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Offline koduck

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All I Want for the 50th is...
« on: November 14, 2016, 06:30:00 AM »
All I want for the 50th is...

It's really simple! All I really want is a comprehensive Abrams book that covers Wacky Packages from 1967 - 1976 (the die-cuts, ads, series 1- 16, etc). Call it Volume 1 and A) Fix the orientation issues of the original books; B) Replace the poster images with the original series images (but present them in a separate chapter); C) Include a forward by David Saunders; D) Mention the cloth series!!!; E) Include a "rarities" chapter that features things like the lost titles, original concept art, etc; F) Include at least a small information page for each series (release dates, variations, etc.);

And if that's successful, followup with future volumes that cover the 80,s, 90's and beyond...

Anyway, I can dream, can't I?

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 07:25:39 AM »
All that and one section on the patches series, the oddball licensed items and a section on the 70's phenomenon using old pics of kids collecting the stickers, wearing the shirts and the magazine and newspaper articles on WP.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 12:02:44 PM »
I like it Neil. I like it but how about a bigger size book then the Abrams book. Make the images slightly larger than the cards with say 4 images per page.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 12:06:15 PM »
I'd like a big coffee table book like what you just mentioned..
The first page of each series would have info like found on Greg Grant's site, just an overview of the series.
And I want all the series as well... No exceptions.
Also variations should be pinpointed.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 12:08:00 PM »
All that and one section on the patches series, the oddball licensed items and a section on the 70's phenomenon using old pics of kids collecting the stickers, wearing the shirts and the magazine and newspaper articles on WP.

Absolutely! And a larger format would also be OK in my book!

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 09:09:42 PM »
It would be beautiful, wouldn't it?

I'd put it on my Christmas list, but still buy one myself anyway.
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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 05:28:49 AM »
Sadly, our forum is the most qualified to put together a book of this magnitude. Topps and Abrams doesn't have someone on staff with enough passion or background knowledge to put this together. You need people like Jay Lynch or Art Spiegleman to co-write this book with assistance from Norm Saunders children. I remember a forum post from Jeff Zapata a few years back, claiming he paged through an old book at Topps with images of Wacky Packages artwork never seen before. That would be cool to get a look at that if it exists.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 05:30:37 AM »
All I want for the 50th is...

It's really simple! All I really want is a comprehensive Abrams book that covers Wacky Packages from 1967 - 1976 (the die-cuts, ads, series 1- 16, etc). Call it Volume 1 and A) Fix the orientation issues of the original books; B) Replace the poster images with the original series images (but present them in a separate chapter); C) Include a forward by David Saunders; D) Mention the cloth series!!!; E) Include a "rarities" chapter that features things like the lost titles, original concept art, etc; F) Include at least a small information page for each series (release dates, variations, etc.);

And if that's successful, followup with future volumes that cover the 80,s, 90's and beyond...

Anyway, I can dream, can't I?
Not a coffee table book, however a book like this has been released

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 07:07:43 AM »
Yep, there's been a lot of good independent books printed in the past, but I'd really like to see something "official" from the source.

Offline Beanball

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 10:59:37 AM »
Sure would be nice to have. Sign me up for one.
Opp, I forgot we were  dreaming.

Offline Zenergizer

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 11:41:43 AM »
I'd like to add this to the dream list:

1.  Download codes of the "rarities" and a template of sorts where we could print up
our own copies of titles that would otherwise not see the light of day.

2.  Interviews from all you great artists since ANS1 with your thoughts and opinions
about the present and future of our beloved Wackys.

Offline Joe G.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 11:53:12 AM »
Paul, great ideas!  My ideal would be one volume that covers the 50 years of Wackys without only focusing on the early stuff.  I feel those titles are just part of the story and it's the entire history of Wackys I'd like to see documented.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 08:32:09 PM »
Yep, there's been a lot of good independent books printed in the past, but I'd really like to see something "official" from the source.
What do you consider to be "official" and who is "the source"?  You mean Topps?
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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2016, 03:37:25 AM »
What do you consider to be "official" and who is "the source"?  You mean Topps?

Actually, I should have said "licensed" as opposed to "official" since it seem a bit vague. And yes, the source would be Topps.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2016, 03:42:45 AM »
I'd like to add this to the dream list:

1.  Download codes of the "rarities" and a template of sorts where we could print up
our own copies of titles that would otherwise not see the light of day.

2.  Interviews from all you great artists since ANS1 with your thoughts and opinions
about the present and future of our beloved Wackys.

Great ideas! Just one suggestion: Make the interviews a separate volume. I like to talk...a lot ;) !

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2017, 07:23:40 PM »
Other than the "offiicial" 50th Anniversary set in March and Old School 6, is there anything on the docket for this year?  While I look forward to both those sets (particularly OS6), I'd sure love to see more.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2017, 06:48:39 PM »
Would love to see a Lenticular Cover with some eye poping graphics :]

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2017, 08:04:10 PM »
Agreed! The lenticulars were some of my favorite projects! I remind Topps every series about them, so hopefully, we get to do them again someday.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 11:49:55 AM »
Agreed! The lenticulars were some of my favorite projects! I remind Topps every series about them, so hopefully, we get to do them again someday.

I would pay more for a series that includes these lenticular. They bring out wacky's to another level. Of all things in my wacky collection, these are my favorite.

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2017, 12:09:25 PM »
I would pay more for a series that includes these lenticular. They bring out wacky's to another level. Of all things in my wacky collection, these are my favorite.

The quality of the Flashback 2 lenticulars was superb!  Still, I think Topps produced some for GPK that were even sharper.

How cool would it have been to get a lenticular set of original Wackys to celebrate the 50th Anniversary?!?

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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2017, 07:14:24 PM »
Lenticulars?!

I'd jump all over that!


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Re: All I Want for the 50th is...
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2017, 07:58:34 PM »
Actually, I should have said "licensed" as opposed to "official" since it seem a bit vague. And yes, the source would be Topps.
It's like an authorized biography, which is written with the subject's direct involvement, vs. unauthorized, which is done completely independently.  It sounds like that's what you mean.

 

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