Wacky Packages Stickers

1982 Cereal Premiums


Back in the summer of 1982, you could find a small unique set of Wacky Packages in boxes of Breakfast Cereal.

wacky cereal prize

"Two Free Wacky Packages Stickers Inside This Package - Collect All Eight"

There were 8 stickers to collect, but those weren't the only cereal prizes.  Each cereal box also had a large 6"x 8" Wacky Pack printed on the back panel for you to cut out and hang on your bedroom wall.

Free Wacky Packages Poster - Collect All Eight!

"Free Wacky Packages Poster - Collect All Eight!"

The cereal boxes refer to the back panel as a "Poster".  But due to their size and cardboard material, we in the Wacky World call them "box panels" so as not to confuse them with other poster sets.

When Topps was putting out its 1982 Album Stickers, they made a deal to promote the new set with Ralston Purina.  Topps created four new titles - Crookie CrispDinky GonutsLaffelos, &  Whale-Os, spoofing Ralston's cereals.

The four new wackys, plus another four titles spoofing Topps' products - Beastball,  Foolball,  Gadzooka,  & Wormy Packages, were inserted into cereal boxes.  The cereal inserts had a special back, unique to this 8 sticker set.

cereal sticker back

The Cereal Sticker backs alerted children that wackys would be available soon in stores, or they could mail away for more stickers plus a wacky album.  The Cereal Stickers had the same numbers on the front as their Album Sticker cousins, but the Cereal Sticker backs were NOT numbered, and also said "MADE IN ITALY".

Hookey from the 9th Series was originally picked to be one of the four Topps products, as shown in this ad.  But it was dropped and replaced with Gadzooka. 

Uncut Cereal Boxes are very hard to come by, in part due to the competition from Cereal Box collectors.   Below is a list of items associated with this set.

 

1982 Cereal Wackys 1982 Cereal Wackys - 8 Stickers & 8 Box Panels
5 Cereal Boxes Cookie Crisp box,   Vanilla Cookie Crisp box,   Dinky Donuts box,   Waffelos box,   Blueberry Waffelos box
8 Box Panels Beastball panel,   Crookie Crisp panel,   Dinky Gonuts panel,   Foolball panel,   Gadzooka panel,    Laffelos panel,   Whale-Os panel,   Wormy Packages panel
8 Stickers Beastball,   Crookie Crisp,    Dinky Gonuts,   Foolball,   Gadzooka,   Laffelos,   Whale-Os,   Wormy Packages
Unopened Packs Beastball pack,   Crookie Crisp pack,   Dinky Gonuts pack,   Foolball pack,   Gadzooka pack,    Laffelos pack,   Whale-Os pack,   Wormy Packages pack

Opened Pack

Opened Pack
Cereal Coupons with Iron-On Transfer Beastball Iron-on

T-shirts

Dinky Gonuts T-shirt
See the Regular 1982 Album Series

 

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1977 Shedd's Peanut Butter

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