Thread: Garbage Pail Kids

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    • 13 years 10 months ago
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    I've seen more and more of my classmates in the mid 80's lose large stacks of garbage pail kids to their teachers. I can't imagine the money that was paid for the cards. They were joyfully disgusting.
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    • 13 years 10 months ago
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    There is a candy store here that has a few boxes of Garbage Pail Kids stickers from 1986. They sell the packs of cards for 3.99. I got my boyfriend one for christmas, you could cut yourself on the ancient gum inside.
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    I was never into those as a child.
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    Man skywalkersghost, you're lucky.
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    GPK's rule! I had to buy them all over again! That was a good idea, I dont see why so many parents got all wet.
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    • 13 years 10 months ago
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    I bought a few un-opened boxes of Garbage Pail Kids off of ebay a few years ago. A friend of mine ate some of the gum. Not a good idea. Not even a good idea in the eighties.
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    • 13 years 10 months ago
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    they were awesome... i remember laughing saying "ahh cool" when i became a freshman and i opened my locker for the first time to see them posted up on the door...
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    I still have mine from the 80's. Teachers never took mine away cause I left em at home lol lol lol lol.
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    • 13 years 10 months ago
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    There's a website out there somewhere which has EVERY Garbage Pail Kids card out there from Series 1 up until the latest that were restored in the 2000's... pretty cool since it shows I think the front & the back along with the duplicate alternate names (ex: Scary Mary/Spooky Sara).

    I used to collect 'em back in '86 when they came out. I was so giddy when I walked into the drug store & saw the new purple packaged ones, or saw the new yellow ones (each color indicating a new series). I think I used to buy at least 3 at a time, and already, getting doubles!
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    We were into those big back in the 80's cause my dad collected them. The gum wasn't that good back then either. LOL!
    I still have a decent binder full of cards I'm trying to sell.
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    I loved them when they rereleased them i just had to buy them again every now and then i will buy a few packs they are still cool wish i could have gotten the series one of the 2000's ones because they were rereleases of the old ones like adam bomb
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    I used to love those cards, I remember buying heaps of them from food plus everytime my mother would get petrol. I wish I still had them..........
    • 13 years 1 month ago
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    I loved those cards.

    One of my most vivd childhood memories is buying the green packs (series 3) for 25 cents at a store in a mall, here in southern california. This is back when malls, were malls!!

    There's something great about seeing a box of them on a counter.

    I remember in series 3, there was a short print (probably more than one). I would keep buying packs and packs and packs. And I could never complete the puzzle on the back. I remember being in a friends bedroom way back in the 80's and trading for the last card I needed (I think a guy on a horse?).

    Sadly, my collection was stolen in 6th grade (from my desk). I had sets from series 3 to about 10 or 12. They were alot of fun...

    I got a box of series 4 a few months ago off ebay for $30. The series 2 boxes are expensive...like a few hundred dollars. Series 1 is crazy..isn't it like a $1,000 box, a few hundred for a set?

    Eventually, I want to get all of them again. Sets, series 1-12.
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    • 13 years 1 month ago
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    Man, I need to try and buy the old series again. I lost my whole collection of those and my other stickers because someone stole them from my house.
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    My friend was really into the GPK cards but I had no idea what they were. He had the whole set still back in 1995 which had all of the duplicates mentioned by somebody before. I think he got them from a Trash and Treasure market or something - along with these wierd "Gulf War - Operation: Desert Storm" cards from the US. They were all in mint condition though.

    Like I said, I had no idea what the GPK were but my friend would always go on about the "awesome" GPK movie. I was like, "Someone made a movie based on cards that came with bubblegum??? Or are the cards based on the movie? What's the deal? You're full of shit! There's no Garbage Pail Kids movie!"

    But on his fifteenth birthday (1995) we actually found that mythical movie at a local video shop and watched it back at his place....Classic! Some of the worst puppets I have ever seen in my life but I never laughed so hard! Good times. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you do. Absolute garbage, but so bad its good.
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    • 13 years 1 month ago
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    Some kid in my class like six or seven years ago brought in a few which were his dad's I think, and they scared the heck out of me. They were just so disgusting and creepy...ugh.
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    • 13 years 1 month ago
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    I traded a crapload of my 1st and 2nd series GPK stickers for the Dinobot Snarl--and as much as I loved my GPK stickers, I still think the trade was a good deal

    I still have Snarl, although he's a little weathered, out in my garage somewhere. Whenever I get myself a nice big place I'll clean him and put him on display.
    • 13 years 1 month ago
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    Quote by skywalkersghost
    you could cut yourself on the ancient gum inside.


    As I remember the gum was pretty stiff even when the cards were new.
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    • 13 years 1 month ago
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    I loved the new and old GPK and wacky pacages and also the disgusting pogs.
    i read the never ending story and guess what?

    It ended.
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