Wacky Wednesdays – Big Baddy!

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:

Wacky Packages Series 5 – 1973 – Big Baddy

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:

Bazooka – Fruit Big Buddy bubble gum – 1974

Bazooka – Fruit Big Buddy bubble gum display box image – 1974

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!

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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