Wacky Wednesdays – Atomic Fur Ball!

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Welcome back to another edition of CollectingCandy.com’s Wacky Wednesdays!  This week, we’ll be looking at one of my favorite parodies from the recently released Wacky Packages Old School series 4 – Atomic Fur Ball.

Atomic Fur Ball is a parody of the classic Ferrara Pan candy, Atomic Fire Ball.  Since today’s sticker is a selection from an Old School series, this parodies the 1970’s version of the Atomic Fire Ball box. Let’s take a closer look at the sticker:

Wacky Packages Old School 4 - Atomic Fur Ball

Topps Wacky Packages Old School 4 – Atomic Fur Ball

I love this parody and sticker – it’s an incredibly clever use of the original package design and mushroom cloud graphic – this is something I never would have thought of.  Pretty fantastic.

Matching the candy box to this Wacky Package wasn’t too difficult as I already had a nice example of a 1970’s Atomic Fire Ball box in my collection.  Here it is:

Ferrara Pan - Atomic Fire Ball - candy box - late 1970's

Ferrara Pan – Atomic Fire Ball – candy box – late 1970’s

As you can see, my Atomic Fire Ball box appears to match up almost exactly to the one parodied in Atomic Fur Ball.  Mine might represent a slightly larger box than the one used, but only slightly.   It’s definitely close enough for me to be satisfied.

And that’s everything for today’s edition of Wacky Wednesdays.  I hope you enjoyed this look at Atomic Fur Ball, from Wacky Packages Old School Series 4.

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 – Atomic Fur Ball!

  1. Dig Sandy says:

    AWEsome Wacky Pac! Wish I could find these Old School WP in stores around here (SE Ga.)…dang.

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