If you grew up in the 80s, chances are, you had at least a small collection of the most coveted trading cards on the playground and now your own kids can own a piece of the action. That’s right Garbage Pail Kids are coming back. But in a slightly different form.

Gaming company Jago Studios has just announced that it is developing a mobile video game based on the popular trading cards you knew and loved. The digital version of this throwback will be a role-playing game that was created in partnership with Topps, the company that issued the original trading cards that were manufactured and sold from 1985 to 1988. While Garbage Pail Kids are most synonymous with the 80s, Topps actually did begin releasing a new series of cards in 2003 and they are still sold around the world today.

No word yet on exactly how the game will work, but it will include the original characters of which there were over 600, in a battle-style game. “The game from Jago Studios will bring our Garbage Pail Kids to mobile devices around the world in a new way people haven’t had before,” said Ira Friedman, Vice President, Global Licensing at The Topps Company. “For fans from the ‘80s or the new generation just learning about the brand, virtually battling with GPK collectible cards offers a new mobile social experience that remains faithful to the irreverent heritage of Garbage Pail Kids.”

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There is no release date yet, but the game will be available soon for free-to-play download on iOs and Android devices.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Jelene via flickr 

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