Wacky Wednesdays – Stake 5!

For today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays, we’re going to once again pull an entry from Topps’ recent Wacky Packages Halloween postcard releases:  From the 2010 edition is Stake 5, the parody of Hershey’s Take 5.

The parody is a fun one and sports a nice vampire illustration on the package art.  Monster-based Wacky Packages always end up being some of the better ones, and this is no exception.   Here’s a close-up look at Stake 5:

Wacky Packages Halloween Postcards 2010 – Stake 5

Stake 5 is based on Hershey’s Take 5 bar, which recently underwent a package refresh and redesign.  The parody is based on the original look for the bar and here’s an example of just such a wrapper:

Hershey – Take 5 candy bar wrapper – 2009

As you can see the Wacky matches up nicely with the original wrapper and the original design elements were put to good use for the parody.  Another fun entry.

That’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.  We’ll be back next week with another Halloween-themed entry, and back tomorrow with more Countdown To Halloween fun.  See you next time!


Today’s post has been part of CollectingCandy.com’s Countdown to Halloween.  To check out other sites celebrating Halloween all month long, check out the official Halloween Countdown site.

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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