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Ten Classic Collectibles We Were Obsessed With At School

Garbage Pail Kids

Garbage Pail Kids

There are countless collectible card and sticker series out there but back in 1985 Garbage Pail Kids took the crown.

Garbage Pail Kids were a parody of the Cabbage Patch Dolls and reveled in their use of puns and gross-out themes.

You had characters like Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, Juicy Jess and Shaggy Aggie which were all satirical and grim in their own way.

Kids would trade them in the playground whilst trying to hide them from the teachers who deemed them inappropriate.

Ring Raiders

Two Ring Raiders

Despite the somewhat suggestive name Ring Raiders were actually very cool.

They were miniature Fighter planes that were attached to rings you could wear on your fingers.

There were surprisingly detailed and came in two factions, The Ring Raiders themselves lead by Victor Vector The evil Skull Squadron lead by Scorch.

Each pack came with 3, 4 or 6 planes and a mini comic book about the planes in that pack.

Every plane had its own pilot identity which was usually reflected in the awesome paint job.

Ring Raiders also spawned a TV series and a number of Comic Books.

Marbles

Marbles

Now kids have been collecting marbles for as long as anyone can remember but in the early 90’s the craze took hold again in a big way.

The market was suddenly filled with all sorts of new types including galaxies, metallics, swirlies and cat eyes.

Kids would play in the playground with the winner getting to keep the losers marble.

This lead to more fights than we care to remember, especially when the school bullies would bring in metal ball bearings to smash them with.

They were quickly banned in many schools thanks to the fights and the kids coming home with cuts from the broken glass.

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