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Offline Gurgle

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Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:26:14 PM »
Hey all!

I've been busy making a set of some of my rejected Wacky Packages designs. I call the set Off the Mark-et.
It includes a set of 33 cards
A title card
A checklist
A 9-card puzzle
A bonus card donated by Dav Pilkey! (Creator of Captain Underpants, Dog Man)
A color sketch card.

Everything is on acid-free card stock.
I'm taking preorders now for $55 a set (includes shipping). Send me a PM if you're interested.
It was a blast to make, and the first 10 orders will get 2 sketch cards.

So far the only set I've made went to Dav Pilkey and he posted some on instagram. I'm attaching images, including a couple sketches, so you get an idea of the set.

Thanks!
-Mark

































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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 04:47:03 AM »
Great to see you finally doing a set! Looks totally "ON the Mark"!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 05:55:59 AM »
I'm sure in!!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 09:27:48 AM »
PM gleefully sent!
Marc

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 11:59:45 AM »
Mark, this looks wonderful!  Thanks so much for putting this together and making it available to your fans!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 02:09:29 PM »
PM gleefully sent!

How soon will these be ready to send out?  Now I can't wait!   :00123102:
Marc

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 10:30:24 AM »
Nice to see these haven't been lost and forgotten.  I especially like "Bumblebeep!"

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 01:14:39 PM »
"Thing Thongs"   :]   You gotta love how proud the things are of their thongs.
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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 01:43:27 PM »
Thanks for your pre-orders, everyone! I'll put these together as soon as I can and get them to you. I appreciate your patience, of course. I also have a lot of sketches to do.

If this goes well, I have enough for additional series. Thanks again!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2019, 08:47:00 PM »
Very cool, I'll take one!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 09:51:56 AM »
Thanks everyone for the orders. If there's anyone else interested, you can PayPal gift $55 per set to MarkParisi@aol.com

Thanks again!

Very cool, I'll take one!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2019, 02:36:19 PM »
Thank you for all the preorders, everyone! If anyone else is interested in preordering a set, now's the time. PayPal $55 to MarkParisi@aol.com and I'll include you. Thanks!

Very cool, I'll take one!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 02:30:17 PM »
Last call for pre-orders...

Hey all!

I've been busy making a set of some of my rejected Wacky Packages designs. I call the set Off the Mark-et.
It includes a set of 33 cards
A title card
A checklist
A 9-card puzzle
A bonus card donated by Dav Pilkey! (Creator of Captain Underpants, Dog Man)
A color sketch card.

Everything is on acid-free card stock.
I'm taking preorders now for $55 a set (includes shipping). Send me a PM if you're interested.
It was a blast to make, and the first 10 orders will get 2 sketch cards.

So far the only set I've made went to Dav Pilkey and he posted some on instagram. I'm attaching images, including a couple sketches, so you get an idea of the set.

Thanks!
-Mark


































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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 03:01:36 PM »
I'm trying to get a closer look at the card images on Pilkey's instagram and your image links...but nothing's working.

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 05:29:47 PM »
How about this?





I'm trying to get a closer look at the card images on Pilkey's instagram and your image links...but nothing's working.

Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2019, 02:49:43 PM »
Thanks everyone for the orders. If there's anyone else interested, you can PayPal gift $55 per set to MarkParisi@aol.com

Thanks again!

I sent you my payment.

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2019, 06:09:24 PM »
Acck!! This always happens when I'm busy with tax season!
Can I still order a set?
Alex

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2019, 05:14:43 PM »
Yes! Even though they are printed, I still consider this pre-sale. Still have collating and sketches to do.
Please gift PayPal $55 to MarkParisi@aol.com and I'll add you!


Acck!! This always happens when I'm busy with tax season!
Can I still order a set?
Alex

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2019, 05:25:22 PM »
Yes! Even though they are printed, I still consider this pre-sale. Still have collating and sketches to do.
Please gift PayPal $55 to MarkParisi@aol.com and I'll add you!
I believe I was first one to purchase pre-sale series 1, and my goal is to be the first one in for each series. When does the pre-pre-sale for series 2 begin?

Also, do you have an estimated start date for post-sale on series 1?

Looking forward to looking backward at this series!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2019, 11:07:13 AM »
You weren't the first, but you were in the first ten so you get two sketch cards. Post-sales will start as soon as I ship the pre-sales!

A Series Two isn't certain, but I certainly have plenty to make more series. (If the first series goes over well.)


I believe I was first one to purchase pre-sale series 1, and my goal is to be the first one in for each series. When does the pre-pre-sale for series 2 begin?

Also, do you have an estimated start date for post-sale on series 1?

Looking forward to looking backward at this series!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2019, 11:09:59 AM »
SPOILER ALERT!

The Off the Mark-et set is printed. Thanks everyone who ordered! Please be patient. Soon I will start on the sketch cards.

Below is a pic. I'm very happy with how these came out, and I added a couple more extras!






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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2019, 12:41:39 PM »
SPOILER ALERT!

The Off the Mark-et set is printed. Thanks everyone who ordered! Please be patient. Soon I will start on the sketch cards.

Below is a pic. I'm very happy with how these came out, and I added a couple more extras!






Woot!   :08:
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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2019, 02:46:02 PM »
That was fast.  Looking good, Mark!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2019, 04:08:43 PM »
Galactically AMAZING at the speed!

I can not wait for mine!

Richard
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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2019, 04:15:04 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait  :great:
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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2019, 06:15:41 PM »
FANTASTIC!!
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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2019, 03:25:41 AM »
OHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2019, 08:32:32 AM »
Mark, you should print out a list of the parodies here (complete with real names, of course).

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2019, 02:02:36 PM »
Looks dynamite!

SPOILER ALERT!

The Off the Mark-et set is printed. Thanks everyone who ordered! Please be patient. Soon I will start on the sketch cards.

Below is a pic. I'm very happy with how these came out, and I added a couple more extras!





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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »
This thread got me thinking...

It's amazing how just many Wackys are rejected.  And to think that this probably happens to every artist; They all probably have a stockpile of rejected parodies.  They're the new generation of "lost" Wackys.  Granted, these Wackys were rejected for one reason or another, yet I seriously doubt that all were deemed "unfunny," "too coarse," or "disparaging" (to the actual product.)  Some were probably rejected because a similar product was already selected to be parodied at the same time.  Others might have been rejected on the grounds that they wouldn't appeal to Topps' target audience (8 - 10 year olds) and weren't "trendy" enough.  (I could envision this happening in recent years.)  Still others might have been rejected because Topps chose the artist's, say, top three parodies and left numbers four and five to wither on the vine.  It's not that four and five weren't good; They were simply the "unchosen" (leaving the artist to scratch his head in bewilderment.)

Which brings me to my point...

It's too bad Topps didn't file all of these "rejects" away to be pulled out at a later date, say, the year 2019, and issue a standard set of Wackys or a postcard set (both of which are long overdue.)  Instead, we have nothing and Topps makes nothing.   :-\  IMO this doesn't make good business sense.  In fact, it defies simple common sense.

I'm sure we are all grateful that Mark Parisi shared these with us, but it's sad (even tragic) to think of how many other "rejects" must be stored away in filing cabinets, never to see the light of day.

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2019, 05:40:49 AM »
Mark, you should print out a list of the parodies here (complete with real names, of course).

Not until we have them, please!! 

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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2019, 11:51:27 AM »
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this doesn't make good business sense.  In fact, it defies simple common sense.

Oh, I see you've met Topps management.  :41:

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2019, 03:51:48 PM »
This thread got me thinking...

It's amazing how just many Wackys are rejected.  And to think that this probably happens to every artist; They all probably have a stockpile of rejected parodies.  They're the new generation of "lost" Wackys.  Granted, these Wackys were rejected for one reason or another, yet I seriously doubt that all were deemed "unfunny," "too coarse," or "disparaging" (to the actual product.)  Some were probably rejected because a similar product was already selected to be parodied at the same time.  Others might have been rejected on the grounds that they wouldn't appeal to Topps' target audience (8 - 10 year olds) and weren't "trendy" enough.  (I could envision this happening in recent years.)  Still others might have been rejected because Topps chose the artist's, say, top three parodies and left numbers four and five to wither on the vine.  It's not that four and five weren't good; They were simply the "unchosen" (leaving the artist to scratch his head in bewilderment.)

Which brings me to my point...

It's too bad Topps didn't file all of these "rejects" away to be pulled out at a later date, say, the year 2019, and issue a standard set of Wackys or a postcard set (both of which are long overdue.)  Instead, we have nothing and Topps makes nothing.   :-\  IMO this doesn't make good business sense.  In fact, it defies simple common sense.

I'm sure we are all grateful that Mark Parisi shared these with us, but it's sad (even tragic) to think of how many other "rejects" must be stored away in filing cabinets, never to see the light of day.


All too true. The vast majority of concepts never see the light of day. In fact, I think the average is like one in five or one in ten. Something crazy like that. I used to print my rejects out in a reference binder (the stack is about 4" high) but I stopped after ANS7, because I ran out of room, LOL. Maybe I'll bring it to Allentown...

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Re: Rejected Wackys Set (Off the Mark-et)
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2019, 05:29:00 PM »
Maybe I'll bring it to Allentown...
Please do!
Brian Mc