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The Trash Pack is a franchise by Australian toy company Moose. Starting in 2011, the series consists of small rubber creatures based around discarded junk and creepy creatures. The series ran for seven series, ending with the Junk Germs wave, with two other spin-off branches: Ultimate Fighting Trashies and Trash Wheels.

Despite being a classic “gross-out” toy, the series has a surprisingly balanced amount of both male and female fans.

Two animated series were produced, a failed television series by Mondo TV and a webseries by Mukpuddy and animated by Andrew Kepple.

Eventually, in 2016, the series was brought back through the universe of The Grossery Gang, which shares the classic blind bag container style as the original series. The toyline also shares a supplemental universe with Shopkins, another product by Moose Toys.

The Trash Pack provides examples of:

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  • The Alleged Computer: Scummy Screen. Loaded with poor pixels, susceptible to sickly computer viruses, and was dumped for being out of date (he's an old CRT back computer).
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Both the Bin Critters and Bin-Sects come in colors far different than their species.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Finding eyelashes on Trashies are a rare thing, and, along with various blunders on some bios, a lot of Trashies have their genders confused. It doesn't help that some Trashies have had their genders changed for other media.
  • Anchovies Are Abhorrent: Bad Anchovy is a mini and disgusting anchovy that is part of the "Grubz" team (food gone bad). His trading card has him popping up from the cheese strings of a now-moldy pizza, much to the horror of both the chef and his customer.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Moo Cow Disease, a cow-based germ, is mentioned as male in his bio, yet at the same time, also is brought up that "no one wants to milk him".
  • Animate Inanimate Object: What most of the Trashies are in theory. Garbage that is improperly thrown away is able to come to life as a Trashie.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: The whole catch of the teams “The Grubz” and “Food of the World”. They’re discarded and molded foods.
  • Banana Peel: Wasted Banana, despite being a full rotten banana, still has the ability to trip up others.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Despite still being small by other cases, Blow Fly is still big enough to be the same size as a piece of pizza or a caterpillar.
  • Boxing Kangaroo: Pooey Rooey. She has boxing gloves, a joey in her pouch…and is a three-eyed mutant.
  • Bullet Seed: Both Mouldy Melon and Rotten Apple can pull this off.
  • Canon Welding: The series shares a universe with Shopkins through a connection between The Grossery Gang.
  • Cartoon Cheese: Two of the cheese-based Trashies, Off Cheese and Queasy Cheesy, are this kind of cheese. Off Cheese has rats in his holes, while Queasy Cheesy has worms crawling through his, possibly in a reference to “cazu marzu” cheese. Smelly Mouse also carries a chunk of it with him, while Rotting Rat keeps it in his empty eye socket. On the other hand, Spew Blue Cheese looks directly like his namesake, being more realistic than the others, although he is entirely blue now from fully molding out.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: Trash Cat is somewhat ran over, but it still alive and kicking.
  • Character in the Logo: The toyline's logo features mascots Blow Fly and Trash-A-Pillar on each side of the logo.
  • Collectible Card Game: The Trash Pack Trading Cards. They played in a Top Trumps style of gameplay, with an exclusive dice Trashie that was meant to be used for them. The cards came with brand new scenarios for the Trashies, along with two variations of the cards in separate colors. Ultimate Fighting Trashies was later added as its own trading card collection.
  • Creepy Cockroach: Rancid Roach is disturbing…but Rock Roach is just a standard rockstar.
  • Creepy Crows: Cruddy Crow is a bit disturbing, but he’s also a ridiculously picky trash eater.
  • Desert Skull: Cruddy Cow Skull. So moldy that he’s turned green, and he even has a snake living inside him!
  • Down in the Dumps: Trash Town, formerly a thriving beach town, is now a gigantic junkyard where the Trashies live.
  • Flies Equals Evil: Despite not being evil, the character Blow Fly is crude and rude to everyone, even his closest friends. This is in contrast of Feral Fly and Grotty Bot Fly, who, despite being gross, are still fairly kind.
  • Fly Crazy: One of the things Blow Fly loves to do is buzz around heads, just to annoy them.
  • Fly in the Soup: Grotty Bot Fly’s trading card has him floating in a bowl of tomato soup…along with tons of maggots.
  • Foreign Queasine: The point and theme of the Food of the World team.
  • French Cuisine Is Haughty: Averted, the fancy French foods of the Food of the World team are just as gross as the others.
  • Ghost Town: Trash Town. It was originally a bustling beach town. However, too many litterbugs flocked to it, causing the town to become uninhabitable, while also bringing rise to the Trashies.
  • Gonky Femme: Unlady Bug. She starts out with the standard ladybug idea mold...but is then given big buck teeth, drooling slime, hairy armpits, and a Big Ol' Unibrow. However, she still wears makeup and fantasizes over boy crushes.
  • Gross Gum Gag: Scum Gum's described as a piece of gum that's found hiding under a desk, along with all the boogers.
  • Grossout Show: While the Mondo TV series was relatively tame, the webisodes and toyline are all of this and more.
  • Haggis Is Horrible: The aptly-named “Horrid Haggis” is a disgusting organ that almost looks like a heart, constantly spewing out meat filling like vomit.
  • Hairy Girl: Unlady Bug has thick underarm hair in the pits of her top two of four arms, along with a thick and unmaintained unibrow.
  • Insect Gender-Bender: Blob Moz is a male blood-sucking mosquito.
  • Klatchian Coffee: Grotty Coffee is a cup of coffee that’s ultra-highwired by his own contents.
  • Mega-Microbes: Series 1's Binfections and the entirety of Series 7's Junk Germs are large diseases and microorganisms.
  • Messy Maggots: The Trash Pack, being based in a garbage dump and having mutated insects as part of the line, includes a few maggot characters. These include Manky Maggot, Squashed Maggot, and Mucky Maggot. Mucky Maggot, in particular, is so big, that he has adult flies covering his body. Some non-maggot Trashies use maggots as "decorations" to increase their gross factor as well.
  • Messy Pig: Bin Pig and Bog Hog. They prefer garbage juice to mud.
  • Monster Mash: The Bin Monsters are a tribe of various monster-based Trashies. They include such freaks as Rankenstein, Skummy Mummy, Gas Ghost, Loch Mess, and a plethora of Muck Monsters.

  • Onion Tears: Smelly Onion is a constantly-crying onion from his own fumes.
  • Palette Swap: Nearly every character has their figure in a minimum of three colors to collect, with some having extra ones in exclusive packages.
  • Phlegmings: Many of the Trashies have mouths formed by these, caused by rotting strands of their own contents or slime from their mouth.
  • Popcorn on the Cob: A French Canadian comic reveals that Rotty Pop’s popcorn comes from some of Slop Corn’s kernels popping off into him after an incident with an electric blanket.
  • Rascally Raccoon: Rank-oon. He steals garbage from others, but is at least kind enough to leave a thank you note most of the time…on toilet paper.
  • Series Mascot: Blow Fly and Trash-A-Pillar. They appear on the logo and are the main characters of the webseries.
  • Sewer Gator: Alley-Gator is a sewer dweller.
  • Shared Universe: With The Grossery Gang and Shopkins.
  • Slime, Snails, and Mutant Tails: The series is all about grossness, with characters oozing drool and having synonyms for “gross” in their names.
  • Smelly Skunk: The aptly-named Stinky Skunk.
  • The Smurfette Principle: There are very few female Trashies.
  • Sphere Eyes: The eye style of the characters. They are given the disconnected style, with small dots for pupils that make them bug out heavily.
  • Sticky Situation: Scum Gum has a tendency to get things stuck onto him…or gets stuck onto other Trashies.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Many of the Grubz are based around food that is often already classified as gross, even without the mold and slime, such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, anchovies, and blue cheese.
  • Strawberry Shorthand: Sore Berry is dolled up to be an adorable girl Trashie with a leafy bow on her head…and then is moldy and covered in ants and maggots.
  • Talking Poo: Some of the Trashies are made of fecal matter.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Flip-flops around. Most of the female Trashies are coded by having a ribbon on their head, though some, such as Unlady Bug, wear heavy makeup. Others, such as Broken Blender and the Trashies that were turned female for the Mondo TV cartoon lack any feminine identifiers at all.
  • Threatening Shark: Skabby Shark has a human hand in his mouth.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: So much. From Mouldy Milk’s problem when it comes to barfing up his own guts, to Spewster being made out of his own vomit that he’s constantly throwing up, this series does not shy away from this.
  • White Gloves: A few of the Trashies are given these, most noticeably a few characters that don't even have arms.
  • Worm in an Apple: Rotten Apple is instead a rotten apple core, but he still contains a worm.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Trash Rat is portrayed rather unsympathetically a good chunk of the time.


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The Trash Pack

The other Trashies are not too pleased with Blow Fly's arm-related puns.

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