Two classic brands from the '80s are making a major splash with an epic partnership! Cloudco Entertainment and The Topps Company, the names behind the beautifully disgusting and disgustingly beautiful Madballs and Garbage Pail Kids, are coming together for a showdown between two nostalgic '80s brands.
Garbage Pail Kids debuted originally in trading cards, with Madballs starting out as foam toy balls - both in 1985. What followed was a number of animated series, consumer product lines, and more! But now with these two grotesque franchises teaming up for an epic Madballs vs GPK battle, original animators and illustrators from both brands are joining forces to create new and unique artwork that will be featured in a number of new product offerings - including a partnership with none other than Pinfinity!
"We are excited to be collaborating with the Cloudco team on the Madballs vs. GBK launch," says Caleb Paullus, Pinfinity CCO and Co-Founder. "We're excited to help fans relive the 80s and 90s through disgustingly awesome augmented reality pin badges."
Pinfinity will be creating a brand new series of premium, hard-enamel collectible pins that will be enhanced with augmented reality experiences. Pinfinity joins a long list of fantastic brands working on this new Madballs vs. GPK collaboration, including Topps trading cards, Megalopolis, Mad Engine, Chalk Line, Super Impulse, and Mishka NYC!
Via a Press Release from The Topps Company, Ira Friedman, VP of Global Licensing, stated: “Shared nostalgic roots and over-the-top zaniness make this collab a no-brainer. Our respective fan bases as well as pop-culture aficionados everywhere are going to have fun with this outrageous mash-up.”