Garbage Pail Kids - Original Series

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Garbage Pail Kids - Original Series

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I'm thinking about collecting the original Garbage Pail Kids series. Does anyone know any reliable sellers who deal with these cards/sets? I'm not sure if I want to buy complete sets (which is certainly the easiest way) or buy unopened boxes and feel the excitement of opening the packs myself.

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Probably VERY EXPENSIVE, you'd probably want to do sets for early and then maybe boxes for fun on later cheaper series. Haven't looked in ages but I remember vividly I thought about it about 15 years ago the early series were in the hundreds then..
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I bought boxes for the 3rd, 5th, and 12th series. GPK Series 1 and 2 cost hundreds of dollars for full boxes so I will probably consider purchasing complete sets instead of buying the boxes. It will be a fun project but certainly spaced out over time. The pockets are only so deep.
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Try thousands of dollars for series 1. If I could find one for just hundreds of dollars I'd probably buy it on the spot!


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Funcha wrote:Try thousands of dollars for series 1. If I could find one for just hundreds of dollars I'd probably buy it on the spot!

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For a complete set or a full unopened box? I know the unopened boxes sell for thousands.
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Man I love Garbage Pail Kids!

At least the earlier stuff - I used to buy the cards for a couple years back when it started. I don't have any now, I'm not even sure what happened to all the ones I had... But I do still have a couple of the plastic figures that came in mini garbage bags with some candy. Anyone else have those?

I also have a hardcover book that came out a couple years ago, it has all the card images from series 1 through 5.
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grendeljd wrote:Man I love Garbage Pail Kids!

At least the earlier stuff - I used to buy the cards for a couple years back when it started. I don't have any now, I'm not even sure what happened to all the ones I had... But I do still have a couple of the plastic figures that came in mini garbage bags with some candy. Anyone else have those?

I also have a hardcover book that came out a couple years ago, it has all the card images from series 1 through 5.


Former GPK addict here. Those plastic figures are called Cheap Toys and some of them fetch a few hundred bucks, especially if you're from Canada or the UK, since that were some of the rare variants came from.

If your looking for a good community to buy/trade with at reasonable prices (much lower than eBay) then try GPKUG.com or the facebook groups "The Garbage Pail Kids Marketplace Official" and "Garbage Pail Kids Marketplace". Even though 1 says Official and 1 doesn't, they are two different and very good groups, and neither is actually "official".

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tevans333 wrote:
grendeljd wrote:Man I love Garbage Pail Kids!

At least the earlier stuff - I used to buy the cards for a couple years back when it started. I don't have any now, I'm not even sure what happened to all the ones I had... But I do still have a couple of the plastic figures that came in mini garbage bags with some candy. Anyone else have those?

I also have a hardcover book that came out a couple years ago, it has all the card images from series 1 through 5.


Former GPK addict here. Those plastic figures are called Cheap Toys and some of them fetch a few hundred bucks, especially if you're from Canada or the UK, since that were some of the rare variants came from.

If your looking for a good community to buy/trade with at reasonable prices (much lower than eBay) then try GPKUG.com or the facebook groups "The Garbage Pail Kids Marketplace Official" and "Garbage Pail Kids Marketplace". Even though 1 says Official and 1 doesn't, they are two different and very good groups, and neither is actually "official".


Cool, thanks for the info. I am from Canada, but I doubt mine are rare - I recall looking them up some time ago, aren't the rarer figures neon colours or something? I have three regular red ones (including Adam Bomb) & one light pink coloured one.
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