Wacky Wednesdays – Slayday!

CC_WackyWednesdays_Slayday Title Plate

It’s time for another edition of Wacky Wednesdays, and once again I’m going to tap Topps’ most recent Halloween Postcard release for today’s subject.  We’re going to be taking a look at Slayday, one of the bonus parody offerings from Topps’ Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween Edition 2012.

Slayday is a parody of Hershey’s Payday bar, and since it’s a part of the Halloween postcard release, it’s naturally a little darker than a typical Wacky Packages parody.  I actually think this is one of the more outright bloody Wacky parodies I’ve ever come across, but it’s all in good fun.

Slayday was not released as a dedicated postcard for the series but was one of two parodies included on a special bonus card for the set.  That bonus card also included a Stride gum parody, both presented upon a black background.  Here’s what it looked like:

Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween 2012 edition - bonus card - Strike & Slayday

Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween 2012 edition – bonus card – Strike & Slayday

I took the liberty of turning that bonus card Slayday image into a more traditional black-bordered  Wacky Package for today’s post:

Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween 2012 edition - Slayday mock-up

Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween 2012 edition – Slayday mock-up

I think it looks quite nice  with the standard Wacky look, and it’s a perfect match with the 2012 Payday wrapper I saved last year:

Hershey - Payday - candy bar wrapper - 2011

Hershey – Payday – candy bar wrapper – 2011

As you can see they did a nice job incorporating the graphic elements and typeface from the original Payday wrapper design onto the Wacky Packages Slayday parody.  It’s a fairly lean design in terms of elements, so there wasn’t much for the parody artist to play with.  The addition of the knife coming through the wrapper and the severed limbs on both ends was a colorful touch, if even a bit jarring when you look at it close-up.  Overall, I like it and think it’s a strong offering.

And that’s everything for my coverage of this slasher-film-worthy 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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