IMPERIAL TOYS PENCIL BILLBOARDS
PENCIL BILLBOARD DETAILS:
Pencil Billboards were created by Imperial Toys in 1986 as part of their large Garbage Pail Kids-related toy line. There are 24 different characters on the Billboards. Couple the number of characters with the 3 different colors of plastic, and a 'complete set' would be nearly impossible to assemble.
Pencil Billboards were available to consumers in two different ways. They were sold individually from a large trashcan, or they also came in sets of 3 in blister packs. The blister packs featured three of the characters on three different colored billboards.
The trashcan is rather simple in design, made of clear plastic with a cardboard insert/lid. When closed, the lid reads 'Pencil Billboards' and contains information about how to collect and use the product. When open, the same information is displayed, however this time in French. Also, the cardboard has artwork on it that makes it look like the inside of a trashcan. The billboards themselves are just thrown in randomly into the can. These Pencil Billboards Trash Cans are EXTREMELY rare and never show up for sale. There are currently only 2 known to exist.