FRENCH - GERMAN - DUTCH
1986 TEST SETS














The Garbage Pail Kids line was released as a 44-card variation test set with no twin cards in France and Belgium in 1986, right after the UK 1st Series set. The card set was manufactured by the Topps Ireland company and several test sets were released to several surrounding countries. The card character names, 'PEEL HERE' arrow and card back dailogue is written in French and the cards
measure 2 1/8 X 3 inches and are non-die cut (peeling from the edges). The box and wrapper packaging is the same for all three test sets, but the price for the French release was '10 BF' that equates to 10 Belgium Francs. A few years later, two sets of Les Crados were released in France and an All-New Series set released in 2004.












The Garbage Pail Kids line was released as a 44-card variation test set with no twin cards in Germany and Denmark in 1986, right after the UK 1st Series set. Test sets for both France and Belgium were produced in the same structure and all manufactured by the Topps Ireland company. The cards measure 2 1/8 X 3 inches and are non-die cut (peeling from the edges) and were sold in the same UK cellophane wrapper as the other 1st Series releases at the time. The set is a direct reproduction of the UK 1st Series set with the card character names, 'PEEL HERE' arrow and card back dialogue written in German. Years later, in 1994, a set of Die Total Kaputtan Kids was released in Germany showcasing characters from other GPK sets.





DISPLAY BOX


BOX CODE: 1-494-1-6; DANISH KRONE PRICE
(NOTE: NO 12P ON BOX)
BOX ARTWORK : JOHN POUND


WRAPPER


WRAPPER CODE: 0-494-1-6 :
PINK AND WHITE WITH UPC BAR CODE
RENDERED WRAPPER ARTWORK : TOM BUNK




1.
Along with the France and Belgium test set releases, the German cards can be found with One Name Only and no twin card. This makes the test set smaller; exactly like the U.K. 1st Series test set with only 'a' card boxes.

2. Although the set is a direct reproduction of the UK 1st Series test set release, the names on the front of the cards, the 'PEEL HERE' arrow and the card back dialogue is Written In German. The header still remains Garbage Pail Kids for the test releases.


3. The set contains No Puzzle; exactly like the sets it was reproduced from.

4. The Checklist Backs mention a card # 42 'Checkliste' that can be found, but only 3 variations backs for cards #5, #8 and #29 can be found with dialogue and checklist backs; the same variations as the U.S., UK and New Zealand card backs.


5. Sticker card #25 FRANK N. Stein has the Same Name as the U.S., UK, Australia and New Zealand 3rd Series card 112a FRANK N. Stein.

6. Card Samples: 1a Onkel DRACULA, 33a Wilder WILLI and 41a Killer-KARL.


7. Card #21 Virus-IRIS has the Same Name as its UK counterpart 21a Virus IRIS. Other names that come very close to the U.S. and UK names is card #27 JENNY Genie and 27a JENNY Genius, card #34 Banana-ANNA and 34b ANNA Banana and card #35 Rocker ROBERT and 35b Rockin' ROBERT.




#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
ORIGINAL WRITER
BACK
1a
Onkel DRACULA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
2a
Willi ZAHNLOS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
3a
Karli KOTZ
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
4a
Elektro-OTTO
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
5a
Faulige PAULA (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
5a
Faulige PAULA (v)
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
6a
Der KAPUTTE FRANZ
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
7a
APRILREGEN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
8a
ATOM-ANTON (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
8a
ATOM-ANTON (v)
John Pound
(checklist)
(checklist)
9a
SÄUFER-JOE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
10a
Fernseh-FRITZE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
11a
Verlauster LUDWIG
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
12a
Anna HAARIG
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
13a
Tönnchen SPACEY
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
14a
Karli KLO
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
15a
Armer ALBERT
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
16a
HEXENMARIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
17a
Wahnsinns-Werner
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
18a
Böser PETER
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
19a
Krater-KARL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
20a
Jimmy EITEL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
21a
Virus-IRIS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
22a
August MÜLL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
23a
Löchriger LOTHAR
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
24a
Hansi QUALM
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
25a
Frank N. STEIN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
26a
Fetter FERDINAND
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
27a
Jenny GENIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
28a
Wächserne WILMA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
29a
Magere MECKI (v)
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
29a
Magere MECKI (v)
John Pound
(checklist)
Mark Newgarden
30a
Sprayer-STEFAN
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
31a
Flache FREDA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
32a
Kalte KÄTHE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
33a
Wilder WILLI
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
34a
Banana-ANNA
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
35a
Rocker-ROBERT
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
36a
Uwe MUMIE
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
37a
Karla KOPFLOS
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
38a
Eddie Eidechse
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
39a
Grobe Brüne Fliege
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
40a
Willi WRACK
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
41a
Killer-KARL
John Pound
Tom Bunk
Mark Newgarden
#
NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
ORIGINAL WRITER
BACK

44 Total Cards = 41 Cards + 3 Variations













The Garbage Pail Kids line was released as a 44-card variation test set with no twin cards in the Netherlands and Holland in 1986. The set was manufactured at the Topps Ireland company and several test sets
were released to several surrounding countries. The card character names, 'PEEL HERE' arrow and card back dialogue is written in Dutch and the cards measure 2 1/8 X 3 inches and are non-die cut (peeling from the edges). The box and wrapper packaging is the same for all three test sets, but the price found on the box for the Dutch release was 'FL' which stands for Dutch guilder or fl. The Dutch test set may have been the most lucrative resulting in an immediate release of the UK 2nd Series with no translation.