Halloween Ghoulish GPK Countdown: Day 7


By Shawn Robare

We’re into the second week of the Countdown to Halloween and so far I’ve been having a blast checking out all the participating sites this year!  Not only that, but thanks to General Mills bringing back some long forgotten mascots, I’m on a constant sugar high due to the massive amount of monster cereal I’ve been ingesting on an almost daily basis.  I hope everyone’s season is going well.  So, coming in at number seven, today’s creature-themed Garbage Pail Kid is probably one of my very favorite cards, 79a&b from the second series, Sewer Sue and Michelle Muck!

7 - Sewer Sue

When I was originally collecting GPK, second series cards were pretty darn hard to come by.  I had a handful that I managed to get via a series of rack packs (clear plastic packs that contained two packs of 3rd series stickers and one 2nd series pack), and a couple that I scored trading with friends.  Of these, Sue and Michelle were my favorite hands down, and in my mind’s eye they came to symbolize and sum up the GPK.  Sure, most people probably think of Adam Bomb when they think of GPK, but for me it’s always been these classy gals.  I was so stoked a year or so ago when I managed to snag this Italian GPK Sgorbions card.  I’m not 100% positive, but I don’t believe these have “sister” cards.  On the monster scale, I equate these two chicks with the likes of Swamp or Man-Thing, or perhaps even the Tarman from Return of the Living Dead or poor, poor Emil the melting man from Robocop…

Once again, I’m also helping to organize the annual Countdown to Halloween alongside the tireless and super cool monster kid John Rozum. So if you like what I’m doing over here, you might want to head on over to the Countdown site and check out the huge list of other sites participating in this year’s spooky festivities. There’s also a like-minded sister collective called Blog-O-Ween being put together by my pal Cody, the Crooked Ninja Turtle Sensi. Be sure to check them out as well.

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  • http://wings1295.blogspot.com/ Caffeinated Joe

    Meep! That one is just disgusting!

    • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/ Shawn Robare

      I know. As I kid I always assumed that she had a pink bra stuck up under her arm, but now I’m not so sure…

  • http://www.strangekidsclub.com/ Rondal

    Hahaha – love this one. Glad it’s not scratch n’ sniff though!

    I’ve also been enjoying the blogging blowout this October. Seems like every year there’s at least a dozen sites I’ve never seen before. :)

    • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/ Shawn Robare

      If there was ever a holiday that bright the best out on the blogging community I’m glad it’s Halloween!