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Offline ToadallyDude

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2020, 05:05:54 PM »
I never really thought about the Petley thing much.  I guess in a way, it was a huge nail in the Wacky coffin.  Do we know if it delayed the release or size of the 16th series?  Weird to think that one tea company could have been what prevented us from getting a 17th through 20-something run.  Petley doesn't even taste that good.  Yah, maybe better than Hipton.  But it's all about "Pig Lips" for English tea.  I made it a point of having some when I was at that card show in London trying to track down Wackys.

Offline mikecho

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2020, 04:29:51 PM »
You are probably right.  By the time Topps won that lawsuit, Original Series Wackys were already on the decline.  I was really referring to the fact that with the modern era Wackys, as someone else mentioned, most products seem to be fair game.
Ex-act-ly! You are absolutely right, sir! (as Ed McMahon would say)

In fact, I noticed long ago that, as far as both Wackys and their cookie and cracker products were concerned, Nabisco seems to gained both a sense of humor and a funny bone after all these years - and has still kept both of them.

The only kinda-sorta cease-and-desist orders from 2004 on that I've heard of were in ANS1 (2004) and ANS2 (2005). In both cases, M&M/Mars complained about some of their candy products being in both of them (which, btw, didn't last very long, as not only were the Wackys that were cease-and-desisted released anyway years later (they were 3 Racketeers and Twits, IIRC), but a lot of those aforementioned candy products and several other candy products from the same company were - and still are - being parodied to this day (repeatedly and ad nauseum)).

Then there were at least two other ANS Wackys at the same time as that incident (they were Fright Castle Ghoulburgers and Slacker Jack, again, IIRC) that had to have their original artwork slightly altered in order to appease their respective companies (and in both cases, it was only a few minor details that most people probably wouldn't have heard of or even noticed unless they knew about them in advance or someone mentioned them and then showed them to them). Topps, as far as I know, has had no more trouble with cease-and-desist orders after that (at least, I haven't heard of any - has anyone else out there?).



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Offline mikecho

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2020, 11:44:29 PM »
Time for another new page - this time, on three of the five Monster Cereals.

*Franken Brainy (OLDS 1 (2010))
*Flabben Belly (Wacky Packages Postcards Series 7 (2011))
*Franken Bury (ANS8 (2011)/ANS9 (2012 (Wacky Cereal C2 and lenticular card))
*Frank 'n Bratty (2015 Halloween Pack O' Fun)
*Al Franken Berry (Trumpocracy - The First 100 Days (2017) (print-on-demand))
*Flunkin' Berry (50th Anniversary Series (2017) (Cereal and Oversized Card))
*Prankin' Berry (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Count Funkula (ANS2 (2005))
*Count Cluckula (Wacky Packages Postcards Series 7 (2011))
*Count Chalkula (OLDS 4 (2012))
*Count Croakula (2015 Halloween Pack O' Fun)
*Count Chuckula (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Gloo Berry (Wacky Packages Postcards Series 7 (2011))
*Honey Boo Boo Berry (ANS11 (2013) (sticker and coloring card))
*Goo Bury (Wacky Packages Chrome (2014)) (Cutting Room Floor)
*Fondue Berry (OLDS 5 (2014))
*Boo Boo Beary (2015 Halloween Pack O' Fun)
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2020, 05:58:58 PM »
You are probably right.  By the time Topps won that lawsuit, Original Series Wackys were already on the decline.  I was really referring to the fact that with the modern era Wackys, as someone else mentioned, most products seem to be fair game.
You are absolutely right again, sir! I guess, ever since they were brought back in 2004, most (if not all) of the big companies have figured out by now that having one or more of their various products making it into a Wacky Packages series is practically a badge of honor (dubious though it may be).

The only really big company that I think is the exception to the rule is Walt Disney Productions. There might be a major problem releasing the four Disney products from the lost 1992 series (De'Ja Vu Master Sickey Mouse Viewer, Bimbo, BuckTales and The Little Barmaid) and Ironed Man from ANS8's Wacky Packages Go to the Movies subset as actual stickers because of this, and we all know what happened to the planned Star Wars Wacky Packages series, don't we, folks? However, if anyone can think of any other big companies where this may be a problem, though, please let me know.

Btw, was the Star Wars Wacky Packages series completed and ready to be released to stores by the time Disney pulled the plug on it? That'd really be a bummer if it was.
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Offline ToadallyDude

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #74 on: August 10, 2020, 06:23:40 PM »
Once Mickey Mouse is public domain (soon), it will be interesting to see what happens with all the parody and uses of THAT character. 

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #75 on: August 12, 2020, 10:26:54 AM »
Once Mickey Mouse is public domain (soon), it will be interesting to see what happens with all the parody and uses of THAT character.
Yeah, especially the lost 1992 series' De'Ja Vu Master Sickey Mouse Viewer. If that one was ever officially published and Disney ever found out about it, they'd have 10,000 fits. In fact, they wouldn't be satisfied with just pulling that Wacky, they'd want every last copy of it to be totally destroyed. if someone could please post the finished art for it, you''ll all see what I mean.
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #76 on: August 12, 2020, 08:52:48 PM »
Even Old School is blending the obscure with the familiar.  But that could just be Dave stretching resources the best he can to keep the train rolling.
Is it just me, or am I the only one here who thinks that, in the case of the OLDS run when compared to the last days of the OS run, history just may be repeating itself?

I really hope I'm wrong this time just once.
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2020, 04:02:58 PM »
Yep, starting a new page again:

*Cheapos (ANS2 (2005)/Erasers Series 2 (2011)/Minis Series 2 (2021) (mini: Wave 1-3; sticker: Wave 1-3))
*Cheatas (Wacky Packages Postcards Series 2 (2008))
*CheeZillas (50th Anniversary Series (2017) (Movie)/Minis Series 1 (2020) (sticker: Wave 3 and 4))
*Feetos (April Fools Postcards (2020))
*Chewtoes (Off the Market Series Three (2021))

*Plastered Peanuts (1st version) (Wacky Ads (1969)/2nd Series (1973)/Iron-Ons Series 1 (1973)/Wonder Bread Series 1 (1974)/Wacky Patches (1974) (test patch)/1st Rerun Series (1979)/Wacky Packages Chrome (2014, also in Wacky Ads subset)/Campaign Posters (2015)/Minis Series 1 (2020) (mini: Wave 2; red sparkle mini: Wave 5 (R5); sticker: Wave 4))
*Painters Mixed-Up Nuts (10th Series (1974))
*Ranters Mixed-Up Nuts (ANS5 (2007))
*Panters Peanuts (ANS9 (2012))
*Panthers Peanuts (Wacky Packages Posters Series One (2012, includes matching promo sticker))
*Pampered Peanuts (2014 S1)
*Plastered Peanuts (2nd version) (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018) (Animated))
*Pestered Peanuts (Attacky Packages Series 2 (2019))
*Players Peanuts (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Trans-Planted Peanuts (Garbage Pail Kids: Food Fight (2021 S1))
*Puffers Sneez Balls (OLDS 9 (2021))
*Blistered Peanuts (Wonky Ads (2021))

*Triks (5th Series (1973)/Wacky Package Tattoos (1974)/ANS5 (2007) (magnet)/ANS6 (2007) (Make Your Own Wacky Packs)/Flashback 2 (2008)/ANS7 (Wacky Cereal C1) (2010))
*Tix (ANS1 (2004)/vending machine series 1 (2005; paired with Go-Dirt)/ANS10 (2013) (Wacky Cereal C1)/Minis Series 2 (20210 (mini: Wave 1-3; sticker: Wave 1-3))
*Trux (ANS9 (2012)/ANS10 (2013) (magnet)/ANS11 (2013) (Wacky Cereal C4))
*Nix (Network Spews (2017) (print-on-demand))
*Brix Cereal Bar (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Trax (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Trips (All New Monthly Series (2021))

*Kentucky Fried Fingers (8th Series (1974))
*Washington's Spineless Chickens (Trumpocracy: The First 100 Days (2017) (print-on-demand))
*KFSee (Off the Market Series One (2019))
*Yucky Fried Fingers (Attacky Packages Series 3 (2019))
*Kentucky Flies Sicken (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Kentucky Fried Garbage (Garbage Pail Kids: Food Fight (2021 S1))

*Coldfish (ANS1 (2004)/vending machine series 1 (2005; combined with Who Cares? Bears and Cheapo-Man Lice Cakes)/Minis Series 2 (2021) (mini: Wave 1-3; sticker: Wave 1-3))
*Ghoulfish (ANS8 (2011)/ANS10 (2013) (tattoo))
*Goflush (ANS11 (2013))
*Silverfish (2015 S1/Minis Series 1 (2020) (mini: Wave 2, 4 and 5; sticker: Wave 3 and 4))
*Dogfish (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Goldfinch (All New Monthly Series (2021))

*Hersheep (Wacky Packages Postcards Series 9 (2013) (Bonus Card TS19))
*Hexey's (2016 Halloween Pack O' Fun)
*Her or She (Valentine's Day (2018) (print-on-demand))
*Hearsey's (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Hissey's Slithering Syrup (OLDS 6 (2017)/Minis Series 1 (2020) (mini: Wave 4 and 5))

*No Chocolate M&eMpty (ANS9 (2012))
*Just Plain Messy Um&Um's (OLDS 3 (2012))
*Morbid Chocolate MuMmy's (Wacky Halloween Postcards 2012 (limited edition))
*Petrified MuMmy's (Wacky Halloween Postcards 2012 (regular edition))/Wacky Halloween Plaques (2014))
*Tapeworm MRI's (Christmas Postcards (2016))
*MoNsters (All New Weekly Series (2020))

Post Raisin Bran:
*Grazin' Bran (4th Series (1973)/Wacky Package Tattoos (1974))
*Raisin Brain (ANS3 (2005) (Foil Sticker F9)/ANS9 (2012) (lenticular card)/ANS10 (2013) (Wacky Cereal C2))
*Raven Bran (ANS7 (2010)/ANS9 (2012 (Wacky Cereal C1))
Kellogg's Raisin Bran:
*Blazin' Bran (ANS9 (2012)/ANS11 (2013) (Wacky Cereal C2))
*Raisin Brawn (ANS11 (2013))
*Racin' Bran (50th Anniversary Series (2017) (Cereal and Oversized Card))
*Ranger Bran (Wacky Packages Go to the Movies (2018) (Action))
*Raisin Bang (All New Monthly Series (2021)

*Raggedy Ant (9th Series (1974)/Wonder Bread Series 3 (1975)/3rd Rerun Series (1980))
*Tragedy Ann (1991 Series)
*Maggoty Ann (ANS7 (2010) (Wack-O-Mercial))
*Tragedy Ant (Attacky Packages Series 4 (2020))
*Raggedy Android (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Ruggedy Ant (All New Monthly Series (2021) (Wonky Packages))

*Shingles (15th Series (1975)/3rd Rerun Series (1980)/1982 Album Series/1986 Album Series (unreleased)/Minis Series 1 (2020) (mini: Wave 1-5; sticker: Wave 3-5))
*Prickles (ANS3 (2005/2006)/Erasers Series 1 (2011))
*Pimples (ANS9 (2012))
*Kringles (Christmas (2017) (print-on-demand))
*Fingles (Off the Market Series Two (2020))
*Thingles (All New Weekly Series (2020))
*Tingles (All New Weekly Series (2020))

*Ratz (Die-Cuts (1967)/ANS2 (2005) (magnet)/Wacky Pack Flashback (2008)/OLDS 3 (2012) (Wacky 1967)/Wacky Packages Chrome (2014) (Die-Cuts)/Minis Series 1 (2020) (mini: Wave 1-5; sticker: Wave 1 and 4))
*Ditz (ANS7 (2010)/Erasers Series 1 (2011))
*Rotz (2015 S1/Minis Series 1 (2020) (mini: Wave 1; sticker: Wave 3 and 4))
*Blitz (Off the Market Series Three (2021))

*Camals (Die-Cuts (1967)/1st Series (1973)/Wacky Package Posters (1973 and 1974; both series)/Iron-Ons Series 1 (1973)/Wacky Package Tattoos (1974)/1st Rerun Series (1979)/1982 Album Series/Wacky Pack Flashback 2 (2008) (poster version)/Wacky Packages Chrome (2014))
*Hamel (1st version) (15th Series (1975)/3rd Rerun Series (1980))
*Hamel (2nd version) (1985 Series/1986 Album Series (unreleased))
*Carnage (Attacky Packages Series 2 (2019))
*Mammal (Off the Market Series 2 (bonus sticker B3 and matching card) (2020))

*Reaganets (1985 Series/1986 Album Series (unreleased)/Garbage Pail Kids: Oh, the Horror-ible! (Trick or Treat) (2018 S2))
*Hellraiserets (Wacky Halloween Postcards Series 5 (base postcard and promo postcard NS4 (paired with Killing Sppprreee) (2013))
*Raisin' Its (OLDS 5 (2014))
*Ravenets (Wacky Halloween Postcards Series 6 (2020))

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2020, 09:31:51 AM »
6 inch edition

-Milk Chocolate
-Dark Chocolate (Chase Edition)
-Strawberry Ectoplasm
-Ground Bones & Blood
-Matcha Snake Venom
-Radioactive Waste
-Too Much Sake
-Cappuccino Caffeine Overdose
-Bad Banana Blight
-Purple Drank
-Poison Pumpkin Spice
-Expired Stock
-Misfits Edition
-Cursed Cranberry


-Milk Chocolate (XL Edition)
-Himalayan Death Pepper (XL Edition)
-Assaulted Caramel (XL Edition)
-Misfits Edition (XL Edition)
Two more were just released. Time to update the list, Dr. M!
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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2020, 12:29:15 PM »
Wacky Packages still holds the top spot on the list with 20 - the last three of them in the ANWS alone!

UPDATE: Thank you, Topps, for the nice Christmas present - a 21st Wacky Packages release - and a fourth ANWS sticker at that!
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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2021, 11:28:37 AM »
6 inch edition

-Milk Chocolate
-Dark Chocolate (Chase Edition)
-Strawberry Ectoplasm
-Ground Bones & Blood
-Matcha Snake Venom
-Radioactive Waste
-Too Much Sake
-Cappuccino Caffeine Overdose
-Bad Banana Blight
-Purple Drank
-Poison Pumpkin Spice
-Expired Stock
-Misfits Edition
-Cursed Cranberry
-Dirty Rotten Apple
-Assaulted Caramel


-Milk Chocolate (XL Edition)
-Himalayan Death Pepper (XL Edition)
-Assaulted Caramel (XL Edition)
-Misfits Edition (XL Edition)
-Matcha Snake Venom (XL Edition)
Thanks for updating the list, Mike!

One little suggestion, though. Could you please put XL Edition at the top of its list in a similar manner to the 6 inch edition list? I think it'd be a lot easier that way.

And one question about the name of one of the 6 inch ones: is it Too Much Sake or Drunken Sake?
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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2021, 03:42:20 PM »
Thanks for updating the list, Mike!

One little suggestion, though. Could you please put XL Edition at the top of its list in a similar manner to the 6 inch edition list? I think it'd be a lot easier that way.

And one question about the name of one of the 6 inch ones: is it Too Much Sake or Drunken Sake?

Hey Mike!

All updated as per your suggestions. Iíve changed XL to King Size for accuracy. I checked on the artistís website (Andrew Bell/Dead Zebra) and he has it listed as Too Much Sake. I believe the package lists it as Druken Sake. So I can modify however you like.

Offline mikecho

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2021, 03:57:33 PM »
Hey Mike!

All updated as per your suggestions. Iíve changed XL to King Size for accuracy. I checked on the artistís website (Andrew Bell/Dead Zebra) and he has it listed as Too Much Sake. I believe the package lists it as Drunken Sake. So I can modify however you like.
Let's go with the packaging (if that's right; can someone confirm or deny this?) and list it as Drunken Sake. Otherwise, just keep it the way it is.

Also, the words "Size" and "Edition" in Milk Chocolate (King Size Edition) need to be spaced out.

Offline Dr.M

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2021, 04:04:32 PM »
Let's go with the packaging (if that's right; can someone confirm or deny this?) and list it as Drunken Sake. Otherwise, just keep it the way it is.

Also, the words "Size" and "Edition" in Milk Chocolate (King Size Edition) need to be spaced out.

I just checked and the package says ĎDrunk On Japenese Sakeí Iíll make the changes.

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Re: What is the most-parodied Wacky?
« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2021, 04:26:06 PM »
I just checked and the package says ĎDrunk On Japanese Sakeí Iíll make the changes.
Thanks!

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Re: What is the most-parodied product among all Wackys?
« Reply #85 on: May 17, 2021, 01:48:23 PM »
Well. I'll start another new page now:

*Paydough (12th Series (1975))
*Slayday (Wacky Halloween Postcards 2010, paired with Strike)
*Mayday (2015 S1)
*Hayday (Off the Market Series Three (2021))

*Blunder Bread (Wacky Ads (1969)/2nd Series (1973)/Wonder Bread Series 1 and 2 (both 1974)/Shedd's Peanut Butter Series (1977)/1st Rerun Series (1979)/4th Rerun Series (1980)/1986 Album Series (unreleased)/Mad Caps (1994) (Wacky Caps subset)/Wacky Pack Flashback 2 (2008)/ANS8 (magnet) (2011)/Wacky Packages Posters Series One (2012)/Chrome (base card and Wacky Ads subset) (2014)/Minis Series 1 (2020) (sticker: Wave 4)/Minis Series 2 (2021) (mini: Wave 1-3; sticker: Wave 1-3))
*Wonduh Bread (ANS6 (2007))
*Wander Bread (Wacky Packages Postcards Series 5 (2010))
*Plunder Bread (1st version) (ANS8 (2011)/Wacky Packages Posters Series One (2012))
*Plunder Bread (2nd version) (Attacky Packages Series 2 (2019))
*Wounded Bread (All New Weekly Series (2020))
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