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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2018, 10:57:32 AM »
If you're going to add "Fester Flakes," you might as well as add the following to a Barnum's list:



Note: This is the new packaging in which the animals are free to roam on a drunken, celebratory binge.
Okay, you got it, brother!

*Cracked Animals (Die-Cuts (1967)/50th Anniversary Series (2017))
*Burn'ems Animals (ANS6 (2007))
*Barnum's Manimals (ANS11 (2013))
*Barroom Crocked Animals (non-Topps limited edition card (2018))
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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2018, 04:11:29 PM »
Just thought of a few more:

*Baby Runt (6th Series (1974)/Hostess Double Wackys (1975; paired with Hopeless Snowballs))
*Baby Wrath (Halloween Postcards 2011 (promo postcard NS2))
*Baby Rant (All New Weekly Series (2020)) (Wonky Packages)
*ByeBye Ruth (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Bustedfinger (3rd Series (1973)/1st Rerun Series (1979))
*Buzzerfinger (ANS8 (2011))
*Boogerfinger (ANS11 (2013))
*Butcherfingers (Halloween Postcards 2013)
*Blubberfinger (2014 S1 (Bonus Sticker B1))
*But A Finger (Cleanup on Aisle 13 (2018))
*Bustedfigure (Garbage Pail Kids 2019 S2 Revenge of Oh, the Horror-ible!)

*Salmon Joy (ANS2 (2005)/Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Concession Stand)
*Almond Jerk (1st version) (ANS8 (2011)/Posters Series 1 (2012))
*Allmud Joy (ANS10 (2013))
*Alien Joy (joegparotees JG1 (2017))
*Almond Jerk (2nd version) (OLDS 6 (2017))

*Crust (Die-Cuts (1967)/Wacky Ads (1969)/1st Series (1973)/50th Anniversary Series (2017)) (50th Anniversary)
*Creep (12th Series (1975))
*Cursed Frightstrips (ANS3 (2005))
*Curst (1st version) (ANS8 (2011))
*Crash (Attacky Packages Series 2 (2019))
*Curst (2nd version) (Kooky Kards (2019))
*Crypt (All New Weekly Series (2020)) (Wonky Packages)
*Croak (on Hoppy Packages) (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Skimpy (Die-Cuts (1967)/Wacky Ads (1969)/1st Series (1973))
*Skip-it (ANS6 (2007))
*Skullpy (ANS11 (2013))
*Squirrelly (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Animated)
*Scrappy (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Peter Pain (6th Series (1974))
*Peter Panic (1985 Series)
*Peter Panhandle (ANS1 (2004))
*Peter Pawn (ANS10 (2013)
*Peter Prank (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Bawl Park (15th Series (1975))
*Brawl Park (ANS3 (2005))
*Ball Point (ANS8 (2011))
*Bull Parts (ANS9 (2012))
*All Bark (2015 S1)
*Brawl Park Pork Franks (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Animated)
*All Ark (Off the Market Series Two (2020))
*Ball Prank (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Rice-A-Phoni (3rd Series (1973))
*Rasta Roni (ANS3 (2005))
*Rice-A-Groani (ANS8 (2011))
*Rice-A-Romney (ANS10 (2013))
*Rice-A-Boni (2014 S1)

*Play-Dumb (6th Series (1974))
*Pay-Doh (ANS4 (2006))
*Play-Doze (ANS7 (2010))
*Play-Gogh (ANS10 (2013))
*Prey-Doh (ANS11 (2013))
*Work-Doh (Off the Market Series Two (2020))
*Slay-Doh (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Play-Doom (Attacky Packages Series 4 (2020))

*Chef Girl-Ar-Dee (4th Series (1973))
*Chef Boar-Ar-Dee (ANS5 (2007))
*Chef Boy-R-U-Dum (ANS8 (2011))
*Chef Bird-Ee (ANS11 (2013))
*Cy-Borg-Ar-Dee (2015 S1)
*Chef Bone-Yard-ee (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Tied (Die-Cuts (1967)/Wacky Ads (1969)/1st Series (1973))
*Toad (12th Series (1975))
*Tired (ANS2 (2005))
*Hide (ANS7 (Wack-O-Mercial) (2010))
*Ultra Tite (ANS10 (2013))
*Tonya To Go (Not-Scars (print-on-demand) (2018))

*Slop-Tarts (ANS1 (2004))
*Pop-Aparts (ANS8 (2011))
*Poop-Tarts (2014 S1)
*Cop-Tarts (2015 S1)
*Ava-tarts (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Sci-Fi Film)
*Pop-a-S'morefs (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Animated)
*Peep-Tarts (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Cram (5th Series (1973))
*Spaz (ANS4 (2006))
*Wham! (Chrome (2014)) (Cutting Room Floor)
*Scram (2015 S1)
*Spampage (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Sci-Fi Film)
*Spamityville: The Uncanning (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Horror)
*Crumbs (All New Weekly Series (2020)) (Wonky Packages)
*Sham (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Taster's Choke (4th Series (1973)/Flashback (2008) (Lost Wackys) (2008)/Flashback 2 (2008) (Bonus B1)/Chrome (2014) (Lost Wackys))
*Twister's Choice Instant Tornado (Postcards Series 8 (2012))
*Taser's Choice (ANS10 (2013))
*Waster's Choice (Chrome (2014)) (Cutting Room Floor)

*Gripe-Nuts (ANS3 (2005))
*Grave-Nuts (Postcards Series 3 (2009))
*Grape-Newts (ANS7 (2010)/Posters Series 1 (2012))
*Grape-Nuts + Bolts (ANS11 (2013)) (Bonus Sticker B13)

*Cracked Jerk (Die-Cuts (1967)/ANS6 (2007)) (foil sticker)/Flashback (2008)/Chrome (2014))
*Slacker Jack (ANS3 (2005))
*Crooker Jack (ANS8 (2011))
*Cracker Drac (Halloween Postcards 2011 (postcard 7 and mini-postcard PCM4))
*Crapper Jack (2015 S1 ("Batty Baseball"))

*Jolly Mean Giant (Die-Cuts (1967)/ANS6 (2007 (foil sticker))/Flashback (2008)/50th Anniversary Series (2017)) (50th Anniversary))
*Geek Giant (ANS4 (2006))
*Greed Giant (ANS8 (2011))
*Green Chant (ANS10 (2013))
*Blue Giant (2015 S1)
*Jolly Orange Giant (Trumpocracy (print-on-demand) (2017))

*Trashformers (ANS6 (2007)/Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018) (Classic Film))
*Transfarmers (ANS8 (2011 (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies))
*Transfoamers 5 (2015 S1 ("Coming Soon"))
*Transfatties (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Action)
*Bumblebee Oil and Honey (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Action)
*Transfoolers (OLDS 8 (2019))

*Dead Bull (ANS1 (2004))
*Spread Bull (ANS7 (2010)) (Wack-O-Mercial)
*Real Dull (ANS9 (2012))
*Red Skull (joegparotee's JG2 (2017))
*Red Bulk (All New Weekly Series (2020))
 




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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2019, 09:31:42 PM »
I just thought of these two:

*Gadzooka (Die-Cuts (1967)/Wacky Ads (1969)/1st Series (1973)/Wacky Package Posters (1973 & 1974; both series)/Wacky Package Tattoos (1974)/Wacky Patches (1974)/1st Rerun Series (1979)/1982 Album (both as sticker and puzzle)/Irish Series (1985)/1986 Album (as puzzle only, unreleased)/Mad Caps (1994; Wacky Caps subset)/ANS5 (2007; magnet)/Flashback (2008; Wacky Packages Posters version)/Flashback 2 (2008; sticker version (Bonus Sticker B1))/ANS11 (2013; patch relic)/Topps 75th Anniversary promo card #46 (2013)/Chrome (2014; including Die-Cuts checklist (borderless), Wacky Ads subset and Where Are They Now? subset))/Campaign Posters (2015)/50th Anniversary Series (2017))
*Gadzooka Sugarmess (2nd Series (1973)/14th Series (1975)/Chrome (2014; including 2nd Series checklist (borderless))
*Gadzooka's Big Baddy (5th Series (1973))
*Badzooka (1st version) (10th Series (1974)/vending machine stickers series 2 (2005; paired with Chumps)/Flashback 2 (2008))
*Batzooka (1985 Series/1986 Album (unreleased))
*Badzooka (2nd version) (1991 Series)
*Buzzooka (ANS2 (2005))
*Boozooka (Halloween Postcards 2010)
*Braves (MLB Wacky Packages (2016))
*Bazonga (Network Spews (print-on-demand) (2017))
*Gadzooks (Trumpocracy - The First 100 Days (print-on-demand) (2017))
*Brrrzooka (All New Weekly Series (2020))


*Shots (5th series (1973)/1st Rerun (1979)/Flashback 2 (2008))
*Snots (ANS1 (2004))
*Bots (Halloween Postcards 2009/Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Concession Stand)
*Plots (Halloween Postcards 2012)
*Botz (Alternative Facts (print-on-demand) (2017))
*Rots (Cleanup on Aisle 13 (2018))
*Ditz (All New Weekly Series (2020))

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2019, 05:29:47 PM »
It seems that the most-individually parodied Wacky is Gadzooka Bubble Gum, with 24 individual releases for this one Wacky (including one that was unreleased).

Overkill, anyone?
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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2020, 11:24:16 AM »
Well, I guess I'll start another page:


*Crakola Crayons (3rd Series (1973)/Posters (1973 & 1974)/Tattoos (1974)/Patches (1974)/1st Rerun Series (1979)/1982 Album/1986 Album (unreleased)/Flashback 1 (2008; poster version)/ANS9 (2009; magnet)/Chrome (2014))
*Cryola Wash-Out Markers (ANS6 (2007))
*Grayola Crayons (2015 S1)
*Purple Crayons (The Shammys (print-on-demand)) (2017)
*CrayCrayola Crayons (Garbage Pail Kids Late to School 2020 S1)
*Dracola Crayons (All New Weekly Series (2020)) (Wonky Packages)

*3 Mosquitoes (9th Series (1973)/Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Concession Stand)
*3 Racketeers (ANS10 (2013 (Bonus Sticker B1))
*2 Musketeers (2015 S1)
*1 Musketeer (Off the Market Series One (2019))
*3 Marskateers (Attacky Packages Series 4 (2020))
*3 Monsterteers (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Chumps (5th Series (1973)/2nd Rerun (1979)/vending machine stickers series 2 (2005, paired with Badzooka (1st version))
*Chums Blow Hole Pop (ANS10 (2013))
*Harms Glow Pop (Halloween Postcards 2013)
*Geriatric Slow Pops (2014 S1)
*Snake Charmers (Halloween 2019)
*Harms Blood Pop (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Super Charged Blown Pop (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*mr. Goodbye (7th Series (1974)/1982 Album/Flashback 2 (2008)/Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Concession Stand))
*mrs. Goodbar (ANS5 (2007))
*mr. Ghoulbar (Halloween Postcards 2010 (TS10))
*mr. Crowbar (Cleanup on Aisle 13 (2018))
*mr. Goonbar (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Shot Wheels (5th Series (1974)/1st Rerun (1979)/1982 Album/1986 Album (unreleased)/Flashback 2 (2008))
*Hot Whales (2014 S1)
*Snot Wheels (2015 S1)
*Smokin' Haute Wheels (Network Spews (print-on-demand) (2017))
*Bot Wheels (Attacky Packages Series 1 (2018))
*Heap Wheels Fizzlers (50th Anniversary Series (2017)) (Wacky Packages Old School)
*Flat Wheels (Kooky Kards (2019))

*Garbage Pail Geezers (ANS5 (2007)/50th Anniversary Series (Best of the '00s) (2017))
*Gentle Plain Kids (ANS11 (2013))
*GOP Pail Kids (Disg-race to the White House (print-on-demand) (2017))
*DNC Pail Kids (Disg-race to the White House (print-on-demand) (2017))
*Garbage Fail Kids (OLDS 8 (2019))
*Garbage Jail Kids (Garbage Pail Kids Late to School (2020 S1))
*Garbage Pail Kidders (April Fools Postcards (2020))

*Cheapios (4th Series (1973)/Posters (1973; first series)/Tattoos (1974)/ANS5 (magnet) (2006)/Flashback (poster version) (2008)/Posters Series 1 (2013))
*Gearios (ANS1 (sticker and tattoo) (2004)/vending machine stickers series 2 (2005))
*Flavorless Drearios (2014 S1)
*Heinie Butt Cheekios (50th Anniversary Series (Cereal and Oversized Card) (2017))
*Cherios (Off the Market Series One (2019))
*Creepios (Attacky Packages Series 4 (2020))

*Apple Jerks (1st version) (from Snatch-A-Pak (3rd Series (1973))
*Apple Jerks (2nd version) (ANS5 (2007))
*Asparagus Jacks (ANS9 (2012))
*Apple Tacks (OLDS 3 (2012))
*Awful Jokes (April Fools Postcards (2020))

*Muggies (1985 Series)
*Huffies Push-Ups (ANS5) (Bonus Sticker B3 (2007))
*Haggies (ANS8 (2011))
*Buggies (2014 S1)

*Chimps Ahoy! (ANS1 (2004))
*Chops Ahoy! (ANS8 (2011))
*Hips Ahoy! (OLDS 4 (2012)
*Crypts Ahoy! (2015 S1)
*Chips Destroy! (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Sludgsickle (1st version) (Wacky Ads (1969))
*Plopsikle (5th Series (1973)/Posters (1973 & 1974)/Flashback (2008)) (poster version))
*Screamsicle (13th Series (1975))
*Sludgsicle (2nd version) (ANS1 (2004))
*Pudgsicle (ANS11) (Bonus Sticker B2 (2013))
*Bopsicle (2014 S1)
*Cyclopsikle (All New Weekly Series (2020)) (Wonky Packages)

*Starducks Coffee (ANS2 (2005))
*Scarbucks Coffee (2014 S1)
*Trumpbucks Coffee (Disg-race to the White House (print-on-demand) (2016))
*Seasick Mermaid Sloppuccino (Network Spews (print-on-demand) (2017))
*Starschmucks Old Brew (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Scarburst (ANS1 (2004))
*Starbeast (Halloween Postcards 2010, paired with Tootsie Troll)
*Starburp (ANS9 (2012))
*Soreburst (2015 S1)
*Starcurst (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Footsie Roll (6th Series (1974)/ANS3 (magnet) (2005)
*Tipsy Roll Pop (16th Series (1977)/Flashback 2 (2008)
*Tushie Roll (Lost Wackys Series 1 (2005))
*Tootsie Troll (first version) (Halloween Postcards 2010, paired with Starbeast))
*Toothie Roll (Halloween Postcards 2011 (Bonus Card TS13))
*Footsie Plop Drops (Chrome (Cutting Room Floor) (2014))
*Tootsie Troll (second version) (Off the Market Series One (2019))
*Tattootsie Roll (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Tutsie Roll (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Tweetsie Roll Pop (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*PEGO (1991 Series/50th Anniversary Series (2017) (Best of the '90s))
*LEGGO (ANS3 (2006))
*LUGEE Ninjagoo (ANS10 (2013))
*BEGO (2015 S1)
*BOOTLEGO Frauds (2015 S1)
*The LEGGO Bootman Movie (Network Spews (print-on-demand) (2017))
*LEG-OW (Holiday Postcard (2016)/Off the Market Series One (Bonus Card B2) (2019))
*Ninja-Go Deluxe Blending System (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Animated)
*LOCO Nunjago: No Mercy (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018)) (Animated)

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2020, 08:21:50 PM »
After adding all the sets on Reply #6 up, I've found that this list has 13 sets of 4 and 18 sets of 5.

Between 4 and 5 seems to be the average number for most-parodied product sets.

And, as mentioned above, Wacky Packages has the highest number of releases with 17 (although Cap'n Crunch, Bazooka, Snickers, Pepsi-Cola, Tootsie Roll and Dunkin' Donuts are all slowly catching up to it with 12, 12, 11, 11, 10 and 10, respectively) and Gadzooka Bubble Gum is the most individually released Wacky of all with 24 (including one that was unreleased).
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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2020, 08:45:17 PM »
I've got a question.

Are the Kill Kat vinyl figures finally done? If they are, I'd like to please have the final year so I can put it in the OP.

Thanks!

Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2020, 09:19:59 PM »
Those are not even  Wackys, why are they in the list?

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2020, 09:46:58 PM »
Those are not even  Wackys, why are they in the list?
See Reply #1 for that one, Patrick.

If you think they should be removed, though, I'll remove them.
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2020, 05:58:50 AM »
Well, the title of your thread is most “among all Wackys”, so if it’s not a Wacky, I’d say it doesn’t belong.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2020, 07:51:12 AM »
Okay, it's done.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2020, 11:06:33 AM »
This is a thread on a message board. There is no reason to remove posts.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2020, 11:32:26 AM »
This is a thread on a message board. There is no reason to remove posts.
Sorry about that.

Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2020, 02:49:44 PM »
Just found one for you, that goes into Reply #6:

Cap'n Munch's Crunch Boogies (All New Weekly Series May 2020)

Hope you can put this in soon

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2020, 02:59:18 PM »
Just found one for you, that goes into Reply #6:

Cap'n Munch's Crunch Boogies (All New Weekly Series May 2020)

Hope you can put this in soon
LOL!!!

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2020, 03:05:47 PM »
I've got a question.

Are the Kill Kat vinyl figures finally done? If they are, I'd like to please have the final year so I can put it in the OP.

Thanks!

They may or may not be made anymore. The artist of the Kill Kats is having legal issues (copyrights) etc with KitKat. So time will tell.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2020, 03:49:30 PM »
Just found one for you, that goes into Reply #6:

Cap'n Munch's Crunch Boogies (All New Weekly Series May 2020)

Hope you can put this in soon
No sooner said than done, my friend!
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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2020, 03:53:18 PM »
They may or may not be made anymore. The artist of the Kill Kats is having legal issues (copyrights) etc with KitKat. So time will tell.
Okay, I was just wondering. That explains that. I did not see that coming.

How many of them did he make before he had to stop and what were their names? My question includes both the regular and XL versions.
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2020, 04:35:58 PM »
I’ll post the full list for you in a bit.

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2020, 04:38:36 PM »
Okay, I was just wondering. That explains that. I did not see that coming.

How many of them did he make before he had to stop and what were their names? My question includes both the regular and King Size versions.

6 inch edition

-Milk Chocolate
-Dark Chocolate (Chase Edition)
-Strawberry Ectoplasm
-Ground Bones & Blood
-Matcha Snake Venom
-Radioactive Waste
-Too Much Sake
-Cappuccino Caffeine Overdose
-Bad Banana Blight
-Purple Drank
-Poison Pumpkin Spice
-Expired Stock
-Misfits Edition
-Cursed Cranberry


-Milk Chocolate (XL Edition)
-Himalayan Death Pepper (XL Edition)
-Assaulted Caramel (XL Edition)
-Misfits Edition (XL Edition)

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2020, 05:09:28 PM »
Thanks!

So, it looks like only two of them - Milk Chocolate (the original) and the Misfits Edition - got regular and XL versions; the rest of them didn't.

Also, only one of them - Dark Chocolate - was a chase figure, probably one with a limited number available for purchase and that was it.
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2020, 12:08:12 PM »
Yes, starting another one:

*Sno-Saps (ANS7 (2010))
*Sno-Corpse (Halloween Postcards 2013)
*Sno-Craps (ANS11 (2013))
*Snore-Caps (2014 S1 (Lost Wackys L3))

*Milk Muds (12th Series (1975))
*Milk Dudes (ANS8 (2011))
*Milk Deads (ANS10 (2013))
*Milk Cuds (Holiday Postcard (2019))
*Milk Dads (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Old Spit (5th Series (1973))
*Old Slice (ANS7 (2010))
*Old Spikes (Postcards Series 7 (2011))
*Old Spicey (Trumpocracy - The First 100 Days (print-on-demand)) (2017)
*Old Lice (All New Weekly Series (2020)) (Guest Artist of the Week)

*Dork Peppermint Potty (ANS1 (2004))
*Ork (Halloween Postcards 2011/Halloween Plaques (2014))
*Yuck (ANS9 (2012))
*Pork (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Melty Way (Wacky Ads (1969))
*Mirky Way (Halloween Postcards 2012)
*My Way (Trumpocracy - The First 100 Days (print-on-demand) (2017))
*Mummy Way Tut Size (Halloween 2019)
*Milky Weight (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Milky Slay (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Twerx (2014 S1)
*Twits (2014 S1 (Lost Wacky L2))
*Stix (2015 S1)
*Twitch (2016 Halloween Pack O' Fun)

*Frustrated Meanie-Wheats (ANS6 (2007))
*Undead Moany-Wheats (ANS11 (2013))
*Frosted Mini-Cleats (2014 S1)
*Frosted Minion-Wheats (Off the Market Series Two (2020))
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2020, 01:31:11 AM »
slightly off-topic (or backwards anyway), but what's the LEAST parodied 1-16 series Wacky?  In other words, what's the parody most strangely MISSING in the original Wackys?  I'm going to say, "Coke".  That always stuck out to me as it was one of the biggest products ever, and so many jokes to be made.  But missing, even in the dies & ads.  So many popular kids toys, like Frisbie and Lego and Nerf missing, too.  Seemed kind of strange, considering the abundance of oddball adult brands and made-up titles (Decay) that kids wouldn't necessarily know.

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« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2020, 04:44:25 AM »
slightly off-topic (or backwards anyway), but what's the LEAST parodied 1-16 series Wacky?  In other words, what's the parody most strangely MISSING in the original Wackys?  I'm going to say, "Coke".  That always stuck out to me as it was one of the biggest products ever, and so many jokes to be made.  But missing, even in the dies & ads.  So many popular kids toys, like Frisbie and Lego and Nerf missing, too.  Seemed kind of strange, considering the abundance of oddball adult brands and made-up titles (Decay) that kids wouldn't necessarily know.

Fortunately, we're seeing a lot of these in Old School!!

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2020, 08:56:21 AM »
slightly off-topic (or backwards anyway), but what's the LEAST parodied 1-16 series Wacky?  In other words, what's the parody most strangely MISSING in the original Wackys?  I'm going to say, "Coke".  That always stuck out to me as it was one of the biggest products ever, and so many jokes to be made.  But missing, even in the dies & ads.  So many popular kids toys, like Frisbie and Lego and Nerf missing, too.  Seemed kind of strange, considering the abundance of oddball adult brands and made-up titles (Decay) that kids wouldn't necessarily know.
Agreed, I’ve always wondered about a few products never parodied as well - Coke stands out as you said, Colgate Toothpaste, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Cocoa Puffs, Cocoa Pebbles and any number of other kiddie cereals, to name a few.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2020, 08:58:20 AM »
Fortunately, we're seeing a lot of these in Old School!!
Even Old School is blending the obscure with the familiar.  But that could just be Dave stretching resources the best he can to keep the train rolling.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2020, 02:32:12 PM »
Agreed, I’ve always wondered about a few products never parodied as well - Coke stands out as you said, Colgate Toothpaste, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Cocoa Puffs, Cocoa Pebbles and any number of other kiddie cereals, to name a few.

Probably some of those are due to a lot of Cease and Desist threats from Kelloggs, Post and Procter & Gamble. I would have loved to see some of those back in the day. For sodas, we didn't get any Coke products I believe. Never saw a Sprite parody. ANS opened the floodgates with these products at least.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2020, 12:10:54 AM »
Yah, after 6Up, something like Choke-a-Cola, Croak-a-Cola, Smoke-a-Cola, or Broke, seem such gag-likely shoe-ins for series 3 or 7.  Funny it took 'em so long just to go after Pepsi... and they did it twice!  Even Dr. Pepper got a nod.  One's gotta think there's at least a few good Lynch or Spiegleman roughs out there for a Coke parody, though.

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2020, 11:56:08 AM »
Probably some of those are due to a lot of Cease and Desist threats from Kelloggs, Post and Procter & Gamble. I would have loved to see some of those back in the day. For sodas, we didn't get any Coke products I believe. Never saw a Sprite parody. ANS opened the floodgates with these products at least.
I noticed a long time ago that Nabisco had some Wackys in the OS run that were cease-and-desisted immediately, yet when the ANS run was started, we got Wackys galore of their products!

Shows how much times have changed between then and now.

Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2020, 12:53:06 PM »
I noticed a long time ago that Nabisco had some Wackys in the OS run that were cease-and-desisted immediately, yet when the ANS run was started, we got Wackys galore of their products!

Shows how much times have changed between then and now.

strange how often the Nabisco products that are in 6th and 7th sets are overlooked in the C&D discussions

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2020, 04:11:38 PM »
I noticed a long time ago that Nabisco had some Wackys in the OS run that were cease-and-desisted immediately, yet when the ANS run was started, we got Wackys galore of their products!

Shows how much times have changed between then and now.

But haven't the courts said that parody is fair game since the days of the original series?  Isn't that partially what the Petley lawsuit was about?
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2020, 05:49:55 PM »
strange how often the Nabisco products that are in 6th and 7th sets are overlooked in the C&D discussions
Funny you mention that, Patrick.

It turns out that the cease-and-desisted ones in the OS run were all cookies and/or crackers. The ones from the 6th and 7th series were all candy products.

I wonder what happened here?
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2020, 05:57:03 PM »
But haven't the courts said that parody is fair game since the days of the original series?  Isn't that partially what the Petley lawsuit was about?
Yes, but by the time the Petley lawsuit happened (btw, this was the only time in Wacky history that a cease-and-desist order ultimately went to court), there had been so many cease-and desisted Wackys that had come before it that Topps, as we all know, was forced to parody more and more obscure products that most kids would've never even heard of just to keep Wacky Packages going. In other words, the writing was already on the wall at this point; it's just that probably no one realized it at the time.

Topps won that lawsuit, of course, by proving that they parodied their own products in addition to everyone else's, but by then it was too little, too late. The damage had been done and there was nothing anyone could've done to stop it at that point. That and the fact that, according to Greg's website, everyone thought it was all over with the 15th series (where Petley came from, btw). Afterward, poor distribution of the 16th series to stores pretty much sealed the deal after that (this last part is proven by the fact that very few complete 16th series sets (including the complete puzzle) in the hands of collectors are known to exist today).

At least, that's how I've heard it and how I remember reading about it.
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #69 on: July 21, 2020, 04:59:44 PM »
Yes, but by the time the Petley lawsuit happened, there had been so many cease-and desisted Wackys that had come before it that Topps was forced to parody more and more obscure products just to keep Wacky Packages going. In other words, the writing was already on the wall at this point. Topps won that lawsuit, of course, but by then it was too little, too late. The damage had been done and there was nothing anyone could've done to stop it. That and the facts that everyone thought it was over with the 15th series (where Petley came from, btw) and poor distribution of the 16th series pretty much sealed the deal.

At least, that's how I've heard it and how I remember reading it.
You are probably right.  By the time Topps won that lawsuit, Original Series Wackys were already on the decline.  I was really referring to the fact that with the modern era Wackys, as someone else mentioned, most products seem to be fair game.
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