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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Chrome Altered Art/ Mix-Up Cards
« Last post by cmgmd on Today at 09:46:20 AM »
I've been stuck on 7/9 for quite a while now.  If anyone has leads so I can pick up Ajerx and/or Gadzooka, please let me know...
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Last post by g.u.e.s.t. on Today at 09:13:07 AM »
I wish I had all the comic books & sports cars my dad had (before his mom tossed them when he was at college).  I was jazzed to get to play with some of the stuff he kept when I was a kid, though... vintage slot-car set, and all sorts of toys that would be labeled as dangerous now I'm sure.  It's the screens, though.  That's why kids don't care about anything they can't swipe with their finger or click with a remote.  The telephone, TV, movie theaters, and board games were no match for Wackys and bikes and camping back then.  They were all just some of many things to do in a day.  Once kids get indoctrinated into screen-culture and have their own iPhone or iPad with Instagram and YouTube... it's all over.  (I work in education, so we see the lasting effects of it first hand)... They're checked out.  Zombified.  Black Mirror.

I listen to a lot of talk radio and I've been hearing more and more about the lasting effects of too much screen time. Sadly, the kids are just mimicking what they see from adults; total addiction to screen time. I was sitting in a waiting area recently when a father and two kids came in. They sat across from me and all three promptly took out their phones. For twenty minutes they were engrossed in their phones and never said a word to each other. I've also noticed the same thing at restaurants. A large group of people sitting at a table all looking at their phones. Sad.
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Last post by MoldRush on January 17, 2020, 06:29:36 PM »
I always liked this one because of how colorful and detailed it is.  The character is great, but doesn't look college aged, so that doesn't seem to go with the "college graduate" tagline.
I always assumed they were trying to convey the idea of the underaged genius - PhD by the age of 12 or something like that.  Could be wrong, but thatís always how I saw it.
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Artists & Illustrators / Re: Robert Jimenez
« Last post by zerostreet on January 17, 2020, 09:37:32 AM »
I am VERY interested in being the HIGH BIDDER for the young lady!!!!!

WHAT is the BIN Price!!!!!?????

I MUST HAVE HER!!!!

Richard
#StayWacky

Ha! Well you'll have to contact the artists...knowing Doug's work she's probably sold!
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That's great, I love collages!
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: New Wacky Discovery?
« Last post by g.u.e.s.t. on January 17, 2020, 06:06:36 AM »
Yah, kind of strange there wasn't a printed list on the back of each plaque with a list of titles.  I'm assuming it's still remained stable at 36 titles and no color background variations (which always surprised me... can't imagine that there weren't a few factory mistakes when assembling them that would have created some mega-rare color variants... which of course would have probably been counterfeited by the same people filling and ironing 'unopened packs' and re-stuck Ludlows back then.)

Seeing them again makes me feel like going after a set.  But I don't have the kind of free time I used to in the late 90's anymore.

I think it would be tough to put together a set of these as I rarely see even singles on eBay. Unless of course someone here who has a full set would want to part with it.
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: "Born Again" Wacky Collector Says Hello
« Last post by g.u.e.s.t. on January 17, 2020, 06:03:02 AM »
Somehow I missed the 14th series. Never knew it existed until I found Greg's website in 2004. And of course the same thing happened with the 16th series.
I lived in FL at the time. I can only assume the 14th series was out for a very short time and somehow I missed it, or the places I usually went to no longer carried them. I had no trouble finding the 15th series, so looking back it seems odd that I missed the 14th.
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...speaking of which, has anyone ever done a Wacky Packages PODCAST? 

It would have to be better than Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler Present: Dr. Sheldon Cooper's Fun With Flags
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It's a bit of a drive, but it looks cool.  Were any CA Wacky people planning to go?
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Buy Requests for Wacky Packages / Re: Wacky Patches
« Last post by ToadallyDude on January 15, 2020, 04:15:45 PM »
In my archives, I have a complete set (I believe I have both the regular and test, but I'd need to check)... 

Anyone have any of the following 1977 Shedds stickers in collectable condition (I'm not a stickler on high-end condition, especially with the Shedds.  Mine are a mix of VG+ to PSA-slabbed.  I remember in 2002 the market got flooded with these from one eBay collector, but I haven't been actively collecting them for a while, so hopefully there's still a lot of those out there in circulation)

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