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Madballs back, so just beware…

Remember Star Comics? Marvel’s kiddie comics line? Featuring such licensed notables as the Muppet Babies, The Getalong Gang, Heathcliff…

And Madballs.

Yes, Marvel made a kiddie comic featuring the Garbage Pail Kids of balls, to be sold side by side with the Care Bears and Top Dog. Which inevitably led to gems like this:

I’m sure hilarity ensued. Def not the coolest comics ever. Actual Madballs tho, those were pretty cool.

I’m not gonna lie to you, I wouldn’t mind owning a mint on card Crack Head (later renamed Bash Brain, for obvious reasons), one of which is available in the above auction. And a $125 BIN is pretty good, considering there are mint on card Madballs being sold right now for prices ranging from $55 to $70* (the Head Popping Madballs especially have high prices**). I don’t really want all the decaying loose balls being sold with it tho, as I have my own decaying Madball to look after: a Screamin’ Meemi my dad had bought back in the 80s for “artistic reference”. I think it was the only one he could stand, due to it being the least gross (grossness being the stated reason for my not being allowed to get any). Meemi is now missing a large part of his nose and tongue, and resides on my bookshelf, along with some of the better ones from the 00’s revival.

The revival designs were pretty hit and miss for me. Repvile looks neither reptile nor vile. The redone Screamin’ Meemi looks awful. And why are Bash Brain and Wolf Breath red? Series three promised to include a revamp of Lock Lips, one of my favorite original 2nd series Madballs, and a new one called “Mosh Pitts”, but sadly, it has yet to surface. Ah well. Maybe I’ll just score a plastic Madballs soda cup instead.

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(How awesome is the package art on the Head Popping Madballs? Seriously, so cool.)

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