Friday, December 28, 2012
Garbage Pail Kids Cheap Toys: Custom Nasty Nick / Evil Eddie
What: Can you believe the figure pictured above is a completely custom sculpt? This Garbage Pail Kids character (Nasty Nick / Evil Eddie) wasn't made as part of the official line of GPK Cheap Toys figures by Topps in the 1980s, but instead was sculpted recently to fit among them (it is the same size and similar sculpting style as the Topps figures). A collector who uses the handle Muscle Things commissioned a professional toy sculptor (who remains anonymous by request) to sculpt it, and from that Muscle Things has cast and sold the piece in soft plastic in a variety of colors. Aside from the transparent blue pictured above, many other attractive colors such as magenta, neon orange, neon yellow and transparent pink have been created. In addition to the superb sculpting job and eye-catching colors, the plastic material used is noteworthy--it is a unique, flexible-yet-firm plastic with a very nice feel to it.
When: I believe this custom was first sold sometime in 2011.
Where: Sold online periodically in different colors via the Muscle Things forum shop.
Who: Sculpted by an anonymous professional toy sculptor and cast/sold by toy collector Muscle Things.