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April 26, 2013

Wacky Packs

I first became acquainted with Wacky Packs in about 3rd or 4th grade.  I used to beg for them all the time.  My dad would sometimes surprise me with a pack or two when he got home from work.  I got them in my Christmas stocking and as a reward for good grades or good behaviour.  There were about 10 stickers in each pack, and a stick of crappy gum that I chewed anyway.  I gave away my original collection back in the 70s but I was able to purchase back my entire collection from that era off eBay a few years ago.

To this day, I still refer to some products by their Wacky Pack names.  'Kentucky Fried Fingers, they're chicken lickin good' remains my fave (bottom left).

Dutch Boy paint will always be Ditch Boy to me.  Same with Land O'Quakes butter (Land O Lakes is the real name).

Mop & Glo goes on my grocery list as Mop & Glop.

The backs of the cards formed a puzzle of one of the stickers.

Did anyone else collect these from the mid-70s?

18 comments:

  1. We don't have these in the UK but I'm learning so much from these posts.

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  2. I would have loved to collect those when I was younger - some of them are great

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  3. I have never seen these, but what a riot! We are forever switching around syllables or adding unique endings to words to make them something else, so these would be right up our alley. They remind me of those MAD comic books.
    tm

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  4. I don't remember these. What fun!

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  5. I don't remember these but this would have been right up my alley when I was a kid. I used to collect similar type things.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  6. My friend,

    You bring back some memories of when I lived in Canada. Shall now Google "Koogle"! :)

    Enjoy your weekend and happy alphabeting.

    Gary at the Z to A :)

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  7. Looks like they're straight out of MAD Magazine... love them JoJo! What a great quirky collection. So 70's....

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  8. Wacky Packs? I don't think I know about these! Great collection, vintage fun!

    Texas Playwright Chick

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  9. Something 'unique' to your side of the pond I think.....

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  10. I do seem to recall having puzzles on the back of sweet wrappers that you could fit together when you had enough. Other than that I don't think there was an equivalent.

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  11. I remember some of these. How cool!! They are bringing back loads of memories!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  12. I looked it up and they ended in 1991 but started again in 2004. I've been lucky to find a lot of my childhood toys online!

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  13. I did not know of these--I missed out!

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  14. I never saw these! How cool they are. Of course, the Hag and Hag for Witches Only is my fave lol. :D

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  15. I've never heard of these, but how fun! I imagine I'd be doing the same (calling the products by the sticker names).

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  16. I was born in the 80's, so these weren't around. But they sure do look neat!

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  17. I've never heard of these...but they look like a LOT of fun.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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