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31 Gross Garbage Pail Kids Halloween Countdown: Day 10

We’re a third of the way through the Countdown and today’s creepy card is one of the last of the “creature” sub-category.  I spent an inordinate amount of time as an 8 year-old staring at the below two stickers, 105a&b Juicy Jessica and Green Dean.  Not only were these some of the first GPK cards I managed to get my grubby little fingers on in the 3rd grade, but these were some of the first that I peeled and slapped on my first skateboard deck too!

10 - Green Dean

It didn’t hurt that the John Pound artwork features that really neat skeleton illustrating the latest victim of this maniacal man-eating plant, but there was plenty of drool-y blood which made it extra cool to my young eyes.  This was a couple years before my parents let me go hog wild in the horror section of the local video store, so anything gruesome that I had access to was extra cool in my book (and in this case, my sticker book!)  These stickers were originally released back in early 1986 as part of the 3rd series Garbage Pail Kids cards.

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 Fruit Brute 200

Ghastly GPK Halloween Countdown: Day 9

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.

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The Grim GPK Halloween Countdown: Day 8

So, continuing on with the creature sub-theme in this 2013 countdown I present a sort of reverse trick-or-treator, the gruesome twosome of Michael Mutant and Zeke Freak!  These twisted siblings, cards 201a&b, hail from series 5 originally released in the fall of 1986, and as you can see below, they’ve already got a head start on this year’s Halloween costumes…

8 - Michael Mutant

These cards were again brought to life via the super talented brush of artist John Pound.  I love the subtle details in this painting, life the extra finger on the left hand.  I also love that this card if clearly pre-lawsuit the Cabbage Patch folks, as the hair is still very yarn-y, something that goes away in later sets.

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 Count Chocula 200

Halloween Ghoulish GPK Countdown: Day 7

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.

2013 Yummy Mummy 200