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GPK 2019 S2 Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:23:31 AM »
New announcement for the fall retail GPK set.

contains two wacky packages inspired subsets with all new art done by Smokiní Joe

Trick or Treat candies
Movie posters
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Offline Brian Mc

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 11:31:24 AM »
More GPK stuff. Sigh  :sad:
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Offline drono

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 01:53:17 PM »
More GPK stuff. Sigh  :sad:

Double Sigh.  Oh, what the heck, Triple Dog Sigh. :'( :'( :'(

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 04:33:08 PM »
I'd say more GPK inspired than WP inspired.  In fact, I don't see anything WP related at all.

Offline DrDeal

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 02:42:28 AM »
I'd say more GPK inspired than WP inspired.  In fact, I don't see anything WP related at all.

I think I am "Inspired" to pass on this offering. Not "Wacky" enough for my taste.

Offline View-Monster

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 09:06:06 AM »
Woo! I know it's not a Wacky set, but the first 'Horror-ible' set was the best GPK set in more than a decade.

Definitely looking forward to this one!

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 03:31:26 PM »
Thanks View Monster, and fooey on the rest of you!!! You're as bad as the GPK 'fans' who start complaining as soon as a new set is announced! I was going to post a nice image of my 'Leaking Kong' painting but have reconsidered thanks to this less than encouraging response.

   Just so you know... GPK sales are whats keeping any hopes of a new Wacky Packages set alive. The more you dis GPK and the GPK/Wacky crossovers, the worse your chances of seeing a new Wacky only release.

   
Smokin' Joe

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 05:45:21 PM »
Although I donít actively collect GPK, I see a lot of potential with this release.  Horror- and Halloween-themed Wackys have always held a special place in collectors hearts; canít see why the same couldnít be true for GPK.  Above all, the new GPK stuff has remained true to the originals in terms of artistic quality and overall vibe.  Same canít be said for the last couple ANS sets, especially the 50th Anniversary set and the last ANS if I remember correctly.  While I pine for another ANS set as much as anyone, my enthusiasm is tempered by wondering if it will be anywhere near as good as the earlier sets.  It seems the pop-culture mashup approach is taking hold.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 05:46:54 PM »
When I say ANS I mean strictly Wackys.  Just realized GPK uses similar vernacular.  Sorry for any confusion.

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 07:45:37 PM »
Thanks, Smokin' Joe, well put!  Can't we all just get along? :)

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 03:06:17 AM »
Joe,   No disrespect to you intended. Your work is stellar. I am tired of having to purchase GPK sets to get Wackies. Topps need to keep the lines separate. It's like having to purchase a Stones LP to get a few Pink Floyd songs when you are not a Stones fan.

Andrew

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2019, 09:50:58 AM »
What you are not seeing in the ads is the candy which is WAY more WP than GPK or at least a perfectly balanced mix. It's essentially a good 'ole WP with a character but the character is a GPK. I've seen them all and any WP fan would want these.

Also, Smokin is right, the GPK success is helping WP. There is definitely a bunch of WP things coming out this year and you will be happy with ALL of them. A lot. Those last few sets, the baseball, 50th and even the movie set are a thing of the past. Stay tuned.

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 10:37:29 AM »
Looking forward to it all!  Smokin' has the best stories, too!  There should be a micro-chip
on specially-marked cards, that when activated, have him telling one of his classics!

That, and a scratch-n-sniff subset, I've always tried to pitch that!   :]

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 10:57:08 AM »
I was going to post a nice image of my 'Leaking Kong' painting but have reconsidered thanks to this less than encouraging response.

Awwww...please?


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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2019, 01:57:24 PM »
I just don't like the idea! First we had to buy Crappy Political wackys to keep wackys going. Then we had to buy Crappy baseball, movie and other shitty sets to keep wackys alive. Now, now we have to buy GPK sets to keep wackys alive.  Wackys only or I quit!



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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2019, 02:20:58 PM »
Looking forward to it all!  Smokin' has the best stories, too!  There should be a micro-chip
on specially-marked cards, that when activated, have him telling one of his classics!

That, and a scratch-n-sniff subset, I've always tried to pitch that!   :]
concur
looking forward to Smokin' Joe's Halloween candy cards, he does fantastic monsters. These sound like they will be a great subset to pick up.

and scratch-n-sniff? how have Wacky's not had that yet? GPK has had them. Seems like a perfect marriage of Wacky products and Wacky smells. Bring 'em!

Offline Zenergizer

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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2019, 05:00:37 PM »
of course, it would be "scratch 'n sniff at your own risk"  ;D

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2019, 01:49:14 PM »
Thanks View Monster, and fooey on the rest of you!!! You're as bad as the GPK 'fans' who start complaining as soon as a new set is announced! I was going to post a nice image of my 'Leaking Kong' painting but have reconsidered thanks to this less than encouraging response.

   Just so you know... GPK sales are whats keeping any hopes of a new Wacky Packages set alive. The more you dis GPK and the GPK/Wacky crossovers, the worse your chances of seeing a new Wacky only release.

 

Sorry. Zero interest in GPK.

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2019, 01:51:53 PM »
Also, Smokin is right, the GPK success is helping WP. There is definitely a bunch of WP things coming out this year and you will be happy with ALL of them. A lot. Those last few sets, the baseball, 50th and even the movie set are a thing of the past. Stay tuned.
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This is great to hear Dave! Thanks for sharing. :great:

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2019, 04:39:22 PM »
of course, it would be "scratch 'n sniff at your own risk"  ;D
Those GPK "Scratch-n-Stink" cards were definitely at your own risk!!  Those things really stunk!!!
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2019, 08:13:10 PM »
What you are not seeing in the ads is the candy which is WAY more WP than GPK or at least a perfectly balanced mix. It's essentially a good 'ole WP with a character but the character is a GPK. I've seen them all and any WP fan would want these.

Also, Smokin is right, the GPK success is helping WP. There is definitely a bunch of WP things coming out this year and you will be happy with ALL of them. A lot. Those last few sets, the baseball, 50th and even the movie set are a thing of the past. Stay tuned.

I mean no disrespect at all to GPK collectors (or artists), but I won't purchase a product for a 1 in whatever chance to get a Wacky-inspired sticker/card.  I'll be honest, I don't understand the connection between the success of GPKs and Wackys, but I don't pretend to have any inside info.  So if Dave and Joe say there is a connection, I'll root for the success of GPKs, but still won't purchase them.  I have felt for the past few months that Wackys are effectively dead.  Your post, Dave, gives me hope.  I'm not interested all that much in most of what the more recent Wackys series themselves have been, but if things that truly are like the Wackys we grew up with (or like the Wackys of ANS 1-6 or so) are coming out soon, I'll happily look forward to what Topps is bringing us.

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2019, 11:29:02 AM »
Hi Wacky fans, Here is a better look at my 'Leaking Kong' movie poster parody painting. It will be part of a Parody Movie Poster subset in the September GPK release 'Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible'. You don't have to go to stores and buy GPK if it isn't your flavor... but you don't have to be critical because it isn't a Wacky only release? Right?!? My hope is you can appreciate it even though its not in a can, box, or wrapper. I have been a Kong fan since I was tiny... really tiny... and wanted to keep a vintage feel to this piece. The gag is based on a classic GPK character 'Drippy Dan'.
  Happy to be keeping parody Non-Sports Cards alive!
  Thanks,
      Smokin' Joe


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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2019, 03:10:09 PM »
Great rework and color match with the original!

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2019, 03:33:14 PM »
Also, Smokin is right, the GPK success is helping WP.
He may be right about that, but his original response was not called for, IMO. I mean no disrespect to anyone here, but last time I checked *looking around me*, we are in America and have a right to our opinion. I am generally glad to get anything Wacky from anywhere...but if I don't like/want GPK, that is my choice, both to "verbalize" here and with my wallet.  'nuff said.

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2019, 05:02:59 PM »
Hi Wacky fans, Here is a better look at my 'Leaking Kong' movie poster parody painting. It will be part of a Parody Movie Poster subset in the September GPK release 'Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible'. You don't have to go to stores and buy GPK if it isn't your flavor... but you don't have to be critical because it isn't a Wacky only release? Right?!? My hope is you can appreciate it even though its not in a can, box, or wrapper. I have been a Kong fan since I was tiny... really tiny... and wanted to keep a vintage feel to this piece. The gag is based on a classic GPK character 'Drippy Dan'.
  Happy to be keeping parody Non-Sports Cards alive!
  Thanks,
      Smokin' Joe



Joe, looks fantastic!  You do such amazing work, and I was happy to chat with you a while in Vegas a few months back. 

Naturally, all of us Wacky fans, including the artists and the good looking, uber-talented concept writers (LOL) share in the frustration of a lack of Wackys.  I never disparage the GPK's and the sets, they're popular, good for Topps and all you artists do such a great job on them!  And I've picked up several of them, too!

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2019, 07:08:02 PM »
Hi Wacky fans, Here is a better look at my 'Leaking Kong' movie poster parody painting. It will be part of a Parody Movie Poster subset in the September GPK release 'Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible'. You don't have to go to stores and buy GPK if it isn't your flavor... but you don't have to be critical because it isn't a Wacky only release? Right?!? My hope is you can appreciate it even though its not in a can, box, or wrapper. I have been a Kong fan since I was tiny... really tiny... and wanted to keep a vintage feel to this piece. The gag is based on a classic GPK character 'Drippy Dan'.
  Happy to be keeping parody Non-Sports Cards alive!
  Thanks,
      Smokin' Joe



Looks great, Joe, and I also have a long-standing affection for the big ape, so kudos to you for blending him into the GPK world.

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2019, 10:59:30 AM »
Hi Wacky fans, Here is a better look at my 'Leaking Kong' movie poster parody painting. It will be part of a Parody Movie Poster subset in the September GPK release 'Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible'. You don't have to go to stores and buy GPK if it isn't your flavor... but you don't have to be critical because it isn't a Wacky only release? Right?!? My hope is you can appreciate it even though its not in a can, box, or wrapper. I have been a Kong fan since I was tiny... really tiny... and wanted to keep a vintage feel to this piece. The gag is based on a classic GPK character 'Drippy Dan'.
  Happy to be keeping parody Non-Sports Cards alive!
  Thanks,
      Smokin' Joe



Joe, truly a superb parody and superb art.  Love all the little touches added in the credits block!  I get that weíre in the middle of a Wacky gap so thanks for including some Wackyness in all the work you do!
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« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2019, 05:17:03 PM »
I love it!

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Re: GPK Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2019, 11:47:31 PM »
Giving the thread a little bump to remind everyone that the set is due out next month (Sept 25th).

Can't wait!

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Re: GPK 2019 S2 Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2019, 08:42:57 AM »
Sigh... Looks like Wacky Packages have been relegated to the ranks of Bathroom Buddies and Gross Bears within GPK releases. And expensive chase sets at that. As a consumer, I feel very... well,  consumed.
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Re: GPK 2019 S2 Revenge of Oh the Horror-ible Wacky subsets
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2019, 01:50:39 PM »
It's all new art not reprints at least. On a side note I started Old School 8 today. Hope that will fill in some of the time. I expect more from Wackys next year.

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2019, 03:13:12 PM »
It's all new art not reprints at least. On a side note I started Old School 8 today. Hope that will fill in some of the time. I expect more from Wackys next year.

That is good news!     :88:
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2019, 03:19:01 PM »
On a side note I started Old School 8 today. Hope that will fill in some of the time. I expect more from Wackys next year.

Best side note I've heard in a while!  Wish next year were this year, but it's nice to know something is in the works. 

 

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