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Offline Tie Boot Tea

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Irish Wackys Versus Actual Packaging
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:00:02 PM »
Hi, all.  I don't post much around here, but I thought I would share with you some of the products for the Irish set.  I used to live in UK, so I was familiar with these products and got a kick out of the Wacky versions.

















































Offline drono

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Irish Wackys Versus Actual Packaging
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 01:47:14 PM »
Very cool!  I don't think a dog food named "Chum" would do well in the U.S. 

Offline Swiski

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 03:08:10 PM »
This is awesome! I was considering doing a parody to real product comparison in the other thread, but this completes it already!

Offline Tie Boot Tea

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 04:06:49 PM »
I should finish up the list - which was a bit of a challenge.  I could only find the German version of Trill budgie food.  And the stork margarine and Dulux were really hard to find. 

The fun thing about Dulux paint is that they used the company's mascot in the Wacky, even though its not on the packaging.






















Offline MoldRush

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Re: Irish Wackys Versus Actual Packaging
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2020, 04:55:56 PM »
The only product Iíve seen here stateside is the Dunhill cigarettes.  I used to see certain UK brands for sale back when I was a smoker.  Rothmanís was another one, if I remember the name correctly.  But my favorites here are Long Line beer (those tiny people remind me of Czechlets) and Doglix - the pooch reminds me a bit of my little guy.

Offline Gurgle

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Re: Irish Wackys Versus Actual Packaging
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 05:10:41 PM »
Nice job!

I should finish up the list - which was a bit of a challenge.  I could only find the German version of Trill budgie food.  And the stork margarine and Dulux were really hard to find. 

The fun thing about Dulux paint is that they used the company's mascot in the Wacky, even though its not on the packaging.






















Offline Kook

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 07:00:47 PM »
Thanks for the images! Nice to see where the wackys came from!!

Offline Alexeirex

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2020, 08:13:43 PM »
Any USA artists worked on this set? The artwork is pretty good...
RYep

Offline NationalSpittoon

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2020, 02:34:12 AM »
Iíve always had an affinity for certain titles in this set. Kick Kat, Hate and Kill, Kill, etc. Aside from a few 1985 titles, these are the best from the 80ís in my opinion.

Offline quas

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2020, 03:41:43 AM »
Thanks so much for posting these!!
Marc

Offline crackedjerk

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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2020, 02:58:14 AM »
Good stuff!  Thanks for posting these.  I've always had a soft spot for the Irish Wackys, even though I didn't know any of the products (well, except for Kit Kat).  I used to own the original art for Doglon, which I still think is a great Wacky.