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Friday, 18 July 2003

A RUBBISH STORY

The London Metro lists the Garbage Pail Kids as one of its candidates for “Ultimate Retro Toy Heaven.” However, the trading cards featuring unsavoury characters such as Varicose Wayne are unlikely to make a comeback because in the US case of Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. v. Topps Chewing Gum Inc. they were found to infringe Original Appalachian’s copyright and trade mark rights in the Cabbage Patch Kids. Topps, the makers of the Garbage Patch Kids were also found to have tarnished the Cabbage Patch Kids trade mark. So much for the innocence of youth…

Cabbage info here, here and here

Things not to do with cabbage here

Little-known fact: World Cabbage Day is 17 February.

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