Wacky Packages are stickers (peel and punch-out) that were released by the Topps Chewing Gum company from 1967 to the most recent series in 2004. They parodied common household products and were extremely popular among children in the 1970′s.
Between 1997 and 2004, with the help of the internet, Wackys experienced a great resurgence of popularity as more and more people in their 30′s and 40′s, recall this childhood craze and desire to re-collect them.
In 2004 Topps brought Wacky Packages back and they did so with considerable success. The definitive website regarding Wacky Packs is www.wackypackages.org which has an exhaustive collection of art, articles and check lists. I recommend you take a moment to check out our childhood’s first exposure to parody and stiff stale gum.