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Offline Baked Bears

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #980 on: September 10, 2017, 07:31:17 AM »
Time for a new one...Monotony and Monopoly




Not exactly the most dynamic, yet does follow the original product faithfully.  All of the taglines and gags are tight and unified.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #981 on: September 10, 2017, 07:39:49 AM »

Not exactly the most dynamic, yet does follow the original product faithfully.  All of the taglines and gags are tight and unified.

Agreed. This one gets an "A" for parody. Unfortunately, not much on the original product to lend to outstanding illustration. I do like the way railroad engines become beds on the Wacky.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #982 on: September 10, 2017, 07:47:32 AM »
Time for a new one...Monotony and Monopoly


Always loved this one.  The gag is perfect since the game can really be pretty monotonous!
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #983 on: September 10, 2017, 08:04:40 AM »
The gag is perfect since the game can really be pretty monotonous!

Yeah, especially when you're losing, have no chance whatsoever of making a comeback - and the game continues on for another two hours!

(Perhaps Quentin Tarantino could make "Monopoly" into a movie, kind of a mash-up between "Monopoly" and "Reservoir Dogs," featuring a gang of hoods holed-up in some backroom whiling away the time with a board game?  Various back stories could unfold in the dialogue, revealing the shortcomings, failures, and regrets of the characters.  Bound by an unwritten code, nobody is permitted to leave.  "Shaddup!  Just sit down and playing the &%$#ing game!"  All the while, the tension would continue to escalate and escalate as one character slowly rises above the others to become "tycoon."  Of course, we all know how just such a scenario would end: a pistol pressed against someone's temple as they are ordered to roll the dice, the little Scottie dog getting blown off of the playing board, etc..)
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #984 on: September 10, 2017, 09:05:13 AM »
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Monotony and Monopoly
As has been mentioned, not an outstanding piece of artwork [not much to work with], but nonetheless, one of Series 6 which I recall most fondly. Always thought it was very humorous and looked just like the real product.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #985 on: September 10, 2017, 10:23:35 AM »
Time for a new one...Monotony and Monopoly



I always liked this one.  The title is appropriate, if you've ever been in an hours long game, and the guy falling asleep is pretty funny!

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #986 on: September 12, 2017, 05:17:07 AM »
Baby Runt and Baby Ruth. The wrapper photo is from the collection of either Greg Koenig or Jason Liebig.



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #987 on: September 13, 2017, 05:27:57 AM »
Baby Runt and Baby Ruth. The wrapper photo is from the collection of either Greg Koenig or Jason Liebig.



When I see the artwork for Baby Runt, I'm reminded of Caddyshack when Bill Murray's character finds a candy bar in the pool. You know the scene!

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #988 on: September 13, 2017, 05:30:33 AM »
Valveater and Velveeta. I think the guy on Valveater is the very first punk rocker!



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #989 on: September 25, 2017, 05:21:08 AM »
I'd hate to see this thread disappear, so I will continue posting parody and real product comparisons.
Here is the next in checklist order from the vintage 6th Series...Snarlamint and Parliament.
I love horror Wackies! Love how they made the V shape into a bat. Don't understand why the parody isn't Snarlament with the e.


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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #990 on: September 25, 2017, 05:41:19 AM »
I'd hate to see this thread disappear, so I will continue posting parody and real product comparisons.
Here is the next in checklist order from the vintage 6th Series...Snarlamint and Parliament.
I love horror Wackies! Love how they made the V shape into a bat. Don't understand why the parody isn't Snarlament with the e.



I always kind of liked this one as a kid.  Fiends and monsters, and a good representation of the actual product.