Wacky Wednesdays – Footsie Roll!

Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  This week we’ll be taking a closer look at a sticker from the original 1970’s Wacky Packages Series 6:  Footsie Roll.

Like a number of other classic stickers, this is one I categorize as a “body part” Wacky, like Bustedfinger, or G.I. Toe.  They’re kinda creepy, but I think that just makes them more fun for kids.  Here’s a close-up look at the original sticker art:

Wacky Packages – Series 6 – Footsie Roll – 1974

And here’s a 1970’s Tootsie Roll wrapper from my collection that’s a pretty close match to the one that was parodied:

Tootsie Roll 3/4 oz wrapper – 1970’s

Actually, now that I’ve got these both up here, I’m realizing that the 1970’s wrapper I have has subtle typographical differences with that seen on the Footsie Roll sticker.  Those differences may indicate that the sticker was based on an earlier version of wrapper than the one I have in my collection.  Maybe not, but it sure seems possible.

For the moment this is as close as I can come.  But I will taking an extra look at every vintage Tootsie Roll wrapper I come across from now on.

And that’s everything to share regarding today’s Wacky Wednesdays entry; Footsie Roll.   See you next time!

About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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