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Offline Joe G.

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #420 on: May 03, 2017, 10:20:41 PM »
Joe, i think I have one from everyone but you... :sad:


Scot, looks like it.  Happy to send you a signed base card as a filler until you can score the real deal!

Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #421 on: May 12, 2017, 10:58:14 AM »
What titles do you like? I think this is a great one. I just noticed the 9 pin connector on top.

In anguish, did this fellow give himself a scar? Maybe his partial smile is the money he's saved losing the auction?

   

Offline bigtomi

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #422 on: May 13, 2017, 09:22:38 AM »
In anguish, did this fellow give himself a scar?
I'm thinkin' the "scar" is actually popping veins....

Offline JasonLiebig

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #423 on: May 13, 2017, 09:31:02 AM »
What titles do you like? I think this is a great one. I just noticed the 9 pin connector on top.

That's a fantastic one.  An instant classic, in my opinion.
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Offline Baked Bears

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #424 on: May 13, 2017, 02:00:20 PM »
Can't really explain why, but this is one of my favorites from the 50th:



Not a real product, but yet in my pop culture mind, it is.

Interestingly, according to the artist, although the product itself is generic, the design is based upon "Play-Doh."  It seems that on some parts of the 50th set, the artists were specifically told NOT to create parodies of real products; They had to be generic.  To appeal to more fans and collectors, though, the artist based his generic titles around actual product designs which would be familiar to and register with consumers.  If you check out the rest of the 50th set, you will find other titles that, although generic, also ring a distinct bell of familiarity.

Addendum:  Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing a whole 9 card subset devoted to Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies - if said titles were all rendered in a similar fashion, that is, based upon actual product designs.  (Maybe because I grew up with these characters in my living room, they now somehow seem like old and familiar friends.)  I'll post the suggestion in more detail on my "Wordy" Ideas thread.  Some may want to stone me for my generic, un-Wacky blasphemy, yet so be it.


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Offline Brian Mc

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #425 on: May 13, 2017, 06:56:31 PM »
Can't really explain why, but this is one of my favorites from the 50th:




I love this card, and so do my kids. Of course, I raised them on Looney Tunes....  ;)
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Offline Choke_Wagon

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #426 on: May 13, 2017, 09:17:33 PM »
I think that one skirted just enough to have Looney Tunes call fowl, since its just Bugs feet and no face. Also the verbage skirts enough to indirectly reference. Well done

Offline RawGoo

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #427 on: May 14, 2017, 04:29:36 AM »
Can't really explain why, but this is one of my favorites from the 50th:



Not a real product, but yet in my pop culture mind, it is.


I actually like this one - thanks for posting it!

Offline Joe G.

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #428 on: May 14, 2017, 11:55:53 AM »
Both titles mentioned so far have been by the great, Smokin' Joe so, of course, they are awesome!  This series was interesting in that Topps was playing it by ear as the series came together.  Originally we were told that we had to use the actual names of the characters and shows we were parodying and only likenesses of actual characters were permitted.  I had done a parody with a generic character and was told to redo it.  Then (and this was months later) we were told we couldn't use actual names and had to parody the characters.  Also when painting we were told to eliminate perspective so that the product would fill as much of the card as possible.  This was because Topps had decided against the die-cut and since the entire card was the sticker, we needed to fill it.  This accounts for the forced perspectives in some of the art.  These rules were a bit flexible as you can see that not all the art conforms to them.  In the end, I'm not sure I ever 100% understood what Topps was after.  I was going for Wacky in my gags but for one reason or another, many weren't picked.  Here's a few that didn't go.





Offline Baked Bears

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #429 on: May 14, 2017, 12:09:48 PM »
In the end, I'm not sure I ever 100% understood what Topps was after.




One gets the distinct impression that Topps never knew exactly 100% what they were after, either.  I would think that this must drive you artists mad.

As to "Charlie Sheen," well, this image is creepy and unnerving, not to mention downright scary!  Just look at the guy - and those eyes and smile.  Gives me the heebie-jeebies!

Postscript:  And just think!  You had to stare into the faces of that horrid man for hours on end, poor soul!  And probably dreamt of them, too!  Bet you never saw this coming when you first registered for art school!
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Offline bigtomi

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #430 on: May 18, 2017, 04:48:47 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to post this here or on "This Week In Your Collection"...

I am generally not the type of collector to assemble a set of these, but having pulled the yellow from a box myself, it seemed natural to finish 'er off. I think it looks pretty cool. Anyone else working on this kinda thing?

   

Offline Joe G.

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #431 on: May 18, 2017, 04:55:35 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to post this here or on "This Week In Your Collection"...

I am generally not the type of collector to assemble a set of these, but having pulled the yellow from a box myself, it seemed natural to finish 'er off. I think it looks pretty cool. Anyone else working on this kinda thing?

   

Tom, very cool!  That set is truly one of a kind!  The medallions are a highlight of Wacky Packages 50th but those golds are just too hard to come by!

Offline DrDeal

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« Reply #432 on: May 18, 2017, 05:17:11 PM »
Sweet set and one of the best titles in the set.

Offline Hustler08

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Re: Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Series
« Reply #433 on: May 19, 2017, 09:00:21 AM »
Tom, very cool!  That set is truly one of a kind!  The medallions are a highlight of Wacky Packages 50th but those golds are just too hard to come by!

yes correct- I pulled not one but 2 Duel Artist sketch redemption cards...after only 3 1/2 cases...not too bad... :-\ :-\

there was only 1 Gold Card i saw that sold for big $$ and only 1 gold/yellow Medallion...on evilbay fo course...i did pull one red medallion...myself... :o :o :o

 

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