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these things helped shape my formative years...

 
 
Reply Wed 4 May, 2005 07:52 pm
http://img38.echo.cx/img38/5412/wack2ai.jpg

1974.
i was a 9 year old with an obsession...
i remember cleaning out candy stores...
they covered a good portion of the walls of my room...
i filled up a photo album with them...
i was constantly chewing bubble gum (similar to what was in a pack of baseball cards, but not exactly the same...)

who else went wack for the pack back in the day?
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2005 07:55 pm
this is what they actually looked like --

http://blacksunn.net/ebay/redwacky.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2005 08:13 pm
Smile i haven't thought about wacky packages in along time
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2005 08:14 pm
I remember them damn things! They looked different than that though...maybe I'm remembering the original ones...am I that f*cking old?
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2005 09:17 pm
How very MAD Mag they look! I don't remember them.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jan, 2006 10:09 pm
http://www.wackypackages.org/animation/animated_slam.gif

(more here...)
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jan, 2006 10:17 pm
I had them all...yeesh, I am truly old.

What was up with that cardboard gum ?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jan, 2006 10:29 pm
Region is younger than me.....and FLAUNTING it.


Nasty li'l bubbly rubber mat...........
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cyphercat
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jan, 2006 10:47 pm
Was the bubble gum really stinky? Not even nine year old boys are gross enough to chew stinky gum, are they??
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lemonegg2001
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jan, 2006 11:46 pm
Mine in china

http://dzb.sg.com.cn/CSFG/W020040920371565157249.jpg
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 12:18 am
Re: these things helped shape my formative years...
Region Philbis wrote:
http://img38.echo.cx/img38/5412/wack2ai.jpg

1974.
i was a 9 year old with an obsession...
i remember cleaning out candy stores...
they covered a good portion of the walls of my room...
i filled up a photo album with them...
i was constantly chewing bubble gum (similar to what was in a pack of baseball cards, but not exactly the same...)

who else went wack for the pack back in the day?


You know, this post explains a whole lot...stuff I have been, you know, kinda wondering about.......odd stuff about Region.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 07:44 am
you truly are a wascawee wabbit -- thinking about me and my idiosyncrasies day and night Wink




(oh, how i long for that cardboard gum...)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 07:50 am
Day, Region, day.



So...what did the worms taste like?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:24 am
I remember the cards from back in the 60s that caused quite a stir. The neighborhood parents asked the little store to stop selling the gum cards because the kids were so crazy for them.

They weren't the "Garbage Pail Kids" but they were kind of like that..... more violent and nasty....

Now it's driving me nuts to figure out what they were called.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:31 am
My formative years?......it HAD to be A&BC Civil War Cards.

A big slab of bubble gum, and several gory pictures.

MARVELLOUS!

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b358/lordellpus/11_1_b.jpg


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b358/lordellpus/d2_1_b.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:35 am
I remember those, Boom, they had a whole series of really grotesque cards. I got suckered into buying some which supposedly were about the American civil war--but, for example, they had a card about the C.S.S. Alabama, which showed the ship sinking in flames in the background (wrong, wrong, wrong) and showed screaming sailors in the foreground being attacked and eaten by sharks. One showed Lee reviewing his troops, who were missing arms, or legs, or eyes . . . they were truly bloody and grotesque.

I think they had other series than just that civil war thing, and they focused on blood and gore . . .
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:36 am
There ya go, what Ellpus said . . .
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:39 am
Blimey, you too Set.

My favourite was the one with the spiked wheels being rolled down onto the soldiers below.

Ah, the good ol' days.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:41 am
No these weren't the war cards (can you even imagine putting war cards in bubble gum these days?)

They were cartoon cards and they might have had a fold out poster too.... maybe it was just a poster....

ARGH!
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:48 am
......oh, and Jamboree bags, but I think that was just a Brit thing.

Flying Saucers (sherbet things that made the mouth explode)

Sherbet lemons (you could buzz those across the playground and they made a cloud of "smoke" on impact).

Those little plastic rockets that had a small spring bolt at the tip. Put a couple of capgun caps into it, throw it into a crowd of skipping girls and wait for the bang....great fun!
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