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Webcomic: Shortpacked!
Pictured top to bottom: Robin, Ethan, Malaya, Mike, Amber, Faz, with Galasso and Leslie off to the side.

Shortpacked! is a webcomic by David Willis and a part of the Walkyverse.

The title refers to the toy store where the main characters work, and the strip starts with Robin DeSanto—It's Walky!'s hyperactive speedster—taking a position there as a saleswoman. Mike has already been working there for some time by then, in spite of...certain factors that may render this unlikely. They're joined by Ethan Siegal, a self-righteous toy obsessive; Amber O'Malley, a recovered introvert; and a host of others, each with their own quirks and neuroses, with the cast gradually expanding and contracting over its run.

The general tone of the comic is lighter and wackier than its predecessors, and though its characters do indulge in angst from time to time, it's more the result of, say, the moral ramifications of keeping your boss prisoner in a storage closet than any realism in the storylines. It's also more pop-culture oriented — jokes regarding Transformers and Batman abound — and more prone to filler than Willis's previous works. Whether or not this is a bad thing depends on how big a fan you are of Transformers and Batman.

The website underwent a major overhaul in 2013. Unfortunately, because this overhaul involved a complete restructuring of the comic's archives, all links on TV Tropes to specific strips up to that time became invalid. A whole lotta Wiki Magic is going to be needed to get all these links up to date.

On January 17, 2014, Shortpacked's ninth birthday, Willis announced that Shortpacked! would cease regular updates on its tenth birthday next year.

Shortpacked is the Trope Namer for:


Shortpacked contains examples of:


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