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Offline BattleCaps

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2021, 02:47:18 PM »
This is going to be tough with the sticker variations for all 9 of the base stickers.
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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2021, 04:27:40 PM »
I believe that you have the chance of receiving a whole set with the variations. You either get the whole set of variations or the standard set. At least, this is how I read it. 

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2021, 04:53:05 PM »
I wish Topps would give odds of getting a variation.

I read it as getting variations randomly inserted within each set, similar with what was done with the Wacky Ads.

Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2021, 06:23:39 PM »
discussion over in this thread, with that question posed to Neil

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=6395.msg118556#msg118556

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2021, 06:15:10 AM »
This set includes my first contribution to this series. Neil did a super job giving my Pell Mell concept a vintage feel. It shouldn't be too hard guessing which classic it spoofs!

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2021, 07:19:32 AM »
This set includes my first contribution to this series. Neil did a super job giving my Pell Mell concept a vintage feel. It shouldn't be too hard guessing which classic it spoofs!

I just purchased the set from Topps.  I really loved series 4, which is the only other Attacky Packages set I have been able to find...  Jeff

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2021, 07:20:19 AM »
I have not bought Attacky Packages before. Are these considered Wackies? I am having trouble getting into the always horrible Topps Web Site. I finally got through. It appears they are Mars Attacks themed Wackys?
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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2021, 09:10:14 AM »
I have not bought Attacky Packages before. Are these considered Wackies? I am having trouble getting into the always horrible Topps Web Site. I finally got through. It appears they are Mars Attacks themed Wackys?

Hi John,

Not sure if there's a definitive description for "Attacky Packages". Depending on the fan, some prefer to think of them as Wacky Packages with a Mars theme. Others refer to them as Mars Attacks with a wacky theme! Anyway, I think no matter which camp you're in, they're meant to be fun for everyone!

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2021, 09:45:43 AM »
"You've got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" "No, you've got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" Two great tastes that tasted great together....

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2021, 11:00:38 AM »
I came up with the ideas for the Cereal cards and Neil worked his magic and made the concepts better and the final art looks great with very bold color!!!

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2021, 02:53:54 PM »
I just bought a set. It sucks that they charge sales tax. I used to buy these sets from eBay due to no tax, but those days are over.

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2021, 09:01:47 AM »
Hi John,

Not sure if there's a definitive description for "Attacky Packages". Depending on the fan, some prefer to think of them as Wacky Packages with a Mars theme. Others refer to them as Mars Attacks with a wacky theme! Anyway, I think no matter which camp you're in, they're meant to be fun for everyone!

 I love Attacky Packages, as they combine my love for the original Wacky Packages 1-16 series and Mars Attacks!

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2021, 09:33:08 AM »
I just bought a set. It sucks that they charge sales tax. I used to buy these sets from eBay due to no tax, but those days are over.

I just bought a set and noticed that too.  When did that start?  I don't recall it before.  I haven't bought the monthly sets for a while, instead picking up base sets on ebay.

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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2021, 12:49:56 PM »
I just bought a set and noticed that too.  When did that start?  I don't recall it before.  I haven't bought the monthly sets for a while, instead picking up base sets on ebay.

Topps has always charged sales tax on sales to New York State customers (even at their table at the Allentown show!); I think it changed to everyone maybe 2 years ago?  I have paid approximately $2,050 in sales tax on Topps purchases this year  >( >(    That includes sales tax on shipping charges, but their free "smartpost" is so unreliable that I just gave up on it.
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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2021, 02:50:37 PM »
I just bought a set and noticed that too.  When did that start?  I don't recall it before.  I haven't bought the monthly sets for a while, instead picking up base sets on ebay.

I'm in FL. I want to say Topps started charging tax about 2 years ago. eBay a few months ago. I used to check eBay first for just about everything. Now it's one of the last places I check due to tax. There are still some states that don't require tax on internet sales and even in my state some sites charge it and some don't. It's really hit and miss and there seems to be no consistency to it. Obviously, I look for sellers that don't charge it.

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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2021, 05:00:20 PM »
Topps has always charged sales tax on sales to New York State customers (even at their table at the Allentown show!); I think it changed to everyone maybe 2 years ago?  I have paid approximately $2,050 in sales tax on Topps purchases this year  >( >(    That includes sales tax on shipping charges, but their free "smartpost" is so unreliable that I just gave up on it.

$2050 in sales tax on the Topps site alone??? OMG
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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2021, 12:30:36 AM »
Shocked me, too, when I added it up last night.  Maybe next year I will just buy my Wackys here.

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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2021, 07:07:53 AM »
Topps has always charged sales tax on sales to New York State customers (even at their table at the Allentown show!); I think it changed to everyone maybe 2 years ago?  I have paid approximately $2,050 in sales tax on Topps purchases this year  >( >(    That includes sales tax on shipping charges, but their free "smartpost" is so unreliable that I just gave up on it.

So if the tax rate is 5%, then you spent 20x that much at Topps?  That's a lotta Wackys; you should be an MVC!

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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2021, 08:41:52 AM »
So if the tax rate is 5%, then you spent 20x that much at Topps?  That's a lotta Wackys; you should be an MVC!

Unfortunately, my tax rate is more like 9%.

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2021, 10:42:57 AM »
Here are some sketch inserts Neil asked me to post for him. 





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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2021, 04:02:45 PM »
Here are some sketch inserts Neil asked me to post for him. 





NICE!!!!
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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2021, 06:38:56 PM »
Here are some sketch inserts Neil asked me to post for him. 





Those look great!  While I'm not expecting to get one, I'll keep fingers crossed that I'll be happily surprised.

Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2021, 12:03:59 PM »
Print Run:  1166

Good number for a great Celestial Show!

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2021, 01:41:49 PM »
Good news about the sales numbers.  :great:

Always one of my favorite sets.

Fingers crossed on the collation of the coupons and variations.

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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2021, 01:57:45 PM »
Good news about the sales numbers.  :great:

Always one of my favorite sets.

Fingers crossed on the collation of the coupons and variations.

Maybe now that it is too late for us to order Topps will deign to tell us about the variation distribution.

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2021, 05:43:19 PM »
Is that a new record high for Attackys??

Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2021, 12:38:25 PM »
Is that a new record high for Attackys??
yes.

caveat:  series 3 sold more packs (1916), but that # needs to be divided by 3, as it took three packs to build a base set.

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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2021, 01:22:09 PM »
yes.

caveat:  series 3 sold more packs (1916), but that # needs to be divided by 3, as it took three packs to build a base set.

Yep, that set was a pain!!  If I recall correctly, the sticker titles were random in the packs.

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2022, 05:33:38 PM »
Shipping!!!     :great:

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2022, 05:39:18 PM »
Shipping!!!     :great:

Got mine too! I used free shipping, so will be seeing many pics before I get my sets -
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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2022, 07:46:39 AM »
Received a shipping notice Monday as well.
And with my supposed “Overnight” shipping, I expect that I’ll get them by Friday.

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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2022, 11:53:00 AM »
Received a shipping notice Monday as well.
And with my supposed “Overnight” shipping, I expect that I’ll get them by Friday.

According to tracking, my sets will be here by 8 pm, but as of 2:50 pm Fedex doesn't even have the package  :-\ :-\

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Re: Attacky Packages Series 5 On Sale Now
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2022, 08:41:08 PM »
received mine and went thru them.  I have to take the time to weed out the variations, but the coupon backs are cool. I got one sketch card out of 20 sets ordered

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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2022, 02:42:09 AM »
received mine and went thru them.  I have to take the time to weed out the variations, but the coupon backs are cool. I got one sketch card out of 20 sets ordered
Congrats on getting them first. Please post a pic of your sketch and of some of the Vari's next to normal version cards.

Thanks,  Andrew

 

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