years after the Germany Garbage Pail Kids
release, Topps Ireland Ltd. made another attempt to sell Garbage
Pail Kids in Germany. The product was revamped to be more
appealing to the kids in Germany, and the title of the release was
changed from Garbage Pail Kids to Die Total Kaputten Kids.
This series is very different than
the United States Garbage Pail Kids and
United Kingdom Garbage Pail Kids.
The stickers were meant to be stuck down in the sticker album, and
the sticker backs only have the sticker number printed on
them. You should never stick the stickers from any release
in a sticker album because they will lose nearly all of their
value. Collectors like to have "loose" sticker sets
and empty sticker albums for their collection.
A complete sticker set of 198 can
typically be made from one full box, and there usually are many
extras from the low-numbered stickers.
At the bottom on the front of each
sticker, you can see that they either have: "© 1994 Topps
Company Inc. A" or "© 1994 Topps Company Inc.
B". Sticker numbers 1 through 99 are marked with the
"A", and sticker numbers 100 through 198 are marked with
the "B", which means there are ninety-nine "a"
stickers and ninety-nine "b" stickers. The markings
have nothing to do with the series being produced by different
manufacturers, and they were possibly used to divide the release in
half. The images for the "a" stickers do not
correspond with the images for the "b" stickers.
The A's and B's were not used to number the set. The set was
not numbered using a combination of digits and letters (i.e., 1a,
1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, etc.), which was unlike the United States
Garbage Pail Kids and the United Kingdom Garbage Pail Kids
The white arrow on the front of the
stickers that contained the text "PEEL HERE" for most of
the Garbage Pail Kids releases in English contained the text
"HIER ABZIEHEN" for the Germany Die Total Kaputten
Kids. The characters taken from the United States Garbage
Pail Kids 11th Series and the United States Garbage Pail Kids
12th Series had white boxes for the sticker numbers instead of
The name ovals for the Germany Die
Total Kaputten Kids all had the same grayish color, which was
unlike the United States Garbage Pail Kids Series where the name
ovals came in a variety of colors.
The registered symbol printed on the
Germany Die Total Kaputten Kids banner was mistakenly placed on top
of the artwork for the characters, and the rest of the banner was
printed in back of the character. This design error occurred
on sticker numbers: 46 Glupsch-August, 60 Rex Tremitäten, 62
Detlef Desaster, 63 Peter Silie, 72 Ferdinand Treibsand, 76 Heinz
L. Handel, 91 Steffen Stielaug, 155 Mike Spike, 172 Theo Dorant,
178 Adrian Saubermann, and 194 Gila Gülle.