Wacky Packages is Back to Entertain a New - & Old - Generation
Pop Culture Icon Returns to Spoof Today’s Products
Every kid who grew up in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s remembers Wacky Packages — a true
phenomenon, which made fun of everyday household products. And now the pop
culture icon is back! The Topps Company is pleased to announce that the all-new
Wacky Packages releases nationwide this week.
In Topps "wacky" world, Gutterade is the "Lemon-Slime Sewer
Water — Fetid, Foul & Fluoridated" ... Sneakers, which "tastes like old
gym shoes," spoofs a candy bar of a similar name and Dead Bull is the
"No Energy Drink that drains body and mind". And there’s much more such as
My Little Phony, Mean Cuisine, Scrapple and Who Cares
Bears? In all, 55 wacky parody stickers appear in the all-new series.
"With last year’s successful comeback of our Garbage Pail Kids and the
public’s strong appetite for ‘retro’ merchandise, the timing feels right to
re-launch one of our most successful editorial franchises ever," says Ira
Friedman, V.P./New Product Development & Publishing.
Topps even makes fun of its own brands in the new series. The company’s Ring
Pop lollipop is presented as Bling Pup, "the jewelry candy for
flashy lil’ dogs!" as well as parodies of its Push Pop and Baby Bottle Pop.
Each 6-sticker pack of Wacky Packages carries a 99-cent SRP.
"We’re tickling kids’ funny bones with a unique collectible for just 99
cents a pack. Show me a better deal anywhere and I’ll eat a box of Frosted
Snakes!" added Friedman.
While kids are expected to be the primary customers, Topps is aware of the huge
following from the passionate baby boomer collectors, many of whom are actively
on the internet buying, trading and chatting about Wacky Packages. For the
web-savvy fans, Topps has created
which will debut shortly. And collectors will even have an opportunity to bid
on original Wacky Packages Artwork (old & new) such as the legendary "Crust"
piece during a high-profile auction taking place on
Source: The Topps Company, Inc.
Date: June 15, 2004
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