The Melty Misfits is a set of trading cards created by artist Buff Monster and produced by Sidekick Labs. With an incredible eye for detail, we've gone to great lengths to create the highest quality homage to Garbage Pail Kids possible. Each of the original paintings used for the cards was painted 5x7" using acrylic and airbrush, just like the original GPK paintings were done. The cards are offset printed using custom-mixed inks on custom-made sticker stock, kiss-cut and packaged in a vintage-style wax wrapper.

The backs of the cards feature puzzles, checklists and reproductions of the pencil sketches used to paint the cards. Each unopened box contains a complete set, along with special inserts such as signed cards, variants, errors and a poster. Some boxes have original sketch cards, and one box will have the Golden Ticket (redeemable for an original painting by Buff Monster). We hope you enjoy collecting them as much as we've enjoyed making them!


The first series has been a great success and now it’s time to do a second series. This new set of trading cards/stickers is going to be even more ambitious than the first: featuring 40+ new characters (Series 1 had 30 characters), new Kickstarter-exclusive packaging, and hopefully some new awesome inserts like foil cards and lenticulars.

Having already done a first series of the cards, we know how much time and money it takes to make a project like this a reality. We self-funded the first series, but we’re eager to crowd-fund the second. I’ve never crowd funded anything before, but besides raising the money, I’m eager to get people involved in a way that’s never been possible before. Obviously I’m very active on social media, but backers will get tons of exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and info. Kickstarter also allows me to offer rewards (physical and experiential!) that I’ve never offered before. So I’m really excited to see this project come together and I hope you’ll be a part of it!