For Chris Pirillo, Christmas came a little early this year: Garbage Pail Kids BNS3 is out (the BNS stands for Brand New Series — not to be confused with ANS, or All New Series, which is… an older series. Just go with it, man)! If you’ve been following the exploits of our LockerGnome Geek in Chief at any point over the last decade or two, you probably know that he has what some might consider to be an unhealthy obsession with these collectible cards of grossly named and often misbehaving children.
A parody of the once-popular Cabbage Patch Kids patterned on past Topps hits like Wacky Packages and Garbage Candy by creator Art Spiegelman (known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel, Maus), the Garbage Pail Kids franchise has been with us since 1985.
Incidentally, Cabbage Patch Kids are still officially around, but which franchise do you see around more often these days?
Coincidentally, LockerGnome community members seem to share in at least a couple of other geeky passions: LEGO bricks and Minecraft. These fellow fanatics will be flushed with festivity when they see that both of these worlds have been properly addressed in Garbage Pail Kids BNS3.
Garbage Pail Kids BNS3: Like Baseball Cards for People Who Don’t Care About Baseball
Hey, when you don’t care about baseball cards, the baseball card companies are going to find some kind of button to push — so there are trading cards for everything. That’s why there are football cards, basketball cards, Magic: The Gathering cards, soccer cards, UFC cards, Pokemon cards, Star Wars cards, superhero trading cards, Mars Attacks cards, Yu-Gi-Oh cards, and so on. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are cards for popular gluten free products and certifiably cuckoo congresspeople these days. Ousted dictators? Yoga positions? Misbehaving celebrities? Probably all on the drawing board in some stage of development.