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Wacky Packs "The Sassy Stickers from the Sixties" By Euphrates
In 1973, every pre-teenaged boy had a Wacky Pack sticker on his notebook, locker, math book,
bike, and/or the door of his bedroom. Topps had given him a way to flick the nose of
the establishment during the awkward years when he was too old for Daffy Duck and too
young for Frank Zappa.
These Mad-magazine influenced trading card-sized stickers contained raunchy parodies of popular products. From Crust toothpaste to Bloodweiser beer, no product or manufacturer was left unscathed. Each product was given an evil alter-ego name and then defaced with worms, poison and vomit. A generation was being prepared for Alice Cooper.
Wacky Packs were so popular that they have been reprinted and re-released several times during the '70s and '80s, and even again in 1991. They even have the uneasy distinction of being the fathers of the Garbage Pail Kids series from the '80s. Topps also came up with the Weird Wheels series in 1973, a tip of the hat to the very popular Rat Fink-influenced Odd Rods, monster-car stickers by made Donruss in 1969, and Fleer's Weird-Ohs.
It takes a seasoned veteran to figure out all of the set series with puzzles and checklists, card variaions, short-prints, double-prints and triple-prints. With prices of sets ranging from $30 to $500, it is worth a new collector's time to visit some of the great Wacky Pack websites that provide this information in detail.
List of Parodies 61 Magazine 6-Up 6-Urp 8-Lives Tuna Bones Achoo Alpain Ape Green Beans Awful Bits Badzooka Bam Band-Ache Bar-Kist Battle Ball Battle Caps Beanball Bear Aspirin Beastball Bent Cigarettes Betty Crooked Sludge Bit-O-Money Blast Blew Ribbon Blisterine Bloodweiser Blunder Bread Bone Ami Brandy Land Breadcrust Brittle Soap Pads Bum Chex Bum's Life Busted Finger Camals Cheapios Cheep Chicken Fat Chock Full Choke King Choke Wagon Clunky Cover Ghoul Cram Creep Fang Paste Crust Czechlets Daffy Dimwit Dots Ditch Boy Don't Touch Mee Tea Dopey Whip Dr. Ono Drainola Duck and Hide Dull Pineapple Duzn't Easy Cough Easy Cuss-Words El Polluto Family Circuit Fang Fearout Iron-ons Feetena Fink Foolball Foolite Freetoes Fright Guard Gadzooka Gatoraid Graft Cheese Grave Train Grime Gurgle Gyppy Pop Ha Ha Crackers Hag & Hag Hazel Mishap Hex Lax Hired Root Beer Hookey Horrid Deodorant Hostage Cupcakes Hungry Jerk Hurts Tomatoes Hurtz Ketchup Hyde's Rox Cookies Jail-O Jerk in Jail Jungle Kentucky Fried Fingers Kong Fu Kook-Aid Land O Quakes Lavirus Lipoff Cup-a-Slop Liptorn Soup Log Cave-In Syrup L'oggs Lova Soap Maddie Boy Mashbox Mess Clairoil Milk Muds Minute Lice Mold Rush Moobeline Mop & Glop Motorzola Mr. Goodbye Mr. Mean Mrs. Klean Mrs. Smalls Mud Magazine Muler's Dregg Noodles Mutts Apple Juice My Sink Nestree Neveready Nooseweek Old Spit Paid Killers Paul Maul Planet of the Grapes Play Dumb Progreaso Pupsi-Cola Pure Hex Putrid Cat Chow Quacker Oats Raw Goo Real Garbage Rice A Phoni Rotsa Root Run Tony Shells Run-A-Way Vitamins Scare Deal Scary Jane Scoot ScreamSicle Shorts Illustrated Shot Wheels Siesta Crackers Skimpy Sleepy Sneer Soggy Babies Sootball Sorry Wrap Spills Bros Spit & Spill Spray Nit Squabble Stickers Stingline Stinkertoy Sugar Daffy Sugarmess Gum Super Cigar Crisp Sweat Hard Soap Swiss Fright Cheese Taster's Choke Taxim Tied Detergent Tijuana Smells Toad Triks Cereal Truant Vicejoy View Monster Vile Soap Wash 'n Fly Weakies Weakinson Windhex Windstun Wormy Packages Yubum