Wacky Wednesdays – Petrified Mummy’s!

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It’s been a few weeks since our last installment of Wacky Wednesdays as there were a few other priorities that made in into the Wednesday slot recently.  So I’d like to welcome the column back with an offering from Wacky Packages Postcards Halloween 2012 edition; a parody of Peanut M&M’s – Petrified MuMmy’s!

The great thing about the Wacky Packages Halloween postcard releases is that they tend to be exclusively candy parodies and they tend to be monster-related which is always great fun for me.   With that in mind, let’s take a close-up look at the Petrified MuMmy’s Wacky Postcard.

Topps - Wacky Packages Halloween 2012 Postcards - Petrified Mummy's

Topps – Wacky Packages Halloween 2012 Postcards – Petrified Mummy’s

It’s a fun little parody showcasing a mummified M&M’s mascot rising from a tomb, as well as my favorite element; the hand reaching out from the side of the package.  Turning “M&M’s” into “MuMmy’s” isn’t the most elegant play on the original product name, but since it gets us to what it does – I think it works well.

It was easy for me to track down the original packaging for today’s post as it was based on a contemporary Peanut M&M’s package.  And here it is:

Mars - M&M's Peanut - 1.74oz candy package - 2012

Mars – M&M’s Peanut – 1.74oz candy package – 2012

As you can see, all of the original packaging design elements were incorporated into the Wacky parody.   I think they did a great job on this one.

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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