Name: Garbage Pail Kids
Country of origin: USA
I’m still a bit in awe of Garbage Pail Kids. These sticker cards were so gross that I’m amazed they were allowed to be sold. Some were so gruesome it was fantastic. The art, mostly by John Pound, was incredible too. It was obviously a parody of the Cabbage Patch Dolls but they managed to get away with it (albeit after an out of court settlement with Coleco). The pack pictured on the right is one of five that I purchased from eBay which were genuine unopened European packs from 1985. I opened four of them to see what cards were inside and whether or not the chewing gum was still edible (it wasn’t). I’ve kept one unopened though and I plan to keep it that way. There’s something special about an unopened pack of stickers.
Geepeekay – The ultimate Garbage Pail Kids website