name: Tony Barbieri
Trying to fully capture why Wacky's give me the nostalgic, magical, romantic feel is very hard to do. Part of it must be the reminder of many years ago - and visual reminders at that.
I just remember the anticipation of seeing a Wacky for the very first time. I would be almost spellbound.
Of course, there is also an innocence and the artwork is always first-rate and the humor generally so.
It just evokes fairly powerful nostalgic, magical, and romantic feelings.
Kind'a neat to have that happen to you.
date: 1:10 pm - Monday, March 22, 2004
name: Loren Hinger
My 22 year old daughter opened a package of garbage pail kids cards, and was puzzled to see a card for COACH HOTEL. Confused as to this unusual event, she showed me the card. I was blown away!!! I discussed the history and romantacism of Wacky Packages with all four of my children, and they now want to be collectors. We have all viewed the website together and spent hours rolling in laughter. I had posted all of my packages when I was young into a photo album my grandparents had given me, and that book is now a long lost treasure.
Let's all do our part and support Topps in this renewed endeavor. Three Cheers!!!
date: 10:29 am - Monday, March 22, 2004
name: Tool-Time Allen
After reading this morning's paper,it's great to see WP's making their comeback. We recently moved and discovered my old plastic card files filled with WP's from long ago. Still in great shape and possible ready to be handed down or sold! Great site work!
date: 11:50 am - Tuesday, March 16, 2004
thanks for making life easy greg...it is great to have a place to be able to look up series info, cards, etc...looking forward to june!!!!!
date: 3:03 am - Tuesday, March 16, 2004
name: Don Williams
This is classic! I also just read today in the newspaper how Wacky Packages were coming back, and (like others) it brought back memories. I think that I never lost the urge to "twist" around product names into funny ones like Wacky's. I think my favorite was "Hurts" tomato sauce (swalling this stuff really "hurts" your stomach...). I still can't look at a Hertz tomato sauce can without laughing! I too have an old collection and will need to take it out and look at it again. Keep up the great work on this website!
date: 9:25 pm - Monday, March 15, 2004
name: Kim P.
Wow I just read in my morning paper about Wacky's coming back. Boy did it bring back the memories. We would go to the store with my mom,and had to "be good" in order to get a pack. Boy those were the days. Can;t wait to relive them with my son. Thanks Topps!
date: 8:41 am - Monday, March 15, 2004
name: Jessica Kelly
this is so cool my G-ma has some of these wacky packeges and i just cant wait to see them .. she says that my dad usta collect them when he was about 10,,, he is now 40
i think i'll collect them too. if you have any info on them please e-mail me
date: 7:02 pm - Sunday, March 14, 2004
name: The Catbird
This is mind-boggling! I just surfed in, and am finding myself transported back to May of 1968. Here come de' Judge! Isn't it something how status symbols change over the years? When I was in the 4th grade in early '68, the one thing that a kid in my school would kill or die for was an oval STP sticker for his notebook (remember the turbine car?). But along about May, STP went out of style and Wacky-Packages were the new "in" thing. I covered the entire front of my notebook with 'em. Years later, when I met my wife, she had her "hope chest" covered with them.
Nowadays, kids think they have to hit up the old man for big bucks for some piece of Japanese electronic crap to be "in". Sad. They don't know what they missed.
date: 4:37 pm - Friday, March 12, 2004
email: robertmattison@comast .net
IM FEELING JUST LIKE YOU KURT ! I TOO WILL BE RIDING MY BIKE TO THE STORE TO GET THEM AND THE BEST PART IS THIS TIME I WILL HAVE MY BEST FRIEND WITH ME, MY 8 YEAR OLD SON ROBBY. I READ IN THE NEWSPAPER THAT WACKYS ARE COMING BACK.THE FIRST THING I DID WAS GO INTO MY BASEMENT AND TOOK DOWN THE DUSTY BOX OF MY WACKYS AND WHEN I OPENED IT THE MEMORIES OF THOSE TIMES CAME BACK TO ME.WACKY PACKAGES WERE A SPECIAL PART OF MY CHILDHOOD AND NOW THEY ARE BACK, THIS TRULY IS A GREAT DAY!!!
date: 3:37 pm - Friday, March 12, 2004
name: Ben Goozner
Hey man! I am very happy that I discovered this site about Wackys! I thought they were long forgotten by everybody these days. I'm glad that a lot of people still remember them. I'm also amazed at the number of people that are collecting them too. The thing I am most amazed about though is the fact that they are coming back this June! Even though I'm not a kid (I'm 34) I will still buy them once in a great while starting this June. I'm currently trying to get "The Wacky Packages Gallery". Whew! Is that book hard to find! Finnaly my mom contacted Borders books for me and they said they could get it.
date: 7:05 pm - Thursday, March 11, 2004