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Offline slamjim

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #245 on: November 14, 2017, 03:21:08 PM »
Topps did not get back to me about all my questions so I'm in the dark at this point about what the series is going to be. I guess we will all find out tomorrow.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #246 on: November 14, 2017, 03:32:36 PM »
OK, got some info but not all. It goes up tomorrow probably within the 12-3 time frame. Will be available for 7 days. I was not given the price. Apparently, they are trying to encourage multiple purchases and having the community do trading to complete sets. I was told if it sells well there would be more Old School series, the revival of the postcard series, and possibly, an online series of good old fashioned Wacky Packages (new products, no themes). If not, that's the end and it will be the occasional WP in the online GPK sets (next week  will see some in the Thanksgiving set) and the retail releases.

Each clear box will contain: 

10 Random base stickers (white backs)

5 parallels backs (Tan and Ludlow)

5 pencil sketches

1 sketch card

WTH!!??  I could care less about sketches and chases.  I thought we were going to buy a base set with these online sales?  What is going on with Topps????

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #247 on: November 14, 2017, 03:41:10 PM »
WTH!!??  I could care less about sketches and chases.  I thought we were going to buy a base set with these online sales?  What is going on with Topps????

I pulled this info because it may be inaccurate.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #248 on: November 14, 2017, 03:44:12 PM »
"Movie based Wacky Packages"?   So... parodies of movies?  That'd be more of a Mad Magazine cover sticker set then... 

Not a bad thing necessarily, but not a Wacky PACKAGES set. 

I wouldn't quite say that it is the end, just yet.  There is still the promise of a WP movie-based series.
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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #249 on: November 14, 2017, 03:48:33 PM »
"Movie based Wacky Packages"?   So... parodies of movies?  That'd be more of a Mad Magazine cover sticker set then... 

Not a bad thing necessarily, but not a Wacky PACKAGES set.

No, there is a retail set coming out in 2018 that's called Wacky Packages Goes to the Movies. It's regular WPs but use movie characters in them. But it is real products, not made up. Like Gums or Planet of the Grapes from the original series. There will also be movie poster spoofs.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #250 on: November 14, 2017, 04:02:04 PM »
Jason,

There is another thread entitled "2018 Wacky Packages goes to the Movies" that has a bit more info and links.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #251 on: November 14, 2017, 04:12:32 PM »
Ah... yes... I see.

No, there is a retail set coming out in 2018 that's called Wacky Packages Goes to the Movies. It's regular WPs but use movie characters in them. But it is real products, not made up. Like Gums or Planet of the Grapes from the original series. There will also be movie poster spoofs.
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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #252 on: November 14, 2017, 05:12:07 PM »
OK, got some info but not all. It goes up tomorrow probably within the 12-3 time frame. Will be available for 7 days. I was not given the price. Apparently, they are trying to encourage multiple purchases and having the community do trading to complete sets. I was told if it sells well there would be more Old School series, the revival of the postcard series, and possibly, an online series of good old fashioned Wacky Packages (new products, no themes). If not, that's the end and it will be the occasional WP in the online GPK sets (next week  will see some in the Thanksgiving set) and the retail releases.

Each clear box will contain: 

10 Random base stickers (white backs)

5 parallels backs (Tan and Ludlow)

5 pencil sketches

1 sketch card

I have no idea until I see the final details how much, if any, I'll buy.  I'm torn as it sounds like it'll be an expensive purchase and I have ZERO interest in parallel backs or pencil sketches (I do like sketch cards, but the interest has waned a decent amount with each successive series).  That being said, I think Dave's work is awesome and I can't imagine not having a set he produced.  It's unfortunate that packs and boxes and checklists aren't financially feasible, but I'm not sure this is a great alternative.  And it's more than ironic that this series is called Old School when only the images themselves are anything like what we all were buying back in the 70s.  Still, I look forward to hearing the final details and, one way or another, acquiring at least a base set of 30 stickers of what I know will be wonderful, wacky Dave Gross productions.

Offline g.u.e.s.t.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #253 on: November 14, 2017, 06:47:10 PM »
I'm interested to see what the set will be like and how much it will cost. If I had it my way, sets would consist of 30 stickers, 2 puzzles, with 1 subset of 10, 2 or 3 bonus stickers, and the remaining 12 backs would be checklists and coupon backs. The entire set would be white backs. The next series would be tan backs, the next black ludlow, then red ludlow. Keep it simple.

I always liked the gags on the coupons and enjoyed them more than the stickers themselves a lot of times. It would have been nice to see a whole series of coupons.

I like the sketches, but the prices got out of hand. They should have made an entire series of sketches as the artwork on most is amazing. But to me, the prices on the open market aren't worth it.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #254 on: November 14, 2017, 08:05:46 PM »
I think he meant the end of Old School. We will see. I have a general idea of what they need to sell for it to continue so fingers crossed.

are all the sketches in color??

Offline Slaytex99

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #255 on: November 14, 2017, 08:13:00 PM »
Sigh.  No checklists, no puzzles, no kiss-cut, no boxes, no wrappers, no binders.  Is it even correct to refer to it as an old school release anymore?

Seems like a bare bones direct to buyer art set.  Which hurts but I have to accept it, but I just will miss the ancillary quality value adds we got with the previous old school releases that brought back such feelings of nostalgia.
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Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #256 on: November 14, 2017, 08:23:49 PM »
are all the sketches in color??

Some color, some B&W

 

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #257 on: November 15, 2017, 04:16:40 AM »
Some color, some B&W

  (Image removed from quote.)

Thx dude!! They should put printing plates in various ones or double artist sketchesthat would add some fun after only getting 10 CARDS??? Lets see what they price them at??

Offline DrDeal

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #258 on: November 15, 2017, 04:35:00 AM »
Happy OS6 Launch Day! Ready to order!

Re: Old School 6
« Reply #259 on: November 15, 2017, 05:06:13 AM »
Lets see what they price them at??
I'll guess $49.99, but hope to be surprised by something lower

Offline Zenergizer

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #260 on: November 15, 2017, 05:39:19 AM »
I think you'll be right about the price, my guess.  All the previous Print-on-Demands were around $5 a card,
and we're going to get sketches as well, along with parallels.  They're the same parallels (white, tan, and Ludlow)
that we had in the last Old School set, so that's cool! 

Let's support this, however you can!

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #261 on: November 15, 2017, 06:54:32 AM »
I'll guess $49.99, but hope to be surprised by something lower
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that seems right - but $20 -30 would be FAIR!!!only 10 cards and no stickers has to be cheaper to produce per card....esp. if you need to by 3 or 6 it breaches $100...

Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #262 on: November 15, 2017, 07:20:03 AM »

that seems right - but $20 -30 would be FAIR!!!only 10 cards and no stickers has to be cheaper to produce per card....esp. if you need to by 3 or 6 it breaches $100...

Well Joe, I'm guessing you won't be selling me a base set for $13 on this release  ;)

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #263 on: November 15, 2017, 07:34:42 AM »
Well Joe, I'm guessing you won't be selling me a base set for $13 on this release  ;)

tru dat dude.....Topps is trying to beat out the Trumpster!!by fleecing us!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Old School 6
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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #265 on: November 15, 2017, 09:59:06 AM »
Wow !! Just saw the price per pack and I'm done with Topps .. $50 for a pack of 21 and it's a third of the base stickers ? Holy Schhipt !!
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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #266 on: November 15, 2017, 10:04:03 AM »
Wow !! Just saw the price per pack and I'm done with Topps .. $50 for a pack of 21 and it's a third of the base stickers ? Holy Schhipt !!

Yeah, that option to me is really weird. I spent all day yesterday talking them into adding the full set for one price option which I'm so glad they did.

Offline Swiski

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #267 on: November 15, 2017, 10:29:11 AM »
Damn! Why does Topps have to make these so expensive?! No matter what you do, you wont get a base set of 30 stickers for under $150...and nobody here is going to have extra base sets to sell.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #268 on: November 15, 2017, 10:32:23 AM »
Damn! Why does Topps have to make these so expensive?! No matter what you do, you wont get a base set of 30 stickers for under $150...and nobody here is going to have extra base sets to sell.

I guess the silver lining is if you don't collect sketch cards you have 3 to sell and they usually get $15+ each and the parallels and other cards can be sold (or traded) to help people complete sets.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #269 on: November 15, 2017, 10:39:01 AM »
I guess the silver lining is if you don't collect sketch cards you have 3 to sell and they usually get $15+ each and the parallels and other cards can be sold (or traded) to help people complete sets.

True Dat!

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #270 on: November 15, 2017, 11:46:11 AM »
Yes, I bought a complete OS6 set simply because I am a WP collector and fan.  The price, however, is outrageous! 

No, this is absolutely nothing like trading cards when I was a kid.  Back then, prices were reasonable, and one didn't have to spend the equivalent of a major utility bill.

Just imagine what "Topps Goes to the Movies" - a 90 card set, mind - is going to cost - with all of the extra "bonus" ludlows, sketches, etc..  Start saving up your pennies, boys and girls!


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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #271 on: November 15, 2017, 11:54:25 AM »
Yes, I bought a complete OS6 set simply because I am a WP collector and fan.  The price, however, is outrageous! 
I concur completely with this. I also bought a complete set (not sure why anyone would bother with the $50 option), as that is what I wanted and Dave's art takes the sting out of the price, at least somewhat. Not terribly fun, though, just buying a set and done. Oh, well...

Offline DrDeal

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #272 on: November 15, 2017, 12:05:46 PM »
   Since they are including 15 Pencil Roughs in the complete base set packages; I sprung for two sets hoping to get all 30 Roughs.

 I will probably sell sketches in order to raise some funds to buy the Red and Black Ludlows needed to complete those sets.  I did not plan on dropping $300 on this

release; but that figure is in the ballpark of what I have spent on many of the past Wacky releases so oh well. I hope my two set purchase helps to ensure the

success of this release so we can get more Wackies in the future.  Many thanks to Dave for his efforts to at least get them to sell the complete set as an option.

If we only had the cheaper option with 10 base cards: I would have had a tough time trying to decide how many packages to buy.

Andrew
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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #273 on: November 15, 2017, 12:10:13 PM »
Just as a little heads up-- You could buy 3 packs and get 30 cards, 15 parallels, 15 pencils, and 3 sketches. $150.

Complete set-- You get 30 cards, 15 parallels, 15 pencils, and 3 sketches. $150.

It really doesn't matter, but why not add a discount to the complete set to get more people to buy it?


...getting a complete set for Christmas though.
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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #274 on: November 15, 2017, 01:30:53 PM »
Just as a little heads up-- You could buy 3 packs and get 30 cards, 15 parallels, 15 pencils, and 3 sketches. $150.

Complete set-- You get 30 cards, 15 parallels, 15 pencils, and 3 sketches. $150.

It really doesn't matter, but why not add a discount to the complete set to get more people to buy it?


...getting a complete set for Christmas though.

Yes - but with the individual 10 - base stickers if you buy 3 of those you are NOT guaranteed to get the FULL SET of unique stickers.. i mean cards.....don't know why they wouldn't offer a discount for the Complete set - maybe b/c they are - *** you fill in the blanks $%%^%%$^^

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #275 on: November 15, 2017, 01:37:34 PM »
I know the price of this release makes it hard for all of us to decide how to proceed. I wonder what the dealers are thinking? Do they drop thousands on this release thinking it will appreciate since it will only be available for one week? I hope the dealers stock up as that will help the sales.

Re: Old School 6
« Reply #276 on: November 15, 2017, 02:32:35 PM »
Just imagine what "Topps Goes to the Movies" - a 90 card set, mind - is going to cost - with all of the extra "bonus" ludlows, sketches, etc..  Start saving up your pennies, boys and girls!
still probably just $1.99 or $2.50 a pack in Target   ;)

Offline Slaytex99

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #277 on: November 15, 2017, 02:39:47 PM »
$150!

Wow!
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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #278 on: November 15, 2017, 02:42:44 PM »
Can we pick the base or is it random? I just want an all tan back set.

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Re: Old School 6
« Reply #279 on: November 15, 2017, 02:44:18 PM »
Can we pick the base or is it random? I just want an all tan back set.

The base set is white.