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Offline 70s_Kid

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Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« on: November 17, 2022, 09:43:12 PM »
I remember as an 8 year old in 1973 never being able to acquire these elusive stickers to complete my 4th series set.  So, when I discovered the original series stickers in the mid 90's on Ebay, these were 2 of the first stickers I looked for.  To this day, other than series 3 these 2 stickers have the most nostalgic value for me.... your thoughts?

Offline freetoes

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Re: Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2022, 06:18:49 AM »
I started collecting with Series 4, after those two titles were pulled. Bum and Choke didn't appear on the checklist, and I never knew they existed until I rediscovered Wackys 25 years later.

For reasons of nostalgia, Series 4 remains my favorite.






Online drono

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Re: Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2022, 07:08:17 AM »
I never knew they existed either until the early 80s.  I had a hard time finding Windhex to complete my set.  I finally had to trade to someone who had stuck it on their notebook.  I peeled it and put it on the back of another sticker.

Offline jleonard1967

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Re: Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2022, 07:22:07 AM »
I never knew they existed either until the early 80s.  I had a hard time finding Windhex to complete my set.  I finally had to trade to someone who had stuck it on their notebook.  I peeled it and put it on the back of another sticker.
Now that is a die hard collector!!!

Offline MoldRush

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Re: Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2022, 11:14:23 AM »
I remember as an 8 year old in 1973 never being able to acquire these elusive stickers to complete my 4th series set.  So, when I discovered the original series stickers in the mid 90's on Ebay, these were 2 of the first stickers I looked for.  To this day, other than series 3 these 2 stickers have the most nostalgic value for me.... your thoughts?
Sounds like the switch to Windhex/Mess Claroil had already occurred but the original Choke/Bum checklists we’re still in the packs you were getting.  Do you remember finding the two new titles and wondering why they didn’t appear on your checklists?  That would be the clincher.

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Re: Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2022, 05:37:25 PM »
I had bum chex and choke wagon I'd never heard of windhex and mess claro till I recollected in the 1990s.   Windhex and mess  have no nostalgic value to me.
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Offline Gurgle

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Re: Bum Chex/Choke Wagon
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2022, 08:25:11 PM »
I knew Bum and Choke existed because they where still on the checklists but I never was able to get them. I got a glimpse of a Choke Wagon stuck on a girl's notebook and life felt so unfair because I was sure it meant little to her yet it meant the world to me. I didn't even know what Bum Chex looked like until the internet came along. They were like the holy grail.


I started collecting with Series 4, after those two titles were pulled. Bum and Choke didn't appear on the checklist, and I never knew they existed until I rediscovered Wackys 25 years later.

For reasons of nostalgia, Series 4 remains my favorite.