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Offline ToadallyDude

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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #70 on: September 05, 2021, 07:27:12 PM »
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I wonder who has the original art for this one, and what their selling price is...

Duane use to have the art to Fool-Aid, and I would have liked to buy it as well.  But it was just always referred to as "not for sale".  And that usually meant there was no trade or offer that would work.  But that's a lot of years ago.  And my waning brain seems to remember that it finally jumped ship at some point.  I had predicted all the art would be in one place by now.  But I know much of it still isn't.  Although, the best titles are.  I still can't believe that BumChex and Shotwheels were unearthed literally a couple miles from where I lived at the time.  I'd sure like to know if every 1-16 piece has finally been accounted for now.  When I got out, there was still at least 100 pieces I didn't know the definite location of.

Offline Swiski

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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2021, 06:03:18 PM »
Another Lost Wacky that was printed for the first time in the 1980 reprint set. It made another appearance later on in Flashback.
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Offline MadMike

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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #72 on: September 09, 2021, 12:18:19 AM »
I wonder why it was put into that set. I wouldnít be asking if there were other lost wackys that were selected for the set also. Just seems weird that there is only one that is not a reprint.

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« Reply #73 on: September 09, 2021, 04:28:31 AM »
I wonder why it was put into that set. I wouldnít be asking if there were other lost wackys that were selected for the set also. Just seems weird that there is only one that is not a reprint.

I wonder that myself  :-\

Offline mikecho

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« Reply #74 on: September 09, 2021, 07:03:55 AM »
I wonder that myself  :-\
I know what you mean; I just thought of something myself: if Topps could do one out of three lost Wackys from the 12th Series, why couldn't they have done the other two and finished the job instead of waiting a few decades and well into the next century to do it?

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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2021, 12:28:20 PM »
The short answer is that there is no institutional memory. They have a very steady turnover at Topps, and "Continuity" has never been a high priority. I would be surprised if most of the staff even had any idea about this issue. Most were probably born after the artwork was painted, and it isn't even on their radar. To them, it is "ancient history".

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« Reply #76 on: September 09, 2021, 12:36:06 PM »
The short answer is that there is no institutional memory. They have a very steady turnover at Topps, and "Continuity" has never been a high priority. I would be surprised if most of the staff even had any idea about this issue. Most were probably born after the artwork was painted, and it isn't even on their radar. To them, it is "ancient history".

At work we call things like this "institutional knowledge."  It can vanish very quickly!

Offline JasonLiebig

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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2021, 04:43:47 PM »
At work we call things like this "institutional knowledge."  It can vanish very quickly!

Topps actually does pretty well in a lot of cases, since they're somewhat of a publisher, but boy you should see how most consumer product companies do on this front. Badly.

In my expertise of food and candy and so forth, institutional knowledge is non-existent. I recently debunked the internet's widely spread assertion of when Skittles first came to market, and even the Mars website was wrong on this. For the record, dates varied on the history, but the earliest anyone (including Mars) had was 1974. It was 1971. 

And look at the story around Flamin' Hot Cheetos origins. An employee has apparently been taking credit for their invention the last dozen years (they came out in 1990-91) and someone finally did an investigation into it and found his claims lacking and likely not terribly valid.  And that's just from 1990 - that's how quick things drop off the map.  It is, most days, still shocking to me.
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Offline MoldRush

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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2021, 05:59:40 PM »
Topps actually does pretty well in a lot of cases, since they're somewhat of a publisher, but boy you should see how most consumer product companies do on this front. Badly.

In my expertise of food and candy and so forth, institutional knowledge is non-existent. I recently debunked the internet's widely spread assertion of when Skittles first came to market, and even the Mars website was wrong on this. For the record, dates varied on the history, but the earliest anyone (including Mars) had was 1974. It was 1971. 

And look at the story around Flamin' Hot Cheetos origins. An employee has apparently been taking credit for their invention the last dozen years (they came out in 1990-91) and someone finally did an investigation into it and found his claims lacking and likely not terribly valid.  And that's just from 1990 - that's how quick things drop off the map.  It is, most days, still shocking to me.
Iím a bit of a true crime buff, and I consistently find that when I first read a book on a case I already know a lot about, the writers get so much of the basic information wrong - dates, locations, crime scene details and such.  The margin of error is never that great, but how hard is it to do some basic fact-checking once youíve made the commitment to writing a 300-page book?  Just kind of cheapens the reading experience.  If they couldnít be bothered to confirm easily verifiable information, how can you trust the accuracy of the rest of their story?

Offline Swiski

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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2021, 10:19:38 AM »
Next Lost Wacky is The Clodfather compared to The Godfather novelization. I searched everywhere to find this particular printing of the book with tilted yellow lettering on the cover. Maybe the artwork was completed at a later time and inspired by the Godfather Part II movie poster?



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Re: Parody Comparison to the Real Products - Part 2!
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2021, 10:35:25 PM »
Next Lost Wacky is The Clodfather compared to The Godfather novelization. I searched everywhere to find this particular printing of the book with tilted yellow lettering on the cover. Maybe the artwork was completed at a later time and inspired by the Godfather Part II movie poster?



Oh man... I miss that one.  It was the only black piece I ever had.  Always thought it would look really cool next to Famous Mobsters.  But that was definitely wasn't available.  Gums would make a nice companion piece too.