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Offline dth1971

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My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:31:01 AM »
Here are 2 ideas for the next Wacky Packages series for 2019:

WACKY PACKAGES DECADES - Similar to the Old School series, but new Wacky Packages parodies for products in each decade - 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, and 2010's.

WACKY PACKAGES MEET THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS - GPK cards with Wacky Packages characters joining them.

Online cmgmd

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 05:55:25 AM »
BTW, the converse of your second idea was already done in the 2016 GPK Prime Time Trashy TV Wacky Packages insert set. 
It included eight cards of GPK characters appearing within classic Wacky images.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 08:10:29 AM »
Maybe I'm alone, but I'd be fine with continuing Chrome with Original Series 4-16, including sketch cards, mixed-up characters, and altered art characters.  Maybe we could even suggest some good candidates for altered art characters (similar to the switch of Quacker Oats and Koduck in the original Chrome series).  And maybe make them a little less scarce than in the original Chrome series.
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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 08:12:17 AM »
Maybe I'm alone, but I'd be fine with continuing Chrome with Original Series 4-16, including sketch cards, mixed-up characters, and altered art characters.  Maybe we could even suggest some good candidates for altered art characters (similar to the switch of Quacker Oats and Koduck in the original Chrome series).  And maybe make them a little less scarce than in the original Chrome series.

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Offline Mr._Stubble

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 08:49:42 AM »
Maybe I'm alone, but I'd be fine with continuing Chrome with Original Series 4-16, including sketch cards, mixed-up characters, and altered art characters.  Maybe we could even suggest some good candidates for altered art characters (similar to the switch of Quacker Oats and Koduck in the original Chrome series).  And maybe make them a little less scarce than in the original Chrome series.

I certainly wouldn't be opposed to a Chrome continuation.  I didn't care too much for the obnoxiously thick borders around the sketches however.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 11:51:22 AM »
 I just hope there is another Wacky series. The lack of promotion and distribution on this one worries me.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 12:57:19 PM »
I am a big Wacky Chrome fan. Let's do it again please.

Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 03:14:53 PM »
GPK'ers have been asking for another Chrome for a long time and keep getting told 'no way, does not make enough money', so prospects seem dismal at this point.

Offline Mr._Stubble

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 03:23:42 PM »
GPK'ers have been asking for another Chrome for a long time and keep getting told 'no way, does not make enough money', so prospects seem dismal at this point.

If Wacky Packages Chrome did not make enough money', it's surely because there wasn't an official binder issued with the series.

Think about it.  :-\

Or not...

Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 03:25:13 PM »
I just hope there is another Wacky series. The lack of promotion and distribution on this one worries me.
plus, another set would give them a chance to actually put your autograph cards into packs

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 04:02:09 PM »
plus, another set would give them a chance to actually put your autograph cards into packs

   HA! One has finally been found in oregon, so they are out there. Only 24 left! They did make it! No longer lost.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 05:40:48 PM »
   HA! One has finally been found in oregon, so they are out there. Only 24 left! They did make it! No longer lost.

Does this mean we've lost a lost item?

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 06:20:44 PM »
Keeping expectations within reason, what I long for the most is to see a continuation of the ANS, with attention to high-quality renderings, marketed and priced the same as before.  Whether it has to be called 2018 ANS 1, 2019 ANS 1, etc., doesn't matter a whole lot, as the past few series already established this new naming convention.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 03:37:38 AM »
I would like to see Wacky's placed in Wonder Bread again. How about Wacky Packages Cereal too. The box would be pretty cool. Maybe the cereal could be box and can shaped corm puffs.   MMMM.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2018, 07:07:02 AM »
Man! I have such fond memories of reaching down into a package of Wonder Bread and pulling out a card!!!


I would like to see Wacky's placed in Wonder Bread again. How about Wacky Packages Cereal too. The box would be pretty cool. Maybe the cereal could be box and can shaped corm puffs.   MMMM.
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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2018, 09:16:09 AM »
I would like to see Wacky's placed in Wonder Bread again. How about Wacky Packages Cereal too. The box would be pretty cool. Maybe the cereal could be box and can shaped corm puffs.   MMMM.

With all the self-parodying going on in advertising nowadays, and the peculiar labeling in some cases (think of all the weird labeling you've seen on Snickers bars), I could see Kellogg's using one or more of the many Wacky parodies of Frosted Flakes on the box, for example, and then including a Wacky in that same box.  (It ain't gonna happen, but I can dream...)
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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2018, 09:58:41 AM »
GPK'ers have been asking for another Chrome for a long time and keep getting told 'no way, does not make enough money', so prospects seem dismal at this point.
That's kind of what I remember, too. The two GPK series did well at first, but the WP series didn't and that, combined with the fact that it cost too much money to keep it going, was what ended the Chrome concept. If I'm wrong about this, however, please tell me.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2018, 02:40:44 PM »
Man! I have such fond memories of reaching down into a package of Wonder Bread and pulling out a card!!!

These are my best Wacky memories, my brother and I racing down to the corner store on our bikes, running inside, and flipping over a couple dozen loaves of bread to find a Wacky we didn't yet own.  As with many kids, we avoided as many chores as possible, but running to the neighborhood store for mom wasn't one of them.  In fact, we gladly volunteered.

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2018, 02:41:42 PM »
With all the self-parodying going on in advertising nowadays, and the peculiar labeling in some cases (think of all the weird labeling you've seen on Snickers bars), I could see Kellogg's using one or more of the many Wacky parodies of Frosted Flakes on the box, for example, and then including a Wacky in that same box.  (It ain't gonna happen, but I can dream...)

And it's a damn fine dream!

Offline mikecho

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 09:59:24 AM »
Maybe I'm alone, but I'd be fine with continuing Chrome with Original Series 4-16, including sketch cards, mixed-up characters, and altered art characters.  Maybe we could even suggest some good candidates for altered art characters (similar to the switch of Quacker Oats and Koduck in the original Chrome series).  And maybe make them a little less scarce than in the original Chrome series.
That's a good idea. Topps could do three series at a time again (4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12) and then the last four (13, 14, 15 and 16). Only this time with the Lost Wackys, please try to put in the lost Wacky Ad, Mixwell Hearse! They should've put it in either the Lost Wackys subset or, at the least, the Wacky Ads subset the first time and they blew it royally! The only question that I've got is, how many OS Lost Wackys are left in order to make subsets for all of these possible series?
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 06:59:48 PM by mikecho »

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2018, 04:25:33 PM »
Mr. Stubble - Here is the Unofficial Binder, just for you!







Regarding the next series - Absolutely love the idea of the 1940s, 1950s, etc...... a whole new untapped area to poke fun at!

Can you Imagine!!! Neil doing Rosie the Rooter as Rosie the Rooster!!!!


ACTUAL REAL SKETCH CARDS!!! - Not the recent release with MANY subpar sketches, IF you got any (I pulled 3 out of 2 collector cases, one hobby box and two blaster boxes)

KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!!! Not 8,234,678,222,113 border variations and back variations!!! FTLOG!!!!!!!

Finally, Chad nailed it, HORRIBLE distribution at retail, I have hit 4 Targets, and only 2 blaster boxes in two of the stores and NO replenishment...... SAD!!!

P.S..... - PLEASE NO MORE GPK CROSSOVER CRAP!!!! - Just being honest

BONUS SERIES - Neil's Crossover Wacky Mars Attacks - The whole 1-16 all done in their Mar Attacks Wacky Versions!

#StayWacky

Richard! 

Offline Mr._Stubble

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2018, 04:44:07 PM »
Mr. Stubble - Here is the Unofficial Binder, just for you!

Oh I'd totally dig it if I could get some of these newer series out of the BB card binders!

So I need your assistance Richard. 

Do you have an example of what type of binder to get?  You use like glue sticks to attach the graphics or do you get binders that have places to put the inserts?  If you could perhaps post a pic or two of the finished binder(s) that'd be great!

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2018, 09:06:47 PM »


Regarding the next series - Absolutely love the idea of the 1940s, 1950s, etc...... a whole new untapped area to poke fun at!



I already came up with this idea and brought it to Topps when the last Old School series came out back in October. It's talked about in the Old School 6 thread. We are discussing it.

Here's what I wrote:

So I'm thinking of seeing if they might be into doing a big set like this every 3 months (in between would be the regular holiday and event mini sets). Maybe Old School, then Postcards, Old School Through Time; thinking about doing sets from different eras like the 80s or the 50s or even the 30s. So imagine a 1930s style packaging for Planters as an example using the lingo, fonts and character designs from that era. I think that would be pretty cool. Lastly, Wacky Packages NOW (this would be an ANS style set). Four of these a year and the retail set. Thoughts?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 09:16:45 PM by slamjim »

Offline vahsurfer

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2018, 05:03:14 AM »
Mr.Stubble - I used a 3" notebook from OfficeMax with the clear exterior with the ability to insert sheets of paper (printed on color printer of course) - Laid out the notebook covers in PowerPoint with scans of my cards.

Dave:

OS6 was awesome because:

1. True to the originals 30 - 33 Cards (90 is wayyyy tooo much)
2. The 30 - 33 are the best of the best artwork / gags
3. Sketch Cards were AWESOME quality overall with LOTS of color and the B&W TONS of detail
4. ONLY three back variations

Missing - Puzzle and checklist

Conclusion - Stop trying to reinvent the wheel with a gazillion border variations and 30 / 40 Patch card variations (by color)
                  - Real Wax Wrappers like the old days with a mail in for posters - like the old days
                  - Don't forget where you came from, our WackyRoots!
 
Finally.... If you invest / purchase  enough collector's boxes, etc.... you should get certain items, OS6 was a great way to buy and you had guaranteed hits the more you bought....

Maybe a Kickstarter version, so if I invest enough, color sketches, relics (if they want), etc..... printing on demand like this protects Topps and Retailers and Excel distributors from over printing and having dead inventory......

Richard
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Offline Mr._Stubble

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2018, 07:57:27 AM »
Got it.

Thanks Richard!

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2018, 10:15:20 AM »
I already came up with this idea and brought it to Topps when the last Old School series came out back in October. It's talked about in the Old School 6 thread. We are discussing it.

Here's what I wrote:

So I'm thinking of seeing if they might be into doing a big set like this every 3 months (in between would be the regular holiday and event mini sets). Maybe Old School, then Postcards, Old School Through Time; thinking about doing sets from different eras like the 80s or the 50s or even the 30s. So imagine a 1930s style packaging for Planters as an example using the lingo, fonts and character designs from that era. I think that would be pretty cool. Lastly, Wacky Packages NOW (this would be an ANS style set). Four of these a year and the retail set. Thoughts?
Keep the Old School rolling.
The oversize cards from the Movie series is pretty cool.
How about some oversize rough art cards from Series 16,
titles that were only seen in the set like Floral.
Sorry, any 16 the titles would BE great.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 10:16:59 AM by Beanball »

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2018, 01:46:41 PM »
I would like to see one the following for 2019:

Wacky Package Toys

Wacky Package Magazines

Wacky Packages NFL Series


Offline quas

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Re: My ideas for the next 2019 Wacky Packages series
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2018, 02:10:29 PM »
How about a combination of two things we've kind of liked from the past:   Old School Chrome
Marc