August 06, 2008

BOOKS O' FUN!

Hey there retro-fun loving literates, start preparing your minds for the upcoming Wham-O Super-Book: Celebrating 60 Years Inside the Fun Factory by Tim Walsh of the popular Timeless Toys book. It will be out on October 1st, but it's up for pre-order now. I'm predicting greatness. This is the formerly secret WHAM-O project that I mentioned last year. So some of the items in the book are there entirely due to the existence of secret fun blog readers! I realize I just gave you the brain boggling of a lifetime there, but you simply must accept this fact, and alter your life accordingly.

Well, if you can't wait until October for some bookish pleasure then I recommend the incredible Wacky Packages book that came out a few months ago...




The book itself is a work of art. The wax paper dust jacket triggers the same joys as holding an unopened pack of Wacky cards. The design and layout are practically perfect, (Ok, except that I wish the horizontal Wacky Packs weren't scaled down to fit on the pages.) and this volume (as well as the WHAM-O book) costs less than 14 bucks! I'm ever grateful to Matthew Guest for making it known to me.

7 comments:

Karswell said...

I picked up the Wacky book a few weeks ago and agree, jaw dropping collection and the wax paper dust jacket was a true touch of genius.

VonCheech said...

now we need a Garbage Pail Kids book !

Shawn Robare said...

Amen Voncheech...

narvolicious said...

Dood!!!! Awesome...

I actually got "The Wacky Packages Gallery" book at the '06 Comic Con...great book with oodles of goodness...but that book you got there really hits it as well.

Man, that Wham-O book...crazyyyy...can't wait to order.

sue said...

I still have a stack of mid-70'era wacky paks, oh how I loved to collect these! I will have to get the book.

Kirk D. said...

karswell- and the broken piece of gum was just icing on the cake.

voncheech and shawn- I'd almost be surprised if one isn't in the works.

narvo- I've come so close to buying that other one. I just couldn't bear those horrible background textures. :)

sue- after you get the book you can start sticking your old wackys all over the place!

narvolicious said...

kirk - yeah, I know, those background textures were wack. But it's still a cool book!