Tag Archives: Packaging

Wax Paper Pop Art #14: We named the dog Indiana…

Today on Wax Paper Pop Art, Indiana Jones.  The first wrapper is a little boring, if only because Topps/O-Pee-Chee used a glorified photocop in the artwork instead of loosely re-drawing the image.  I’m much more interested in the crude, simplistic renderings with these wrappers, or at least re-drawn images.  Photo quality is just sort of lifeless…

Raiders of the Lost Ark from Topps (O-Pee-Chee in Canada), 1981.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom from Topps, 1984.  I talked about the stickers here.

Wax Paper Pop Art #13: Coming back for seconds…

This wrapper reminds me that there are still a few sets of sticker cards I still need.  Also, this is an example of a Canadian Topps wrapper which is distributed under the name O-Pee-Chee.

Jaws 2 from Topps (O-Pee-Chee in Canada), 1978.

Wax Paper Pop Art #12: One of the best looking mustaches in the business…

I’ve been falling in love with the USA network show Burn notice recently, and it’s got me thinking about all the tropes that make for a great one-and-done hour-long action shows.  And this got me thinking about Tom Selleck and his sweet ride.  So here you go…

Magnum P.I. Bubblegum Cards from Donruss, 1983.

Wax Paper Pop Art #11: Of black gloves and blonde nightsticks…

Can you hear the theme music?  I can.  And now I’m going to try and stop an out-of-control Winnebago that has an illegal poker game inside.  Or do I tackle that out-of-control go-cart with the wind-surfing sail attached?  Damnit, there’s also some unruly skateboarders tearing up the local sidewalks!  Of course Elvira is also in town, so there’s that too.  A CHiPie’s job is never done…

CHiPs Sticker Cards from Donruss, 1979 (which you can see here.)

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Wax Paper Pop Art #10: Before the WWF was pissing off panda enthusiasts…

Today’s waxy pop art comes from the 1985 Topps Pro Wrestling card set (which I’ve yet to procure any stickers for sadly.)

Wax Paper Pop Art #9: That’s one primary-colored Knight Rider…

I wonder why the person in charge of picking the colors for this 1982 Donruss Knight Rider wax pack didn’t think to switch out the red and blue of Michael’s shirt and jacket to get it a bit more accurate to the show?  Anyway, I wish these cards had a sticker card subset, but alas, they didn’t…

Wax Paper Pop Art #8: 3-Color Dukes edition…

Speaking of the Orange, Blue, Yellow combo, here’s a couple of other wax wrappers that hit this in a slightly different way…

 

Dukes of Hazzard (Donruss, 1980)

 

Dukes of Hazzard, Design #2 (Donruss, 1980)

Wax Paper Pop Art #7: Chester Copperpot, eat your heart out…

In a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Goonies, today’s Wax Paper Pop Art features two wrappers from the 1985 Topps bubblegum card set.

I talked about the stickers from this set here.

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Wax Paper Pop Art #6: Orange-Blue-Yellow

This week brings a slight theme, orange-yellow-blue.  Most of the bubblegum card wax wrappers I’ve seen have limited color palettes, between two and four colors, and a good chunk of them feature yellow and blue.  So these three really jumped out at me…  

Space: 1999 (Donruss, 1976)

 

Elvis (Donruss, 1978)

 

Three’s Company (Topps, 1978).  I talked about the stickers here.

Wax Paper Pop Art #5: Kiss that damn duck already!

This week’s WPPA brings an anniversary of an unlikely duo, Kiss and Howard the Duck.  33 years ago this month Kiss made their very first comic book appearance in issue number 12 of Howard the Duck (published by Marvel in 1977.)  I believe the Empire Strikes Back was also released on this day 30 years ago, but c’mon, Kiss in comics people! 

Kiss (Donruss, 1978)

 

Howard the Duck (Topps, 1986).  I talked about the stickers here.