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Offline dth1971

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2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« on: January 08, 2023, 06:22:44 AM »
Is this the week we start to see pre-orders for the first of the 2023 All New Wacky Packages Monthly series? If so, for 2023, will they still be monthly unless it is switched to bi-monthly? Will there be more new 2023 Wonkys and Wacky Pals comics each month? Unless Wonkys are replaced by something else maybe the return of Wacky portraits?

Offline drono

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2023, 06:39:19 AM »
Looking at the sales which peaked in December 2021 but have been holding in the 400-500 range in 2022, I wonder if they'll continue.  I also wonder how many of these sales were multiples by forum members to get a complete set and how many were multiples by "investors" to flip and resell.  I know that I haven't bought any because I can buy what I want for much less in the secondary market.

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Offline lucidjc

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2023, 08:01:41 AM »
I can buy what I want for much less in the secondary market.



If they stop making them your not going to be able to buy anything!


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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2023, 08:19:56 AM »
I've got a great idea for what the box for this series should look like.

Since Topps did yellow with a red logo for the All New Monthly Series 2021 and red with a yellow logo for the All New Monthly Series 2022, this series should be blue with a yellow logo, thus using the three most-used patterns the wax wrappers used for the 1973-1977 OS.

Offline Swiski

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2023, 01:26:27 PM »
Is the January 2023 set supposed to go up for pre-order this Wednesday or the week after? Looking forward to what Topps has planned this year!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2023, 04:15:48 PM »
  If they continue with a 2023 series, I would prefer them to be at least bimonthly. I haven't even had time to catch up to familiarize myself with all the base cards on a monthly basis. I think it's just too much product.

  That's why I like the OS series. Once a year (usually) and it's something to look forward to. You appreciate it more if there's less of it produced.

Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2023, 04:45:45 PM »
Is the January 2023 set supposed to go up for pre-order this Wednesday or the week after? Looking forward to what Topps has planned this year!
Itís been 2nd Wednesday of the month, so this week if they keep the schedule- and if the monthly sets are actually continuing

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2023, 05:24:56 PM »
No set this month as we are changing the format for Wacky sets. More info when things get closer.

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2023, 07:53:09 AM »
No set this month as we are changing the format for Wacky sets. More info when things get closer.
Thank for the heads up!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2023, 08:52:48 AM »
No set this month as we are changing the format for Wacky sets. More info when things get closer.

Thanks for letting us know, Dave!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2023, 09:05:11 AM »
Looking forward to the Wacky refresh!
Marc

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2023, 01:27:37 PM »
No set this month as we are changing the format for Wacky sets. More info when things get closer.

Thanks.   I trust it will be "Wacky".

Andrew

Offline dth1971

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2023, 02:42:39 PM »
No set this month as we are changing the format for Wacky sets. More info when things get closer.

I guess bi-monthly starting in Feb. 2023.

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2023, 03:47:21 AM »
I guess bi-monthly starting in Feb. 2023.

He didn't say bi-monthly.

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2023, 05:24:39 AM »
He didn't say bi-monthly.

Exactly. There won't be any monthly (OR bi-monthly OR Quartely) sets this year. But we will get some new wackys in 2023!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2023, 06:58:19 AM »
How about Wonkys?

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2023, 07:10:53 AM »
How about Wonkys?

I'm sure they'll make an appearance ;)

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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2023, 07:46:10 AM »
I'm sure they'll make an appearance ;)

Good!  Aside from new Wackys I like my Wonkys!!  I believe there have been 129 of them so far, plus 14 Wonky Ads.

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2023, 08:17:16 AM »
Exactly. There won't be any monthly (OR bi-monthly OR Quartely) sets this year. But we will get some new wackys in 2023!

Actually glad to hear that, from two perspectives: (1) easier on the wallet and (2) will give us a chance to look back at and appreciate what we've gotten in all the monthlies to date, for those of us that have been so busy doing trades and completing sets that we haven't had time to really contemplate and appreciate the great artwork and humor of the high volume of Wackies in those monthlies. There are many LOL-worthy Wackies among those monthlies!
Marc

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2023, 08:56:51 AM »
Actually glad to hear that, from two perspectives: (1) easier on the wallet and (2) will give us a chance to look back at and appreciate what we've gotten in all the monthlies to date, for those of us that have been so busy doing trades and completing sets that we haven't had time to really contemplate and appreciate the great artwork and humor of the high volume of Wackies in those monthlies. There are many LOL-worthy Wackies among those monthlies!

Marc, thank you so much!  As one of the artists who contributed your heart felt praise is much appreciated!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2023, 09:37:26 AM »
Actually glad to hear that, from two perspectives: (1) easier on the wallet and (2) will give us a chance to look back at and appreciate what we've gotten in all the monthlies to date, for those of us that have been so busy doing trades and completing sets that we haven't had time to really contemplate and appreciate the great artwork and humor of the high volume of Wackies in those monthlies. There are many LOL-worthy Wackies among those monthlies!

Yes, I am waiting for the December set to arrive, then I will put the last 6 months in pages and truly enjoy them.  Glad to hear someone else is behind on their set appreciation, too!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2023, 02:07:38 PM »
Good!  Aside from new Wackys I like my Wonkys!!  I believe there have been 129 of them so far, plus 14 Wonky Ads.

Wonky's rule! I have all up to 2021 and got 1 per month in 2022.  Such a cool subset!
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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2023, 03:13:32 PM »
Wonky's rule! I have all up to 2022 and got 1 per month in 2023.  Such a cool subset!
Um...maybe you should check your calendar?

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2023, 03:59:03 PM »
Um...maybe you should check your calendar?

Are you afraid his calendar might be Wonky?

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2023, 06:30:30 PM »
How about Wonkys?

Maybe one more Attacky Packages set as well?

And I hope Old School Series 11 gets a towards the end of 2023 release.

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2023, 02:50:07 AM »
Um...maybe you should check your calendar?

Corrected. Thanks!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2023, 12:09:27 PM »
Thanks to the Makers here who posted with an update...that's what I wanted to check since there was no solicitation today.  I have to admit, it's bittersweet.  We were treated to almost a Wacky a day with the monthlies.  While it was hard on the wallet, especially being a completist for the sub-series (Wonky Packages and the sets of four Comics each month or whatever preceded it).

Parting thoughts:

1) A few "thanks" to the team...there were a lot of really good Wackies in the monthly series.  Some misses, but so many good ones and some all-timers I thought.  Amazing output of work. 

2) The Comic sub-set was GENIUS and easily the best of all of the sub-sets, with more value to me that high school pics or trading cards.  We get to see characters come to life, in their Wacky product context, even if briefly....that was awesome.   If Monthlies do continue, and I hope they can in a future year, please consider my vote for continuing these. 

Derryl

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2023, 07:22:38 AM »
Glad to hear you enjoyed the comics so much! That was one of my favorite things to work on, especially because they gave me a lot of freedom to write and draw them. Hope to bring them back in 2023!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2023, 08:17:34 AM »
If they stop making them your not going to be able to buy anything!

True, but the newer wackys just don't have the same appeal to me.  The artwork and the gags are just as good or even better, but I'm not 9 years old like I was in 1973 when I first fell in love with them.  So I'm no longer a completist when it comes to the new sets; I buy a base set and the comics just so I have them.  I'd really rather have the coupon backs because I think the puzzle back is overrated, but if I'm going to drop the kind of money it takes to do that, I'd rather tackle something from my OS want list like 1st and 2nd ludlows, 3rd whites, 13th whites, 14th tri-folds, or unopened packs.

If Topps would let me buy what I want instead of entering the collation lottery, maybe I'd buy directly instead of from another forum member. 

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2023, 11:34:45 AM »
Dave and Neil,

Perhaps a re-release of the original 16, except ALL WONKY Versions - Sell as a MEGA SET!
- Include one color and one B&W Sketch for each series (2 cards per series)
- 4 Binders Included (A nod to Roxxane for her contributions to our Art)
- Special Full Size (8.5 x 11) Color Sketch for each Complete Set

KickStarter ready and rearing to go!!!!!

Richard
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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2023, 04:19:40 PM »
Some great new ideas there! Can't say which, if any might happen, but I'll keep making wonkys as long as fans want them!

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2023, 01:17:03 PM »
Exactly. There won't be any monthly (OR bi-monthly OR Quartely) sets this year. But we will get some new wackys in 2023!
Wow. The monthly sets go away.....and so does everything else. Lonely here, lol.   :^)

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2023, 02:09:44 PM »
Wow. The monthly sets go away.....and so does everything else. Lonely here, lol.   :^)

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I know, it is lonely here!  I am going through my stuff, looking for missing things, and trying to organize the Print on Demand cards from 2017.  Yikes, what a MESS those are!!  Seems I skipped a LOT of them.

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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2023, 07:49:23 PM »
I know, it is lonely here!  I am going through my stuff, looking for missing things, and trying to organize the Print on Demand cards from 2017.  Yikes, what a MESS those are!!  Seems I skipped a LOT of them.

That's because they are pieces of shit.


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Re: 2023 All New Wacky Packages Series
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2023, 01:18:02 AM »
That's because they are pieces of shit.


Jim

That's the Im era.  Best forgotten.