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Offline RawGoo

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2020, 11:58:45 AM »
Hey Neil!

Any more insider details you can share with us? :)

Aside from the teaser title that Topps sent out today, I think we are going to have to wait.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2020, 12:03:54 PM »
Aside from the teaser title that Topps sent out today, I think we are going to have to wait.

Iím thinking youíre right about that. Will be interesting to see the format and if there will be extras. Iím kinda hoping itís just a straight set you buy each week. No sketches. Keeping things simple. The checklist at the end of the month sounds great. Hope itís somehow 9 pieces and makes the puzzle!

Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2020, 12:12:58 PM »
Iím thinking youíre right about that. Will be interesting to see the format and if there will be extras. Iím kinda hoping itís just a straight set you buy each week. No sketches. Keeping things simple. The checklist at the end of the month sounds great. Hope itís somehow 9 pieces and makes the puzzle!
I expect itíll be very similar to the current weekly GPK sets, which is also the same lineup of five artists doing one card each.
They started with a simple 5x2 set (10 cards) @ $20 for all of April, and now for May they have introduced one parallel card with the set, giving 11 cards at the same $20.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2020, 12:13:43 PM »
I'm still confused why Wacky Packages can't be like the GPK - available in boxes, packs, blaster boxes, etc. at retail outlets. I'm really excited ANS is back, especially with the artists involved, but 5 titles a week x $15 to $20 each is an expensive way to put set together. Now I'm reading that the bulk ordering thing is gone?
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« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2020, 12:22:15 PM »
I'm still confused why Wacky Packages can't be like the GPK - available in boxes, packs, blaster boxes, etc. at retail outlets. I'm really excited ANS is back, especially with the artists involved, but 5 titles a week x $15 to $20 each is an expensive way to put set together. Now I'm reading that the bulk ordering thing is gone?
I asked a similar question on a post I made on 3/22/20 called "Possible fate of Wackys in brick-and-mortar stores?" if you - or anyone else - would like to look.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2020, 12:25:40 PM »
I expect itíll be very similar to the current weekly GPK sets, which is also the same lineup of five artists doing one card each.
They started with a simple 5x2 set (10 cards) @ $20 for all of April, and now for May they have introduced one parallel card with the set, giving 11 cards at the same $20.

The best thing about this is consistent Wackies. Fingers crossed these sets are well supported by the fans. These artists have gone to bat for us here. We need to show them that weíre not all about the talk. If sets like these are what it takes to re-ignite Topps to green light more sets. Iím all about it. With these upcoming sets, Neilís Attacky Packages and Davidís Old School Sets. Iím a happy guy here.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2020, 12:37:14 PM »
The best thing about this is consistent Wackies. Fingers crossed these sets are well supported by the fans. These artists have gone to bat for us here. We need to show them that weíre not all about the talk. If sets like these are what it takes to re-ignite Topps to green light more sets. Iím all about it. With these upcoming sets, Neilís Attacky Packages and Davidís Old School Sets. Iím a happy guy here.

Agreed, I'm looking forward to consistent Wackys, and I intend to support them.  Not particularly happy with the weekly model though - seems like a lot of materials and energy wasted in processing and shipping.  I'd prefer a once a month complete set.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2020, 12:59:11 PM »
What I miss are the uncut sheets Topps used to sell.

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« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2020, 01:00:01 PM »
Not particularly happy with the weekly model though - seems like a lot of materials and energy wasted in processing and shipping.  I'd prefer a once a month complete set.

Agreed, but it does bring back childhood memories of only getting to the store about once a week to buy Wacky Packages.  If you waited a whole month, it seems like a new series was already out.

What I miss are the uncut sheets Topps used to sell.

Me too.  I'm a big fan of uncut sheets.  That's what I typically buy from Kickstarter projects.
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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2020, 01:21:55 PM »
Crunch Boogers was snot what I was hoping for in terms of new Wackies.

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« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2020, 06:49:54 PM »
Crunch Boogers was snot what I was hoping for in terms of new Wackies.

It's the only one with snot and gross-out humor (that I know of). The rest from everyone does not have that. But it does fit perfectly into ANS1

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« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2020, 07:08:52 PM »
Sneak peak of four of them on FB
Just linking, so no spoilers

https://postimg.cc/F10b5t2Q

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« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2020, 08:06:35 PM »
Crunch Boogers was snot what I was hoping for in terms of new Wackies.

Agree.
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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2020, 09:21:47 PM »
I guess with 4 sets of 5 each month...if the cards have puzzle backs that could be 2 different puzzles and 2 checklist cards.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2020, 03:31:42 AM »
Great to know Topps launches a NEW Wacky Packages Series today.  We needed this during lockdown. Humor and the talent of the Big Five WP Artists will help us stay sane. So great to know we will have something to look forward to each Wednesday.

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« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2020, 08:31:18 AM »
... will help us stay sane.
Too late for some of us.

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« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2020, 09:08:25 AM »
I noticed the email from Topps this morning (5/6/20) did not mention the new Wacky cards, Perhaps this afternoon.
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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2020, 09:55:10 AM »
we've got cards!

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-all-new-series-week-1.html

$15 per pack
($135 for 10 packs)

Each pack will contain 5 brand new wacky stickers and 2 chase stickers including Ludlows, Coupons and the return of Wonky Packages.

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ē 5 base stickers, puzzle backs
ē 2 of 3 chase stickers (Red Ludlow Back, Coupon Back, Wonky Packages)

Subject List

ē Crunch Boogies
ē Thick Tac
ē Chips Destroy
ē Magic Meatballs
ē Slay
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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2020, 10:04:19 AM »
Looks like no bulk ordering discount, eh?

Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2020, 10:06:55 AM »
Looks like no bulk ordering discount, eh?
there is, the same 10% they're doing with the GPKs and others.
Giving $135 for a bundle of 10 sets (vs $150)

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2020, 10:09:17 AM »
I guess what I'm getting at, is there is little to no point in doing a bulk order for the forum, correct? the savings isn't worth the effort...

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2020, 10:10:02 AM »
we've got cards!

https://www.topps.com/2020-topps-wacky-packages-all-new-series-week-1.html

$15 per pack
($135 for 10 packs)

Each pack will contain 5 brand new wacky stickers and 2 chase stickers including Ludlows, Coupons and the return of Wonky Packages.

Configuration

ē 5 base stickers, puzzle backs
ē 2 of 3 chase stickers (Red Ludlow Back, Coupon Back, Wonky Packages)

Subject List

ē Crunch Boogies
ē Thick Tac
ē Chips Destroy
ē Magic Meatballs
ē Slay

So does each card have a puzzle back, a coupon back and a Ludlow back? So each card has 3 backs? Are the wonky ones the back of Baby Rant? Is this a bonus card?  Can anyone clarify?
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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2020, 10:15:15 AM »
I guess what I'm getting at, is there is little to no point in doing a bulk order for the forum, correct? the savings isn't worth the effort...
Right. Itís a piddling amount. $1.50 a set. So even after a month (4 sets), the savings is $6, which is maybe $1 over what it would cost for me to resend. Not worth the time or effort.
It may be worthwhile if participants are all buying 2 or more sets a week

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« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2020, 10:19:08 AM »
So does each card have a puzzle back, a coupon back and a Ludlow back? So each card has 3 backs? Are the wonky ones the backs of the 2 chase cards? Can anyone clarify?
My guess ( but need the artists to weigh in)
Wonky is its own card - both front and back are shown.
Coupon and ludlow are alternate backs of the five base cards
So base cards total 15, counting all back variations, and there is one Wonky.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2020, 10:19:34 AM »
I wish the Wonky Packages entry was an automatic bonus. So you're gambling if you just buy one set. Some weeks you might get the Wonky, some you don't. I need to be firm on my budget and purchase just the one set. They look great and worth the money. The parodies look top notch!!

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« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2020, 10:20:26 AM »
My guess ( but need the artists to weigh in)
Wonky is its own card - both front and back are shown.
Coupon and ludlow are alternate backs of the five base cards
So base cards total 15, counting all back variations, and there is one Wonky.

Thank you! So the Baby Rant is some sort of Bonus card?

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2020, 10:23:40 AM »
Iíll most likely order 3 sets. More than happy to sell the extra 2 sets or trade for the alternate card backs. Let the trading begin.

Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2020, 10:24:06 AM »
Thank you! So the Baby Rant is some sort of Bonus card?
Thatís how I see it.
The Wonkys are a chase set/bonus card, possibly just one title per week?
I expect are all reworking of classic Wacky's.

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2020, 10:26:53 AM »
So does each card have a puzzle back, a coupon back and a Ludlow back? So each card has 3 backs?  Is Baby Rant a bonus card? 

YES, YES and NO. Baby Rant is the Wonky card. One per week each week.


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« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2020, 10:26:59 AM »
Really appreciate you helping with clarifying this :) Once we know the format it makes it easier to figure out how many we need to order :)

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« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2020, 10:28:06 AM »
YES, YES and NO. Baby Rant is the Wonky card. One per week each week.

So no to the Ludlow back for each card?

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2020, 10:31:22 AM »
YES, YES and NO. Baby Rant is the Wonky card. One per week each week.

I do believe I'm extra dense today.........  can't quite figure out what to order to have a chance at one of everything.  Maybe I'll just not worry about the alternate backs.

And, is this print on Demand, or might they sell out before the week is up?

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Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2020, 10:33:52 AM »
Can someone help me figure out why I can't apply my $5 rewards to these?

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« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2020, 10:36:09 AM »
Can someone help me figure out why I can't apply my $5 rewards to these?
Those are only good for topps now products and these arenít those.

Re: Wacky Packages All New Weekly Series
« Reply #69 on: May 06, 2020, 10:37:25 AM »
So no to the Ludlow back for each card?
Neil said yes to that