Ghastly GPK Halloween Countdown: Day 9


By Shawn Robare

We’re in the middle of the second week of the 2013 countdown and I have another twisted creature.  Beastly Boyd and Semi Colin is similar to yesterday’s mutant kid, except instead of hiding behind the mask of normalcy his monstrous side is literally coming right out…

9 - Beastly Boyd

This sticker card, number 355a&b, was released in series 9 in June 1987 right as the popularity of the brand was reaching it’s apex (also the summer when the GPK movie hit theaters.)  This card holds a bit of distinction in the GPK collecting community as there is an error variation of the card from the second printing that left off the 355b on Semi Colin.  Again, the art was provided by John Pound and it’s always been one of my favorite cards not only because of the rad monster illustration, but because the designer in me really likes the balance of the pinks, reds, greens, and yellows in the painting.  They’re done well enough that the red/green combo gives no hint of a Christmas vibe whatsoever, and that’s a hard feat to achieve.

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.

2013 Franken Berry 200

  • http://www.shezcrafti.com/ ShezCrafti

    Semi Colin = hilarious. Beastie Boyd = meh.

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

      Yeah, I’d say only about 30 percent of the names are ever spot on or just rad in a punny way. Most are just sort of alliteratively goofy…

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

    Ironically, he prefers the green side for his profile pics.

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

      I would too, the other side is hideous!