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Offline roughwriter

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List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« on: April 05, 2021, 07:46:57 AM »
   Has anyone ever compiled a comprehensive list of all the non-wacky look alike series? I'm looking for information on sets that came before Wackys, as well as the many limited run sets that were produced in the past couple of decades or so. Can anyone point me towards a source on these? Thanks!

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 09:41:09 AM »
I am not aware of a comprehensive source, but here are some links to begin research on Package Parodies, Silly Supermarket Stickers and Fleer's Crazy Labels.  There's also a general article link on package parodies (not just Wacky Packages). Maybe someone else will have more/better information! Blessings!

Package Parodies
https://www.nslists.com/packpar.htm
https://www.nslists.com/jachlist.htm

Silly Supermarket
https://www.facebook.com/sillysupermarket/posts/to-all-silly-supermarket-sticker-fansi-thought-it-might-be-a-fun-endeavor-to-out/653279414735847/

Fleer Crazy Labels
http://fleersticker.blogspot.com/2010/03/1979-fleer-crazy-labels.html

Non-Wacky Packages parodies
https://www.beckett.com/news/alternative-wacks/

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 12:07:13 PM »

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 12:27:16 PM »
   Has anyone ever compiled a comprehensive list of all the non-wacky look alike series? I'm looking for information on sets that came before Wackys, as well as the many limited run sets that were produced in the past couple of decades or so. Can anyone point me towards a source on these? Thanks!

For some parody sets pre-dating Wacky Packages, there are some threads here in the forum:

TOPPS - Phoney Records 1967:  http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5802.0

BALLYHOO MAGAZINE  - Ballyhoo Card Game cards 1931:  http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=983.0

STRICTLY FUN - Monster Candy Cigarettes:  http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=323.0




Some other interesting sets:

SWELL - Goofy Groceries:   http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=351.0

WONDER BREAD - Crazy Cars :  http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=1462.0

TOPPS - Krazy Little Komics:  http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=1972.0

$illy $aver banks:    http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=1972.0




Unfortunately, the pics have fallen off some of these. Does anyone remember the fix for that?


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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 12:51:19 PM »
Rusty's site has a large listing from 1931 - 2007 -ish

http://www.lostwackys.com/odd-stuff/non-wacky.htm

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
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Unfortunately, the pics have fallen off some of these. Does anyone remember the fix for that?

Sometimes, editing the post to say postimg.cc instead of postimg.org will restore the pictures, but not always.  I'm having no luck so far with these.

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2021, 01:48:00 PM »
Sometimes, editing the post to say postimg.cc instead of postimg.org will restore the pictures, but not always.  I'm having no luck so far with these.

I probably still have the scans for the ones I posted years ago. Maybe a good rainy weekend project to re-add some of these again.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2021, 02:58:26 PM »
I probably still have the scans for the ones I posted years ago. Maybe a good rainy weekend project to re-add some of these again.

The one I tried today was yours, and all that happened was the blue box about the image being unavailable disappeared.  I wish this wasn't so flaky!  How can a thread be a reliable resource when pictures keep vanishing?

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2021, 03:53:52 PM »
The Benjamin guides would be good for some of this - Crazy Labels and Crazy Magazine Covers at least.  But a lot depends on how far one wants to stretch the definition of Wacky lookalikes.  Would those Chug cans and goofy TV dinners make the cut as well?  Silly CDs from several years back?  Hard to know where to draw the line.

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2021, 11:56:04 PM »
The Benjamin guides would be good for some of this - Crazy Labels and Crazy Magazine Covers at least.  But a lot depends on how far one wants to stretch the definition of Wacky lookalikes.  Would those Chug cans and goofy TV dinners make the cut as well?  Silly CDs from several years back?  Hard to know where to draw the line.

I was wondering about Silly CDs myself.  But, Brand Busters and Galactic Groceries should make the cut.

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2021, 03:35:21 PM »
...and Galactic Groceries should make the cut.
You mean Galactic Grocery? lol

Didn't notice Foney Ads mentioned yet...

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2021, 04:35:16 PM »
Not just Foney Ads (with Mr. Foney's Funnies), but also Baloney Ads (with Mr. Baloney's Comics).

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2021, 02:57:18 PM »
And don't forget Pranky Products!

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2021, 03:20:01 PM »
And don't forget Pranky Products!

That's in reply #2 from jeffcaff, with a link.

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2021, 04:23:48 PM »
Funny you should mention Pranky Products! Did you know next month marks the 20th Anniversary of the set?! My, how time flies!
 


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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2021, 05:29:58 AM »
Funny you should mention Pranky Products! Did you know next month marks the 20th Anniversary of the set?! My, how time flies!
 


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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2021, 06:01:57 AM »
Funny you should mention Pranky Products! Did you know next month marks the 20th Anniversary of the set?! My, how time flies!
 


I don't remember the holiday versions.  Were they released separately?

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2021, 06:15:43 AM »
I don't remember the holiday versions.  Were they released separately?

Yep, each of these were released in limited editions for the 2001 holidays (I believe each was 50 cards). There's also a New Years card, but I'll need to do a search for it sometime.


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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2021, 07:08:06 AM »
Here's a few more Wacky-esque parodies, if they weren't mentioned earlier. Some are not necessarily trading cards though.

Fearsome Weirdos
Clean Up on Aisle 13
Joe G's Paro-Tees
Mark Parisi's Off The Market
Phil Postma's horror spoofs
Neil's annual camera spoofs

Then there were these 16 different Star Wars cereal box parodies handed out at a Star Wars Celebration. I went to that convention, and was able to acquire some of them. They were handed out when you went to panels.


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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2021, 11:37:23 AM »
Yep, each of these were released in limited editions for the 2001 holidays (I believe each was 50 cards). There's also a New Years card, but I'll need to do a search for it sometime.

Ah, that was before I found Greg's forum in 2004.  Pretty sure I bought my keeper Pranky Products set on ebay.

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2021, 07:23:45 PM »
Funny you should mention Pranky Products! Did you know next month marks the 20th Anniversary of the set?! My, how time flies!
 


I still have my set I bought 20 years ago, but, as others have mentioned, I don't recall any of the holiday ones. 

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2021, 03:15:28 AM »
How about the PETA set? Those looked like wackies for sure!

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Re: List of Wacky Look Alike Series?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2021, 05:16:19 AM »
Since the PETA gags were designed by Jay, and painted by Norm's daughter, I think they get an automatic inclusion on the Wacky-ish list! The only problem is trying to FIND any!!!