why are the making a Garbage Pail Kids movie now???

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  1. Shivvy

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    If you were a kid in the '80s and loved all things gross and slimy, odds are you were a collector of Garbage Pail Kids. The incredibly popular (and incredibly un-PC) trading cards were like the anti-Cabbage Patch Kids. With names like "Potty Scotty" and "Smelly Sally," the cards weren't aiming for highbrow humor. But tweens loved 'em, and now, decades later, the GPKs are getting a new movie.
    The Garbage Pail Kids did star in a 1987 live action musical (yes, really). Hopefully the new project, first reported on by Deadline, won't make the same mistakes. Filmmaker Pes, who won several awards for his short film "Western Spaghetti," is set to direct. If director Pes's previous work is any indication, the film may be stop-motion. Former Disney bigwig Michael Eisner, who owns the Topps trading card company, will finance the project via his production company, Tornante Company.
    [Related: Upcoming Movies on Yahoo! Movies]
    Little is known about the film, but searches on Yahoo! are already on the rise. Earlier this week, online lookups for "garbage pail kids" jumped 32% and related searches for "garbage pail kids movie" surged 157%. They may be gross, but people can't look away.
    The kids have an interesting history. The concept was the brainchild of legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman ("Maus"). He collaborated with cartoonist Mark Newgarden, artist John Pound, and various others on the final product.
    When they first hit store shelves in the mid-80s, the cards quickly surpassed sales expectations. They became a must-have item for kids to trade on the playground and were banned from many schools (which, of course, only added to their popularity).
    [Related: Garbage Pail Kids on Yahoo! Shopping]
    All told, there were more than fifteen different series of cards produced in the '80s. According to fansite Garbage Pail Kids Online, the first several series were produced in small quantities. Once the trend took off, Topps took to mass producing the gruesome cards.
    The fad eventually faded, but the Garbage Pail Kids never fully went away. In recent years, celebs have been spoofed (check out Christina Ugliera and Paris Embarrassed).
    Watch the trailer for the original "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie," if you dare:
     
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    do kids today even know who they are?
     
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    Hell no.

    I still have a huge stack of them in a drawer though. :hhh:
     
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    thats bad ass

    my parents were cleaning out the attic and found my box of baseball cards from when i was a kid
     
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    never heard of them. it must of been only a US thing.
     
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    shit was global
     
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    Here is on for my screen name.[​IMG]
     
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    :rolleye:
     
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    Why you mad, bro?
     
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    :rolleye:
     
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    he was 30 when the Garbage Pail Kids were popular
     
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    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    According to their website they came out in 85, I graduated high school that year.

    Even if I was a kid when they came out I wouldn't be collecting them.
     
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    Well they were pretty coo for us younger folk.
     
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    This is one of the new GPK that came out about 5 years back, but it has my screen name also I'm a skinny ex-goth so its appropriate and I'll post it. There is an old GPK of my real name, but I've only posted that here once and only a few people saw it and know what it is....

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    me also,my kids collected them.
     
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    As a kid in the early 70's, I was all into this:

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    there needs to be a Shiv Garbage Pail Kid
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    So you had to eat an entire box of that nasty-looking cereal to get to the little cool plastic toy?






    Anyone familiar with Wacky Packages? They were pretty neat...

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    Silly girl... you dump the cereal into a big bowl, get the toy, and put the cereal back in the box. Then tell mom you need more cereal...

    I do remember those, but not where I got them: bubble gum cards??