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  • Nausea Fuel: Just like The Trash Pack, the series runs on gross things.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: In terms of collecting, the action figures are the most popular section of the franchise.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Flush Force, thanks to the similar blind bag nature of gross things between the two. It's often common on toy sharing sites to see the two franchises in pictures together. Grossery Gang figures even appeared as prop decoration in a Flush Force commercial.
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  • Older Than They Think: The Grossery Gang are often touted by reviewers as "Shopkins for boys", as both are Moose Toys products for blind bagged things. However, The Grossery Gang is actually a spin-off of The Trash Pack series, a Moose Toys toyline that started three years before Shopkins.
  • Periphery Demographic:
    • Managing to latch on from The Trash Pack, the toyline also has a healthy female fanbase.
    • The "Putrid Power" action figures has a heavy adult fanbase, thanks to how the action figures resemble 80s era lines like Food Fighters.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: The action figures in the Putrid Power lineup are often favorably compared to Food Fighters, an 80s action figure line that didn't have any supplemental media to back it up enough to survive longer. The comparison was pushed even further with the Bug Strike wave of action figures, which gave the characters army outfits.
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  • Ugly Cute: Like it's predecessor, the characters are a mix of creepy and charming at once.
  • Unexpected Character: Series 3 brought back Blow Fly and Trash-A-Pillar, the mascots of The Trash Pack, Grossery Gang's predecessor franchise. This came as a surprise to many, as the two of them were introduced as figures for the first series of Trash Pack, making very sporadic toy appearances despite being the mascots.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Egghead when he's overly smart might be very pompous and willing to shut down the Yucky Mart, but after being teased over his klutziness, it's hard not to feel sorry for his plight.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: The four main ones, save for the now-smart Egghead, are a bit too harsh on Egghead in the "A Gooey-ful Mind" arc. While the audience is meant to sympathize with them for not having their home shut down, it's hard to root for them after mocking Egghead's slip-up, and causing him to plummet into the Slushie Dunk with no care, especially thanks to the latter ending on a cliffhanger.


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