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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #385 on: June 09, 2021, 08:13:09 AM »
June sets are up

With the return of the guest artist sketch cards at the end of the 3 month period
Should be Fred Wheaton, Sam Gambino, and Simone Arena


https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-june.html

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #386 on: June 09, 2021, 10:08:06 AM »
This snuck up on me, think I lost a week somewhere.  Thanks for the reminder!

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #387 on: June 09, 2021, 12:02:51 PM »
June sets are up

With the return of the guest artist sketch cards at the end of the 3 month period
Should be Fred Wheaton, Sam Gambino, and Simone Arena


https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-june.html

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Among the June 2021 list: "Sidewalk Bends" is another book spoof ("Where the Sidewalk Ends"), and I think "Lizzard" is a Dairy Queen Blizzard spoof.

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #388 on: June 09, 2021, 12:37:50 PM »
Among the June 2021 list: "Sidewalk Bends" is another book spoof ("Where the Sidewalk Ends"), and I think "Lizzard" is a Dairy Queen Blizzard spoof.

Yes, you are correct. Both are my designs, and you guessed right on the source materials. I hear that there's at least one more book in the works, too! - Pete

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #389 on: June 09, 2021, 04:20:18 PM »
Yes, you are correct. Both are my designs, and you guessed right on the source materials. I hear that there's at least one more book in the works, too! - Pete

Pete - Why not a Wacky Packages take on a Marc Brown Arthur book or a Geronimo Stilton book or maybe the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Tangle and Whisper graphic novel for future Wacky Packages monthly series?

And regarding the June 2021 "Rookie Crisp" entry: Is it based on the unreleased John Pound Wacky Packages never made 1992 series rough?

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #390 on: June 09, 2021, 07:03:05 PM »
Am I correct in noting that free shipping is back?  I have only ordered one set, the January one, from Topps and purchased base sets for all the other months on ebay.  But it seemed that, at least for last month, there was no free shipping.

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #391 on: June 09, 2021, 07:36:52 PM »
Here's one of the new Wacky pieces I painted for June, "Cap'n Corpse" featuring some of our favorite wacky worms!

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #392 on: June 09, 2021, 07:56:39 PM »
Here's one of the new Wacky pieces I painted for June, "Cap'n Corpse" featuring some of our favorite wacky worms!


If anyone is interested in the painting, feel free to send me a pm for details.

I always love those little throwbacks to the original series, Neil!

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #393 on: June 10, 2021, 05:44:33 AM »
The May sets should hopefully be shipping soon.

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #394 on: June 10, 2021, 07:45:51 AM »
The May sets should hopefully be shipping soon.

I think those not shipping yet is why I was surprised that it was time to order June sets  :-\ 

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #395 on: June 10, 2021, 07:57:35 AM »
The May sets should hopefully be shipping soon.

Woudln't it be nice if we could receive May sets in, say, May?   :38:
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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #396 on: June 10, 2021, 09:32:08 AM »
June sets are up

With the return of the guest artist sketch cards at the end of the 3 month period
Should be Fred Wheaton, Sam Gambino, and Simone Arena


https://www.topps.com/2021-topps-wacky-packages-monthly-series-june.html

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Thanks, I forgot about this.  Clicked on the link and was greeted by a screen at Topps saying "You have been blocked"   ;D  What is wrong with them????
Now I am going through captcha hell just to order....I'm getting burned out with how Topps treats me on their website when I am purchasing things from them.

So as of now, it just keeps looping through the "you are blocked" and then captchas.  SMDH....I am using the latest firefox...there is nothing unusual about my browser.




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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #397 on: June 10, 2021, 09:42:18 AM »
Finally got to order...dang.

8 captchas looping on the "you are blocked screen" so I cleared cache, cookies, everything from the browser and restarted.

Then after 2 more captchas it finally let me order....thanks so much.  Then I had to do another captcha to login at checkout.  No offense to all the great artists and writers working to bring us the monthly sets, the Topps webmaster needs to be taken out back....

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #398 on: June 10, 2021, 10:19:27 AM »
Pete - Why not a Wacky Packages take on a Marc Brown Arthur book or a Geronimo Stilton book or maybe the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Tangle and Whisper graphic novel for future Wacky Packages monthly series?

And regarding the June 2021 "Rookie Crisp" entry: Is it based on the unreleased John Pound Wacky Packages never made 1992 series rough?

I've been told that Topps wants only the most iconic books for parody. Even some Seuss books I spoofed weren't deemed well known enough! Send me some images of the books you're suggesting, and I'll see what I can do, but its probably a long shot.

The Rookie Crisp gag was independent of anyone else's work, but duplicate ideas are very common. I recently submitted a Trix/Trips gag at the same time Neil was painting his for the May set, and I had also sent in a Jolly Rancher/Roger spoof that was completely different from Neil's. The Loafing Cow I did for June has apparently been done before, and the Energeezer in this June's set duplicates a card of mine back in the ANS days! It can be nearly impossible to keep all the prior designs straight, since no one has ever done a master list. But if any of our dedicated fan base ever felt so inclined.....

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #399 on: June 10, 2021, 12:19:30 PM »
Speaking of May sets shipping, I just got my Fedex norice.

Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #400 on: June 10, 2021, 02:53:51 PM »
It can be nearly impossible to keep all the prior designs straight, since no one has ever done a master list. But if any of our dedicated fan base ever felt so inclined.....
LOL
I haven’t laughed so hard in quite some time

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #401 on: June 10, 2021, 05:40:54 PM »
I wonder what Freakies will spoof for the June 2021 Wacky Packages set?

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #402 on: June 11, 2021, 06:09:36 AM »
I've been buying the 9-pocket card protectors from Amazon for years now.  I'm pretty sure they're the same as I bought from Target before because I initially searched for the same brand.  About $10 for 70 pages.  Here's the link if interested:

https://www.amazon.com/Guard-Starter-9-Pocket-Pages-Count/dp/B07BHJP4P3/ref=sr_1_15?crid=2TBMRAJD0H0NH&dchild=1&keywords=card+guard+9+pocket&qid=1620967923&sprefix=cardguard+9%2Caps%2C311&sr=8-15

Have others tried these?  How do they compare to the standard 9-pocket pages from Ultra Pro?  I looked on the web and did not see any reviews or comments addressing a comparison between the two.  (I realize this should probably be a separate discussion.)
Marc

Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #403 on: June 11, 2021, 07:15:18 AM »
Speaking of May sets shipping, I just got my Fedex norice.
Got my notice this morning
Of course, being Friday, the supposed ‘overnight’ shipping won’t arrive until Monday. Ridiculous that weekend delivery is not part of this service.
I’ve noticed that Wackys get their shipping notice filed on Fridays far too often to be coincidence. Clearly relegated to the back of the line by Topps.

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #404 on: June 11, 2021, 08:09:17 AM »
Got my notice this morning
Of course, being Friday, the supposed ‘overnight’ shipping won’t arrive until Monday. Ridiculous that weekend delivery is not part of this service.
I’ve noticed that Wackys get their shipping notice filed on Fridays far too often to be coincidence. Clearly relegated to the back of the line by Topps.

I have noticed that as well, and I agree wholeheartedly that weekend delivery should be included.  After a couple of Fridays like that I switched back to regular delivery, but then they sat in Florida for days and/or bounced around NJ/PA for a few days, so now I pay the ransom and go for the overnight.  This month I seem to have lucked out; barring incidents, my May Wackys should be here tonight.

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #405 on: June 12, 2021, 02:08:43 AM »
My May Wacky shipment arrived at around 7 last night.

They have the same yellow boxes, but the plastic cases have the flat snap lids this time.

The playing cards were all in pairs, 3 of Clubs and 5 of Diamonds, and 7 of Spades and Ace of Hearts.

The coupons are again in five groups:
1, 6, 11, 16
2, 7, 12, 17
3, 8, 13, 18
4, 9, 14, 19
5, 10, 15, 20

Thumbs up to Topps for the pairs and groups, as they make trading easier!

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #406 on: June 16, 2021, 10:30:50 AM »
Whoever asked if Pesky from last month spoofed Pepsi, they were right. Also could someone show us Rookie Crisp and Sidewalk Bends please?

Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #407 on: June 16, 2021, 01:05:35 PM »
Whoever asked if Pesky from last month spoofed Pepsi, they were right. Also could someone show us Rookie Crisp and Sidewalk Bends please?
Images are in the Master List for those two now.

Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #408 on: June 16, 2021, 01:06:44 PM »
May sales show 565.

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #409 on: June 16, 2021, 06:01:05 PM »
Here's my four:










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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #410 on: June 17, 2021, 09:51:11 AM »
Dave....as always, love the tight illustrations and those extra little details you add!

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Re: 2021 All-New Wacky Packages
« Reply #411 on: Today at 06:24:16 AM »
Here's a  few new wonkys from the new June set.




 

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