In 2010/2011 several members from the Garbage Pail Kids Underground made a Persian Farsi Garbage Pail Kids Fan Set. The members responsible were Jimbo, -TCT & tinyTIMMAH. Jimbo & -TCT came up with the concept, -TCT was the art director and tinyTIMMAH printed the release. The set consisted of 81 cards; 80 base cards and 1 bonus card. The set is numbered 1-80 and the bonus card is numbered B1. The cards measure 2.5″ x 3.5″. A total of 47 sets were printed. The sets were primarily sold to other GPKUG members. Purchase of the GPK Farsi set was limited to 1 per person. The phonetic pronunciation of ‘Garbage Pail Kids’ in Farsi is ‘Koodakaneh Ashghaldan’.
Farsi Garbage Pail Kids Examples
The GPK Farsi Fan set consists of GPK characters from Original Series 1 – 6. To pay homage to the Japanese Garbage Pail Kids release, Bukimi Kun, several card from the GPK Farsi set were censored.
Censored Farsi Garbage Pail Kids Cards
The GPK Farsi Fan set has three different card backs; Standard Back (Cards 1-79), Checklist Back (Card 80) and the Bonus Back (Card B1). -TCT came up with the concepts and did all the art for the back of the cards.
Standard Farsi Garbage Pail Kids Back
Farsi Garbage Pail Kids Checklist Back
The Farsi GPK bonus card was added midway through the development process. The bonus card was developed by -TCT to thank tinyTIMMAH for his hard work printing and cutting the set. The bonus card was modeled after the UK ANS Sticker Set version of the Garbage Pail Kid Card 216a/b Tiny Tim/Small Saul. Tiny Tim just happens to be tinyTIMMAH’s favorite GPK character.
Farsi GPK Bonus Card Front & Back
The Farsi GPK set was printed on Kromekote 12pt C1S cover paper on a Konica Minolta C6500 BizHub Pro.
Farsi GPK Cards Full Sheets
The Farsi GPK Cards were cut on a Challenge “Champion” 305 cutting machine.
Farsi GPK Card Cutting
Promo Card – P1
There were 10 P1 promo cards printed to test color, resolution, stock, etc. The P1 cards were printed on a card stock that was more like plastic than paper. The plastic stock was not suitable for the Farsi Garbage Pail Kids set as the images came out very pixelated. The decision was made to print the cards on Kromekote 12pt C1S cover paper.
Farsi GPK Promo Card P1 Front
Farsi GPK Promo Card P1 Back
The below images show the entire 80 card Farsi Garbage Pail Kids Fan set. Click the thumbnails for larger images.
Farsi GPK Sheet 1
Farsi GPK Sheet 2
Farsi GPK Sheet 3
Farsi GPK Sheet 4