The WWE has officially announced their partnership with the Garbage Pail Kids brand. The professional wrestling announced their partnership with the Topps company last Monday.
The WWE will be selling merchandise featuring WWE wrestlers in the style of the iconic '80s Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. Collectible trading card packs featuring the WWE wrestlers are now available.
The WWE x Garbage Pail Kids trading card packs are on sale at Topps.com. Each card is designed in the style of the old school '80s cards.
Garbage Pail Kids + WWE Trading Card Packs coming March 12! pic.twitter.com/Mf1fQBbkNk— Garbage Pail Kids (@GeePeeKay) March 11, 2019
More merch is coming soon. Starting Mar. 21, Spencer's stores will be distributing t-shirts featuring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, the Undertaker, the Ultimate Warrior and Andre the Giant. On the WWE Shop, fans can purchase T-shirts featuring Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, John Cena, Seth Rollins and the Miz.
The Garbage Pail Kids have experienced a resurgence over the last few years, capitalizing on '80s nostalgia. The trading cards existed as a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Instead of wholesome, sweet characters intended to charm, every Garbage Pail Kids trading card featured another repulsive creature meant to gross people out. Their pop culture influence led to countless unforgettable cards and an infamous film.
Recently, the cards have seen a resurgence, following a new push by current license holders Topps to reinvigorate the brand for both old collectors and a new potential audiences.