They may not be conventionally attractive, but the Garbage Pail Kids have established themselves as beloved companions. Now, these quirky characters are leaping out of the trash can and into the real world in the form of three-dimensional figures!
Originally introduced in 1985 as a series of sticker trading cards by the Topps Company, the Garbage Pail Kids gained immense popularity, particularly among young adolescents. Designed as a playful parody of the popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, each card featured a Garbage Pail Kid character with a humorous deformity, unusual traits, and an unfortunate fate tied to their whimsically named persona, such as the famous "Adam Bomb."
Today, the toy company the Loyal Subjects has collaborated with Topps to bring us GPK Classics, immortalizing our favorite cards in the form of four-inch-tall heroic figures, complete with a base featuring the classic GPK nameplate and an exclusive collectors card.
Joe Blow Packaged in a high-quality collectors window box, Joe Blow's packaging is reminiscent of the original cards, boasting a red box adorned with GPK Classic Series graphics and even featuring splattered gum artwork on the inside back of the box. The box showcases the card artwork on each side and prominently displays it on the back, along with the official Garbage seal and the four figures in the series.
Joe Blow, based on card #84, which parodies Bazooka Joe, the iconic mascot of Bazooka bubblegum, is an embodiment of your favorite gum-chewing Garbage Pail Kid. He sports a messy beard of gum splatters on his face and proudly wears an official Bazooka Joe print on his tee. With an eye patch and a baby blue baseball cap reminiscent of the beloved Bazooka Joe, Joe Blow sits on his base, adorned with the Joe Blow nameplate and the GPK logo at the back, and of course, comes with an exclusive collectors card. The figure is a faithful three-dimensional representation of the original card, capturing the pose, gum splatters, and even the tee.
Meet the Immortalized Roy Bot, the Robotic Garbage Pail Kid Encased in a black box with GPK Classic Series graphics, Roy Bot's packaging echoes the aesthetics of the trading cards.
The inside back of the box showcases explosive comic blast artwork. Just like Joe Blow, Roy Bot's box features card artwork on all sides and a large representation on the back, accompanied by the official Garbage seal and the four figures in the series.
Based on card #87 from the third series, Roy Bot transforms a Garbage Pail Kid into a world-destroying robot. Clad in a blue suit with striking red highlights, Roy Bot shoots a rocket-like contraption from his head. Interestingly, his body is directly inspired by the 1982 anime series Super Dimensional Fortress Macross - VF-1J GBP-1S Armored Valkyrie. The number 3 displayed on his chest plate pays homage to the series 3 GPK cards in which he debuted. Roy Bot, just like the other figures, rests on his base with the Roy Bot nameplate and the GPK logo at the back, accompanied by an exclusive collectors card. The figure is a striking resemblance of the original card, capturing the blast, colors, and even the expression on Roy Bot's face.
Brewing Up Wickedness with Weird Wendy, the Garbage Pail Witch Packaged in a green box adorned with GPK Classic Series graphics, Weird Wendy's window box draws inspiration from the theme of the cards. The inside back of the box features captivating full moon artwork. As with the previous figures, the box exhibits card artwork on all sides, prominently displaying it on the back, accompanied by the official Garbage seal and the four figures in the series.
Weird Wendy, based on card #16 from the first series, is a barefooted witch with blonde hair and a sinister smirk, concocting a vile potion. Green plumes of spellcasting swirl around her, while a snake wraps itself around her spoon. In her cauldron, we find a frog and a chicken's foot, situated atop dancing flames, with a skull resting nearby.
Weird Wendy rests on her base, featuring the nameplate and the GPK logo at the back, and is accompanied by an exclusive collectors card. Comparing the figure to the original card, the only notable omissions are the floating bat and the eyeball in the cauldron; otherwise, the figure captures the essence of Weird Wendy perfectly.
Enter the Hypnotic World of Tee-Vee Stevie, the Television-Headed Kid Housed in a blue box adorned with GPK Classic Series graphics, Tee-Vee Stevie's packaging showcases a red spiral on the inside back of the box.
The box design maintains the card artwork on all sides, with a larger representation on the back, complete with the official Garbage seal and the four figures in the series.
Tee-Vee Stevie, based on card number 10 from the first series, portrays a child so absorbed in television that his head has become an old tube TV set. Clad in blue overalls and wearing a smiley watch on one hand, Stevie holds a remote control in the other. His face features swirling hypno disks for eyes, humorously alluding to the concept that excessive TV watching negatively affects the brain.
Tee-Vee Stevie takes his place on the base, which includes the nameplate and the GPK logo at the back, alongside an exclusive collectors card. Comparing the figure to the original card, the only discernible exclusions are the swirling TVs around Stevie and the camera; nevertheless, the figure faithfully reproduces the character from the card.
The GPK Classic Series Wave One has finally arrived at ToyShnip.com and we are ready for them to make their way into the homes of Garbage Pail Kids enthusiasts of all ages. These meticulously crafted figures are the perfect gift for collectors and fans alike. If you're looking to add these iconic characters to your collection, visit ToyShnip.com today to explore the entire GPK Classics range. We would love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below and let us know which Garbage Pail Kid you would like to see immortalized as a figure.