Wax Paper Pop Art #33, The Arcade and Video Game edition…


By Shawn Robare

It’s been a long time since I was super excited to catch an upcoming Disney animated film that wasn’t a Pixar creation.  That’s why I was so happy after catching the Wreck-It Ralph trailer that was released this week.  Though I’m not usually all that happy with non-voice actor casting, John C. Riley sounds great as the titular character, and the film has the potential to do for video game characters what Roger Rabbit and Toy Story did for cartoons and toys respectively.  In honor of the trailer, here’s my collection of arcade-centric Wax Wrappers from the 80s…

1st up is the 1980 Fleer Pac-Man wrapper…

Next, from1982, the Topps Donkey Kong stickers

Moving right along, we find ourselves in 1983 with the Topps Video City set

Finally, here are four wrappers from the 1989 Topps Nintendo Game Packs featuring Mario, Link, The Princess, and the spin-off set of Temporary Tattoos released later that year.  By the by, I talked about these Nintendo stickers in the Peel Here column before

 

 

  • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/ Shawn Robare

    Paxton – Check out this write up here: http://apacktobenamedlater.blogspot.com/2010/04/1983-topps-video-city.html The set featured rub-off game cards much in the same tradition of the invisible Ink Yes & Know games and puzzles, as well as stickers for Frogger, Donkey Kong Jr., Zaxxon and Turbo…

  • http://www.cavalcadeofawesome.net/ Paxton Holley

    Video City?! I’ve never seen those. What do the cards look like? Just checked Google. Liebig has an image of a vendor sell sheet but I can’t find images of the actual cards.