I grew up in the era of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards, and collecting and trading were often more exciting than opening a “blind bag.” When my daughter first expressed her interest in Shopkins, I knew that we were in it for the long haul. If she is anything like me, she’ll have a small collection set aside for her own children, who will one day open up a drawer and express surprise and delight over these “rarities.” Shopkins was created by Moose Toys, and each collectible figure is inspired by common grocery items. Each Shopkins has a unique face and assigned name and are designated as common, rare, and exclusive.
While little girls ooh and aah over Cupcake Princess and Apple Pie Alice, little boys have responded with Putrid Pizza, Dodgey Donut, and Shoccoli. The Grossery Gang is Moose Toys’ spoof on the popular Shopkins line, where “Your Shoppin’s Gone Rotten!” From the same universe as the Trash Pack come a gang of moldy food-inspired characters. Situated in the abandoned metropolis of Cheap Town is the Yucky Mart, where you’ll find The Grossery Gang hanging out. This crew of putrid products have hit their expiration dates and are festering to life to create filthy fun adventures.
Building on the popularity of these grotesque figures and cartoons, The Grossery Gang just debuted their first animated film on YouTube. The film is the first in The Grossery Gang’s Putrid Power Series, where an evil force known as the Clean Team vows to clean up the streets of Cheap Town, threatening the gang for good. Utilizing the stench of old bin juice, goo, and grime, The Grossery Gang is determined to use their Putrid Power to defeat the power of clean. Bigger, bolder, and even grosser, The Grossery Gang Putrid Power promises a rotten good time.
In honor of the release, we had an opportunity to screen the new film in LA over the weekend at CineFamily. The Random Guys co-hosted the event and showed off their best dance moves during a friendly competition. CineFamily served up a wretched meal, straight from the streets of Cheap Town including rotten burgers and moldy nachos. And we couldn’t leave without getting messy, so my kids waded through slime in search of the perfect Grossery Gang figure. As I hovered over my kids trying to contain the mess, my son looked at me and said, “I’m a boy…I’m going to get dirty.” A rotten good time I tell you!
The Grossery Gang is now available for viewing on YouTube. Be sure to download our Grossery Gang Viewing Party Pack before you watch the film.
The Grossery Gang Printables
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