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251a BARFIN' BARBARA
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Barbara: B name to go with the word 'barf+ing'.
def'n: Barf — slang. Vomit.
def'n: Vomit — To bring up and eject through the mouth. Throw out with force; throw up. Cause to vomit.
251b VALERIE VOMIT

~ Nomenclature — Valerie: V name to go with the word vomit.
def'n: Vomit — Expel the contents of the stomach through the mouth; throw up what has been eaten. Come out with force or violence.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's smorgasboard gag titled 'COOKING BARF', marked as '7 - 24', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen stirring her puke with a wooden spoon inside a small saucepan with flames on exceedingly 'HIGH'. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, the viewer is able to see a bit more of the third burner and the character's complete dress — as well as the original eyebrows. The thin eyebrows remained throughout the process and made it into the final artwork; however, the painting was sent back to Pound to touch-up the eyebrows and make them thicker. As seen within the final artwork, the sticky frisket tape has partially pealed away over time.

~ Per Tom Bunk's wrapper rough sketch (right upper B&W picture), the wrapper mock-up artwork was rendered after Pound's tight pencil artwork with the eyebrows remaining thin. Although a different character was ultimately used for both the box and wrapper artwork, the purple color scheme remained for the packaging. The yellow circle, used on previous wrappers, is seen within the background of the image.

~ Besides the trading card sticker image, the final artwork was also used for the completed 21-card, blue border puzzle 'G'.

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252a MILKY WAYNE
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature = Milky Way — A broad band of faint light that stretches across the sky at night that is made up of countless stars. Believed to be a spiral galaxy.
def'n: Milky — Like milk; white as milk; whitish. Of or yielding milk.
def'n: Milk — The nourishing liquid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals.
252b DAIRY CARI

~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Cari with the word 'dairy'.
def'n: Dairy — Business of producing milk and cream and making butter and cheese. Cows of certain breeds raised for their milk. Dairy cows.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's COW MILKING gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set, although not all concepts made it into the release. As depicted within the artwork, the character is seen in the form of an udder; the mammary gland of female cattle, a baglike organ with two or more teats hanging near the hind legs. The surprised-looking character is having one of her facial teats squeezed and notice the eyebrows are pencil thin and not yarnlike, like the previous card which had been changed late in production (for packaging purposes); this is how most character's appear.
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253a RUSS PUS
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Russ with the word 'pus'.
def'n: Pus — A thick, yellowish-white, opaque fluid consisting of white blood cells, bacteria, serum, etc., formed in sores, absesses, and other infected tissue of the body.
253b LOUISE SQUEEZE
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Louise with the word 'squeeze'.
def'n: Squeeze — To press hard; compress. Force or thrust by pressing. Force out or extract by pressure. A small quantity or amount squeezed out.

 


~ The character shows up twice within the uncut sheet due to reverse card-back variations consisting of two different puzzle pieces.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's PIMPLE ON NOSE gag was one of many concepts approved by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set, although not all concepts made it into the release. The crossed, blue-eyed character is seen squeezing pus from a whitehead pimple on his nose and snot draining into a bowl from his left nostril. Minus the small tuft of yarn-like hair on his head, the character is riddled with very irritated red boils, closed whiteheads and some comedone blackheads. Of all the pimples (informal. zits) on the character's body and head, the most troublesome is the sore on the bridge of the nose that disturbs his peripheral view.
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254a CHRIS MESS
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = Christmas — A name parody of Christmas.
def'n: Christmas — The yearly celebration of the birth of Christ; Dec 25th. The season of Christmas.
def'n: Mess — Confusion of difficulty. An unpleasant or unsuccessful affair or state of affairs. To fool with; get involved with.
254b SANDY CLOD
~ Nomenclature = Santa Claus — A name parody of Santa Claus.
def'n: Santa Claus — The Saint of Christmas giving, Saint Nicholas, according to modern conception a jolly old man with a white beard, dressed in a fur-trimmed red suit.
def'n: Clod — A stupid person; blockhead. A rude, bad-mannered person. A boor.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's X-mas spirit gag titled 'SANTA GPK MUGGER', marked as '6 - 35R', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. As noted by Pound's numbering system, the concept was originally created for the OS6 set and eventually released within the next set; note of interest, had the image been released in November within the OS6 set, it would've been close to the holiday season. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, the concept was revised at some point; the only thing missing from the final artwork is the fly near the character's face. The mugger character is seen searching through the wallet of a Christmas shopper, sporting a robber's mask, a blackjack (sap or slapper) to clobber someone with, and a wreath on his back. The victim is seen knocked-out cold, face-down in the snow sporting CPK-like shoes. The mugger's hair is non-yarnlike since it's a wig.
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255a ON THE MARK
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = The expressions: 'On the mark', 'Hit the mark' and 'Make one's mark'.
def'n: Mark — Something aimed at; target; goal.
def'n: On the mark — Hitting the thing aimed at. To the point; relevant.
255b BULL'S IRA

~ Nomenclature = Bull's-eye.
def'n: Bull's-eye — The center of a target. A shot that hits it.
def'n: Archery — The skill of shooting with a bow and arrows, especially at a target.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's target practice gag titled 'ARCHERY TARGET GPK', marked as '7 - 05REV.', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, a revision did occur at some point in the process, but unfortunately, at this time, earlier thumbnail sketches have not been shared with the public. The character is seen, hands-on-knees and crouching, with a large padded diaper (aka nappy) painted and being used as a target for archery practice.

~ Per artist Tom Bunk's rendered artwork for the wrapper and box packaging, the tight pencil artwork shows the character with a tuft of yarn-like hair of five pieces compared to Pound's three pieces, and the hands are pointed more inwards showing the palms of the hands. Bunk's color rough for the wrapper shows an extra arrow sticking out of the character's noggin, and the artwork contains the yellow and green background theme of the original card artwork but it was eventually changed to purple once card #251 was out of the running as the packaging mascot.
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256a JACK POT
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = Jackpot.
def'n: Jackpot — The accumulated stakes or the big prize of any game. Get the big prize. A stroke of luck.
256b MONTE CARLO
~ Nomenclature = Monte Carlo.
def'n: Monte Carlo — A town in Monaco, noted as a gambling resort.
def'n: Slot machine — A coin-operated gaming machine that generates random combinations of different symbols on a dial, certain pairing winning varying amounts of monies for the player.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's gambling gag titled 'SLOT MACHINE', marked as '7 - 32REV.', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, the concept was revised at some point and asks the art director "FLESH, W/ CHROME TRIM?" and offers another possible version "ALT. - 3 EYE SYMBOLS IN A ROW." The window area with garbage can lids was changed to a plethora of garbage items for the final artwork: used tissue, tin can, banana peel, garbage can with bag, a used tire, and fish skeleton. The inanimate object character's head and face creates the slot machine and one arm coming out of the ear area is the lever pull to play the game. The character is vomiting out liquid and solid garbage instead of coins. The machine turned out to be flesh-colored as Pound had inquired with chrome trimming.
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257a CUT-UP CARMEN
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Carmen: C name to go with the words 'cut-up'.
def'n: Cut-up —slang. A person who shows off or plays tricks.
def'n: Cut — Make by cutting. Be cut; admit of being cut; Cutting — Thing cut off or cut out.
257b DOTTED LIONEL
~ Nomenclature = Dotted line.
def'n: Dot — A mark with a dot or dots. A tiny round mark.
def'n: Line — An outline; contour. Connected set or series of things following one another.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's PAPER DOLL gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The paper or cardboard doll is a piece of paper cut or folded into the shape of a human figure with clothes and accessories containing tabs to place onto and fold over the character to hold into place. This naughty boy version, opposed to the usual nice girl version of cute dolls, contains a red and yellow striped T-shirt (with spit-up), a pink bra, a blue 'GPK' baseball cap, a string of snot, a tin can of tomotoes, a bandaid (aka plaster), round sunglasses, a mushroom cloud explosion (shout out to OS1 character ADAM Bomb), a leg cast, a muddy, blue-striped CPK shoe, and an untied, blue-striped CPK shoe. The character can be seen using a pair of black-handled scissors and cutting himself out of the image and not following the 'dotted' lines, stress sweating with a fly buzzing around his lifted head.

~ Collector 'Mad MIKE' Boyajian who does the remastered stacked card images for the website put together a collage image using most of the items; ingenius!
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258a MICKEY MOUTHS
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = A name parody of the cartoon character Mickey Mouse ™.
def'n: Mickey-mouse — slang. Too easy; too simplified; childish.
def'n: Mouth — The opening through which a person or animal takes in food.
258b ORAL LAUREL
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Laurel with the word 'oral'.
def'n: Oral — Of the mouth. Through or by the mouth.
def'n: Fixation — An obsessive feeling about something. Addiction. Compulsion.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's ORAL FIXATION gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. An oral fixation results in the manifestion of constant oral stimulation; the character has no less than twenty-eight mouths that can be identified on its body with the backside unknown. Several desired stimulants include: drooling, smoking (cigarette), spooning, suckling (bottle nipple), suckling (pacifier), smoking (pipe). Many mouths are acting 'normal' with regular baby reactions such as smiling, laughing, sticking tongue out, cooing, vomiting and spit-up. The oddities include a mustache above one mouth and a set of mouths instead of eyes that make the character appear that they are sleeping peacefully with 'eyes' closed.
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259a GRILLED GIL
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Gil with the word 'grill+ed'.
def'n: Grill — A cooking utensil with parallel iron bars or wires for broiling meat, fish, et cetera.; a grid iron. To torture with heat.
259b WELL DON
~ Nomenclature = Well done.
def'n: Well-done — Performed well; skillfully done or executed. Thoroughly cooked; A well-done steak.
def'n: Well done — A task carried out successfully or satisfactorily.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's GRILLED GPK gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The inanimate object is based off of a beef gound patty instead of a CPK, where the circular meat acts as the face of the character, smiling merrily with bright blue eyes. The charcoal-flamed and grill-marked character has muscle protein substance stretching from the face to the rim of the grill, as well as on the grill spatula (although, this looks to be a plastic kitchen spatula), and juice essence secreting and dripping into the open flames.
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260a ADAM BOOM
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Parody of OS1 card 8a Adam Bomb = Atom bomb.
def'n: Boom — A deep, prolonged, hollow sound. A rumbling or roaring. A sonic boom.
260b BLASTED BILLY II

~ Nomenclature — Parody of OS1 card 8b Blasted Billy.
def'n: Blasted — Blighted or ruined. Damned; cursed.
def'n: Blast — A strong gust. A blasting; explosion. Wave of high-pressure air that spreads out from an explosion.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's ADAM BOMB II gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The parody image is a continuation of the OS1 image for cards 8a ADAM Bomb and 8b Blasted BILLY; the first reocurring character within the GPK realm. The character is seen on his hands and knees pushing the nuclear button and farting a mushroom cloud out of his back end; remnants of his head explosion can be seen at his front end.

~ The set contains a GPK logo header color change between its two print runs for the 260b Blasted BILLY II card, where the blue header from within the first print run has been 'changed' to a purple header for the second print run; the blue header has been found in both print runs. This most likely wasn't intentially changed, but due to an ink setting error. Per an acetate test card sold via eBay, card 260a was originally titled 'ADAM BOMB II' during the pre-production period but switched to the name ADAM Boom prior to the printing phase. This would have matched the nomenclature of card 260b Blasted BILLY II; both the original character and version two were painted by artist John Pound.

~ One of two OS7 characters and mini stickers within the 2014 Series 2 MiniKins release of resin figures that are reminiscent of the 1986 Cheap Toys characters; #19. Sticker write-up text by Pat Barrett and Colin Walton
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261a GOOEY HUEY
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Huey with the word 'gooey'.
def'n: Gooey — slang. Like goo; sticky.
def'n: Goo — Thick, sticky matter.
261b BOBBI BOOGER

~ Nomenclature — Bobbi: B name to go with the word 'booger'.
def'n: Booger — slang. Snot; hardened mucous.
def'n: Mucus — A viscid substance, consisting chiefly of mucin, that is secreted by the mucous membranes.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's NOSE BOGEY gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen mainly hanging from and forming from the human's right nostril. The inanimate object bogey is nicely de-formed giving it a distinctive CPK doll-like shape. The character has a nice green booger in its own right nostril that matches its green, strabismus eyes. There does appear to be some snot stemming from the human's left nostril, but doesn't seem to add too much to the character.

~ The set contains a GPK logo header color change between its two print runs for the 261b BOBBI Booger card, where the blue header from within the first print run has been 'changed' to a purple header for the second print run; the blue header has been found in both print runs. This most likely wasn't intentially changed, but due to an ink setting error.

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases. The die-cut line for card 261a Gooey HUEY can be found printed upside-down. It is unknown which print run the card can be located within; the die-cut line crosses the number, PEEL HERE arrow and nameplate.

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262a BRAINLESS BRYAN
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature — Bryan: similar-sounding name to go with the word 'brain+less'.
def'n: Brain — The soft, gray-whitish mass of nerve cells and fibers enclosed in the skull or head of vertebrates.
def'n: Brainless — Stupid; foolish. Without a brain.
262b JUGHEAD TED
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Ted with the word 'jughead'.
def'n: Jug — Container for liquids. With a short, narrow neck and a handle.
def'n: Dumbbell — slang. A very stupid person. Similar meaning as the slang word jughead.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's JUGHEAD gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The inanimate object is a mash-up of a water (juice, tea, et cetera) pitcher and term 'jughead'; basically, a brainless, stupid person; this is visually represented with the brains 'running' out of the character's 'head' or braincase. The pitcher that represents the character's head with no body is flesh-tone in color with regular doll-like facial features and strabismus eyes. Water pitchers tend to be glass or metal, but the character appears to be more ceramic in nature.
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263a VINCENT VAN GONE
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature = Vincent Van Gogh.
def'n: Van Gogh — 1853-1890; famous Dutch painter who cut off his ear, sending it to his dying love.
def'n: Gone — Failed; ruined. To go away.
263b MODERN ART

~ Nomenclature = Modern art; a certain time period of artwork.
def'n: Art — Painting, drawing, and sculpture. Skill and learning.
def'n: Modern — Of present or recent time; of or in the current age or period.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's VAN GOGH gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen post-cutting off of his ear with a pair of sewing or kitchen scissors, glancing towards his dripping wound with a GPK smile. The image itself is based off of two SELF PORTRAITS of the Dutchman from 1887 and 1889, the former having the spiral swirls found within his artwork and not sporting a hat, and the later without the spirals but sporting a straw Panama hat and his melancholy frown. It is known that the famous artist suffered from a mental illness and other issues during his lifetime and 10-year career.

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264a PETE SEAT
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Pete with the word 'seat'.
def'n: Seat — The part of a chair, stool, bench, (toilet), etc., on which one sits.
def'n: Toilet — A porcelain bowl with a seat attached.
264b NOEL BOWL
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Noel with the word 'bowl'.
def'n: Bowl — Structure shaped like a bowl.
def'n: Toilet — A porcelain bowl with a seat attached.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's privy parody titled 'TOILET', marked as '7 - ', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, the artist offers another possible version "ALT. - HOLD PLUNGER, OR BRUSH?" Per Pound's final artwork, the toilet is still only only holding a roll of toilet paper. The character itself, an inanimate object, is humanized with arms and legs, with hands and feet, a face placed on the front of the commode, and a big blue bow tie for good measure.

~ One of two OS7 characters and mini stickers within the 2014 Series 2 MiniKins release of resin figures that are reminiscent of the 1986 Cheap Toys characters; #20. Sticker write-up text by Pat Barrett and Colin Walton
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265a CURLY SHIRLEY
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Shirley with the word 'curly'.
def'n: Curly — Having a tendency to curl; curling; wavy. Having curls. Twist out of shape.
265b BLOWN JOAN

~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Joan with the word 'blown'.
def'n: Blown — To be moved by the wind. Shaped by blowing. Windy.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's FACE MELTING gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen holding a hand blow dryer, apparently set on 'SUPER HIGH' and 'SUPER HOT', to the point the face is melting and being blown to the adjacent wall. The GPK concept takes into consideration that CPK heads are made out of plastic and would melt like a candle. Skin drips are flowing down the character's dress, while yarn-like hair and the character's right eye is stuck to the wall.

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266a ROY L. FLUSH
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = Royal flush.
def'n: Flush — in cards. A hand of all one suit.
def'n: Royal — of Kings and Queens.
266b SHUFFLED SHERMAN

~ Nomenclature — Sherman: SH name to go with the word 'shuffle+d'.
def'n: Shuffle — Mix (a deck of cards) so as to change the order. A mixing of a deck of cards.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's titled 'PLAYING CARD' parody, marked as '7 - 27', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, the artist suggested to the art director that the "LOGO (BE) SMALLER" and be showcased above and below the character, that the "NAME (BE PLACED) ACROSS (THE) CENTER" to maintain the balance, and noted the "LINE ART (WOULD BE) IN BLUE, WITH BLACK, RED, & YELLOW DETAILS." The former two suggestions were not implemented by the NPD department, but Pound did proceed with the color scheme. Pound also suggested the name 'MAURICE CARD' that was not chosen by the nomenclature commity, but sounds like 'morse code'; ways to make a marked deck for cheating. Also noted on the tight pencil artwork, Pound made the image more playing card-like in appearacne by adding a 'K' for the King suit and an apple core for humor. The royal character is holding a plunger, in reference to the alternate definition of flush — the disposal of excreta from a toilet. Even King's crap and it can get stuck.
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267a TONGUE TIED TINA
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Tina: T name to go with the words 'tongue tied'.
def'n: Tongue-tied — Having the motion of the tongue hindered, because of the shortness of the membrane on the underside of the tongue. Unable to speak because of shyness, embarrassment, etc.
def'n: Tied — To fasten, join, or connect in any way.
267b BRAIDED BRANDY
~ Nomenclature — Brandy: B name to go with the word 'braid+ed'.
def'n: Braid — Band formed by weaving together three or more strands of hair, ribbon, straw, etc.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's TONGUE BRAID gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The portrait shot painting has the character in a Glamour Shots-like pose with hand on hip and one hand in hair, pushing forward one of the two braided pigtails. The two braids are pushed forward to further bring awareness to the character's braided tongue that ties together the theme. The image is further tied together with all three braids having the same hair bows. Why the character has three tongues is uncertain and how they all fit inside her mouth cavity.
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268a PHIL GRIM
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature = Pilgrim.
def'n: Pilgrim — Puritan settlers who founded the first permanent colony in New England, at Plymouth;1620.
def'n: Grim — Without mercy; stern; harsh, or fierce. Horrible.
268b WILLIAM PENNED
~ Nomenclature = William Penn.
def'n: William Penn — 1644 - 1718, English Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania.
def'n: Pen — Confine closely, shut in. An enclosure.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's PUBLIC SHAMING parody was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen trapped within a pillory, a device made of a wood and or metal, erected on a post, containing holes to secure the head and hands; combined with a stocks, a wooden device, also with hinges, that secured the feet; different from a pranger that secured the head and feet. All different, but similar restraining devices. Public humiliation is the dishonoring showcase of a guilty person, used for punishment and oftentimes for further corporal punishment, in the form of physical abuse. In this case, the character can be seen with tomatoes and eggs thrown at his person; mainly his face, his right arm with a left hand, and his three left feet. The bird, pirched on the pillory, is also looking at the prisoner in an inquisitive and accusatory way.
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269a SHARPENED SHEENA
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Sheena: SH name to go with the word 'sharpen+ed'.
def'n: Sharpen — To make sharp or sharper: sharpen a pencil.
def'n: Sharp — Having a fine point: a pencil with a sharp point.
269b CRANKY KRISTIN
~ Nomenclature — Kristin: C sounding name to go with the word 'crank+y'.
def'n: Cranky — To be ill-natured. Odd; queer. Unstable.
def'n: Crank — Part or handle of a machine connected at right angles to a shaft to trasmit motion. Turn a crank. Twist; wind. A person with queer ideas or habits.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's PENCIL SHARPENER parody was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen within the painting in a portrait-style pose, using her extremely chiseled face that has been turned into a pencil sharpener to sharpen her fingers that are made up of No. 2 lead pencils. The character's right ear hole is attached to a crank and handle and her mouth is the pencil hole for insertion and sharpening. The character's left ring finger is broken off. Making abstract and abnormal look cutting edge and cool.
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270a CANNIBAL STU
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature = Cannibal stew.
def'n: Cannibal — A person who eats human flesh. Eating the flesh of one's own kind.
def'n: Stew — Cook by slow boiling. A dish, usually consisting of meat, vegetables, etc. State of worry, fret.
270b BREWIN' BRUNO

~ Nomenclature — Semi-rhyme; the name Bruno with the word 'brew+ing'.
def'n: Brewing — The preparing of a brew.
def'n: Brew — Made by steeping; boiling; or mixing. To bring about.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's SELF HELP COOKBOOK gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character, playing a chef sporting a toque blanche, is waste deep in boiling hot water sitting within a flame-licked cauldron, cooking himself. The nutrition awareness phrase "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT", eating the right foods is important for proper health and fitness, can be found on the cover of the cookbook, which is starting to catch fire. Per Bunk's color rough artwork, the title "JOY OF COOKING" found on the spine of the book was removed for the final artwork, most likely because "THE JOY OF COOKING" cookbook was written by Irma S. Rombauer and published in 1931. A blue-striped CPK shoe was added to the human stew and the rising bubbles above the character's head removed. The character is salting to taste, pinky-up, taste-testing the delectable stew with lips-smacking and tongue hanging out; the eyes looking upward towards the sky hints at how heavenly the cauldron concoction is.
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271a BRATTY MADDY
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Maddy with the word 'brat+ty'.
def'n: Bratty — Disobedient; fresh; impudent.
def'n: Brat — A spoiled, unpleasant, nad annoying child.
271b DIRTY BIRDIE

~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Birdie with the word 'dirt+y'.
def'n: Dirty — Indecent; offensive to good taste; lewd.
def'n: Dirt — Do something especially harmful or vicious to another person.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's DELIVERY STORK gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen swaddled in a blanket being 'delivered' by a stork, the fable children are told to hide the meaning of how babies are made. The character has yanked the stork's leg from its socket and taken a bite out of it like a chicken leg. Per Bunk's color rough, the night sky has been darkened for the final artwork, the leg changed to an all-orange color, the loose white feathers greatly reduced in size, and the startled sweat removed from above the bird's head.
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272a ELASTIC ELWOOD
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature = Elastic wood.
def'n: Elastic — Having the quality of returning to its original size, shape, or position after being stretched, squeezed, bent, etc. Springing back.
272b FLETCHER STRETCHER

~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Fletcher with the word 'stretch+er'.
def'n: Stretcher — A thing that stretches.
def'n: Stretch — Draw out; extend (one's body, arms, legs, etc.) to full legnth. Extend beyond proper limits. Exaggerate.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's CHOKING THE FACIAL CHICKEN gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen in a sideways portrait style painting pose using both hands to squeeze the front side of his face, separating his facial features from the rest of his head. The face being cut off from blood supply and turning a reddish-purple color, tongue sticking out to its limits, with an asphyxiated look, cheeks puffed out with cheek bones well into the bulging eye area where the pupils are pin-point small with broken blood vessels throughout both circular whites of the eyes.
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273a HAUNTED FORREST
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature = Haunted forest.
def'n: Haunted — Visited by ghosts
def'n: Haunt — Visit frequently and habitually with manifestations of influence and presence.
def'n: Forest — A large area of land covered with trees; thick woods.
273b SAPPY SARAH
~ Nomenclature — Sarah: S name to go with the word 'sap+py'.
def'n: Sappy — Full of sap; juicy. Silly; foolish.
def'n: Sap — The vital liquid that circulates through vascular plants.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's DARK FOREST gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The inanimate object character is in the shape of an twisted tree placed in an old forest. It's surrounding by a diversity of forest animals including a black owl, black rat, black bird (dead), a colony of black bats and various eyes peering out of several dark hollows. The character has two arms in the form of two lower limbs with hand-like branches, as well as several upper limbs that are hair-like in appearance. Warhola drew the eyes very circular in shape, much-like the previous character and the cheeks very distinctive, giving them a slightly different look.

~ With some earlier advice from his uncle, Andy Warhol, who stated the 5"x7" was much too small and should be recreated for rich people, James started paint to a few of his favorite characters into 5x7 life-size creations, 25+years later, going from "making something lowbrow and mass produced into something highbrow"; the tree is brighter and more detailed with a distinctive owl.
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274a REPTILLIAN LILLIAN
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Lillian with the word 'reptilian'.
def'n: Reptilian — Of or having to do with reptiles.
def'n: Reptile — Any of a class of cold-blooded vertebrates. Snakes, lizards, turtles, alligators and crocodiles are reptiles.
274b JAY PREY
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Jay with the word 'prey'.
def'n: Prey — Animal hunted or seizedfor food by another animal. Person or thing injured; victim.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's SNAKE PREY parody was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is not only being constricted, getting the life squeezed out of him or her by the reptile, but also being impaled by venomous fangs by the snake, having poison injected into his or her head and going into toxic shock. As with the last three paintings, Warhola has his character's eyes popped from being squeezed to death, having well-rounded and circular eyes, quite different than normal CPK eyes, giving the character a different look.
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275a WHEEL BARRY
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = Wheelbarrow.
def'n: Wheelbarrow — A small vehicle with a wheel at one end and two handles at the other, used for carrying loads.
275b ROLLIN' ROLAND

~ Nomenclature — Roland: R name to go with the word 'roll+ing'.
def'n: Roll — Move along by turning over and over. Move or be moved on wheels.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's WHEELBARROW GPK gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen being rolled along like the 'wheelbarrow race' — where the 'driver' holds onto the other person's ankles while the person quickly walks with their hands, where in this case, the character's arms and hands are planted to their sides, their head has been turned into an actual wheel, and their back carved out for the barrow. The character being rolled is hawling two dead fish, a stick, glass bottle, empty box, soda can, banana peel, apple core, orange peel, plant limb, along with other indistinguishable garbage items. Note the tire is flesh-colored with no tread along with the neck-like pegs holding the wheel to humanize the mechanical parts.
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276a VANESSA UNDRESSER
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Semi-rhyme; the name Vanessa with the word 'undress+er'.
def'n: Undress — Take the clothes off; strip; disrobe. Lack of clothing; nakedness.
def'n: State of undress — A condition of mind or temperament; of abnormal tension or excitement.
276b BANANA ANNA
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Anna with the word banana.
def'n: Banana — An oblong, slightly curved, yellow or red fruit growing in dense clusters and having firm, creamy flesh.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's PLANTAIN parody was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The inanimate object, in the shape of a very realistic ripe banana, is seen in a state of forced undress. The surprised character is nervous-sweating at the slow unpeel reveal, with a small bite taken out of the head region. An apple-headed characer was created for the OS3 set and a future orange will be ex-'pressed' for a future OS release; a freaky cornucopia fruit bowl.
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277a REUBEN CUBE
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = Rubik's Cube — a parody of the puzzle toy of the 80's invented by Ernó Rubik in 1974.
def'n: Cube — Solid figure with 6 square faces or sides, all equal. Anything shaped like a cube.
277b BLOCKHEAD BLAKE
~ Nomenclature — Blake: B name to go with the word 'blockhead'.
def'n: Blockhead — A stupid person; fool.
def'n: Block — A solid piece of wood, stone, metal, ice, etc., usually with one or more flat sides. A shaped piece of wood, plastic, etc., with which children play at building.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's literal blockhead gag titled 'RUBIKS CUBE', marked as '7 - 40', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, there were no revisions and the concept stayed consistent through to the final artwork stage. The keychain version of the Rubik's Cube was usually much smaller in size, but the character appears to have a 'normal'-sized head. The character is seen in the regular portrait-style CPK stance with arms raised; and although the inventor, Ernó Rubik was a professor of architecture and often wore a suit, the juxtaposition or dichotomy of adulthood and childhood in contrast with one another works very well for the image. The character's flatter features are rather simple since they are sticker applications for the Rubik's Cube toy, and the GPK card itself is a sticker ... a sticker within a sticker.
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278a VINCENT VAN GONE
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature = Have a nice day; a phrase of departure.
def'n: Have — To experience.
def'n: Nice — That is good or pleasing.
def'n: Day — Time or light between sunrise and sunset.
278b MODERN ART

~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Miles with the word 'smile+s'.
def'n: Smile — Look pleased, bemused or amused; An upward curve of the mouth. The act of smiling.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's SMILEY gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The pop culture happy face, or smiley face, is a stylized representation of a humanoid face whose classic form was designed by Harvey Ball in 1963, an American commercial artist hired by the then State Mutual Life Assurance Company to create a graphic design to raise employee morale after a merger. Instead of the smiley face pin being worn on the jacket, the character's head has been apparenely cut off and pinned to the jacket instead.

~ Per Bunk's color roughs, the original concept was a full body shot with blood also on the character's pant leg. The revised color rough is a portrait shot allowing more space for the GPK logo, removes the single tooth from the character's mouth, and places the arms to the side of the character. For the final artwork, the character's face is angled to the right instead of facing to the left and the character's yellow hands are placed within the pant pockets. The shirt has been changed to a blue color and the greenish background has been changed to a purple, darker background that helps the face and suit pop and stand out more. Characters placed in dire straits usually still have a smile upon their faces, but this character has a scowl in contrast to the smiley face.

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274a SHORT MORT
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Mort with the word 'short'.
def'n: Short — Not tall; having little height: a short man.
274b NOAH BODY
~ Nomenclature = No body.
def'n: Nobody — No one; no person. Person of no importance.
def'n: No — Not in any degree; not at all.
def'n: Body — The main part or trunk of an animal, apart from the head, limbs, or tail.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's HEAD ON A SCOOTER gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen, seemingly homeless — collecting money by selling used No.2 pencils, limbless — with a useless crutch behind him, and bodiless — propped up on a flat scooter with no limbs to push. The high eyebrows, ruddy cheeks and broad smile gives the character a rather optimistic outlook on life, regardless of his predicament.

~ The All-New Series (ANS) 1 through 3 sets contained Foil cards with rendered artwork by
Pat Glover & Sean Glover to make the characters look less like CPK dolls and include chase cards within the releases; ANS2, cards F21a and F21b.
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280a SHUT-UP SHERWIN
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Sherwin: SH name to go with the words 'shut up'.
def'n: Shut up — Stop talking; stop from talking. To be quiet. To be closed up.
def'n: Shut — Close (the eyes). Close tight.
280b FILLED UP PHILIP

~ Nomenclature — Semi-rhyme; the name Philip with the words 'fill+ed up'.
def'n: Fill up — Fill; fill completely.
def'n: Fill — Make full. Take up all the space. Stop up or close by putting something in.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's titled 'ALL CORKED-UP GPK' gag, marked as '7 - 30'; tight pencil and '7 - P - 07 '; color rough, was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, although a minor detail, the buttons appear to have four holes as common clothing buttons do, instead of two found on the final artwork. Per Pound's color rough artwork, the squiggly hair curl on top of the head was originally yellow that stood out quite nicely, but changed to a red ginger color for the final artwork. For the final arwork the different-sized corks look very realistic; cork is a buoyant, light brown substance obtained from the outer bark layer of the cork oak tree and often seen stuck in wine bottles. Unfortunately, for the card image, the nameplate covers the toddler's bib overalls white bear clothing character. Even though the main CPK eyes, mouth and nose features are obscured, missing or heavily disfigured, the character still looks like a GPK.

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281a SOURED HOWARD
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Howard with the word 'sour+ed'.
def'n: Sour — Having a sour or rank smell. Something sour. Bad smelling.
def'n: Odor — A distinctive smell, especially an unpleasant one.
281b PAUL BUNION
~ Nomenclature = Paul Bunyan.
def'n: Paul Bunyan — in American folklore. A giant lumberjack with amazing stregnth.
def'n: Bunion — A painful, inflamed swelling on the foot.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's FOOT ODOR gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen sitting straight-legged with the main focus on his infected and festered feet. To gauge the level of unpleasant odor, the viewer only needs to witness the character himself sporting a clothespin clamped over his nose and his inability to stop vomiting or spitting up uncontrollably from the stench. This marks several images for this paricular release where Warhola has drawn the character's eyebrows very high into the forehead area. The feet themselves contain several green odor trails that extend to the top of the image, no less than 16 flies, a spider web, gum residue, two cigarette butts, cracked heel skin, a hole with a small critter, two pieces of pierced glass, a bandaid (or plaster), several warts and bunions, a scar and stitches, a very large pointy tack or roofing nail, two embedded green worms, foot fungus, a bandaged toe, and several overgrown nailbeds containing plantlife.
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282a SCREWEY DEWEY
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Dewey with the word 'screw+y'.
def'n: Screwy — slang. A very odd or peculiar person.
def'n: Screw — Turn of a screw; screwing motion.
282b BENT BRENT

~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Brent with the word 'bent'.
def'n: Bent — Not straight; curved or crooked.
def'n: Gear — A set of toothed wheels joined together to drive the speed of a mechanism.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's GEAR HEAD gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen stuck and being crushed between the gears of some sort of giant mechanism or machine, the character being cracked (like a post-lawsuit doll) holding onto a wrench. Bunk's trademark pain-stars are present in the artwork along with some blue-striped CPK shoes. Per Bunk's color rough, the pain-stars were located above his head within the gear area but moved to open space within the final artwork. The character's green apparel was changed into a short-sleeve t-shirt and cracks added to the face and arm, and a bandaid (or plaster) removed from the cheek area.
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283a ALIEN ALAN
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Semi-rhyme; the name Alan with the word 'alien'.
def'n: Alien — Entirely different from one's own; strange.
def'n: Extraterrestrial — From outside the earth or its atmosphere.
283b MARTIAN MARCIA
~ Nomenclature — Semi-rhyme; the name Marcia with the word 'martian'.
def'n: Martian — Of the planet Mars. A supposed inhabitant of the planet Mars. "Little" green men. Space beings. Creatures from space.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's MEGA MARTIAN gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The space creature humanoid contains one nose, two mouths — an upper mouth with a single tooth and a lower mouth that's drooling, a set of three eyes, two antennae and two fingers with apparent suction cup-like tentacles. The character is further humanized with the CPK diaper (or nappy). The two astronauts put the sheer size of the extra extreme extraterrestrial into perspective.
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284a MANNY HEADS
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = Many heads.
def'n: Many — Consisting of a great number; numerous.
def'n: Head — The top part of the human body containing the brain, eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.
284b MAX STACKS
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Max with word 'stack+s'.
def'n: Stack — An orderly pile of anything. A large number or quantity. To pile or arrange in a stack.
def'n: Blow one's stack (aka lid, top or cool) — informal. To lose one's temper.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's STACKED HEADS gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character, sporting a shirt of primary colors, is seen with five heads, stacked one on top of the other ... a literal depiction of the phrase 'to blow one's stack' (lid, top or cool). Although, the line usually means to lose one's temper and to explode in anger (to blow a gasket or a fuse), the comedic image portrays a character who may have blown their stack at least four times and is currently in a cooling-down, smoking stage.
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285a WIND SHEILA
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature = Windshield.
def'n: Windshield — Sheet of glass, etc., avove the dash board of an automobile, locomotive, etc. To protect its riders from the wind.
285b HIT N' RONNI

~ Nomenclature = Hit-and-run.
def'n: Hit-and-run — Of, having to do with, or caused by a driver who hits a person or vehicle and drives away without stopping to see what happened.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's FACE PLANT parody was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen with their face smashed against a windshielf after an apparent hit (& run might come later). Per Bunk's original tight pencil and color rough artwork, the concept remained the same through to the final artwork with the same color scheme for the character and sporting blue-striped CPK shoes. The interior of the car and dashboard took on more of a grayscale and the odometer and speedometer lowered.

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286a HALEY COMET
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature = Halley's comet.
def'n: Halley's comet — Comet seen about every 76 years.
def'n: Comet — A celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust. When near the sun, a 'tail' of gas and dust particles are present that point away from the sun.
286b JUNE MOON
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name June with the word 'moon'.
def'n: Moon — A heavenly body that revolves around the earth. A natural satellite of any planet.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's celestial body gag titled 'MOON FACE', marked as '4 - 23', was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. Per Pound's tight pencil artwork, the concept was originally intended for the 4th Series release and revised at some point for this later release; Pound had questioned the art director "COLOR - ORANGE/CHEESE? PALE GREEN? WHITE?" The original concept was cleaned up and several items were removed from the artwork: a floating pop can with soda, the two astronauts planting a U.S. flag, and the comet shooting through space underneath the moon. The yellow stars and pink orbiting planets and moon are much-needed color surrounding the pale character who's been impailed in the red-eye (informal. a late night flight) by a spacecraft.
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286a CHRISTINE VACCINE
Artwork: JOHN POUND
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Christine with the word 'vaccine'.
def'n: Vaccine — Prepared bacteria or viruses of a particular disease, used to inoculate a person in order to prevnet the effects of that disease. Causes body to develop antibodies.
286b MEDI KATE

~ Nomenclature = Medicate.
def'n: Medicate — Treat with medicine. Put medicine on or in.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Pound's NEEDLE SHARING gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that John executed for the OS7 set, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen being injected by a syringe needle, most likely filled with a vaccine, but it has not pierced the skin. The fear of needles in medical journals is known as 'needle phobia', which is the extreme fear of any medical procedure that involves injections or hypodermic needles. It is unknown if there were in revisions in the artwork at this time. The babydoll dress, lacing with collar bow and hair bow suggest a very shy, innocent character.
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288a GRANT ANT
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Grant with the word 'ant'.
def'n: Ant — Any of a family of small insects living in a large colonies. In either the ground or in wood. Ants are black, brown, reddish, or yellowish, and belongs to the same order as bees and wasps.
288b STICKY NIKKI

~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Nikki with the word 'stick+y'.
def'n: Sticky — Apt to stick. Covered with a layer of material that will stick.
def'n: Honey — A sweet, sticky, yellowish-brown flued made by bees from nectar collected from flowers.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's ANT HILL gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. There are several methods of torture (and execution) that deal with the method of being buried up to your neck; and we are not talking about the idiom of being 'up to one's neck (in something), or ears, or eyeballs — to be fully involved or immersed. There are also several methods involving ants, typically fire ants, but in this case, it looks to be black ants being attracted to honey. Per Bunk's original color rough artwork, the character is looking crossed-eyed as they crawl up his face with his mouth still sealed. The cactus and buzzards are close to the forefront of the image. As for the final artwork, the cactus and buzzards are in the distance, more of an anthill-like mound has been added for the ants to climb up, and the hair has been replaced with honey, with the character sweating and an ant entering his mouth.
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289a STAIR CASEY
Artwork: TOM BUNK
~ Nomenclature = Staircase.
def'n: Staircase — Stairs.
def'n: Stair — A series of steps for going from one level or floor to another. Steps; stairway; staircase.
289b ALEXANDER THE GRATE

~ Nomenclature = Alexander the Great — King of Macedonia from 336 - 323 B.C. Conquered the Greek city-states and the whole Persian Empire from the coasts of Asia Minor and Egypt to India.
def'n: Grate — A framework of bars.
def'n: Escalator — A moving stairway so that steps ascend or descend continuously.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Bunk's TRAPPED ON AN ESCALATOR gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that Tom executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character can be seen completely melded and immersed into the escalator, fully embedded into the grates of the stairs. Per Bunk's orginal color rough artwork, the concept and character remained pretty much the same through to the final artwork except for the human's pant legs have been changed to blue from black. The character is sporting red pants and a green sweater, allegedly the two most jarring color combinations known to man, even though these two colors represent the Christmas season; it is the reason the creator of Freddy Krueger has the character sporting a green and red striped sweater.

~ The first set to have a card number placed at the top center of the card for 289b ALEXANDER The Grate for the first print run (black print) and to have the placement and color changed for the second print run (white print, corner location). Depending on the accuracy of the die-line, the die-cut can be found to be under the black, center number or at times cutting through the number. Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

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290a BUSTED ARMAND
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature = Busted arm.
def'n: Bust — To burst or break.
def'n: Arm — The part of the human body between the shoulder and the hand.
290b JIM NAUSEUM
~ Nomenclature = Gymnasium.
def'n: Gymnasium — A room, building, etc., fitted up for physical exercise, training and athletic sports.
def'n: Nausea — The feeling a person has when about to vomit.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's HANG TEST gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The character is seen hanging from gymnastics rings to the extant that he has lost circulation to his arm extremities, the tissue has died, and the arm at the elbow joint has severed itself at the mid-way point of the forearm. the flexed-arm hang test is the most popular on a pull-up bar, but hang tests at a younger age often occurs on a climbing rope or from the gymnastics bar to test upper body strength. The character still appears pleased with his results. He's sporting some nice red-striped gym socks, but not CPK shoes.
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291a HOMER RUNT
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature = Home run — A parody of the old Cincinatti Reds baseball team's mascot.
def'n: Home run — A hit in baseball allowing the batter to round bases without stopping to score a run.
def'n: Runt — Animal, person, or plant which is smaller than the usual size. Unusually small; undersized.
291b SCREWBALL LEW
~ Nomenclature — Rhyme; the name Lew with the word 'screwball'.
def'n: Screwball — A pitch thrown in baseball with a break or spin opposite to that of a curve.
def'n: Screwball —slang. An eccentric person; screwy.

 

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's KNUCKLEBALL HEAD gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The pitcher (P) character is seen chucking his noggin like a fast hard ball to home plate with a view of the 1st base (1B), 2nd base (2B) and the right fielder (RF) player positions. The image appears to be a parody of the Cincinatti Reds baseball team's mascot, except the stylized 'C' on the baseball cap has been changed to the letter 'J', most likely for Warhola's first name 'James'.
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292a STAPLE GUNTHER
Artwork: JAMES WARHOLA
~ Nomenclature = Staple gun.
def'n: Staple — A U-shaped piece of metal with pointed ends, driven into wood or other material to hold hooks, wiring, insulation, etc., (staple gun). A piece of wire to hold together papers, etc., (hand stapler).
292b CLIPPED CLAUDE
~ Nomenclature — Claude: CL name to go with the word 'clip+ped'.
def'n: Clip — To hold tight; to fasten: clip papers together. Something used for clipping things together. Cut short; to cut.

 

~ Most of the original GPK cards had very unique die-cut or die-line for their sticker pattern or outline which was adopted from the Wacky Packages franchise and other releases.

 

BITS & BOBS ~ Warhola's STAPLE GUN-HAPPY gag was one of several approved concepts by Topps that James executed for the OS7 set per his production notes, although not all concepts made it into the release. The staple acupuncture plays up nicely to the soft material of a CPK doll, except the head is a soft plastic (neck area), but the original CPK dolls did have cloth heads as well. The character has no less than nine memos stapled to his body and upwards of seventy-five viewable staples penetrating the outer latery of his epidermis; there are around twenty or so discarded staples laying around his person.
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Definitions taken in part from The American Heritage Dictionary, et cetera.




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