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Offline Swiski

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2485 on: January 12, 2021, 06:25:24 AM »
Wrapping up the vintage series 15 - Bloodweiser compared to Budweiser. Does that bottle shape exist in reality for what was used in the parody?



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2486 on: January 12, 2021, 10:57:44 AM »
Does that bottle shape exist in reality for what was used in the parody?
I think what you're showing is a hit on the real product used for the parody. What makes you think otherwise?

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2487 on: January 12, 2021, 11:16:57 AM »
Wrapping up the vintage series 15 - Bloodweiser compared to Budweiser. Does that bottle shape exist in reality for what was used in the parody?



Thanks for the product picture - that is an awesome match!!  I have always loved this Wacky, great gag, neat vampire, the blood taglines fit in perfectly, and the vulture on the glass bottle is wonderful.

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« Reply #2488 on: January 12, 2021, 11:22:15 AM »
I think what you're showing is a hit on the real product used for the parody. What makes you think otherwise?

The parody bottle appears more rounded on top, like it's a larger sized bottle.

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« Reply #2489 on: January 12, 2021, 11:44:29 AM »
The parody bottle appears more rounded on top, like it's a larger sized bottle.

Perhaps that is artistic license to make it look more like an old fashioned glass blood bottle?

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« Reply #2490 on: January 12, 2021, 11:58:19 AM »
Perhaps that is artistic license to make it look more like an old fashioned glass blood bottle?

Ahhh...that makes sense!

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« Reply #2491 on: January 12, 2021, 01:45:15 PM »
Perhaps that is artistic license to make it look more like an old fashioned glass blood bottle?
Especially given the word "plasma" on the parody...

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« Reply #2492 on: January 12, 2021, 01:50:39 PM »
Especially given the word "plasma" on the parody...

And "1 Pint."  I always thought the bottle was misshapen to match a blood bottle, so I was thrilled to see today that there actually were short and stubby Bud bottles back then.

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« Reply #2493 on: January 12, 2021, 05:18:40 PM »
I always suspected that a quart or 32-oz bottle (same thing?) might have been used, and shortened/widened to optimize the card dimensions, like 6 Urp from the 9th and a handful of others.  Hadnít considered the old fashioned plasma bottle suggested here, that may well be the answer.

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« Reply #2494 on: January 12, 2021, 05:44:42 PM »
With the original series, artists made a concerted effort to design the art to fill out the sticker. You can see it on a lot of the early parodies. Some you don't really notice until you examine them. I think you have the right bottle!



Wrapping up the vintage series 15 - Bloodweiser compared to Budweiser. Does that bottle shape exist in reality for what was used in the parody?



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« Reply #2495 on: January 13, 2021, 08:05:59 PM »
A roommate of mine once had to memorize the Bud label for his fraternity initiation--this version is far less busy, even with the character added.

I think someone pointed out that vampires were the most common imaginary creatures depicted in the original run. (Spoiler alert: more to come.)

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« Reply #2496 on: January 14, 2021, 02:43:24 PM »
Here we go with the vintage 16th series! After this set, I'm taking a break.

Bleed's compared to Reed's candy




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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2497 on: January 14, 2021, 02:47:54 PM »
Here we go with the final 16th series! After this I'm taking a break.

Bleed's compared to Reed's candy



Swiski, you have been doing a FANTASTINK job with all of these. Most fun thread going. Thank you for all your hard work!

Jim

(p.s.) REED'S can be found at Cracker Barrel

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« Reply #2498 on: January 14, 2021, 03:39:54 PM »
Swiski, you have been doing a FANTASTINK job with all of these. Most fun thread going. Thank you for all your hard work!

Jim

(p.s.) REED'S can be found at Cracker Barrel

Thank you! This is what excites me most about Wacky Packages - the artistry and design of it all. It's fun and challenging trying to locate images of the exact packaging to match over the years.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2499 on: January 14, 2021, 07:01:08 PM »
Swiski, you have been doing a FANTASTINK job with all of these. Most fun thread going. Thank you for all your hard work!

Jim

(p.s.) REED'S can be found at Cracker Barrel
I think Regal Crown can be found at Cracker Barrel, too.

Btw, is the real name for Regal Clown Cherry Bombs Regal Crown Cherry Sours or Regal Crown Sour Cherry?
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2500 on: January 14, 2021, 07:16:30 PM »
This is a good example of the original artists playing with the packaging dimensions to fill out the sticker. I'm a fan of that because it makes the art bigger with there's less wasted space.


Here we go with the vintage 16th series! After this set, I'm taking a break.

Bleed's compared to Reed's candy



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2501 on: January 14, 2021, 08:03:13 PM »
Agreed, and this is one of the more subtle examples - package didnít have to be shortened by much to optimize the card dimensions.  Conversely, in a title like Big Baddy, the distortion had to be severe, because those packs must have been only about 1/2Ē to 3/4Ē wide, but a foot or more long. 

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2502 on: January 14, 2021, 10:28:19 PM »
The upside down copywrite tag was an oversight?

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2503 on: January 15, 2021, 03:57:57 AM »
The upside down copywrite tag was an oversight?
I guess when viewed in portrait mode itís along the side rather than upside down.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #2504 on: January 15, 2021, 04:05:32 AM »
I guess when viewed in portrait mode itís along the side rather than upside down.

Yes, but if you put the sticker in the page in the landscape orientation used for other titles, this one is different.

 

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