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Offline Swiski

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« Reply #2380 on: October 03, 2020, 02:14:08 PM »
Shingles Plaster Chips and Pringles Potato Chips



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« Reply #2381 on: October 08, 2020, 08:52:07 AM »
Bandage compared to Vantage cigarettes...



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« Reply #2382 on: October 08, 2020, 05:25:03 PM »
Shingles Plaster Chips and Pringles Potato Chips



Sorry to see I’ve fallen behind again on the classics....

Shingles - a definite classic.  Great product graphics to start with, so the parody doesn’t have to stretch things much.  Nice concept with the little shingle roof and what have you.  Pretty sure I snagged this one back in the day.

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« Reply #2383 on: October 08, 2020, 05:30:20 PM »
Bandage compared to Vantage cigarettes...


One of my favorite cigarette parodies.  When I started smoking in my teens I dabbled in different brands, and remember trying these.  They nailed the hollowed-out filters, which I remember well.  But overall the general graphics, hapless little guy character and the broken, taped-up cigs are all nice little details combining to make an unspectacular but above-average Wacky.

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« Reply #2384 on: October 13, 2020, 11:39:02 AM »
I noticed the images are missing on all the comparison posts. Is that glitch happening for everyone?

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« Reply #2385 on: October 13, 2020, 11:56:01 AM »
I noticed the images are missing on all the comparison posts. Is that glitch happening for everyone?
It is for me.

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« Reply #2386 on: October 13, 2020, 12:39:24 PM »
It looks like maybe the cert expired on the image posting site.

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« Reply #2387 on: October 13, 2020, 07:29:05 PM »
I noticed the images are missing on all the comparison posts. Is that glitch happening for everyone?
I’d lost the images when I first read this earlier today, but now they’ve reappeared.

On with the reviews!  ;D

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« Reply #2388 on: October 13, 2020, 09:07:17 PM »
Jean Nutty compared to Jean Naté



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2389 on: October 14, 2020, 09:27:12 AM »
A lot of work went into those bubbles!

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« Reply #2390 on: October 14, 2020, 05:33:21 PM »
Jean Nutty compared to Jean Naté


Really like this one too.  The product was very familiar, I think there were a ton of TV commercials for it back then.  I think it’s still made today, but nowhere near as popular as it once was.  A lot of these sundry items fell out of favor in a manner similar to perfumes and colognes.  Enjoli, Charlie, and My Sink for that matter!

Anyhoo, back to the Wacky.  Nice goofy dunce character, very well rendered bottle, cap and bubbles.  The original art to this must look amazing.  Too bad the Abrams books left out the 15th and 16th.

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« Reply #2391 on: October 14, 2020, 10:19:47 PM »
Jean Nutty compared to Jean Naté



This is a great gag, with funny matching taglines.  And awesome bubbles!  Also a cool, funny character to lively up a pretty dull product bottle.  One of my favorites from the 15th, and I still call the product by the Wacky name.

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« Reply #2392 on: October 15, 2020, 11:22:46 AM »
Fear Out Iron-Ons and Far Out Iron-Ons compared.



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« Reply #2393 on: October 15, 2020, 06:57:06 PM »
As the lone Topps parody with monster characters, I’ve always liked this one.  Replacing the transfer images of the series along the bottom of the pack with images of various clothes-pressing irons is a bit far to go for a simple play on words though.  Maybe using images of other various movie monsters would have worked better.  This type of tweaking would make good use of the Wonky concept, like a “what if?” reworking of existing titles.  There’s been numerous suggestions throughout this thread on other titles as well.  How cool would it be to have the artists take a survey of forum members to have select titles reworked this way?

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« Reply #2394 on: October 19, 2020, 08:49:04 PM »
Earth Barn and Earth Born shampoo...



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2395 on: October 20, 2020, 09:23:08 AM »
As the lone Topps parody with monster characters, I’ve always liked this one.  Replacing the transfer images of the series along the bottom of the pack with images of various clothes-pressing irons is a bit far to go for a simple play on words though.  Maybe using images of other various movie monsters would have worked better.  This type of tweaking would make good use of the Wonky concept, like a “what if?” reworking of existing titles.  There’s been numerous suggestions throughout this thread on other titles as well.  How cool would it be to have the artists take a survey of forum members to have select titles reworked this way?
I would say the irons along the bottom actually tie in well with the gag "Groovy pictures of irons for monsters to put on their shirts".
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« Reply #2396 on: October 23, 2020, 08:07:06 AM »
Earth Barn and Earth Born shampoo...



Weird little character on this one, looks like something out of ‘Cats’ the musical.  If I remember correctly this is a title difficult to find without some black ink streaking/smudging in the border area.

Another peculiarity I’ve noticed is a slight mismatch with the real product labeling. Makes me wonder if the product looked slightly different at the time Earth Barn was made.  The ‘Earth Bum’ parody in the next series is a more accurate match with the packaging shown here. Also odd to see the same product spoofed twice in back-to-back series in the first place.

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« Reply #2397 on: October 23, 2020, 11:30:59 AM »
Weird little character on this one, looks like something out of ‘Cats’ the musical. 

That's some funny sh*t

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« Reply #2398 on: October 24, 2020, 10:46:08 AM »
Catgobite 212 compared to Calgonite 211. Sorry for the tiny pixelated image of real product...the best I could find. I do have a nice, quality image of the Calgonite box without the 211 designation.



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« Reply #2399 on: October 24, 2020, 12:41:48 PM »
Catgobite 212 compared to Calgonite 211. Sorry for the tiny pixelated image of real product...the best I could find. I do have a nice, quality image of the Calgonite box without the 211 designation.



This is actually one of my favorites from this series. There was just something about the image of the cat stuffed into a glass that I found hilarious.

Series 15 as a whole marks a short-lived resurgence, before the final fadeout.