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Precisely.  The items for sale should be judged on their own merits...or lack thereof.  Caveat emptor.
Master Lists / Re: Master Spreadsheet
« Last post by mikecho on Today at 01:09:42 PM »
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Thanks. I'll delete the old one and give him a new one.
Looks like the link is working just fine now! :)
Remember some comic shops temporary closed or offered curbside pick up during the COVID-19 lockdowns/stay at home orders in recent months.
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: New 90's Wacky Puzzle
« Last post by RawGoo on Today at 06:11:12 AM »
I started the Jaymar puzzle yesterday too.  ;) 800 Small pieces so should be a much better experience than the Springbok puzzle.

That one is REALLY fun to put together!  So great to have the vintage Wacky bits to identify. 
and there it is, the best looking Wacky of them all  :great:

that August 1975 issue is certainly a fun coincidence with its 'face in a planet' relative to when the Wacky was released, but the consensus timeline for 14th series makes it pretty much impossible to be an inspiration.

speaking of dates, that's an oddity on this one, where the spine has 1974, but the cover has 1998. Whoever put down the letraset date didn't notice what Norm had painted, or maybe thought it would be better if it was 'in the far-future'. The story title also looks made up by Topps, (Jay had author's names) and to me is rather lame.

Probably the closest of all the Wackys to Saunders older work on pulp magazine covers. It stays close to Jay's rough, but it's very much his own look.

I find no F&SF that match the image, but there are two much older ones (1963, 1953) that have similarities

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That 1953 cover is definitely a better match! Norm probably used a lot of covers as inspiration.
Buy Requests for Wacky Packages / Re: Anything interesting for sale?
« Last post by ToadallyDude on July 07, 2020, 10:14:45 PM »
When this Covid monster has been defeated and life is back to some version of pre-2020 'normal', I was planning to do a major liquidation of all my collectables, including Wackys, other non-sports, StarWars, and other random ephemera & pop-culture.  It's not a warehouse or anything.  But could be 4 or 5 paper-boxes worth of stuff.  We were planning to move this year & downsize at the same time, but those plans obviously got put on hold.  So, I don't know when I'll get a chance to organize it all (it's stored at a family member's house that I won't have access to until things are more 2019-y).  But it would be interesting to see if anyone's interested. 

Basically since I won't have the time to take photos and catalog everything in lists, etc., I'd want to box it all up, give a general description & ballpark value, and ship it out to a trusted Wacky Pack collector (as all Wacky Pack collectors are, of course, trust-worthy due to the coolness of the hobby... except for those who have been ostracized in the past 2 decades one by one, of course), to be given a fair assessment of value & a trade proposed.  Cash + Wackys or something. 

I'm only going to be keeping my 1-16 run, Wacky Ads, 1977's, Large-version Poster set incl. 'spooky Blue-pack Cheapios', a few Star Wars treasures, and a couple random items.  No more than will take up one box.  So the only things I would be looking for in trade would be 1977 Shedds, and VG+ or better #25 and #17 Wacky Ads.

If it sounds interesting, we could keep in touch & aim for something later in the year. 
If it sounds stupid... it's probably the lack of activity and this scratchy isolation-beard effecting my judgement.
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Mini 3d Wacky Packages from the toyfair
« Last post by Gurgle on July 07, 2020, 06:28:42 PM »
Cool! People just love tiny versions of things.

new post from Super Impulse today

Introducing Wacky Packages, the outrageous and hilarious mini collectibles based on the classic line of stickers by Topps! Collect and trade all 66 styles of old skool and new skool everyday products that fill our supermarkets and grocery stores! Coming soon from Super Impulse!

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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Original Lost Wacky poster set
« Last post by bigtomi on July 07, 2020, 03:32:06 PM »
These posters completely escape my memory. Could someone post pics of some of them?
General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Month of Issue for Original Wackies
« Last post by MoldRush on July 06, 2020, 06:54:31 PM »
What used to happen to me was that the drug store just kept refilling the box on the counter with whatever they received.  I distinctly remember getting a Series 1 pack and a Series 2 pack in the same purchase.
Also easy to miss the label if it was affixed to the lid rather than front edge, given the way the lid is folded back for the typical open-box counter display.  My recollection was just being thrilled if there were any Wackys available and I had some change in my pocket to buy some.  Which series was in those packs was less important, because I rarely got very close to finishing a set.

I agree with Greg’s timeline for the most part, except for two series.  Maybe a regional thing?

5th - I distinctly remember buying some at a candy store in early fall, maybe late Sept./early Oct.

13th - I know I got most of mine from ice cream trucks, which weren’t prevalent until May/June.
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