Thursday, 25 September 2008
Evil world of Garbage Pail kids.
During the height of the Garbage Pail Kids' popularity, Topps was sued by the makers of Cabbage Patch Kids, Coleco, for trademark infringement. As part of the out-of-court settlement, Topps agreed to modify the appearance of the Garbage Pail Kids to remove the resemblance between the characters. Production of the cards themselves continued; however, by 1988, sales had dwindled and a planned 16th series never saw production.
How come these cards look freakier the older I get? Naturally, like in many schools, they would be confiscated if you were seen trading them on school grounds. BUT they seemed to be trading cards for girls only in my school (we were more interested in football cards/stickers), so the only time I had a chance to see a lot of them was on one very windy day that some girl in my class dropped her stack of cards in the playground. Garbage Pail Kids everywhere....