The 1983 Wacky Packages Collector's Edition was only available from bubble gum machines, and stickers were dispensed in plastic eggs.
The Vending Machine Header Card reads --
Topps Wacky Packages Stickers
Collector's Edition - 25 cents Cheap - Collector's Edition
Copyright Topps Chewing Gum 1983
The stickers were 2"x 3", which is slightly smaller than regular wackys. They're easy to spot, because they have a large black background.
The Collector's Edition wackys have an adhesive back to "lick and paste" rather than "peel & stick" like regular stickers, and the images do not separate from their borders.
A second Header Card was found with a 10-cent price, which may indicate that this set came out much earlier than 1983.
So far, only 11 titles have been found in this rarely seen set --
|Ditch Boy||Dums||FootsieRoll||Hawaiian Punks|
|Koduck||Peter Pain||Wormy Packages|
But we can also see in the header card below, that some regular series wacky packages found their way into gumball machines.
Check out these other Wacky Pack sets -
The Old Wacky Charms - Wacky Packages Gumball Trinkets & Charms
and the "New" Vending Stickers - 2004 Wacky Packages Special Edition