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Offline mcuddy17

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Wacky Package Reference
« on: May 17, 2016, 07:02:34 PM »
For a while I've been wanting to combine all of the information that you can find on websites and this forum with all of the different scans of boxes, wrappers, etc. for each of the series that I could print out and have a nice reference. I took a lot of the information for each series from Greg Grant's site along with scans from there as well as this forum as I saw them. As I kept finding more scans and thinking of more things to add, the total length from Die Cuts to 16th series is almost 500 pages! I've attached links to the pdfs for each section below. If anyone would like to take a look and let me know what you think or anything else I should add or remove, let me know.

Thanks,
Mick

Die Cuts  https://app.box.com/s/hxw64wqce5hu6dppcvv13g1hexbk3g3i
Wacky Ads  https://app.box.com/s/uor3hn2gg3jjyhp2s6zeoqku36095ygy
Cloth Series  https://app.box.com/s/esddazcdnv7mmhgzu4k3t0eiodktcnxw
1st Series  https://app.box.com/s/cwrqfw0ty4nvmjf0r2gmjafue9hrxdsh
2nd Series  https://app.box.com/s/6cmujjbde2jboewhf3rc8sfuyv5ye9vo
3rd Series  https://app.box.com/s/ui1lcxjbhqp0qh705er6lpwthdxrauvu
4th Series  https://app.box.com/s/qxc1e1235gpzxh53ss3zboqr54le2cii
5th Series  https://app.box.com/s/grau0dyg2wil2jlctuxpjpfem0x6dtrz
6th Series  https://app.box.com/s/4il0iitzfl2dpf6keso1wiyqbjx8m9yq
7th Series  https://app.box.com/s/4yh4u3522dkg29rgdruirs2d0ysdbth4
8th Series  https://app.box.com/s/5mls47u3fgvjs9d0zrlmyc71v2zodijv
9th Series  https://app.box.com/s/4ekstugaa5oh7ipnai9guppqd5d73byg
10th Series  https://app.box.com/s/qff7bhumnidt0hwizf7w7fdyqjfhqgrr
11th Series  https://app.box.com/s/dgz2nmfa9j69gczrpm3z3k1y4biu1pxn
12th Series  https://app.box.com/s/z8havb17fvss5xdn764vuj33y7qtfa1c
13th Series  https://app.box.com/s/npei8zee9yrgesjj1ek6nosi281t2l8k
14th Series  https://app.box.com/s/sqfek4jfzt5s19wt592x3osebyxbs59i
15th Series  https://app.box.com/s/q5dixtzetmylr6417yztcibir9sqzvll
16th Series  https://app.box.com/s/3yg0zas2c45j37l7of4uf7cb2ya6n6t7


 
 
 
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Offline Swiski

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 09:17:45 AM »
Nice work!!! Thank you for this valuable reference guide!

Offline ratchet007

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 01:08:54 PM »
This is pretty amazing. Thanks for all the hard work and effort that must have gone into this.

Offline Tom Keen

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 02:33:56 PM »
So this is a culmination of many websites worth of stuff cobbled together in a logical manner?  Very nice!

Offline crackedjerk

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 07:12:58 PM »
Very impressive!  Nothing jumps out off the top of my head as to what's missing.  This looks very complete.  However, it would be great to keep this and add to it as any new info comes to light or people think of things to add. 

Nice work!

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 08:20:32 AM »
Nice job, I would just add that not all the information you've included is factual. Some of it is speculation, though it is presented as fact.

Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 02:03:40 PM »
the 'w/copyright' uncut sheet for the 16th is another pic of the 'without copyright' sheet

Offline mcuddy17

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 03:11:58 PM »
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I have changed the picture the the correct scoot uncut sheet. You can sort of see the copyright now though pictures of both sheets are pretty bad. Paul_Maul, I believe you are referring to the 1972 test series and how the first series sheet came about? I will change those to say that these are just theories. Is there any others that I should make note of?

Thanks!

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2016, 05:35:50 PM »
Primarily the 1972 test material. The 1st series sheet evolution (which I wrote) is pretty much fact.

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 08:35:02 PM »
Impressive! I love all the hard work put into this guide. :great:


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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 05:45:40 AM »
Thank you very much for posting this mcuddy17, for me it's an excellent way to school myself even more and study all this stuff!!  :great:  8)

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2016, 07:29:07 AM »
Definitely, and thanks to all the people who figured out all this stuff way back when (Greg Grant, Jeff Weiss, Paul Argyropolous, Phil Carpenter, Terry Gomes, Scott Broberg, John Mann, Patrick Zimmerman and so many others)!
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Offline vahsurfer

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2016, 03:46:48 AM »
AWESOME! Time for a new ream of paper!

Thank you VERY much for YOUR hard work!

Richard

Offline mcuddy17

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2016, 04:58:38 PM »
Hey all,

I wanted to see how this would look as a printed book so I went to Lulu.com and Createspace.com to have it printed. Lulu can print 8-1/2 x 11 hardcover book and createspace can do same size in softcover. I received the hardcover version today and have some pictures below. Lulu charges  $100.45 to print this as it is full color and 480 pages long. You can find discount codes online or sign up for emails from them. You can get codes for 10 - 30% off. Current code is NEWJUNE25 for 25% off, but expires at end of day. Pictures came out very sharp for all the high resolution pictures that I had, a little blurry on the others. 
« Last Edit: June 06, 2016, 12:06:13 PM by mcuddy17 »

Offline jleonard1967

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2016, 05:35:44 PM »
Hey all,

I wanted to see how this would look as a printed book so I went to Lulu.com and Createspace.com to have it printed. Lulu can print 8-1/2 x 11 hardcover book and createspace can do same size in softcover. I received the hardcover version today and have some pictures below. Lulu charges  $100.45 to print this as it is full color and 480 pages long. You can find discount codes online or sign up for emails from them. You can get codes for 10 - 30% off. Current code is NEWJUNE25 for 25% off, but expires at end of day. Pictures came out very sharp for all the high resolution pictures that I had, a little blurry on the others.  Here is direct link to lulu:
Nice, i am looking forward to volume two. Will it have ANS I'm it
http://www.lulu.com/shop/mick-cuddy/wacky-packages-reference-guide-volume-1/hardcover/product-22709890.html

The softcover is due to arrive next week and cost $36 + shipping. I'll post photos of that when it arrives. Also I've called it Volume 1 since I've started compiling info on wonder bread, hostess pairs, 1979 reruns etc, for Volume 2.










Offline mcuddy17

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2016, 05:51:15 PM »
Nice, i am looking forward to volume two. Will it have ANS I'm it

I think ANS would be a volume 3. There are so many cards and backs and variations and bonuses that it deserves it's own volume.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2016, 05:53:50 PM by mcuddy17 »

Offline vahsurfer

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2016, 07:54:29 PM »
Damnit Man!  I am going to have to give up SOME of my alcohol budget this month!!!


Looks WackyFabulous!  Thank you again so very much for all your hard work!!!!

Offline drono

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2016, 05:00:26 AM »
I'll definitely be ordering one.

mcuddy17, I hope you get a cut from each order for all that hard work!

Offline mcuddy17

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2016, 07:25:41 AM »
I'll definitely be ordering one.

mcuddy17, I hope you get a cut from each order for all that hard work!

Nope, that is the actual cost of printing. As PaulMaul stated above, all of the research, scans, etc. were done by others so it isn't mine to profit off of. I just wanted to share something that I enjoyed doing and thought others might like as well.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2016, 09:48:35 AM »
I think that this is a really cool package.

However, now that these files are being disseminated publicly and people are planning on printing them out in book form, it does concern me that all of this material is being used without any credit or permission. The more people that print it out, the more a situation is created where a standalone storehouse of wacky information is available without any credit to those who created it.

I acknowledge that assigning proper credit within a tome of this size would be difficult, but I think this issue merits consideration.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2016, 10:43:15 AM »
It will also be interesting to see how long it takes for someone to create one of these and put it on eBay.

Offline BustedFinger

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2016, 03:21:55 PM »
I'm kind of surprised that any company would print a book like this, what with the images all officially belonging to Topps. 
Giving "The Hobby" the finger since 1999!

Offline vahsurfer

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2016, 05:24:32 PM »
I was GOING to print it, but it would take a lot of paper, toner and drum wear, worth the professional look, I have already ordered mine - EXCITED!

Offline crackedjerk

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2016, 07:48:00 AM »
Cool book!  Anyone know how much the softcover would be?  I do like the idea of having a physical copy of information rather than a website, but $100 is a bit steep (though I know a lot of work has gone into this).

Offline vahsurfer

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2016, 10:18:44 AM »
I JUST got mine today via FedEx Ground - F**KING AWESOME!!!!!

$100 is a lot of loot, BUT - it is IN COLOR, so now upgrade from Laser, paper, toner and ink to Inkjet (lower quality) and fancy paper for better resolution.

WELL WORTH IT!!!!

Sometimes you have to treat yourself, this one is wellll worth it!

Offline quas

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2016, 12:42:55 PM »
I JUST got mine today via FedEx Ground - F**KING AWESOME!!!!!

$100 is a lot of loot, BUT - it is IN COLOR, so now upgrade from Laser, paper, toner and ink to Inkjet (lower quality) and fancy paper for better resolution.

WELL WORTH IT!!!!

Sometimes you have to treat yourself, this one is wellll worth it!

Is there a link to order the book?
Marc

Offline Monsterettes

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2016, 01:08:24 PM »
Is there a link to order the book?
I tried the link above in the quoted message and it said the book was no longer available.  If you find a working link, pleae let me know!

Offline ratchet007

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2016, 01:08:45 PM »
Marc, the link to the book was in the first post but has mysteriously disappeared. It's still showing in jleonard1967's post about half way down the page but, when I clicked on the link a minute ago, it said something about the product not being found. Not sure what the deal is. Maybe mcuddy17 can chime in.

Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2016, 01:09:00 PM »
Is there a link to order the book?
There used to be...

Wouldn't be surprised if there were copyright issues with topps or Abrams

From the Lulu site:
you may not publish or post content that you do not own or have permission to publish. We take allegations of copyright and privacy violations very seriously
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Offline RawGoo

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2016, 01:20:46 PM »
There used to be...

Wouldn't be surprised if there were copyright issues with topps or Abrams

That didn't take long................  I wonder how many they printed?

Offline ratchet007

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2016, 01:32:52 PM »
My order is in transit. Supposed to be here by Tuesday.
I'm jealous Richard......You got yours first.   >:D

Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2016, 01:52:49 PM »
What happened to the links to the pages? (Not the book)
Mark

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2016, 01:59:27 PM »
What happened to the links to the pages? (Not the book)

Mick took them down temporarily to fix/add some things, they will be back.

Offline mcuddy17

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Re: Wacky Package Reference
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2016, 01:53:09 PM »
Links to each pdf are back in first message.

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« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2016, 02:05:18 PM »
Links to each pdf are back in first message.

Did you change a lot?  Maybe add some credits?
« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 03:04:47 AM by RawGoo »

 

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