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Offline mikecho

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« Reply #1820 on: January 09, 2020, 08:15:21 AM »
This is also the one pictured in the Wikipedia article on Wackys.

Never understood that one myself. I'd have put in Wormy Packages.

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« Reply #1821 on: January 10, 2020, 09:16:19 PM »
Progreaso Raw Clammy Sauce and Progresso Red Clam Sauce. Not an exact product match, but the same label design, followed by a modern day Red Clam Sauce label


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« Reply #1822 on: January 11, 2020, 07:29:53 AM »
This is also the one pictured in the Wikipedia article on Wackys.

Never understood that one myself. I'd have put in Wormy Packages.

I'd have put in Pupsi (which I think is a bit more iconic and well known) along with a side-by-side comparison of the original product like the way Swiski does here.

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« Reply #1823 on: January 11, 2020, 07:33:04 AM »
Progreaso Raw Clammy Sauce and Progresso Red Clam Sauce. Not an exact product match, but the same label design, followed by a modern day Red Clam Sauce label



Kind of reminds me of the John Lennon spaghetti scene from Magical Mystery Tour.



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« Reply #1824 on: January 11, 2020, 08:00:29 AM »
Progreaso Raw Clammy Sauce and Progresso Red Clam Sauce. Not an exact product match, but the same label design, followed by a modern day Red Clam Sauce label



I think this is a really good gag, with funny matching taglines.  The artwork and characters are great - check out the shadows by the guy's arms and water glass!

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« Reply #1825 on: January 13, 2020, 04:49:17 AM »
Saparin and Savarin coffees compared.

FACT: the guy on the vintage packaging and TV commercials was played by Carlos Montalban, the brother of Ricardo Montalban.



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« Reply #1826 on: January 13, 2020, 01:54:28 PM »
Saparin and Savarin coffees compared.

FACT: the guy on the vintage packaging and TV commercials was played by Carlos Montalban, the brother of Ricardo Montalban.


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« Reply #1827 on: January 17, 2020, 10:20:50 AM »
Stinkertoy and Tinkertoy...



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« Reply #1828 on: January 17, 2020, 11:25:12 AM »
Saparin and Savarin coffees compared.

FACT: the guy on the vintage packaging and TV commercials was played by Carlos Montalban, the brother of Ricardo Montalban.



Not one of my favorite gags, but the taglines are decent, and the glass jar is a beautiful thing to behold!  And I like the goofy character.

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« Reply #1829 on: January 17, 2020, 11:32:46 AM »
Stinkertoy and Tinkertoy...



I always liked this one because of how colorful and detailed it is.  The character is great, but doesn't look college aged, so that doesn't seem to go with the "college graduate" tagline. 

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« Reply #1830 on: January 17, 2020, 06:27:21 PM »
Not one of my favorite gags, but the taglines are decent, and the glass jar is a beautiful thing to behold!  And I like the goofy character.
I like this one for the same reasons that make Spills Bros. an all-time fave - great detail on the container and great embellishment of an odd character.

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« Reply #1831 on: January 17, 2020, 06:29:36 PM »
I always liked this one because of how colorful and detailed it is.  The character is great, but doesn't look college aged, so that doesn't seem to go with the "college graduate" tagline.
I always assumed they were trying to convey the idea of the underaged genius - PhD by the age of 12 or something like that.  Could be wrong, but that’s always how I saw it.

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« Reply #1832 on: January 19, 2020, 06:31:27 AM »
Love your comments, everyone! Moving along...Fib and Fab, along with the earlier Chicken Fat and Fab for comparison.
NOTE: On my original post for the 2nd Series Fab and Chicken Fat comparisons, I didn't have an exact package match, and still can't locate one to this day. However, I discovered the matching box design, which is a parody cover in itself from a 1966 Andy Warhol art magazine.


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« Reply #1833 on: January 19, 2020, 09:45:48 AM »
I find this one a far superior parody of Fab than the Chicken Fat from Series 2.  A little more detail going on, looks more like a real package, and of course the classic Saunders characters.  I have to say this thread is really increasing my appreciation of the 11th Series, which I had pretty much overlooked due to the lack of exposure as a kid - definitely a series I missed completely.

Getting back to Chicken Fat for a minute - not sure if this has ever been discussed before (knowing my memory I’m guessing it has), but I really feel the 2nd Series titles repeated from the 1969 Ads would have been much better if they were redrawn and repainted for the 2nd Series, at least the products in boxes.  Because of their relatively tiny size as a small fraction of the Ads art, they lacked the detail typically seen in OS Wackys, along the top and side panels of the boxes.  Capn Crud, All-Brain, and Awful Bits come to mind.  They’re still great of course, but could have looked even better.

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« Reply #1834 on: January 20, 2020, 01:37:48 PM »
Getting back to Chicken Fat for a minute - not sure if this has ever been discussed before (knowing my memory I’m guessing it has), but I really feel the 2nd Series titles repeated from the 1969 Ads would have been much better if they were redrawn and repainted for the 2nd Series, at least the products in boxes.  Because of their relatively tiny size as a small fraction of the Ads art, they lacked the detail typically seen in OS Wackys, along the top and side panels of the boxes.  Capn Crud, All-Brain, and Awful Bits come to mind.  They’re still great of course, but could have looked even better.
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They were.  The ads were painted by Sutton and redone by Saunders for Series 2.

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« Reply #1835 on: January 20, 2020, 03:59:51 PM »
Getting back to Chicken Fat for a minute - not sure if this has ever been discussed before (knowing my memory I’m guessing it has), but I really feel the 2nd Series titles repeated from the 1969 Ads would have been much better if they were redrawn and repainted for the 2nd Series, at least the products in boxes.  Because of their relatively tiny size as a small fraction of the Ads art, they lacked the detail typically seen in OS Wackys, along the top and side panels of the boxes.  Capn Crud, All-Brain, and Awful Bits come to mind.  They’re still great of course, but could have looked even better.


They were.  The ads were painted by Sutton and redone by Saunders for Series 2.
Maybe so, but the top and side panels were left essentially blank as before.  Just sayin.’

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« Reply #1836 on: January 23, 2020, 06:49:03 PM »
Comit and Comet, with the earlier Commie parody for additional comparison.

NOTE: I added the Chicken Fat parody image to my previous comparisons of Fib and Fab


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« Reply #1837 on: January 24, 2020, 05:58:37 PM »
Comit and Comet, with the earlier Commie parody for additional comparison.

NOTE: I added the Chicken Fat parody image to my previous comparisons of Fib and Fab


Interesting to notice the slight changes in font and the thickness of the outer gold band bordering the red oval.  These cans don’t look like they’re more than a few years apart in age.  The Wackys seem to capture these slight changes accurately.  No strong preference of one over the other in terms of eye appeal, both good but unspectacular titles.  I guess I’d give Commie the slight edge for its early-series nostalgia value.

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« Reply #1838 on: January 28, 2020, 08:21:02 PM »
Bash and Dash...



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« Reply #1839 on: Today at 03:06:51 AM »
Comit and Comet, with the earlier Commie parody for additional comparison.

NOTE: I added the Chicken Fat parody image to my previous comparisons of Fib and Fab



Not one of my favorites - even as a kid, I knew that the word was "Commit."   But the art is nice, and the gag isn't too bad.

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« Reply #1840 on: Today at 03:14:01 AM »
Bash and Dash...



Not a bad gag, and the boring packaging is well replicated and enhanced with the funny character.  For me, a less memorable but decent Wacky.

 

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