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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1365 on: October 01, 2018, 09:56:02 AM »
I think Gulp and Smell were the only two other gas-oil products.

Also Castro and SIP and, arguably, V6. Or are we just talkin' O.S?
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« Reply #1366 on: October 01, 2018, 04:32:12 PM »
I was only thinking O.S. when I made that point.  I have to say STD and Gulp were done well, but Smell-Ecch used a package design that I'm not sure anyone remembers ever seeing, and who's heard of Leek Oil Dripper from 7th (granted, a filter, not a motor oil proper).  I also remember Crazy Labels did a couple metal can motor oil parodies; not to say that any of the Crazy Labels were anything more than curiously cheesy, but it made me wish Wackys had taken a crack at a few more.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1367 on: October 01, 2018, 06:14:47 PM »
I would have liked to have seen Mobile and Sinclair oil parodies.  I don't recall ever seeing a flying horse on a wacky, and dinosaurs are far and few between.





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« Reply #1368 on: October 02, 2018, 04:34:18 PM »
This Springbok puzzle image gives a good idea of the variety, though I'm sure some might pre-date the OS era.



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« Reply #1369 on: October 02, 2018, 04:48:59 PM »
Wow, I actually recognize some of them as if it was yesterday.  Now you got me wondering if I still own a spout that one would drive into the top of the cans.

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« Reply #1370 on: October 02, 2018, 06:52:31 PM »
I would have liked to have seen Mobile and Sinclair oil parodies.  I don't recall ever seeing a flying horse on a wacky, and dinosaurs are far and few between.




If you go to lostwackys.com and click on the Lost Wackys section, one of them is called Moobiloil and has a winged cow on it. Pity that it was never made.

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« Reply #1371 on: October 02, 2018, 08:56:11 PM »
If you go to lostwackys.com and click on the Lost Wackys section, one of them is called Moobiloil and has a winged cow on it. Pity that it was never made.

Yep! Leave it to the great Jay Lynch to come up with these great oil can spoofs - Moobiloil and Onion 76! Wish they were finalized...



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1372 on: October 04, 2018, 08:14:37 PM »
Bone Ami and Bon Ami...



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« Reply #1373 on: October 05, 2018, 03:06:39 AM »
Nice ghoulish illustration.

(To any artist out there:  Why is it so difficult to reproduce the color gold?  Has it to do with the fact that it doesn't fit anywhere in the standard color spectrum?)


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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1374 on: October 05, 2018, 03:44:32 AM »
Nice ghoulish illustration.

(To any artist out there:  Why is it so difficult to reproduce the color gold?  Has it to do with the fact that it doesn't fit anywhere in the standard color spectrum?)

Yep, that's (another) great Norm illustration! By the way, I think the original color of the product was yellow (not gold) but you bring up a good point: Reproducing gold (or any metallic colors) is tricky.  You have to use a lot of contrasting hues with varying spots of highlights and shadow to make it look real.

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« Reply #1375 on: October 05, 2018, 04:33:06 AM »
I think is a great gag, and I love the character.  The tagline goes well with them.  The top of the can is nicely done, too.

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« Reply #1376 on: October 08, 2018, 05:46:08 AM »
Yep, that's (another) great Norm illustration! By the way, I think the original color of the product was yellow (not gold) but you bring up a good point: Reproducing gold (or any metallic colors) is tricky.  You have to use a lot of contrasting hues with varying spots of highlights and shadow to make it look real.

Earlier packaging I found does indeed have a solid bright yellow, but I couldn't find the round matching canister.

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« Reply #1377 on: October 08, 2018, 05:46:56 AM »
Yicks and Vicks. What happened to the "I" in "Wheeze Recommend It"? Looks like a "V" on the sticker image I found. The "O" looks weird too. Problems with Letraset rub-down lettering! They didn't fix the error on the 1979 reprint either.


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« Reply #1378 on: October 08, 2018, 08:05:53 AM »
Good eye!  Never noticed that before. The "g" in "cough" is also dropped slightly in relation to the other letters.  Still don't understand the choice of the word "meditating" - aside from its close spelling to "medicated."  Perhaps "mutating" or "menacing" (or even "irritating") would have been closer to the mark.
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« Reply #1379 on: October 08, 2018, 04:36:07 PM »
Good eye!  Never noticed that before. The "g" in "cough" is also dropped slightly in relation to the other letters.  Still don't understand the choice of the word "meditating" - aside from its close spelling to "medicated."  Perhaps "mutating" or "menacing" (or even "irritating") would have been closer to the mark.

Agreed. I don't think I ever realized they were trying to say that Yicks made people cough. Maybe "initiating" instead of "meditating" would have helped me make that connection. Or a tag line more in line with the original, like "with throat-aggravating Yick medication". Just getting the work "Yick" in there again would be a plus.

On the original packaging each cough drop is a "Vick"? I never realized Vicks was the plural and not the possessive.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1380 on: October 09, 2018, 03:54:02 AM »
At one point, "Vick's" was possessive (Dr. Joshua Vick,) but somewhere along the line the company dropped the apostrophe.



On another note:

In German-speaking countries, the brand name Vicks is changed to Wick in order to avoid possible sexual connotations linked to either Vicks or Vick.


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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1381 on: October 09, 2018, 05:31:18 AM »
Yicks and Vicks. What happened to the "I" in "Wheeze Recommend It"? Looks like a "V" on the sticker image I found. The "O" looks weird too. Problems with Letraset rub-down lettering! They didn't fix the error on the 1979 reprint either.



This one was middle of the pack for me.  They nailed the packaging and the character is very well done.  But, the taglines just didn't do much for me.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1382 on: October 09, 2018, 05:33:39 PM »
Yep! Leave it to the great Jay Lynch to come up with these great oil can spoofs - Moobiloil and Onion 76! Wish they were finalized...



What a nice tribute it would be to Jay to have someone finish those roughs.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1383 on: October 09, 2018, 08:53:39 PM »
What a nice tribute it would be to Jay to have someone finish those roughs.

I'll hit those up for Old School 8 should there be one. I have a old 1970s Jay rough I used in the new set plus a bunch of Jay's roughs he and I developed for old School that we hadn't used yet. Got a few others left as well for future sets.

Moobiloil is a better gag than Onion I think. Though they both have a similar theme.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1384 on: October 10, 2018, 10:50:23 AM »
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Moobiloil is a better gag than Onion I think. Though they both have a similar theme.

Agreed. The Onion parody needs something more to tie the IRS 1040 W reference as being the source of the man crying.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1385 on: October 13, 2018, 04:09:01 AM »
Burpsi-Cola and Pepsi-Cola...



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« Reply #1386 on: October 13, 2018, 05:39:30 AM »
My affinity for this Wacky has more to do with the real product - love the old bottles with the styrofoam-like wrap.  These old school graphics have been brought back and on store shelves for several months now.  Hope "Pupsi" is here to stay.

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« Reply #1387 on: October 13, 2018, 12:31:23 PM »
My affinity for this Wacky has more to do with the real product - love the old bottles with the styrofoam-like wrap.  These old school graphics have been brought back and on store shelves for several months now.  Hope "Pupsi" is here to stay.

Ya! Nice to see the retro graphics return. I remember taking the glass bottles back to the store for cash. Strange the parody has "Burpsi-Cola" with the red on the bottom when it suppose to be blue (like the real product). "Burpsi" would have been fine without the word "Cola" too.

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« Reply #1388 on: October 18, 2018, 12:47:25 PM »
Ya! Nice to see the retro graphics return. I remember taking the glass bottles back to the store for cash. Strange the parody has "Burpsi-Cola" with the red on the bottom when it suppose to be blue (like the real product). "Burpsi" would have been fine without the word "Cola" too.
Yes, I also remember taking glass bottles back to a beverage distributor with my parents and exchanging for cash or a new 8-pack of soda in longneck bottles. I also remember that Pepsi was also the first soda product to use 2-liter plastic bottles. They called it in their commercial "the bottle that doesn't look like a bottle" and said that it was made of "shatterproof plastic-so, if it breaks, there are only a few flexible pieces".

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1389 on: October 19, 2018, 05:27:48 AM »
Kleenaxe and Kleenex...


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« Reply #1390 on: October 19, 2018, 09:32:06 AM »
This parody definitely livens up an otherwise rather plain product.

I also like it in that it's simple and doesn't rely upon gouts of blood to make its point.
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« Reply #1391 on: October 19, 2018, 11:39:58 AM »
Yep! Leave it to the great Jay Lynch to come up with these great oil can spoofs - Moobiloil and Onion 76! Wish they were finalized...



There was also Jay Lynch's rough art concepts for spoofs Texaco's Havoline Motor Oil and Phillips 66's Trop-Arctic Motor Oil.

 

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