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