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Who remembers the Garbage Pail Kids?

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HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:13:44

Does anyone remember these sticker cards from the 80's?

I've been reminded of them today and I can remember a weird smell associated with them, I must have been 3 when my siblings were collecting them. Did they come with some bubble gum? But which one?

I've been looking at the cards online all day and keep having flashbacks to childhood! Those pictures were strangely mesmerising to a 3/4 year old!

annlee3817 Wed 14-Dec-16 21:15:12

Stick of bubblegum that resembled cardboard smile I remember them, totally grim but amusing at the time

HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:15:19

This was one of the ones I remember, but there was another one with a girl in pink and I can't find her anywhere.

HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:16:47

Ah so it was bubblegum! Was it their own brand? I can clearly remember that plastic smell of the gum on the sticker!

Gobletofgin Wed 14-Dec-16 21:17:39

I loved them, I had lots. Horrible pink bubblegum!

Wookiecookies Wed 14-Dec-16 21:18:02

Yep, I still have some garbage pail kid keyrings grin. Sadly not the cards though!

BroomstickOfLove Wed 14-Dec-16 21:18:51

I was just thinking of them the other day.

Wookiecookies Wed 14-Dec-16 21:18:51

That smell from the pink bubblegum was really distinctive, If I smelled it again, I would recognise it straight away!

HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:21:23

Wow wookie! My brother used to have a whole load of cards but I think they got thrown away years and years ago!

The bubblegum smell really was distinctive!

Ah, I'm loving looking at the pictures online, it's making me feel like a child again. I wonder if my kids would like them? 🤔

WillWorkForShoes Wed 14-Dec-16 21:22:06

The bubble gum was revolting - like germaline. I was about 8 or 9 and we all collected them. They were so naughty!!

Wookiecookies Wed 14-Dec-16 21:24:31

We had to hide them at school, we technically were not allowed them... 😂😂😂.

Wookiecookies Wed 14-Dec-16 21:24:56

I must be the same age as you will wink

Sharptic Wed 14-Dec-16 21:25:03

This is the one I remember. Googling them though, didn't realise how foul they were, we loved them!

Can't remember the gum, did it smell like hubba bubba?

BringMeTea Wed 14-Dec-16 21:26:59

Sure. My friend's mum was machete Tina. They were great.

HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:29:25

They really were a big hit, a bit like Pokemon cards but better 😆.

No they didn't smell like hubba bubba sharp. They smelt like sweet plastic glue! I've never smelled anything like it since the 1980s.

VixenLupin Wed 14-Dec-16 21:32:27

I bought a pack recently in a comic book shop as I wanted show my kids what I collected when I was younger.

I'd completely forgotten they had chewing gum in them, I presume
I either chucked it or gave it to my brother as I didn't like chewing gum.

The pack I bought was an original so still had the gum in - strangely none of us wanted to eat 30 year old chewing gum! grin

HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:33:05

This is another one I remember staring at for hours!

Wookiecookies Wed 14-Dec-16 21:34:09

Which was the manky zit popping one?

HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:37:46

Juicy Jess!

Tequilamockinbird Wed 14-Dec-16 21:38:12

I loved these, had hundreds of cards. I think Adam Bomb was my favourite

ShotsFired Wed 14-Dec-16 21:39:15

I swear somewhere within the boundary of my home is a huge thick wodge of GP stickers. I can' even picture the clip holding them together (My friend gave it to me as a holiday souvenir)

It simply is not the sort of thing I'd have chucked. BUT WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY?!

HateSummer Wed 14-Dec-16 21:39:41

vixen did your children like them?

megletthesecond Wed 14-Dec-16 21:40:36

I've still got one floating around in a junk drawer.

Oysterbabe Wed 14-Dec-16 21:41:39

I was obsessed with them smile

Wookiecookies Wed 14-Dec-16 21:41:52

Shots... check, some of them are worth serious 💰💰💰

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