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Offline JasonLiebig

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Original Wacky Products images
« on: March 21, 2010, 11:46:56 PM »
Starting a new thread for "Original Wacky Products".  For anyone who doesn't know what that means - it's for posting images of the original product and hopefully the original packaging that was spoofed for the Wacky.

I'm going to start with something from Old School, and one of my faves.  Here is an old newspaper ad for Koogle (the product spoofed by Kookle in Old School Series 1), as well as an image of a display shelf belonging to my brother, where you can see two actual jars of the stuff, one empty and one full:

Newspaper Ad (with very poor registration issues, unfortunately):
Click the link for the original Flickr posting
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3709148833/


Display shelf with Koogle jars:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4400365471/


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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 11:50:47 PM »
I'm going to be attempting to re-post the Original Wacky products that I had before, within this thread.  Starting with some of my personal faves.

Here's a box for the early 70's Slim Jims - the basis for 1970's Original 15th Series Slam Jim

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4354813161/
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 12:02:01 AM »
Neat Koogle newspaper ad!
How about a video to go along with it:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPSnDwBDhsQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPSnDwBDhsQ</a>

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 02:53:15 AM »
JL,

Do you happen to have a Lipton tea bag box, the one parodied as "Hipton"?

I was looking around for one online recently when the "Lipoff" auction was the hot news, and couldn't find anything very good.

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 11:07:00 AM »
Starting a new thread for "Original Wacky Products".  For anyone who doesn't know what that means - it's for posting images of the original product and hopefully the original packaging that was spoofed for the Wacky.

I'm going to start with something from Old School, and one of my faves.  Here is an old newspaper ad for Koogle (the product spoofed by Kookle in Old School Series 1), as well as an image of a display shelf belonging to my brother, where you can see two actual jars of the stuff, one empty and one full:GREAT IDEA FOR A THREAD JL!!!!!

Newspaper Ad (with very poor registration issues, unfortunately):
Click the link for the original Flickr posting
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3709148833/
(Image removed from quote.)

Display shelf with Koogle jars:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4400365471/
(Image removed from quote.)


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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 02:33:46 PM »
strange, I loved peanut butter...still do...but I don't ever remember Koogle?

I think it was all that Zarex I was drinking  :D


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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 02:56:46 PM »
I have a bunch of scans on my Wacky Doubles project on my website:

http://www.wackypackage.com/Wacky%20Packs/HTML%20Stuff/project.html
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 03:15:40 PM »
I have a bunch of scans on my Wacky Doubles project on my website:

http://www.wackypackage.com/Wacky%20Packs/HTML%20Stuff/project.html

Those are great, Ernie - I don't think I've ever looked at those, before.  I like how you made them into stickers for comparison. 
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 05:29:25 PM »
Very cool, seeing the original packaging (not to mention the wackys), really takes me back. Thanks Ernie

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2010, 05:37:46 PM »
I have a bunch of scans on my Wacky Doubles project on my website:

http://www.wackypackage.com/Wacky%20Packs/HTML%20Stuff/project.html
Havent looked at the side by sides for a long time.  Was fun looking at them.

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2010, 06:38:56 PM »
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2010, 09:08:10 PM »
Very cool, seeing the original packaging (not to mention the wackys), really takes me back. Thanks Ernie
I have a bunch of images scurried away to add to this double project, just never got around to it.  I still haven't done my taxes either so obivously my priorities are somewhat screwed up!
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8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2010, 07:31:23 PM »
I was going over some of my 70's packaging that hadn't been properly added to my Flickr archives yet, and realized that the Knox gelatine box I had was the base design for the original series Knots (8th Series).  

I wanted to see how close they were so I threw them together in Photoshop, and they're darned close.  I am going to be doing a big Jell-O/Royal posting in a few weeks, so the Knox will officially go up then, but since I had it in Photoshop, I saved out the comparison to share here.

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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2010, 08:01:50 PM »
I was going over some of my 70's packaging that hadn't been properly added to my Flickr archives yet, and realized that the Knox gelatine box I had was the base design for the original series Knots (8th Series).  

I wanted to see how close they were so I threw them together in Photoshop, and they're darned close.  I am going to be doing a big Jell-O/Royal posting in a few weeks, so the Knox will officially go up then, but since I had it in Photoshop, I saved out the comparison to share here.


Thanks. I like it. Unfortunately that image expands (or "expandos") well beyond the width of my browser window. The only way I can get a look at the whole big version is by downloading it and opening it in Photoshop. (This is the second time today I've encountered this issue.) I'd have thought I could just scroll (pan?) to the right, but it's not an option. (I'm in Safari, BTW, if it matters.) I know you enjoy sharing images, so I thought I'd mention this.  :D

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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2010, 09:11:38 PM »
Thanks. I like it. Unfortunately that image expands (or "expandos") well beyond the width of my browser window. The only way I can get a look at the whole big version is by downloading it and opening it in Photoshop. (This is the second time today I've encountered this issue.) I'd have thought I could just scroll (pan?) to the right, but it's not an option. (I'm in Safari, BTW, if it matters.) I know you enjoy sharing images, so I thought I'd mention this.  :D

I shrunk it up for ya.  I'll keep non-Flickr uploads at 800 width.
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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2010, 01:42:30 PM »
Thanks. I like it. Unfortunately that image expands (or "expandos") well beyond the width of my browser window. The only way I can get a look at the whole big version is by downloading it and opening it in Photoshop. (This is the second time today I've encountered this issue.) I'd have thought I could just scroll (pan?) to the right, but it's not an option. (I'm in Safari, BTW, if it matters.) I know you enjoy sharing images, so I thought I'd mention this.  :D

I've noticed the same thing.  If the expando image is too large to fit on your screen, it creates a scroll bar at the bottom.  The problem is, if you move your mouse to the scroll bar to try to move the picture, the picture immediately shrinks again.
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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2010, 03:40:44 PM »
I've noticed the same thing.  If the expando image is too large to fit on your screen, it creates a scroll bar at the bottom.  The problem is, if you move your mouse to the scroll bar to try to move the picture, the picture immediately shrinks again.

Just use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2010, 04:03:03 PM »
Just use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

I'm referring to a left-right scroll bar.
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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 05:47:32 PM »
I'm referring to a left-right scroll bar.

(Some of the stuff I describe in this post and the one below will not apply if you are using a browser other than Safari.)

test1

The image in this post was uploaded from my hard drive directly to this website.

Looks like you can scroll up and down or left and right, to your heart's content, with the scroll buttons on your keyboard. The image should not reshrink as you do these moves, if your cursor remains steady.

Of course, if you want to allow people to see the whole width of the image at once, your image should not be much more than 800 pixels wide. Keeping it under 700 dpi high also allows people to take in the image without a lot of scrolling.

However, if I were posting a photo with a bunch of individual sketch cards in it, I don't expect people would mind too much scrolling around the image.
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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 06:18:48 PM »
test2

The image in the above post was uploaded from my hard drive directly to this website. The image below is hosted elsewhere on the web. Its URL was plugged into this post and the "expando" function was applied to it. Both images are the same jpeg, plugged into two posts in two different ways.

I can use the scroll buttons to see the right side of the large version of the image below, but I must first click on the image, either before or after it expands. Simply moving the mouse over the image is enough to make it expand, but you have to click on it in order to scroll around it.

It may sometimes be an inconvenience that this text gets pushed off to the left when I explore the right side of the image. The text in test1 has no such problem.

Again, the stuff I describe in this post and the one above may not apply if you are using a browser other than Safari. For instance, I just tried to scroll right with the test2 image in Firefox and could not get it to work. Whether it will work in Explorer is anyone's guess, since my Explorer for some reason works at a glacial pace, and I've given up on it.

(Sorry for the rat hole, Brad. I'm done.)

[expando]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Lw8evT5WG6k/S6wLKHGvY0I/AAAAAAAAC6Q/TU6GX8yIIYM/s1600/2535929929_68d568d774_o.jpg[/expando]
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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2010, 07:45:23 PM »
The expando image doesn't work too well with Firefox.  When I expand the image, there is no way to scroll to the right to see the rest of the image.
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Burned Leftovers
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2010, 06:34:40 AM »
I recently acquired an original box for Birds Eye International Recipes - Bavarian Beans and Spaetzle, which just happens to be the basis for Bird Brain Burned Leftovers from the 1970's 11th Series. 

My original posting of the box scan can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4608345996/

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Close-up
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2010, 06:37:38 AM »
And here is the closest I've found to the basis for the original series 8, Choke-Up - a 1970's Close-Up toothpaste box:




Original hi-res scan can be found here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4595250713/
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Re: Burned Leftovers
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2010, 09:04:09 AM »
I recently acquired an original box for Birds Eye International Recipes - Bavarian Beans and Spaetzle, which just happens to be the basis for Bird Brain Burned Leftovers from the 1970's 11th Series. 

My original posting of the box scan can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4608345996/



That's great Jason, thanks for sharing it here!!  I love seeing the old packaging that Wackys were based on!  This one I could never figure out.

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Re: 8th Series Knots basis Knox Gelatine
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2010, 09:24:42 AM »
test2

The image in the above post was uploaded from my hard drive directly to this website. The image below is hosted elsewhere on the web. Its URL was plugged into this post and the "expando" function was applied to it. Both images are the same jpeg, plugged into two posts in two different ways.

I can use the scroll buttons to see the right side of the large version of the image below, but I must first click on the image, either before or after it expands. Simply moving the mouse over the image is enough to make it expand, but you have to click on it in order to scroll around it.

It may sometimes be an inconvenience that this text gets pushed off to the left when I explore the right side of the image. The text in test1 has no such problem.

Again, the stuff I describe in this post and the one above may not apply if you are using a browser other than Safari. For instance, I just tried to scroll right with the test2 image in Firefox and could not get it to work. Whether it will work in Explorer is anyone's guess, since my Explorer for some reason works at a glacial pace, and I've given up on it.

(Sorry for the rat hole, Brad. I'm done.)

[expando]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Lw8evT5WG6k/S6wLKHGvY0I/AAAAAAAAC6Q/TU6GX8yIIYM/s1600/2535929929_68d568d774_o.jpg[/expando]

I don't know why I didn't see this thread until this morning but I can see both images and move left and right with Safari and Firefox on my Mac using a Magic Mouse. I have attached videos of each browser to demonstrate.

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Re: Burned Leftovers
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2010, 06:48:09 PM »
That's great Jason, thanks for sharing it here!!  I love seeing the old packaging that Wackys were based on!  This one I could never figure out.
I second that. I think we all knew the Bird's Eye/Bird Brain part, but how many could possibly know the Barvarian Style Beans and Spaetzle/Burned Style Leftovers part!

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Re: Close-up
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2010, 07:28:57 PM »
And here is the closest I've found to the basis for the original series 8, Choke-Up - a 1970's Close-Up toothpaste box:

(Image removed from quote.)


Original hi-res scan can be found here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4595250713/

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2010, 08:17:36 PM »
Hi guys,

Here's a package for the 1970's cigarette "Eve", the basis for the classic Wacky "Heave":

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4670244635/


Did you know they made an Adam cigarette, too?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4670868052/


And here are a trio of vintage Pall Mall package wrapper proofs (though these probably predate the 1970's):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4670234427/
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1970's McDonald's Big Mac Box - basis for Big Muc
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2010, 11:12:19 AM »
Here's one I've been wanting for a while now, it's the basis for the original 1970's 7th Series Wacky, Big Muc - a 1970's Big Mac box:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4714353303/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4714969880/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4714948278/
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Re: Burned Leftovers
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2010, 06:17:21 PM »
Love this thread.  Love looking at old style packaging from the 70's and earlier.

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Cap'n Crunch Retro boxes
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2010, 08:35:29 AM »
Hi gang, starting to roll out right now at Wal-Marts across America are three retro Cap'n Crunch cereal boxes, largely based on the late 60's/early 70's designs - though they take some liberties.  I bring it up in this thread, as the standard flavor box is very close to the original box that Cap'n Crud is based on. 

An original Cap'n Crunch box from the 1960's might set you back $1,000 or more, but these can be had right now (or soon, in some areas) and they're fun. 

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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2010, 08:44:44 AM »
Just picked up a front and back panel for a late 60's Wheaties box, featuring the design parodied on Weakies:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4729768205/


Here's the actual front and back panels:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4729777211/


And since I'm here, I figured I'd share one of my exciting new acquisitions, even though it's a bit off-topic.  I just picked up a Freakies box - the first one in my collection!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4730433914/
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Re: Weakies
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2010, 10:35:11 AM »
Just picked up a front and back panel for a late 60's Wheaties box, featuring the design parodied on Weakies:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4729768205/
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Here's the actual front and back panels:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4729777211/
(Image removed from quote.)

And since I'm here, I figured I'd share one of my exciting new acquisitions, even though it's a bit off-topic.  I just picked up a Freakies box - the first one in my collection!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4730433914/
(Image removed from quote.)

Man, that Freakies box is the F*%#ing BOMB!!!! Too cool!
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Re: Weakies
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2010, 10:54:38 AM »
Just picked up a front and back panel for a late 60's Wheaties box, featuring the design parodied on Weakies:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4729768205/
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Awesome! You can really see that this is the right package. You can even see the N on the hat of the Wheaties guy. I also like how they work well together. There's the pitcher about to throw and the batter getting hit.

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Re: Original Wacky Products images
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2010, 11:17:52 AM »
This must be taking place in Spring Training. How else to explain the two guys on the same team?