The Annotated Wacky Packages All-New Series 2
Base Set Cards
Rough Concept Drawing(s)
Gag writer John Marshall first proposed "Starclucks" for this parody. The circular logo was to contain a chicken rather than a duck, and Marshall's original tag line was "Fowl-tasting."
The notes found on two nearly-identical copies of Jeff Zapata's "Starducks" rough sketch contain alternate, unused jokes.
On one copy of the rough sketch (A), following the suggestion that the tag line "It's for the birds" might be used, the phrase "Malard Flavor" is listed as another option. This line is not present on the other rough copy, however.
On the other copy (B), two notes can be seen that are not on sketch (A): "Daffinated" is written near the bottom of the cup, and a marginal note reads "Make the duck logo more graphic like the Starbucks one."
Luis Diaz created this "Starducks" logo in PhotoShop. The "R" in the ® symbol found on the actual Starbucks logo has been replaced by a "W" for "Wacky."
Diaz's final painting is a faithful rendition of the rough concept. The black outline around the cup is narrower in places on the art than on the printed sticker; the outline was apparently widened during the production process to allow more leeway for the sticker die-cut.
The Topps Vault sold the finished art for "Starducks" for $3160.66 in an eBay auction which ran from September 29 - October 6, 2005.
Card Front & Back
The Middle Left (ML) piece of the "Bling Dings" puzzle is found on the back of "Starducks."
Unused ANS2 Concept:
David Gross's parody of Starbucks House Blend coffee was not accepted for development into a final painting.
Wacky Packages ® & © The Topps Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved
(This page is not authorized or endorsed by Topps)
Wacky Packages index page
hipsteria © 2008 Fred Wheaton (firstname.lastname@example.org)