Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays! This week, we’ll be looking at one of my favorite parodies from the recently released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Atomic Fur Ball.
Atomic Fur Ball is a parody of the classic Ferrara Pan candy, Atomic Fire Ball. Since today’s sticker is a selection from an Old School series, this parodies the 1970’s version of the Atomic Fire Ball box. Let’s take a closer look at the sticker:
I love this parody and sticker – it’s an incredibly clever use of the original package design and mushroom cloud graphic – this is something I never would have thought of. Pretty fantastic.
Matching the candy box to this Wacky Package wasn’t too difficult as I already had a nice example of a 1970’s Atomic Fire Ball box in my collection. Here it is:
As you can see, my Atomic Fire Ball box appears to match up almost exactly to the one parodied in Atomic Fur Ball. Mine might represent a slightly larger box than the one used, but only slightly. It’s definitely close enough for me to be satisfied.
And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. I hope you enjoyed this look at Atomic Fur Ball, from Wacky Packages Old School Series 4.
See you next time!
AWEsome Wacky Pac! Wish I could find these Old School WP in stores around here (SE Ga.)…dang.
Dig: Wacky Packages Old School are not sold in stores. They’re only available direct from the Topps Online Store:
Of course, you can find sets of the stickers pretty inexpensively on eBay, too.