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