Garbage Pail Kids Gets A Mobile Card-Collecting RPG

by Derek Swinhart on May 22, 2018 at 03:20 PM

Jago Studios announced today that it is working with The Topps Company to create a mobile game based on the Garbage Pail Kids. The game will be a card-collecting RPG featuring stickers and cards from the original '80s run and the contemporary Garbage Pail Kids line. 

“Garbage Pail Kids are icons of the ‘80s and a mobile card battler featuring their freaky antics is a natural expansion for the infamous and beloved brand,” states Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios Founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with Topps and look forward to bringing these memorable characters to life in a new way fans can interact with, directly on their mobile devices.” 

The mobile card-battle RPG is currently in private beta and is the debut product from Jago Studios. Jago was founded in 2017 by Drexler, with the exclusive rights to create card games using the Garbage Pail Kids license. 


“The game from Jago Studios will bring our Garbage Pail Kids to mobile devices around the world in a new way people haven’t had before,” states Ira Friedman, Vice President, Global Licensing at The Topps Company. “For fans from the ‘80s or the new generation just learning about the brand, virtually battling with GPK collectible cards offers a new mobile social experience that remains faithful to the irreverent heritage of Garbage Pail Kids.”


The Garbage Pail Kids will make its debut on mobile for free worldwide on the Google Play and App Store, but no release window has been announced yet. 


Our Take:
I am not sure exactly who this appeals to, Garbage Pail Kids always did its job of grossing me out when I was young. Many franchises have regained popularity through well-designed mobile games, and a card-based RPG seems like an intriguing fit for the license.