Wacky Wednesdays – Hunch!

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Back for another Wacky Wednesdays post and another edition from the wonderful Wacky Packages Postcard Halloween series of 2012.  Today we will look at a parody of the Nestle Crunch bar — Hunch.

With art by Joe Simko, this particular Wacky Package parody really shines with the inclusion of the Hunchback character.   Here’s a closer look:

Topps - Wacky Packages Halloween Postcard Series 2012 - Hunch

Topps – Wacky Packages Halloween Postcard Series 2012 – Hunch

It’s always fun when you have the character on the Wacky Package actually handling the product parody itself, as you see here with the Hunchback.  I also like the turning of Nestle into Notre as in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

This is of course based on the current Nestle Crunch wrapper:

Nestle - Crunch - chocolate candy bar wrapper - 2012

Nestle – Crunch – chocolate candy bar wrapper – 2012

As you can see, all of the major design elements from the original wrapper made the transformation to Wacky Package.   Only the Net Weight indications are dropped, but I don’t think anyone misses them since we get a great Hunchback character in their stead.

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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