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July 7, 2004 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Wacky Packages are back! Everyone's favourite stickers from childhood are back. The originals were developed by Maus author Art Spiegelman way back in 1967, with the first series of stickers being released in 1973.

Sometimes goofy, often gross, Wacky Packages were a 10-year-old's dream come true (with Garbage Pail Kids a close second).
posted by fizz-ed (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I used to love these in elementary school--we used to stick them on our subversive (sort-of) : >
posted by amberglow at 10:43 AM on July 7, 2004

I was totally into wackypacks when I was a kid. And it was subversive, amber.. as subversive as a white, suburban 2nd grader could be in the early 70's.
posted by crunchland at 10:57 AM on July 7, 2004

I've got a "Sneakers" (Snickers) bar sticker on my computer.
posted by dogwelder at 10:58 AM on July 7, 2004

Like Adbusters, only cheaper...
posted by monkey.pie.baker at 10:58 AM on July 7, 2004

and funnier.
posted by jonmc at 11:03 AM on July 7, 2004

I collected and studied these obsessively, and actually drew up my own series of ones they hadn't done (the only one I can remember now is "Clobber Girl"). They were pretty good for an 11-year-old or whatever I was. I still have the reply from Topp's patiently explaining that they had their own artists to do the stickers and thus would not be needing any of the fine samples I had sent.
posted by soyjoy at 11:23 AM on July 7, 2004

I remember seeing these when I was younger. My sisters had a bunch of them, and I always got a kick out of them. Thanks.
posted by synecdoche at 11:31 AM on July 7, 2004

I bought an uncut sheet of old Wacky Packs from, had it framed, and it hangs in my office. I love it.
posted by GaelFC at 11:31 AM on July 7, 2004

YAYUH! I have 200 of the things in my fireproof file. I. Am. Ecstatic!
posted by yoga at 11:57 AM on July 7, 2004

I saw a guy selling a full sheet of originals (so he claimed) on the street in front of Grand Central Station in NY for $50. I spent a few minutes looking at them. It's incredible how many of them were still lodged in my brain taking up space after 30 years. Thanks to GaelFC, now I know how he was making money.
posted by fuzz at 12:14 PM on July 7, 2004

I'm still looking for a Shot Wheels card to finish my damn collection.
posted by Fofer at 9:39 PM on July 7, 2004

More old school Wackys for sale online.
posted by GaelFC at 10:49 PM on July 7, 2004

Whats a wackypack? Is it like stickers for old people?
posted by Keyser Soze at 11:43 PM on July 7, 2004

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