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Offline bludevilok

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2023, 10:59:53 PM »
This is a really great set.  All the gags were fun and drawn cleverly.  Awesome job, gag writers and artists! 

Other than the obvious Twitch variant, did anyone notice any other variants?  I'm pretty sure I got a variant Batty Ruth, but no others.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2023, 02:33:54 AM »
This is a really great set.  All the gags were fun and drawn cleverly.  Awesome job, gag writers and artists! 

Other than the obvious Twitch variant, did anyone notice any other variants?  I'm pretty sure I got a variant Batty Ruth, but no others.

What is different about your Batty Ruth?  Please post scans!

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2023, 12:22:49 PM »
What is different about your Batty Ruth?  Please post scans!

I hesitate to post a scan yet for the benefit of those who haven't received theirs yet and don't want spoilers.  But my Batty Ruth has what appears to be lightning strikes around the bat's bottom wing and along the bottom edge of the bar, all in the black border.  (And no, it doesn't look scratched.)

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2023, 01:17:43 PM »
I hesitate to post a scan yet for the benefit of those who haven't received theirs yet and don't want spoilers.  But my Batty Ruth has what appears to be lightning strikes around the bat's bottom wing and along the bottom edge of the bar, all in the black border.  (And no, it doesn't look scratched.)

None of mine look like that.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2023, 10:23:35 PM »
None of mine look like that.

If it's not a variant, maybe it's one of those ebay "extremely rare" cards.  OR maybe it's like a Willy Wonka golden ticket, and I'll receive a special prize for receiving it...maybe the whole Topps factory?

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2023, 09:29:20 AM »
oddly, the Wacky Pals numbers are out of sequence, with #4 on card 6 and #5 on card 5

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2023, 10:14:27 AM »
I'd love to buy a postcard set here from someone, but I l realize that if I want both Twix variants, I would need to buy 2 sets.

I second that - anyone who bought multiple units and would like to unload a basic postcard set without the extras, please PM me with asking price.  Either version of Twitch is fine, donít need to have both.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2023, 10:27:37 PM »
Good to see Iím not the only one who always reads his name as ďMike EchoĒ instead of what it should be (Mike Cho).

I've always thought it was Mike Echo too.....how does that happen???
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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2023, 05:29:33 PM »
MoldRush PM sent

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2023, 01:49:07 AM »
I second that - anyone who bought multiple units and would like to unload a basic postcard set without the extras, please PM me with asking price.  Either version of Twitch is fine, donít need to have both.

This has been taken care of.  Thanks to all who reached out.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2023, 10:50:00 AM »
I hesitate to post a scan yet for the benefit of those who haven't received theirs yet and don't want spoilers.  But my Batty Ruth has what appears to be lightning strikes around the bat's bottom wing and along the bottom edge of the bar, all in the black border.  (And no, it doesn't look scratched.)

Has anyone seen another yet??? Did you scan this for the forum?
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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2023, 11:21:42 PM »
Has anyone seen another yet??? Did you scan this for the forum?
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I have scanned it but hesitated to post it since not everyone has gotten their cards yet and I didn't want to post a spoiler.  If anyone wants me to send a scan, feel free to PM me.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2023, 01:12:58 PM »
Just post it, so everyone knows what to look for.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2023, 08:03:37 AM »
Just post it, so everyone knows what to look for.
Agreed, just post, the frickin' things are all over eBay, there's no secret!

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2023, 11:10:23 PM »
Yes, it appears that enough people, even those who opted for free shipping, have received their cards, so here's the "weird" Batty Ruth I received:




I've already sent it out to a few who asked for it earlier, and it seems the consensus is that it's a printing error.  One Forum member explained it as being "caused by either heat or paper stretching on the press, causing the black ink to crack in those areas."  Plus, he noticed "that the bottom half starts to yellow at the bottom. So those cracks are definitely caused by something related to heat to cause the discoloration. I'm sure Topps is using digital presses too."   (Thanks, Swiski!)

I hadn't noticed the slight yellowing at the bottom until he mentioned it, so it all makes sense now, and why no one else has gotten one.

If I had gotten this card in any other set, I would have immediately chalked it up to a misprint.  However, it DOES look like lightning, or someone else said cobwebs, and it DOES add to the spookiness factor for a Halloween set, which already has one obvious intentional variant.  Plus, sometimes there are a number of variants in these postcard sets.  And because it looks spooky and Halloween-y, I'm still keeping it in my collector's book next to the real regular Batty Ruth.

As I said before, I'll just go with the ebay explanation:  It's a one-of-a-kind, extremely rare Batty Ruth and ask a thousand dollars for it.   :]

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2023, 07:06:56 AM »
Neat affect, what ever caused it. Neal is living, rent free, in all our WP brains  :]
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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2023, 10:27:08 AM »
Call me crazy, but as soon as I saw your "special effects" card, I immediately thought of all the electrical discharges from the mad scientist equipment in the original Frankenstein movie! I can almost hear him yelling "It's alive! It's ALIVE!!!"

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2023, 12:42:14 AM »
Yes, it appears that enough people, even those who opted for free shipping, have received their cards, so here's the "weird" Batty Ruth I received:

That's pretty doggone neat!!!
Send me your borderless wackys!

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2023, 04:13:46 AM »
Call me crazy, but as soon as I saw your "special effects" card, I immediately thought of all the electrical discharges from the mad scientist equipment in the original Frankenstein movie! I can almost hear him yelling "It's alive! It's ALIVE!!!"

Or how about the scenes from the Terminator movies when they first materialize amid visible electrical discharges.
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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2023, 09:41:51 AM »
I am having a brain fart  :-\

Which character is this?


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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2023, 09:52:55 AM »
I am having a brain fart  :-\

Which character is this?


That's one's from Count Cluckula.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2023, 02:56:20 PM »
Yes, it appears that enough people, even those who opted for free shipping, have received their cards, so here's the "weird" Batty Ruth I received:




I've already sent it out to a few who asked for it earlier, and it seems the consensus is that it's a printing error.  One Forum member explained it as being "caused by either heat or paper stretching on the press, causing the black ink to crack in those areas."  Plus, he noticed "that the bottom half starts to yellow at the bottom. So those cracks are definitely caused by something related to heat to cause the discoloration. I'm sure Topps is using digital presses too."   (Thanks, Swiski!)

I hadn't noticed the slight yellowing at the bottom until he mentioned it, so it all makes sense now, and why no one else has gotten one.

If I had gotten this card in any other set, I would have immediately chalked it up to a misprint.  However, it DOES look like lightning, or someone else said cobwebs, and it DOES add to the spookiness factor for a Halloween set, which already has one obvious intentional variant.  Plus, sometimes there are a number of variants in these postcard sets.  And because it looks spooky and Halloween-y, I'm still keeping it in my collector's book next to the real regular Batty Ruth.

As I said before, I'll just go with the ebay explanation:  It's a one-of-a-kind, extremely rare Batty Ruth and ask a thousand dollars for it.   :]

Awesome! Maybe next year we should do all the postcards with that lightening effect!

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2023, 06:21:11 AM »
It is hard to believe the Halloween postcards are still available at Topps.com. Did they print more than normal or are people loosing interest? Just bought two more boxes in hopes of completing my set and snagging some awesome sketch cards.

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« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2023, 06:22:58 AM »
It is hard to believe the Halloween postcards are still available at Topps.com. Did they print more than normal or are people loosing interest? Just bought two more boxes in hopes of completing my set and snagging some awesome sketch cards.

Seems to be unprecedented.
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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2023, 08:33:56 PM »
It is hard to believe the Halloween postcards are still available at Topps.com. Did they print more than normal or are people loosing interest? Just bought two more boxes in hopes of completing my set and snagging some awesome sketch cards.
You mean "losing interest", right?

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2023, 10:01:13 PM »
So it's not too late!  If y'all buy some more, maybe you too can obtain a Batty Ruth with electrified wings!   ;)

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2024, 02:42:04 PM »
Now finally showing as Sold Out on Topps

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2024, 11:00:40 AM »
This doesn't look good for Wacky Packages if items like this and Old School stay in stock for this long!

Hopefully there will be more new releases, but probably few and far between.

It was really nice when we had the weekly, then monthly sets. That will probably never happen again.

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #63 on: February 24, 2024, 02:35:53 PM »
This doesn't look good for Wacky Packages if items like this and Old School stay in stock for this long!
Is there still a limited time window for placing orders?  I thought production doesnít even start until Topps knows its final prepurchase numbers.  Isnít that the main reason it takes a couple months before buyers get their cards?

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Re: Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards - Release Day 10/11/23 at Noon!
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2024, 10:25:59 AM »
I was finally putting this set into pages and realized that the backs are upside down!  It is bad enough that Topps switched orientation several times over the years, forcing backs on portrait images to switch around for right side up back, but with 6 landscape orientation images, you'd think they could get the backs to be the same way.

Also, as for the regular sized cards that came as inserts, which I love, while it was nice for the regular sized "bio" cards to have Wacky Pals comics on the reverse instead of the same repeats of old bio's, it means that anyone keeping all the comics together AND all the postcard "bio" cards together needs two sets of the 2023 Halloween cards.  Not cool.  Just my two cents worth, and I hope Topps won't repeat that in the future.

 

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