The GARBAGE PAIL KIDS is Coming Back in a New Mobile Card Collecting Game
Garbage Pail Kids are going to be making a big comeback! Jago Studio has announced that they’ve teamed up with The Topps Company to develop a new mobile card-collecting game featuring the Garbage Pail Kids.
The game will feature several of characters from the original line-up of cards along with some the debut of some new crazy characters! Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, had this to say in a statement:
“Garbage Pail Kids are icons of the ‘80s and a mobile card battler featuring their freaky antics is a natural expansion for the infamous and beloved brand. We are thrilled to be working with Topps and look forward to bringing these memorable characters to life in a new way fans can interact with, directly on their mobile devices.”
I love this! Of course, one thing that the app won’t be able to give us is the physical aspect of the card and that hard stick of gum that would come with each pack of cards that would cut your cheek when you bit into it. Here’s some additional information from the press release:
“GPK enjoyed massive playground popularity in the 1980s as children around the world collected and traded hundreds of millions of cards, much to the disgust and dismay of their parents. Depicting kids in foul and comical scenarios, such as Fryin’ Brian, sizzling in the electric chair or Tee-Vee Stevie, mesmerized by multiple screens, GPK created over 600 collectible characters between 1985 and 1988. Fans loved the outrageous parodies and passionately worked to complete their collections, with many schools banning GPK cards outright, claiming they were a distraction to students. New GPK packs were issued in 2003 and were met with massive enthusiasm, initiating a new era for the notorious brand. Garbage Pail Kids cards continue to sell today at over 14,000 retail outlets across North America.”
Ira Friedman, Vice President, Global Licensing at The Topps Company, added:
“The game from Jago Studios will bring our Garbage Pail Kids to mobile devices around the world in a new way people haven’t had before. For fans from the ‘80s or the new generation just learning about the brand, virtually battling with GPK collectible cards offers a new mobile social experience that remains faithful to the irreverent heritage of Garbage Pail Kids.”
There’s no release date for the game yet, but it’s expected to arrive for iOS and Google Play (Android) later this year.