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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.
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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.


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The Trash Pack provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Name Change: As a difference from the “gross” names of the toyline, the characters featured in the Mondo TV series were given “cuter” names, such as Putrid Pizza becoming “Cheezy”, Rotten Apple becoming “Pips”, and Scum Gum becoming “Bubblz”.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Putrid Sardine, originally a sardine can in the toyline, is a juice box in the Mondo TV cartoon.
  • 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 Loaded with poor pixels, susceptible to sickly computer viruses, and was dumped for being out of date (he's an old CRT back computer).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.
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  • 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".
  • Animal Jingoism: Trash Rat is easily startled by Scabby Cat.
  • 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 slice 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.
  • 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.
  • Computer Virus: Turns out, they're the same thing as an actual virus to Scummy Screen. Of course, clicking on a link that tells you to download a virus to win one million dollars does have that effect...even if it did sound like a good idea at the time.
  • 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.
  • Everyone Hates Fruit Cakes: The webisode episode “Completely Armless” reveals that fruitcake is a grosser cake flavor than “fungus” or “boogers and brine”.
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Giddy Squid is a large seaweed-tangled squid.
  • 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.
  • Gasshole: The webisodes reveal that "Burpanese" is a legit language in the universe. It's Burpy Slurpy's first language and Trash-A-Pillar is fluent in it. "Fartish" is another language that exists...but Trash-A-Pillar can't speak that.
  • 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.
  • Green Aesop: The Mondo TV show tones down the grossness, replacing the trashiness with an anti-littering environmental message.
  • 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.
  • Lighter and Softer: The Mondo TV cartoon compared to the toyline and the webseries.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There are tons of Trashies.
  • Man in a Bikini: According to Blow Fly in the webisode "Snot My Problem", Trash-A-Pillar has done this before, much to the displeasure and disgust of Blow Fly.
  • Mega-Microbes: Series 1's Binfections and the entirety of Series 7's Junk Germs are large diseases and microorganisms.
  • 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.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Mouldy Milk in the webseries is made to sound like Matthew McConaughey.
  • 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.
  • Secret Keeper: In the Mondo TV cartoon, Ray and Jenny are the only ones that know of the existence of the Trashies.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Some of the Bin-Sects are of odd bugs, such as silverfish, earwigs, and tapeworms.
  • 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.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Scum Gum, Scabby Cat, and Sour Snail are made girls in the Mondo TV series for gender balance.
  • 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.
  • Spoiler: Rotty Pop is obsessed with movie trivia…and in the webisode episode “Spoiler Alert”, ends up rattling them off and giving away the endings of classic movies during a ten movie marathon.
  • 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.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Trash Rat is portrayed rather unsympathetically a good chunk of the time.
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