Saturday, February 18, 2012

Garbage Pail Kids Cheap Toys

Thin Lynn GPK Cheap Toys figure
What: Small plastic representations of characters from the popular "Garbage Pail Kids" trading card series of the 1980s. The figures came in a variety of colors, 20 sculpts over two series, packaged in a bag with "crummy candy." For more information and photos check out Soupie's Cheap Toys blog and's Cheap Toys section. I REALLY need more of these.

When: 1986 (series one), with a second series following

Where: U.S. (later U.K. and Canada), sold in various department/toy/convenience stores

Who: Produced by Topps Chewing Gum Inc.


  1. I must say, Thin Lynn may be my favorite series 1 cheap toy. When I was first collecting, the fact that a base is needed for the figure to stand ( Lynn is the only gpk cheap toy figure that incorporates a base ) turned me off a little. Now, after collecting for a while, looking at all the different sculpts, I find this figure to have the most character.

    1. For sure. I think the Lynn figure really captures the spirit of the card artwork.