I thought it would be fun to present another Wacky Wednesdays post, this time focusing on a contemporary candy bar offering. So I called upon the most recent Wacky Packages series and found a great title that is a parody of Hershey’s current Whatchamacallit bar – Whatchamakillit!
This particular parody came out of the 2013 Wacky Packages Halloween postcards series, and served as the bonus card for the set numbered TS20. Here’s a close-up look at the card:
Featuring a spot-on interpretation of the original wrapper design, this Wacky also manages to squeeze in a fun Wacky character as well as transforming the candy bar illustration into an awesome creepy monster. The added motto, “This Pest Will Infest – Use Lethal Force!” works great and ties up the whole thing in an edgy-fun Wacky Packages way.
Here’s a look at a contemporary Hershey Whatchamacallit wrapper for comparison with the Wacky Packages version:
As you can see by looking at the original wrapper, the Wacky artist did a fantastic job of taking all of the existing design elements from the Whatchamacallit wrapper and incorporating them into his parody design. All while also giving us a monster and an additional character fit-in seamlessly. It’s an instant classic!
And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.
See you next time!