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Title: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Plan 9 on May 28, 2011, 02:32:04 PM
There was a thread in Greg's old form about this topic. Time to revive it. I just watched an episode of Oddities on the science channel. In the episode entitled "Pickled Pig" (2010) the hosts visit a guy to check out his bone collection. He greets them wearing a silicone old man mask. Right behind him is a framed 1979 re-issue sheet hanging on the wall.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: slamjim on May 28, 2011, 08:40:33 PM
There was a thread in Greg's old form about this topic. Time to revive it. I just watched an episode of Oddities on the science channel. In the episode entitled "Pickled Pig" (2010) the hosts visit a guy to check out his bone collection. He greets them wearing a silicone old man mask. Right behind him is a framed 1979 re-issue sheet hanging on the wall.

A character in the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man also had a framed 1979 sheet on his wall. It's in the scene where he has a Harry Potter themed party.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: BustedFinger on May 29, 2011, 06:08:42 PM
A character in the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man also had a framed 1979 sheet on his wall. It's in the scene where he has a Harry Potter themed party.

And don't forget the appearance of a '79 sheet in the Showtime series "Weeds".  There is even a mention of the sheet by one of the characters where he comments that someone is interested in buying the "Wacky Packs".
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: WackyFrank on May 30, 2011, 06:52:24 AM
I was just watching the original "Bad News Bears" Movie, and their was a kid in the stands in a "Kentucky Fried Fingers" T-Shirt.
This movie came out in 1976, and was probably shot in 1975, so it makes sense.
Back in the Wacky Heyday!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in Super 8 movie
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 10, 2011, 02:49:19 PM
just got done watching Super 8, which is a period piece taking place in summer '79, and sure enough - there's a bunch of wacky's in two of the kid's bedrooms
the one kid Charles has a nice line up of stickers stuck to the wall above his desk - I recall seeing Raw Goo, Dampers, Camals - they could be '79 reissues stuck there. There were several others scattered around - a Boo Hoo and a View Monster.
Most noticeable was the Gadzooka poster tacked on a wall. It even makes main stage for awhile, dead center in a scene between Joe and Charles as they're having an argument!!
the other kid Joe has a few in his bedroom too. several were ones stuck to the bed frame and then peeled away, leaving just the white paper ghosts on the wood.
He also has quite a few non-sports cards stuck to the wall - several star wars, a Space: 1999, and some cars.
plus, there's lots of 70's stuff that shows up all over the place. old comics, creepy, famous monsters, cheerios, frosted flakes, etc., etc.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in Super 8 movie
Post by: BumChex on June 10, 2011, 03:22:45 PM
just got done watching Super 8, which is a period piece taking place in summer '79, and sure enough - there's a bunch of wacky's in two of the kid's bedrooms
the one kid Charles has a nice line up of stickers stuck to the wall above his desk - I recall seeing Raw Goo, Dampers, Camals - they could be '79 reissues stuck there. There were several others scattered around - a Boo Hoo and a View Monster.
Most noticeable was the Gadzooka poster tacked on a wall. It even makes main stage for awhile, dead center in a scene between Joe and Charles as they're having an argument!!
the other kid Joe has a few in his bedroom too. several were ones stuck to the bed frame and then peeled away, leaving just the white paper ghosts on the wood.
He also has quite a few non-sports cards stuck to the wall - several star wars, a Space: 1999, and some cars.
plus, there's lots of 70's stuff that shows up all over the place. old comics, creepy, famous monsters, cheerios, frosted flakes, etc., etc.

I just got back from seeing it. Great movie! Don't forget to sit through the ending credits!
I never noticed the other stickers just the Gadzooka. Now I'll have to wait until the DVD to pause. There were so many cool toys in the boys rooms you just want to freeze frame.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in Super 8 movie
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 10, 2011, 03:44:33 PM
I just got back from seeing it. Great movie! Don't forget to sit through the ending credits!
I never noticed the other stickers just the Gadzooka. Now I'll have to wait until the DVD to pause. There were so many cool toys in the boys rooms you just want to freeze frame.
yep. solid movie. recommended. and not just for the wackys.

With the end credits, it's not like a Marvel movie where there's 15 minutes of endless droning credits just to get a 10 second useless bonus. This is shortly after the credits start rolling and worth the time.
It was amazing how many people made a mad dash for the exit as soon as the screen went dark and then totally missed out on some great stuff.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: NEZHEAD42 on June 11, 2011, 07:16:34 PM
I just got back from Super 8 and man was it cool. Can't wait for the DVD so I can freeze frame and check out all the cool stuff in the kid's rooms. Lots of Wacky's, Star Wars cards, models, games, masks, ships, posters, etc. They even had Pillsbury Space Food Sticks (which I know has been discussed on this forum). I almost screamed out in the theater when I saw the food sticks and the Wackys. Cool film with even cooler set design.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in Super 8 movie
Post by: bandaches on June 12, 2011, 08:10:08 AM
yep. solid movie. recommended. and not just for the wackys.

With the end credits, it's not like a Marvel movie where there's 15 minutes of endless droning credits just to get a 10 second useless bonus. This is shortly after the credits start rolling and worth the time.
It was amazing how many people made a mad dash for the exit as soon as the screen went dark and then totally missed out on some great stuff.
Yup, i saw all those wackys and kept pointing at the screen much to my wife's chagrin.  Not so sure i would call it a solid movie, seemed like a careless mix of et, close encounters, goonies and district 9.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in Super 8 movie
Post by: JasonLiebig on June 18, 2011, 08:59:25 PM
Yup, i saw all those wackys and kept pointing at the screen much to my wife's chagrin.  Not so sure i would call it a solid movie, seemed like a careless mix of et, close encounters, goonies and district 9.

I really enjoyed the movie - just saw it today. 

Saw the Wackys of course, and a number of other things.  Had me wondering if the prop master tapped my archive... There were a few things they didn't quite get right, in the realm of set dressing, and I imagine I'm probably the only person who would note it or care, so it shouldn't matter.  For instance; they had contemporary candy cigarettes on the counter of the gas station, and from what I could tell, a modern box of Charleston Chews, too.  There were some other issues I'd take, but really, a lovely version of 1979, all told.  I'm a fan.

When it comes out on blu-ray, I'll enjoy trying to spot other 70's pieces. 

Things from my own stuff that I saw in the film were these nuggets - did you guys see all of these?:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1354/589666251_ef7093043f_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/589666251/)
Super Lite-Ups stickers - Raisin Bran - Dynamite Don't Shake Me Up - 1975 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/589666251/) by JasonLiebig (http://www.flickr.com/people/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/385804168_0df53f0d10_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/385804168/)
Cereal Lite Ups - We've Got A Convoy - Honeycomb cereal premium sticker - 1977 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/385804168/) by JasonLiebig (http://www.flickr.com/people/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/385804177_d271440b84_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/385804177/)
Cereal Lite Ups - You're Too Close - Honeycomb cereal premium sticker - 1977 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/385804177/) by JasonLiebig (http://www.flickr.com/people/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/385804167_42d88a3931_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/385804167/)
Cereal Lite Ups - Keep on Bikin' Sticker - Honeycomb cereal premium sticker - 1977 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/385804167/) by JasonLiebig (http://www.flickr.com/people/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2692/4342218476_7d1e610438.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4342218476/)
General Foods - Good Seasons - Shake 'n Bake Chicken - mix box - 1970's (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/4342218476/) by JasonLiebig (http://www.flickr.com/people/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/3512577667_d37280e9ae.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3512577667/)
Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes cereal box - Free Bic Pens - 1979 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3512577667/) by JasonLiebig (http://www.flickr.com/people/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr

And finally, I saw this, but used as a small sticker on one of the kids' bedroom windows.  Beyond the cereal box, this is the one that really had me thinking someone tapped into a few items from my stuff to create set dressing.  This was never a sticker, and the only place I've ever found a clear image of it was in the proof pack that I own, though there certainly must be more out there, my stuff is pretty easy to get to:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2253/2342481314_c452a5e92c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/2342481314/)
Star Wars Factors Iron On Proof Sheet - Chewie and Han Solo - 1977 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/2342481314/) by JasonLiebig (http://www.flickr.com/people/jasonliebigstuff/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: RawGoo on June 19, 2011, 05:03:52 AM
I saw Super 8 last night.  The movie was OK, but I loved all the old items!  I went with some friends from my old office, and had told them ahead of time to pay attention to the details, so we were all trying to spot stuff.  I was looking for a box of reissue Wackys on the convenience store counter, didn't see one.  We all liked the Tie Fighter model hanging in the bedroom (we're all into sci-fi, I'm the only Wacky person in the group).

Amazing how many people tore out of the theater and missed the kids' movie during the credits.

Jason, if they used your stuff, they should have given you credit.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: 70s_Kid on June 19, 2011, 06:22:49 AM
Elle Fanning is on her way to being a superstar....  I just hope she and her sister Dakota stay grounded and don't get sucked into the evils of Hollyweird... ala Cory Haim
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: HeadAndBoulders on June 22, 2011, 01:35:52 PM
I saw Super 8 last night.  The movie was OK, but I loved all the old items!  I went with some friends from my old office, and had told them ahead of time to pay attention to the details, so we were all trying to spot stuff.  I was looking for a box of reissue Wackys on the convenience store counter, didn't see one.  We all liked the Tie Fighter model hanging in the bedroom (we're all into sci-fi, I'm the only Wacky person in the group).

Amazing how many people tore out of the theater and missed the kids' movie during the credits.

Jason, if they used your stuff, they should have given you credit.
I wish I would have seen the whole movie....I fell asleep.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: HeadAndBoulders on June 22, 2011, 01:38:57 PM
I saw Super 8 last night.  The movie was OK, but I loved all the old items!  I went with some friends from my old office, and had told them ahead of time to pay attention to the details, so we were all trying to spot stuff.  I was looking for a box of reissue Wackys on the convenience store counter, didn't see one.  We all liked the Tie Fighter model hanging in the bedroom (we're all into sci-fi, I'm the only Wacky person in the group).

Amazing how many people tore out of the theater and missed the kids' movie during the credits.

Jason, if they used your stuff, they should have given you credit.
Was it a re-issue box that was on the counter of the convenience store in Detroit Rock City?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Crust on June 22, 2011, 04:24:06 PM
I already mentioned this before, but its perfect for this topic. Blown up sized old wackies can be found in the backround on a locker in the Nickelodeon show Victorious.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: lucidjc on June 22, 2011, 05:47:35 PM
Was it a re-issue box that was on the counter of the convenience store in Detroit Rock City?



I remember asking this question in another thread. I do believe the answer was yes. i think it was second series.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 23, 2011, 06:38:02 AM
Was it a re-issue box that was on the counter of the convenience store in Detroit Rock City?

the box was a re-issue - the packs, well....

from Grag's site:
(http://www.wackypackages.org/press/detroit_rock_city_box.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: HeadAndBoulders on June 23, 2011, 12:41:59 PM
the box was a re-issue - the packs, well....

from Grag's site:
(http://www.wackypackages.org/press/detroit_rock_city_box.jpg)

Thanks for posting the picture.  I collected those Donruss KISS cards that are displayed on the counter as a kid too.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: NEZHEAD42 on June 23, 2011, 12:50:32 PM
Those KISS cards were the bomb!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Duznt on June 23, 2011, 06:00:22 PM
the box was a re-issue - the packs, well....

from Grag's site:
(http://www.wackypackages.org/press/detroit_rock_city_box.jpg)


That Capitol Club sign looks just like a Wacky Ad.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: NEZHEAD42 on August 16, 2011, 10:49:14 AM
So I'm watching Dog Day Afternoon (1975) with Al Pacino (Sonny), a movie I have seen maybe 25 times in my life, and saw a Wacky. I have never noticed it before. At the 49 minute mark, Sonny's wife enters their apartment with 2 cops and her kids. It is a small apartment, so the kids' bunk beds are in the living room. Taped to the wall, next to the kids' top bunk, is a Camals Cigarettes Wacky Poster. It was really cool to see that since it was current at the time. I dig seeing Wackys in films like Detroit Rock City or Super 8, but they are recreating a time period. To know that set design went to a store and bought  a Wacky Poster to hang on the kids' wall is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 16, 2011, 03:55:24 PM
So I'm watching Dog Day Afternoon (1975) with Al Pacino (Sonny)...
from Greg's site
http://www.wackypackages.org/press/dog_day_afternoon.html (http://www.wackypackages.org/press/dog_day_afternoon.html)

(http://www.wackypackages.org/press/dog_day_afternoon.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Jean Nutty on August 16, 2011, 04:40:54 PM
(http://www.wackypackages.org/press/detroit_rock_city_box.jpg)

What a photo!

In addition to the obvious, I like the boxes of caps, the dice and corn-cob pipes (both still a common staple of liquor stores), and I think those are old school flash bulbs, for instamatic cameras, above the pipes.

And that there are Hustler and Penthouse magazines in the scene takes it from good to great.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: lucidjc on August 16, 2011, 06:11:59 PM
What a photo!

In addition to the obvious, I like the boxes of caps, the dice and corn-cob pipes (both still a common staple of liquor stores), and I think those are old school flash bulbs, for instamatic cameras, above the pipes.

And that there are Hustler and Penthouse magazines in the scene takes it from good to great.



Of course they are behind the counter so young prying eyes from lads such as ourselves would keep our Gold Rush stained fingers off of them.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Plastered Peanut on August 17, 2011, 09:30:47 PM
There was a thread in Greg's old form about this topic. Time to revive it. I just watched an episode of Oddities on the science channel. In the episode entitled "Pickled Pig" (2010) the hosts visit a guy to check out his bone collection. He greets them wearing a silicone old man mask. Right behind him is a framed 1979 re-issue sheet hanging on the wall.
Awesome topic.  I noticed the other day watching "17 Again" on TBS (1st time seeing the movie) that there is what-is-probably a 79 poster on the wall of "Cousin Ned"s game room. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: lucidjc on September 22, 2011, 08:49:26 PM
I was watching the first season of The Ultimate Fighter the other day. This isnt a wacky but in Dana Whites office, in the backround there is a box of "Beaties" with Chuck Liddell on the cover. Nice little parodie for those who notice things like that.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Brent Engstrom on November 25, 2011, 09:34:31 AM
Check out this 7 Eleven sign.
http://www.super8news.com/2010/09/23/commence-filming/
I don't think it made it into the movie, but still cool.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: crackedjerk on November 25, 2011, 11:22:27 AM
Check out this 7 Eleven sign.
http://www.super8news.com/2010/09/23/commence-filming/
I don't think it made it into the movie, but still cool.

Yeah, I don't recall that in the movie, but very cool nonetheless.  I also liked the shot of the inside of the store as I recognized the Kellogg's cereal box designs as well as Quaker oatmeal single serve boxes.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: BumChex on November 29, 2011, 01:24:26 PM
Check out this 7 Eleven sign.
http://www.super8news.com/2010/09/23/commence-filming/
I don't think it made it into the movie, but still cool.

That is cool but wasn't Super 8 set in 1979? I never saw a sign like that growing up but can't imagine they were that popular in 1979.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: hurricanes on December 03, 2011, 03:48:16 PM
Dont remember a sign like that either but sure would've.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: jaylynch on December 03, 2011, 08:12:23 PM
Likely the presence of Wackys in Super 8 is a result of JJ Abrams being a Wacky Packs aficionado.  I think this link will work.  Here is a documentary about Don Dohler, who was the first guy to publish stuff by me and Art Spiegelman when we were kids.  Abrams was influenced by Dohler's later publishing efforts in the '70s, when he did Cinemagic magazine.  So Abrams is in this documentary talking about Dohler, as am I. Wackys are not specifically mentioned...but it's easy to put two and two together based on the material in this doc.  http://www.hulu.com/watch/204015/blood-boobs-and-beast
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: lucidjc on December 03, 2011, 08:51:55 PM
Likely the presence of Wackys in Super 8 is a result of JJ Abrams being a Wacky Packs aficionado.  I think this link will work.  Here is a documentary about Don Dohler, who was the first guy to publish stuff by me and Art Spiegelman when we were kids.  Abrams was influenced by Dohler's later publishing efforts in the '70s, when he did Cinemagic magazine.  So Abrams is in this documentary talking about Dohler, as am I. Wackys are not specifically mentioned...but it's easy to put two and two together based on the material in this doc.  http://www.hulu.com/watch/204015/blood-boobs-and-beast


Says you must be a member to view.   >(
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: jaylynch on December 03, 2011, 09:02:17 PM
Well...It's free to be a member.  They have commercials within the movie...so it's like viewing it as a tv show.  But probably it's a hassle to join.  So never mind.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: DrSushi on July 24, 2012, 09:26:53 AM
While on vacation recently, my family was playing a Trivial Pursuit Scratch & Play game and came across the following Wacky Package based question:


(http://s18.postimage.org/fxy761rwl/Trivial_Pursuit_Wacky4_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fxy761rwl/)


We didn't do so well on the "Chip Gizmo" question. F*ing Beetle Bailey.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Zenergizer on August 26, 2012, 08:19:29 AM
Not sure if this was ever mentioned, but while channel surfing, I happened to catch a little
of that Nickelodeon show "Victorious" (no, I wasn't watching it, although there are a lot
of shows on there that are pretty cool). 

Inside the character's locker were several wackies, a little oversized, too.  I think Blunder
Bread was one of them.  It happened so quickly, I didn't keep track.

Oh well, back to Sunday Sunday Sunday!

Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 26, 2012, 08:45:42 AM
Not sure if this was ever mentioned, but while channel surfing, I happened to catch a little
of that Nickelodeon show "Victorious" (no, I wasn't watching it, although there are a lot
of shows on there that are pretty cool). 

Inside the character's locker were several wackies, a little oversized, too.  I think Blunder
Bread was one of them.  It happened so quickly, I didn't keep track.
yep. I snapped this off the TV a couple years back to ask LTL if they were their wall stickers that were being used. never heard anything.
it was odd that they had the flashback electric green and hot pink borders on a couple.

probably good to post that pic in this thread though.

(https://i.postimg.cc/mgKd6FyQ/victorious.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: bigtomi on January 17, 2013, 12:56:09 PM
Thought this was the best place to post this. While perusing the news online, came across this. Looks like a new book about things from the 70s and 80s called "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?". Take a trip thru the slideshow and enjoy!

http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slideshow/today/whatever-happened-to-pudding-pops-43170212/
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: ratchet007 on January 17, 2013, 01:06:31 PM
Thought this was the best place to post this. While perusing the news online, came across this. Looks like a new book about things from the 70s and 80s called "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?". Take a trip thru the slideshow and enjoy!

http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slideshow/today/whatever-happened-to-pudding-pops-43170212/

WOW!! Talk about your "trip down memory lane". Thanks for posting Tom.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 18, 2018, 07:40:21 AM
not quite a Wacky in the media, but close enough. In a recent episode of the new Flash, (The Elongated Knight Rises 1/23/18), they mentioned how the Trickster and Prank were responsible for a series of attacks across Central City, including the destruction of the Gadzooka Bubblegum Company. Along with a photo of the newspaper article. I did a screen grab, so it's somewhat fuzzy, but the mention is in the first paragraph.

(https://s18.postimg.cc/chd4oujpl/Gadzooka.jpg)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: JasonLiebig on February 19, 2018, 11:53:27 AM
It's a nice book, that I either consulted on or contributed some materials to (it's been a few years).  But the folks who put it together are good ones who I've had many years of happy (and nostalgic) back and forths with as we have each researched things in this realm.    :great:

Thought this was the best place to post this. While perusing the news online, came across this. Looks like a new book about things from the 70s and 80s called "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?". Take a trip thru the slideshow and enjoy!

http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slideshow/today/whatever-happened-to-pudding-pops-43170212/
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: JasonLiebig on February 19, 2018, 11:53:51 AM
Noticed this as well.  Thought it was great. 

not quite a Wacky in the media, but close enough. In a recent episode of the new Flash, (The Elongated Knight Rises 1/23/18), they mentioned how the Trickster and Prank were responsible for a series of attacks across Central City, including the destruction of the Gadzooka Bubblegum Company. Along with a photo of the newspaper article. I did a screen grab, so it's somewhat fuzzy, but the mention is in the first paragraph.

Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: mikecho on April 21, 2018, 01:07:50 PM
Thought this was the best place to post this. While perusing the news online, came across this. Looks like a new book about things from the 70s and 80s called "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?". Take a trip thru the slideshow and enjoy!

http://slideshow.nbcnews.com/slideshow/today/whatever-happened-to-pudding-pops-43170212/
I don't know about you guys, but I sure saw a whole mess of candidates for Old School Wackys in this slideshow!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: sco(o)t on September 26, 2018, 07:18:22 AM
It occurs to me this may be a whole new category to research. Can anyone think of any more instances where a spokesperson for a real product eventually became a potential spokesperson for the Wacky Package version?

(https://i.postimg.cc/cr2Gh9zb/jello11.gif) (https://postimg.cc/cr2Gh9zb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/18Fhj0h5/jail-o.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18Fhj0h5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CZVTTZSC/cosby.png) (https://postimg.cc/CZVTTZSC)




Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Jean Nutty on September 28, 2018, 06:06:06 AM

Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack

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Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: sco(o)t on September 29, 2018, 07:57:56 PM
 ;D
Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack

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Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Paul_Maul on October 15, 2018, 10:24:24 AM
Jan Brady's Door!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQWIRRad-Ww

Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: vahsurfer on October 16, 2018, 04:28:32 PM
Awesome ....... Marcia Marcia Marcia!!!

#StayWacky
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 04, 2021, 03:10:06 PM
Brand new TV show with a solid minute about wackys!

The show is called “Everything But The House” and is aired on HGTV network. The idea of the show is that online auctioneers auction the contents of a house to raise cash for the owners.

In Season 1 Episode 9 entitled “History Funded Future,” there is a full minute of discussion about this guy’s wackys, particularly focusing on the posters.


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(https://i.postimg.cc/xCtr45S3/48F6C106-5184-41D9-AB30-988BA479CBAF.jpg)

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Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: RawGoo on April 04, 2021, 04:03:53 PM
Cool!  I watch that channel sometimes, must keep an eye out for this show - thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: crackedjerk on April 05, 2021, 08:20:24 PM
Very cool!  I don't have cable any more, but I'd love to see that episode.  Sounds like a pretty interesting show.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: BustedFinger on April 06, 2021, 09:46:58 AM
I watched the show and one thing I found interesting is that when they show them thumbing through the stickers, there is a Bandache shown:

(https://i.postimg.cc/grYXN4ng/01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grYXN4ng)

Then the host lady shows the guy a picture of what she calls the "holy grails" of Wacky Packs:

(https://i.postimg.cc/GT81qZYB/02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/GT81qZYB)

The guy then asks her if he had any of those "valuable" cards and she tells him "No, you did not!"
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 06, 2021, 09:51:42 AM

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A LostWackys.com Good and Empty? good grief.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: BustedFinger on April 06, 2021, 10:00:59 AM
Yeah - I would take this show with a grain of salt!  Some of it seemed a little too convenient or contrived.  Kind of reminded me a little bit of "Storage Wars".  I think it is pretty much well known knowledge now that the stuff they would find in those storage lockers was planted to make the show more interesting and exciting.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: mikecho on April 06, 2021, 11:21:36 AM
A LostWackys.com Good and Empty? good grief.
The only thing Good and Empty was done in was the X Packs. Could that be what this one is?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 06, 2021, 11:59:21 AM
The only thing Good and Empty was done in was the X Packs. Could that be what this one is?
No, it’s not from those.
As I stated, it’s from Rusty’s site

http://www.lostwackys.com/Wacky-Packages/WackyAds/wackyads-25b.htm
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: mikecho on April 06, 2021, 12:01:20 PM
No, it’s not from those.
As I stated, it’s from Rusty’s site

http://www.lostwackys.com/Wacky-Packages/WackyAds/wackyads-25b.htm
Okay, thanks.

When you said "Lost Wackys", I thought you were talking about Greg, not Rusty. My mistake.

I also saw on the website that there were five other unofficial Wacky Ads "stickers" besides Good and Empty. Did any of these six ever get published and out into the wild?
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Starducks on April 06, 2021, 01:04:17 PM
Wow I just found out about storage wars last week now that you mention it definitely seems fake.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: NationalSpittoon on April 07, 2021, 08:49:15 AM
I saw the episode this morning and was going to post about it myself. The lost wacky Good and Empty made me cringe. I wanted to see all of the Wackys though, they didn’t show them all.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: drono on April 08, 2021, 11:07:14 AM
I watched it last night.  While I really like Lara Spencer from her show Flea Market Flip, I didn't find anything that would make me want to watch more episodes of this.  What really bothered me was Lara, her expert, and the seller all calling them "Wacky Packs" when they apparently weren't really that familiar with them.  Lara claims to have had a collection as a kid, but since she was born in 1969, she was too young for the original series, and the seller didn't know (or was scripted not to know) that some were more valuable than others.  The auction itself said that they were from series 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9, but clearly there were 1st series, including a Bandache when they were flipping through them.  I wonder if one of the appraisers at headquarters snatched them.  The auction listing itself was poorly done with the wackys just in stacks and not fanned out like some of the others.  There was also no mention of the empty boxes even though they were in terrible shape.

https://www.ebth.com/items/11749414-topps-fleer-and-donruss-wacky-packages-stickers-and-cards-1970s
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Paul_Maul on April 08, 2021, 11:45:08 AM
I watched it last night.  While I really like Lara Spencer from her show Flea Market Flip, I didn't find anything that would make me want to watch more episodes of this.  What really bothered me was Lara, her expert, and the seller all calling them "Wacky Packs" when they apparently weren't really that familiar with them.  Lara claims to have had a collection as a kid, but since she was born in 1969, she was too young for the original series, and the seller didn't know (or was scripted not to know) that some were more valuable than others.  The auction itself said that they were from series 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9, but clearly there were 1st series, including a Bandache when they were flipping through them.  I wonder if one of the appraisers at headquarters snatched them.  The auction listing itself was poorly done with the wackys just in stacks and not fanned out like some of the others.  There was also no mention of the empty boxes even though they were in terrible shape.

https://www.ebth.com/items/11749414-topps-fleer-and-donruss-wacky-packages-stickers-and-cards-1970s

In all of the auctions (not just the wackys) I thought the prices realized were terrible. Just put the stuff on eBay, no one even knows their site exists.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: drono on April 08, 2021, 12:45:01 PM
In all of the auctions (not just the wackys) I thought the prices realized were terrible. Just put the stuff on eBay, no one even knows their site exists.

Agreed.  There was that one gold bracelet that sold for $5600. With 18K gold prices at ~$1300/ounce, and its weighing in at 91.1 grams (3.2 ounces), it was worth more than its weight in gold.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: bandaches on April 08, 2021, 01:11:31 PM
Brand new TV show with a solid minute about wackys!

The show is called “Everything But The House” and is aired on HGTV network. The idea of the show is that online auctioneers auction the contents of a house to raise cash for the owners.

In Season 1 Episode 9 entitled “History Funded Future,” there is a full minute of discussion about this guy’s wackys, particularly focusing on the posters.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Jn1VxgSh/CFCC138C-8C0B-4F28-B913-09E4AC2494F0.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xCtr45S3/48F6C106-5184-41D9-AB30-988BA479CBAF.jpg)

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this is super cool, any mention of wackys is cool even if contrived and possibly with some misinformation. 
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: sco(o)t on April 09, 2021, 09:38:43 AM
Brand new TV show with a solid minute about wackys!

The show is called “Everything But The House” and is aired on HGTV network. The idea of the show is that online auctioneers auction the contents of a house to raise cash for the owners.

In Season 1 Episode 9 entitled “History Funded Future,” there is a full minute of discussion about this guy’s wackys, particularly focusing on the posters.


(https://i.postimg.cc/hv5kSGvJ/481F328E-D652-4BF0-8A66-668E1A09BD56.jpg)

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Just watched this. Did anyone else think it was odd that the lot of 23 of the 24 posters went for as little as $110?  They don't really show what
condition they are in etc. but I would have guessed at least twice that unless they were a mess.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: drono on April 09, 2021, 10:00:26 AM

Just watched this. Did anyone else think it was odd that the lot of 23 of the 24 posters went for as little as $110?  They don't really show what
condition they are in etc. but I would have guessed at least twice that unless they were a mess.

I was thinking the same thing.  The auction listing made them sound much worse than they the few that were shown in the TV show.

Condition
- yellowing, browning of the paper, especially along the fold lines; there are some bad trims

I wonder what a bad trim is.  Photo 6 shows one poster with a little browning but the others look decent.  Considering that he had these stored in a garage in Ridgefield, CT, which has a variety of temperatures, the ones in the show looked better than I would have expected.  It makes me wonder what was "planted" in the garage vs. what was actually there, especially since 1st series stickers were in the show but not the auction.

https://www.ebth.com/items/11867707-wacky-package-satirical-advertising-posters

Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: sco(o)t on April 09, 2021, 11:44:08 AM
I was thinking the same thing.  The auction listing made them sound much worse than they the few that were shown in the TV show.

Condition
- yellowing, browning of the paper, especially along the fold lines; there are some bad trims

I wonder what a bad trim is.  Photo 6 shows one poster with a little browning but the others look decent.  Considering that he had these stored in a garage in Ridgefield, CT, which has a variety of temperatures, the ones in the show looked better than I would have expected.  It makes me wonder what was "planted" in the garage vs. what was actually there, especially since 1st series stickers were in the show but not the auction.

https://www.ebth.com/items/11867707-wacky-package-satirical-advertising-posters

Thanks for the link. So the Additional Info for the auction reads:

"Additional Information   The Wacky Package posters were a set of 24, this particular group is number 1-24, only the #3 poster is missing. There are duplicate posters of #1, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 23 and 24."

Does that mean there were actually 31 posters in the lot (the 23 unique numbers and 8 duplicates)? I would day the winning bidder got a pretty good deal. They don't look in too rough condition. The auction title refers to them as ...advertising posters. That's not what I would have expected to see in this auction.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Crazy Zoo Keeper on April 10, 2021, 02:12:55 AM
I watched it last night.  While I really like Lara Spencer from her show Flea Market Flip, I didn't find anything that would make me want to watch more episodes of this.  What really bothered me was Lara, her expert, and the seller all calling them "Wacky Packs" when they apparently weren't really that familiar with them.  Lara claims to have had a collection as a kid, but since she was born in 1969, she was too young for the original series, and the seller didn't know (or was scripted not to know) that some were more valuable than others.  The auction itself said that they were from series 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9, but clearly there were 1st series, including a Bandache when they were flipping through them.  I wonder if one of the appraisers at headquarters snatched them.  The auction listing itself was poorly done with the wackys just in stacks and not fanned out like some of the others.  There was also no mention of the empty boxes even though they were in terrible shape.

https://www.ebth.com/items/11749414-topps-fleer-and-donruss-wacky-packages-stickers-and-cards-1970s

There's at least one red ludlow in that link.  Wonder if it's the Band-Ache face down.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: drono on April 10, 2021, 07:16:24 AM
There's at least one red ludlow in that link.  Wonder if it's the Band-Ache face down.

Good eyes!  It's in photo 7.  It makes you wonder about their experts - and they're ability to properly list an auction.  I think they're more interested in making good TV than getting top dollar for the family.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Mr._Stubble on April 10, 2021, 07:47:28 AM
There's at least one red ludlow in that link.  Wonder if it's the Band-Ache face down.

Looks like a 2nd red to me.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: ToadallyDude on April 18, 2021, 01:33:05 AM
the box was a re-issue - the packs, well....

(http://www.wackypackages.org/press/detroit_rock_city_box.jpg)

I remember I was such a ridiculously-fanatic Wacky collector that I literally went to see this movie when it came out just because I heard there was Wackys in it.  Like they were a movie star or something.  Oh well... at least I've never dressed up at ComicCon.  (...not that there's anything wrong with that.)
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: bandaches on April 18, 2021, 05:49:48 AM
Not sure which thread to mention this as this is not really wackys appearing in movies and such but the collector guys randomly found me and decided to interview me, now up on youtube.  Thru the world if editting, some of the clarifications and such I made didn't make the video as we all know there are exceptions and oddities in each series of wackys but here it is:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGEBrveX3rQ&t=34s

Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 18, 2021, 06:59:54 AM
Not sure which thread to mention this as this is not really wackys appearing in movies and such but the collector guys randomly found me and decided to interview me, now up on youtube.  Thru the world if editting, some of the clarifications and such I made didn't make the video as we all know there are exceptions and oddities in each series of wackys but here it is:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGEBrveX3rQ&t=34s

 :great: :great:
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: sco(o)t on April 18, 2021, 08:37:38 AM
Not sure which thread to mention this as this is not really wackys appearing in movies and such but the collector guys randomly found me and decided to interview me, now up on youtube.  Thru the world if editting, some of the clarifications and such I made didn't make the video as we all know there are exceptions and oddities in each series of wackys but here it is:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGEBrveX3rQ&t=34s

Great job, Earnie. Way to represent the hobby!
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: bandaches on April 19, 2021, 08:08:45 AM
Great job, Earnie. Way to represent the hobby!
It was a bit complicated as the first interview video didn't save correctly.  While it sounds easy, it is a challenge to do the same interview shortly after.
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: NationalSpittoon on April 19, 2021, 12:14:53 PM
Very cool! Hopefully it interests some people.

No repeats in the OS? What about Sugarmess? Come on Ernie  :]

Kidding, of course
Title: Re: Wacky Packages - Appearances in TV, Movies and Media
Post by: bandaches on April 19, 2021, 12:56:51 PM
Very cool! Hopefully it interests some people.

No repeats in the OS? What about Sugarmess? Come on Ernie  :]

Kidding, of course
LOL, I actually called that out originally but it was not in the spirit of his question so next time around, I didn't mention it. Technically other products were spoofed multiple times too and I didn't even bother to go there.  I can't even remember which version of the interview discussed backs, that also gets very complicated so either it got edited out or the 2nd time, I didn't go there.  You cant do a full education of wackys in a 10 minute interview  :-[