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Offline Swiski

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1890 on: March 24, 2020, 12:38:46 PM »
Paydough and Payday. I'm going a little faster than normal with these comparisons...almost daily. But a lot of us are home anyways



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1891 on: March 24, 2020, 03:10:40 PM »
Paydough and Payday. I'm going a little faster than normal with these comparisons...almost daily. But a lot of us are home anyways


Ha - That one reminds me of one of the Wacky quizzes I created many years ago.  One of the questions was about Wackys that depict money.  The gist of the question was about going to the store with a Bit O Money and buying something and then how much change would you get back.  The answer was something like Pay Dough and Cents.  At least I think that's what it was.....   Too bad all those old posts from Greg's old forum are lost.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1892 on: March 25, 2020, 06:52:09 PM »
Paydough and Payday. I'm going a little faster than normal with these comparisons...almost daily. But a lot of us are home anyways


A decent embellishment of rather simple packaging, much like Pieces.  Not the strongest gag, as itís only being consistent with the real product name, but the little greenbacks are a nice touch.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1893 on: March 26, 2020, 11:48:36 AM »
Topsoil Sootball and Topps Football...



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1894 on: March 26, 2020, 01:25:14 PM »
Topsoil Sootball and Topps Football...



A so-so Wacky for me, I guess partly because the "toughest" bubblegum tagline doesn't match with the sooty/dirty theme.  I think "filthiest" would have worked better. 

The player is a nice addition, and the wrapper is well rendered.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1895 on: March 29, 2020, 08:08:09 AM »
Trying to stay active here at home, raising my spirits and hopefully others.

Next up, Siesta and Zesta crackers. I always assumed the real product was Fiesta crackers until I found the comparison packaging image, found on the back of a deck of cards, of all things. But it's an exact match!



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1896 on: March 29, 2020, 10:58:26 AM »
I like how Norm made the sleeping man barefoot and put his sandals at the base of the tree.  I never noticed them before.  Whether it's bubbles in a bottle or a dog's footprint on the side of a cereal bowl (Cocoa Pups,) details such as this don't necessarily make or break a Wacky - in fact, they may not even be funny - however they do give them just a little something extra, something to take notice of.
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Offline MoldRush

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1897 on: April 01, 2020, 05:52:40 PM »
I thought real product was Fiesta too.  Never saw any of Series 12 until late 90ís, so there was no opportunity for associated real products to enter my consciousness, other than the more dominant ones that looked the same for years, like Reeseís, Bottle Caps, Duncan Hines, and several others.  That being said, a nice embellishment of the product.  Nicely sprinkled with characters to spruce things up.

As for Sootball, not a lot of space to work with given the large football shape and letters, but an iconic wrapper design for the era.  I like it ok, but would probably like it a lot more had I seen it through the eyes of my 8-year old self at the time.  I loved Beastball in the 13th because I was collecting those cards at the same time, but ah, getting ahead of myself again.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1898 on: April 02, 2020, 06:31:34 AM »
Next up...Martian Hats and Mexican Hats. Was there ever a yellow version of the real product box? If not, I photoshopped the real product to simulate a yellow backdrop.


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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1899 on: April 02, 2020, 08:20:27 AM »
Next up...Martian Hats and Mexican Hats. Was there ever a yellow version of the real product box? If not, I photoshopped the real product to simulate a yellow backdrop.



This is one of my favorites!  Great gag, the candy piece shapes totally lend themselves to flying saucers, the "spice" flavor is perfect to change to the "space" theme, and there's a cool alien with a spaceship on his head!!  The box is very well done, but I can't say whether it was ever yellow for this particular candy. 

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1900 on: April 02, 2020, 12:51:10 PM »
Next up...Martian Hats and Mexican Hats. Was there ever a yellow version of the real product box? If not, I photoshopped the real product to simulate a yellow backdrop.



Looks like both yellow and green boxes existed. Your mock up is spot on.





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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1901 on: April 02, 2020, 01:24:47 PM »
The yellow one you posted is Jason Liebigís mockup of what one would look like. Jason hasnít found one, and if one existed, heíd be the guy to known.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1902 on: April 02, 2020, 03:29:23 PM »
Next up...Martian Hats and Mexican Hats. Was there ever a yellow version of the real product box? If not, I photoshopped the real product to simulate a yellow backdrop.


Love the parody AND the real product - incredibly kitschy!  Although I imagine calling them Mexican hats would no longer fly as un-PC.  Why Mexican?  I suppose ĎPanama Hatsí could work because thatís a real product.  Sort of like Hawaiian Punch.  I donít remember ever seeing this candy with the original box design.  Iíd love to have one - Iíd display it right next to my Chocolate Babies box lol.

 

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