JEWELRY SET DETAILS:

  • MADE BY: The Tacky Snappers were produced and released by the Imperial Toy Corporation
  • PRODUCT NUMBER: Tacky Snappers are listed as 'No. 7270' in the Imperial toy catalog
  • MANUFACTURED IN: All Imperial toys, including Tacky Snappers, were manufactured in Taiwan
  • COPYRIGHT DATE: The copyright date on the Tacky Snapper packaging reads 1986
  • PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: Each Tacky Snapper package measures 5" x 8" (wxh).
  • COMPLETE SET: A complete set of Tacky Snapper consists of 6 different Garbage Pail Kids characters (on the plastic snapper)

At this time, I am unaware of how many Tacky Snappers were made by Imperial Toys, the Imperial Sell Sheet states 6 assorted Styles. One of the difficulties in figuring it out, is that the possibilities seem quite vast. Example, it is possible to obtain a Adam Bomb with a 'blue-sticky' as well as an Adam Bomb with a 'green-sticky', etc. Also, the targets seem to be randomly inserted. (I think a complete set would be assumed to be one of every character on the actual Tacky Snapper itself.)

Adam Bomb
Muggin' Megan
Lizard Liz

These Tacky Snappers consist of a 'Snapper' which is just a plastic character from OS1-OS3, and a string of sticky, stretchy, rubber...and a set of small targets which the user was intended to 'snap' up.

Up Chuck
Messy Tessie
Tongue Tied Tim

On the back of the packaging are instructions on how to use the product (which is rare, since the back of the majority of Imperial Toys products is blank.

Back (typical)

In December, 2014 I added a FULL BOX of Tacky Snappers to my collection. This is without a doubt one of the most cherished pieces in my collection. Not only is it the only one known to exist, but it also happens to be in amazing condition! (This thing is HUGE by the way...measuring over 18" wide!)

Full Box (front)
Full Box (back)