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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2018, 03:19:08 PM »
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They could do a very cool WP all over characters shirt. Cross your fingers......

I'd go for a button down Wacky shirt like that.

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2018, 08:31:01 AM »
The more I look at the Creepy Co website, the more excited I get for possible cool Wacky items.  They have a ton of GPK items I'd spring for in a heartbeat.  As long as Topps isn't doing anything to get me excited about Wackys, I guess I need to count on outside companies to keep the fire going.  I just sent a message to Creepy with some thoughts.  Perhaps it would help encourage them to hear from more Wacky folks.

Here's what I wrote:
Hi, Creepy People!
I'm a long time Wacky Packages collector and was thrilled to hear you would be creating some Wacky items!  To be honest, however, while I like the first three (I hope there's more) Wacky items you've conjured up, I don't know that I'll actually be ordering any.  I appreciate your note about how you're the "company you keep", so I thought I'd give some feedback on what I would love to see as a Wacky Package collector.
First, though, here's why I'm not immediately sold on the three Wacky items you have so far.  The t-shirts are indeed cool, but many companies have released Wacky t-shirts.  I personally have dozens (in fact, I recently listed 17 to sell on ebay).  Your designs are great, but in the end, it's still a t-shirt which leaves me on the fence.  (For what it's worth, I can also be a bit wonky about buying clothes online as I am not confident how they'll fit).  I love the idea of the pins and would be more inclined to purchase those.  However, my slight disappointment is in the selection of images/titles you used.  We long-time Wacky collectors (who bought them as kids in the 70s) have a huge fondness for the "original series" titles that came out back then.  Norm Saunders, the artist who painted most of them, is a master and there would be so many monstrous images from which you could choose.  I'd happily give you some suggestions if you'd like, but I know I would strongly prefer to focus on those rather than a sampling from the different eras of Wacky Packages.
In perusing your website, I saw lots of really cool Garbage Pail Kids items!  I'm not a GPK collector, but I would love to see some of the GPK items you made done as Wacky Packages.  Some of the ones that most stand out to me are the wax wrapper blanket, patch, plastic cups (though a pint glass would be similarly awesome), buttons, puffy stickers, zipper pulls, and pin set (amazing!).  I also like the cushion and socks, though to a lesser extent.  And while I know I previously said I'm a bit reluctant to buy more t-shirts, I do like many of the GPK shirts that AREN'T t-shirts, such as the polo and button-up shirt. 
Again, I'm very pleased to hear that you are delving in the Wacky world!  Your company sounds fun and I see a good deal of potential to create some incredible Wacky items.  I wish you well and will keep my eyes peeled on your website.
Thanks for listening!
Tom Theisen
Madison, WI

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
Nice email. I hope they take it to heart and create some items we can buy. Thanks for your efforts.

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2018, 12:17:54 PM »
Nice with the email. I hope they actually pay attention to it.
Mark

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2018, 12:22:29 PM »
I follow Creepy Co. on Instagram. Here's an exchange on their post of the FANG Shirt.

esidor:
I dig the items you listed but was wondering if this will be an ongoing thing with new shirts released over time. Dont take this the wrong way but with so many classic Wacky Packages I was kind of disappointed that there was just two shirts.....now I will go buy them.


creepycompany:
@esidor Thanks for your feedback! We only did two shirts to start out for a couple of reasons, main one being the market. Wacky isnt as recognizable to a portion of our audience, by a very large margin. If money were no object for us, wed have done dozens! Future releases will depend largely upon the response that we get to these. Hopefully in the meantime we can educate some folks on the things they missed because they were born a little late 😆 ✌️ - Kellie
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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2018, 02:28:11 PM »
I follow Creepy Co. on Instagram. Here's an exchange on their post of the FANG Shirt.

esidor:
I dig the items you listed but was wondering if this will be an ongoing thing with new shirts released over time. Dont take this the wrong way but with so many classic Wacky Packages I was kind of disappointed that there was just two shirts.....now I will go buy them.


creepycompany:
@esidor Thanks for your feedback! We only did two shirts to start out for a couple of reasons, main one being the market. Wacky isnt as recognizable to a portion of our audience, by a very large margin. If money were no object for us, wed have done dozens! Future releases will depend largely upon the response that we get to these. Hopefully in the meantime we can educate some folks on the things they missed because they were born a little late 😆 ✌️ - Kellie

Perhaps you could tell them that response might be low, not because of lack of interest in Wackys and Wacky products like shirts, but because of the simplified art, not to mention the price?  If they were really well rendered, I could go for the price.

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2018, 03:36:45 PM »
Perhaps you could tell them that response might be low, not because of lack of interest in Wackys and Wacky products like shirts, but because of the simplified art, not to mention the price?  If they were really well rendered, I could go for the price.

Those are certainly good points.  For me, it was price and just the fact that it was a t-shirt (of which I already have so many).  It is curious about the simplified art, however.  I am torn as to whether to support the cause and pay $35 or $40 for another t-shirt when I already have so many and just hoping they come out with other non-t-shirt items.  I would happily load up on many of the other items they created with GPK images.

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2018, 02:13:54 PM »
For those who are curious, here's the reply I got to my email to Creepy (see a previous post I made for the actual email I sent):

Hey Tom,

Thanks for the input and feedback.  We're just "testing the waters" with this Wacky Pack launch.  Our GPK line also started out small and expanded to what it is today.  If the interest is there the same could happen.  It's also a Topps property license so we're still beholden to what they approve.

Stay creepy,
Jason

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2018, 03:14:36 PM »
If the interest is there the same could happen.
Sounds like we could be victim of a Catch-22. The interest is there, but not for this specific stuff. Wrong message could be sent, causing an accidental death...

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2018, 07:50:40 AM »
Sounds like we could be victim of a Catch-22. The interest is there, but not for this specific stuff. Wrong message could be sent, causing an accidental death...

Yes, that's exactly what I'm afraid of.  Same thing with Topps.  They release combo WP/GPK sets and then wonder why they don't sell.  Or release amateurish sets with lousy inserts and sales dip.  I guess the only upside is that I'm saving money, but I would happily give it to any company that produces quality Wacky items at a reasonable (and sometimes not even reasonable) price.

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2018, 01:42:03 PM »
Sounds like we could be victim of a Catch-22. The interest is there, but not for this specific stuff. Wrong message could be sent, causing an accidental death...

I won't be spending money on iffy shirts to possibly cause cool ones to made.

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Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2018, 09:09:51 AM »
They are having a 20% off sale. Still pricey but a little better.

Re: Creepy Co. Merch
« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2018, 08:11:16 AM »
25% off through tonight, for those still thinking about these items.