Wacky Wednesdays – Whatchamakillit!

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I thought it would be fun to present another Wacky Wednesdays post, this time focusing on a contemporary candy bar offering.  So I called upon the most recent Wacky Packages series and found a great title that is a parody of Hershey’s current Whatchamacallit bar – Whatchamakillit!

This particular parody came out of the 2013 Wacky Packages Halloween postcards series, and served as the bonus card for the set numbered TS20.  Here’s a close-up look at the card:

Wacky Packages - Whatchamakillit - 2013 Halloween Postcards bonus card

Wacky Packages – Whatchamakillit – 2013 Halloween Postcards bonus card

Featuring a spot-on interpretation of the original wrapper design, this Wacky also manages to squeeze in a fun Wacky character as well as transforming the candy bar illustration into an awesome creepy monster.  The added motto, “This Pest Will Infest – Use Lethal Force!” works great and ties up the whole thing in an edgy-fun Wacky Packages way.

Here’s a look at a contemporary Hershey Whatchamacallit wrapper for comparison with the Wacky Packages version:

Hershey - Whatchamacallit - chocolate candy bar wrapper - 2013

Hershey – Whatchamacallit – chocolate candy bar wrapper – 2013

As you can see by looking at the original wrapper, the Wacky artist did a fantastic job of taking all of the existing design elements from the Whatchamacallit wrapper and incorporating them into his parody design.  All while also giving us a monster and an additional character fit-in seamlessly.   It’s an instant classic!

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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