Wacky Wednesdays – 3 Racketeers!

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We’re back with a new edition of Wacky Wednesdays and today we’ll be looking at a sticker from the recently-released Wacky Packages All-New Series 10 – 3-Racketeers.

Today marks the second time I’ve covered a 3-Musketeers related Wacky Package for Wacky Wednesdays – the first was for the 1970’s 3-Mosquitoes parody in August of last year.

The 3-Racketeers sticker is one of several bonus stickers from the All-New Series 10  that were released exclusively at Target stores and only within special double-packs.  So this one is a bit unusual as it could only be found in those special packs sold at Target.

Let’s take a closer look at it:

Wacky Packages ANS10 - 3 Racketeers - 2013

Wacky Packages ANS10 – 3 Racketeers – 2013

The parody takes the 3-Musketeers idea and gives it an edgy Sopranos/Goodfellas transformation.  Chocolate whipped becomes pistol whipped, and though the classic 3-Musketeers line “All for one, and one for all!” is not on the original wrapper, it is played upon and given a greedy twist here.

Here’s a look at the version of 3-Musketeers wrapper that 3-Racketeers was based on:

M&M-Mars - 3-Musketeers chocolate candy bar wrapper - 2011

M&M-Mars – 3-Musketeers chocolate candy bar wrapper – 2011

As you can see, the design and look of the original 3-Musketeers wrappers was kept largely in place in the 3-Racketeers Wacky.  I think they did a very nice job.

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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2 Responses to Wacky Wednesdays – 3 Racketeers!

  1. Darryl Heine says:

    This was planned for the first Wacky Packages All New Series but withdrawn.

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