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I like how Norm made the sleeping man barefoot and put his sandals at the base of the tree.  I never noticed them before.  Whether it's bubbles in a bottle or a dog's footprint on the side of a cereal bowl (Cocoa Pups,) details such as this don't necessarily make or break a Wacky - in fact, they may not even be funny - however they do give them just a little something extra, something to take note of.
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Wikipedia Wacky Packages article altered
« Last post by mikecho on March 27, 2020, 07:28:02 PM »
I returned the Underworld Unleashed Wikipedia article to its original form plus my additions, only this time I gave a reasonable explanation as to why it should stay that way. To prove my point, I mentioned two other articles - Neron (DC Comics) and Hell (DC Comics) - that were also added to by me in a similar manner, but were - and have since been - left alone.

Well, here's hoping they get it right this time...

UPDATE: My restoration is still there as of now and seems to be holding. Let's just hope that it sticks now that I've thrown it against the wall again...
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Artists & Illustrators / Re: Chad Scheres
« Last post by vahsurfer on March 27, 2020, 05:45:31 PM »
AWESOME!!!! Get the Crackolas out!!!!

Richard
#StayWacky
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Spring 2020 Philly show
« Last post by bandaches on March 27, 2020, 03:47:58 PM »
I'm disappointed, but not surprised. This year, it was supposed to coincide with Allentown's PinFest (the latter has been moved to June 12-13).

Everyone be well, stay safe and Wacky on.
yeah, when the two events line up, I do both.  The pinfest is the definition of germ sharing so I can't imagine they will even hold the June 12-13 show.  I love the pinfest so if I go, I will be wearing gloves for sure.
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Sell Wacky Packages / "Well-loved" early original series lots on ebay now
« Last post by crackedjerk on March 27, 2020, 09:45:19 AM »
I listed three lots of "well-loved" early series Wackys on ebay recently.  There is a first series lot (with lots of ludlows), a second series lot (with a complete set, including puzzles, plus lots of extras), and a 3rd-6th lot.  Again, these are not collector grade condition, but if you simply want some Wackys to love, these might just do the trick.  The auctions end next Wednesday and can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/sch/madtownwisc/m.html?item=372996418792&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

And if that link isn't working, please find them under my auctions, seller name: madtownwisc.

Thanks for looking and please let me know if you have any questions!
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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: When did you first buy Wacky Packages
« Last post by RawGoo on March 25, 2020, 05:37:48 PM »
The first time I got Wackys was in a drugstore in a suburb of Pittsburgh.  I was probably 7.  I remember 2 titles from my first two packs - Awful Bits and Cap'n Crud.  What luck!!  I was hooked.  Later trips to that same store yielded some Series 1 packs, but not many.  I bought several series there, including posters, and then we moved to Los Angeles.  There, I found some in drugstores, and there was an ice cream truck that came around (the driver told us to call him "Van").  I actually saved up enough allowance to buy a full box of Series 15 from him.  Never saw Series 16.

In 1977 we moved to Long Island, and although I was able to buy reissue packs at stores, I found card shows and was able to buy all 4 complete reissue series from a dealer.  I also bought single packs and got the 1985 and album sticker sets from the same dealer.  I found the 1991 stickers at a convenience store on a ski trip (I had more fun with the Wackys than skiing).

I started filling in holes in my 70s sets when ebay started up.  Sadly, I never found a Wacky forum until after ANS came out.
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Other Non-Sports Trading Cards / Here's a little WEIRD WHEELS fun!
« Last post by Gpann101 on March 24, 2020, 07:23:30 PM »


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General Wacky Packages Discussion / Re: Koduck checking in
« Last post by 6_Fooey_Ounces on March 23, 2020, 11:09:12 AM »
Thanks, Neil, for all you do and are doing! You and your family take care!

Hear, hear!! 
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Update - Sold. Thanks, Frank
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I've been thinking about something lately.

Since Topps seems to be selling Wackys mostly online and/or as subsets in GPK series and they haven't been seen in brick-and-mortar stores since 2018, I'm beginning to wonder if this is the new normal here from this point on as far as Topps is concerned. I'm also wondering how the last three Wacky series sold in such stores (MLB WP, WP 50th Anniversary, and WP Go to the Movies 2018) actually did saleswise and if this might've been a factor that led to this (possible?) fate. Also, is it possible that another factor might've been that all three of these series were, at best, deviations from the norm because they contained mostly made up products?

I'm saying this because everyone here hoped that an all-new Wacky series was possibly coming out in 2019, but nothing happened.

Thoughts?
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