As I pointed out yesterday, today marks the opening day for Major League Baseball’s 2012 season. Tonight at just after 7pm, the Cards and the Marlins face off. So, continuing the thematic of baseball from yesterday’s post, today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays is about Wedgie!
A parody of the 1970’s Reggie! bar, Wedgie! was released as part of Wacky Packages Old School Series 2, back in the spring of 2011. As I’ve pointed out before, Wacky Packages Old School aims to pick up where the 1970’s Wacky Packages left-off, by creating new parodies of 1970’s products (and their 1970’s packaging) that were not done during the original Wacky Packages run.
The brainchild of artist Dave Gross, Old School is a pretty neat project. This Reggie! bar parody is especially interesting, as Dave’s desire to include it in the series helped define the upward cutoff of how late a product could be included. Dave wanted to be able to include a parody for the Reggie! bar, so the upward limit for Old School became 1978.
Here’s a nice image of the whole sticker:
A classic Wacky riff on the original product. I’d comment more on it, but the gag speaks for itself.
And here’s a scan of an original wrapper:
That’s it for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays. I’ll be traveling for a week starting tomorrow night, so the format of my posts is going to change-up during that time. I’ll still be posting daily, but I’m not sure of the format I’ll be following.
More details to follow, but my travel plans are related to collecting… and to candy… so stay tuned!
You should join the League of Extraordinary Bloggers with this post. We’re posting about baseball this week!
I hope that Reggie Jackson himself didn’t get upset if he saw this wacky.