website now...I wanted a chance at the sketch...
A

It should have been up until around noon EDT.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 17, 2021, 02:49:28 PM
March sales of 625.

Up somewhat from the ~550 of Jan/Feb. Due to the sketch cards?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on March 21, 2021, 06:33:00 PM
I just checked the page and it now says "Available 1 month ONLY!"

But then the countdown timer says expires in 2 days...haha.

Which is it?
and
"Ships in 7-10 Days" or "Ships in 3-5 Days".
Take your choice.

Glad to see the sales numbers were up this month I guess due to the sketches, but wth was up with all those website shenanigans?  I can't help but picture some web admin with a beer just making random changes.   :] :]  (it's not true, but hey)

Are they really going to ship in 3-5 days?  N.O. W.A.Y.  :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: rdsjnk on March 29, 2021, 06:14:51 PM
Anybody receive shipping notice for March?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on March 30, 2021, 08:03:36 AM
Anybody receive shipping notice for March?

No, not yet.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on March 30, 2021, 08:21:30 AM
No, not yet.

I'm thinking Friday.

Update - got a shipping notice from Fedex at 2:44 pm today, Wednesday.  Better get my envelopes ready!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on March 31, 2021, 01:50:15 PM
I'm thinking Friday.

Update - got a shipping notice from Fedex at 2:44 pm today, Wednesday.  Better get my envelopes ready!
Got my FedEx notice a couple hours later, 3:40 pm CT
These will NOT be going thru Georgia. No more of those lies and delays.
I hope!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 01, 2021, 02:28:09 AM
Got my FedEx notice a couple hours later, 3:40 pm CT
These will NOT be going thru Georgia. No more of those lies and delays.
I hope!

Well, mine seem to have been sent from Florida to Indianapolis, which is a first for me.  It isn't exactly on the way to Long Island...........  Tracking still says the package will arrive here by 8pm today, but I am quite skeptical.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on April 01, 2021, 02:48:10 AM
Well, mine seem to have been sent from Florida to Indianapolis, which is a first for me.  It isn't exactly on the way to Long Island...........  Tracking still says the package will arrive here by 8pm today, but I am quite skeptical.

Please post pics of your sketches when you receive your cards. I hope you get some sweet ones!

Andrew
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 01, 2021, 08:33:32 AM
Well, mine seem to have been sent from Florida to Indianapolis, which is a first for me.  It isn't exactly on the way to Long Island...........  Tracking still says the package will arrive here by 8pm today, but I am quite skeptical.
Same here. Indianapolis. I guess I’m happy it wasn’t sent to Georgia? But Indiana is certainly out of the way from FL to TX.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on April 01, 2021, 09:14:28 AM
My tracking reports that the package left Indianapolis at 9:29am today and arrived in Philadelphia at 10:51am...faster than any commercial flight.  Go Fedex!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 01, 2021, 10:21:11 AM
My tracking reports that the package left Indianapolis at 9:29am today and arrived in Philadelphia at 10:51am...faster than any commercial flight.  Go Fedex!

My package spent about 5 hours and 20 minutes in Indianapolis, and then somehow made it to Jamaica in 36 minutes  :o  I might actually get this today, but not in time to send anything out.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bigtomi on April 01, 2021, 11:20:47 AM
made it to Jamaica in 36 minutes  :o
Ya, mon!

I know you meant Jamaica, Queens.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 01, 2021, 12:08:37 PM
Ya, mon!

I know you meant Jamaica, Queens.

 :] :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 01, 2021, 01:33:48 PM
Received!
Same yellow boxes as January.
Completed Puzzle cards are now 19 and 20. Yes!
Pulled a Pat Chaimuang sketch in box four, but cant open the rest just yet.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on April 01, 2021, 01:38:32 PM
My package spent about 5 hours and 20 minutes in Indianapolis, and then somehow made it to Jamaica in 36 minutes

That must be like the flight I took from Atlanta to Birmingham, and I got there before I left.  However, it took me over 2 hours to fly back.  I'm still scratching my head over that one.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 01, 2021, 02:01:15 PM
So, 17 sets in, and I have 3 sketches, but only one coupon set, and 3 Wonky sets.  The coupons seem to be in groups of 4 again, but not consecutive.  The playing cards are all over the place - one se had two of the same playing card.

Yellow boxes are included this time.  More to follow!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 01, 2021, 02:27:56 PM
So, 17 sets in, and I have 3 sketches,
I think you beat the odds, or else they didn’t go in my favor. I was just 1 sketch for 10
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: OutofStep on April 01, 2021, 02:32:11 PM
I think you beat the odds, or else they didn’t go in my favor. I was just 1 sketch for 10

1 sketch for 10 sets for me too.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 01, 2021, 02:48:02 PM
Nope, I didn't beat the odds - no sketches in the remaining 13 sets.  1:10 seems to be the insert ratio for sketches.

I ended up with:
5 sets of coupons, with a group of four to trade for a group of four.
13 sets of the playing cards, with a mish mosh to trade to complete 2 sets.
Only 4 sets of Wonkys.  Horrendous collation there!!

See you in the trading thread!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 02, 2021, 03:18:58 AM
Please post pics of your sketches when you receive your cards. I hope you get some sweet ones!

Andrew

Here you go!

(https://i.postimg.cc/w3BDHZfy/100-2456.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w3BDHZfy)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on April 02, 2021, 05:40:18 AM
Here you go!

(https://i.postimg.cc/w3BDHZfy/100-2456.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w3BDHZfy)

Thanks Pat. Nice sketches!

Andrew
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on April 02, 2021, 07:22:16 AM
Thanks Pat. Nice sketches!

Andrew

A nice assortment - one from each artist!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on April 02, 2021, 09:15:09 AM
I'm glad they added sketches to these. Now more sets will sell and I can secure a base set for cheap!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 02, 2021, 02:11:18 PM
Has anyone used the Topps Wacky boxes as mailers?  As I was contemplating the pile of 30 yellow boxes sitting in my living room, it crossed my mind that with mailing labels and some tape, that might be a good way to reuse them before they just get recycled or tossed.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on April 04, 2021, 06:46:11 AM
I wonder if there will be a preview of the April 2021 Wacky Packages set this week with the ordering coming the following week on April 14, 2021 (The day before Income Tax due date but it's extended to May 2021 this year during the COVID pandemic envolving into COVID vaccine rollout - speaking of Income Tax due, why not a Wacky Packages sticker pack spoof called "Tax-ey Packages"?).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on April 04, 2021, 06:03:56 PM
If the plan is to release each month on the second Wednesday of the month, then the April release would be NEXT week, right?

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on April 06, 2021, 01:46:48 PM
Yay, got my March sets in the mail!  Nice to have the box back.  Looking forward to April.   :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Starducks on April 06, 2021, 02:32:25 PM
Just got my march set really enjoying all the titles my favorite is fang and tang unfortunately no sketch card but I only bought 1 set so that's expected still great month and looking forward to aprils batch!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on April 06, 2021, 10:10:02 PM
My March sets are still stuck in Ellenwood, GA.....again. :sad:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on April 07, 2021, 06:10:31 AM
Just got my march set really enjoying all the titles my favorite is fang and tang unfortunately no sketch card but I only bought 1 set so that's expected still great month and looking forward to aprils batch!

Funny thing about Fanga/Fanta. I originally drew it with a more Bela Lugosi-type vampire, buy my Vamp/Amp got painted at the same time (which also uses a classic vampire), so a Nosferatu-style bloodsucker was a nice way to create some variety! Thanks to Brent Engstrom for making that switch! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Starducks on April 07, 2021, 12:01:16 PM
Woah thats so cool I didnt know writers and painters hung out in these forums nice to meet you pete and huge fan of your work keep making amazing titles :)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on April 08, 2021, 05:37:26 AM
Woah thats so cool I didnt know writers and painters hung out in these forums nice to meet you pete and huge fan of your work keep making amazing titles :)

Thanks for the compliment! Inside this 54 year old is hiding that 7 year old kid still drawing funny pictures of the teacher in class, trying to make the other kids laugh. It is very satisfying when the attempt is successful!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 08, 2021, 03:53:50 PM
sneak peek, from the FB Wacky Packages page

(https://i.postimg.cc/3wqM5Pmb/WP-April-Wrapper.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 08, 2021, 03:55:13 PM
sneak peek, from the FB Wacky Packages page

(https://i.postimg.cc/3wqM5Pmb/WP-April-Wrapper.jpg)

Looks like Easter has struck!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on April 08, 2021, 06:18:16 PM
sneak peek, from the FB Wacky Packages page

(https://i.postimg.cc/3wqM5Pmb/WP-April-Wrapper.jpg)

That is one cool pack!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on April 08, 2021, 06:43:39 PM
I love an Easter themed set, but wondering if these parodies should have been in the March set. Most people got their March sets in the mail during Easter week.
The timing was perfect.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on April 08, 2021, 08:28:39 PM
I love an Easter themed set, but wondering if these parodies should have been in the March set. Most people got their March sets in the mail during Easter week.
The timing was perfect.

Exactly, Topps really needs a product manager for this series who can keep things straight.  Still excited for the new set, but man, Topps give me a call if you can't work it out.   :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on April 09, 2021, 04:42:04 AM
I love an Easter themed set, but wondering if these parodies should have been in the March set. Most people got their March sets in the mail during Easter week.
The timing was perfect.

While I agree; however when looking back at these years from now, it will make more sense in an April set.  Topps just needs to get these printed and shipped faster so we'll have them at a relevant time now.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 09, 2021, 05:00:25 AM
While I agree; however when looking back at these years from now, it will make more sense in an April set.  Topps just needs to get these printed and shipped faster so we'll have them at a relevant time now.

I considered this when I saw the Easter parodies on the April wrapper, and came to the same conclusion that April makes sense.  Just like having Halloween titles in the October set, even if we get them a few weeks later.  I guess the problem is that Easter is sometimes in March.  But, this year it was April.

Looking forward to some sweet Wackys!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on April 09, 2021, 05:13:55 AM
I'm glad you all seem to like the Easter-related Wackys! The one problem was finding "spoof-able" targets, since there are relatively few Easter-specific products. If you all have any particular suggestions for items to crack on, I'd really appreciate the help! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 09, 2021, 05:41:20 AM
I'm glad you all seem to like the Easter-related Wackys! The one problem was finding "spoof-able" targets, since there are relatively few Easter-specific products. If you all have any particular suggestions for items to crack on, I'd really appreciate the help! - Pete

Just from the wrapper title card, it looks like the major name brands of specific Easter candies are covered.  Maybe a Russell Stover egg or bunny title?  Jelly beans?

Paas was already done really well as a bonus card in ANS, but maybe there is something else to do with that.

I can only imagine what people could come up with for "Easter Grass," but I'm sure that will be a non-starter with Topps  :o
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on April 09, 2021, 07:07:58 AM
Thanks for the ideas! What about "Ether Grass" with a bunny knocked out from the fumes? I may have to draw that up! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on April 09, 2021, 09:52:41 AM
I considered this when I saw the Easter parodies on the April wrapper, and came to the same conclusion that April makes sense.  I guess the problem is that Easter is sometimes in March.  But, this year it was April.

Since Easter can range from March 22 to April 25, there are 10 days in March and 25 in April, so if every date had an equal chance, there would be a 5/7 chance that it would fall in April.  And actually March 22nd only occurs around once every 450 years, so it's even better than 5/7 chance for April.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Brian Mc on April 10, 2021, 09:04:23 AM
Has the misspelling in Subpar-ro been brought up? Is it on purpose... you know, because it's "sub-par"?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 10, 2021, 09:08:03 AM
Has the misspelling in Subpar-ro been brought up? Is it on purpose... you know, because it's "sub-par"?

I was hoping it was deliberate.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on April 12, 2021, 03:32:03 PM
This Wednesday will be the new esster. More wackies.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 14, 2021, 09:14:17 AM
April set is up

No sketches this month

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-april.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/g0zgHYVT/B30-A82-D7-8-DE9-4523-B4-B1-7-BF51-E8-B795-C.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on April 14, 2021, 10:06:21 AM
Glad there are no sketches this time.  Kind of a relief!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on April 14, 2021, 10:07:31 AM
April set is up

No sketches this month

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-april.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/g0zgHYVT/B30-A82-D7-8-DE9-4523-B4-B1-7-BF51-E8-B795-C.jpg)

Wonder how Topps' Fearios will look compared to the Package Parodies version...

(https://i.postimg.cc/Thpd0G0M/001-13485-57178-1615429384.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Thpd0G0M)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on April 14, 2021, 12:35:24 PM
Damn, I hate Topps website.

Went to order the new set and had to go through a new security page to check my browser and answer captchas.

Then I had to log in and answer MORE captchas.  Then it emptied my cart.

The I went to the cart and there were double the sets.

Then I had to wrestle with it to edit the cart.  Finally deleted the cart and started over.

Walked through the slow screens to get to the payment and finish the order.

God, why such an ordeal to order some stickers???
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on April 14, 2021, 12:39:14 PM
Damn, I hate Topps website.

Went to order the new set and had to go through a new security page to check my browser and answer captchas.

Then I had to log in and answer MORE captchas.  Then it emptied my cart.

The I went to the cart and there were double the sets.

Then I had to wrestle with it to edit the cart.  Finally deleted the cart and started over.

Walked through the slow screens to get to the payment and finish the order.

God, why such an ordeal to order some stickers???

Because it's Topps.  Par for the course.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jeffcaff on April 14, 2021, 04:17:06 PM
They are probably preparing for next week when they release their first Baseball NFT set.   Probably going to sell out fast and they don't want bots ordering.  Personally, I am going to pass. Just a guess.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 14, 2021, 04:24:04 PM
They are probably preparing for next week when they release their first Baseball NFT set.   Probably going to sell out fast and they don't want bots ordering.  Personally, I am going to pass. Just a guess.

My first attempt to order never made it to the cart, and then I had to do captcha twice as well.  The NFT is the blockchain stuff, right?  I hope they never do that with Wackys.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 14, 2021, 04:54:22 PM
They are probably preparing for next week when they release their first Baseball NFT set.   Probably going to sell out fast and they don't want bots ordering.  Personally, I am going to pass. Just a guess.
I'm still surprised the GPK was their first NFT, and not baseball. Those sold out in seconds. I'm sure this'll be the same.
I think you're right about the extra levels of bot denials being set up for this.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on April 14, 2021, 06:45:46 PM
April set is up

No sketches this month

https://www.topps.com/cards-collectibles/online-brands/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-april.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/g0zgHYVT/B30-A82-D7-8-DE9-4523-B4-B1-7-BF51-E8-B795-C.jpg)

Wonder what "Drac-Car" spoofs?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 14, 2021, 06:50:44 PM
Wonder what "Drac-Car" spoofs?
Drakkar Noir
Check it out in:
http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6077.msg114624#msg114624
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on April 14, 2021, 09:10:27 PM
Just don't understand the appeal of NFT.  to collect an intangible thing?  someone tell me what I a missing
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on April 15, 2021, 03:33:42 AM
Just don't understand the appeal of NFT.  to collect an intangible thing?  someone tell me what I a missing


Mattel now has virtual Hot Wheels.  They have a Hot Wheels ID Free App. When you purchase a Hot Wheels ID Car, the car has a chip on the base that allows you to scan the car which puts a virtual version of it in your app. So for the most part , you have a real car and can also race it in the app. They do have a few virtual only cars that were given out at events in the form of a scannable chip only. So there is not much resale of the virtual cars; as most people collect them physically and virtually. The virtual cars look pretty cool. So the concept is spreading to other areas quickly.

(https://i.postimg.cc/23VzQ5cx/IMG-7242.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/23VzQ5cx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xXSnV30s/IMG-7238.png) (https://postimg.cc/xXSnV30s)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on April 15, 2021, 06:48:26 AM
Just don't understand the appeal of NFT.  to collect an intangible thing?  someone tell me what I a missing

Getting people ready for digital currency and introducing blockchain technology into the vernacular.  A lot of people seem to be ready for this blockchain changeover.  I mean what if the digital art asset (sticker, 3d-model, etc) could be holographic and the detail indiscernible from reality (in the future)?  Since the qty available at the time of sale is secured in the blockchain, it will be a real way to collect.  I am old so I don't get it, but a lot of people are ready to go.  We've had digital video games for a while (which I try to stay away from).

Wait until food is on the blockchain.  Then we're going to get pretty slim and trim.   :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on April 15, 2021, 11:58:59 AM
Just don't understand the appeal of NFT.  to collect an intangible thing?  someone tell me what I a missing

Have you ever had an empty bottle?  Well, it wasn't really empty because there wasn't a vacuum inside it - there was air.  So you really didn't have something intangible, you had a bottle of air.  NFT is kind of like that.  You can't really hold it (except in its container) and you can see it, but you can't really remove it from the container to examine it, so you can't truly hold it in your hand.  I don't see the appeal either.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 15, 2021, 12:35:34 PM
Have you ever had an empty bottle?  Well, it wasn't really empty because there wasn't a vacuum inside it - there was air.  So you really didn't have something intangible, you had a bottle of air.  NFT is kind of like that.  You can't really hold it (except in its container) and you can see it, but you can't really remove it from the container to examine it, so you can't truly hold it in your hand.  I don't see the appeal either.

More stuff on servers that I'll have to buy electronic protection against being hacked?  Maybe even blockchain loss insurance?   >( >(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on April 15, 2021, 12:41:35 PM
More stuff on servers that I'll have to buy electronic protection against being hacked?  Maybe even blockchain loss insurance?

I'm sure that's coming!

I'm too old school.  I want something I can hold in my hand - even magazines that I want to keep.  The ones I'm going to read and toss can be electronic.

Will we ever see NFT comic books?  Would that make any sense?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 15, 2021, 01:06:51 PM
I got emails from Topps and Paypal about my April order from yesterday, but it doesn't show in my Topps account.  Has anyone else noticed this?  just to check my Topps account this afternoon I had to do 6 Captchas!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on April 16, 2021, 07:18:40 AM
In the April Wacky Packages set: Was "Furious George" a contender for the 2014 Wacky Packages series RIDICIOUS READS subset but might have gotten replaced in favor of a lost 1990's Wacky called "Richie Retch"?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on April 16, 2021, 07:54:11 AM
In the April Wacky Packages set: Was "Furious George" a contender for the 2014 Wacky Packages series RIDICIOUS READS subset but might have gotten replaced in favor of a lost 1990's Wacky called "Richie Retch"?

i don't know but that is cool one of my favorites!! :] :] :] :] :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on April 16, 2021, 10:19:21 AM
i don't know but that is cool one of my favorites!! :] :] :] :] :]
If you look on the Spreadsheet, ANS4 was going to have card backs called Wacky DVDs before the Wacky Coupons were kept. Seven roughs of these are known to exist; one of them was Furious George.

UPDATE: The number is now 11; see below.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on April 16, 2021, 11:01:55 AM
Here are my three for April:


(https://i.postimg.cc/gw6pJtWb/wp-monthlycheapsfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gw6pJtWb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jw0bJ6xw/wp-monthlycrushedfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jw0bJ6xw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YG6wN40X/wp-monthlyshebadfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YG6wN40X)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on April 16, 2021, 11:31:56 AM
Outstanding!   :great: :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on April 16, 2021, 01:07:42 PM
If you look on the Spreadsheet, ANS4 was going to have card backs called Wacky DVDs before the Wacky Coupons were kept. Seven roughs of these are known to exist; one of them was Furious George.

Here's the ANS4 concept you're referring to:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm/ans6-concept-george.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm)

And here are the 6 dvd titles that were originally planned for ANS4:
(https://i.postimg.cc/8792gMMK/ANS4-DVD-concepts.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8792gMMK)

AMENDMENT: i had originally credited Paul Harris as the writer for some of the ANS tv/movie concepts, but I meant to say Adam Harris. He  was the original writer for "Furious George", "Scary Poppins",  "Gnome Alone", and "Gross". My apologies for the mixup Adam!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on April 16, 2021, 01:29:54 PM
In the April Wacky Packages set: Was "Furious George" a contender for the 2014 Wacky Packages series RIDICIOUS READS subset but might have gotten replaced in favor of a lost 1990's Wacky called "Richie Retch"?
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I drew the April Furious George because I thought the Ridiculous Reads were hilarious, and wanted to add to the library. I didn't know the idea had been suggested before. I sent in several others at the same time, including "Are you my Mugger?"- Pete's
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on April 16, 2021, 04:25:31 PM
Here's the ANS4 concept you're referring to:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm/ans6-concept-george.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm)

And here are the 6 dvd titles that were originally planned for ANS4:
(https://i.postimg.cc/8792gMMK/ANS4-DVD-concepts.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8792gMMK)

If memory serves correctly, Paul Harris was the original writer for "Scary Poppins" and "Gnome Alone" but I'm not 100% certain. Maybe Paul can verify that.
Hey Neil, if you look at the Lost Wackys page at lostwackys.com, you'll see some you missed. They are:

*Dawn of the Dead Head,
*Fiends,
*March of the Penguin,
*The Simpletons,
*Swinefeld.

You should add these to the picture as well.

And you did the rough art for most, if not all, of these, you modest fellow, you!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on April 17, 2021, 04:15:28 AM
Here's the ANS4 concept you're referring to:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm/ans6-concept-george.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm)

And here are the 6 dvd titles that were originally planned for ANS4:
(https://i.postimg.cc/8792gMMK/ANS4-DVD-concepts.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8792gMMK)

If memory serves correctly, Paul Harris was the original writer for "Scary Poppins" and "Gnome Alone" but I'm not 100% certain. Maybe Paul can verify that.

Too bad Scary Poppins and Gnome Alone can't make future Wacky monthly sets thanks to Disney's C&D on Wackys after the planned but withdrawn Star Wars Wacky Packages set situation.

The Grease spoof "Gross" could be revamped as a takeoff of the 1978 Grease movie soundtrack album for a future Wacky Packages Old School series (Even if it part of a 1970's subset!).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on April 17, 2021, 11:40:18 AM
Here's the ANS4 concept you're referring to:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm/ans6-concept-george.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q95d1jkm)

And here are the 6 dvd titles that were originally planned for ANS4:
(https://i.postimg.cc/8792gMMK/ANS4-DVD-concepts.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8792gMMK)

If memory serves correctly, Paul Harris was the original writer for "Scary Poppins" and "Gnome Alone" but I'm not 100% certain. Maybe Paul can verify that.

Still awesome - i think i own the Rough to FIENDS which i also LOVE!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 21, 2021, 12:49:17 PM
April ‘Pritn’ Run of 592.

Holding steady.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on April 21, 2021, 01:34:19 PM
April ‘Pritn’ Run of 592.

Holding steady.

Lol, I hda to go look for miself.  Sure enough they misplled the word.  I would nevre do that :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on April 25, 2021, 09:16:25 AM
Still awesome - i think i own the Rough to FIENDS which i also LOVE!!

Ha! That's one of the TV concepts we proposed for the same set. Here's a couple of them:

(https://i.postimg.cc/HVRjNZT3/fiends-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HVRjNZT3)
(https://i.postimg.cc/NLP0yJ2Y/swinefeld-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NLP0yJ2Y)

I'll post more as I find them...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on April 25, 2021, 09:26:32 AM
Ha! That's one of the TV concepts we proposed for the same set. Here's a couple of them:

(https://i.postimg.cc/HVRjNZT3/fiends-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HVRjNZT3)
(https://i.postimg.cc/NLP0yJ2Y/swinefeld-L.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/NLP0yJ2Y)

I'll post more as I find them...

Those are great!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on April 30, 2021, 04:53:37 AM
I called Topps last week to verify that they had my April order (turns out that somehow I forgot to login to their site when I ordered).  After being on hold for 45 minutes, I found out they did, but the reason for this post is to pass on that I was also told that they are expected to ship between 4/30 and 5/5.  So, we might start getting notices today.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: rdsjnk on April 30, 2021, 01:39:36 PM
 :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on April 30, 2021, 03:12:24 PM
Neil, here's the Wacky DVDs I've seen so far:

*Dawn of the Dead Head,
*Fiends,
*Furious George,
*Gnome Alone,
*Gross,
*March of the Penguin,
*Paws,
*Plump Fiction,
*Scary Poppins,
*The Simpletons,
*Swinefeld.

Now, since every Wacky Coupon list (except for ANS3) has numbered 20, and there's only 11 here, are you still looking for the rest of them or have you found them all yet?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on May 03, 2021, 04:12:03 PM
Neil, here's the Wacky DVDs I've seen so far:

*Dawn of the Dead Head,
*Fiends,
*Furious George,
*Gnome Alone,
*Gross,
*March of the Penguin,
*Paws,
*Plump Fiction,
*Scary Poppins,
*The Simpletons,
*Swinefeld.

Now, since every Wacky Coupon list (except for ANS3) has numbered 20, and there's only 11 here, are you still looking for the rest of them or have you found them all yet?


This could possibly be all of them but there might be a couple of stragglers. If I find any more, I'll certainly post them. By the way, the idea was originally planned as a small subset (about 9 or 10 cards), separate from the coupons. I remember doing a few extras so that we had more choices.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on May 04, 2021, 07:16:35 PM

This could possibly be all of them but there might be a couple of stragglers. If I find any more, I'll certainly post them. By the way, the idea was originally planned as a small subset (about 9 or 10 cards), separate from the coupons. I remember doing a few extras so that we had more choices.
Oh, so it was probably going to be like ANS3 - 10 DVDs and 10 coupons. Maybe this list is all of them.

I wonder which of the 20 coupons we did get would've been the 10 that were selected. Well, I guess we'll never know.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 05, 2021, 09:57:08 AM
Sneak for next week’s release

(https://i.postimg.cc/QNHzmSFd/AAAFEEF3-74-E2-405-B-974-C-CCC566497-A03.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mysteryman on May 05, 2021, 07:48:37 PM
Hello..,,this is Adam Harris-I was the concept writer for Scary Poppins,Gross,Gnome Alone and Furious George (as a DVD)..i collaborated on these with Neil..Furious George started out as a DVD..but good to see it was used in some way..Adam also did the concepts for Snorox,Lifesavings,Watchemacrawlit(ANS3),Closed Up Toothpaste,Sylbrainia(ANS5) and Drac's Coffin Cakes(ANS6) which i also collaborated with Neil on..:)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on May 06, 2021, 05:29:43 AM
Hello..,,this is Adam Harris-I was the concept writer for Scary Poppins,Gross,Gnome Alone and Furious George (as a DVD)..i collaborated on these with Neil..Furious George started out as a DVD..but good to see it was used in some way..Adam also did the concepts for Snorox,Lifesavings,Watchemacrawlit(ANS3),Closed Up Toothpaste,Sylbrainia(ANS5) and Drac's Coffin Cakes(ANS6) which i also collaborated with Neil on..:)

Hi Adam!, Sorry to snatch Furious George from you. I had no idea it had been done before. With so many artists drawing so many gags over so many years, it becomes impossible not to duplicate concepts. I have definitely seen my share of ideas sent in go to someone else. Welcome to the club! Any relation to Paul Harris? You two would make a dynamic duo!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on May 06, 2021, 06:10:57 AM
Hello..,,this is Adam Harris-I was the concept writer for Scary Poppins,Gross,Gnome Alone and Furious George (as a DVD)..i collaborated on these with Neil..Furious George started out as a DVD..but good to see it was used...

Hi Adam,  in my previous post i inadvertently credited Paul Harris as the writer for some of the dvd titles.  Sorry for the mixup, but I've corrected my earlier post. Thanks for writing so many great concepts!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Lavirus on May 06, 2021, 08:14:32 AM
With so many artists drawing so many gags over so many years, it becomes impossible not to duplicate concepts.

The Master Spreadsheet lists everything that's been officially published, just check there when in doubt!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on May 06, 2021, 08:36:19 AM
Ironically, we live in the same state but on opposite ends, many hours away.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on May 06, 2021, 10:34:19 AM
The Master Spreadsheet lists everything that's been officially published, just check there when in doubt!

Trying to avoid drawing something that Topps has already done is certainly a big enough challenge, but the bigger one is trying not to duplicate the previously drawn (BUT NEVER PUBLISHED) roughs of other artists! If anyone ever wants to tackle THAT Master List, I'd be forever grateful!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 06, 2021, 10:48:28 AM
Trying to avoid drawing something that Topps has already done is certainly a big enough challenge, but the bigger one is trying not to duplicate the previously drawn (BUT NEVER PUBLISHED) roughs of other artists! If anyone ever wants to tackle THAT Master List, I'd be forever grateful!

Bite your tongue  >( >( >( >(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mysteryman on May 06, 2021, 01:03:42 PM
  Hi again..Hi, Roughwriter-nice to meet you..its really the only way to spoof Curious George..so you didnt take it away-ideas are crazy things..lol we did a version of Fancy Beast and someone else came up with a version that got in...i saw yours very nice-great use of color you nailed it-Paul and i are unrelated..we just happen to have the same last name and into Wackies and we did do some collaborating when we first connected thru The Wrapper- Thanks,Neil..not a problem-it was fun collaborating and very grateful to you for taking a chance on me...i REALLY MISS it!!..i have some NEW concepts that i have drawn..just sitting here in a folder-drew these a few years ago with color pencil.-made an attempt to get back in with the gang when Colin Walton was in charge..that didnt go well-(my art wasnt good enough to just be a writer,I guess)-just a very unprofessional response via email..devastated me so much..i stopped eating,lost weight,gave up the idea of doing Wackys again....lol..Paul.yes..we live on the opposites end of Mass.very frustrating but hope you are doing well..i still have that custom made Jay Lynch sketch you got for me,very nice of you..Mountain Goo-i put it in a silver frame... I check out this site from time to time..i havnet bought any new Wackies since the Old School series 6..its overwhelming all the new stuff thats out..i miss the kisscut stickers..:( but whatcha gonna do?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on May 07, 2021, 12:00:04 PM
  Hi again..Hi, Roughwriter-nice to meet you..its really the only way to spoof Curious George..so you didnt take it away-ideas are crazy things..lol we did a version of Fancy Beast and someone else came up with a version that got in...i saw yours very nice-great use of color you nailed it-Paul and i are unrelated..we just happen to have the same last name and into Wackies and we did do some collaborating when we first connected thru The Wrapper- Thanks,Neil..not a problem-it was fun collaborating and very grateful to you for taking a chance on me...i REALLY MISS it!!..i have some NEW concepts that i have drawn..just sitting here in a folder-drew these a few years ago with color pencil.-made an attempt to get back in with the gang when Colin Walton was in charge..that didnt go well-(my art wasnt good enough to just be a writer,I guess)-just a very unprofessional response via email..devastated me so much..i stopped eating,lost weight,gave up the idea of doing Wackys again....lol..Paul.yes..we live on the opposites end of Mass.very frustrating but hope you are doing well..i still have that custom made Jay Lynch sketch you got for me,very nice of you..Mountain Goo-i put it in a silver frame... I check out this site from time to time..i havnet bought any new Wackies since the Old School series 6..its overwhelming all the new stuff thats out..i miss the kisscut stickers..:( but whatcha gonna do?

   Oh No! You're going to hate me, but Fancy Beast was mine, too! I enjoyed looking at your roughs. They look very similar to the stuff that was being done when Wackys first began. You are right about Topps becoming much more selective. If you ever want me to polish up a rough for you, just let me know! And if you really miss the kiss cuts, check out Jon Gregory's Brand Busters set. He even has some kiss cut plates for sale! Good talking to you!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on May 07, 2021, 12:46:54 PM


Where are all your roughs? What gives?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 07, 2021, 12:52:14 PM
I was also told that they are expected to ship between 4/30 and 5/5.  So, we might start getting notices today.
Well, so much for that expectation 🙄
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 07, 2021, 01:13:21 PM
Well, so much for that expectation 🙄

Yep.  Oh well, another few days when I won't have to go to the PO!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mysteryman on May 07, 2021, 11:32:32 PM
Hey roughwriter..sent you an email and PM..thats soo funny about Fancy Beast as well..we must be in sync with Wacky minds.!! that's two in a row,,lol..both of which i also thought of...ideas are unpredictable..:)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on May 09, 2021, 07:46:16 AM
Sneak for next week’s release

(https://i.postimg.cc/QNHzmSFd/AAAFEEF3-74-E2-405-B-974-C-CCC566497-A03.jpg)

Trips should have been a WONKY PACKAGES entry...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on May 10, 2021, 06:52:40 PM
Prepare for wednesday
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on May 11, 2021, 05:29:03 AM
Almost time for the new set and still haven't got the last one.  :-\
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 11, 2021, 12:38:37 PM
Yep, not even a shipping notice.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on May 12, 2021, 06:02:35 AM
Today's the day, get ready....
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 12, 2021, 07:40:00 AM
May set now available

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-april-1.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/4NrW2N34/0-DB09-BF1-F26-E-4080-A349-CA15-F197-D480.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on May 12, 2021, 08:55:49 AM
May set now available

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-april-1.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/4NrW2N34/0-DB09-BF1-F26-E-4080-A349-CA15-F197-D480.png)
One thing wrong on the checklist: No. 6 should be Goldfinch.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 12, 2021, 09:28:37 AM
And still no shipping notices for April.......
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on May 12, 2021, 10:34:21 AM
Here's a couple of the new titles I painted for May. I'll post more later...

(https://i.postimg.cc/sBRNhSCN/1Up.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sBRNhSCN)

(https://i.postimg.cc/75SBw6JM/Trips.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/75SBw6JM)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on May 12, 2021, 10:44:00 AM
two great ideas, Neil, and fantastic artwork, as usual  :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on May 12, 2021, 10:59:26 AM
two great ideas, Neil, and fantastic artwork, as usual  :great:

Very true, and the REST of the cards are stellar, too! For a solid year now, the "usual gang of idiots" has produced the equivalent of an original series set EVERY SINGLE MONTH! And instead of just grinding out filler material, they paint consistently quality images! To paraphrase Winston Churchill, "Never has So Much been painted by So Few, So Rapidly!" We all should thank each artist for their efforts!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 12, 2021, 11:26:11 AM
Just received a shipping notice for the April set
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on May 12, 2021, 11:29:48 AM
Yes, there continues to be great gags and artwork.  Thanks to all involved!  :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 12, 2021, 01:13:01 PM
Just received a shipping notice for the April set

Me too.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on May 12, 2021, 06:16:45 PM
Soooooo who drew what, besides Mr. Camera?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2021, 01:41:25 AM
With all the new store restrictions going into place, i'm glad we're getting these online

(https://i.postimg.cc/prjyxkRh/Target-Limit.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on May 13, 2021, 02:35:09 AM
That will put the hurt on the scalpers nd drive them all to WalMart.  Interesting.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on May 13, 2021, 02:39:36 AM
Glad to know there are no safety concerns when buying Wackies.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2021, 03:50:29 AM
That will put the hurt on the scalpers nd drive them all to WalMart.  Interesting.
There are stories that Walmart stopped stocking the trading card section as of last week. Just no signs.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 13, 2021, 04:03:05 AM
With all the new store restrictions going into place, i'm glad we're getting these online

(https://i.postimg.cc/prjyxkRh/Target-Limit.jpg)

Wow!  I just googled this, and can't believe some of what I read.  I gave a mint Charizard to my ex-boyfriend's nephew as a birthday present back in 1999 or 2000.  Took me weeks to find it for him.  Now it's a $300,000 card?!?    :o   I hope he still has it (preferably still in the top loader)!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on May 13, 2021, 05:11:18 AM
I heard a news story on the radio about someone who pulled a gun on another guy at Target the other day here in Milwaukee. Before they mentioned why, I thought trading cards. Sure enough! I hope all Targets stop carrying these types of cards. It's affecting my toy collecting there. They limit now what collectors can buy.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Lavirus on May 13, 2021, 05:40:03 AM
I'm out of the loop, can someone point me to a link or summarize what's going on? Restricting trading cards?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2021, 06:17:53 AM
I heard a news story on the radio about someone who pulled a gun on another guy at Target the other day here in Milwaukee.
In self-defense, after coming out of the store with their card purchase and was accosted by several people.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on May 13, 2021, 10:17:13 AM
I hadn't heard about the problems either.  Most of the Targets (and even Walmarts) here don't have much
of a trading card display, and if they have a tiny section, it's in shambles.  The one Target that I've been
lucky enough to find some of the mini-Wackys, it's on a small aisle just near the music section, go figure.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on May 13, 2021, 11:23:20 AM
I know what you mean; my local Super Walmart's trading card section has been a mess for a long time now. Fortunately, I can still get 9-card plastic pages from them, as I'm now down to my last two from the two packages I bought a long time ago.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on May 13, 2021, 11:27:47 AM
I know what you mean; my local Super Walmart's trading card section has been a mess for a long time now. Fortunately, I can still get 9-card plastic pages from them, as I'm now down to my last two from the two packages I bought a long time ago.

they have a good price on those pages? or is there a better priced option to get them from? i am looking for those as well....thx
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on May 13, 2021, 11:41:07 AM
they have a good price on those pages? or is there a better priced option to get them from? i am looking for those as well....thx
I don't know the price; next time I go over there, I'll find out for you. Other than that, the only other place that would probably have them would be a comic book store.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on May 13, 2021, 12:15:25 PM
I know what you mean; my local Super Walmart's trading card section has been a mess for a long time now. Fortunately, I can still get 9-card plastic pages from them, as I'm now down to my last two from the two packages I bought a long time ago.

I bought 9-card sheets from Target a few years ago, and I will never again. They are super thin and flimsy compared to the ones I get from my comic book shop.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on May 13, 2021, 04:42:54 PM
This will hurt the new collector coming into the hobby. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 13, 2021, 06:30:53 PM
little yellow boxes with the April cards now in hand. Really good collation again, but do need a few trades.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on May 13, 2021, 09:56:05 PM
I've been buying the 9-pocket card protectors from Amazon for years now.  I'm pretty sure they're the same as I bought from Target before because I initially searched for the same brand.  About $10 for 70 pages.  Here's the link if interested:

https://www.amazon.com/Guard-Starter-9-Pocket-Pages-Count/dp/B07BHJP4P3/ref=sr_1_15?crid=2TBMRAJD0H0NH&dchild=1&keywords=card+guard+9+pocket&qid=1620967923&sprefix=cardguard+9%2Caps%2C311&sr=8-15
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 14, 2021, 12:07:17 AM
little yellow boxes with the April cards now in hand. Really good collation again, but do need a few trades.

Mine are still in Florida........
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on May 14, 2021, 03:06:13 AM
Haven't even gotten a shipping notice yet.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on May 14, 2021, 07:41:27 AM
Here's my three WPs for this month. Bouncy and Momtrin and spoken for. If anyone wants to purchase Viewblaster just LMK.


(https://i.postimg.cc/RqpWHLCF/wp-monthly-bouncyfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqpWHLCF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dL7LmZD9/wp-monthly-momtrinfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dL7LmZD9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/w7S3WxmY/wp-monthly-viewblasterfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w7S3WxmY)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on May 14, 2021, 03:10:08 PM
With all the new store restrictions going into place, i'm glad we're getting these online

(https://i.postimg.cc/prjyxkRh/Target-Limit.jpg)

Wasn't that last year?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on May 14, 2021, 03:13:37 PM
What does Runs in May 2021 Wacky series spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on May 14, 2021, 03:54:16 PM
What does Runs in May 2021 Wacky series spoof?

Runts candy
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 19, 2021, 09:40:18 AM
Only a few more minutes to pick up May.

And according to Topps, it now includes some April items. (Obviously it actually won’t)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HstgQ0qL/D45-A3-A25-E438-49-CD-9062-FF7159-C01811.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on May 19, 2021, 12:53:49 PM
I noticed that the main page still mentioned free shipping, which was not offered when you placed an order.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on May 19, 2021, 01:57:46 PM
I noticed that the main page still mentioned free shipping, which was not offered when you placed an order.

Perhaps Topps' association with Super Impulse has left them weak to the Dark Side influence of false claims and misrepresentative advertising.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on May 19, 2021, 02:51:43 PM
I noticed that the main page still mentioned free shipping, which was not offered when you placed an order.
May Print Run 532

LOL, I hadn't noticed that about the shipping. Oops!
(https://i.postimg.cc/FH54rb8J/Screen-Shot-2021-05-19-at-4-48-42-PM.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on May 20, 2021, 04:27:53 AM
Here's my three WPs for this month. Bouncy and Momtrin and spoken for. If anyone wants to purchase Viewblaster just LMK.


(https://i.postimg.cc/RqpWHLCF/wp-monthly-bouncyfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqpWHLCF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dL7LmZD9/wp-monthly-momtrinfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dL7LmZD9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/w7S3WxmY/wp-monthly-viewblasterfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w7S3WxmY)

Very nice! I thought the View Blaster art would have sold first.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on May 20, 2021, 05:37:04 AM
Very nice! I thought the View Blaster art would have sold first.

Thanks for the vote of confidence! I thought ViewBlaster was special when I drew it, too. Some of the classic Wackys are so iconic, that trying to reinterpret the product is daunting, but I felt this design was a worthy successor! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on May 23, 2021, 10:55:52 AM
In the May 2021 Wacky set: Is Pesky another Pepsi parody?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on June 02, 2021, 07:16:54 PM
Will it be on June 9, 2021 the June 2021 Wacky Packages set will be ready for order?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 07, 2021, 08:29:00 AM
Wrapper card for the June set, available in two days

(https://i.postimg.cc/3rFgjt2t/B7-D60-F96-8-A8-B-49-D0-9681-F0729-AC47-B1-B.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on June 07, 2021, 08:54:15 AM
Have not received my shipping notification for the May set yet
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 07, 2021, 10:56:23 AM
Wrapper card for the June set, available in two days

(https://i.postimg.cc/3rFgjt2t/B7-D60-F96-8-A8-B-49-D0-9681-F0729-AC47-B1-B.jpg)

Gotta love the new pack! I worry that we'll run out of background colors though. What then? Plaid? Tie Dye?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 09, 2021, 08:13:09 AM
June sets are up

With the return of the guest artist sketch cards at the end of the 3 month period
Should be Fred Wheaton, Sam Gambino, and Simone Arena


https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-june.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/dtTfbBhL/F718-AD21-CF50-4996-BA66-DDCF2-E740-AE9.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 09, 2021, 10:08:06 AM
This snuck up on me, think I lost a week somewhere.  Thanks for the reminder!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on June 09, 2021, 12:02:51 PM
June sets are up

With the return of the guest artist sketch cards at the end of the 3 month period
Should be Fred Wheaton, Sam Gambino, and Simone Arena


https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-june.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/dtTfbBhL/F718-AD21-CF50-4996-BA66-DDCF2-E740-AE9.jpg)

Among the June 2021 list: "Sidewalk Bends" is another book spoof ("Where the Sidewalk Ends"), and I think "Lizzard" is a Dairy Queen Blizzard spoof.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 09, 2021, 12:37:50 PM
Among the June 2021 list: "Sidewalk Bends" is another book spoof ("Where the Sidewalk Ends"), and I think "Lizzard" is a Dairy Queen Blizzard spoof.

Yes, you are correct. Both are my designs, and you guessed right on the source materials. I hear that there's at least one more book in the works, too! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on June 09, 2021, 04:20:18 PM
Yes, you are correct. Both are my designs, and you guessed right on the source materials. I hear that there's at least one more book in the works, too! - Pete

Pete - Why not a Wacky Packages take on a Marc Brown Arthur book or a Geronimo Stilton book or maybe the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Tangle and Whisper graphic novel for future Wacky Packages monthly series?

And regarding the June 2021 "Rookie Crisp" entry: Is it based on the unreleased John Pound Wacky Packages never made 1992 series rough?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on June 09, 2021, 07:03:05 PM
Am I correct in noting that free shipping is back?  I have only ordered one set, the January one, from Topps and purchased base sets for all the other months on ebay.  But it seemed that, at least for last month, there was no free shipping.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on June 09, 2021, 07:36:52 PM
Here's one of the new Wacky pieces I painted for June, "Cap'n Corpse" featuring some of our favorite wacky worms!
(https://i.postimg.cc/ThgSJNq1/wp21-June-Capn.png) (https://postimg.cc/ThgSJNq1)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on June 09, 2021, 07:56:39 PM
Here's one of the new Wacky pieces I painted for June, "Cap'n Corpse" featuring some of our favorite wacky worms!
(https://i.postimg.cc/ThgSJNq1/wp21-June-Capn.png) (https://postimg.cc/ThgSJNq1)

If anyone is interested in the painting, feel free to send me a pm for details.

I always love those little throwbacks to the original series, Neil!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on June 10, 2021, 05:44:33 AM
The May sets should hopefully be shipping soon.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 10, 2021, 07:45:51 AM
The May sets should hopefully be shipping soon.

I think those not shipping yet is why I was surprised that it was time to order June sets  :-\ 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on June 10, 2021, 07:57:35 AM
The May sets should hopefully be shipping soon.

Woudln't it be nice if we could receive May sets in, say, May?   :38:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 10, 2021, 09:32:08 AM
June sets are up

With the return of the guest artist sketch cards at the end of the 3 month period
Should be Fred Wheaton, Sam Gambino, and Simone Arena


https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-june.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/dtTfbBhL/F718-AD21-CF50-4996-BA66-DDCF2-E740-AE9.jpg)

Thanks, I forgot about this.  Clicked on the link and was greeted by a screen at Topps saying "You have been blocked"   ;D  What is wrong with them????
Now I am going through captcha hell just to order....I'm getting burned out with how Topps treats me on their website when I am purchasing things from them.

So as of now, it just keeps looping through the "you are blocked" and then captchas.  SMDH....I am using the latest firefox...there is nothing unusual about my browser.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hjrMPBL6/Screenshot-2021-06-10-12-29-24.png)

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 10, 2021, 09:42:18 AM
Finally got to order...dang.

8 captchas looping on the "you are blocked screen" so I cleared cache, cookies, everything from the browser and restarted.

Then after 2 more captchas it finally let me order....thanks so much.  Then I had to do another captcha to login at checkout.  No offense to all the great artists and writers working to bring us the monthly sets, the Topps webmaster needs to be taken out back....
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 10, 2021, 10:19:27 AM
Pete - Why not a Wacky Packages take on a Marc Brown Arthur book or a Geronimo Stilton book or maybe the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Tangle and Whisper graphic novel for future Wacky Packages monthly series?

And regarding the June 2021 "Rookie Crisp" entry: Is it based on the unreleased John Pound Wacky Packages never made 1992 series rough?

I've been told that Topps wants only the most iconic books for parody. Even some Seuss books I spoofed weren't deemed well known enough! Send me some images of the books you're suggesting, and I'll see what I can do, but its probably a long shot.

The Rookie Crisp gag was independent of anyone else's work, but duplicate ideas are very common. I recently submitted a Trix/Trips gag at the same time Neil was painting his for the May set, and I had also sent in a Jolly Rancher/Roger spoof that was completely different from Neil's. The Loafing Cow I did for June has apparently been done before, and the Energeezer in this June's set duplicates a card of mine back in the ANS days! It can be nearly impossible to keep all the prior designs straight, since no one has ever done a master list. But if any of our dedicated fan base ever felt so inclined.....
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 10, 2021, 12:19:30 PM
Speaking of May sets shipping, I just got my Fedex norice.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 10, 2021, 02:53:51 PM
It can be nearly impossible to keep all the prior designs straight, since no one has ever done a master list. But if any of our dedicated fan base ever felt so inclined.....
LOL
I haven’t laughed so hard in quite some time
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on June 10, 2021, 05:40:54 PM
I wonder what Freakies will spoof for the June 2021 Wacky Packages set?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on June 11, 2021, 06:09:36 AM
I've been buying the 9-pocket card protectors from Amazon for years now.  I'm pretty sure they're the same as I bought from Target before because I initially searched for the same brand.  About $10 for 70 pages.  Here's the link if interested:

https://www.amazon.com/Guard-Starter-9-Pocket-Pages-Count/dp/B07BHJP4P3/ref=sr_1_15?crid=2TBMRAJD0H0NH&dchild=1&keywords=card+guard+9+pocket&qid=1620967923&sprefix=cardguard+9%2Caps%2C311&sr=8-15

Have others tried these?  How do they compare to the standard 9-pocket pages from Ultra Pro?  I looked on the web and did not see any reviews or comments addressing a comparison between the two.  (I realize this should probably be a separate discussion.)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 11, 2021, 07:15:18 AM
Speaking of May sets shipping, I just got my Fedex norice.
Got my notice this morning
Of course, being Friday, the supposed ‘overnight’ shipping won’t arrive until Monday. Ridiculous that weekend delivery is not part of this service.
I’ve noticed that Wackys get their shipping notice filed on Fridays far too often to be coincidence. Clearly relegated to the back of the line by Topps.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 11, 2021, 08:09:17 AM
Got my notice this morning
Of course, being Friday, the supposed ‘overnight’ shipping won’t arrive until Monday. Ridiculous that weekend delivery is not part of this service.
I’ve noticed that Wackys get their shipping notice filed on Fridays far too often to be coincidence. Clearly relegated to the back of the line by Topps.

I have noticed that as well, and I agree wholeheartedly that weekend delivery should be included.  After a couple of Fridays like that I switched back to regular delivery, but then they sat in Florida for days and/or bounced around NJ/PA for a few days, so now I pay the ransom and go for the overnight.  This month I seem to have lucked out; barring incidents, my May Wackys should be here tonight.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 12, 2021, 02:08:43 AM
My May Wacky shipment arrived at around 7 last night.

They have the same yellow boxes, but the plastic cases have the flat snap lids this time.

The playing cards were all in pairs, 3 of Clubs and 5 of Diamonds, and 7 of Spades and Ace of Hearts.

The coupons are again in five groups:
1, 6, 11, 16
2, 7, 12, 17
3, 8, 13, 18
4, 9, 14, 19
5, 10, 15, 20

Thumbs up to Topps for the pairs and groups, as they make trading easier!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on June 16, 2021, 10:30:50 AM
Whoever asked if Pesky from last month spoofed Pepsi, they were right. Also could someone show us Rookie Crisp and Sidewalk Bends please?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 16, 2021, 01:05:35 PM
Whoever asked if Pesky from last month spoofed Pepsi, they were right. Also could someone show us Rookie Crisp and Sidewalk Bends please?
Images are in the Master List for those two now.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 16, 2021, 01:06:44 PM
May sales show 565.

Holding steady in the 500’s
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on June 16, 2021, 06:01:05 PM
Here's my four:


(https://i.postimg.cc/N9LhnGKZ/wp-monthly-brayerfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9LhnGKZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5YGcWcvy/wp-monthly-rookiecrispfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5YGcWcvy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HjcD4xDy/wp-monthly-wherethesidewalkbendsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HjcD4xDy)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9z63xhCN/wp-monthly-zaplocfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9z63xhCN)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on June 17, 2021, 09:51:11 AM
Dave....as always, love the tight illustrations and those extra little details you add!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on June 21, 2021, 06:24:16 AM
Here's a  few new wonkys from the new June set.
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNBXg2xC/WP21-JUNE-SUCKERS.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNBXg2xC)
(https://i.postimg.cc/fVH7dk8q/WP21-JUNE-WONKY-BRAT88.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVH7dk8q)
(https://i.postimg.cc/Ff7yVmqr/WP21-June-WONKY-Jekyl.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ff7yVmqr)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on June 22, 2021, 05:23:57 AM
Here's a  few new wonkys from the new June set.
(https://i.postimg.cc/qNBXg2xC/WP21-JUNE-SUCKERS.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNBXg2xC)
(https://i.postimg.cc/fVH7dk8q/WP21-JUNE-WONKY-BRAT88.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVH7dk8q)
(https://i.postimg.cc/Ff7yVmqr/WP21-June-WONKY-Jekyl.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ff7yVmqr)

I have zero wonkys from the monthly sets.  Wish they would just do a full set of all the wonkys.

Well done, Neil!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 22, 2021, 07:29:48 AM
I have zero wonkys from the monthly sets.  Wish they would just do a full set of all the wonkys.

Well done, Neil!

I have some Wonkys I'd be willing to trade, if you're interested...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on June 23, 2021, 02:54:07 PM
Here's another one from the June release: Croakola (aka Normal Croakwell)!

(https://i.postimg.cc/7bSd3wy1/WP21-Croakola.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7bSd3wy1)

Neil

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 23, 2021, 06:11:12 PM
I have zero wonkys from the monthly sets.  Wish they would just do a full set of all the wonkys.

Well done, Neil!

Yes, I love the design of the Wonkys, but due to their limited nature, I am unable to get them.  It's kind of a shame since they are so nice and well done.  I think the artists would like to get their artwork to the largest audience possible so these seem to be somewhat a disservice to the talents producing them.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 23, 2021, 06:27:59 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.

A little over a year ago after complaints about potty humor and gags around bodily functions, you said this wasn't going to be included in the wackys going forward.

Now for two months in a row we have these:

May 2021 - Last sticker "Runs" has a figure sitting on a toilet with apparent diarrhea. Yuck.

April 2021- Last sticker "Snot Jet" has bodily function of a snotty nose dripping.  Yuck.

Were you sincere when you posted in May of 2020 about keeping these out of the stickers or were you just waiting to start sneaking these subjects in again as the last stickers in the set?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on June 24, 2021, 03:32:55 AM
Potty and booger humor works if kids were buying these monthly Wackies. But at $60 a set, I don't think they can afford to.

Note: June has another snot joke - Plucky Charms.

For the most part, the monthly titles have been tight illustrations and funny gags.

I'm thinking the artists-writers have a lot of projects they are committed to besides Wacky Packages (like GPK), so Topps needs to hire other talent to finish the set of 20. I just wish these artists had "vision" of what Wacky Packages are all about. Tik Tak Tok comes to mind as a title that doesn't follow the rules.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on June 24, 2021, 07:02:54 AM
A little over a year ago after complaints about potty humor and gags around bodily functions, you said this wasn't going to be included in the wackys going forward.

Now for two months in a row we have these:

May 2021 - Last sticker "Runs" has a figure sitting on a toilet with apparent diarrhea. Yuck.

April 2021- Last sticker "Snot Jet" has bodily function of a snotty nose dripping.  Yuck.

Were you sincere when you posted in May of 2020 about keeping these out of the stickers or were you just waiting to start sneaking these subjects in again as the last stickers in the set?

TRU-DAT KEEP THAT OUT OF IT- LETS GET BACK TO REAL WACKY HUMOR IE 'FED UP' AWESOME!! THX FOR POSTING SLAYTEX!! :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 24, 2021, 07:19:55 AM
The recent posts raise valid points, but the solutions aren't easy. I absolutely agree that the reality is Wackys are no longer being sold to kids, and only are seen by adults, BUT "the powers that be" won't accept that reality and still WANT Wackys drawn as if geared towards that 6 to 12 year old demographic. Anyone who has kids (or remembers being one) knows that kids think bodily functions are hilarious. As we grow up (perish the thought!), we realize there is more to comedy than that One-Trick-Pony, but it is still a reliable workhorse. You may be seeing more of them because so many other options have been restricted. We can no longer do gags mocking excessive weight (which was another easy kill for years), nor can we do anything related to bullying (something central to growing up as a child). Many of the "high brow" gags also get turned down specifically because they are aimed "over the heads" of the target audience. There are also the threats of suit from specific manufacturers that take particular products out of play. With all of those restrictions, potty humor is a safe harbor in an otherwise treacherous environment. If Topps ever decides to accept the fact that Wackys aren't drawn for kids anymore, then you can expect a change of focus, but until then, we have to work with the few crayons left in the box!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on June 24, 2021, 08:20:57 AM
We can no longer do gags mocking excessive weight (which was another easy kill for years), nor can we do anything related to bullying (something central to growing up as a child).

Ah, the good old days before political correctness.  It brings to mind the Armour Hot Dog Commercial:
Hot dogs, Armour hot dogs, what kind of kids eat Armour hot dogs?
Fat kids, skinny kids, kids that climb on rocks,
tough kids, sissy kids even kids with chicken pox love hot dogs,
Armour hot dogs, the dogs kids love to bite
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 24, 2021, 09:21:13 AM
The recent posts raise valid points, but the solutions aren't easy. I absolutely agree that the reality is Wackys are no longer being sold to kids, and only are seen by adults, BUT "the powers that be" won't accept that reality and still WANT Wackys drawn as if geared towards that 6 to 12 year old demographic. Anyone who has kids (or remembers being one) knows that kids think bodily functions are hilarious. As we grow up (perish the thought!), we realize there is more to comedy than that One-Trick-Pony, but it is still a reliable workhorse. You may be seeing more of them because so many other options have been restricted. We can no longer do gags mocking excessive weight (which was another easy kill for years), nor can we do anything related to bullying (something central to growing up as a child). Many of the "high brow" gags also get turned down specifically because they are aimed "over the heads" of the target audience. There are also the threats of suit from specific manufacturers that take particular products out of play. With all of those restrictions, potty humor is a safe harbor in an otherwise treacherous environment. If Topps ever decides to accept the fact that Wackys aren't drawn for kids anymore, then you can expect a change of focus, but until then, we have to work with the few crayons left in the box!

They seem to accept the premise of an adult audience with the Postcards and Old School; if they will keep doing that, it makes the occasional bodily function humor title more tolerable in the monthly sets.  But, it would be nice to see some alcohol and tobacco parodies in the monthly sets, too!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on June 24, 2021, 10:21:36 AM
Yes, More alcohol and Tobacco please. Those were always my favorites.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 24, 2021, 11:19:32 AM
They seem to accept the premise of an adult audience with the Postcards and Old School; if they will keep doing that, it makes the occasional bodily function humor title more tolerable in the monthly sets.  But, it would be nice to see some alcohol and tobacco parodies in the monthly sets, too!

You are preaching to the choir on that one! I have begged to be allowed to do booze & smokes gags, and have been firmly told the only remaining venue for those is Old School. Even there, they only get to make cameo appearances, as legal is especially cautious with them. I must have a couple of dozen gags gathering dust, and the last one I submitted was shot down. I can't think of any realistic way to increase the frequency of their acceptance. I'm happy to listen to suggestions though...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on June 24, 2021, 02:12:31 PM
You are preaching to the choir on that one! I have begged to be allowed to do booze & smokes gags, and have been firmly told the only remaining venue for those is Old School. Even there, they only get to make cameo appearances, as legal is especially cautious with them. I must have a couple of dozen gags gathering dust, and the last one I submitted was shot down. I can't think of any realistic way to increase the frequency of their acceptance. I'm happy to listen to suggestions though...

Send them to Jon Gregory.  We're waiting for a Brand Busters 2, and he doesn't have to answer to administrative types.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 25, 2021, 05:34:36 AM
Send them to Jon Gregory.  We're waiting for a Brand Busters 2, and he doesn't have to answer to administrative types.

   Jon is an excellent artist! ALL of his work is high quality (you should check out his dog portraits!). I spoke with him frequently around the time he was putting out his Brand Busters, and he did it all as a One Man Show. A true labor of love. He is brimming with ideas, and got nowhere near exhausting them with his first series. It is understandable that for something that requires so much effort, he would want to paint his own ideas, rather than anyone else's. The same as we've seen with Galactic Groceries, or Pranky Products, or Cereal Killers, just to name a few. That venue is not an option. Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on June 25, 2021, 08:00:52 AM
He is brimming with ideas, and got nowhere near exhausting them with his first series. It is understandable that for something that requires so much effort, he would want to paint his own ideas, rather than anyone else's.

He'll probably be looking for ideas by the time he gets to the 17th series.  ;)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on June 25, 2021, 08:06:34 AM
What I've always wanted to see, similar to Wonky Packages, was to produce a set where 5 or more artists were given the same 5-10 products to see the different titles and gags they each came up with.  It's similar to what Mad magazine used to do with "Suppose other artists had painted the Mona Lisa."  We can kind of do that with the repeated titles by different artists over the years, but they've never been put together in one set. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 25, 2021, 09:13:51 AM
The recent posts raise valid points, but the solutions aren't easy. I absolutely agree that the reality is Wackys are no longer being sold to kids, and only are seen by adults, BUT "the powers that be" won't accept that reality and still WANT Wackys drawn as if geared towards that 6 to 12 year old demographic. Anyone who has kids (or remembers being one) knows that kids think bodily functions are hilarious.... With all of those restrictions, potty humor is a safe harbor in an otherwise treacherous environment. If Topps ever decides to accept the fact that Wackys aren't drawn for kids anymore, then you can expect a change of focus, but until then, we have to work with the few crayons left in the box!

Thanks for confirming that Topps had no intention of honoring what slamjim posted in 2020.  It seems they were just trying to keep sales going for those of us who were on the fence due to the nature of some of the gags and artwork.  Doesn't surprise me really, but it does surprise me that slamjim said those things when it was never going to be held true. He always seems the honest type in spite of working for Topps.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 25, 2021, 10:20:37 AM
What I've always wanted to see, similar to Wonky Packages, was to produce a set where 5 or more artists were given the same 5-10 products to see the different titles and gags they each came up with.  It's similar to what Mad magazine used to do with "Suppose other artists had painted the Mona Lisa."  We can kind of do that with the repeated titles by different artists over the years, but they've never been put together in one set.

I agree! Posting all of the Lucky Charms parodies (for example) side by side would be fun to see. And there are so many that have numerous multiples, it would make a popular topic, I'm sure!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 25, 2021, 10:31:23 AM
Thanks for confirming that Topps had no intention of honoring what slamjim posted in 2020.  It seems they were just trying to keep sales going for those of us who were on the fence due to the nature of some of the gags and artwork.  Doesn't surprise me really, but it does surprise me that slamjim said those things when it was never going to be held true. He always seems the honest type in spite of working for Topps.

Hey! Don't put words in my mouth! I am only telling you my impressions as a rough artist who never has contact with the people inside Topps besides Francis. I can only guess and conclude based on my own personal experience. As frequently as the players and policies change inside Topps, it is quite possible that Dave was honest and accurate when he told you what he did, but subsequently someone new took over or a new decision was made. Dave is a great artist, but I'm fairly certain he has no executive authority over at Topps. Especially with all the huge changes happening at Topps right now, it isn't surprising that everything is topsy turvy. If it makes you feel any better, I will avoid bodily function gags in the future. Does that help?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 25, 2021, 11:26:30 AM
Thanks for confirming that Topps had no intention of honoring what slamjim posted in 2020.  It seems they were just trying to keep sales going for those of us who were on the fence due to the nature of some of the gags and artwork.  Doesn't surprise me really, but it does surprise me that slamjim said those things when it was never going to be held true. He always seems the honest type in spite of working for Topps.

Slamjim and the other artists can tell Topps what people on this Forum want, but that doesn't mean that Topps will listen, or guarantee that Topps won't change their minds after telling the artists something.  I am not a Facebook fan, but maybe Topps looks there a lot? 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on June 25, 2021, 11:48:19 AM
Some of us like bodily Function gags. I find farts and boogers funny.....
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on June 25, 2021, 01:30:01 PM
I have some Wonkys I'd be willing to trade, if you're interested...

I would be interested.  Please PM me with what you are looking for :)

Tom
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on June 25, 2021, 01:35:43 PM
The recent posts raise valid points, but the solutions aren't easy. I absolutely agree that the reality is Wackys are no longer being sold to kids, and only are seen by adults, BUT "the powers that be" won't accept that reality and still WANT Wackys drawn as if geared towards that 6 to 12 year old demographic. Anyone who has kids (or remembers being one) knows that kids think bodily functions are hilarious. As we grow up (perish the thought!), we realize there is more to comedy than that One-Trick-Pony, but it is still a reliable workhorse. You may be seeing more of them because so many other options have been restricted. We can no longer do gags mocking excessive weight (which was another easy kill for years), nor can we do anything related to bullying (something central to growing up as a child). Many of the "high brow" gags also get turned down specifically because they are aimed "over the heads" of the target audience. There are also the threats of suit from specific manufacturers that take particular products out of play. With all of those restrictions, potty humor is a safe harbor in an otherwise treacherous environment. If Topps ever decides to accept the fact that Wackys aren't drawn for kids anymore, then you can expect a change of focus, but until then, we have to work with the few crayons left in the box!

Thanks for the explanation!  It's sad that that is the situation, but I'm sure the artists and writers are doing what they can to keep true to the spirit of wackys.  But I noticed those last two stickers in particular in the May set and it had me wondering if I would continue to buy the monthly sets. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on June 28, 2021, 09:50:38 AM
Thanks for confirming that Topps had no intention of honoring what slamjim posted in 2020.  It seems they were just trying to keep sales going for those of us who were on the fence due to the nature of some of the gags and artwork.  Doesn't surprise me really, but it does surprise me that slamjim said those things when it was never going to be held true. He always seems the honest type in spite of working for Topps.
Seriously? It's good to know I've been upgraded to editor from simply a freelancer at Topps! When we did the weekly WP it was just the five of us (myself, Brent, Neil, Smokin and Simko) and we were doing our own gags. After the first few weeks had a few overly potty gags the agreement was to avoid that going forward. I've adhered to that. When they switched to the monthly stuff they added a bunch of other people and Pete has been doing most of the gag submissions with changes any of us deem fit. I have zero oversight concerning what the other people submit, Pete sends in, the editor selects and the lawyers approve. I have control over my own selections and paintings. That's it. I don't see the cards until you see the cards each month. I think you are a bit out of line trying to hang your being upset over this on me. That's crazy. The format changed, the artists line-up changed and the approval process changed. The easy solution is for Pete and Paul and whomever else to not submit these types of gags in the future and for any of the new people to understand that. The editor is not going to be able to submit these types of gags to the lawyers if they are never submitted in the first place.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on June 28, 2021, 09:56:06 AM
A little over a year ago after complaints about potty humor and gags around bodily functions, you said this wasn't going to be included in the wackys going forward.

Now for two months in a row we have these:

May 2021 - Last sticker "Runs" has a figure sitting on a toilet with apparent diarrhea. Yuck.

April 2021- Last sticker "Snot Jet" has bodily function of a snotty nose dripping.  Yuck.

Were you sincere when you posted in May of 2020 about keeping these out of the stickers or were you just waiting to start sneaking these subjects in again as the last stickers in the set?

Just seeing this post as well. Did I do either of those cards? No? OK, then direct this statement at the people that did then. Man, you are so out of line.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on June 28, 2021, 01:31:53 PM
Since one of the titles Slaytex mentions was painted by me ("Snot Jet"), it seems a response is warranted here. The bottom line is this: I am not going to apologize if every 1 in 100 wacky packages I paint happens to be snot-related. Honestly, I found the original concept to be clever and whimsical. A vaccuum disguised as a nose is pretty offbeat and I think it's one of Choke Wagon's better concepts. Maybe not everyone cup of tea, but I know I'm not the only one who enjoyed this particular title. Besides, these types of concepts make up an extremely small percentage of the total number and I think without this kind of variety, the new sets would lack some depth. I think we can all agree, nobody wants boring!

Anyway, since when did every set suddenly have to be "all things to all people"? The answer is never! Even if you look back at the original 70's titles which are generally viewed as the yardstick by which everything else is measured, I bet you can find a few in every series that you don't care for...

My point is this: I'm proud of what I've contributed to the new sets and I put my best foot forward to make something fans enjoy. If you want to pass judgement on the new sets based on a very small percentage of titles, i think it's being pretty short-sighted. Why not just try and celebrate the ones you enjoy?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on June 28, 2021, 03:04:33 PM
Well said Neil! Thank you again for keeping Wackies alive and going strong. Just like 2020….this set will be pretty impressive once it’s complete. Keep em’ coming with the Attackys and Old School! Can’t wait to see what the 2nd have of 2021 will be bringing us!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 28, 2021, 03:42:23 PM
Well said Neil! Thank you again for keeping Wackies alive and going strong. Just like 2020….this set will be pretty impressive once it’s complete. Keep em’ coming with the Attackys and Old School! Can’t wait to see what the 2nd have of 2021 will be bringing us!!

Agreed!  I am enjoying the new sets and looking forward to every new installment.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on June 28, 2021, 04:20:25 PM
I am looking forward to having a complete deck of 52 Wacky playing cards!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Slaytex99 on June 28, 2021, 04:37:21 PM
Just seeing this post as well. Did I do either of those cards? No? OK, then direct this statement at the people that did then. Man, you are so out of line.

Listen, you posted on this forum that Topps was going to "auto-correct" and change direction with regards to the subject matter.  Whether it was your intention or not, you spoke for the company in that regard and my purchasing decisions were based on that.  To me, you are the most prominent face of Topps/Wackys on this website and you carry a lot of weight with how I spend my money with them.  I *only* started buying the monthly sets after you assured me with your post that Topps was responsive to the matter and wouldn't continue with those particular gags.  Sorry, that is the way it is.

Now, I can understand if you have no say in the decisions made by Topps with regards to their editorial decisions...but maybe you should've emphasized that.  Just sayin'.  Not all of us regular users understand the behind the scenes decision making at Topps, but I do hear when you post something here which you did in May 2020 regarding the controversy.

Anyway, I do respect your work and understand your contributions are always of a very high standard and top quality.  Maybe I put too much weight on your post, but I did trust that what you said back then would be what the policy going forward.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on June 28, 2021, 05:13:31 PM
I am looking forward to having a complete deck of 52 Wacky playing cards!

I sent a message to Neil asking if we could somehow get 2 more playing cards. Maybe Jokers or a joker and a title card. Would be nice to fill all the slots on the 9 card sheets. 54 would make it perfect.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on June 28, 2021, 05:39:20 PM
Listen, you posted on this forum that Topps was going to "auto-correct" and change direction with regards to the subject matter.  Whether it was your intention or not, you spoke for the company in that regard and my purchasing decisions were based on that.  To me, you are the most prominent face of Topps/Wackys on this website and you carry a lot of weight with how I spend my money with them.  I *only* started buying the monthly sets after you assured me with your post that Topps was responsive to the matter and wouldn't continue with those particular gags.  Sorry, that is the way it is.

Now, I can understand if you have no say in the decisions made by Topps with regards to their editorial decisions...but maybe you should've emphasized that.  Just sayin'.  Not all of us regular users understand the behind the scenes decision making at Topps, but I do hear when you post something here which you did in May 2020 regarding the controversy.

Anyway, I do respect your work and understand your contributions are always of a very high standard and top quality.  Maybe I put too much weight on your post, but I did trust that what you said back then would be what the policy going forward.

Yeah, but they did change the direction and did auto-correct. The post is from over year ago (this was the weekly sets not the monthly BTW as I did NOT make a post as you suggest when the monthly sets started this year) and you are complaining about something that happened a year later. So for a year you got everything the way you wanted it, consisting of well over 200 WPs. If Topps suddenly changed something or accepted a gag that you didn't approve of (apparently TWO total out of all these sets) you are going to go after me about that? They don't run the other people's gags by me first. The editor gets them and sends to the lawyer for approval. How the hell am I to know something you didn't like slipped through? Jeez man, you are just way overreacting here with regards to me on this and the situation in total. Not too mention you accused me personally of "sneaking" stuff in. First, why the heck would I (or anyone) feel the need to "sneak" something in to specifically get one over on you? That just sounds weird and paranoid. Second, I didn't even work on those cards or know they existed until the sets came out. You are barking up the wrong tree there. Nothing personal from my end towards you but I just think you are in the wrong here.

Anyway, I'm working on 5 gags for this month and none have bodily fluids and I don't plan on having any in the future. I can't speak for anyone else at this point so I think your best bet is to write each artist and / or gag writer and ask they avoid these then also write the editor and do the same. If something gets through that doesn't meet with your approval in the future I hope you will be respectful to the fact that the sets aren't being specifically written and made for you personally. We won't be able to please everyone with every gag or with every painting or with every sketch, etc and I don't think any of us should have to have a specific sheet telling us in full detail what we can or can't write about other than from the Topps lawyer (and that dude is wrong in most cases as far as I'm concerned!, ha).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on June 28, 2021, 05:39:48 PM
Since one of the titles Slaytex mentions was painted by me ("Snot Jet"), it seems a response is warranted here. The bottom line is this: I am not going to apologize if every 1 in 100 wacky packages I paint happens to be snot-related. Honestly, I found the original concept to be clever and whimsical. A vaccuum disguised as a nose is pretty offbeat and I think it's one of Coke Wagon's better concepts. Maybe not everyone cup of tea, but I know I'm not the only one who enjoyed this particular title. Besides, these types of concepts make up an extremely small percentage of the total number and I think without this kind of variety, the new sets would lack some depth. I think we can all agree, nobody wants boring!

Anyway, since when did every set suddenly have to be "all things to all people"? The answer is never! Even if you look back at the original 70's titles which are generally viewed as the yardstick by which everything else is measured, I bet you can find a few in every series that you don't care for...

My point is this: I'm proud of what I've contributed to the new sets and I put my best foot forward to make something fans enjoy. If you want to pass judgement on the new sets based on a very small percentage of titles, i think it's being pretty short-sighted. Why not just try and celebrate the ones you enjoy?

Agree!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on June 28, 2021, 07:44:55 PM
Ha! I just reread my original post, and I noticed that I referred to Mike as "Coke Wagon" instead of "Choke Wagon", which would make him an entirely different kind of Wacky artist! Sorry Mike!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on June 28, 2021, 11:58:52 PM
I am looking forward to having a complete deck of 52 Wacky playing cards!

Plus Jokers!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on June 29, 2021, 05:53:11 AM
Since one of the titles Slaytex mentions was painted by me ("Snot Jet"), it seems a response is warranted here. The bottom line is this: I am not going to apologize if every 1 in 100 wacky packages I paint happens to be snot-related. Honestly, I found the original concept to be clever and whimsical. A vaccuum disguised as a nose is pretty offbeat and I think it's one of Choke Wagon's better concepts. Maybe not everyone cup of tea, but I know I'm not the only one who enjoyed this particular title. Besides, these types of concepts make up an extremely small percentage of the total number and I think without this kind of variety, the new sets would lack some depth. I think we can all agree, nobody wants boring!

Anyway, since when did every set suddenly have to be "all things to all people"? The answer is never! Even if you look back at the original 70's titles which are generally viewed as the yardstick by which everything else is measured, I bet you can find a few in every series that you don't care for...

My point is this: I'm proud of what I've contributed to the new sets and I put my best foot forward to make something fans enjoy. If you want to pass judgement on the new sets based on a very small percentage of titles, i think it's being pretty short-sighted. Why not just try and celebrate the ones you enjoy?

I've got to agree with Neil. You can't please all of the people all of the time. There are Wackys I can think of that I'm not a big fan of, but I'd never dream of telling artists to stop drawing them! If the only designs being done were all bodily functions, I might begin to agree, but I see no problem with occasional gags. I'm reminded of that bumper sticker that says "If Its Too Loud, You're Too Old!". We all thought this stuff was funny as kids, so why should it stop? This isn't stuffy fine art for the elite. It is street art for the masses. Even one of our Founding Fathers, Ben Franklin, penned a piece titled Fart Proudly, and if bodily functions are good enough for him, they're good enough for me! I take back my prior agreement to leave farts and snot out of the mix, although I won't focus exclusively on them.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on June 29, 2021, 07:11:54 AM
Ha! I just reread my original post, and I noticed that I referred to Mike as "Coke Wagon" instead of "Choke Wagon", which would make him an entirely different kind of Wacky artist! Sorry Mike!

Try getting that one past Topps.   :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on June 29, 2021, 10:07:29 AM
Try getting that one past Topps.   :]

They'd need to create a whole new line called "Junky Packages"...or maybe "Cracky Packages"?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 02, 2021, 05:59:28 AM
Just received my June package notification.
Of course on a Friday, with a Holiday weekend
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on July 02, 2021, 07:12:50 AM
Just received my June package notification.
Of course on a Friday, with a Holiday weekend

Just got mine, too.  I still think "overnight" should be Saturday, not Tuesday.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on July 02, 2021, 12:13:31 PM
Certainly seems like shipping Friday for arrival on Tuesday before 8pm is not "overnight"...more like 4 day.  :(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on July 03, 2021, 02:42:06 AM
Just got mine, too.  I still think "overnight" should be Saturday, not Tuesday.

I got my shipping notice last night but I don’t pay for overnight so maybe I’ll get mine by Labor Day. LOL.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 05, 2021, 12:36:56 PM
Two months in a row now that the Houston sort facility has received my shipment from the Memphis hub and immediately sends it back.
Guess Memphis is being too efficient for FedEx

(https://i.postimg.cc/G3k9DctT/Memphis.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on July 05, 2021, 01:25:57 PM
Two months in a row now that the Houston sort facility has received my shipment from the Memphis hub and immediately sends it back.
Guess Memphis is being too efficient for FedEx

(https://i.postimg.cc/G3k9DctT/Memphis.png)

My package has been in Memphis since Friday night.  No change at all since then.  This is a new route - my Wackys have never gone through Memphis before.  The last few months they have been going from Florida to Indianapolis to New York.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: lucidjc on July 05, 2021, 01:41:20 PM
My package has been in Memphis since Friday night.  No change at all since then.  This is a new route - my Wackys have never gone through Memphis before.  The last few months they have been going from Florida to Indianapolis to New York.

Ya, but you paid for next day, not next days.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on July 06, 2021, 04:17:59 AM
My package has been in Memphis since Friday night.  No change at all since then.  This is a new route - my Wackys have never gone through Memphis before.  The last few months they have been going from Florida to Indianapolis to New York.

This morning, mine showed going through Memphis also and onto Indy. Now on the way here.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on July 06, 2021, 04:29:46 AM
This morning, mine showed going through Memphis also and onto Indy. Now on the way here.

Mine went from Memphis directly to Queens; no Indy this time.  Got to Queens a little after midnight.  A few minutes ago it arrived at the local Fedex facility, so these might not be another 7:30pm delivery.  I still don't understand why weekend deliveries don't occur since I sometimes get other Fedex packages on Sundays  :-\
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on July 06, 2021, 09:54:55 AM
Well, my Wackys arrived.  I tried not panic over the coupon collation, hoping it would even out at the end, but it didn't.  I actually need four of one of the groupings   >(      At least the Wonkys worked out almost right.

The cases are the snap lids like last month.  All of my coupons were in the same groupings as last time, and my playing cards were also in consistent pairs, but one set was missing the playing cards.

I got three sketches (the color is kind of off from my scanner):

(https://i.postimg.cc/mPZJkDGx/Wacky-June-sketches.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mPZJkDGx)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 06, 2021, 02:23:39 PM
And here’s the wrapper for July, on sale next week, 7/14

(https://i.postimg.cc/15YtXCm7/93-DB0015-A946-4835-8823-6-B07665-EDE28.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on July 06, 2021, 02:25:05 PM
I was shorted one pack this time. Here is the sketch card I received.


(https://i.postimg.cc/H8zd86gG/87451-A60-D45-F-4-CA1-B234-D952-E4610-C29.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8zd86gG)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on July 06, 2021, 03:28:20 PM
I was shorted one pack this time. Here is the sketch card I received.


(https://i.postimg.cc/H8zd86gG/87451-A60-D45-F-4-CA1-B234-D952-E4610-C29.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8zd86gG)

Nice!  Chris Meeks?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 06, 2021, 04:06:06 PM
I tried not panic over the coupon collation, hoping it would even out at the end, but it didn't.  I actually need four of one of the groupings   >(      At least the Wonkys worked out almost right.
I always cross my fingers before opening, but unfortunately for me it didn’t work.
I knew I was totally screwed after opening just my second pack.
Pack 1 had coupons in a pattern 2, 7, 12, 17 and Pack 2 had coupons in a straight run of 17, 18, 19, 20.
Sure enough, my whole lot had a mix of coupons either in a pattern or in straight run.
Unbelievable that Topps can’t do this right.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on July 06, 2021, 04:13:31 PM
I always cross my fingers before opening, but unfortunately for me it didn’t work.
I knew I was totally screwed after opening just my second pack.
Pack 1 had coupons in a pattern 2, 7, 12, 17 and Pack 2 had coupons in a straight run of 17, 18, 19, 20.
Sure enough, my whole lot had a mix of coupons either in a pattern or in straight run.
Unbelievable that Topps can’t do this right.

I noticed the same thing in my shipment.  Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Hustler08 on July 06, 2021, 08:51:04 PM
I was shorted one pack this time. Here is the sketch card I received.


(https://i.postimg.cc/H8zd86gG/87451-A60-D45-F-4-CA1-B234-D952-E4610-C29.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8zd86gG)

I was also Topps cant fucking COUNT!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on July 06, 2021, 10:07:50 PM
In addition to the usual coupon card pattern of 5 cards apart, I got one set that was every 4 cards #4,8,12,16 and a straight run #13,14,15,16 ???
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on July 07, 2021, 03:44:34 AM
OMG, I can't believe all the variations people are getting in the coupons!  I am now grateful that my sets were at least all consistent with the pattern, even if I had lopsided numbers of the 1 and 4 groups...........

This is the first time (I think) where the sets arrived before it was time to order the next month.  I am seriously considering stopping on the coupons.  Must ponder this.  But, first, I need to get back to trade requests!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on July 07, 2021, 06:13:26 AM
I got the same patterns with the coupons along with everyone else.  It used to be the "columns" (i.e. 1, 6, 11, and 16)
which I got, but then I also got a few sequences, too.

And the collation for me, of 2-7-12-17 was horrible, just saying...

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on July 07, 2021, 07:18:29 AM
Hey, at least we don't have to deal with Ludlows any more...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on July 07, 2021, 07:30:59 AM
Hey, at least we don't have to deal with Ludlows any more...

Oh no, not the "L" word  >( >(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 14, 2021, 07:28:17 AM
July set up and available

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-july.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/d30Qf50W/453-A16-E9-7371-46-B5-9872-A5-D1-A9744501.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on July 14, 2021, 09:51:17 AM
July set up and available

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-july.html

Might as well post all the preview images you have at once on the spread sheet page. You always to seem to know where to get the best ones.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on July 14, 2021, 10:31:26 AM
Has anyone besides me wondered why the playing cards don't have rounded corners?  Topps used rounded corners on Stella Dorko, which I never understood, but here it would have made perfect sense.  I guess it was a cost factor? 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on July 14, 2021, 11:49:41 AM
For the July set: 1) What chips does Terror Chips spoof? 2) I can guess Little Hair is another book takeoff - Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, perhaps?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on July 14, 2021, 11:50:22 AM
How much do you want to bet Little Hair spoofs Little Bear?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 14, 2021, 12:00:13 PM
Has anyone besides me wondered why the playing cards don't have rounded corners?  Topps used rounded corners on Stella Dorko, which I never understood, but here it would have made perfect sense.  I guess it was a cost factor?
Nail clippers work fairly well to trim those corners.   :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on July 14, 2021, 12:37:38 PM
I did 5 for this month:


(https://i.postimg.cc/sQb7wbC7/wp-monthlydocsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sQb7wbC7)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YLggV8tV/wp-monthlydoublemincefinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YLggV8tV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kDtxBMWc/wp-monthlyhaagendotsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDtxBMWc)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PPs1ZG4k/wp-monthlyiburyfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PPs1ZG4k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/18MFL8Z9/wp-monthlyvladsicfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18MFL8Z9)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on July 14, 2021, 12:39:46 PM
Love them all Dave!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on July 14, 2021, 12:40:16 PM
For the July set: 1) What chips does Terror Chips spoof? 2) I can guess Little Hair is another book takeoff - Maurice Sendak's Little Bear, perhaps?

Terra Chips
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on July 14, 2021, 01:01:15 PM
How much do you want to bet Little Hair spoofs Little Bear?

You are correct, sir! And I must say that Brent Engstrom did a fantastic job of nailing the vibe of the original exactly! Hilarious! I couldn't have hoped for a better rendition! Thanks Brent! - PZ
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on July 14, 2021, 01:38:29 PM
How much do you want to bet Little Hair spoofs Little Bear?
Since we now know it is, which one is it spoofing - the classic book or the animated TV series?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on July 14, 2021, 03:01:35 PM
And what does Lil Spitters spoof? And what does Bubble Junk spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: JailOJohn on July 14, 2021, 04:56:59 PM
This ground has probably  been tred before, but is everyone okay with Topps charging $60 for a set of 20 stickers with a few chasers. I remember when a pack was 5cents. I know, I’m old. But that’s $3 per sticker…couldn’t they sell a base set with no extras for $25 or $30? I realize some of you folks buy multiple sets pick out the chasers and re-sell the  base set , which is cool..It IS nice to get a complete set for your $60, but you folks chasing the chasers must be made out of money…
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on July 14, 2021, 06:04:27 PM
And what does Lil Spitters spoof? And what does Bubble Junk spoof?
Bubble Junk sounds like Bubble Yum Bubble Gum.

Btw, is Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum still around after all this time?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on July 14, 2021, 06:28:31 PM
Here's Bubble Junk. Concept by Mike DePaz!
(https://i.postimg.cc/Yh6fD10V/WP21-July-Bubble-Junk.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Yh6fD10V)

And here's another wonky...
(https://i.postimg.cc/217nkrfS/WP21-July-Wonky-TUFFY-Flat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/217nkrfS)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on July 15, 2021, 05:02:52 AM
And what does Lil Spitters spoof? And what does Bubble Junk spoof?

Lil Spitters is a spoof of Lil Critters, which are children's vitamins, like the Flintstones chewables we had as kids.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on July 16, 2021, 07:02:05 PM
This ground has probably  been tred before, but is everyone okay with Topps charging $60 for a set of 20 stickers with a few chasers. I remember when a pack was 5cents. I know, I’m old. But that’s $3 per sticker…couldn’t they sell a base set with no extras for $25 or $30? I realize some of you folks buy multiple sets pick out the chasers and re-sell the  base set , which is cool..It IS nice to get a complete set for your $60, but you folks chasing the chasers must be made out of money…

Yeah, I think this has been covered.  For recent months, I've just been buying the base set on ebay.  I can't stomach paying $60 and still not having a full set.  I'd almost rather have no playing cards or Wonkys (much as I like both) than having one or two out of a bigger set.  Wish Topps gave us an option.  But at least the ebay route is OK.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: JasonLiebig on July 19, 2021, 02:38:39 PM
Btw, is Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum still around after all this time?

Yep, Hubba Bubba is still around, as is Bubblicious and Bubble Yum.  None of them sell remotely the way they used to. Soft chunk bubblegum (the technical term for this style of bubblegum) turned the gum category upside down in the 1970's when Bubble Yum launched the category, but since the 1990s it has seen a drop off in popularity, landing at where we are now. 


Between 2012 and 2016 or so, Hubba Bubba did some especially cool releases, featuring Hubba Bubba in soda-inspired flavors.  I showcased four of them here:

http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=16798

They would go on to do Grape Crush and Dr Pepper Cherry flavored Hubba Bubba as well. Hubba Bubba also did a couple seasonal flavors, doing a Halloween Caramal Apple flavor and a Christmastime Hot Cocoa flavor... around 2016-2017 I believe. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on July 19, 2021, 03:21:01 PM
Yep, Hubba Bubba is still around, as is Bubblicious and Bubble Yum.  None of them sell remotely the way they used to. Soft chunk bubblegum (the technical term for this style of bubblegum) turned the gum category upside down in the 1970's when Bubble Yum launched the category, but since the 1990s it has seen a drop off in popularity, landing at where we are now. 


Between 2012 and 2016 or so, Hubba Bubba did some especially cool releases, featuring Hubba Bubba in soda-inspired flavors.  I showcased four of them here:

http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=16798

They would go on to do Grape Crush and Dr Pepper Cherry flavored Hubba Bubba as well. Hubba Bubba also did a couple seasonal flavors, doing a Halloween Caramal Apple flavor and a Christmastime Hot Cocoa flavor... around 2016-2017 I believe.

Man, you're hands down, the world's leading candy consultant! You should have your own smart device: "Ask Jason"
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: JasonLiebig on July 19, 2021, 03:31:12 PM
Man, you're hands down, the world's leading candy consultant! You should have your own smart device: "Ask Jason"

Hah!  Thanks!   :] :great:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on July 21, 2021, 05:33:54 PM
Holding steady in July - sales of 550.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on July 22, 2021, 06:00:44 AM
Hah!  Thanks!   :] :great:

Yup....he's the man for ALL vintage packaging!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on July 22, 2021, 07:50:07 AM
Hah!  Thanks!   :] :great:
[/quot

If you think there are any obsolete candies that deserve to be parodied, I'd be happy to look over your list, and see what could be done! - Pete
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on August 09, 2021, 08:21:22 AM
Any previews of the August 2021 Wacky Packages set yet?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on August 09, 2021, 08:35:33 AM
I'll be content with just getting the shipping notice for July...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on August 10, 2021, 07:06:45 PM
I'd also like to know about the August set coming soon, i can't take it! !  >(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 11, 2021, 10:03:41 AM
August set is up
https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-august.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/g27kVdKg/A642-B4-F8-25-A8-4-C54-B300-4-FA7-CE0-F1777.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/tChhvScd/D3775230-4-CED-4467-990-A-E003758957-CA.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on August 11, 2021, 11:45:31 AM
Woo Hoo! Finally! Looks like a fun batch of Wackys! Love the dragster candybar!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on August 11, 2021, 01:24:39 PM
August set is up
https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-august.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/g27kVdKg/A642-B4-F8-25-A8-4-C54-B300-4-FA7-CE0-F1777.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/tChhvScd/D3775230-4-CED-4467-990-A-E003758957-CA.jpg)

Is Cooties in August 2021 a spoof of the Cootie game made by Hasbro? And what will Bugly spoof? And what will Coma spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on August 11, 2021, 04:25:12 PM
Here's a couple of new wackys I painted for August...
(https://i.postimg.cc/N9406yhP/Gdzglue.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9406yhP)
Concept by Paul Harris
(https://i.postimg.cc/9wQQJWCX/Garden-Snail-Kids.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9wQQJWCX)
Concept by Neil
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on August 11, 2021, 04:51:31 PM
This is going to be a beautiful set! Lots of great parodies and artwork...one of my favorite monthlies!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on August 11, 2021, 06:05:47 PM
Here's a couple of new wackys I painted for August...
(https://i.postimg.cc/N9406yhP/Gdzglue.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9406yhP)
Concept by Paul Harris
(https://i.postimg.cc/9wQQJWCX/Garden-Snail-Kids.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9wQQJWCX)
Concept by Neil

Godzilla Glue should have been released in the March 2021 or April 2021 Wacky set at the same time the Godzilla VS. Kong movie was released to reopened movie theatres.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on August 12, 2021, 09:14:58 AM
One I did:
(https://i.postimg.cc/sGFLQkDf/wp-monthlytreedentfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sGFLQkDf)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on August 12, 2021, 10:01:03 AM
Ah! Great to see a design firmly rooted in the Wacky tradition! It leaves me wanting more. I hope to see you branching out into other products. We could use a trunk full of new gags. It seems we've embarked on a new age of Wackys!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on August 12, 2021, 12:08:59 PM
One I did:
(https://i.postimg.cc/sGFLQkDf/wp-monthlytreedentfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sGFLQkDf)

I thought according to the August 2021 Wacky checklist Treedent would spoof Freedent, but it spoofs Trident!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on August 12, 2021, 03:44:51 PM
The parodies look great this month. Can't wait to see all of the Wonkys.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on August 13, 2021, 11:00:38 AM
Two questions: is the Wacky Playing Cards set going to be 54 cards, including two Jokers?  And are they going to be the same size as standard playing cards, so one can use them for, say, card games?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on August 13, 2021, 05:35:11 PM
Playing card set will be at least 54 cards. Hoping to get the jokers in there, too.

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on August 13, 2021, 08:35:11 PM
Playing card set will be at least 54 cards. Hoping to get the jokers in there, too.
[/quote

That’s great news about the extra cards in the deck! Thanks for making that happen, Neil!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on August 16, 2021, 10:42:53 AM
The other two I did:

(https://i.postimg.cc/nj7thQ1R/wp-monthly-tictacklefinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nj7thQ1R)

(https://i.postimg.cc/F1y4t3z1/wp-monthlycheffinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1y4t3z1)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: toddbarrett on August 17, 2021, 10:25:36 AM
I got a familiar "Topps" package in the mail yesterday and excitedly tore it open hoping for Wonky Ads or the July set. When I opened the bubble wrap the bottom card was a "Wacky Initials" card. I thought "Did they bring back the Initials and I didn't even see it?" When I looked at the rest of the cards, they were familiar, but I couldn't place them. Then I looked at the packing slip...
(https://i.postimg.cc/9MRh4Jqh/August2020.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

It was a replacement for the August 2020 set! I wrote in and complained that the set they sent was sticky and bumpy. Like an adhesive or something was sprayed on it. I remember a few posts on here of people who had the same issue. I forgot all about it until I opened this package!

Don't know why it took a year, maybe they have a one year claims timeframe and they wait until all claims are in before reprinting or sending out replacements? Anyway, they are sticky free and wonderful! :-)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 17, 2021, 10:44:18 AM
I got a familiar "Topps" package in the mail yesterday and excitedly tore it open hoping for Wonky Ads or the July set. When I opened the bubble wrap the bottom card was a "Wacky Initials" card. I thought "Did they bring back the Initials and I didn't even see it?" When I looked at the rest of the cards, they were familiar, but I couldn't place them. Then I looked at the packing slip...
(https://i.postimg.cc/9MRh4Jqh/August2020.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

It was a replacement for the August 2020 set! I wrote in and complained that the set they sent was sticky and bumpy. Like an adhesive or something was sprayed on it. I remember a few posts on here of people who had the same issue. I forgot all about it until I opened this package!

Don't know why it took a year, maybe they have a one year claims timeframe and they wait until all claims are in before reprinting or sending out replacements? Anyway, they are sticky free and wonderful! :-)

I remember a week or two like that, didn't think Topps would do anything about it so I didn't complain.  I have also gotten a number of damaged stickers.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on August 17, 2021, 10:45:28 AM
Playing card set will be at least 54 cards. Hoping to get the jokers in there, too.
That's great, Neil! A playing card set wouldn't be complete without the two Jokers.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on August 17, 2021, 03:35:25 PM
I got a familiar "Topps" package in the mail yesterday and excitedly tore it open hoping for Wonky Ads or the July set. When I opened the bubble wrap the bottom card was a "Wacky Initials" card. I thought "Did they bring back the Initials and I didn't even see it?" When I looked at the rest of the cards, they were familiar, but I couldn't place them. Then I looked at the packing slip...
(https://i.postimg.cc/9MRh4Jqh/August2020.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

It was a replacement for the August 2020 set! I wrote in and complained that the set they sent was sticky and bumpy. Like an adhesive or something was sprayed on it. I remember a few posts on here of people who had the same issue. I forgot all about it until I opened this package!

Don't know why it took a year, maybe they have a one year claims timeframe and they wait until all claims are in before reprinting or sending out replacements? Anyway, they are sticky free and wonderful! :-)

WOW. I remember you post about the stickiness and did have the same problem with a few of mine that week, but can't believer you got some replacements after a year!

  Makes me wonder where I can write to ask for everyone's missing Marathing Ludlows in the October Week 2 sets.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on August 17, 2021, 04:18:57 PM
WOW. I remember you post about the stickiness and did have the same problem with a few of mine that week, but can't believer you got some replacements after a year!

  Makes me wonder where I can write to ask for everyone's missing Marathing Ludlows in the October Week 2 sets.

That would be really interesting to see if they would actually print a bunch of them. Did anyone on this forum actually get one for their set?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 19, 2021, 03:38:43 PM
wow, my July packs were some of the most mixed up chase cards yet.
Shockingly, they mostly worked out in the end, though.
While some of the coupon sets were in the straight ordering (e.g. 5,6,7,8), others were just random (e.g. 3,5,11,19)
The playing cards were never in any consistent pairing either.
and one set didn't have a checklist cover card. I'll be submitting a claim on that one.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 19, 2021, 03:40:19 PM
August sales:  570
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 19, 2021, 11:05:43 PM
wow, my July packs were some of the most mixed up chase cards yet.
Shockingly, they mostly worked out in the end, though.
While some of the coupon sets were in the straight ordering (e.g. 5,6,7,8), others were just random (e.g. 3,5,11,19)
The playing cards were never in any consistent pairing either.
and one set didn't have a checklist cover card. I'll be submitting a claim on that one.

My coupons were all in straight ordering.  I also heard from another member that his were in the skip 4 order like 5, 10, 15, 20.  It really seemed like Topps had this down for a while, but talk about a backslide!!  And I have yet another damaged card, this time a coupon.

There are some fantastic characters in this set!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on August 26, 2021, 08:05:49 AM
Whoa. I received a shipping notice for the August WPs... on a THURSDAY!!  Now we will see if that overnight service actually gets it here on Friday.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 26, 2021, 08:35:56 AM
Whoa. I received a shipping notice for the August WPs... on a THURSDAY!!  Now we will see if that overnight service actually gets it here on Friday.
Same here.
I am truly shocked!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 26, 2021, 09:23:19 AM
Same here.
I am truly shocked!

Me too!  It says tomorrow for delivery.  It was just 8 days ago that I got my July sets  :o .  I've been to the PO every day since then.  Must order more bubble envelopes........
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 27, 2021, 08:25:13 AM
Me too!  It says tomorrow for delivery.  It was just 8 days ago that I got my July sets  :o .  I've been to the PO every day since then.  Must order more bubble envelopes........
I got my notice as well but I don’t pay for expedited shipping so I’ll get it in September.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 27, 2021, 12:02:31 PM
I got my notice as well but I don’t pay for expedited shipping so I’ll get it in September.

Well, it probably has to go to LA first, right?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on August 27, 2021, 02:21:19 PM
Well, it probably has to go to LA first, right?

Yep. You hit the nail on the head! The USPS sent an order from Florida to NJ back to Florida then back to NJ. It is now on its way to NY.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 27, 2021, 03:43:41 PM
Received my cards, and it was one of the best collations I've gotten all year, which was a huge relief.
Although I was shorted one card again, this time a playing card.
The coupons were all in the expected 5-step staggered arrangement, which was great. No random mixes this time, thankfully.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on August 27, 2021, 04:01:08 PM
Received my cards, and it was one of the best correlations I've gotten all year, which was a huge relief.
Although I was shorted one card again, this time a playing card.
The coupons were all in the expected 5-step staggered arrangement, which was great. No random mixes this time, thankfully.

Same here.  :D  Except for the collation.  :sad:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on August 27, 2021, 08:18:14 PM
I was placing my August 2021 cards in binder pages and realized we now have two different 3 of clubs playing cards.
(https://i.postimg.cc/svPZV7CB/09-D23042-A7-EB-4126-BF3-C-B8944-BEB10-FA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/svPZV7CB)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 27, 2021, 10:55:21 PM
I was placing my August 2021 cards in binder pages and realized we now have two different 3 of clubs playing cards.
(https://i.postimg.cc/svPZV7CB/09-D23042-A7-EB-4126-BF3-C-B8944-BEB10-FA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/svPZV7CB)

Holy shitake mushrooms, Batman!  I wonder if one of these was supposed to be Spades?  Playing with a 53 card deck will be Wacky!!

I was a little disappointed to see Dums as the 2 of Hearts; had hoped that title (along with Ajerx) would be used for a Joker.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: ToadallyDude on August 27, 2021, 11:32:32 PM
I was placing my August 2021 cards in binder pages and realized we now have two different 3 of clubs playing cards.
(https://i.postimg.cc/svPZV7CB/09-D23042-A7-EB-4126-BF3-C-B8944-BEB10-FA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/svPZV7CB)

Hey... what did I miss?  Did they come out with a deck of Wacky Pack playing cards?  These look awesome.  I snoozed, but hopefully I didn't lose.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 27, 2021, 11:40:43 PM
Hey... what did I miss?  Did they come out with a deck of Wacky Pack playing cards?  These look awesome.  I snoozed, but hopefully I didn't lose.

Each Monthly set this year has included 2 of 4 different playing cards.  With August, we should have been up to 32 out of 52 playing cards, but Scot noticed that May already included a 3 of Clubs (Battleball), so this month's Beastball 3 of Clubs is a monkey wrench in the works.

I am looking forward to playing with a set when it is completed.  This was a great idea!  I just wish they had rounded the corners a bit; we know they can, since they did it with Stella Dorko.

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: ToadallyDude on August 27, 2021, 11:51:10 PM
Thanks for the clarification.  Definitely sounds like I did either lose out... or will be shelling out later on for a deck.
Not a bad idea overall, though.  Has Topps ever considered printing such a thing on actual, plastic-coated, poker-quality cards for release as a real deck?  I'd play poker with that (although it might make it a lot harder to keep a poker face as some gags are definitely better than others).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 27, 2021, 11:56:48 PM
Thanks for the clarification.  Definitely sounds like I did either lose out... or will be shelling out later on for a deck.
Not a bad idea overall, though.  Has Topps ever considered printing such a thing on actual, plastic-coated, poker-quality cards for release as a real deck?  I'd play poker with that (although it might make it a lot harder to keep a poker face as some gags are definitely better than others).

A plastic coated deck would be awesome, but it might upset people who have been amassing trading card versions.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on August 28, 2021, 04:47:18 AM
I love the playing cards. I just wish they were more plentiful because they are too expensive to play with.

If they issued a set with a red back instead of blue to distinguish them from the regular monthly cards as a regular card deck, I would buy it to use. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on August 28, 2021, 08:15:55 PM
I love the playing cards. I just wish they were more plentiful because they are too expensive to play with.

If they issued a set with a red back instead of blue to distinguish them from the regular monthly cards as a regular card deck, I would buy it to use.
That's a great idea! And Topps should put it in a box just like actual playing cards and sell them as an actual product. I'll bet that'll sell like hotcakes!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on August 28, 2021, 08:19:38 PM
Each Monthly set this year has included 2 of 4 different playing cards.  With August, we should have been up to 32 out of 52 playing cards, but Scot noticed that May already included a 3 of Clubs (Battleball), so this month's Beastball 3 of Clubs is a monkey wrench in the works.

I am looking forward to playing with a set when it is completed.  This was a great idea!  I just wish they had rounded the corners a bit; we know they can, since they did it with Stella Dorko.
My Stella D'orko when I got it back in the day had normal pointed corners. Can you show me this? They must've done this later in the run.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on August 28, 2021, 08:43:26 PM
I just checked mine.  Never noticed the ever so slightly rounded corners before.  Maybe it was a bad handling thing?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 28, 2021, 11:49:02 PM
My Stella D'orko when I got it back in the day had normal pointed corners. Can you show me this? They must've done this later in the run.

"Later in the run?"  It never seemed to me like there were waves.  And, I don't recall ever seeing one with sharp corners. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on August 29, 2021, 03:54:48 PM
A plastic coated deck would be awesome, but it might upset people who have been amassing trading card versions.

I see what you're saying here, Pat, but I truly wonder if people would be that upset.  Clearly, actual playing cards with their rounded corner, plastic coating, and any other differences (geez, they could have totally different backs) would be so easily distinguishable from the cards that are coming out this year.  I'm super bummed not to have a set of the playing cards from the monthly series, but there was no way I was going to shell out that kind of money to get a full set.  But I'd easily pick up a number of playing card sets if Topps created one.  Fingers crossed as it seems like it would be a win-win to both the company and collectors.  But I do hear you that there would be at least some resistance from those (and justifiably so) who have amassed the set so far.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on August 29, 2021, 08:37:27 PM
I see what you're saying here, Pat, but I truly wonder if people would be that upset.  Clearly, actual playing cards with their rounded corner, plastic coating, and any other differences (geez, they could have totally different backs) would be so easily distinguishable from the cards that are coming out this year.  I'm super bummed not to have a set of the playing cards from the monthly series, but there was no way I was going to shell out that kind of money to get a full set.  But I'd easily pick up a number of playing card sets if Topps created one.  Fingers crossed as it seems like it would be a win-win to both the company and collectors.  But I do hear you that there would be at least some resistance from those (and justifiably so) who have amassed the set so far.

I think rounded corners, plastic coating, and maybe a different color back should be enough to quiet dissenters.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Alexeirex on August 29, 2021, 09:58:08 PM
I think rounded corners, plastic coating, and maybe a different color back should be enough to quiet dissenters.

I would buy a set of cards that would be playable and lost lasting like you've described - the current cards are for collecting only.
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Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on September 03, 2021, 01:03:31 PM
Ummm, did this happen to anyone else?  I just got my "August" sets today after they spent 6 days in Ellenwood, GA, the black hole of Fedex shipping, where packages stay there for days and days before they move.  I opened the multiple sets I bought.  All the extra chase cards--Wonkys, playing cards, and coupons--were August, but ALL the base sets were JANUARY 2021!!!!  NOT ONE AUGUST BASE SET!  I guess I'll have to go through Topps' icky customer service to try to get some AUGUST base sets.  Wish me luck!  How does that happen?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 04, 2021, 04:25:41 PM
Ummm, did this happen to anyone else?  I just got my "August" sets today after they spent 6 days in Ellenwood, GA, the black hole of Fedex shipping, where packages stay there for days and days before they move.  I opened the multiple sets I bought.  All the extra chase cards--Wonkys, playing cards, and coupons--were August, but ALL the base sets were JANUARY 2021!!!!  NOT ONE AUGUST BASE SET!  I guess I'll have to go through Topps' icky customer service to try to get some AUGUST base sets.  Wish me luck!  How does that happen?
yep, Ellenwood is one of the black holes of the fedex shipping hubs.
really insane that you'd receive January base cards. how in the world?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 04, 2021, 04:28:19 PM
My Stella D'orko when I got it back in the day had normal pointed corners. Can you show me this? They must've done this later in the run.
They always had rounded corners. Yours is the same.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvNzT7z8/Stella-Dorko.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvNzT7z8)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Lavirus on September 05, 2021, 10:46:14 AM
I received my August box from Topps today, yay!

Open the first pack - that's odd, the base set is from January while the extras are from August.

Open the rest - they're all like that. Argh!

What's the best way to contact Topps to resolve this issue?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2021, 12:09:02 PM
I received my August box from Topps today, yay!

Open the first pack - that's odd, the base set is from January while the extras are from August.

Open the rest - they're all like that. Argh!

What's the best way to contact Topps to resolve this issue?

First of all, a Topps delivery on a Sunday?  Don't think that has ever happened to me.

Second, so far one other forum member has reported the same issue with August sets (bludevilok, a few posts above).  Yikes, and HOW could they manage that!!!!!  How many sets did you order?  I would try calling first, and if that doesn't work, emailing.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: ToadallyDude on September 05, 2021, 07:20:12 PM
Do you think they'll ever release this playing-card themed set as a base set at some point, or did one have to be collecting them all along to end up with a set at the end?

I do hope they'll make an actual deck of cards at some point, though.  There's a lot of online companies where anyone can make their own custom cards, so it can't be that expensive to make by just uploading the scans to one of those places.  I would think in mass they could do it for 20 or 25 bucks a deck and still turn a profit.  But I would think collectors would pay a little more than that for the priviledge of playing poker with Wackys.  I remember now that some time after that stellar 1999 Wacky Reunion at Jeff's, we talked about having a high-stakes poker game where each of us put up an equally weak piece of art, like Bum&Mable, 6Urp, Nertz, Blecch, Cricket, Similecch, RotsaRoot, etc.  (I made sure to include 3 I used to own so as not to be insulting).  That would have been fun and nerve-wracking to play, though.  Entry fee, original art.  Winner take all.  No-limit Texas Hold'em.  But there was other talk about playing a regular game where we use puzzle pieces and common stickers as chips.  Shoe would have had a massive advantage in that one with all his minty puzzles. 

Did anyone ever play an actual poker for Wackys game since then?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on September 05, 2021, 11:39:40 PM
I received my August box from Topps today, yay!

Open the first pack - that's odd, the base set is from January while the extras are from August.

Open the rest - they're all like that. Argh!


Lavirus, you and I are in the same boat.  While I can definitely empathize with you, I have to say I'm a little happy to find out that I'm not going insane.  I would definitely like to know why Topps had January 2021 base sets lying around while they're assembling August 2021 sets to go out.  The scenario sounds so crazy that I wasn't sure if Topps would even believe me if I contacted them.  However, the SAME complaint coming from at least TWO different customers should lend some credibility to the--dare I say it?--WACKY story.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Lavirus on September 06, 2021, 08:54:36 AM
First of all, a Topps delivery on a Sunday?  Don't think that has ever happened to me.

Second, so far one other forum member has reported the same issue with August sets (bludevilok, a few posts above).  Yikes, and HOW could they manage that!!!!!  How many sets did you order?  I would try calling first, and if that doesn't work, emailing.

I think deliveries are all messed up due to the flooding in the northeast.

I'll give them a call tomorrow using the 800 number on their email confirmation. Hopefully I can get some resolution.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Lavirus on September 06, 2021, 08:55:13 AM
Lavirus, you and I are in the same boat.  While I can definitely empathize with you, I have to say I'm a little happy to find out that I'm not going insane.  I would definitely like to know why Topps had January 2021 base sets lying around while they're assembling August 2021 sets to go out.  The scenario sounds so crazy that I wasn't sure if Topps would even believe me if I contacted them.  However, the SAME complaint coming from at least TWO different customers should lend some credibility to the--dare I say it?--WACKY story.

Who knows who's packing these things. High teenagers making minimum wage? "Just chuck some random cards in there, they'll never notice".
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 06, 2021, 09:05:03 AM
I would definitely like to know why Topps had January 2021 base sets lying around while they're assembling August 2021 sets to go out. 
I would guess it's all digital printing, with someone simply picking files on an app to load and send to the printing room.
Still, mixing up 1/21 with 8/21 is bizarre.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on September 06, 2021, 12:14:58 PM
Do you think they'll ever release this playing-card themed set as a base set at some point, or did one have to be collecting them all along to end up with a set at the end?

I do hope they'll make an actual deck of cards at some point, though.  There's a lot of online companies where anyone can make their own custom cards, so it can't be that expensive to make by just uploading the scans to one of those places.  I would think in mass they could do it for 20 or 25 bucks a deck and still turn a profit.  But I would think collectors would pay a little more than that for the priviledge of playing poker with Wackys.  I remember now that some time after that stellar 1999 Wacky Reunion at Jeff's, we talked about having a high-stakes poker game where each of us put up an equally weak piece of art, like Bum&Mable, 6Urp, Nertz, Blecch, Cricket, Similecch, RotsaRoot, etc.  (I made sure to include 3 I used to own so as not to be insulting).  That would have been fun and nerve-wracking to play, though.  Entry fee, original art.  Winner take all.  No-limit Texas Hold'em.  But there was other talk about playing a regular game where we use puzzle pieces and common stickers as chips.  Shoe would have had a massive advantage in that one with all his minty puzzles. 

Did anyone ever play an actual poker for Wackys game since then?

I think it's safe to say that many of us would love to see an actual Wacky playing card set.  Perhaps someone with a connection to Topps here could pass along that idea.

I'm not aware of any Wacky poker game, Scott, but I'd be happy to watch (and scared to play, especially since I don't really know how to play poker).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Prez on September 06, 2021, 01:37:13 PM
With much trepidation, based on the accounts from bludevilok and Lavirus, I just opened my August shipment and am relieved to report that I received the correct base set.
So strange that such an error as they experienced would only occur in a limited number of shipments!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on September 07, 2021, 01:53:21 PM
I hope the latest september wackys come soon.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 07, 2021, 03:18:24 PM
I hope the latest september wackys come soon.

I'm just hoping (primarily) that I get September sets, and (secondarily) with decent collation!  If going fast means that Topps will be sending wrong sets, I'd rather wait so they can get it right.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on September 07, 2021, 05:26:11 PM
I think it's safe to say that many of us would love to see an actual Wacky playing card set.  Perhaps someone with a connection to Topps here could pass along that idea.


Definitely on the radar!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on September 08, 2021, 05:48:37 AM
We hope to see pre-orders for the September 2021 set on line this week - maybe some back to school related Wackys, hope October 2021 has almost all Halloween related Wackys and November 2021 has a few Thanksgiving related Wackys and December 2021 has all Christmas related Wackys.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 08:10:10 AM
September set is up.

Chance of sketch cards again

Plus, a. Nine of Clubs in every pack!

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-september.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjHFJqsQ/4-A6620-A2-8-D40-4555-B2-BE-F25-D918-E3-C18.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjHFJqsQ)(https://i.postimg.cc/wx0fPy22/checklist.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 08:45:34 AM
Five Playing Cards are listed for the month?

Is that right? That totally corrupts what’s been going on so far this year.


Playing Cards:

8 of Spades
King of Hearts
10 of Diamonds
2 of Clubs
3 of Spades
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on September 08, 2021, 09:19:51 AM
As I predicted, but where's the checklist?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on September 08, 2021, 09:36:04 AM
Five Playing Cards are listed for the month?

Is that right? That totally corrupts what’s been going on so far this year.


Playing Cards:

8 of Spades
King of Hearts
10 of Diamonds
2 of Clubs
3 of Spades

Well I guess they had to figure out how to start adding cards into the deck. At the rate they were at there was only going to be 48 cards. This way there will be 52. But hopefully we’ll see 54. Maybe a joker or title card or something like that. Would be nice to have 54 cards. Would fill up the 9 card pages quote nicely.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on September 08, 2021, 09:37:46 AM
We also still need a replacement for that extra 3 of clubs goof up they did…..
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 09:44:27 AM
We also still need a replacement for that extra 3 of clubs goof up they did…..
The replacement is the 9 clubs in every pack this month.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 09:48:28 AM
Well I guess they had to figure out how to start adding cards into the deck. At the rate they were at there was only going to be 48 cards. This way there will be 52. But hopefully we’ll see 54. Maybe a joker or title card or something like that. Would be nice to have 54 cards. Would fill up the 9 card pages quote nicely.
I have no idea why these weren’t simply run for 13 months. Why awkwardly force them into 12 sets? Are Wackys dead come the New Year? Incredibly frustrating to be thrown this curveball.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on September 08, 2021, 10:21:10 AM
The replacement is the 9 clubs in every pack this month.

Ah perfect. Makes sense. Thank you for the clarification:)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Dr.M on September 08, 2021, 10:24:28 AM
I have no idea why these weren’t simply run for 13 months. Why awkwardly force them into 12 sets? Are Wackys dead come the New Year? Incredibly frustrating to be thrown this curveball.

I guess if they don’t increase the monthly playing card total, maybe there will be a December bonus of playing cards. Who knows?? I never thought about the idea that the card series could continue on until 2022. I guess there could be a plan in place and maybe once the playing cards are done, there will be something else to chase?? Maybe one of the artists that has some additional information on if the playing cards will all be issued in 2021 or will continue on into the new year.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 08, 2021, 10:28:35 AM
I have no idea why these weren’t simply run for 13 months. Why awkwardly force them into 12 sets? Are Wackys dead come the New Year? Incredibly frustrating to be thrown this curveball.

For some reason, I thought they were going to do 14 months so that they could include Jokers.  And, if they only wanted 2 Jokers, there could be 2 Wacky Logos.

I was also expecting sketches this month, but I guess the extra playing card is the replacement?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on September 08, 2021, 10:35:10 AM
September set is up.

Chance of sketch cards again

Plus, a. Nine of Clubs in every pack!

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-september.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjHFJqsQ/4-A6620-A2-8-D40-4555-B2-BE-F25-D918-E3-C18.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjHFJqsQ)

Where do you get the nice preview images you post on the Spread Sheet thread?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 10:42:08 AM
For some reason, I thought they were going to do 14 months so that they could include Jokers.  And, if they only wanted 2 Jokers, there could be 2 Wacky Logos.

I was also expecting sketches this month, but I guess the extra playing card is the replacement?
Agree. 14 months to throw in some Jokers and maybe a header card or logo card

The write up does mention sketches. Hope that’s correct.
>> Looks for Randomly inserted Sketch cards
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 10:56:38 AM
Where do you get the nice preview images you post on the Spread Sheet thread?
Just collecting them from anywhere I can find them.
Most of the artists have been great about posting images on our Forum or on Facebook. Sometimes they show up elsewhere, such as their personal websites or other social media.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on September 08, 2021, 11:03:46 AM
So for September a set will contain 2 of 5 possible playing cards rather than 2 of 4 (plus a replacement 9 of clubs).  All in all rather confusing...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on September 08, 2021, 11:05:27 AM
How many different sketch artists for September...3?...4?...any idea who they are?  Insertion ratio?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on September 08, 2021, 11:08:54 AM
"Not responsible for typographical/printer errors." - now that's Wacky...lol
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on September 08, 2021, 12:13:11 PM
As I predicted, but where's the checklist?

What is the lineup of September 2021 Wacky entries besides the ones pictured on the Topps September 2021 pre-order?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 08, 2021, 12:32:56 PM
Agree. 14 months to throw in some Jokers and maybe a header card or logo card

The write up does mention sketches. Hope that’s correct.
>> Looks for Randomly inserted Sketch cards

Thanks, missed the sketch note.  But, now I am UPSET about the playing cards - I saw 5 listed and didn't realize that the list didn't include the 9 of Clubs.  If it is truly 2 of 5 out of that list then I did not order enough sets to fill my little "Wacky Club" orders, and now I will have to place a second order, with more shipping costs because Smart Post cannot be trusted.  It's my fault for blindly ordering on "remote control," but, really, this means that playing cards issued at the end of the run will be scarcer than the earlier ones.

Can one of the artists here please verify this with Topps while there is still time to order more sets?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on September 08, 2021, 12:34:36 PM
Here's my three for the set this month


(https://i.postimg.cc/F1qs6VmX/wp-monthlymintosfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1qs6VmX)



(https://i.postimg.cc/RNHVxJV6/wp-monthlymrsmaulsfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RNHVxJV6)



(https://i.postimg.cc/TL6H1Srv/wp-monthlys-mellygreengoofinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TL6H1Srv)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on September 08, 2021, 12:40:35 PM
Thanks, missed the sketch note.  But, now I am UPSET about the playing cards - I saw 5 listed and didn't realize that the list didn't include the 9 of Clubs.  If it is truly 2 of 5 out of that list then I did not order enough sets to fill my little "Wacky Club" orders, and now I will have to place a second order, with more shipping costs because Smart Post cannot be trusted.  It's my fault for blindly ordering on "remote control," but, really, this means that playing cards issued at the end of the run will be scarcer than the earlier ones.

Can one of the artists here please verify this with Topps while there is still time to order more sets?

I see they added a note that every pack will include a 9 of clubs. So there will be 6 new playing cards this month. Still 5 playing cards at 2 per pack means some people may want to adjust their quantity anyway.


(https://i.postimg.cc/fkBtH9qx/Screenshot-2021-09-08-154338.png) (https://postimg.cc/fkBtH9qx)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 08, 2021, 01:22:13 PM
I see they added a note that every pack will include a 9 of clubs. So there will be 6 new playing cards this month. Still 5 playing cards at 2 per pack means some people may want to adjust their quantity anyway.


(https://i.postimg.cc/fkBtH9qx/Screenshot-2021-09-08-154338.png) (https://postimg.cc/fkBtH9qx)

I call "FOUL" on this move!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on September 08, 2021, 03:31:00 PM
Here's my three for the set this month


(https://i.postimg.cc/F1qs6VmX/wp-monthlymintosfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F1qs6VmX)



(https://i.postimg.cc/RNHVxJV6/wp-monthlymrsmaulsfinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RNHVxJV6)



(https://i.postimg.cc/TL6H1Srv/wp-monthlys-mellygreengoofinalsmall.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TL6H1Srv)

Fantastic artwork and gags as always, Dave!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on September 08, 2021, 04:10:53 PM
I call "FOUL" on this move!!!

Do you think this may be an effort to wrap up the playing cards in December to end the 2021 series? Sounds like there are other Old School plans afoot that may supplant the current monthly series at some point.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 04:21:02 PM
Do you think this may be an effort to wrap up the playing cards in December to end the 2021 series? Sounds like there are other Old School plans afoot that may supplant the current monthly series at some point.
They've always said "Build your own 52 card Wacky deck throughout the year.", but I figured it'd run 13 sets, not literally end at the end of the year.
This does seem artificially forced to suddenly squeeze them into 12 sets. It botches the odds in the packs and the playing card population as a whole
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 08, 2021, 04:22:22 PM
I call "FOUL" on this move!!!
Absolutely
:41:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on September 08, 2021, 04:51:10 PM
Now that the September 2021 Wacky checklist is on line, one of the entries for September 2021 is "See 'n Slay" - What kind of See 'n Say does it spoof? Maybe the longtime "The Farmer Says"?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 08, 2021, 04:52:21 PM
Do you think this may be an effort to wrap up the playing cards in December to end the 2021 series? Sounds like there are other Old School plans afoot that may supplant the current monthly series at some point.

That's what I was thinking, because if they add 1 extra card for September, October, November and December that will be 52.  But it is awful, because the last 20 cards will be produced in lower amounts, unless we all start buying a lot more sets.  And then, no Jokers, unless they add them in like the 9 of Clubs this month.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on September 08, 2021, 07:27:07 PM
That's what I was thinking, because if they add 1 extra card for September, October, November and December that will be 52.  But it is awful, because the last 20 cards will be produced in lower amounts, unless we all start buying a lot more sets.  And then, no Jokers, unless they add them in like the 9 of Clubs this month.

Unless that second 3 of clubs was meant to be a joke(r).   :P
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: JailOJohn on September 16, 2021, 10:38:44 AM
Can someone confirm when these are available on the Topps site each month? I managed to find my way to the "online Brands" and "wacky packages" area, zero for sale. This was today. I see from previous posts that the pattern MIGHT be that they are available for one week only, from a Wednesday through the following Wednesday? Does the 7 days begin the FIRST Wednesday of the month? or the second?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 16, 2021, 10:53:07 AM
Can someone confirm when these are available on the Topps site each month? I managed to find my way to the "online Brands" and "wacky packages" area, zero for sale. This was today. I see from previous posts that the pattern MIGHT be that they are available for one week only, from a Wednesday through the following Wednesday? Does the 7 days begin the FIRST Wednesday of the month? or the second?

The 2021 Monthly Wacky sets go up for ordering on the second Wednesday of the month, for one week.  The September sets were available until yesterday, maybe around lunchtime?  There is usually a link in this thread when they go up.  Or, you can subscribe to Topps' email list.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 16, 2021, 12:00:53 PM
September sales 632 sets.

Slight bump upwards, perhaps a combo of folks chasing sketches and those chasing the five base playing cards.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on September 16, 2021, 01:10:10 PM
September sales 632 sets.

Slight bump upwards, perhaps a combo of folks chasing sketches and those chasing the five base playing cards.

But no sketches for September.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 16, 2021, 01:16:24 PM
But no sketches for September.
Description states that there are.
Seems to be every three months so far:  March, June, September

(https://i.postimg.cc/QddKhXHw/0-EB89-D38-1-BF7-4-EDF-ABDE-B27-D06-B1-C8-C2.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on September 16, 2021, 02:13:32 PM
Description states that there are.
Seems to be every three months so far:  March, June, September

(https://i.postimg.cc/QddKhXHw/0-EB89-D38-1-BF7-4-EDF-ABDE-B27-D06-B1-C8-C2.jpg)

That's what I thought.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on September 16, 2021, 02:53:36 PM
Description states that there are.
Seems to be every three months so far:  March, June, September

(https://i.postimg.cc/QddKhXHw/0-EB89-D38-1-BF7-4-EDF-ABDE-B27-D06-B1-C8-C2.jpg)

Shoot, you're right and I missed that!  I would have likely ordered more.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Joe G. on September 28, 2021, 11:46:32 AM
Yeah, I did some sketches for this month’s release.  Did only my new monthly Wackys or Wackys I worked on in the past so there’s some obscure titles in there like Girder and Baby Rats!

(https://i.postimg.cc/qzVD22wh/6-D505-E90-7844-48-FA-B887-1-A1229-E02-B60.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzVD22wh)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on September 28, 2021, 12:06:35 PM
Wonderful news! Your art is always a welcome addition! I hope to see more of it soon!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on October 01, 2021, 09:32:22 AM
Ugh, just received a dreaded Fed-Ex overnight shipping notice on a Friday which equates to a 3 day shipping notice.

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 01, 2021, 09:44:16 AM
Ugh, just received a dreaded Fed-Ex overnight shipping notice on a Friday which equates to a 3 day shipping notice.

Me too.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 01, 2021, 10:02:29 AM
Ugh, just received a dreaded Fed-Ex overnight shipping notice on a Friday which equates to a 3 day shipping notice.
Same here

Same thing every month this year Topps position on Wackys is quite clear
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 01, 2021, 10:32:37 AM
Same here

Same thing every month this year Topps position on Wackys is quite clear

I think I had a few recently that were actually midweek.  Maybe August and the Wonky Ads?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on October 01, 2021, 01:58:44 PM
I think I had a few recently that were actually midweek.  Maybe August and the Wonky Ads?

For last month’s shipment, mine actually went out on a Thursday night and was delivered on Saturday morning.  But that has been the exception.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 05, 2021, 06:10:25 AM
The September set looks good, but the collation on my playing cards was pretty bad, probably because of the change to 5 cards.  My question is, WHY does the 9 of Clubs have a copyright on it???  I haven't seen that on any before this.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on October 05, 2021, 06:19:54 AM
The September set looks good, but the collation on my playing cards was pretty bad, probably because of the change to 5 cards.  My question is, WHY does the 9 of Clubs have a copyright on it???  I haven't seen that on any before this.

My playing cards and Wonkys were pretty evenly distributed this time, but my coupons were lopsided like crazy.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on October 05, 2021, 07:29:42 AM
paid for overnight - haven't even gotten a shipping notice yet :(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 05, 2021, 09:40:36 AM
paid for overnight - haven't even gotten a shipping notice yet :(

Yeah, it is overnight from when they ship.......  Hope for tomorrow delivery!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 05, 2021, 10:25:36 AM
Hey Everyone! The Sneak Preview October pack cover is out, and it looks great! Can't wait to see what spooky products it contains!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 05, 2021, 10:40:12 AM
Good spot!

Wrapper for “OctoberR”. Must be getting cold out!

(https://i.postimg.cc/JH3c8pbD/A8-C9-CB48-9-BEF-4-EE4-ACE2-92-F14-E814017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JH3c8pbD)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 06, 2021, 05:38:17 AM
Here is the sketch I pulled from my 30 September packs:

(https://i.postimg.cc/3W4PH7Fq/100-2717.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3W4PH7Fq)     (https://i.postimg.cc/0rThk3ty/100-2718.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rThk3ty)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on October 06, 2021, 08:46:34 AM
Good spot!

Wrapper for “OctoberR”. Must be getting cold out!

(https://i.postimg.cc/JH3c8pbD/A8-C9-CB48-9-BEF-4-EE4-ACE2-92-F14-E814017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JH3c8pbD)

Fantastic looking wrapper!  Makes me wish I could find actual packs with this actual wrapper.  Miss those pack-busting days  :'(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dddepriest on October 06, 2021, 12:57:09 PM
How is the Wacky Halloween set going to be sold...is this direct to consumer like past sets?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 06, 2021, 06:12:38 PM
How is the Wacky Halloween set going to be sold...is this direct to consumer like past sets?
This isn't a Halloween set, per se, it's the October monthly set - which happens to be chock full of Halloween goodness.

This specific set will be on sale from Oct 13 - Oct 20, only through the Topps website.

We'll have a link to the buy page for the set posted here next week.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 06, 2021, 06:13:57 PM
I pulled a Joe G sketch card. Woo hoo!

(https://i.postimg.cc/cKt2qmqW/Joe-G-Sketch.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cKt2qmqW)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on October 10, 2021, 09:15:06 AM
Will the upcoming Wacky Packages October 2021 set or November 2021 set include a preview card for the upcoming Wacky Packages Old School Series 10?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on October 11, 2021, 05:34:08 PM
Will the upcoming Wacky Packages October 2021 set or November 2021 set include a preview card for the upcoming Wacky Packages Old School Series 10?

It will not!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on October 12, 2021, 02:26:45 AM
It will not!

When can we expect OS 10?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 12, 2021, 04:05:11 AM
When can we expect OS 10?

The caption under slamjim's user ID says next month.  Looking forward to it!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on October 12, 2021, 01:21:54 PM
The caption under slamjim's user ID says next month.  Looking forward to it!!

Thanks!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 13, 2021, 08:42:43 AM
October Wacky set now available

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-october.html

Checklist - now with more bats!

(https://i.postimg.cc/zVxyGftj/25-C92-D39-EFBC-4-BCE-9-A84-87-A63-DA3-CD44.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zVxyGftj)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on October 13, 2021, 10:45:02 AM
I never ordered more than 5 sets from Topps, Today I ordered 10 sets of the October set.  The Drop down states 480.00 for 10 but to complete the sale it says 560.00 for (10).  Just checking is there anything else I need to do to get the 480.00 price?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 13, 2021, 11:00:05 AM
I never ordered more than 5 sets from Topps, Today I ordered 10 sets of the October set.  The Drop down states 480.00 for 10 but to complete the sale it says 560.00 for (10).  Just checking is there anything else I need to do to get the 480.00 price?
It's an interesting gimmick that Topps uses to make it seem like an even better deal than it is for multiple sets.

If you notice, there's a little '+' before the $480.  So it's really $60 + $480.  ($60 for the first set, 'plus' $480 for the other nine sets)

Actual total is $540 for 10 sets.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on October 13, 2021, 11:05:04 AM
Here's one of my paintings from the October set...
(https://i.postimg.cc/dkxxHQhj/wp21-oct-13-Lurcheys-web.png) (https://postimg.cc/dkxxHQhj)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on October 13, 2021, 11:19:07 AM
Here's one of my paintings from the October set...
(https://i.postimg.cc/dkxxHQhj/wp21-oct-13-Lurcheys-web.png) (https://postimg.cc/dkxxHQhj)

Very creative!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on October 13, 2021, 12:34:30 PM
October Wacky set now available

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-october.html

Checklist - now with more bats!

(https://i.postimg.cc/zVxyGftj/25-C92-D39-EFBC-4-BCE-9-A84-87-A63-DA3-CD44.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zVxyGftj)

What will Trick'r Treat! spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on October 13, 2021, 12:50:22 PM
These packs will be interesting for those putting together a couple sets of the playing cards. Five different playing cards with usual 2 cards per pack seems to make the playing cards a bit harder to collate. And, no extra card in each pack like last month which I think was a make-up for the three of clubs issue (2 variations). 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 13, 2021, 12:55:12 PM
What will Trick'r Treat! spoof?

Trick'er/Tricker/Snicker/Snickers bar!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 13, 2021, 01:18:16 PM
These packs will be interesting for those putting together a couple sets of the playing cards. Five different playing cards with usual 2 cards per pack seems to make the playing cards a bit harder to collate. And, no extra card in each pack like last month which I think was a make-up for the three of clubs issue (2 variations).

Last month already irrevocably messed up the playing cards.......  I had been trading to build 15 sets of 4 each month.  Last month, even with perfect collation and/or trading (said trading still not accomplished) the best I could have done was 12 sets of 5, and I actually have only managed 9 so far. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on October 13, 2021, 02:40:54 PM
Very creative!

Thanks Marc. Concept's by Pete (roughwriter).

And speaking of Trick'er Treat, here's another Pete concept I painted:
(https://i.postimg.cc/XBqvGBYW/Tricker-Treat.png) (https://postimg.cc/XBqvGBYW)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on October 13, 2021, 06:25:30 PM
October Wacky set now available

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-october.html

Checklist - now with more bats!

(https://i.postimg.cc/zVxyGftj/25-C92-D39-EFBC-4-BCE-9-A84-87-A63-DA3-CD44.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zVxyGftj)

Scarenstein Bears is another children's book parody. And did Frosted Snakes get spoofed before in ANS1 back in 2004? And what does Cursed and Hairy Mash spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on October 13, 2021, 06:32:36 PM
Scarenstein Bears is another children's book parody. And did Frosted Snakes get spoofed before in ANS1 back in 2004? And what does Cursed and Hairy Mash spoof?

I saw Brent Engstrom's instagram, so Hairy Mash is satirizing some candy called Cherry Mash. Also, for all we know Frosted Snakes is based on Indiana jones.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on October 14, 2021, 10:24:37 AM
Kit Rat is my art, Peter Zies concept. Pix cereal is my art and concept. Glad to be part of the set and I just finished some sketch cards for future sets.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: slamjim on October 14, 2021, 01:23:51 PM
Here's the three I did for the set:


(https://i.postimg.cc/xkTs3Nzf/wp-monthly3muskefearsfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xkTs3Nzf)

(https://i.postimg.cc/948L8XdG/wp-monthlybetterfingerfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/948L8XdG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VrJD3yg2/wp-monthlyburialmoundfinallogo.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrJD3yg2)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on October 14, 2021, 02:22:38 PM
Kit Rat is my art, Peter Zies concept. Pix cereal is my art and concept. Glad to be part of the set and I just finished some sketch cards for future sets.

Does Pix cereal spoof Kix cereal or Trix cereal?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 14, 2021, 02:44:35 PM
Does Pix cereal spoof Kix cereal or Trix cereal?

We might be able to tell when the stickers come out and we see the art.  I like a surprise!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on October 14, 2021, 04:41:28 PM
Does Pix cereal spoof Kix cereal or Trix cereal?
It is KIX.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 15, 2021, 05:33:15 AM
Because KIX just keep gettin' harder to find!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on October 15, 2021, 06:34:23 AM
Because KIX just keep gettin' harder to find!
Good one! I like it! I got a little chuckle out of that one, heh-heh-heh.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 15, 2021, 06:42:06 AM
Of course, we are showing our age with that gag, since the song is more than a half century old now! Argh! We're the CRYPT KEEPER!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on October 15, 2021, 12:31:06 PM
I'm old and I had to google that song reference. Pix does have a classic song lyric on there. But different song....
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 15, 2021, 01:09:58 PM
I'm old and I had to google that song reference. Pix does have a classic song lyric on there. But different song....

I can never hear "Pix" without remembering 43 years (or so) ago when Channel 11, WPIX, had video game contests where kids called in and had to say "Pix" into the phone to shoot at an object on the tv screen.  The more points you got the better prize you would win.  One kid was frustrated at the lag from his saying PIX to when the shot launched, and yelled "PIX dammit, PIX!!!"

Sorry, completely off-topic  :P
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: lucidjc on October 15, 2021, 01:22:34 PM
I can never hear "Pix" without remembering 43 years (or so) ago when Channel 11, WPIX, had video game contests where kids called in and had to say "Pix" into the phone to shoot at an object on the tv screen.  The more points you got the better prize you would win.  One kid was frustrated at the lag from his saying PIX to when the shot launched, and yelled "PIX dammit, PIX!!!"

Sorry, completely off-topic  :P



I don't remember PIX dammit, PIX... But I do remember PIX.  I had that game on intelivision that they played.

Jim
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on October 15, 2021, 03:10:33 PM
Kix was also the name of a heavy metal band in the 80's
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on October 15, 2021, 03:17:33 PM
Kix was also the name of a heavy metal band in the 80's
I always wondered why they named their band after a crappy cereal....
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BattleCaps on October 15, 2021, 03:26:08 PM
I always wondered why they named their band after a crappy cereal....

In the same vein...if I had a band, I would have named it "Smurfberry Crunch"
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on October 15, 2021, 03:30:22 PM
In the same vein...if I had a band, I would have named it "Smurfberry Crunch"
That is a GREAT band name!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on October 16, 2021, 05:20:13 AM
One kid was frustrated at the lag from his saying PIX to when the shot launched, and yelled "PIX dammit, PIX!!!

Ha! That was probably me!"
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: MoldRush on October 19, 2021, 05:42:39 PM
I can never hear "Pix" without remembering 43 years (or so) ago when Channel 11, WPIX, had video game contests where kids called in and had to say "Pix" into the phone to shoot at an object on the tv screen.  The more points you got the better prize you would win.  One kid was frustrated at the lag from his saying PIX to when the shot launched, and yelled "PIX dammit, PIX!!!"

Sorry, completely off-topic  :P
Wow, I remember that well, now that you mention it.  Otherwise it probably never would have crossed my mind again.  My strongest memory of it was how weird it sounded hearing a kid’s voice over a phone line on TV.  And yes, because of the delay, the contestants would sometimes resort to saying PIX repeatedly, out of frustration in not being able to get the timing right.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Alexeirex on October 19, 2021, 06:50:55 PM
I can never hear "Pix" without remembering 43 years (or so) ago when Channel 11, WPIX, had video game contests where kids called in and had to say "Pix" into the phone to shoot at an object on the tv screen.  The more points you got the better prize you would win.  One kid was frustrated at the lag from his saying PIX to when the shot launched, and yelled "PIX dammit, PIX!!!"

Sorry, completely off-topic  :P

We had a version of that in the SF bay area, I think it was 'POW' instead of PIX. Every once in awhile a person would call in who had a deeper voice than the host and he would joke about how old the 'kid' was and yes, heard alot of kids complaining and mumbling that there was a lag time between yelling POW and the game itself. It was usually the really young viewers who had the most hits!
A
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: FourRoses on October 20, 2021, 02:05:41 PM
Something on the webpage was bugging me and maybe I was looking at it incorrectly:

On the page for the Halloween (or any month) cards, you are given the quantity and pricing option with the drop down menu saying 1 for $60 and 10 for $480. Underneath that box you have the qty box which only allows a numerical character of 1 or greater. If you click on the option for 10 (in the upper box) you also have 1 in the lower quantity box. The price comes out to $540 as it thinks you want the cheaper deal for ten packs plus an additional pack at full price. How does one correct such an issue?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on October 20, 2021, 03:10:40 PM
Something on the webpage was bugging me and maybe I was looking at it incorrectly:

On the page for the Halloween (or any month) cards, you are given the quantity and pricing option with the drop down menu saying 1 for $60 and 10 for $480. Underneath that box you have the qty box which only allows a numerical character of 1 or greater. If you click on the option for 10 (in the upper box) you also have 1 in the lower quantity box. The price comes out to $540 as it thinks you want the cheaper deal for ten packs plus an additional pack at full price. How does one correct such an issue?
So your saying you will get 11 packs?  I did that also. I thought topps was doing the ole bait and switch
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bigtomi on October 20, 2021, 03:42:06 PM
Something on the webpage was bugging me and maybe I was looking at it incorrectly:

On the page for the Halloween (or any month) cards, you are given the quantity and pricing option with the drop down menu saying 1 for $60 and 10 for $480. Underneath that box you have the qty box which only allows a numerical character of 1 or greater. If you click on the option for 10 (in the upper box) you also have 1 in the lower quantity box. The price comes out to $540 as it thinks you want the cheaper deal for ten packs plus an additional pack at full price. How does one correct such an issue?
As has been mentioned here before, if you look carefully, when you select 10, there's a small "+" next to the $480. So, what it's saying is: "if you want 9 more packs (10 total), add $480". That's where the $540 comes from. Everybody got it now? Write it down.  :)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 20, 2021, 05:05:33 PM
As has been mentioned here before, if you look carefully, when you select 10, there's a small "+" next to the $480. So, what it's saying is: "if you want 9 more packs (10 total), add $480". That's where the $540 comes from. Everybody got it now? Write it down.  :)
And the Quantity box is to indicate how many ‘single’ sets you want to order, or how many ‘lots of ten’ sets you want to order.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: FourRoses on October 21, 2021, 05:33:47 AM
As has been mentioned here before, if you look carefully, when you select 10, there's a small "+" next to the $480. So, what it's saying is: "if you want 9 more packs (10 total), add $480". That's where the $540 comes from. Everybody got it now? Write it down.  :)

Topps needs to be clearer.

I saw the +. Nevertheless it makes it sound as if you can buy a total of 10 packs at a discounted price of $480 when it reality it is 10/$540?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 21, 2021, 11:42:40 AM
Hey! Enough about the prices already! Doesn't anyone want to comment on the ART??? What do you all think of the designs? Are they Halloween-ish enough? Any favorites? Any Duds? I'm sure I'm not the only one that would appreciate a little feedback!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on October 21, 2021, 12:48:58 PM
How can folks comment on the art or favorite / dud gags when we won't be seeing the majority of these Wackys for another couple of weeks?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 21, 2021, 12:54:05 PM
Several have been posted online by the artists. Surely there's SOMETHING that you like amongst those?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on October 21, 2021, 03:26:37 PM
I believe most don't hunt all over the 'net for early images but actually wait to receive the cards and look at them once in hand.  You know, old school style...

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 21, 2021, 03:57:07 PM
October Print Run:  699.

A nice Halloween boost in sales.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: FourRoses on October 21, 2021, 06:00:58 PM
Viewing a scan online and a card in person are, in my experience, two different things.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 22, 2021, 07:32:11 AM
Okay, fine. We'll wait 'til November to discuss the Halloween cards. But everyone should have their September sets by now, right? Any comments on the gags? The art? Favorites? It sometimes feels like the cards could be blank, as little as their content is discussed!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on October 22, 2021, 09:50:52 AM
Okay, fine. We'll wait 'til November to discuss the Halloween cards. But everyone should have their September sets by now, right? Any comments on the gags? The art? Favorites? It sometimes feels like the cards could be blank, as little as their content is discussed!

Sadly people lost the appreciation of the artwork and gags. I tried to rekindle interest in my "parody compared to real products" thread, but I put that on hold again because of lack of interest. Either that or people in general seem to be busier than they were in the past, employees are worked harder, etc. A lot of the forums I visit used to be bustling with threads that discussed things in depth. But today there is so much coming at us as collectors and fans, that we move on to the new "hot topic" more quickly than before.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 22, 2021, 10:39:54 AM
Well, at least your sympathy is appreciated! It seems a shame that there isn't more discussion though, because I really think there has been some fantastic work done over the last year and a half. Especially when you consider the frenetic pace at which these new designs have been put out, the quality is really remarkable in its consistency and creativity! Maybe once the well runs dry, collectors will look back with a bit more fondness and realize what they were taking for granted.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on October 22, 2021, 03:05:17 PM
Okay, fine. We'll wait 'til November to discuss the Halloween cards. But everyone should have their September sets by now, right? Any comments on the gags? The art? Favorites? It sometimes feels like the cards could be blank, as little as their content is discussed!

Will November's Wacky Packages monthly set include Thanksgiving related Wackys and will December's Wacky Packages monthly set include Christmas related Wackys? They won't hinder when Wacky Packages Old School 10 gets released in between.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on October 22, 2021, 06:28:02 PM
The answer is imprecise, because everything depends on the decisions of the legal department. There have been thanksgiving roughs submitted, and tons of Christmas gags turned in, but who knows how many, if any, make it through the gauntlet! The latest word I've heard is that OS 10 is still on track for a mid November release. Everyone keep your fingers crossed!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on October 28, 2021, 08:11:23 AM
I received a Fed-Ex shipping notice this morning for overnight delivery of the October sets. Great to see this on a Thursday morning rather than a Friday afternoon. Attaboy, Topps!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on October 28, 2021, 08:42:35 AM
I received a Fed-Ex shipping notice this morning for overnight delivery of the October sets. Great to see this on a Thursday morning rather than a Friday afternoon. Attaboy, Topps!
got mine also for Friday delivery, fingers crossed
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 28, 2021, 09:22:26 AM
got mine also for Friday delivery, fingers crossed

Same here.  Looking forward to cool Halloween titles!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on October 28, 2021, 10:00:28 AM
Same here but I'm guessing next Wednesday, based on past experience.   :angry3:
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on October 28, 2021, 10:09:22 AM
Same here but I'm guessing next Wednesday, based on past experience.   :angry3:
c'mon Marc, stay positive  :]
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bigtomi on October 28, 2021, 10:56:01 AM
c'mon Marc, stay positive  :]
He is. He's pretty positive it'll be next Wednesday.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 30, 2021, 06:31:55 AM
and someone will be asking for a full refund for the cost of overnight shipping (hint: that'd be me)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MGDKFpf9/Fedex.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: FourRoses on October 30, 2021, 11:33:57 AM
The last four packages I've had delivered by Fed Ex all have been delayed. This one is no exception either. All four seemingly had the delay/reschedule mere hours after being in transit. Keep up the good work Fed Ex!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on October 31, 2021, 03:07:36 PM
Happy Halloweeeeen! Here's a ghoulish Wacky treat to feast your eyes on - if you dare! "Wonky Packages"from the new October set...
(https://i.postimg.cc/4K82Z54J/wp21-Oct-Wonky-GRAVIN-flat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4K82Z54J)
(https://i.postimg.cc/7fvsxb4T/wp21-Oct-Wonky-Wandex-flat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fvsxb4T)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tsk2t5xh/wp21-Oct-Wonky-Mr-Mum-flat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsk2t5xh)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on October 31, 2021, 03:13:32 PM
I always love the Wonkys, but they were outstanding this month!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on November 01, 2021, 07:52:17 AM
I always love the Wonkys, but they were outstanding this month!

Thanks Pat! You may also like the playing cards, but I won't post any spoilers for those.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on November 01, 2021, 12:55:55 PM
c'mon Marc, stay positive  :]

So far just as predicted - still counting on delivery on Wednesday...postitive thinking has no impact on the USPS or FedEX!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on November 02, 2021, 05:25:24 PM
Original concept sketch.
(https://i.postimg.cc/BtQq1VVB/pixpencil.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BtQq1VVB)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on November 03, 2021, 11:21:55 AM
He is. He's pretty positive it'll be next Wednesday.

Actually I was overly positive in my thinking.  It's not Wednesday, rather it's this Friday.  Quite entertaining watching all the places the package goes to, most of which I have never heard of.  In my case: Pompano Beach FL, Manning SC, Lower Paxton TWP PA, Upper Macungie Twp PA, Breinigsville PA, Edison Twp NJ, Edison NJ (so far).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on November 03, 2021, 04:34:04 PM
I just received my cards today. Monster Mosh is one of the best Wackies in quite some IMO.

Andrew
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Lavirus on November 04, 2021, 03:40:25 PM
In September, Topps sent me my August order - and they all had January base sets. As instructed, I sent them back to them for a replacement. After numerous emails, all taking weeks to get a response, I finally got my replacement shipment today!

It's exactly the wrong sets I sent in.

Friggin morons!

Fortunately, Zenergizer gave me an August base set and the bonus cards were correct and I was able to complete the month set.

Good lord, Topps "customer service" is the worst. All's well that ends well but I should get something for the hassle.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: bludevilok on November 04, 2021, 10:12:45 PM
In September, Topps sent me my August order - and they all had January base sets. As instructed, I sent them back to them for a replacement. After numerous emails, all taking weeks to get a response, I finally got my replacement shipment today!

It's exactly the wrong sets I sent in.

Friggin morons!

Fortunately, Zenergizer gave me an August base set and the bonus cards were correct and I was able to complete the month set.

Good lord, Topps "customer service" is the worst. All's well that ends well but I should get something for the hassle.

Lavirus, I also got sent January base sets instead of August sets.  After a few emails to customer service, Topps finally "authorized" replacements, saying they'll be sending me a shipping notice and tracking number.  That was on Sept. 23.  So far, no shipping notice, no tracking number, and no August sets from them. 

Like you, someone on the Forum (Thanks again, Raw Goo!) helped me out with the base set.  I think it's great that Forum members will help each other out like that! 

Fortunately, like you, my bonus cards were August, so I was able to put together a complete set.  But knowing that you received wrong replacements makes me wonder what I'll get if/when Topps finally sends the replacements.    :-\
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: NationalSpittoon on November 05, 2021, 02:27:52 PM
Actually I was overly positive in my thinking.  It's not Wednesday, rather it's this Friday.  Quite entertaining watching all the places the package goes to, most of which I have never heard of.  In my case: Pompano Beach FL, Manning SC, Lower Paxton TWP PA, Upper Macungie Twp PA, Breinigsville PA, Edison Twp NJ, Edison NJ (so far).

I'm sorry that your package had to endure Lower Paxton Township.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on November 06, 2021, 01:44:53 PM
I think Frosted Snakes is a typo, it could be Frosted Stakes instead.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on November 06, 2021, 01:48:24 PM
I'm sorry that your package had to endure Lower Paxton Township.

At least it did finally arrive yesterday...
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on November 10, 2021, 08:57:55 AM
Isn't today the release of the November set?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 10, 2021, 10:02:27 AM
November set is up

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-october-1.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvtNCzh2/92-D685-FD-78-BB-4715-ABAE-CC6-EDE0-D146-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvtNCzh2) (https://i.postimg.cc/McfLfVXq/A7-E35417-6922-45-AB-B924-D36-DE637299-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/McfLfVXq)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on November 10, 2021, 10:43:38 AM
Awesome! Looks like there's plenty of holiday themed stuff in this set! What a way to set the mood for the season! I'm feeling happier already!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on November 10, 2021, 10:57:27 AM
That should say Cream of Big Feet.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Zenergizer on November 10, 2021, 11:13:46 AM
"Cream of Big Feet," that sounds hilarious!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on November 10, 2021, 11:42:58 AM
"Cream of Big Feet," that sounds hilarious!
Thanks, I think it is!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: cmgmd on November 10, 2021, 12:38:31 PM
As opposed to Little Feat
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: drono on November 10, 2021, 12:43:18 PM
November set is up

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-october-1.html

It's interesting that the November set has a file name with October-1.html.  I guess the web guys got lazy and didn't want to create a new page for it.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on November 10, 2021, 02:04:55 PM
Thanks, I think it is!

Digging Your work on this month's set Chad! Some of your best work yet!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on November 10, 2021, 02:35:13 PM
Digging Your work on this month's set Chad! Some of your best work yet!
Thank you!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on November 10, 2021, 04:29:05 PM
November set is up

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-october-1.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvtNCzh2/92-D685-FD-78-BB-4715-ABAE-CC6-EDE0-D146-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvtNCzh2) (https://i.postimg.cc/McfLfVXq/A7-E35417-6922-45-AB-B924-D36-DE637299-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/McfLfVXq)

For November 2021: What does Tabasglow spoof? And what does Clutch spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 10, 2021, 04:52:29 PM
For November 2021: What does Tabasglow spoof? And what does Clutch spoof?
I’d say Tabasco sauce for the one.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Gurgle on November 10, 2021, 05:14:57 PM
Crutch (not Clutch) could be (Nestle's) Crunch.

For November 2021: What does Tabasglow spoof? And what does Clutch spoof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on November 10, 2021, 05:18:26 PM
Also what does Foturkey spoof, something sporty?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on November 10, 2021, 05:36:21 PM
I’d say Tabasco sauce for the one.
That is correct, I did Tabasglow and Cream of Bigfeet.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on November 10, 2021, 07:46:55 PM
Crutch (not Clutch) could be (Nestle's) Crunch.

Actually, Crunch is not owned by Nestle anymore, it is owned by Ferrero USA.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: toddbarrett on November 10, 2021, 10:10:35 PM
Also what does Foturkey spoof, something sporty?
I think it is a spoof on Tofurkey... but the graphics look like the old packaging from few years ago.
https://tofurky.com/what-we-make/roasts/

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on November 12, 2021, 11:07:19 AM
Any opinions on the holiday cards in the regular card sets? One the one hand, the Holiday specific sets are cool, but on the other, they usually come in odd image sizes (like postcard) and are an additional expense. Mixing the holiday designs into the regular sets is like a free bonus, but without the bells and whistles. Which is "better"?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on November 12, 2021, 11:25:55 AM
Wondering if this monthly set will continue in the new year or Topps will offer something else?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on November 12, 2021, 11:31:07 AM
Any opinions on the holiday cards in the regular card sets? One the one hand, the Holiday specific sets are cool, but on the other, they usually come in odd image sizes (like postcard) and are an additional expense. Mixing the holiday designs into the regular sets is like a free bonus, but without the bells and whistles. Which is "better"?
Yes, and there hasn't been a non-Topps Halloween regular-sized card set nor a non-Topps Christmas Postcards set since 2019. Are those two sets both going to continue in the future, I wonder?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on November 13, 2021, 07:49:25 AM
Yes, and there hasn't been a non-Topps Halloween regular-sized card set nor a non-Topps Christmas Postcards set since 2019. Are those two sets both going to continue in the future, I wonder?

One never knows!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Corndog on November 14, 2021, 08:38:23 PM
Happy Halloweeeeen! Here's a ghoulish Wacky treat to feast your eyes on - if you dare! "Wonky Packages"from the new October set...
(https://i.postimg.cc/4K82Z54J/wp21-Oct-Wonky-GRAVIN-flat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4K82Z54J)
(https://i.postimg.cc/7fvsxb4T/wp21-Oct-Wonky-Wandex-flat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7fvsxb4T)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tsk2t5xh/wp21-Oct-Wonky-Mr-Mum-flat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsk2t5xh)

What is frustrating is that I spent a bunch of money on three sets, but ALL THREE only had 'Wandex' for my Wonky cards. Does anyone want to trade with me?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on November 15, 2021, 07:02:13 AM
Wondering if this monthly set will continue in the new year or Topps will offer something else?

How about for the 2022 Monthly Wacky Packages sets a subset of Wacky Packages Old School entries if the Old School 10 set doesn't get seperately released?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on November 15, 2021, 08:34:57 AM
Old School 10 is on its way, but got rescheduled because of other competing projects. We have put together a full sized set of gags, and the only issue is allowing time for final paintings. Everything has cleared the approval process, so stay tuned! Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 15, 2021, 11:46:38 AM
What is frustrating is that I spent a bunch of money on three sets, but ALL THREE only had 'Wandex' for my Wonky cards. Does anyone want to trade with me?
Check out the trading thread and make a post. Maybe there’s someone out there that can help you out.

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6094.msg118179#new
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 17, 2021, 02:34:16 PM
November sales:  630 packs
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on November 17, 2021, 04:47:25 PM
Old School 10 is on its way, but got rescheduled because of other competing projects. We have put together a full sized set of gags, and the only issue is allowing time for final paintings. Everything has cleared the approval process, so stay tuned! Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!

Maybe after 2022 begins?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: JailOJohn on November 17, 2021, 04:50:17 PM
I cant Recall, were other Old School/will Old School 10 be sold in packs and boxes?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on November 17, 2021, 06:53:51 PM
I cant Recall, were other Old School/will Old School 10 be sold in packs and boxes?
OLDS 1 to OLDS 5 were sold in packs and boxes. OLDS 6 to OLDS 9 weren't.

Also, OLDS 1 to OLDS 5 had corresponding 3-ring binders. OLDS 6 to OLDS 9 didn't.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Corndog on November 18, 2021, 03:43:26 AM
Has anyone noticed that in May and August we received two different three of clubs?!? Was this on purpose?

Also with so many Wacky Packages characters why are they reusing the same character (Beastball)? I notice this with both three and nine of clubs.

Lastly does anyone have a running list of of these playing cards? I am trying to make a list for my binder (like an index), with card number, character, month issued, and artist(s).

Thanks in advance.

Semper Fi,

Corndog
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on November 18, 2021, 04:08:26 AM
Has anyone noticed that in May and August we received two different three of clubs?!? Was this on purpose?

Also with so many Wacky Packages characters why are they reusing the same character (Beastball)? I notice this with both three and nine of clubs.

Lastly does anyone have a running list of of these playing cards? I am trying to make a list for my binder (like an index), with card number, character, month issued, and artist(s).

Thanks in advance.

Semper Fi,

Corndog

It was definitely noticed, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  The August 3 of Clubs was an error by Topps (it was supposed to be a 9), and that is why every September set included a 9 of Clubs.

For a running list, you should check out Fanatical's thread in the Master List section:  https://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6077.0 (https://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6077.0)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Corndog on November 21, 2021, 05:21:28 PM
It was definitely noticed, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  The August 3 of Clubs was an error by Topps (it was supposed to be a 9), and that is why every September set included a 9 of Clubs.

For a running list, you should check out Fanatical's thread in the Master List section:  https://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6077.0 (https://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6077.0)

Thanks a bunch....new guy here...sometimes I need someone to hold my hand.

This  forum is so packed full of information. So glad it exists!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on November 23, 2021, 12:55:53 PM
Thanks a bunch....new guy here...sometimes I need someone to hold my hand.

This  forum is so packed full of information. So glad it exists!!!

Welcome aboard. We're glad to have you!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 30, 2021, 04:42:41 PM
From the WP Facebook page

(https://i.postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N/CDA80-F2-D-499-E-4-B14-9-A67-CB3-AF85579-C9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on December 01, 2021, 04:58:44 AM
The Holiday themed package is great! Its beginning to look a lot like a Wacky Christmas!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Paul_Maul on December 01, 2021, 08:51:53 AM
Is that a picture of an actual pack? I don’t follow new releases, but I didn’t think any series were released in packs anymore.

Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on December 01, 2021, 09:14:49 AM
Is that a picture of an actual pack? I don’t follow new releases, but I didn’t think any series were released in packs anymore.
Dave,
in each set of 20 was one custom drawn pack for the month. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on December 01, 2021, 09:51:58 AM
Dave,
in each set of 20 was one custom drawn pack for the month.

As an extra (21st) card, basically a header/title card with a checklist on the back.  This December header card is definitely special!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 01, 2021, 03:25:58 PM
Just received a shipping notice for the November set. I was starting to get worried!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on December 01, 2021, 03:34:56 PM
Just received a shipping notice for the November set. I was starting to get worried!

Got one here, too.  Here's hoping there are no side trips, especially near ravines!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on December 01, 2021, 03:50:17 PM
Got my shipping notice today also.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: FourRoses on December 02, 2021, 04:52:42 PM
Same. Amazingly no mishaps with fedex.......yet. Unfortunately I am unable to open them until Xmas.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on December 02, 2021, 05:16:42 PM
I received my November cards today. Amazingly lucky on the playing card collation. I have been building 4 decks. I ordered 10 packs this time and I received four of each of the 5 playing cards. Now, the Wonkies were a much different situation.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 02, 2021, 06:11:49 PM
Once again, fedex refusing to perform the overnight service that they are being paid for, and putting the package aside for delivery another day.
really pathetic

(https://i.postimg.cc/DZbQZsyn/89-E06167-8-EB4-41-DB-A6-EC-2792-FE56-B7-D6.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on December 03, 2021, 05:28:17 AM
I received my November cards today. Amazingly lucky on the playing card collation. I have been building 4 decks. I ordered 10 packs this time and I received four of each of the 5 playing cards. Now, the Wonkies were a much different situation.

My playing card collation was awful!  But, Wonkys perfect (after a scare, no #4 until the 15th pack), and coupons almost perfect.

I think my favorite is Foturkey (great coupon, too).  As always, the Wonkys are fantastic!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on December 03, 2021, 02:53:32 PM
Once again, fedex refusing to perform the overnight service that they are being paid for, and putting the package aside for delivery another day.
really pathetic

(https://i.postimg.cc/DZbQZsyn/89-E06167-8-EB4-41-DB-A6-EC-2792-FE56-B7-D6.jpg)

Mine too was late. Was stuck in Newburgh, NY then went right past my home to Danbury, CT.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on December 03, 2021, 03:18:53 PM
Just received a shipping notice for the November set. I was starting to get worried!

Got my notice yesterday (Thursday), so I should receive the package a week from today (Friday).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on December 04, 2021, 02:19:07 PM
got mine today, watch your mailboxes!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on December 04, 2021, 03:20:31 PM

I think my favorite is Foturkey (great coupon, too).  As always, the Wonkys are fantastic!

Glad you like Foturkey! That's for all the vegetarians in the audience
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: g.u.e.s.t. on December 04, 2021, 04:19:07 PM
Once again, fedex refusing to perform the overnight service that they are being paid for, and putting the package aside for delivery another day.
really pathetic

(https://i.postimg.cc/DZbQZsyn/89-E06167-8-EB4-41-DB-A6-EC-2792-FE56-B7-D6.jpg)

FedUp really is pathetic. I shipped two packages on Nov 12. Tracking shows they were picked up 45 minutes later and they still haven't been delivered. The status continues to show pending delivery with no date. Their website and customer service is useless. They have no idea when or if they'll be delivered. What are the odds that both packages are lost? They probably ended up in the ravine in Alabama. They are the worst.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: DrDeal on December 07, 2021, 02:59:45 AM
Glad you like Foturkey! That's for all the vegetarians in the audience

This Vegan Loves the Foturkey Wacky!!  Thanks!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jeffcaff on December 07, 2021, 10:49:05 AM
Going on Sale tomorrow.  https://www.facebook.com/WackyPackages
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 08, 2021, 07:12:50 AM
December set now available

As with earlier this year, this end of the quarter set has sketches

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-december.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N/CDA80-F2-D-499-E-4-B14-9-A67-CB3-AF85579-C9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N) (https://i.postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX/6107-E166-51-F0-479-E-A953-B4-C8-DFC910-AD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on December 08, 2021, 09:06:04 AM
December set now available

As with earlier this year, this end of the quarter set has sketches

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-december.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N/CDA80-F2-D-499-E-4-B14-9-A67-CB3-AF85579-C9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N) (https://i.postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX/6107-E166-51-F0-479-E-A953-B4-C8-DFC910-AD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX)

The joke's on us - no extra Joker  :'(
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on December 08, 2021, 09:06:30 AM
December set now available

As with earlier this year, this end of the quarter set has sketches

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-december.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N/CDA80-F2-D-499-E-4-B14-9-A67-CB3-AF85579-C9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N) (https://i.postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX/6107-E166-51-F0-479-E-A953-B4-C8-DFC910-AD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX)
ordered mine
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on December 08, 2021, 09:08:31 AM
The joke's on us - no extra Joker  :'(

Maybe in January? Or added as a surprise with December LOL.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on December 08, 2021, 09:22:18 AM
Maybe in January? Or added as a surprise with December LOL.

Last year there was the extra "Thank You" title card in December.  I honestly thought they would throw us a Joker this month.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 08, 2021, 09:26:28 AM
Last year there was the extra "Thank You" title card in December.  I honestly thought they would throw us a Joker this month.
That Thank You card was actually in place of the Wonky/Guest Artist card. Nothing extra that week last year.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on December 08, 2021, 09:29:57 AM
That Thank You card was actually in place of the Wonky/Guest Artist card. Nothing extra that week last year.

I stand corrected.  Still disappointed.........   I wanted an Ajerx Joker card!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on December 08, 2021, 11:10:00 AM
I did Pursmell and 25 sketch cards for this set.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: roughwriter on December 08, 2021, 11:41:08 AM
I did Pursmell and 25 sketch cards for this set.

Congrats! And I promise not to say "Your gag STINKS!" Ha!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on December 08, 2021, 12:34:02 PM
ordered mine

What does "Collassal Wreck" sooof?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: paulygsparodies on December 08, 2021, 01:25:41 PM
What does "Collassal Wreck" sooof?

Maybe the Colossal Rex toy?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Corndog on December 10, 2021, 06:35:55 AM
I did Pursmell and 25 sketch cards for this set.

I sure hope my recent order gets one or more of your sketches....you do awesome work!!!! I still love and appreciate your Blunder Bread you did. Thanks for your help!!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on December 10, 2021, 09:22:26 AM
I sure hope my recent order gets one or more of your sketches....you do awesome work!!!! I still love and appreciate your Blunder Bread you did. Thanks for your help!!!
Thank you!!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: ToadallyDude on December 10, 2021, 10:39:40 PM
December set now available

As with earlier this year, this end of the quarter set has sketches

https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-december.html

(https://i.postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N/CDA80-F2-D-499-E-4-B14-9-A67-CB3-AF85579-C9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Hcwpv8N) (https://i.postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX/6107-E166-51-F0-479-E-A953-B4-C8-DFC910-AD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mhqHN6MX)

The background on this card reminds me of Paul's backgrounds for the Wacky Packages Gallery book.  I had so many heated discussions about those backgrounds, which I lost obviously (so I should have, since I was only a contributor).  Probably why I haven't heard from him in 15 years.  Sorry Paul!  Your backgrounds are awesome!  Hope you're doing well out there, man!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on December 11, 2021, 07:19:15 AM
Maybe the Colossal Rex toy?

From the Jurassic World toy line?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 11, 2021, 09:42:22 AM
copy editor was out for a smoke break on this one  :-\

(https://i.postimg.cc/htHmrNP6/ITS.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on December 11, 2021, 07:40:35 PM
copy editor was out for a smoke break on this one  :-\

(https://i.postimg.cc/htHmrNP6/ITS.png)

What Wacky will have this?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 14, 2021, 07:47:34 AM
What Wacky will have this?
that's the Coupon back for the November card Cream of Big Feet
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Gurgle on December 14, 2021, 11:58:27 AM
Augh. I feel like the the copy editor just doesn't know the difference.

copy editor was out for a smoke break on this one  :-\

(https://i.postimg.cc/htHmrNP6/ITS.png)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 16, 2021, 08:25:48 AM
December print run of 747.

Nice pop upward in sales for the last set of the year.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on December 16, 2021, 08:46:26 AM
copy editor was out for a smoke break on this one  :-\

(https://i.postimg.cc/htHmrNP6/ITS.png)
That is disgusting! I really hate it when people who should know better seemingly can't tell the difference between the plural of "it" ("its") and the contraction of "it is" ("it's").

People on the Internet can call me a grammar Nazi all they want, but this one never ceases to make me sick. Who proofreads things like this, monkeys?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: BustedFinger on December 16, 2021, 09:00:15 AM
It's what it's.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: mikecho on December 16, 2021, 09:55:10 AM
It's what it's.
i know, I know, that doesn't mean I have to like it, though.

Btw, good one!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on December 16, 2021, 10:34:25 AM
December print run of 747.

Nice pop upward in sales for the last set of the year.
Sketch Cards might have helped boost sales.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 16, 2021, 11:32:56 AM
Sketch Cards might have helped boost sales.
Highest sales for the year, easily.
Everyone wants a chance at one of your sketch cards, Chad!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: lucidjc on December 17, 2021, 08:32:04 PM
I sure wouldn't mind one.


Jim
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Scheres on December 21, 2021, 12:18:10 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/bs702dvQ/coverghoul1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bs702dvQ)
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: vahsurfer on December 24, 2021, 12:54:04 PM
Very Nice Chad,

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Swiski on December 25, 2021, 06:00:57 AM
Does anyone else here collect playing cards? I just started getting into a few unique decks here and there. Theory 11 makes some really cool decks for Star Wars, Avengers, Harry Potter, etc. I also researched online and there are thousands of really cool artsy decks out there now. The fancy printing or unique illustration artwork is what grabs me!

With me collecting both Wacky Packages and playing cards, it would seem natural for me to get the Wacky Packages playing cards from these monthly sets. But with my budget and all the other things I collect, I only have a complete set of the monthly base cards.

So do you think at some point Topps will produce a complete playing card deck with a fancy tuck case, sold only on the Topps site? I can picture something where they use the same artwork from the monthly cards on deluxe playing card stock, with rounded corners, and some fancy element added like foil accents. Maybe they can partner with Bicycle or Theory 11 to make it happen.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on December 25, 2021, 07:07:24 AM
Does anyone else here collect playing cards? I just started getting into a few unique decks here and there. Theory 11 makes some really cool decks for Star Wars, Avengers, Harry Potter, etc. I also researched online and there are thousands of really cool artsy decks out there now. The fancy printing or unique illustration artwork is what grabs me!

With me collecting both Wacky Packages and playing cards, it would seem natural for me to get the Wacky Packages playing cards from these monthly sets. But with my budget and all the other things I collect, I only have a complete set of the monthly base cards.

So do you think at some point Topps will produce a complete playing card deck with a fancy tuck case, sold only on the Topps site? I can picture something where they use the same artwork from the monthly cards on deluxe playing card stock, with rounded corners, and some fancy element added like foil accents. Maybe they can partner with Bicycle or Theory 11 to make it happen.

We have asked, and hopefully Topps will oblige!  The only extra artwork they would need is for a Joker or two (Ajerx is perfect!), and if they wanted a different back.

The only interesting playing card decks I have are an old Green Hornet deck and a round deck from the U.S. Capitol, presumably sold in a gift shop there.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: De-Mented Tomatoes on December 25, 2021, 10:13:20 AM
I just wanted to make a general statement about this year’s monthly Wacky Packages. I had some time today to slowly look at my binder with all of the Wackys from January through November and most of the gags are very funny and the art work is absolutely spectacular. I can’t wait to get the December set to complete the year. Thank you to all the artists and Topps for this year. If you haven’t taken the time to read them, you should.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on December 25, 2021, 06:27:00 PM
Does anyone else here collect playing cards? I just started getting into a few unique decks here and there. Theory 11 makes some really cool decks for Star Wars, Avengers, Harry Potter, etc. I also researched online and there are thousands of really cool artsy decks out there now. The fancy printing or unique illustration artwork is what grabs me!



I also collect dinosaur cards. I really enjoy seeing how the current thought of what they looked like has changed over the years. Anyway, I have about 6 or so different decks or Dino playing cards spanning about a 70 year span. Throw in another 7 rummy type decks. Some of these have great artwork.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Jean Nutty on December 27, 2021, 01:03:38 PM

Does anyone else here collect playing cards? I just started getting into a few unique decks here and there. Theory 11 makes some really cool decks for Star Wars, Avengers, Harry Potter, etc. I also researched online and there are thousands of really cool artsy decks out there now.

I wouldn't say I collect decks, but I own about 30. A few from Theory 11. This is one of my favorites - released by Gamblers Warehouse in Texas. I've never seen a deck that makes such a cool pattern when fanned!  https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71lJbgGbJUL._AC_SL1342_.jpg


We have asked, and hopefully Topps will oblige!  The only extra artwork they would need is for a Joker or two (Ajerx is perfect!), and if they wanted a different back.

I have a couple of sleeve pages of different jokers pinned to my wall. Quite a variety, sometimes a deck from a dollar store has a more interesting joker than an expensive deck.  Until now I haven't connected my interest in joker art to Wacky Packages. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: crackedjerk on December 28, 2021, 09:19:11 PM
We have asked, and hopefully Topps will oblige!  The only extra artwork they would need is for a Joker or two (Ajerx is perfect!), and if they wanted a different back.

The only interesting playing card decks I have are an old Green Hornet deck and a round deck from the U.S. Capitol, presumably sold in a gift shop there.

I'm glad to hear you've asked, Pat.  It is such a wonderful idea and it seems like such an absolute win-win.  And the same idea could be used for GPKs and other sets, so with minimal effort, Topps could sell a ton, it seems.  I'd certainly buy at least two (one for display and one to use).
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on December 30, 2021, 06:18:06 PM
No shipping notices for December 2021 yet?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: sco(o)t on December 30, 2021, 09:07:06 PM
No shipping notices for December 2021 yet?

Was hoping for one today, but no-go.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on January 05, 2022, 06:52:52 PM
What is taking so long for the Wacky Packages December 2021 set to be shipped out? I want to see what the "Colassal Wreck" Wacky Packages December 2021 sticker is like so I can find out if it spoofs the Jurassic World Colassal Rex toy!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 05, 2022, 10:26:13 PM
What is taking so long for the Wacky Packages December 2021 set to be shipped out? I want to see what the "Colassal Wreck" Wacky Packages December 2021 sticker is like so I can find out if it spoofs the Jurassic World Colassal Rex toy!

Between days off for the holidays and Covid infections keeping people out of work, a lot of places are running behind and cutting hours.  I'm starting to count the ambulances here again, like back in early 2020.......
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 10, 2022, 11:45:37 AM
Today I got my E-Mail saying that they are shipping.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: vahsurfer on January 10, 2022, 03:25:40 PM
Me as well,

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: FourRoses on January 10, 2022, 03:48:58 PM
Times like this is when I'd like an actual 14 day shutdown.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 10, 2022, 05:26:21 PM
I got another Email from topps saying they were the Attack Packages not the Monthly set. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: quas on January 10, 2022, 06:44:31 PM
I got another Email from topps saying they were the Attack Packages not the Monthly set.

Same here.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 10, 2022, 08:35:47 PM
Now the big question that begs to differ?  Where are the December sets?  I know that I ordered the Attack Packages after I did the December Sets.  Coming in two days is the Ordering of the January sets and I still haven't heard about the December sets.  I just hope nothing went wrong at the printer. 
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on January 11, 2022, 04:52:13 AM
Now the big question that begs to differ?  Where are the December sets?  I know that I ordered the Attack Packages after I did the December Sets.  Coming in two days is the Ordering of the January sets and I still haven't heard about the December sets.  I just hope nothing went wrong at the printer.

And I still have yet to find out if Colassal Wreck spoofs a Jurassic World movie toy.
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: dth1971 on January 12, 2022, 12:51:33 PM
Hope there's a belated December 2021 Wacky Monthly set shipping notice before this week ends!
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: koduck on January 13, 2022, 03:43:13 AM
Here's a link to the January 2022 set:

https://www.topps.com/2022-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-january.html
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 14, 2022, 06:04:03 AM
It would be helpful to put all the 2022 discussion in the 2022 thread. Thanks

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6422.msg118977#msg118977
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: RawGoo on January 15, 2022, 06:37:19 AM
I wonder if the December sets are delayed this long because they put the sketch cards in the Attacky Packages sets?!?  I can see artists cranking out rushed new sketches for the December sets............
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 15, 2022, 10:00:44 AM
I wonder if the December sets are delayed this long because they put the sketch cards in the Attacky Packages sets?!?  I can see artists cranking out rushed new sketches for the December sets............
I wonder if this mixup is why a few folks received notices for December set shipments, that were later corrected to be Attacky sets?
Title: Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
Post by: jleonard1967 on January 15, 2022, 10:03:47 AM
Mine was an announcement that set has shipped, I just made an assumption that it was Decembers.  That is why I gave the correction as soon as I got the confirmation which set it was.