It’s Wednesday, and once again time for another installment of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays! Up for discussion today is a Wacky Package sticker from 1973’s Series 5; Big Baddy.
Big Baddy is based upon Topps’ own Bazooka Big Buddy gum, and is one that does involve Wacky characters, though they are less rendered than many of the other stickers from this period. Here’s a close-up look at the sticker:
I like how the parody reuses the Gadzooka name from an earlier Wacky Package.
As I said, Big Baddy is based upon a Topps product called Big Buddy. In this case, it’s the fruit flavor of Big Buddy bubble gum. In a bit of a departure for a Wacky Wednesdays column, I don’t actually have a fruit flavor Big Buddy wrapper in my collection to show, but I do have a couple quality images of what the packaging looked like. Here they are:
So, this is a case where I’m still looking for the missing spot to fill in my original Wacky product collection. I still need to find one of these Fruit Big Buddy wrappers. If anyone out there finds one, drop me a line.
And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. See you next time!