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In March 2013, after the failure of the Mondo TV cartoon, Moose Toys tried a second time with adapting their toyline, The Trash Pack, into the animation medium. This time, they turned to the Internet.

The Trash Pack webseries is a thirteen-episode webseries animated by New Zealand animation company Mukpuddy with the help of Andrew Kepple. Rather than focusing on new characters like the Mondo TV show, this series brings Blow Fly and Trash-A-Pillar, the mascots of the toyline, into the spotlight. Also, unlike the original show, which never strayed out of Series 1 for characters, this show features Trashies from a variety of series, often coinciding with their toy releases.

All thirteen episodes are available on the toyline’s Youtube channel.


The Trash Pack webseries provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Jerkass: In comparison to his simply "annoying" nature of his toy iteration or his very helpful scout personality in the Mondo TV series, this version of Blow Fly is rude to practically everyone, even his close friends.
  • Animated Adaptation: The second attempt to create one for the series. Despite the shorter length, this one was the more successful one in terms of release.
  • The Alleged Computer: Scummy Screen still remains a dumped computer thanks to his age, with the added addition that he easily gets computer viruses. In his case, these are literal illness viruses for him.
  • Art Shift: Trash-A-Pillar randomly gains an anime-esque design during a scene in "Gum and Gummer".
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Both Blow Fly and Trash-A-Pillar are much larger in the context of this show. The two of them are the same size as a small computer or carton of milk, with Blow Fly being even bigger than a fly should be by being around the same size as Trash-A-Pillar.
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  • Christmas Episode: The episode "Wreck the Halls", complete with a parody of the song "Deck the Halls".
  • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Blow Fly in this iteration is dry and snarky, often due to the antics of the others.
  • Ditzy Genius: Despite being a smart and eloquent computer, Scummy Screen still has the lack of common sense to listen to Trash-A-Pillar's ideas.
  • Down in the Dumps: This adaptation of the series gives the Trash Town dump an appearance that is much more in line with a gross trash dump, in comparison to the original cartoon, though it lines up more with the toyline’s version of the location.
  • Everyone Hates Fruit Cakes: The episode "Completely Armless" reveals that fruitcake is a grosser cake flavor than "fungus" or "boogers and brine".
  • Flies Equals Evil: Downplayed. Blow Fly, while not evil by any means, is still pretty mean to his friends.
  • Gasshole: The episode "A Side of Flies" reveals 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.
  • Grossout Show: Just like the toyline, though it revels in the grossness of the medium much more than that and the Mondo TV cartoon.
  • Happy Birthday to You!: The episode "Completely Armless" makes their own song up that lampshades the issue of the original song’s copyright.
    Birthday song, the birthday song,
    It's all for you, 'cause it's all too long.
    (We don't have the rights to the real) Birthday song!
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: According to Trash-A-Pillar and Scummy Screen in "Snot My Problem", downloading a link that said "Download this virus to win one million dollars" seemed like a good deal at the time.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deep down, Blow Fly actually cares for his friends, and becomes legitimately terrified when he loses track of Trash-A-Pillar in "The Big Crush".
  • Lame Pun Reaction: The other Trashies are not too fond of Blow Fly’s arm-related puns in "Completely Armless".
  • 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: Lizard Lice, like his toy counterpart, is a giant germ. He’s smaller than Blow Fly and Trash-A-Pillar, but still visible by the naked eye.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Mouldy Milk in the webseries is made to sound like Matthew McConaughey.
  • Noodle Incident: In "Snot My Problem", Blow Fly would rather not remember the time Trash-A-Pillar wore a bikini, and points out if he’s doing it again, he "[doesn’t] want to see it".
  • Shout-Out: The rules of taking care of Junk Germs mimic that of Gremlins.
  • Smart Jerk and Nice Moron: This iteration of Blow Fly and Trash-A-Pillar makes Blow Fly a street smart and sarcastic jerk, while Trash-A-Pillar becomes a dumb, but kind, simpleton.
  • 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 the tendency to get things stuck on him in this iteration. As such, he also has the tendency to stick to others as well.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Mouldy Milk in this variation, instead of being shown trying to hold his curds in and nearly failing like his toy does, has the problem of expelling them, often on others and their property, much to his apologetic nature.
  • Worm in an Apple: Rotten Apple retains the worm in him from other iterations. Unlike most versions of him, this version of Rotten Apple is very low in intelligence, while the worm is the real brains of the operation, to the point of being a doctor.


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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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