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Offline JasonLiebig

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2020, 10:20:29 AM »
For the 90s redesign it looks like they made the logo italicized. The straight up lettering was the 80s. Also looks like the 90s got more "festive" The little dots were changed to confetti like triangles and are not arranged perfectly and they put one larger
 fruit on the cup (though maybe the other is on the other side, not sure).

I think that settles it.  There's some theoretical wiggle room I suppose, that somehow OJ was using that 1990's design earlier, but it's a deep stretch. Unless you've got something I've never seen that throws in the face of the corroborative evidence I've got here.  And, beyond all that hard evidence, the 90's one just reeks of 90's design.  And the 80's similarly for the 80's.  :-)

But hey, I'm the weirdo packaging historian, and people get this stuff wrong all the time.  Journalists, google-ers.  It's why, once they know, I'm called in to consult on all these period TV shows and films.  This is what I do!   8)
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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2020, 07:57:10 AM »
Another spoiler: 2-XXL






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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2020, 12:14:32 PM »
Oh, that's real good!

Another spoiler: 2-XXL





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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2020, 05:18:18 PM »
Here's another card for Clairol Blenders


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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2020, 07:14:43 PM »
Here's another card for Clairol Blenders


Slamjim: Can you post what E.W. Cereal, Grimlins Cereal, Sliced, Scotch Watch, and Slummit looks like?

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2020, 05:36:19 AM »
Slamjim: Can you post what E.W. Cereal, Grimlins Cereal, Sliced, Scotch Watch, and Slummit looks like?

I super second that.

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2020, 10:21:51 AM »
New spoiler: Cool Ranch Doritos



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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2020, 10:39:36 AM »
New spoiler: Cool Ranch Doritos

Cool...rank, lol.  Shades of OS Freetoes.

Is it supposed to say "TOETILIA CHIPS"? (vs TOETILLA)

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2020, 10:50:35 AM »
Yes, it's Toetilla on the final one. Just switched in the final image
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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2020, 11:53:54 AM »
that 2XXL guy is still adorable!  We can't be body shaming now!

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2020, 02:42:36 PM »
Another spoiler: 2-XXL



Love the dine & dash reference! Of all the deviant behavior I've engaged in, I haven't done that.

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2020, 06:44:14 AM »
Love the dine & dash reference! Of all the deviant behavior I've engaged in, I haven't done that.

"Dine and dash" has nothing to do with restaurant delivery website/app DoorDash.

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2020, 09:10:52 AM »
and the Debbie Downer music continues....

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2020, 12:28:22 PM »
New spoiler: Ketchops



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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2020, 12:54:53 PM »
another great one, Dave!  Looking forward to this set, from all the previews, it looks like another great series!

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2020, 05:35:37 AM »
New spoiler: Ketchops



A UK product? I bet it should have made the 1982 Irish Wacky Packs series.

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2020, 07:32:55 AM »
French fries and ketchup,  :great:

Tube of mashed potato with a ketchup center, yuck.

All kidding aside though, donít remember these at all.  If from UK, that would explain it.
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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2020, 08:57:16 AM »
Ketchips is from the US by Bird's Eye and in the UK as well (like many products).
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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2020, 08:58:28 AM »
Another spoiler: Rainbow Spite


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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2020, 02:24:31 PM »
Ketchips is from the US by Bird's Eye and in the UK as well (like many products).

Boy, I really don't think this one had US distribution, I've never seen it (not that I've seen everything), and I cannot for the life of me find a single mention of it in US sources. 

Whatever the case, I think it's an awesome inclusion (even if only a 1980's UK product). Love it.
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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2020, 01:28:21 PM »
New spoiler: Keggin' Strips




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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2020, 09:21:46 AM »
New spoiler card: Ominous Magazine


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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2020, 09:50:25 AM »
New spoiler card: Ominous Magazine


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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2020, 10:40:33 AM »
Shouldn't it be "Don't push ITS buttons!"?

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2020, 10:45:18 AM »
Shouldn't it be "Don't push ITS buttons!"?

Yes.
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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2020, 11:08:56 AM »
All fixed grammar police!

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2020, 03:29:11 PM »
New spoiler card: Ominous Magazine

Always loved OMNI Magazine, until they started getting all Psychic and Paranormal.  I do have a complete collection of all the US issues.  Here is the cover that the Ominous parody is based on:


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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2020, 06:14:58 PM »
Always loved OMNI Magazine, until they started getting all Psychic and Paranormal.  I do have a complete collection of all the US issues.  Here is the cover that the Ominous parody is based on:


What was the typical content of Omni in its heyday?  Science fiction short stories, serials, etc?  Iíve long known of it, I believe it was a Bob Guccione publication, but I never came across a copy to check it out. 

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2020, 07:55:11 AM »
Always loved OMNI Magazine, until they started getting all Psychic and Paranormal.  I do have a complete collection of all the US issues.  Here is the cover that the Ominous parody is based on:



Besides Omni, remember 2 other science related magazines in the 1980's? - 3-2-1 Contact Magazine and Discover Magazine?

We still have Popular Science magazine.

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2020, 09:50:14 AM »
What was the typical content of Omni in its heyday?  Science fiction short stories, serials, etc?  Iíve long known of it, I believe it was a Bob Guccione publication, but I never came across a copy to check it out.
First published in October 1978 by Guccione (publisher of Penthouse magazine), OMNI touted itself as a Science Fact/Fiction magazine.  When it began, it was mostly filled with interesting genuine science articles about space, physics, earth sciences, medicine, etc.  Each issue would also have three or four short sci-fi stories in it as well that were all usually pretty good.  Back in those early days, I devoured each issue, reading it cover-to-cover.  But as I said, as the magazine continued on, the science articles began to gravitate more towards the realm of UFOs, Psychic Phenomenon and the Paranormal.  By the end of the 1980's, that was pretty much all it seemed to report on.  Heck even the issue that Dave parodied here (July 1982) has on the cover the caption "Link Between Computers and the Paranormal".

I do remember Discover magazine but not the Contact magazine.  I had a subscription to OMNI in the late 80's / early 90's mainly just to keep the collection complete.  I rarely read the whole magazine any longer at that point.  I think it was around 1992 that they stopped publishing OMNI and I remember that I started getting Discover magazine in its place for my subscription.

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2020, 10:07:17 AM »
I remember 3-2-1 Contact and its show-within-a-show, The Bloodhound Gang. It had two main characters - a Black teen girl and a Black teen boy - and a younger White kid that, I think, was a different one in most every episode.

The teen girl would always answer the phone with the line "Bloodhound Detective Agency. Whenever there's trouble, we're there on the double. Mr. Bloodhound isn't here." After that, I always said to myself "...and never will be.", because no one on the team ever saw Mr. Bloodhound or heard his voice, unlike Charles ("Charlie") Townsend in Charlie's Angels where, even if the Angels never saw Charlie, they did hear his voice.
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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2020, 07:02:31 AM »
I do remember Discover magazine but not the Contact magazine.  I had a subscription to OMNI in the late 80's / early 90's mainly just to keep the collection complete.  I rarely read the whole magazine any longer at that point.  I think it was around 1992 that they stopped publishing OMNI and I remember that I started getting Discover magazine in its place for my subscription.
there was an attempt at a re-start a few years ago, and it looked like the magazine would be coming back to newsstands quarterly.
but only the 2017 collector issue ever saw the light of day


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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2020, 04:30:22 PM »
Haven't put a spoiler up in awhile.

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Re: Wacky Packages Old School 9 SPOILERS
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2020, 07:31:46 PM »
Haven't put a spoiler up in awhile.

Here's Satan Cigarettes


It spoofs Satin Cigarettes.