UNITED KINGDOM EDITION











The United Kingdom (Ireland, England, Britain, mini) Trash Can Trolls were released in 1992 shortly after the craze of the troll phenomenon, known in the UK as Gonk Trolls, that took place after the Garbage Pail Kids fad.  Unfortunately, the cards were not released until the very end of the troll hype resulting in a lack of sales and no 2nd Series ever spawned.  The Trash Can Trolls are a direct parody of the troll doll (or Dam doll) created by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam, a type of hard plastic doll with rough, pliable hair depicting a troll figure. The troll dolls became a large toy craze in the early 1960s in the States, and were popular between the 1970s and early 1990s where the dolls were marketed under the trade name Norfin Trolls. The art director and editor of the set was Mark Newgarden; the artists included John Pound, Tomas Bunk, Drew Friedman, Richard Mcquire, Irene Rofhart (previously Pigott) and Patrick Pigott. The writers included Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Drew Friedman, Frank Santopadre, Jordan Bochanis, Jim Giordano, Sam Henderson, John Mariano, Paul Parducci and Russ Reiley. Unlike the U.S. cards that measure 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches the UK cards are smaller measuring 2 1/8 X 3 inches.  Both are non-die cut and peel from the card edge, but except for the card size there are no differences. The cards come 4 to a plastic (or cellophane) pack with a slab of gum; unlike the U.S. packs which come 6 cards to a wax pack without a slab of gum.  The price is marked on the box for both countries.













88 CARD SET : NO VARIATIONS



DISPLAY BOX

BOX CODE: 1-435-0-2
NOTE: MADE IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BY TOPPS IRELAND LTD., BALLINCOLLIG, CORK.
UPC NUMBER: 5-011053-005831
BOX ARTWORK : PAT PIGOTT



WRAPPER

WRAPPER CODE: 0-435-0-2
NOTE: MADE IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BY TOPPS IRELAND LTD., BALLINCOLLIG, CORK.
UPC NUMBER: 5-011053-005824
RENDERED WRAPPER ARTWORK : UNKNOWN











1. The Garbage Pail Kids Iconic characters, 8a ADAM Bomb and 8b Blasted BILLY, can be located on the Trash Can Trolls cards 1a JOEL Troll and 1b Fall-Out PAUL, kicking away last decades card craze, potentially and hopefully creating a new one.


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2. The Puzzles have only 12 Pieces for the characters of cards 29a Pyrotech NICK and 29b Independence DAISY and cards 42a DEE Composing and 42b PHIL D. Grave; a 9 piece puzzle would've been perfect for 9 pocket card sheets. There are no Puzzle Preview cards within the set.


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3. The Trash Can Trolls Mascot, located as artwork on the box packaging and as rendered artwork on the wrapper or pack, can be be found on cards 29a Pyrotech Nick and 29b Independence DAISY, as well as card artwork for checklist cards 44a and 44b and as one of the 12-piece completed puzzle card backs within the set.


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4. The set has two cards with the Same First Name: cards 17b Siamese LOUISE and 33b LOUISE Bees, cards 19b Repeating PETE and 25a Prickly PETE, cards 20b HY N. Dry and 32a HY Voltage, cards 25b Thorny BARB and 40b Barfin’ BARB and cards 26b Overgrown JOAN and 43b JOAN Throne.


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5. Card Sample: twin cards 28a Generic ERIC and 28b No Frills FRANK; a fantastic parody of mass-produced product.


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6. The only Nameplate in the set, or any Topps parody series that I'm aware of, that has artwork over the nameplate; for cards 33a Bumbling BEA and 33b LOUISE Bees; it's usually over the logo header.


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7. There is an incorrect Checklist listing where character name 14b Growin' OWEN is labeled as 14b Shocked SHERRY and the name 15b Shocked SHERRY is listed as 15b Growin' OWEN; the two were accidentally reversed.









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THE ARTIST RECOGNITION EDITION





#
NAME
CONCEPT ART
FRONT
FINAL ART
FRONT
CONCEPT ARTIST
WRITER - BACK
PENCIL & FINAL
ART - BACK
1a
JOEL Troll
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
1b
Fall-Out PAUL
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
2a
Retchin' GRETCHEN
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
2b
DREW Spew
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
3a
AL A.Carte
Irene Pigott
Irene Pigott
John Mariano
Tom Bunk
3b
FREDDY Spaghetti
Irene Pigott
Irene Pigott
John Mariano
Tom Bunk
4a
New Wave DAVE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
4b
Flush GORDON
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
5a
Weepin' WILLOW
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
Paul Parducci
John Pound
5b
Stained BLAINE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
Paul Parducci
John Pound
6a
ANNE Tenna
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
6b
T.V. GUY
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
7a
Soda RHODA
John Pound
John Pound
Frank Santopadre
Tom Bunk
7b
Fountain Jerk DIRK
John Pound
John Pound
Frank Santopadre
Tom Bunk
8a
Hairy HARRY
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
8b
Armpit BRITT
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
9a
Slam DUNCAN
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
9b
Stuffin' STEPHEN
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
10a
GINA Cleaner
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Drew Friedman
DF / Pat Pigott
10b
Dustin' JUSTIN
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Drew Friedman
DF / Pat Pigott
11a
CASEY At-The-Bat
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
11b
GRANT Slam
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
12a
EDWARD Scissorhair
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
12b
LANCE Scape
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
13a
Booger BOBBY
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
Drew Friedman
DF / John Pound
13b
SCOTT Snot
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
Drew Friedman
DF / John Pound
14a
LARRY Lump
John Pound
John Pound
Frank Santopadre
Tom Bunk
14b
Growin' OWEN
John Pound
John Pound
Frank Santopadre
Tom Bunk
15a
TEX Wrecks
John Pound
John Pound
Sam Henderson
DF / Pat Pigott
15b
Shocked SHERRY
John Pound
John Pound
Sam Henderson
DF / Pat Pigott
16a
Performin' NORMAN
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
16b
BOB Slob
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
17a
Unseparated At BETH
Irene Pigott
Irene Pigott
Paul Parducci
Pat Pigott
17b
Siamese LOUISE
Irene Pigott
Irene Pigott
Paul Parducci
Pat Pigott
18a
HANNA Banana
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
John Mariano
Tom Bunk
18b
Jungle JIM
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
John Mariano
Tom Bunk
19a
BORIS Line
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
19b
Repeating PETE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
20a
GERTIE Laundry
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
20b
HY N. Dry
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
21a
Crépe SUZETTE
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
21b
BARBIE Q.
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
22a
Swirly SHIRLEY
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
Jim Giordano
Richard Mcquire
22b
HERBERT Sherbet
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
Jim Giordano
Richard Mcquire
23a
Burning KENDALL
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
23b
Meltin' MEL
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
24a
BUSTER Open
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
24b
Crash DANNY
Tom Bunk
Tom Bunk
(puzzle)
John Pound
25a
Prickly PETE
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
25b
Thorny BARB
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
26a
Chia PAT
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
John Pound
26b
Overgrown JOAN
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
John Pound
27a
CASS Backwards
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Sam Henderson
DF / Pat Pigott
27b
Crossed CHRIS
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Sam Henderson
DF / Pat Pigott
28a
Generic ERIC
Irene Pigott
Irene Pigott
(puzzle)
John Pound
28b
No Frills FRANK
Irene Pigott
Irene Pigott
(puzzle)
John Pound
29a
Pyrotech NICK
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Jim Giordano
Richard Mcquire
29b
Independence DAISY
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Jim Giordano
Richard Mcquire
30a
Open Heart SERGE
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Paul Parducci
Pat Pigott
30b
CHIP Entrails
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Paul Parducci
Pat Pigott
31a
Clipped TONY
Drew Friedman
Pat Pigott
Russ Reiley
John Pound
31b
Fun GUS
Drew Friedman
Pat Pigott
Russ Reiley
John Pound
32a
HY Voltage
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Russ Reiley
Pat Pigott
32b
Electric BILL
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Russ Reiley
Pat Pigott
33a
Bumbling BEA
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
John Pound
33b
LOUISE Bees
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
John Pound
34a
Lawn JOHN Silver
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
34b
Buried BARRY
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
35a
Sharky MARKY
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
35b
MAX Snacks
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
36a
Live Bait KATE
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Russ Reiley
John Pound
36b
Hook Line & CINDY
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Russ Reiley
John Pound
37a
BRUCE Noose
Drew Friedman
Pat Pigott
Jim Giordano
Richard Mcquire
37b
DAVID Lynched
Drew Friedman
Pat Pigott
Jim Giordano
Richard Mcquire
38a
Furry MURRAY
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
38b
Unkempt KARLA
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
John Pound
39a
SY Clone
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
39b
TRICIA Twister
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
40a
Heaving HARRIET
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Drew Friedman
Pat Pigott
40b
Barfin' BARB
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Drew Friedman
Pat Pigott
41a
Mutilated TED
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
41b
Monster KIT
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
42a
DEE Composing
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
42b
PHIL D. Grave
John Pound
John Pound
(puzzle)
Pat Pigott
43a
ROY L. Flush
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Frank Santopadre
Tom Bunk
43b
JOAN Throne
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Frank Santopadre
Tom Bunk
44a
Checklist
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Mark Newgarden
(checklist)
44b
Checklist
Pat Pigott
Pat Pigott
Mark Newgarden
(checklist)
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NAME
ARTIST
FRONT
ARTIST
BACK
WRITER
BACK
PRINT
RUN