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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2020, 09:35:25 AM »
I saw Styx in concert last fall.  Only original members still touring with them are Tommy Shaw, JY, and Chuck Panozzo.  They did really sound awesome.

I also saw Foreigner last fall and there were NO original members in the band!  Mick Jones was supposed to be with them but he could not perform due to health reasons.  At some point, you got to stop touring under the original band name if there are no original members left!  Or call it what it is, a cover band.
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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2020, 10:56:55 AM »
Hey Neil! How long until you find out how many sold?

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2020, 01:39:41 PM »
Hey Neil! How long until you find out how many sold?

I hope it was a LOT!

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2020, 01:45:06 PM »
Agreed! Maybe we can get that binder with the 4th series!  8)

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2020, 02:02:23 PM »
Only original members still touring with them are Tommy Shaw, JY, and Chuck Panozzo.
That's most of them, only leaving DeYoung out since John Panozzo died in the mid-90s.   :'(
[Technically, Shaw isn't original, but pretty close...]   ;)

K, no more Styx talk now....

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« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2020, 03:26:11 PM »
Awesome!  Thanks.  40 years of mystery solved.  I never bothered searching it online for some reason.  So, what about that weird echoed voice at the beginning of "Fooling Yourself"?  Sounds like a rocket countdown, but is totally intelligible.  I miss Styx.  Well, 'pre-Mr.Roboto' Styx, I mean.  Cool Styx.

Sorry... no more non-Wacky talk.  Got distracted by the lyrics.  No need to migrate this one to another thread.  Wackys Wackys Wackys... Hopeless Snowballs, Scary Lee, etc...
I know what you mean about Styx. My brother was a fan of them almost from the beginning.

In fact, my high school class graduation song was "The Best of Times" from Paradise Theater. I still have that album on CD.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2020, 03:36:26 PM »
You know, Neil, if you look at page 3 of ALL NEW TOPPS "ATTACKY PACKAGES" SET NOW AVAILABLE!!!, you'll see how many are left to go.

I've been keeping track of them and there's a lot of them that haven't been published yet. There's also a few Dinosaurs Attack! ones and a few Mars Attacks/Judge Dredd ones that haven't been published yet, either.

Just thought you'd like to know.
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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2020, 03:53:40 PM »
I saw Styx in concert last fall.  Only original members still touring with them are Tommy Shaw, JY, and Chuck Panozzo.  They did really sound awesome.

I also saw Foreigner last fall and there were NO original members in the band!  Mick Jones was supposed to be with them but he could not perform due to health reasons.  At some point, you got to stop touring under the original band name if there are no original members left!  Or call it what it is, a cover band.

This past Spring I saw Dennis DeYoung perform the Grand Illusion for the 40th anniversary. Besides the grey hair you'd never know it was 2019. Styx is coming in March but I was outvoted 3-1 for some b.s. murder mystery crapfest on the same day as Styx.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2020, 08:03:37 AM »
Got my shipping notice From fedex this morning. Weíll see when they arrive!

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2020, 03:21:48 PM »
Fedex updated my shipping status today, and one package should be here Saturday!  It will give me some time to sort, and probably even mail out sets the same day if anyone still wants one.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2020, 03:39:27 PM »
Unfortunately I haven't been excited for WP's in a while but I hope these bring me out of my funk. Arriving Saturday from Florida. Florida?

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2020, 07:39:20 PM »
Florida?
Thatís where theyíre printed.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2020, 01:45:19 PM »
My first wave came today. The rest to follow on Saturday.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2020, 03:09:56 PM »
The Wacky Gods have smiled upon me!    :0012398:






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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2020, 03:11:42 PM »
The Wacky Gods have smiled upon me!    :0012398:






This is how I pulled them out of the black boxes.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2020, 07:43:50 PM »
Mine were shipped on Wednesday and aren't scheduled to arrive 'til Tuesday.  Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2020, 02:38:41 PM »
Feb-7th, So Cal... mine haven't arrived yet.  (in case anyone's keeping track)  Can't wait to see them, though.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2020, 04:38:11 PM »
I just received mine this afternoon and on first perusal, the collation of these was MUCH better than for the previous set.

That must be the case, because I'm usually never this lucky  :P


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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2020, 07:06:08 AM »
The Wacky Gods have smiled upon me!    :0012398:






Nice!

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2020, 07:07:29 AM »
Mine were shipped on Wednesday and aren't scheduled to arrive 'til Tuesday.  Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry.

Good song!

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2020, 08:11:21 AM »
I just received mine this afternoon and on first perusal, the collation of these was MUCH better than for the previous set.

That must be the case, because I'm usually never this lucky  :P

I'm not doing so well - 10 packs so far and not a single base set, plus four doubles on the Crudlows.

Update - 30 packs in and still short one title for a Crudlow set.......  1 sketch, will post a scan later.
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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2020, 01:44:34 PM »
LOL! Actually, I didn't know this myself, but a little Googling solved it. They say "Hey, hey, hey, hey, eight, skate, seven on the rotate".

So....WTF does that mean? It's a term in the game of craps. I wasn't able to find out any more detail than that, except JY suggested it be included because the guys used to play craps a lot (while recording this album, I imagine). And, the verbal rhythm fits well into the intro, eh?
Just one of many vinyl LPs we had back in the day where the record sleeve had no printed lyrics, so we were left to guess...

Thereís a pretty good music lyrics website azlyrics.com, where you can find the words to just about anything from well-established bands and solo artists.  Itís unauthorized though, posted by fans I guess, so you canít necessarily trust everything you see 100%.  Iím sure when an artist provides lyrics with their recordings, those accurate lyrics find their way onto the site, but otherwise there may be the occasional mistake.  Iíve found one or two myself.

There are what look like accurate lyrics to R.E.M., which is baffling because I had most of their records and they never included lyrics, plus Stipe was always a bit mumby, so they were always a challenge for me.

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2020, 03:45:15 PM »
10 packs purchased.

Yays: Good mix of cards, 3 complete base sets, 5 leftover base cards (no doubles), 10 Crudlows with no doubles(wow!).

Boos: NO sketch  :sad:

Despite no sketch, this set of Attackys had WAY better collation than the previous set (at least in my case).
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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2020, 04:35:46 PM »
Good mix of cards,
Similar - a very good mix of base cards, consistently had three different sets of five in the packs, making a base set every three packs.
also a great distribution of Crudlows, and made a full set with some extras.
and a sketch card, woo hoo!

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2020, 04:25:45 AM »
Despite the poor collation at the beginning (37 packs for a Crudlow set), after all the opening of 100 packs (no small task!!) I ended up with 5 Crudlow sets and a sixth missing just 1 sticker.  Up until pack 81, I only had 2 sketches, but I pulled 2 in the last 19 packs.  Still, just 4 out of 100, which is disappointing.

I love the titles!  And, the images are larger than the Old School 8 images, which is nice.  Maybe Topps was listening to our requests, I hope? 

Here's another suggestion for Topps: next time, please stop the crazy waste of packaging materials!  I have an entire trash bag filled with plastic wrapped cardboard boxes and hard foam inserts.  The jewel cases with the soft foam protect the 6 cards quite well.  Maybe the problem is that the sketch packs would show?  How about a thin, sealed black wrapper/baggie over each pack instead of all the rest?
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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2020, 05:45:41 AM »
Despite the poor collation at the beginning (37 packs for a Crudlow set), after all the opening of 100 packs (no small task!!) I ended up with 5 Crudlow sets and a sixth missing just 1 sticker.  Up until pack 81, I only had 2 sketches, but I pulled 2 in the last 19 packs.  Still, just 4 out of 100, which is disappointing.

I love the titles!  And, the images are larger than the Old School 8 images, which is nice.  Maybe Topps was listening to our requests, I hope? 

Here's another suggestion for Topps: next time, please stop the crazy waste of packaging materials!  I have an entire trash bag filled with plastic wrapped cardboard boxes and hard foam inserts.  The jewel cases with the soft foam protect the 6 cards quite well.  Maybe the problem is that the sketch packs would show?  How about a thin, sealed black wrapper/baggie over each pack instead of all the rest?

Agree.  Especially since these come straight to the customer instead of going to some retail store first.
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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2020, 11:19:36 AM »
All in all, it looks like the collation was great.

Did anyone get a color sketch card?

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2020, 11:55:41 AM »
All in all, it looks like the collation was great.

Did anyone get a color sketch card?

After I got through the first 40 or so packs, my collation evened out, but many of the three stickers (3, 5, and 9) I was short of were in the last packs. 

Here are the two I pulled this morning in my final 19 packs - one color!  The other two (both black and white) I believe I left at my mother's house last night.  Anyway, these two look much better in person, think I changed the settings on the scanner again for something for work.......


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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2020, 07:07:43 PM »
Pat, so cool!  Those are the best two sketches Iíve seen so far!

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« Reply #64 on: February 10, 2020, 02:59:06 PM »
Feb 10th... still don't have mine in So. Cal.  Anyone else get theirs in this area?

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« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2020, 03:09:52 PM »
Dude, I am also in So Cal and mine isnít scheduled to arrive until Friday!

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« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2020, 06:29:53 PM »
How cool would these be if they came in a wax wrapper????  Plastic wrap, a cardboard box, foam insert, plastic case and another foam insert. OR  1 wax wrapper?    am I nuts?



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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2020, 08:26:51 PM »
Feb 10th... still don't have mine in So. Cal.  Anyone else get theirs in this area?
Still waiting in the SF Bay Area!
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« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2020, 12:12:44 AM »
Dude, I am also in So Cal and mine isnít scheduled to arrive until Friday!

That's awful. 

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Re: ATTACKY PACKAGES SERIES 2 HAVE LANDED!
« Reply #69 on: February 11, 2020, 03:09:01 AM »
Here in Indiana, I am showing delivery by end of Wednesday 2/12.
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