**Update** Alright, I picked three names at random from a hat (well, empty coffee mug) and the lucky winners are: Laura I., Jeremy T H., Khris L. Congrats guys and gals (I’ve notified you through the FB messaging system for your snail mail address) and thanks to everyone else for entering!
So I came home yesterday and found a package waiting for me at the door, and upon cracking it open I was excited to see this…
These came courtesy of a contest in the premiere issue of the Strange Kids Club Comix Anthology, and I couldn’t wait to dig into the individual boxes to get a glimpse at the loot. These Cereal Killer trading cards are pretty darn cool and they follow in the tradition of Topps Wacky Packs and Garbage Pail Kids. The brainchild of artist Joe Simko, this set of spoofs perfectly blends a childhood love of sugary cereal with a score of monsters and horror movie icons. These sets come with three mini cereal boxes, each containing 20 cards, a special prize and a gross piece of eyeball gum. As for the special prizes you can expect to find black-light stickers, magnets, gold foil cards, and if you’re lucky an original sketch card from Joe himself.
One of the cool aspects of the set is the social networking built into trying to complete a set. Wax Eye has set up a thread for trading doubles over at the Wacky Packages forum. Sure you can buy additional packages, but it’s kind of cool to get back to what it was like in elementary school trading with classmates trying to complete the latest series of Garbage Pail Kids.
In the spirit of this, I’ve decided to hold a mini contest to get my doubles out into the world. I’m offering up three prizes, a stack of 20 cards, a stack of 10 cards, and one of the super cool black-light stickers. To get your grubby hands on these all you have to do is head on over to the Branded Facebook Page and leave a comment in the Discussions tab on the left (you can also click on the cards below). I’ll be picking three winners at random this Friday, May 20th at 3:00pm est. Good luck, and go check out Joe Simko’s Cereal Killers trading cards!